Says Forbes:

When the Justice Department tried to count the total number of federal criminal laws in 1982, the attorney tasked with that job ultimately gave up after two years.

In the early 1990s, one study made an educated guess that there were over 300,000 federal regulatory crimes, a number that has surely grown in the decades since.

By comparison, that’s “67 times as many crimes as the about 4,500 federal statutory crimes,” the Institute for Justice reported, while the Code of Federal Regulations includes “one million regulatory mandates or prohibitions and imposes over one trillion dollars in costs.”

Keep in mind that the state is fundamentally irrational, and the vast majority of these regulations serve no purpose at all other than to harm and confuse people.

To imitate Orwell, the object of bureaucratic red tape is bureaucratic red tape.

Among all the things to be created, man presented the greatest challenge to God, since uniting the rational spirit to matter would, by the fact of the finitude and peculiarities of both, be naturally corruptible.

To make sense of Genesis, we may as well imagine the Garden of Eden to have been located not in this world but in the literal highest heaven / paradise. God created Adam as well as He could, but He foreknew it would not be enough. The human nature is unstable and tended toward self-destruction even in the world free from most of the burdens of the flesh, the world, and the devil.

Therefore in this world we are tasked, by being forced to contend with the forces of evil, with creating a second nature that would support and preserve the first.

The first nature was divinely created but inadequate; the second nature obtained by strict obedience to natural law and to grace besides despite tremendous obstacles will be enough even for the entirely of our future everlasting lives, but it could not have been created by God, arising as a result of our own living and striving.

The human nature as an idea is well-defined; there are no bugs in natural law.

God and man therefore come together in the order of nature in the middle, with God creating the ideal that only heroic human effort could possibly reach and maintain.

The human project is made even more ambitious by grace, but that’s a story for another time.

In an article by Steve Sailer, Anonymous comments,

Gays network. They have gay mafias in white collar organizations through which they promote each other.

Also, gays sleep their way to the top, which straight men generally cannot do because women at the top of organizations are either lesbians or straight women who look down on lower ranking males.

Of course they do, and they should, because everyone should network with their own kind. Every man, to aid his clan, should plot and plan as best he can, sings Ko-Ko in Mikado wisely.

The injustice is that the alleged oppressor classes, such as straight while males, cannot network both by law and by ideology. Says The Wild Geese Howard:

It’s not even clandestine anymore. We have an identity-based employee group for homos where I work. They have direct inputs to highly placed people in HR and the division leadership.

We also have race and gender-based employee groups.

Evil white men get the intrapreneur group that anyone can join.

SFG explains:

That’s a modern thing. Men’s clubs used to exist to promote straight-male solidarity — in retrospect, for just this reason. Which is why they were one of the first things to go.

As an example, Hippopotamusdrome points to a May 4, 1987 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court “that Rotary clubs may not exclude women from membership on the basis of gender. Rotary issues a policy statement that any Rotary club in the United States can admit qualified women into membership.”

Sick, dude! Libertarians cut through the crap by focusing on what’s important: private property rights. All government civil privileges to false victims must be immediately repealed, and freedom of association, restored to full glory.

This is the MO of the left:

A leftist gazes into your eyes, gently, beautifully, saying with perfect sincerity, “I bring you love,” as he infects you with bubonic plague.

He then goes on to love the next person.

Mage:

I used to think it was only the intellectually wrong homosexualist ideology that was responsible for some of the present outrages;

Priest:

that personally, gay people were sick and in need of loving care so that they may recognize their sins, repent, and turn their lives around.

Paladin:

But now I see that individual gays need to be judged and condemned with great severity and punished for their wickedness harshly. Let the holy law be unleashed, without mercy, upon these miscreants and decimate them utterly.

Justice will be done.

One possible reason for the Trump Derangement Syndrome is that there is an unwritten rule separating the elites into New York financiers, Hollywood entertainers, and Washington politicians.

A person is allowed to belong to one of these, very rarely two.

But Trump has combined all three in his one person.

Everyone else have considered this a shocking breach of protocol. Or they just envy him. Either way, they have not forgiven him for such impudence.

Reports Sputnik:

Last week the US Department of Commerce put Huawei Technologies and nearly 70 of its affiliates on a blacklist, banning them from buying equipment from US partners without a government go-ahead. …

US intelligence agencies have previously accused Huawei of putting ‘backdoor’ access in its devices at the behest of the Chinese government, which allegedly enables Beijing to spy on users.

However, Beijing and Huawei have both vehemently denied the allegations.

Huawei is in large part a consumer electronics company. How dumb would it have to be to spy on its own customers and ruin its reputation worldwide? And for what purpose? Is it that eager to look at my photos and notes on John Rawls?

Free Huawei (and all of us as its customers) from US government’s aggression now!

“Netflix threatens to leave Georgia if abortion law stands,” says Bloomberg:

… we will work with the ACLU and others to fight it in court. … Should it ever come into effect, we’d rethink our entire investment in Georgia. …

Entertainment companies previously threatened to pull business from Georgia in 2016 to defeat a religious freedom law that opponents said sanctioned discrimination against LGBT residents in Georgia.

VH1, owned by Viacom Inc., said at the time it would relocate shooting on the show “Satan’s Sisters.”

Yeah, take your Satan’s sisters and get out.

Why, though, are these companies getting political? Are their CEOs running for President? Was this called for by the shareholders?

My guess is that these “firms” are leftist cults. Hopefully, this is precisely what will hurt their profits and diminish their influence.

They are drunk with power; the market, however, will crush them like bugs soon enough.

From the same article:

The Motion Picture Association of America has noted that similar legislation has been challenged in other states. That’s why it’s maintained a wait-and-see approach.

“The outcome in Georgia will also be determined through the legal process,” the organization said. “We will continue to monitor developments.”

What has the Motion Picture Association of America to do with abortion? Isn’t its business making motion pictures? Why are they taking sides in this bitter, miserable, interminable battle?

Let Hollywood, New York, and Washington be strictly separated. Entertain the public, MPAA, and leave finance and politics to the other elites.

US soldiers: you were asked to sacrifice for the Empire, and you did.

The costs to you are far outweighed by the glory and power of the Imperial State which you served and to which all shall bow.

Your wages have been the opportunity, rarely obtained in civil society, to kill others. You will be content with them, as there is nothing else for you.

Suppose a certain biological male Smith claims to be a woman.

First, why believe him? He may be lying.

Even if he is not lying, he may be deluded or insane.

Even if he “feels like” a woman, this is objectively unverifiable. Why should I care about his “feelings”?

Even if I do care, the “feelings” may be temporary; with proper medications and therapy, he may be cured.

Even if the feelings persist, there are many people living with various disabilities who do not insist that I “address” them by whatever title or pronoun they make up for themselves. Who are these alleged trans people to arrogantly tell me how to speak? I’ll “address” them however I feel like, and that’s all there is to it.

And even if I choose to “address” Smith as “she,” that does not mean that “she” qualifies for government civil privileges.