Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom described how personal freedoms are progressively eroded by the state in the name of the common good.
His warning is more associated with totalitarianism and dictatorships, than modern democracies, but the statist attitudes he warned about still apply today and lead to the same loss of personal freedom and increase of state control. In the main, the serfs are patient and tolerant of their masters, but in a democracy, the establishment behind the state risks being challenged. And that has happened twice this year, first with Brexit and now with Trump in America.
This is so irresponsible.
CNN played video of the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan while talking about president-elect Donald Trump.
President Ronald Reagan was shot in March 1981 by deranged would-be assassin John Hinckley Jr.
The 2016 election will be remembered as perhaps the most contentious election in modern American history, and things often got extremely angry and bitter on a personal level. If you spend much time on Facebook or Twitter you know exactly what I am talking about. The vitriol on social media has been off the charts, and there are some people that are actually unfriending anyone that supported the candidate that they were against. This election has also torn apart families, friends and even entire churches. Relationships that took decades to build in some cases are now permanently shattered because of fighting over Trump and Clinton.
Personally, I couldn’t imagine choosing never to talk to a family member or a close friend ever again because of a political disagreement. Trump and Clinton are only temporary, but your family will always be your family. Sadly, we live in a nation where strife, discord, bitterness and resentment are all running rampant, and unforgiveness has become a national pastime.
To a chemist, soap is what you get when you boil down the sodium salts of fatty acids. To you and I, it’s just soap – known mostly for removing dirt from grimy hands or washing clothes and dishes.
Here are a few other uses for soap…
Keep your fingernails clean: While you’re working in the garden or potting plants, scrape your fingernails over a bar of soap to collect slivers underneath them. This will prevent dirt from caking under your nails and the soap washes out easily.
Keep bugs off plants: Soap works as an insect repellent and can protect your plants from being eaten by bugs. Mix soap with water until it’s sudsy, then put the water solution in a bottle and spray the underside of plant leaves.
What a difference a day makes… We went from the possibility of the election of Trump being the end of the world to instead being a major catalyst for a major stock market advance. Did anything that major really change? Craig Hemke thinks not and that you still need to be prepared. The debt is out of control and shows no signs of being tamed. And are the Chinese dumping US Debt? What’s next for gold and silver?
Click HERE to Listen
Cities in Switzerland are considering banning the distribution of the Koran in an attempt to crack down on radical Salafists proselytising on the streets.
Swiss authorities have been pushed to act after the German government launched raids on 200 sites in a probe against Salafist group “The True Religion” on Tuesday.
Known for its controversial “Lies!” (or “Read!”, in English) programme, in which the organisation hands out German copies of a strict traditionalist version of the Koran, the group have also been active in Switzerland for several years.
As Chuck Palahniuk once wrote, “On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone will drop to zero.” If you’ve listened much to Stephen Hawking over the last decade, you may get the feeling our own timeline isn’t going to be very long. In recent years, the celebrated cosmologist has come out with progressively more dire warnings for the human race.
In his latest observation, Hawking told Britain’s Oxford University Union: