Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Against Homosexuality and Homosexualism

The ("secular") argument against homosexuality is quite simple:

Homosexuality is a matter of choice, but choices can be good or bad, right or wrong, and what worse judgment can be shown in what more profound matter than engaging in mating behavior with members of one's own sex?

And it is worth recalling with regard to this matter of homosexual judgment that the reason for the explosion of AIDS through the American male homosexual subpopulation was due to the shocking promiscuity and contempt for "safe sex"—if you can call what homosexuals do "sex"—of that subpopulation . . . .

Which explosion not only ravaged that subpopulation but put the entire American population at risk through the epidemiological amplification of HIV involved and its consequent amplified introduction into the national blood and blood-product supplies . . . .

But if homosexuality were involuntary, what neuropathology could be more profound than that which so profoundly interfered with such a central biological function as mating?

None of this means anything to the the American homosexualists—the political homosexuals and their fellow-travelers, mostly pseudo-liberals in the "Democratic" wing of the American Corporate Plutocratic Party—who are making it ever clearer that for them there can be no middle ground between criminalization of homosexuality or complete homosexualization of America.

Bonus observation: "Gender" is what you prate about when you want to invent more than two sexes without contradiction from biology.

Keywords: doctor-state, homosexualism, homosexuality, moralism, pseudoliberalism

Monday, May 17, 2010

Is the American Drug War a Failure?

In 1970, hippies were smoking pot and dropping acid. Soldiers were coming home from Vietnam hooked on heroin. Embattled President Richard M. Nixon seized on a new war he thought he could win.

"This nation faces a major crisis in terms of the increasing use of drugs, particularly among our young people," Nixon said as he signed the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act. The following year, he said: "Public enemy No. 1 in the United States is drug abuse. In order to fight and defeat this enemy, it is necessary to wage a new, all-out offensive."

His first drug-fighting budget was $100 million. Now it's $15.1 billion, 31 times Nixon's amount even when adjusted for inflation.

Using Freedom of Information Act requests, archival records, federal budgets and dozens of interviews with leaders and analysts, the AP tracked where that money went, and found that the United States repeatedly increased budgets for programs that did little to stop the flow of drugs. In 40 years, taxpayers spent more than:

_ $20 billion to fight the drug gangs in their home countries. In Colombia, for example, the United States spent more than $6 billion, while coca cultivation increased and trafficking moved to Mexico — and the violence along with it.

_ $33 billion in marketing "Just Say No"-style messages to America's youth and other prevention programs. High school students report the same rates of illegal drug use as they did in 1970, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says drug overdoses have "risen steadily" since the early 1970s to more than 20,000 last year.

_ $49 billion for law enforcement along America's borders to cut off the flow of illegal drugs. This year, 25 million Americans will snort, swallow, inject and smoke illicit drugs, about 10 million more than in 1970, with the bulk of those drugs imported from Mexico.

_ $121 billion to arrest more than 37 million nonviolent drug offenders, about 10 million of them for possession of marijuana. Studies show that jail time tends to increase drug abuse.

_ $450 billion to lock those people up in federal prisons alone. Last year, half of all federal prisoners in the U.S. were serving sentences for drug offenses.

At the same time, drug abuse is costing the nation in other ways. The Justice Department estimates the consequences of drug abuse — "an overburdened justice system, a strained health care system, lost productivity, and environmental destruction" — cost the United States $215 billion a year.


The author of this article and others conclude here that the Drug War is a failure, since it has failed miserably to reduce drug use and cost and has had and has an immense cost in money and lives.

But what they don't understand is that the avid interest of the American Corporate Plutocracy in funding Prohibition, including the Drug War and the Tobacco War, has nothing to do with any actual reduction of drinking, drug use, tobacco use, costs to America one way or the other involved, etc.:

It's all about the American Corporate Plutocracy using American theocrats and psychosociocrats and the mixed Police and Doctor State violence they so live for to divide, divert and harry the working-people of America.

And with regard to that most fundamental of all reasons for the insanely lush American funding of Prohibition, including the Drug War and the Tobacco War, Prohibition, including the Drug War and the Tobacco War, has been and continues to be a resounding success.

And here's a question the author of the above article didn't ask, but every thinking American ought to:

"Why don't liquor-importers tommy-gun each other any more?"

Keywords: Drug War, moralism, plutocracy, Prohibition, psychosociocracy, theocracy, Tobacco War, totalitarian studies

Monday, May 03, 2010

Australia Succumbs to Tobacco Warrior Subversion

SYDNEY (AFP) – Australia on Thursday said it would become the world's first country to ban logos and branding on cigarette packets, sparking a furious response from the tobacco industry.

Cigarettes will be sold in plain, standardised packages carrying large, graphic warnings against smoking -- and the brand name in small print -- from 2012, under proposed new legislation.

The government also sharply raised taxes on cigarettes by 25 percent from midnight on Thursday, adding about two dollars (1.85 US) to a packet of 30, with the proceeds ploughed in to healthcare.

"Cigarettes are not cool, cigarettes kill people," said Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

"This will be the most hardline regime for cigarette packaging anywhere in the world," he added.

Dear Prime Minister Rudd:

I assume that you are moral, honest and rational.

I therefore ask you to consider the following:

If A causes B, then B will follow A, and if A occurs one hundred times, then B will follow one hundred times, following one hundred percent of the time.

Are you with me so far?

Now please divide the number of cases of any ill effect you say is caused by smoking by the total number of smokers, multiply by one hundred, and look at the percentage of succession that you get:

How close is it to one hundred percent? or ninety? or seventy-five? or fifty? or . . . ?

That's right, the claims of the Tobacco Warriors with regard to the health effects of smoking are completely fraudulent.

That's because Prohibition, including the Drug War and the Tobacco War, is Christian Theocratic in origin, intent, support and effect, serviced by the kinds of "professionals" that no such totalitarian campaign ever has any difficulty in recruiting, especially from among the ranks of the "professionals" of the totalitarian pseudoscience psychology and related totalitarian pseudomedicine psychiatry, which have battened on and feasted fat off Prohibition, Drug War and Tobacco War.

And all of the above practically specialize in causal claims where the alleged effects follow the alleged causes far far less than one hundred percent of the time, and as often as not even less than one percent (see "second-hand smoking" and "third-hand smoking").

Do you really want to allow such totalitarians to subvert Australian law?

Do you really want to go down in history with and as one of them?

And guess who such "punitive taxes" ("punishment" without benefit of trial) hurt most, working people or the wealthy?

Do you Australians really want to be like the American regime, oppressing, robbing and harassing working-people every possible way you can?

John Kennard

Keywords: correlationism, Drug War, moralism, plutocracy, Prohibition, psychosociocracy, theocracy, Tobacco War, totalitarian studies

Saturday, May 01, 2010

JDK on Usenet

I've used Usenet, the oldest, largest and most powerful Net-forum, a little from time to time, mostly for notifications, as myself (heh), mostly via the unsatisfactory Google Groups web-interface:

jdkennard@gmail.com or tuwomit@johnkennard.com

JDK on Twitter

I've mostly been following the Iran debacle, where reformists have been doing their best to prevent actual revolution against the appalling IRG State (plutocracy with a top-dressing of theocracy) there:


Marches and protests are one thing, but where all other roads to change have been blocked, revolution requires force.