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How you can see through pro-war claims

How were we right after 9/11, when most of the supposed experts got it wrong? We want to share a few mental tools you can use to protect yourself when politicians make claims about the need for war. These tools will empower you to always see right through the political and regime media claims. We do this today because… The …

The Cuban Missile Crisis was a fraud

By Perry Willis That time U.S. politicians almost blew up the world for no reason… Once upon a time, politicians in Superpower A installed nuclear missiles on the border of Superpower B. The politicians in Superpower B then risked nuclear war to get those missiles removed. You may assume I’m talking about the nukes the Soviets placed in Cuba in …

What if World War Two had been voluntarily funded?

By Perry Willis This article will… Remind you of the verdicts reached in my previous eight articles about past U.S. wars. Conduct a thought experiment, to evaluate how World War Two might have gone differently had the U.S. replaced taxation with voluntary funding. The results achieved by past U.S. wars I’ve shown that no U.S. foreign wars had good outcomes. …

Was World War Two a good war?

By Perry Willis This is the seventh installment in a series of articles reviewing U.S. wars and interventions. I am trying to demonstrate four things… Most U.S. wars have made the world a worse place, and Americans less free and secure. The claim that U.S. soldiers “defended freedom” is sweet-sounding but false. Our “patriotic holidays” should honor soldiers without mischaracterizing …

Did U.S. policies foster the rise of radical Islam?

By Perry Willis This is the sixth installment in a series of articles reviewing U.S. wars and interventions. I am trying to demonstrate four things… Most U.S. wars have made the world a worse place, and Americans less free and secure. The claim that U.S. soldiers “defended freedom” is sweet-sounding but false. Our “patriotic holidays” should honor soldiers without mischaracterizing …

Was Adolf Hitler Woodrow Wilson’s love child?

By Perry Willis This is the fifth installment in a series of articles reviewing U.S. wars and interventions. I am trying to demonstrate four things… Most U.S. wars have made the world a worse place, and Americans less free and secure. The claim that U.S. soldiers “defended freedom” is sweet-sounding but false. Our “patriotic holidays” should honor soldiers without mischaracterizing …

How U.S. politicians helped create the Soviet Union

By Perry Willis IMAGINE… No Bolshevik revolution. No Soviet Union. No mass murders by Stalin. No Red China. No mass murders by Mao. No North Korea. No communist North Vietnam. No Vietnam War. No Cambodian killing fields. No communist Eastern Europe. No communist Cuba. No Cuban missile crisis. No Cold War. It was all possible. This article will show you …

Did Teddy Roosevelt co-found the Empire of Japan

By Perry Willis The Zero Aggression Principle requires that all systems of governance be voluntarily funded. But how much funding would be needed for national defense? I’m reviewing past U.S. wars in an attempt to answer that question. I contend that little funding will be needed because most U.S. wars have been bad. Politicians routinely misuse the military to create …

Did U.S. politicians support the more evil side in World War One?

By Perry Willis This is the third installment in a series of articles examining the history of U.S. wars. These articles aim to show that U.S. politicians have almost always misused the military to make things worse, not better. If true, then something must be done to prevent future abuses. I think the best thing we could do is replace taxation …

Were early U.S. wars good or bad?

By Perry Willis How would a society based on the Zero Aggression Principle handle national defense? One thing is clear – the funding would be voluntary. This would give us consumer-controlled national defense. Citizens would be able to increase funding for wars they support and decrease it for wars they oppose. Politicians would have to conform their foreign policies to …