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John Seiler

John Seiler

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What the Democratic Candidates Reveal to Us So Far

  We’re far enough along in the election process to sum up what the Democratic Party candidates stand for: Foreign Policy. Except for Tulsi Gabbard, Andrew Yang (sort of) and Bernie Sanders, all the candidates want a return to the globalist, interventionist policies that reigned before Trump. Especially indicative was their rejection – again excepting those three – of Trump meeting with Korean Boss Kim Jong at the DMZ. Typical was Elizabeth Warren’s war whoop, “Our President shouldn’t be squandering American influence on photo ops and exchanging love letters with a ruthless dictator. Instead, we should be dealing with North...

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Independence Day 2019: Just Say No to Monarchy

If you’ve been in the conservative game even a short time, you know some comrades who want to return to monarchy. Even some libertarians. Maybe the best reasoning comes from Hans-Herman Hoppe, the anarcho-libertarian and disciple of Murray Rothbard. His argument was made at length in “Democracy: The God that Failed.” There’s an 11-minute YouTube of him explaining his theory here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUzkZaD1xDs The problem with these arguments is we don’t live in the colonies of 1776 or the Habsburg Empire of 1900. We live in a time when the regnant form of government is not democracy, republicanism or monarchy, but...

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President Tulsi?

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is my favorite Democratic presidential candidate. Ironically, she would have a much better chance of gaining the Dem nomination if President Trump ignored her advice and invaded Iran. But he’s not going to do that. At most, he might bomb a couple installations. He’s negotiating with the Ayatollah. If these presidential campaigns made any sense, most of the discussions would be about foreign policy. That’s because a new president, upon taking the Oath of Office, immediately is given the Nuclear Football – actually a black briefcase – containing the nuclear launch codes. And he is...

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Yes, Andrew Yang Has a $12,000 Yearly Bonanza for You

One of the benefits of the presidential primaries is ideas sometimes percolate to the surface. That’s the case with Andrew Yang and his $1,000 monthly Universal Income. Every citizen, from Jeff Bezos, worth $100 billion (after the divorce), and the homeless guy on the street corner would get a bank deposit of $1,000 a month. This is an old idea. Back in 1972, Democratic Nominee George McGovern promised $1,000 a year to everybody. According to the government’s inflation calculator, that comes to $6,218, about half Yang’s amount. But if you go by the price of gold, it was $72 in...

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Don Kavanaughlone Gets His Revenge

Last month, the Democrats’ newly restored majority in the House voted to obey their tech masters and bring back Net (Non-) Neutrality, with the misnamed Save the Internet Act.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Twitter, of course represents San Francisco and is a co-sponsor, as are Eschoo and others in the ApplePay pockets of the tech titans.So these Digital Dictators are not independent of the government, but meshed tightly with it.

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President Bernie?

Here’s something weird about Bernie Sanders’ campaign: If he pulled our troops home from abroad and canceled dumb military projects like the F-35 – called the $1.4 Trillion National Disaster – he would have plenty of money for his other projects: covering all those without medical insurance, free college for everybody and jobs training for anyone. There would be no need for imposing new taxes on “the wealthy.”

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Ending Electoral College Would Dissolve Democratic Party

But here’s something else: If the Electoral College ever were replaced with a “direct democracy” – assuming it ever could work in such a massive, polyglot, multiethnic polity as this one – that would dissolve the Democratic Party itself. Dems remain steamed Hillary won the popular vote in 2016, but lost the EC to The Orange Monster; Al Gore achieved the same in 2000 in his infamous “hanging chad” loss to George W. Bush.

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Trump-Putin Summit on Elbe Day 2020?

I don’t know if any Trump administration people read Fleming.Foundation. But if so, a great idea would be for the president to hold three summits with Putin in the next year: first in Washington, then in Moscow, then the culmination on the Elbe River on April 25, 2020, to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Elbe Day. That’s when American and Soviet/Russian forces met on the Elbe River. It was five days before Hitler blew his Nazi brains out in the Berlin bunker. Here’s the iconic photo: Trump and Putin meeting practically over Shicklgruber’s ashes also would taunt those who continue...

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Joe Biden’s Hoax Campaign

Biden has a dilemma. He has to win the Democratic primaries, which means winning the “intersectional” struggle. But then in the general election Working Class Joe, as he likes to be called even though now he’s wealthy, has to win back all those working-class Democrats he grew up with in Scranton, Pa. until he was 10, then in Delaware, before being absorbed into the Establishment. 

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She Don’t Got You – Cher’s Celebrity Hypocrisy

Like all Southern Californians, I’m working on a screenplay. The latest is titled “Che and Cher.” It’s about a fictional meeting in 1965 when Che Guevara divines deep meaning in the new hit “I Got You Babe,” and, avoiding CIA hit teams, sneaks up to Hollywood to meet Cher.  Not Sonny. Just kidding. If you are unfortunate enough to live in Southern California, the media are even more saturated with celebrity nonsense than the national media. Along with high taxes, it’s one of the things we have to put up with to enjoy the soporific weather. One of the latest...