Monday, April 27, 2009

So-Called "Hate Bill" Up for Vote!

Since the majority of our readers are American, the Voice urges you to call your Congressmen and Senators on Tuesday, April 28th. Why?

The so-called "federal hate crimes bill" - HR 1913 - could come to a vote on the House floor tomorrow. This vote, among other things, would make criticism of homosexuality and other elements of the Sexual Revolution illegal. Just like it is in Canada, Sweden and other countries.

The vote tomorrow is crucial. Tell your Congressmen and Senators to vote "NO!" on HR 1913.

And to our foreign readers, we encourage you to begin campaigns to overturn similar laws in your own countries. Don't give up. Keep working to repeal these laws and take back your homelands from the Sexual Revolution.

Thank you.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

MSG Sprayed On Growing Food Crops

This report from the group Truth In Labeling tells of certain food companies - connected with big business - that is spraying growing crops with monosodium glutamate (MSG). As has been the case for years, MSG has appeared under various names and disguises. And has threatened the public health.

Truth In Labeling has stated that, from it's report, "there is no crop that we know of that has not been approved for treatment with MSG by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)."

You may read the article HERE. You may also go to the group's home web page HERE, and learn more about the dangers of MSG in our food supply.

This is another reason to decentralize our food production in America and elsewhere, as the leading lights of Distributism advocated. Small farms and farmer co-ops are more responsive to consumer demand for healthy produce that their larger rivals. The same small farms that are threatened by Socialist bills like HR 875 in the U.S. Congress. They wouldn't do such horrid things to their crops and to the people who buy and eat them.

Call your Congressmen and tell them to vote NO on this and other horrid bills we've written about that threaten small farms and co-ops. And demand the EPA stop this backdoor spraying of MSG on our crops, which threaten the health of consumers.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Storck's Speech On Distributism

Thanks to our colleagues at The Distributist Review, we have Thomas Storck's talk in the three-way debate in Long Island some time ago. This was the debate between the Capitalist, Socialist and Distributist positions. And from all we've heard of it, it was fantastic.

So click HERE to read the text of Mr. Storck's address. And congratulations to him.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thailand's Mixed-Up Politics

Thailand has been in the news off-and-on again, with it's governments toppled for one group of corruption charges after another. In this type of mix, it's difficult to promote Distributist policies to the average citizen, or even get a fair hearing.

This post by the blogger "LMNOP", from the Asia/Pacific video sharing website EngageMedia, gives an analysis of recent Thai political history. You can read his article HERE.

Distributism is solid on doctrine, flexible in application. What set of policies that may work in America or Russia may not work at all in France or India and vice versa. Each country must be studied so that what Belloc, Chesterton and their successors taught can be tailor-made for each nation's unique circumstances.

In other words, hand-craft the solution for Thailand rather than mass-produce it like our rivals in Socialism and Capitalism.

Let Thailand learn more about Distributism. For it can only help their poor and middle-classes, of all backgrounds, restore their nation to economic and political health.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Trouble With "Tea Parties"

Over the last few weeks, folks like Fox TV hosts Glenn Back have been pushing for nationwide so-called "tea parties". In memory of the Boston Tea Party before the American Revolution, these "tea parties" are supposed to rally the growing angry American public to protest government screw-ups.

However, these protests usually lead to just voting again for the same or similar types of candidates. Either Democrat or Republican, either liberal or neo-conservative, usually puppets of big business or big government or both.

These protests, though well-intentioned, will do nothing if they lead Joe and Jane Average to do the same old thing over again.

That is why Devvy Kidd, a patriot's patriot, has been warning folks about these "parties" for a while now. And conversely, what we must do to effect real political change. The hard way, county by county, but the only way to push the big government side of the Servile State back into it's Hell.

For over 20 years, she's been on the cutting edge in warning folks about the globalist fanatics in both "mainstream" political parties. Though she isn't a Distributist, she supports many things we do. Like local government over big government, protecting family farms, defending a sound currency, defending the traditional family and so on.

So via the right-wing opinion website News With Views, here is her column on these "tea parties" and what YOU can do NOW to turn back the march of both big business and big government in your neighborhood. You may read her column HERE.

If you decide to contact her, please let her know you read about her in The Distributist Voice. And thank you.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Christ Is Risen! Alleluia!

The Distributist Voice wishes you and your families a Happy and Holy Easter!

Please keep us in your prayers, that we may keep improving this blog and it's coverage of world news and affairs from the Distributist and Traditional Catholic standpoint.

And thank you for reading it in the first place. God bless you all!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Moldava's Youth Revolt Against Their Red Tyrants

The tiny nation of Moldova, squished between Romania and Ukraine, is one of the poorest nations in Eastern Europe. Formerly part of Romania and long part of Russia's sphere of influence, it's leaders wanted to be closer to the neo-Soviet European Union bloc. It's leaders are Communists, who won the general election in 2001.

In parliamentary elections Tuesday, the results claimed that the Communists returned to power with 50% of the vote. However, charges of rigged elections in favor of the Reds brought the youth out into the streets. According to the Christan Science Monitor, the youth smashed government offices and even set fire to the Parliament building before local police got back control. You may read the Monitor article HERE.

Like the rest of Eastern Europe, Moldova has been hard hit by the global economic meltdown. Like it's larger neighbor Ukraine, the tiny state has suffered job cuts and cutbacks in foreign investment. Like Ukraine, it has a region where a Russian-speaking minority seeks to break away and become independent. And like Ukraine, it's generating tensions between Russia and the E.U. A report from the pro-globalist Reuters news service on this aspect of the conflict can be read HERE.

The current Communist dictator, Vladimir Voronin, has accused Romania of stoking the fires of the recent violence. Border crossings with them have been shut, and Romania's ambassador expelled. That government denies any part in the riots, which involved over 10,000 young people. Along with the charges of rigged elections, the youth also raged against the grinding poverty they daily live with. According to an article from, Moldavians make an average salary of US $350 a month. The Communists are blamed for this grinding poverty. You may read the Bloomberg article HERE.

Returning the Communists to power won't help this divided land get back on it's feet. Nor will joining the neo-Soviet E.U., with it's micro-managing businesses out of existence and oppressing anti-Socialist Europeans with draconian dictates. Let Moldavia's young learn about Distributism and put it into practice there, and things will change for the better. Not overnight, true, but it will be better than the chaos and cruelty they suffer under now.

If we have any Moldavians reading this blog, please go to our colleagues at The ChesterBelloc Mandate. Read up on the fine articles and essays promoting and defending Distributism, then apply it to your country's situation. You have a bright future to gain from it.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Maine Public Schools May Begin Co-op Ventures

One of the hallmarks of a Distributist state is the spread and support of cooperatives. In the state of Maine, several public schools have formed cooperatives to both save money on supplies and share costs on training and transportation. Now a bill has been filed which will give other Maine schools the same opportunity to go co-op.

As written by Matthew Stone in the Kennebec Journal of March 31st, the bill LD 1049 gives school districts the ability to form regional education cooperatives. All, of course, with prior approval of the state's Education Department. You may read Mr. Stone's article HERE.

This is great news. The schools can form co-ops from the bottom-up, not forced upon them from the government. And the government, in turn, gives them the support they need without Socialist micro-management. Costs are cut, burdens are shared and children get better opportunities to expand their education. Combined with private, religious, alternative and home schooling, Maine students can see potential benefits up the road ahead.

If this can be replicated elsewhere in America and Canada, then it should be done as soon as possible. This is a good way to promote Distributist principles in public education. Good job, Maine!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Huffington Blog Gets It Right On Local Currencies

The far-left Establishment blog The Huffington Post posts comments on a USA Today article on local currencies. The newspaper and the blog tell of 75 communities and areas within America that print and use these "mini-currencies". You can read the Post's article HERE.

The newest one, accoridng to both, is the Detroit Cheers. According to Louis Aguilar of The Detroit News, three local business owners started this plan, and over a dozen stores agreed to accept this local currency. With an unemployment rate of 22.2%, the city needs all the help it can get. It's a step well taken and in a Distributist direction as well. You may read the article HERE.

More and more, Americans are tuning in to the insights Belloc, Chesterton and their legitimate successors promoted decades ago. Movements like local currencies are a part of bringing a Distributist America to life. Let's support actions like this in our own communities, and help stop the economic gangrene our so-called leaders have infected us with.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Buchanan On Smashing The Fed

Posted via the excellent paleo-conservative magazine Chronicles, here is a column by author and former Presidential candidate Pat Buchanan on getting rid of the Federal Reserve System.

You may read the article HERE.

Let us Distributists help those of good will to free America from this financial maker of nightmares. Let's work together to get rid of the Federal Reserve System.