Interview 1522 - James Bovard on the Dark History of the US Census

03/11/20209 Comments

Author and researcher James Bovard joins us today to discuss Facebook's recent pledge to suppress all criticism of the US Census Bureau from its platform. We delve into the dark history of the US census and discuss how it has been used to round up and intern mass numbers of US citizens in the past.

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  1. nail says:

    I was unlucky enough to get picked for the 2016 Enhanced Census (American Community Survey) Lottery. Yes they ask all kinds of questions. They showed up in person on a Sunday morning. Then ask very invasive questions, played on my sympathies “I came all this way…blah, blah, blah…” Example: How much do you spend on Groceries?, What time do you leave for work? I also refused to answer once the questions got too personal. And told them if they needed more information to ask the NSA! After that I was left business cards to call and mail surveys prompting me to go online to be interrogated, and so on. I did queries online. There are Senators that argued this Census and questions of Cyber Security with the Census Bureau.

  2. Stronghorse says:

    The census was intended to count the number of people in defined geographical areas, so that those areas could be assigned representation in congress, specifically the House of Representatives.
    However, The House of Representatives stopped doing this years ago. They know what most people don’t, that the amendment proposed as the “Congressional Apportionment Amendment”, was never ratified.
    A majority of the states did ratify the Congressional Apportion Amendment and, by the end of 1791, the amendment was just one state short of adoption. However, no state has ratified the amendment since 1792.
    So therefore they do as they normally do, which is whatever they damned well please.
    Funny how they conveniently remember that that particular amendment was never ratified, yet purposely forget that the 16th amendment, as with several others, was never ratified either.

  3. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Thanks so much for this interview!
    I really enjoyed listening to that ole codger, James Bovard. He’s real.
    His sense of humor is great.

    It is nice to have the facts of history, even with something as simple and mundane as the Census.

    Was that a railroad cap on his head?

  4. AustrianBuddha says:

    I’m not obligated to follow or practice O.Ps’ religion.

  5. ben.r says:

    Thanks for this.
    Perhaps the totalitarian tiptoe is not new.

  6. alexandre says:

    Once a guy appeared at my house and said he was from the census. Immediately I told him I was not gonna answer anything. As Billy Connolly would say “off he fucked”. I guess we’re not forced by law to answer (here?).

  7. mik says:

    Another insidious way of using census data are opinion surveys, opinion polls.

    Census data are the most comprehensive data of a population. By using this data, opinion surveyors can apply all kinds of tools on very small samples and get surprisingly accurate results. Sample of around two thousand people is enough for usa (simplification, little).

    This is essential for feedback loop: social engineers – propagandists – poll surveyors.

    So, at least lie as much as possible when census comes to you.

    • mik says:

      You can check my claims above going to:

      “How are the results weighted?

      We have several weighting schemes that we can choose to deploy depending on the sample size and the population of interest for each survey. For each of the weighting schemes outlined below, we use the Census Bureau’s 2015 American Community Survey (ACS) to generate estimates that reflect the most up-to-date demographic composition of the US in terms of age, race, sex, education, and geography. We require all respondents to answer the survey questions used to weight these parameters in each of our surveys”

  8. Denis says:

    Oh man that vacuum cleaner. One of you has a big house or apartment and the person who was using it has some stamina.

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