What is “Privatization” and Should We Privatize Schools?

The YouTube channel Knowing Better recently released a video called “Privatizing Public Services | Prisons and Schools.” The video argued that public services should privatized, in particular, by showing that charter schools are under performing compared to public schools. However, the relevant question is, what does it really mean to privatize something, and does the government contracting an otherwise private business constitute privatization? I content that the answer is no.

Download the FoneMe app, search for My 2 Cents and favorite me to receive notifications with exclusive content and tips. During signup, you can also select My 2 Cents as your promo offering and receive a free message to me on signup, and I guarantee a response quickly.

Download Link:
https://us-central1-expert-app-1a688.cloudfunctions.net/sendToStore?expert=my2cents

Subscribe to My 2 Cents:

https://www.youtube.com/c/My2CentsVideos

Support My 2 Cents:

https://www.subscribestar.com/my-2-cents
https://www.patreon.com/my_2_cents
https://bitbacker.io/user/my2cents/

My 2 Cents Gaming Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYVRaEa249qt4lJn-JyVtGg
_____________________________________________________________________________________
Thanks to my Patrons!

Americap: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnFkrWVSiPTjuvRmX06_tNw
Nathan Slemp: https://www.last.fm/user/RedHotLizard
Nightshift10000: https://www.youtube.com/user/Nightshift10000
Dark Con: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Srtvw7XX1-3i38ZC8eEig/
Poe Poz: https://gab.ai/Poepoz
_____________________________________________________________________________________

Original Video:

____________________________________________________________________________________________
Citations/Source Material:

Blumenfeld, S. L., & Newman, A. (2015). Crimes of the Educators. Washington, D.C.: WND Books.

Braun, H., Jenkins, F., & Grigg, W. (2006, July). Comparing Private Schools and Public Schools Using Hierarchical Linear Modeling. Retrieved March 6, 2019, from https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pubs/studies/2006461.asp

McMaken, R. (2017, August 09). The Plan to “Privatize” the Afghanistan War Doesn’t Privatize Anything. Retrieved March 6, 2019, from https://mises.org/wire/plan-privatize-afghanistan-war-doesnt-privatize-anything

Rockwell, L. H., Jr. (2004, October 06). Government Contractors versus Real Business | Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr. Retrieved March 6, 2019, from https://mises.org/library/government-contractors-versus-real-business

Council for American Private Education – Private School Facts. (2019). Retrieved March 6, 2019, from http://www.capenet.org/facts.html

_____________________________________________________________________________________
Start your own BitChute account:
https://www.bitchute.com/accounts/referral/my_2_cents/

Start your own Minds account:
https://www.minds.com/register;referrer=My2Centz
_____________________________________________________________________________________
To follow me elsewhere:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/My2CentsVideos

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/my_2_cents

SubscribeStar: https://www.subscribestar.com/my-2-cents

BitBacker: https://bitbacker.io/user/my2cents/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_My2_Cents_

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/My-2-Cents-273646286687939/videos/

Minds: https://www.minds.com/My2Centz

BitChute: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/my_2_cents/

Bit.Tube: https://bit.tube/My2Cents

WordPress: https://my2centsvideos.com

Gab.Ai: https://gab.ai/My_2_Cents

Steemit: https://steemit.com/@my2centss/

DailyMotion: https://www.dailymotion.com/My_2_Cents

Link You: https://linkyou.blog/author/my-2-cents/

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/my-2-cents/id1300365679?mt=2

PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/My2CentsVideos

Bitcoin Wallet: 1CJ4z5drcgHVvNKKJhANB8NEJur8qKiZHS

Ethereum Wallet: 0xeDa57BB4ac4760f2B977bF4d55d5647685af89e6

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for -fair use- for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.

HARASSMENT NOTICE
It is not my intention to cause the original video creator to receive any kind of harassment or abuse. It is my intention to provide a counter argument to the claims they have made. While I have no control over the feedback you choose to provide, I ask that you avoid any forms of harassment or abuse.

Advertisements

Why Government Elections are a Farce

vote

Voting Gives Citizens the Illusion of Control

In his national bestseller, The 48 Laws of Power, author Robert Greene opens chapter 31 with the following statement,

“The best deceptions are the ones that seem to give the other person a choice: Your victims feel they are in control, but are actually your puppets. Give people options that come out in your favor whichever one they choose. Force them to make choices between the lesser of two evils, both of which serve your purpose. Put them on the horns of a dilemma: They are gored wherever they turn” (Elffers & Greene, 1998, p. 627).

This is of course a summary of the 31st Law of Power, control the options and get others to play with the cards you deal.

I am very much a fan of Greene’s book. In a brutally honest fashion, Greene explains the various methods that kings, presidents, tyrants, and con men alike have used to exercise authority over others. While the average reader would undoubtedly find many of the described tactics to be unethical, the purpose of the book is not to discuss questions of ethics but only to explain those activities that do in fact lead to power when practiced.

As a libertarian anarcho-capitalist who constantly preaches against the authority of the state, you may be wondering why I would concern myself with such matters. It’s true that some people may read this book seeking to learn how to control others, but I have found that the information contained therein is also useful for the exact opposite. When one understands the methods that others use to obtain power, they can recognize what is going on beforehand and avoid the snares in which the power seeker desires to trap them.

In this article I’ll be discussing how the election of representatives to government positions is the perfect example of the 31st Law of Power in action. Like every good con, the less the person being conned knows about the subject of the con, the more likely they are to be swindled. In the same way, the more people come to learn about the nature of elections, the more they will come to realize that the government is in fact the source of their problems and not the solution.

As an American, I will be using the history of the Democratic and Republican Parties as an example, but these same concepts apply to virtually any country with a two-party system (which in today’s day and age is most countries).

While the specific political views of the Democrats and the Republicans have evolved over time, they have always been expressed as opposite ends of the political spectrum. The Republican Party is the party of the church-going nuclear family, committed to traditional values and small government. As Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican President, reportedly said, “The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done, but can not do at all, or can not so well do, for themselves – in their separate, and individual capacities.”

The Democratic Party, on the other hand, has always painted itself as the party of the common man and of progress. While it has taken many forms, the Democrats’ message has always been some variation of the idea that different subsets of people face different problems, and at least one of those groups of people has an unfair advantage. As such, the government must be given additional powers to correct the imbalances in society and ensure a more prosperous life for everyone. Traditional values are almost certainly rooted in ignorance and ought to be thrown out in favor of new, progressive ones.

Now, assuming both of these political parties actually governed the way they campaign, one would expect a particular pattern in history. Republican Presidencies and majorities in Congress should be marked by lower taxes, reduced spending, and the abolition of government agencies and programs that were deemed extraneous. Democratic Presidencies and majorities in Congress should be marked by higher taxes, increased spending, and the creation of new government agencies and programs that will allegedly improve the lives of the citizenry. But is this what history shows?

Take a look at the below chart depicting government spending since 1790 and projected through 2050. There is a consistent trend no matter who controls Congress and no matter who sits in the White House: increased spending. There may in fact be nominal tax cuts throughout America’s history, but since they aren’t joined by corresponding decreases in spending, these so-called tax cuts cannot be sustained indefinitely. To continue paying the deficit, the government will eventually have to raise taxes or inflate the currency, but either way the resulting effect is less wealth in the hands of the citizens.

federal spending.PNG

Federal Spending Since 1790, Data from the Bureau of Census, Chart Courtesy of the Cato Institute

What about the size and scope of government? How many government agencies do we have anyways?

At the birth of the United States it appears there were only a few. According to the Center for Effective Government, “The first agencies of the federal government were the Departments of War, State, Navy, and Treasury. There was also an Office of the Attorney General” (“A Brief History of Administrative Government”, para. 2). However, today it seems that no one really knows how many government agencies exists.

The Sourcebook of United States Executive Agencies states,

“There is no authoritative list of government agencies. Every list of federal agencies in government publications is different. For example, FOIA.gov lists 78 independent executive agencies and 174 components of the executive departments as units that comply with the Freedom of Information Act requirements imposed on every federal agency. This appears to be on the conservative end of the range of possible agency definitions. The United States Government Manual lists 96 independent executive units and 220 components of the executive departments. An even more inclusive listing comes from USA.gov, which lists 137 independent executive agencies and 268 units in the Cabinet” (Lewis & Selin, 2012, p. 15)

Think about it. When was the last time you heard about a government agency closing its doors for the last time? It seems every year a new government agency, program, commission, or some other euphemism for agency is created, but mysteriously the politicians who say they are for smaller government never manage to cut the size of government down.

The bottom line is that no matter who is elected, the result is the same. The government collects more money from its citizens and increases its size and regulatory authority. This may happen slower or faster depending on how the current politicians go about their business, but it happens none the less.

The reason of course is that the government is not some abstract, morally perfect entity that exists apart from the rest of society. The government is, at the end of the day, simply a group of people, and like all people, they act in their own self-interest. However, unlike private individuals and corporations, the government has the power to force the population to pay for its services whether they want to or not.

Assume for a minute that you had the power to increase your paycheck at will. How many people who had this power would choose not to do so? Or assume that you had the power to create money out of thin air in order to pay off your debts. Again, how many people would choose not to do so despite having this power? Once you consider these questions it’s not difficult to see that when politicians and federal employees seek to further their own interests, the result will inevitably be an increase in the size and scope of the state.

To be clear, I am not suggesting that it is always inappropriate to vote. In short term and immediate contexts, voting can be a legitimate act of self-defense against the state. For example, a voter in a local election may save some of his money in the short term if he votes against a new city project that has been put on the ballot.

However, I am suggesting that voting for “better” politicians can never be seen as the engine by which true positive change will come about. The swamp cannot be drained by utilizing the swamp. True, positive change cannot be affected until the population at large recognizes the government for what it is, the source of their problems and not the solution.

By utilizing democratic elections, governments successfully con their populations into believing they have control over what happens in the country. It makes them believe that the actions government takes were really their choices, and that they can set the country on a new course by voting in the future. However, the choice of who to vote into office is more analogous to that of a prisoner who is given the choice of dying by hanging or by beheading. He may in fact prefer one to the other, but either way he ends up dead.

And that is my 2 cents. Take it for what it’s worth.

Citations:

A Brief History of Administrative Government. (n.d.). Retrieved October 22, 2018, from https://www.foreffectivegov.org/node/3461

A Quote by Abraham Lincoln. (n.d.). Retrieved October 22, 2018, from https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/83635-the-legitimate-object-of-government-is-to-do-for-a

Edwards, C. (2013, September 21). Federal Spending and Debt, 1790 to 2050. Retrieved October 22, 2018, from https://www.cato.org/blog/federal-spending-debt-1790-2050

Elffers, J. & Greene, R. (1998). The 48 Laws of Power. New York: Penguin Books.

Lewis, D. E. & Selin, J. L. (2012). Sourcebook of United States Administrative Agencies. Vanderbilt University. Retrieved October 22, 2018, from https://www.acus.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Sourcebook%202012%20FINAL_May%202013.pdf

____________________________________________________________________________________________

To follow me elsewhere:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/My2CentsVideos

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/my_2_cents

Makersupport: https://www.makersupport.com/My_2_Cents

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_My2_Cents_

Minds: https://www.minds.com/My2Centz

BitChute: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/my_2_cents/

WordPress: https://my2centsvideos.com

Gab.Ai: https://gab.ai/My_2_Cents

Steemit: https://steemit.com/@my2centss/

DailyMotion: https://www.dailymotion.com/My_2_Cents

Link You: https://linkyou.blog/author/my-2-cents/

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/my-2-cents/id1300365679?mt=2

PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/My2CentsVideos

Bitcoin Wallet: 1CJ4z5drcgHVvNKKJhANB8NEJur8qKiZHS

Ethereum Wallet: 0xeDa57BB4ac4760f2B977bF4d55d5647685af89e6

My 2 Cents Interviews A Lady of Reason

ladyofreason

A Lady of Reason Writes as a Secular Woman with Conservative Values

While reading through other blog posts, I recently discovered the blog of a woman who goes by the name A Lady of Reason. Taking a look at the about section of her blog, it says the following:

A Lady of Reason is a blog for women who are in the secular community as atheists, agnostics and non-religious but have socially conservative values. This might seem like a contradiction to some, as many who do hold more conservative views tend to do so from a religious standpoint. However, here at A Lady of Reason, we believe that beliefs in conservative values do not need religion to be justified.

I’ve since been following her blog and am very impressed with her content. I’ve been discouraged by the horrible advice that is being given to so many young women on a regular basis, especially by so called “women’s ministries” that profess to be giving advice from a conservative, Christian perspective (i.e. Allyson Rowe, Katie Emmerson, Girl Defined, etc.). While there are in fact some Christian/religious ministries that are giving good advice to young women, A Lady of Reason avoids much of the pseudo-spiritual sounding, emotional nonsense that typically accompanies Christian women’s ministries.

I invited A Lady of Reason to have a discussion about some of her views and the result was the below interview. I encourage all my viewers/readers to check out her blog.

***

My 2 Cents: Can you quickly introduce yourself to my subscribers? Briefly explain who you are and how you got into blogging.

A Lady of Reason: I go under the Pseudonym “A Lady of Reason” because due to the current Leftist vitriol, I must remain anonymous. I’ve been blogging on A Lady of Reason since Last December, so almost approaching a year now! I chose the name “A Lady of Reason” because I wanted to start a blog for women on conservative issues, especially women’s issues such as radical feminism and hook up culture. I thought the term “Lady” evokes a sense of the lost elegance and grace, as I often say, that women no longer seem to posses; that is, the manners and refined decorum of ladies in past eras. In this day and age of the “Nasty Woman”, I sought to create a place to advocate for women who don’t subscribe to radical feminism and want to be more like the ladies of past eras, who defined themselves as traditionally feminine. I chose “Reason” to describe them, as in my blog, I also wanted to touch upon deep and nuanced issues. I have a very intellectual personality, and feel that women can also embrace being deeply intellectual and can tackle big issues, all while being a traditional feminine woman in dress, values and behavior.

A reason why I started blogging about political and cultural issues geared toward fellow women was I already tried to start a more general blog on conservative issues, and have A Lady of Reason as a sister side blog, but I ultimately preferred to focus on this blog as my main blog. I thought there was a gap that I could fill, as many conservative blogs are for and written by people of faith, but I wanted to reach out to conservatives in the secular community and talk about conservative issues facing women in a non-religious way. Since launching my blog, many people of faith have followed and liked it, so now I can say my blog is geared towards all conservative women secular and religious. Also, since I’ve branched out to general conservative issues too, not just women’s, I welcome men as well as a demographic for my blog. I am amazed by how many views, likes, comments and wonderful networking I’ve made by like minded people who too, are fed up with the radical liberal climate of America.

My 2 Cents: Your blog states that you are blogging for secular women with conservative values. What led you to adopt the values that you currently hold?

A Lady of Reason: I never had much of a political identity until after Trump got elected. From a very young age, my parents and I talked about liberal bias in schools and in the media and society, and for that, I am ever so grateful and I’d probably be a snowflake now if they hadn’t been proactive in countering the brainwashing! However, politics never interested me that much. Even during the Obama years. I think what truly led to my own true political awakening, was watching the Left melt down over Trump during the campaign, and after he got in office, I saw how he is changing the nation for the better, and how the Left has gone into unprecedented meltdowns, vitriol and histrionics. Since this new atmosphere of hysteria has begun, I honestly was amused by their antics, and thus, follow them more closely. I’ve also been frustrated and angered at their vitriol and my eyes have opened more fully to how they are undermining the country with their so called “tolerance”!

For my social values, as I am predominantly a social conservative, I think I’ve just chose to adopt them. I’ve valued modesty since my teen years, and embraced traditionally feminine clothing from a young age. I’ve talked about with my dad especially, and studied on my own all the detriments of hook up culture and “any family is a real family” divorce culture. From personal experience, it shocked me how brainwashed many of my fellow classmates were in these issues, coming from broken homes and had hook ups, and how they reacted as if any opposing view point was anathema to them! As a secular person, see, I do not have a deity to fall back on, or holy text to tell me what to think in terms of values. No god is telling me my skirt must be X long, or I have to wait until marriage to have sex. However, I chose such values based on what I feel are objective, observable benefits to modesty, such as good, solid guys respecting and wanting women who dress modestly and don’t “advertise” themselves, or all the detriments of promiscuity, such as STD’s, unwanted assault, unwanted pregnancies etc… Better to wait until choosing a life partner for my two examples. In essence, I choose my values, which happen to be conservative based on their effectiveness in running a smooth society and wholesome lifestyle. Many of my conservative values agree with many people of faith, I just justify them in a different way. It’s funny to see my Leftist haters get confused, as they stereotype all conservatives as fundamentalist zealots with arbitrary morals! Like, a secular conservative literally does not compute in their brainwashed programming systems…

My 2 Cents: Do you think there are any legitimate aspects to feminism, or has the whole enterprise become a social justice nightmare?

A Lady of Reason:  I think feminism, what it should be at least, is about gender EQUALITY, in the sense that both genders are equal in their dignity as human beings. The fallacy the feminists today fall into, is that women must be able to do everything a man can do to be “equal”. Which in reality, is actually an extremely sexist view! Modern feminism strongly implies women must be like men in order to be worth something. She must have a career, and wear pants, and act like a man such as being assertive in her nature in order to be “empowered”. The traditional feminine roles of gentleness, nurturing, care giving etc… are devalued, along with being a wife and mother and caring for family in the private sphere of life. A dress is oppressive and inconvenient, children are holding you back from being a “career woman”, a woman who is a homemaker is a domestic slave are messages of the radical feminist movement. A woman is empowered by having a more masculine sexuality, she must be able to sleep with as many guys as she pleases, and dress as provocatively as she wants, in order to be “empowered”. Gone are the days of women waiting for sex to be a milestone, instead of a handshake, or acting lady like in manner and values. The male is the ultimate standard women are now held to. Whatever he can do, she must do in order to be valued as an autonomous, empowered person. I’d say feminism has become the SJW nightmare! It also condescends women, as I’ll note further in your next question by making them into helpless victims in the event their new “empowered” stance requires personal responsibility for their unbridled actions.

My 2 Cents: It’s been my experience that too many women today believe they can make whatever decisions they want and not have to worry about consequences. Would you agree or disagree, and why do you think that is?

A Lady of Reason: I absolutely agree!!! MeToo is the perfect example! Women now want more sexual freedom, for example, but are unwilling to pay the price if it doesn’t go their way. Now, if they regret a hook up, they can blame it on the man, and say he raped her even if it was consensual, and everyone will believe her. The feminists can play up their feminine vulnerability stereotype when they want to and it suites them, while decrying it when it doesn’t. They can just cry “MeToo” and play victim for their fake allegations, as I’ve noted in detail on my blog in several articles. Also, women get away with casting themselves as victims of assaults when they did nothing to lessen their risk of victimization and everything to heighten it, such as sleazy clothes and unsafe behavior sending off signals you want sexual attention. Men aren’t mind readers, ladies! Don’t send off signals you want sexual attention if you don’t! Another example is divorce culture and broken families. The empowered woman now feels free to just divorce someone, without even thinking about her children’s well being! No! It’s all about her, and always the guy’s fault too! The radical feminist puts her own happiness in reliving being a young teen dating again after, without any thought to how she tore the very foundation of a stable childhood from her children, then treat them like the 3rd wheel from her trashed marriage. She then absolves herself of guilt by making her children feel guilty for wishing they had an intact family and their REAL father, not live in boyfriend #56… Feminism, on a related note, also excuses sub par parenting in this vein too. Mommy puts herself first now, not her kids, and avoids guilt over parenting mistakes at all costs, or else she’s oppressed in actually holding herself to high standards! Then again, motherhood is devalued as enslaving in the eyes of radical feminists! Personal responsibility has no place in their “don’t judge me” attitude, they can just play the poor oppressed woman card to get out of every mistake they make, in family matters, careers, parenting, sex, you name it! Casting women as little children, and helpless victims, while the antithesis of TRUE female empowerment, is done all the time to get out of the sticky situations they put themselves in by their own behavioral anarchy such as hook up culture for instance. As a side note, they demonize men, as someone has to be the perpetrator for them to be the victim! It’s the man’s fault I’m divorced, he coerced me, he assaulted me, he’s oppressing me by wanting a feminine woman etc.. etc… Saddest thing is: we as a society are buying into this con-job! So yes, they ARE getting away with it!

My 2 Cents: If you had to quickly summarize the best piece of advice you could give to young women and young men in the age of feminism what would it be?

A Lady of Reason: Don’t buy into the feminist lies!!! You are empowered, capable and strong women in your traditional feminine role! Don’t let anyone tell you you need to act like, dress like, and be a man in all but name in order to be worth something in life. You are just as needed in this world as a wife and a mother as in any job that could replace you. You also, are fully capable of being responsible for your actions. You are not a helpless victim, at the mercy of the “patriarchy”. You CAN say “NO!”. You can stand up for yourself. You are empowered to make choices such as preventative measures to lessen your chance of victimization, such as dressing modestly, not going down secluded spots, etc… Is this fair that women have to take extra precautions in life? NO! Is it fair we can’t just dress as sleazy as we like and still be safe? NO! But that’s reality. We must live with it and acknowledge it. Women can be ladies of elegance and grace in this culture of vulgarity, hook ups, and hysteria! The modern woman is not the “Nasty Woman”, she is one who is empowered to make her own choices, and empowered to take responsibility for the outcome of her choices. She is autonomous, and used her freedom wisely and responsibly. She is not under the thumb of a man, but freely chooses to love, cherish, value and serve the men in her life freely and out of love, not obligation. A true empowered woman, ladies, is one who takes pride in her womanhood, not in trying to be a copy of what a man is. Another important point: Speak up for fellow women who are pressured by the radical feminist agenda and show them it’s okay to be a feminine woman. Also, speak up for the men as in this culture of identity politics, a woman’s voice is far more powerful than a man’s on the subject of the flaws of feminism. Lastly, my strongest piece of advice is to THINK FOR YOURSELF! Don’t let the Left brainwash you into their sexist lies of what empowerment looks like…

 
And to young men: Stay strong!!!! I can’t emphasize this enough! You will be attacked, derided, even threatened for speaking the truth about how feminism hurts women, and of course, men! You will be called every vile thing, be accused of oppressing women, even being labeled a rape apologist! However, still speak out! Your opinions are not invalidated just because of your biological sex. A valid opinion is valid no matter who says it. It is not a “sin” to want a virtuous wife, who values elegance and grace, and is devoted to you, as you ought to be to her. You are not the servant in a relationship any more than the lady you date or marry is. You get to make choices, set boundaries, speak your mind as much as she does. I also advise you to embrace your manhood. It’s NOT toxic to be a man, despite the radical feminist propaganda! You should be the rock she leans on, to whom she looks to for protection, the guide for your future daughters in what to expect from men and how to treat men. You should cherish, honor, love and protect the women in your lives, and honor their feminine role as of equal worth, and they, equal in their dignity as human beings to you. Don’t be the “soyboy” we often hear about and the Left embraces. However, also realize women are human too, not just virtuous angles…. Women can, have and do lie about what happened “that night”. The advice to wait for sex in marriage is not just for the ladies mind you! You may not get pregnant, but you may get some one pregnant then be forced to pay child support, or be accused of a false assault! BE CAREFUL. Don’t ever doubt that it could happen to you! Make sure every liability is covered. Your life will be completely destroyed if you’re accused, even if proven innocent! Choose your women wisely… No matter how much the Left vilifies the traditional man though through radical feminism, keep staying strong, and stand up for your manhood as well!!!

Lastly to both: THINK FOR YOURSELVES!!!!

My 2 Cents: Excellent words of advice and thank you for agreeing to chat.

***

Again, I encourage everyone to check out A Lady of Reason. As I’ve noted in all discussions I’ve been involved in, the fact that I endorse her blog does not necessarily mean I always agree with everything she says, but I can say with confidence that she is giving good advice that will lead to successful living if followed, especially for young women.

I’d like to thank her again for having this discussion, and that is My 2 Cents. So take it for what it’s worth.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

To follow My 2 Cents elsewhere:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/My2CentsVideos

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/my_2_cents

Makersupport: https://www.makersupport.com/My_2_Cents

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_My2_Cents_

Minds: https://www.minds.com/My2Centz

BitChute: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/my_2_cents/

WordPress: https://my2centsvideos.com

Gab.Ai: https://gab.ai/My_2_Cents

Steemit: https://steemit.com/@my2centss/

DailyMotion: https://www.dailymotion.com/My_2_Cents

Link You: https://linkyou.blog/author/my-2-cents/

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/my-2-cents/id1300365679?mt=2

PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/My2CentsVideos

Bitcoin Wallet: 1CJ4z5drcgHVvNKKJhANB8NEJur8qKiZHS

Ethereum Wallet: 0xeDa57BB4ac4760f2B977bF4d55d5647685af89e6

Beauty AND Brains: The Best of Liberty Doll

The latest episode of Beauty AND Brains features Liberty Doll. She’s got a lot of good things to say about Politics, Culture, and Guns, so subscribe to and support her.

Liberty Doll’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/libertydollshouse

Support Liberty Doll:
Bitcoin: 15qPy8TYAKTA2mZVhdh31Cc5bxxqmDYSho
Patreon: Patreon.com/LibertyDoll
Paypal: paypal.me/libertydoll

Thanks to my Patrons!

Joshua Bartlett: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKF6NebaoyoJ4HwWFBzSNOA
Gomacide: https://www.youtube.com/user/GOMACIDE
Lady Cthulu: https://twitter.com/cthulhu_lady
Snizzypoo: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE_NQ_U4rb5e1obpzwqnIEw
divpro-inc: https://www.ebay.com/usr/divpro-inc?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

To become a patron and help me keep producing more, better quality videos:

https://www.patreon.com/my_2_cents

https://www.makersupport.com/My_2_Cents

Rewards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rOp07TPLL4

If you’d like to make a one time donation through PayPal or with Bitcoin:

https://www.paypal.me/My2CentsVideos

Bitcoin Wallet: 1CJ4z5drcgHVvNKKJhANB8NEJur8qKiZHS

Teespring Store:

https://teespring.com/stores/my-2-cents

Amazon Affiliate Links:

Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0465022529/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0465022529&linkCode=as2&tag=my2cents08-20&linkId=6669f499e4655e9d6433ac9a3c83b265

The Gift of Fear by Gavin DeBecker:

Anatomy of the State by Murray Rothbard:

Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for -fair use- for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.

HARASSMENT NOTICE
It is not my intention to cause the original video creator to receive any kind of harassment or abuse. It is my intention to provide a counter argument to the claims they have made. While I have no control over the feedback you choose to provide, I ask that you avoid any forms of harassment or abuse.

Start your own Minds account:
https://www.minds.com/register;referrer=My2Centz

To follow me elsewhere:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_My2_Cents_
Minds: https://www.minds.com/My2Centz
BitChute: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/my_2_cents/
WordPress: https://my2centsvideos.com
Gab.Ai: https://gab.ai/My_2_Cents
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/my-2-cents/id1300365679?mt=2

 

What is Hezbollah?

This past December, there was a news report that the Obama administration stifled an investigation into the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah in order to help secure the nuclear deal with Iran. I decided to make this video about the terrorist group to help shed light on just how serious this is.

Thanks to my Patrons!

Joshua Bartlett: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKF6NebaoyoJ4HwWFBzSNOA
Snizzypoo: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE_NQ_U4rb5e1obpzwqnIEw

To become a patron and help me keep producing more, better quality videos:

https://www.patreon.com/my_2_cents

https://www.makersupport.com/My_2_Cents

Rewards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rOp07TPLL4

If you’d like to make a one time donation through PayPal or with Bitcoin:

https://www.paypal.me/My2CentsVideos

Bitcoin Wallet: 1CJ4z5drcgHVvNKKJhANB8NEJur8qKiZHS

Teespring Store:

Amazon Affiliate Links:

Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0465022529/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0465022529&linkCode=as2&tag=my2cents08-20&linkId=6669f499e4655e9d6433ac9a3c83b265

The Gift of Fear by Gavin DeBecker:

Anatomy of the State by Murray Rothbard:

Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for -fair use- for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.

Articles Cited:

https://nypost.com/2017/12/18/obama-protected-hezbollah-drug-ring-to-save-iran-nukes-deal/

Academic Sources

AbuKahlil, A. (1991). Ideology and practice of Hizballah in Lebanon: Islamization of Leninist Organizational Principles. Middle Eastern Studies, 27 (3), 390-403.

Ackbarzadeh, S. (2016). Why does Iran need Hizbullah?. Muslim World, 106 (1), 127-140.
doi: 10.1111/muwo.12128

Alagha, J. E. (2006). The Shifts in Hizbullah’s Ideology : Religious Ideology, Political Ideology, and Political Program. Leiden: Amsterdam University Press.

Arena, M. P. (2006). Hizballah’s Global Criminal Operations. Global Crime, 7 (3/4), 454-470.
doi: 10.1080/17440570601073186

Avon, D., Todd, J. M. & Khatchadourian, A. (2012). Hezbollah: A History of the ‘Party of God.’ Cambridge, MA: Harvard University

Countering Extremism Project. (2016, November). Hezbollah. Retrieved from https://www.counterextremism.com/sites/default/files/threat_pdf/Hezbollah-11222016.pdf

Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center at the Center for Special Studies. (2003, June). Hezbollah (part 1): Profile of the Lebanese Shiite Terrorist Organization of Global Reach Sponsored by Iran and Supported by Syria. Retrieved from http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/Data/pdf/PDF_simuchin_349_2.pdf

Laub, Z. & Masters, J. (2014, January). Hezbollah. Council on Foreign Relations. Retrieved from https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/hezbollah#chapter-title-0-3

Levitt, M. (2013). Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon’s Party of God. Georgetown, MD: Georgetown University Press.

Lieber, R. J. & Yaniv, A. (1983). Personal whim or strategic imperative?: The Israeli invasion of Lebanon. International Security, 8 (2), 117-142.

Martin, G. (2016). Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives, and Issues (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.

Michaels, J. (2013, October 23). Recalling the deadly 1983 attack on the Marine barracks. USA Today. Retrieved from https://www.usatoday.com/story/nation/2013/10/23/marines-beirutlebanon-hezbollah/3171593/

Rudner, M. (2010). Hizbullah: An Organizational and Operational Profile. International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence, 23 (2), 226-246.
doi: 10.1080/08850600903565654

Tagliabue, S. M. (2015). Inside Hezbollah: The al-Mahadi Scouts, education, and resistance. DOMES: Digest of Middle East Studies, 24 (1), 74-95.
doi: 10.1111/dome.12059

Start your own Minds account:
https://www.minds.com/register;referrer=My2Centz

To follow me elsewhere:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_My2_Cents_
Minds: https://www.minds.com/My2Centz
BitChute: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/my_2_cents/
WordPress: https://my2centsvideos.com
Gab.Ai: https://gab.ai/My_2_Cents
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/my-2-cents/id1300365679?mt=2

How Criminology Exposes the Left

Those on the political left frequently ignore evidence contrary to their theories or find ways to blame the failure of their theories on their political opponents. In this video, I show how the field of criminology is one such area where leftists have embraced failed theories in order to further consolidate their power.

Thanks to my Patrons!

Joshua Bartlett: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKF6NebaoyoJ4HwWFBzSNOA
James Schubach: [Link to be added]
Douglas Smith: [Link to be added]
Capitalism is Good: [Link to be added]

To become a patron and help me keep producing more, better quality videos:

https://www.patreon.com/my_2_cents

Patreon Rewards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rOp07TPLL4

If you’d like to make a one time donation through PayPal or with Bitcoin:

https://www.paypal.me/My2CentsVideos

Bitcoin Wallet: 1CJ4z5drcgHVvNKKJhANB8NEJur8qKiZHS

Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for -fair use- for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.

HARASSMENT NOTICE
It is not my intention to cause the original video creator to receive any kind of harassment or abuse. While I have no control over the feedback you choose to provide, I ask that you avoid any forms of harassment or abuse.

Academic Sources

Bazelon, D. L. (1981). CRIME: Toward a Constructive Debate. American Bar Association Journal. 67 (4), 438-442.

Beccaria, C. (2008). On Crimes and Punishments and Other Writings (J. V. Parzen & A. A. Thomas, Trans.). Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division. (Original work published 1764)

Bernard, T. J., Snipes, J. B. & Gerould, A. L. (2016). Vold’s Theoretical Criminology (7th ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Birkbeck, C. & LaFree, G. (1993). The Situational Analysis of Crime and Deviance. Annual Review of Sociology. 19, 113-137.

Sowell, T. (1995). The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy. New York, NY: Basic Books.

Article Cited:

https://www.thespec.com/news-story/4425874-choosing-prison-why-life-behind-bars-seems-better-than-freedom/

Start your own Minds account:
https://www.minds.com/register;referrer=My2Centz

To follow me elsewhere:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_My2_Cents_
Minds: https://www.minds.com/My2Centz
BitChute: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/my_2_cents/
WordPress: https://my2centsvideos.com
Gab.Ai: https://gab.ai/My_2_Cents
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/my-2-cents/id1300365679?mt=2

Beauty AND Brains: The Best of Blonde in the Belly of the Beast

Blonde in the Belly of the Beast is a “Conservative millennial dame living in the liberal, fascist hellscape of Seattle.” She’s endured liberal harassment, having herself and her family doxxed, and yet she presses on fighting the toxic Left. Definitely a woman with both beauty AND brains.

Support Blonde in the Belly of the Beast:

-PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/blondebeast
-Bitcoin: 1FYM1Pv5CTcJs6VQU3Mq9ypjgVgPeMbohK
-Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/blondeinthebellyofthebeast
-The “Support” box on the right sidebar of my “About” page.

All Footage of Blonde in the Belly of the Beast can be Found at her YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpbyOgUSjTSPpvVUAT2OyHw

Thanks to my Patrons!

Joshua Bartlett: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKF6NebaoyoJ4HwWFBzSNOA
James Schubach: [Link to be added]
Hector Defendi: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRealRealFox
Douglas Smith: [Link to be added]

To become a patron and help me keep producing more, better quality videos:

https://www.patreon.com/my_2_cents

Patreon Rewards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rOp07TPLL4

If you’d like to make a one time donation through PayPal:

https://www.paypal.me/My2CentsVideos

Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for -fair use- for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.

HARASSMENT NOTICE
It is not my intention to cause the original video creator to receive any kind of harassment or abuse. While I have no control over the feedback you choose to provide, I ask that you avoid any forms of harassment or abuse.

Start your own Minds account:
https://www.minds.com/register;referrer=My2Centz

To follow me elsewhere:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_My2_Cents_
Minds: https://www.minds.com/My2Centz
Vid.Me: https://vid.me/My_2_Cents
WordPress: https://my2centsvideos.com
BitChute: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/my_2_cents/
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/my-2-cents/id1300365679?mt=2

“You’ve been Clinton Rolled” (Never Gonna Give You Up Parody)

I was inspired to make this video from an off the cuff remark made by Ben Shapiro of The Daily Wire. This parody of Rick Astley’s classic pokes fun at Hillary Clinton’s inability to believe her loss in the 2016 Presidential election could’ve had anything to do with her and her own failures.

Thanks to my Patrons!

Joshua Bartlett: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKF6NebaoyoJ4HwWFBzSNOA
James Schubach: [Link to be added]
Hector Defendi: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRealRealFox
Douglas Smith: [Link to be added]

To become a patron and help me keep producing more, better quality videos:

https://www.patreon.com/my_2_cents

Patreon Rewards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rOp07TPLL4

If you’d like to make a one time donation through PayPal:

https://www.paypal.me/My2CentsVideos

Original Song Info:

Astley, Rick. “Never Gonna Give You Up.” Whenever You Need Somebody. Stock Aitken Waterman. Perf. Rick Astley. 27 July 1987. PCA Records.

Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for -fair use- for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.

HARASSMENT NOTICE
It is not my intention to cause the original video creator to receive any kind of harassment or abuse. While I do use sarcasm and satire, my intention is to provide a counter argument to claims they have made. While I have no control over the feedback you choose to provide, I ask that you avoid any forms of harassment or abuse.

Start your own Minds account:
https://www.minds.com/register;referrer=My2Centz

To follow me elsewhere:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_My2_Cents_
Minds: https://www.minds.com/My2Centz
Vid.Me: https://vid.me/My_2_Cents
WordPress: https://my2centsvideos.com
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/my-2-cents/id1300365679?mt=2

Alt Right, Alt Lite, & My Own Political Views

Enough people have asked me about my views on the terms “Alt Right” and “Alt Light” that I felt compelled to make this video. In summary, I believe these terms are too vague and the only way to know a person’s political views are to listen to them.

Thanks to my Patrons!

Joshua Bartlett: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKF6NebaoyoJ4HwWFBzSNOA
James Schubach: [Link to be added]
Hector Defendi: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRealRealFox

To become a patron and help me keep producing more, better quality videos:

https://www.patreon.com/my_2_cents

Patreon Rewards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rOp07TPLL4

If you’d like to make a one time donation through PayPal:

https://www.paypal.me/My2CentsVideos

Richard Spencer on the Alt Lite:

Atlantic’s Report on Richard Spencer:

Gavin McInnes What is the Alt Lite:

No Bullshit and Lauren Southern:

College Professor all but Calls for White Genocide:

Personal Responsibility-The Key to Fixing Society:

City Highway Stock Footage:

Family Guy Footage:

“Peter Griffin: Husband, Father…Brother?” Family Guy. Fox. 6 December 2001. Television.

All content owned by Fox. No copyright infringement is intended.

Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for -fair use- for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.

HARASSMENT NOTICE
It is not my intention to cause the original video creator to receive any kind of harassment or abuse. While I do use sarcasm and satire, my intention is to provide a counter argument to claims they have made. While I have no control over the feedback you choose to provide, I ask that you avoid any forms of harassment or abuse.

Start your own Minds account:
https://www.minds.com/register;referrer=My2Centz

To follow me elsewhere:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_My2_Cents_
Minds: https://www.minds.com/My2Centz
Vid.Me: https://vid.me/My_2_Cents
WordPress: https://my2centsvideos.com
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/my-2-cents/id1300365679?mt=2

CNN’s Blatant Hypocrisy

CNN has released a video to inform the public that an apple is an apple and not a banana. Allegedly this is in response to all the fake news being propagated by other news agencies. Oh wait, CNN is the fake news.

My 2 Cents is now on iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/m…

To become a patron and help me keep producing more, better quality videos:

https://www.patreon.com/my_2_cents

Patreon Rewards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rOp0…

“Social Justice Warrior” Preview: https://youtu.be/r9F2L-1BEmQ

If you’d like to make a one time donation through PayPal:

https://www.paypal.me/My2CentsVideos

Start your own Minds account:
https://www.minds.com/register;referr…

CNN’s Facts First Video:

MRCTV CNN Parody:

Family Guy Footage:

“Excellence in Broadcasting.” Family Guy. Fox. 27 September 2010. Television.

All content owned by Fox. No copyright infringement is intended.

Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for -fair use- for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.

HARASSMENT NOTICE
It is not my intention to cause the original video creator to receive any kind of harassment or abuse. While I do use sarcasm and satire, my intention is to provide a counter argument to claims they have made. While I have no control over the feedback you choose to provide, I ask that you avoid any forms of harassment or abuse.

Articles Cited:

https://thefederalist.com/2017/10/23/…

http://thefederalist.com/2017/08/29/s…

http://thefederalist.com/2017/10/19/r…

http://nypost.com/2017/10/25/new-time…

To follow me elsewhere:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_My2_Cents_
Minds: https://www.minds.com/My2Centz
Vid.Me: https://vid.me/My_2_Cents
WordPress: https://my2centsvideos.com
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/m…