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Walter E. Williams

I lost a good friend today. For over 30 years, we talked on and off the air, stayed in each other's homes, dined out with our wives, argued about wines, guns and agreed on everything political. He called the morning after Connie died to give us the sad news. Lots of better memories will help deal his loss. I'm happy I was able to memorialize our first radio chat; Story 37 in my "50 Stories" book.  Here is one of our last podcast from "Judging Freedom", recorded right after the 2016 election of President Trump.    

Friend Jim

Author Jim Bovard and I go back a few decades. Our initial on-air conversations were about his seminal works, "Lost Rights" and "Freedom in Chains". More books and more conversations followed. Over the intervening years, Jim's work hasn't improved; he was always at the top of his game. But the reasoning has seasoned and the edge has become keener. His message has never been clearer - or more urgent. BW Will Democracy’s Myths Doom Liberty? The Supreme Court declared in 1943, “There is no mysticism in the American concept of the State or of the nature or origin of its authority." In reality, the cardinal doctrines of contemporary democracy are layer upon layer of mystical claptrap. The phrases which consecrate democracy seep into many Americans’ minds like buried hazardous waste. If Joe Biden wins the presidential election, voters will be told that our political system is redeemed: the “will of the people” is now clear, Biden will rule with “the consent o

Smart Fighting

 T he state has forced significant changes to our lives which means we need to make significant changes to deal with it. We can't continue as if nothing has happened. We need to make fundamental changes to the way we live on a daily basis. It used to be fairly safe to go about your business in public by yourself but not anymore. New risks have been created by these political restrictions that make even going grocery shopping a potential crime. Millions of people all in the same place on a single day yelling, screaming, chanting, holding signs doesn't tax the state's resources, it accomplishes nothing except to give the people a chance to discharge their frustration. Their enforcers simply coral everyone and then abuse and arrest them. We need to start working together, going out in small groups, pooling our resources like an insurance pool, to minimize the risk for any one individual. Instead of ten million people in one place on one day, a million groups of ten everywhere,

A Timely Reminder

Originally posted just a few months ago, the crumbling of society has accelerated, exacerbated by an aggressively emboldened - or increasingly desperate - MSM to mis- and disinform anyone attempting to pay attention via their "News". Feel free to share with your friends, especially those having trouble with discernment. BW When searching for the reason why things go wrong, stop when you get to the Media. The Media is our Teacher. It's the whole world's teacher.    Everything we learn, we learn from the Media. With screens, cameras, actors and glib, well-coiffed hosts, radio and TV signals, cable, microwave, publishing, the all-powerful Internet with its own 'social media', it instructs us hourly, daily, weekly, month in, year out. The classroom is anywhere; it's ubiquitous. Class is in session even when school is closed. The course are Obedience, Submission, Conformity, Regimentation. There is no 'graduation'. There is no individual achievement, on

Dear Dr Fauci

NOTE: Linked below is the most comprehensive, direct, factual and professional peer-to-peer confrontation of Dr. Anthony Fauci I've seen. It's long. It poses direct questions to Fauci that likely reflect the same questions you have had - but not answered. There is no way this Open Letter can be construed as "conspiracy theory" or the product of a "special interest group" with a profit motive similar to the purported connections between Fauci and Bill Gates. Take the few minutes it will require to read and adsorb the entire piece. Yes, there are a few "medical" terms but nothing that will obscure the totality of the gauntlet thrown at the feet of Dr. Fauci. His various, often oblique or contradictory pronouncements taken as 'gospel' by power-crazed politicians have killed thousands, ruined businesses, even entire cities. Demand answers by writing directly to him directly and your various representatives. Share this with everyone yo

The Color of Crime

In the Age of BLM, here are some stats you may find informative - maybe even useful: • Black males age 18-35 years of age are only 1.8% of the U.S. population, yet have committed 52% of homicides from 1980-2008. Black males (all ages) are only 6% of the U.S. population, yet commit 46% of all violent crimes, and 50% of the gun homicides. If Blacks were removed from the equation, the U.S. gun homicide rate would be equal to Great Britain's, who have some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the world. • The Black homicide rate is 17 per 100,000, a rate over 9x that of the White rate, and comparable to some of those most murderous countries in the world. If the homicide rate for the U.S. were the White-only rate, the homicide rate would drop 84%, making the U.S. rate comparable to European countries. • According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics 2018 survey of criminal victimization, there were 593,598 interracial violent victimizations (ex

Where Did "Authority" Come From?

After six months of this virus clearly demonstrating that it is no more dangerous than any other, the draconian government restrictions are not only continuing, they are being heightened to WWII level Nazi style abuse. Curfews, walking papers, mandatory masks for healthy people, trace apps on your phone, social isolation. And if you are caught out without your muzzle or after hours you will be punished by the authorities. But why are they "the authorities"? How did they acquire authority that the rest of us don't have? What makes them so special that they can legitimately rule our lives like this? I'm not referring to the current crop of known liars, connivers and baby kissers, I'm referring to the institution. It doesn't matter who is running it, people still refer to it as "the authorities" and act as if it's a mortal sin to disobey them. You know how that institution was created? Some people just like you and me sat down at a table, wrote a pi

The Search is Over

When searching for the reason why things go wrong, stop when you get to the Media. The Media is our Teacher. It's the whole world's teacher.  Everything we learn, we learn from the Media. With screens, cameras, actors and glib, well-coiffed hosts, radio and TV signals, cable, microwave, publishing, the all-powerful Internet with its own 'social media', it instructs us hourly, daily, weekly, month in, year out. The classroom is anywhere; it's ubiquitous. Class is in session even when school is closed. The course are Obedience, Submission, Conformity, Regimentation. There is no 'graduation'. There is no individual achievement, only the 'Greater Good'.   "We're all in this together" is our motto. The Media teaches unquestioning obedience through Fear based on Ignorance, the greatest, most effective motivational tools ever; critical thinking is forbidden. Distortion and disinformation construct the new and ever-changing 'norma

The Perfect Virus

Indeed, this is the Perfect Virus.  No known origin, no known cure, no known preventative. Every 'medicine', every 'treatment', every effective 'solution' to stop it has been attacked, ridiculed, ignored, demeaned, denied, discarded - except those approved by Government and its cronies. It defies all masks that don't need to be worn or must be worn because Karen; effective and ineffective, indoors or outdoors. It's highly contagious, especially in crowds except politically approved 'protests' with sufficient property destruction. Contrary to originally announced 'scientific  experience', it is no longer deterred by heat or cold. Without evidence, even asymptomatic people can spread it. No, they can't. Wait - when did you ask? No Constitution, Rule of Law, legal precedent, economy, logic, values or basic common sense can stand before it. It is the Perfect Virus. But the people and entities that would control every aspect of your

A Doctor - Patient conversation

A  Doctor is explaining the pandemic to a coma patient who just woke up… Dr: “They shut down the world because of a worldwide pandemic.” Patient: “OMG! How many people are infected?” Dr : “About 11 Million.” Patient: “OMG! 11 million people died?” Dr: “No, only 500 thousand… Kind of.” Patient: “What do you mean ‘kind of’?” Dr: “Well… they keep halving the number of deaths due to double counting, inaccurate tests and mislabeled death certificates. Also, most of the people that die are elderly and dying of other things. There are also people who died because of incorrect ventilator use and other treatments because no-one really understands the virus.” Patient: “I don’t get it. So how many died from ONLY the virus… like literally dropped dead in the street?” Dr: “No-one. Only in hospitals and nursing homes” Patient: “I don’t get it.” Dr: “Neither do I, it’s a very confusing time.” Patient: “So they cured the other 11 million people then?”

The Wearing of the Green

FYI - Regular visitors know I occasionally post articles from other pundit pals who scribble something of particular worth; this is one of them. I have known, worked and shared efforts with L. Neil Smith for 30+   years. R emarkably, d espite a shared philosophy, correspondence and several phone conversations, we have never met; as long as there is a TSA, we won't. Regardless, I remain an admirer of his mind at work, especially when put to print. The following is a compelling example... BW For something like 850 years, the British held the Irish against their will. So stubborn was the Irish desire for independence that their conquerors attempted to stamp out Irish culture, banning their language, their music, their native dress, even hanging, drawing, and quartering men who flaunted the Irish color -- green -- and throwing women wearing green to the troops. They even wanted to forbid the shamrock, a species of clover, from being worn.  In the long run, the British br

In a little town down south

Note: I received the following from a close friend who recently moved to a charming Southern village in SC. It's irresistible little downtown area and gorgeous tree-lined streets have been a tourist and retirement magnet for years. Unfortunately, all this quaintness camouflaged some unpleasant issues deep within the social landscape that the Chamber of Commerce would prefer remained there. To be fair, one wonders if this would have happened without the hysterical media hype of the last few months. BW I went grocery shopping today. Usually not a very contentious task, rather mundane, in fact. But something happened at this store in a little Southern town that now has me resigned that the world, the country, the town and life in general will never be the same again. The trip down the aisles started as unexciting as any trip to the store begins. I pulled out a cart, grabbed my list from my purse and began loading the cart. Nothing out of the ordinary except the several remaining