This Is What We Are For, This Is What We Are Against
by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.
For almost 12 years now, LRC has been on the hate parade of the plutocrats, the neocons, the banksters, the fascists. Those who glorify war, redistribution, empire, corporatism, and the police state, who live off their depredations, chew the rug when they read this site.
Given the stunning power imbalance, why can’t they just crush LRC? What Mises said really is true: ideas are more powerful than governments. Ideas are more powerful than smear artists and paid think tanks, shill media and hate-filled oil and financial barons. Our ideas can confound their knavish tricks, reveal their lies, show up their imperial nakedness.
As Rothbard shows, the State – as impregnable as it seems – depends on the consent of the governed. The parasites are few, the victims legion. If we withdraw our consent from the State, even the KGB collapses. See, for example, the anti-TSA revolution last fall, which LRC led. As long as we were saying No, the massed power of 50,000 blue shirts was foiled. We actually made them back down, and rope off many of their dangerous x-ray machines, and stop some of their feel-ups. Of course, the Transportation SA will start up again in 2011, but LRC will be there to give Janet Napolitano another hotfoot, if you make it possible.
In 2011, LRC has much work to do. After all, we helped give Ron Paul his internet presence, from the beginning of the site. When he decided to run for president, LRC announced it, and spread the Ron Paul news during the entire campaign. This year, whether Ron decides to run again, or to focus on ending the Fed, the business cycle, and fractional-reserve banksterism, through his subcommittee chairmanship, LRC will be at his side.