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Will The Memory Of The Tiananmen Square Tank Man Be Erased?

Will The Memory Of The Tiananmen Square Tank Man Be Erased?

Politicians, bureaucrats, and police use extortion and murder to control our lives. With the help of international mega corporations, they shut down avenues of communication and destroy memories of dissent.

This video is from the day after the Tiananmen Square Massacre.

There are very few people in China aware of this image and its history. There is more to this video that you don’t see in the first frames.

 

https://youtu.be/qq8zFLIftGk

He wasn’t wearing a mask and no one claims to know, if anyone knows, who he is. 

Was he pulled away from his defiance of a line of tanks by friends or government agents?

The power of one man’s actions were caught on Video, June 5, 1989.

Hundreds, maybe thousands of students were murdered the night before. Tens of thousands of students were protesting on June 4,1989 and many were slaughtered.

It’s difficult to know how many people are murdered by their government when we rely on government bureaucrats for official statistics.

The next day, this unknown man stood in front of and halted a line of tanks. Most of the photos show him standing in front of 1 to 4 tanks.

We never know how far our actions may stretch. Take a look at this one act of defiance. He stopped the entire line of tanks… Unfortunately not forever. But if you and I and our contacts share the images and videos, this single act of defiance may grow to inspire generations of people to refuse to be owned. 

https://youtu.be/qq8zFLIftGk
Tank Man Tiananmen Square – See the Video https://youtu.be/qq8zFLIftGk

There may be other overlooked heroes here as well: Whoever decided not to kill this man may be heroes too… Or they may have waited to do their worst when no one else could see.

Was it the tank crew? Had orders gone out to stop the killing by a higher official?

We will never know if and who protected this man with the courage to face down this long line of tanks.

For whatever reasons, there were no government sanctioned murders this day after all the legalized murders of the night before.

On occasion those with power over others decide, for whatever reason, to protect us from stupidity.

The famous quote, “Power Corrupts, Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely” was written by Lord Acton, an outspoken critic of Power Over Others.

His full title was:

John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton, 13th Marquess of Groppoli, KCVO, DL (10 January 1834 – 19 June 1902) was an English Catholic historian, politician, and writer. He was the only son of Sir Ferdinand Dalberg-Acton, 7th Baronet,[1] and a grandson of the Neapolitan admiral and prime minister Sir John Acton, 6th Baronet.[2][3] Between 1837 and 1869 he was known as Sir John Dalberg-Acton, 8th Baronet.

He was certainly among those born to Power.

He is perhaps best known for the remark, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men…”, which he made in a letter to an Anglican bishop.[4]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Dalberg-Acton,_1st_Baron_Acton

“Great men are almost always bad men” tends to be the forgotten part of the quote.

I assume Lord Acton meant, “Great Men” are defined as those praised in the press and history books. Academics and news teams overlook the corruption and stupidity of those with political power.

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Photo Gallery: Tiananmen Square, 1989

https://www.thoughtco.com/photo-gallery-tiananmen-square-1989-4123051

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25 years later, Tank Man lives on as a symbol of courage — just not in China

https://www.pri.org/stories/2014-06-05/25-years-later-tank-man-lives-outside-china-potent-symbol-courage-and-bravery

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Tank Man (also known as the Unknown Protester or Unknown Rebel) is the nickname of an unidentified Chinese man who stood in front of a column of tanks leaving Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989, the day after the Chinese military had suppressed the Tiananmen Square Protests with massacre. 

(Editor – Don’t you love how politicians who ordered the murders of hundreds or maybe thousands are defended with polite words like “suppressed”?),

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tank_Man

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Remember progress comes from those who quit doing things and thinking like everyone else.

Support the rebels when and where you can.

Thanks. Be Blessed.

 

 

 

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Politically Provided Monopoly Powers Murdered Small Business

Politically Provided Monopoly Powers Murdered Small Business For Profits & Power

Who else noticed that small businesses – which are difficult for bureaucrats to micro-manage – have been murdered for the benefit of mega-corporations and political power that has gone tyrannical? 

Here is one voice who has taken the time to highlight the numbers. A the saying goes, if you want to understand what is happening  “Follow the money.”

Most of us wouldn’t list 2020 as our best year. But you know who would? Amazon, Wal-Mart, Google, Apple, and a whole host of other big corporations who’ve seen their sales and stock prices soar amidst the pandemic.

Small businesses have been pummeled by excessive and insane governmental lockdowns of the economy. Experts warn that one third of small businesses could ultimately shut down for good, and hundreds of thousands have already done just that.

Meanwhile, Amazon’s sales increased 40 percent in the second quarter alone, while their stock price increased 97 percent. Apple hit a $2 trillion market cap, the first publicly traded company to do so, and reported nearly $60 billion in revenue. Since the pandemic began, Facebook’s stock rocketed up 85 percent, Google’s by 50 percent, Netflix by 63 percent, and Microsoft by 57 percent. All saw their revenues greatly increase compared to last year’s numbers as well.

The typical headlines have followed: The Rich Are Getting Richer During the Pandemic, How Billionaires Saw Their Net Worth Increase by Half A Trillion Dollars, and How Rich People Are Getting Richer During the Coronavirus. “Eat the rich,” a rallying cry against perceived inequality, appears all over Twitter, clothing items, and graffitied walls. And for many, the billionaires at the helms of successful corporations provide ready-made villains for society to dump its economic woes, righteous anger, and feelings of powerlessness onto.

The fault for this catastrophe does not rest on the corporations, and the anger many feel should be redirected towards the entity actually responsible for this situation.

 

To be sure, there is cause for indignation. Small businesses are the lifeblood of America. They comprise the majority of U.S. companies and employ nearly 50 percent of all our citizens. Not only are they an essential part of our economy though, they represent the American Dream – the idea that no matter who you are you can come here, work hard, do the right thing, and build something for yourself and your family.

There is no value more prized than that dream in our society, and small businesses are the tangible iteration of that ideal. To see these businesses and their owners so casually trampled on by our politicians strikes at the very soul of our nation. Millions of Americans are out of work, many others have lost everything they’ve worked to build with little to no recourse. The dream has become a nightmare.

But the fault for this catastrophe does not rest on the corporations, and the anger many feel should be redirected towards the entity actually responsible for this situation: the government.

 
 

From the very beginning of the pandemic, government stacked the deck in favor of some companies to the detriment of others. First, they arbitrarily decided which businesses were essential and which could be forced to close. In order to keep people in their homes, which the science shows was never effective at preventing the contagion in the first place, the government had to allow tech businesses to operate at full capacity. Without Netflix, Amazon, and UberEats, few would have agreed to stay in their homes for weeks on end. To a large extent, these big businesses deserve the boom they’ve experienced because they did provide essential needs for people during a crisis. That’s a market response that should be praised.

But, there were many other businesses who could have provided similar services and were not allowed to because the government deemed them non-essential. Part of this is due to the fact the larger companies had the capacity to rev up their delivery abilities, but part of this is because they spend millions of dollars lobbying politicians to ensure they always receive carve outs from the worst government policies.

Not only did government persecute certain businesses to the benefit of others, it also provided incentives, handouts, and other pork in the CARES Act that continued to favor big business. Twenty-five percent of the initial $2 trillion (remember, those are your tax dollars) went to big business, with $58 billion going to the airlines alone and another $17 billion to the military-industrial complex giant, Boeing.

Only $350 billion was earmarked for small businesses, and of that, $243 million “accidentally” went to large companies instead – leading some companies to return the money over the ensuing outrage. All in all, only 5 percent of the first round of PPP loans reached small businesses.

If we want to address inequality and create a fair playing field, we must stand against these types of government handouts the next time temptation strikes.

 

F.A. Hayek once said, “Laws must be general, equal, and certain.” When government intervenes in the economy, it rarely ends up impacting all business owners equally. Most often they end up benefiting those who already have connections and means in the first place.

The free market isn’t perfect. Even without government interference in the economy, many businesses would have been hurt by the pandemic as consumers chose to stay home or purchase alternative services. But at least the system would not have been rigged against the little guy. All businesses should have had the chance to innovate, respond to the emergency, and try their best to stay afloat. It should have been up to consumers, not the government, which ones succeeded or failed.

Cronyism isn’t capitalism, it’s a perversion of the free market and only possible at the hands of government. If we want to address inequality and create a fair playing field, we must stand against these types of government handouts the next time temptation strikes.

 Hannah Cox

Hannah Cox
Hannah Cox is a libertarian-conservative writer, commentator, and activist. She’s a Newsmax Insider and a Contributor to The Washington Examiner.

This article was originally published on FEE.org. Read the original article.

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Deserved Slavery | No Such Thing

Choices In Glass Are Not In The Other

Deserved Slavery | No Such Thing!

Choices In One Glass Are Not In The Other -Deserved Slavery | No Such Thing
Deserved Slavery | No Such Thing – Choices In One Glass Are Not In The Other… Politics Is The Art & Science Of Stealing Choices For Someone Else’s Benefit While  Rewarding the Thief & Crew –                        (Image by Jasmin Sessler from Pixabay)

Deserved Slavery | No Such Thing!

Deserved Slavery | No Such Thing?… The idea that we can deserve slavery because we have not been aggressive enough by someone else’s judgement is simply whacky.

We are responsible for our immediate space. What we do ripples outward to create our world… Or sometimes just islands of sanity. Join us now please.

Shoulda, woulda, coulda, are not actionable, simple, nor effective approaches to change our worlds.

If I don’t like the way the world is going, my best bet is to create simple and easy to implement choices that help me and others increase our command and control over our own lives.

As Larry Dodge, co-founder of the Fully Informed Jury Association, stated, “Power is like two glasses with enough water to fill one. Whatever is in one glass is not in the other. If you increase what is in your glass, you decrease what is in the other.”

When we assert our own power, no matter how small the amount, we drain the power of the POO Elite to abuse, murder, steal, and extort others.

Remember Power Over Others (POO) Corrupts and Makes Stupid Too.

Visit our POO Axiom Page

Manipulators encourage us to contest for officially approved seats of POO> They want us to destroy our time, energy, networks, imaginations, money and more to try to win the POO they use and abuse.

The only Lasting Innovation for Individual Freedom is to increase our Personal Power. 

Power Over Ourselves (Individual Freedom [IF]) creates Innovation, Abundance, and all the Other Blessings of Freedom for All.

One start is to join our lists. Share and learn.

Do what you can today to increase your personal freedom… Because when we promote and protect Individual Freedom, we take the only single action you or I can take that blesses every individual and worthwhile project on the planet at the same time. 

May You Live Long, Free, & Blessed,

Don Winfield for TheFreedomPlot.com

PS – If you don’t know. Individual Jurors have the power to protect us from abuse of power. Honorable jurors accept a responsibility to do so. Juries Are For Justice. Honorable Jurors find and follow the guidance of their highest, best selves with or without the judge’s permission. Deserved Slavery | No Such Thing – not even if a judge says we must obey our rulers.

PPS – You and I are sources to create Innovations and Individual Freedom for all, right now.

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Money Ain’t Wealth

Money Ain’t Wealth

Money Ain't Wealth
Money Ain’t Wealth

Wealth is not abundance.

Free Market Money is a unicorn that power mongers seek to control or kill for their own benefit.

OK –

Money isn’t wealth. It’s a tool.

Sometimes, money may have value of its own, like gold, silver, diamonds, jewelry,

Free market money is anything that 2 or more people agree to use as a medium of exchange using innovation to provide as many benefits from their choices as possible.

Force or fraud disqualify any money as Free Market Money.

Wealth is what you or I own or control.

Abundance is the appreciation of what we have. Wealth without abundance creates needs and not blessings.

Bryce McBride provides an excellent article to stimulate questions and thinking in the Mises Wire Article from the Mises Foundation.

Stop Confusing Money with Wealth

…The fact that this (Ed: printing money creates wealth) seems reasonable to many people stems from a common and understandable misconception: namely, that money is wealth. After all, aren’t people with a lot of money considered wealthy? However, while wealth and money are often found together, they are very different in their character and importance…

…”Money is a tool. It performs a useful service when it facilitates the exchange of different forms of wealth. However, it is not wealth. Under our current monetary system, though, the power of money has grown to the point where it is no longer a servant of wealth but instead its master and destroyer. Given this, the continued and accelerated creation of money, while sold as a means by which we might create a better society, is more likely to lead us in precisely the opposite direction.”

Bryce McBride

Follow the link and read the entire short article. It’s worth our time to remind ourselves of some basics on money and wealth when politicians, profiteers, and news media sprout nonsense nonstop to confuse and create stress. Stress is a toxic brain fog… TFP

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