Antagoniste


16 avril 2009

Hommage aux paradis fiscaux (III) Économie En Vidéos International

Tout ce que les médias n’ont jamais osé vous dire sur les paradis fiscaux:

S’il y a des paradis fiscaux, c’est nécessairement parce qu’il y a aussi des enfers fiscaux.

Et par définition, la job d’un politicien consiste à faire de nos vies un enfer…


16 avril 2009

La résistance Économie En Vidéos États-Unis Hétu Watch Récession

Dans une envolée lyrique remarquable, l'ennemi public numéro 1 de Richard Hétu explique ce que sont les "Tea Parties":

Ce n’est pas dans notre société sclérosée par la pensée unique que l’on risque de voir ce genre de démonstration populaire !


16 avril 2009

Médecine socialiste (VII) Canada Économie En Chiffres États-Unis

Aux États-Unis, on paye pour avoir des soins de santé, mais en retour on a droit à un service de bien meilleure qualité:

Médecine socialiste

Pas mal pour un système auquel personne n'aurait accès…

Source:
National Bureau of Economic Research
Health Status, Health Care and Inequality: Canada vs. the U.S.


16 avril 2009

Êtes-vous un terroriste ? Coup de gueule États-Unis Gauchistan Terrorisme

La dernière trouvaille du gouvernement américain ? Faire passer les libertariens pour de dangereux terroristes.

Voici un extrait d’un document préparé par le « Department of Homeland Security » et remis à tous les corps policiers:

Department of Homeland Security

Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely.

Rightwing extremists are harnessing this historical election as a recruitment tool. Many rightwing extremists are antagonistic toward the new presidential administration and its perceived stance on a range of issues, including immigration and citizenship, the expansion of social programs to minorities, and restrictions on firearms ownership and use.

Pour le gouvernement américain, tous ceux qui sont en faveur d’un petit gouvernement, bref, tous ceux qui ne sont pas d’accord avec les politiques de Barack Obama, ne valent pas mieux que les membres du KKK. Ceux qui ont un minimum de culture politique auront compris que les libertariens sont aux antipodes des groupes racistes.

Voici comment Ayn Rand décrivait ce fléau:

Ayn Rand

« Racism is the lowest, most crudely primitive form of collectivism. It is the notion of ascribing moral, social or political significance to a man’s genetic lineage—the notion that a man’s intellectual and characterological traits are produced and transmitted by his internal body chemistry. Which means, in practice, that a man is to be judged, not by his own character and actions, but by the characters and actions of a collective of ancestors.

Racism claims that the content of a man’s mind (not his cognitive apparatus, but its content) is inherited; that a man’s convictions, values and character are determined before he is born, by physical factors beyond his control. This is the caveman’s version of the doctrine of innate ideas—or of inherited knowledge—which has been thoroughly refuted by philosophy and science. Racism is a doctrine of, by and for brutes. It is a barnyard or stock-farm version of collectivism, appropriate to a mentality that differentiates between various breeds of animals, but not between animals and men.

Like every form of determinism, racism invalidates the specific attribute which distinguishes man from all other living species: his rational faculty. Racism negates two aspects of man’s life: reason and choice, or mind and morality, replacing them with chemical predestination. »

En assimilant les libertariens aux groupes suprémacistes/terroristes pour pouvoir les mettre sous haute surveillance, l’Administration Obama ressuscite le McCarthisme. Même l’Administration Bush n’a pas osé descendre aussi bas pour diaboliser ses critiques.


16 avril 2009

Pour et par le peuple Économie États-Unis Philosophie Revue de presse

Wall Street Journal

Tax Day Becomes Protest Day
The Wall Street Journal

Yesterday American taxpayers in more than 300 locations in all 50 states hold rallies — dubbed « tea parties » — to protest higher taxes and out-of-control government spending. What’s most striking about the tea-party movement is that most of the organizers haven’t ever organized, or even participated, in a protest rally before. General disgust has drawn a lot of people off the sidelines and into the political arena, and they are already planning for political action after the « tea parties ».

The good news for Republicans is that, while the Republican Party flounders in its response to the Obama presidency and its programs, millions of Americans are getting organized on their own. The bad news is that those Americans, despite their opposition to President Obama’s policies, aren’t especially friendly to the GOP. When Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele asked to speak at the Chicago tea party, his request was politely refused by the organizers: « With regards to stage time, we respectfully must inform Chairman Steele that RNC officials are welcome to participate in the rally itself, but we prefer to limit stage time to those who are not elected officials, both in Government as well as political parties. This is an opportunity for Americans to speak, and elected officials to listen, not the other way around. »

Likewise, I spoke to an organizer for the Knoxville tea party who said that no « professional politicians » were going to be allowed to speak, and he made a big point of saying that the protest wasn’t an anti-Obama protest, it was an anti-establishment protest. I’ve heard similar things from tea-party organizers in other cities, too. Though critics will probably try to write the tea parties off as partisan publicity stunts, they’re really a post-partisan expression of outrage.