MONROE COUNTY, KENTUCKY TRANSITIONS FROM CAPITALISM TO FASCISM IN FIVE YEARS

fascism1Article by Mark I Rasskazov, Editor in Chief.

On 14 MARCH 2013, I had the pleasure of hosting an impromptu interview with one Troy Murphy from Monroe County, Kentucky, which I recorded on my phone (you can listen to the entire interview via the embedded YouTube video at the bottom of this article).

In this interview, Mr. Murphy describes how the Philip Morris Company bought out the local tobacco farmers in Monroe County, and about how this subsequently destroyed the local economy, leading to an incredibly corrupt police state, riddled with drug use, murder, theft, and the employment of illegal immigrants, even as legitimate employment dramatically dropped.

When I did some research on the subject on my own, I discovered something astounding: this was conducted with state funds.  Here we have a case of a private company buying out local farmers with tax dollars, and then bringing in illegal immigrants to run the super plantations.  This describes a transition from a free-market economy to a state-sponsored big business model.  In other words, this describes a transition from capitalism to fascism.  This process took 5 years, and by the end, Monroe County had become a police state.

This case is interesting in that it illustrates the difference between the capitalist and fascist models, and demonstrates the socio-economic consequences of giving up one in favor of the other.

Also, for any would be tobacco farmer, there’s a wealth of used equipment that can be had at rock bottom prices in Kentucky.  This might be a good opportunity for someone who wants to create an «all natural tobacco» start-up of some kind (most industrial tobacco is GMO, now).

After I had closed out the interview, Mr. Murphy commented to me: «You know, you never really think about it, but when you just lay it all out like that, it just seems crazy.»  Indeed so, Mr. Murphy.  Indeed so.

May this sordid piece of history be an indelible mark of shame upon the government of the state Kentucky.

Here is a recording of the interview:

TDJ SING-ALONG — BAD RELIGION (MOTORHEAD)

An editorial by Mark I Rasskazov, Editor in Chief.

This song is part of a series, which I periodically update (when I feel like it), which I call the «TDJ SING-ALONG;» a series of commentaries about songs I find appealing, and which help me illustrate the Transegoist ideology.  Sing along if you know the words!

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MOTORHEAD — BAD RELIGION

Thou who wouldst make us devils —
Thou shalt not poison me.
The world hath been persuaded to believe thy heresy.
 I spit in the eye of Satan;
 And I will spit in thine.
 The devils that surround thee,
 Liveth only in thine eye.

 Bad religion; bad religion.
 I need no gods or devils, I need no pagan rites.
 Bad religion; bad religion.
 I need no burning crosses to illuminate my nights.
 Hey!  Hey!
You hear me now — y
ou hear me now.
 Hey!  Hey: for thou art Judas;
 The mark of Cain be on thy brow.

 Evangelistic Nazis, you cannot frighten me.
 The name you take in vain shall judge you for eternity.

 I spit in the eye of Satan;
 Spit right in your eye too.
 You are the spooks you’re chasing.
 You know not what you do.

 Bad religion; bad religion.
 I know you lie!  I know you lie!
 Bad religion; bad religion.
 Thieves and liars:
 Cross my heart, I hope you die.

 If there be such a being,
 Then thou art Anti-christ.
 Turn men against their children,
 Turn beauty into vice.
 I say thy God shall smite thee;
 He will perceive thy lust.
 His wrath shall fall upon thee:
 Thou that betray His trust.

 Bad religion; bad religion.
 I say that thou art liars; Thy souls shall not be saved.
 Bad religion; bad religion.
 Here are the days of thunder: the days that thou hast made.

 Hey!  Hey!
 Base seducers, I see thy greed.
 Hey!  Hey!
 I am more fit for glory than any ten of thee.

When was the last time you took a close look at the things you believe?  When was the last time you stopped proselytizing and genuinely, and without bias attempted to reevaluate your world-view and think critically about what is and isn’t true?  Have you ever thought carefully about what you believe and why, or do you continue to simply accept wholesale everything that you have been taught?  When was the last time you closely and objectively scrutinized the speech and actions of your religious leaders?

Blind belief is treason against God.

Spit in the eye of Satan.

Repent of your bad religion.