More News from the Shadowlands-Pentagon Gunman’s Website Found
Apparently the man who was arrested at the the Pentagon for shooting two police officers, has been indentified as J. Patrick Bedell. CPN has found his blog which he called Rothbardix and is available here.
Upon reading the blog, CPN has determined that Bedell is clearly a libertarian. It appears that he was arrested for marijuana posssession in 2006 and that he served a term of community service for that crime, which he was very upset about.
It also appears that Bedell was concerned about the state of freedom that existed in the criminal justice system in the U.S. and was attempting to create an operating system-the Rothbardix OS- that would introduce market calculation into the procedures of the criminal justice system.
The name of his proposed system-Rothbardix-is a direct reference to anarcho-libertarian philosopher Murray Rothbard, who is part of the Austrian school of economics and whose work is prominently featured at the Von Mises Institute.
We have included one of the more interesting posts on his blog in this post in order to exhibit to those interested what he felt about the U.S. government. We do this out of concerns for historical accuracy because just as we predicted about the “Falling Down Kamikaze” incident of a few weeks ago, political actors will seize upon Bedell’s act in order to promote their own cause. The Left will undoubtedly utilize Bedell’s libertarian ideas in order to bludgeon conservatives and the Right, while mainstream conservatives will also use Bedell to attack Ron Paul and libertarianism in general, in an attempt to neutralize that movement.
Reports are coming out that Bedell’s main concern was with the 9/11 conspiracy. After looking at his website, and in particular the post below, it is clear that his concerns about liberty had led Bedell to believe in a deep conspiracy theory that extends far beyond 9/11. He believed that the United States was effectively taken over by a “coup regime” after the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963.
At CPN we do not regard this as accurate history, but we include Bedell’s opinion here in the name of documenting his actual political opinions and where on the spectrum of political ideas they fell, as history is generally distorted by the media and pundits and gets lost in the cacophony of the political blame game.
The following was posted by Bedell in November of 2006 and is called Directions to Freedom, Part Two.
Text as prepared for delivery follows:
Hello, and thank you for listening.
Justice is a universal desire of conscious individuals. In modern society, critically important organizations work to ensure that justice is established and preserved. Those individuals who work to uphold justice deserve our thanks, our gratitude, and our support. My purpose in this message is to support those who work for justice by addressing matters that any individual within our existing institutions of justice would find difficult or impossible to address.
The most basic principle of economic justice is the protection of private property and the protection of the right to freely exchange that property. Modern governments, however, consistently and routinely violate the rights of property owners, with the assumption – the incorrect assumption – that government can utilize property more efficiently than its lawful owners can. As institutionalized theft by property violation becomes increasingly routine and accepted, it has far-reaching consequences for the character and morality of society as a whole. The injustice of theft permeates society and creates disrespect for the law. On the part of ruling elites, the perception is created that society is to be exploited for the benefit of the rulers. Incentives are created to generate and promote ignorance throughout society to conceal the injustice of theft. As the institutionalized violence of government is used to violate the rights of individuals to keep and trade their own property, the violation of economic justice inevitably results in the undermining of justice in every other part of society.
Although the establishment of justice and order is a key responsibility of the United States government, the sheer size of the United States economy, and the enormous wealth that is devoted to government, makes the United States government a tempting prize for any organization or collection of bandits ruthless and clever enough to seize it. A criminal organization able to conduct its activities from within the center of power of the United States government would have powerful advantages over other criminal groups. Such an organization, having seized control of the United States government, would derive enormous power from the taxes extracted from the wealthiest society in the history of the world. Such an organization would be able to manage present objections to its corruption with lavish promises of future benefits, in a form of generalized bribery. Such an organization, which would necessarily have great financial sophistication, would be able to use the credit of the United States government to issue trillions of dollars of debt, to fund its corrupt activities and neutralize objections to its illegitimacy, and in so doing, burden the responsible citizens among its victims with crushing financial obligations. Very importantly, this criminal group could use its control of the United States monetary system to print money to advance its own purposes of theft, control, and enslavement.
Such an organization would be able to protect its shipments of illicit drugs into the United States, while using the power of law enforcement organizations to imprison their would-be competitors, and would subsequently be able to distribute those illicit drugs and launder the enormous profits in the huge and minutely regulated financial markets of the United States. This criminal organization would use its powers to convert military, intelligence, and law enforcement bureacracies into instruments for political control and the domination and subjection of society, while discrediting, destroying, and murdering honest individuals within those services that work to root out corruption and faithfully serve their fellow citizens.
This organization, like so many murderous governments throughout history, would see the sacrifice of thousands of its citizens, in an event such as the September 11 attacks, as a small cost in order to perpetuate its barbaric control. This collection of gangsters would find it in their interest to foment conflict and initiate wars throughout the world, in order to divert attention from their misconduct and criminality. The true nature of such a regime would find its clearest expression in the satanic violence currently ongoing in Iraq.
Perhaps worst of all, such an organization would usurp and destroy the historical leadership of the United States toward human freedom, and would, while constantly and loudly preaching the glory of liberty, work to lead the world into a new dark age of slavery and terror.
This seizure of the United States government by an international criminal conspiracy is a long-established reality. The murder of the United States President in 1963, the associated murders and institutional subversion, and the manipulation of official inquiries and public opinion, was effected by individuals within organizational structures that play a central role in the United States government up to the present day. The coup regime founded with the murder of President John Kennedy utilizes a number of mechanisms to perpetuate its criminal rule.
The most important of these mechanisms is government control of the economy. The government’s enormous tax revenues, and the even larger government spending, give to the coup regime the means and motivation to sustain its rule. The constantly expanding regulation of business makes it possible for the coup regime to further impose its will on private economic activity and conditions the people under its rule to accept whatever totalitarian measures the regime deems necessary. The policies and actions of the coup regime are constantly masked by official deception, as well as the subversion of the free press through infiltration and secret manipulations.
On a deeper level, however, the deceit that the coup regime utilizes to justify its policies is intimately linked with the deceit that is inherent in policies that seize the property of individuals for the benefit of the politically powerful. The most subtle and dangerous of these policies, and therefore most similar to the rule of the coup regime itself, is the imposition of a paper money system throughout the United States. This far-reaching violation of property rights undermines the security of property in a way that works to the benefit of the politically powerful individuals that control the monetary system. The political and military disasters, such as the wars in Vietnam and Iraq, that an illegitimate coup regime uses against the people who pay its bills, are closely tied to the effects of inflationary paper monetary systems, which are themselves intimately linked with financial and political disasters throughout history.
The blatant violations of the Constitution’s limitations on the economic role of the government, accomplished through many subtle usurpations over many decades, are perhaps even more pernicious than, and are certainly a key motivation for, the violent seizure of the United States government. In order to establish a firm basis for justice and sound government, the economic role of the government must be reexamined in every detail. It must be recognized that arguments for government control of the economy, and government redistribution of economic resources, are generally misguided or even shameless lies to advance enslavement and conceal theft and murder. Furthermore, it must, once again, be recognized that the most successful means to ensure justice, secure domestic tranquility, and promote prosperity is to ensure the security of private property.
Thank you for listening.