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#10 Ron Paul and His Bizarre AIDS Theories

Long before Q-Anon slithered onto the landscape with lies and craziness, Ron Paul was peddling conspiracy theories and social conservatism and calling it “libertarian.” If you think Marjorie Taylor Greene is nuts—and she is—remember this from Ron: “Threats or no threats, I’ve laid bare the coming race war in our big cities. The federal-homosexual cover-up on AIDS (my training as a physician helped me see through this one.) The Bohemian Grover-perverted, pagan playground of the powers. Skull & Bones: the demonic fraternity that includes George Bush and leftist Senator John Kerry, Congress’s Mr. New Money. The Israeli lobby, which plays Congress like a cheap harmonica.”

#9 The Three Trials of Hans Scholl

Hans Scholl gave his life resisting the Nazis and was the founder and force behind the White Rose resistance group. His surviving family hide the truth about the group—Hans realized the Nazis were totally evil after he was arrested for a same-sex relationship he had. He was put on trial for the crime of being gay. His second trial was when he was charged with anti-Nazis activities and sentenced to be beheaded by the Nazis. The third trial is one endured by his reputation as an amateur historian has tried to smear Hans, and the entire Scholl family, as sex perverts. His relationship as a teen, with another teen only slightly younger than he, has been falsely betrayed as child molestation, while the author also implies he slept with his sister.

#8 When Mass Killers Meet Armed Resistance and When They Don’t

In Orlando a gay club was attacked by a shooter. No one inside was armed but police were on the way. The killer inside was shooting people one by one, but outside police sat and waited. For hours the killer systematically sought out patrons who were in hiding and executed them while the police did nothing. But in case after case mass killers found their plans thwarted when they run into a victim who is armed and resists. Yet news accounts often leave out the fact that armed resistance stopped the attack.

#7 The Brutal Truth About Ron Paul

Our previous expose on Ron Paul discussed his insane theories about AIDS but this post looks at his conspiracy theories in a wider context. Paul, with the help of Murray Rothbard and Lew Rockwell, was the first politician in recent years to actively work with the lunatic Right and encourage their racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, conspiracy theories, etc. They consciously decided to stoke the furnaces of hate and helped create the disaster we face today from these fringes.

#6 The Enemies of Individualism: Conservatism, Collectivism and Tribalism

Traditional conservatism is not now and never has been a true ally to classical liberalism. Liberalism was about the individual while conservatism has always been a herd animal, promoting the collective not the individual. It preached conformity while individualism is inherently about diversity.

#5 What Milton Friedman Actually Said About Illegal Immigration

Conservatives and some of their even more disgusting allies have taken to selectively quoting Milton Friedman in regards to immigration. Typically they use a couple of sentences out of context and then avoid his conclusion which supports immigration.

#4 Ayn Rand, Nietzsche and the Purposeless Monster

A smear-monger on the extreme Left claimed Ayn Rand was a sociopath who “worshiped a notorious serial murderer-dismemberer.” His smear actually got worse. Just as conservatives distorted what Friedman said about immigration, this writer distorted what Rand wrote to achieve his goal. He quoted out of context and left out all points of clarification that Rand wrote in order to distort the facts to support his smear. This post also looks at Rand’s philosophical evolution and why she rejected Nietzsche.

#3 Reagan and HIV: Truth or Myth?

The claim goes that Reagan refused to say the word AIDS and some even assert he cut spending on AIDS research. Of course, there was no spending on AIDS research to cut when he became president and contrary to the claim he did speak about AIDS and released statements about it long before he is credited with doing so. The first cases of AIDS were identified in mid 1981 and the Reagan budget had $8m allocated to AIDS research before groups like AmFar and ACT-UP were even founded. By 83 the administration increased the AIDS budget to $44m, then $103m, then $205m and by Reagan’s last budget it was $1.6 billion in total! What is often ignored is how many of the more radical gay groups were openly dismissing AIDS as a problem at the time the federal government was first funding research.

#2 The Demented Politics of the New Zealand Terrorist

The Right-wing terrorist who attacked the mosques in Christchurch also combined some bizarre theories from the radical environmental movement to his own agenda. He despised the United States for practicing “the cult of the individual” instead of preaching conformity and racial superiority. He said evil capitalists were “greed-filled bastards” for supporting immigration and that free trade and free markets must be discouraged.

#1 Why You Shouldn’t Donate to the Salvation Army — Ever!

With well over 100,000 viewers this post is our #1 favorite. People often assume the Salvationists are a charity, but in truth, they are an ultra-right wing religious group that pushes an agenda of social conservatism, not individual rights.

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