As of January 1, 2014 it is now banned for all US companies to manufacture or import 60 and 40 watt incandescent bulbs. At first it started with the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 wherein they banned 120, 100, and 80 watt bulbs. Now as of January 1, 2014 they are banning the 60 and 40 watt bulbs. Many people are stockpiling them as a result! This whole thing was brought to my attention only about a week ago! The government is trying to force everyone to use CFL, Compact Fluorescent Light, bulbs which contain the toxic mercury gas or the very expensive LED, Light Emitting Diode, bulbs which only about 7 years ago were $70-$80 per bulb! The proposition is that the more people buy the LEDs, the lower the price will go. Admittedly their price has been dropping as they are now about $12 per bulb. However to a cash strapped middle class amidst a holographic “economic recovery”, soaring joblessness, homelessness, poverty, welfare, and food stamps along with a rapidly depreciating fiat paper trash monetary system; forking over extra hard earned currency to invest in so called “greener technology” so that eventually the price will go down is a formidable task indeed.
There is nothing that the State currently provides through theft and coercion that free human being cannot provide at a lower cost and higher quality through voluntary interaction in the marketplace.”
The name of the law is a classic example of Doublespeak! It is quite easy to gage the true intention of any law given the rosy terminology by interpreting what the exact opposite of the name suggests. Being a lying thief, posing as a politician, it is quite easy to pass “laws” that mandate this or that for the “good of the people” when the real life repercussions are never felt by the “public servants” themselves. This is the hubris of Statism at its peak. The will of the people and the will of the free markets can never be predicted by any law just like the importance of a particular species in nature can never be fully appreciated until its subsequent removal from the food chain, at which time the effects become painfully obvious to any sentient human being.
Government is the coldest of all cold monsters. Coldly it lies; and this lie slips from its mouth: I, the government, am the people.’ Everything government says is a lie, and everything government has it has stolen.”
Any law that forbids a particular human action, human desire, or, in this case, a very useful human invention from use will inevitably distort the free market and mutate yet another aspect thriving voluntary field of business into an ugly black market. It does nothing to appreciably curb the initial human desire or manufacture of said product. On the contrary, it often heightens, through the black market, its use and abuse to the point of creating more criminals, poverty, and violence. The violence of laws, regulations, and mandates do nothing but cause more violence, crime, and poverty. Creativity is not stimulated by the barrel of a gun.
Politicians are propaganda, the people with guns are the enforcers and the media is the enthusiastic lapdog who enables the entire behavior and acts as the verbal abuser against those who deviate from nodding their heads at the vast statues of evil that we inherited.”
I place this incandescent light bulb ban in the same category, albeit on a lesser scale, as the arbitrary prohibition of certain leaves, flowers, concentrated hallucinogenic powders etc, the prohibition of employers from paying their employees less than minimum wage, and gun control. These “laws” unnecessarily increase entropy in society by their meddling and intervening with the free and voluntary trade between peaceful individuals. They are the formation of daisy chains of side effects for which further intervention is needed at each subsequent interval. There is no end and tyranny is the inescapable conclusion to an ever expansive “government”, unless there is a mass awakening and the people realize and reclaim their sovereign power.
The problem with the state isn’t a bad politician here or there. It’s not just the Republicans. It’s not just the Democrats. (It’s not limited to any party in any country.) The problem is the state. It creates opportunities for plunder and abuse that are enormously attractive to anyone with the potential capacity to use it to exploit others.”
Gary Chartier, Conscience of an anarchist
Belief in “government” is like belief in Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, and the Easter Bunny. It is just as illusory and just as irrational. Although belief in “government” differs from the others in that, since it has all the guns due to its monopoly on force, it always results in more human misery, poverty, suffering, torture, imprisonment, and murder of our fellow man. Therefore it is important that we understand its egregious effects and stop believing the fairy politicians will save us from our collective sins with their authoritarian solutions. A murderous thief who dons a $5000 suit, speaks with sophomoric rhetoric, is cheered on by the masses, and is surrounded by elaborate pomp and ceremony is still a murderous thief nevertheless. To recognize him as something other than that is a fundamental denial of our faculties of reason and logic which would render us something other than a human being. Take off the rose colored glasses and unplug yourself!
Free will is not predictable by a central planning agency.”
Since the general civilization of mankind I believe there are more abridgments of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachment by those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations.”
Here is a stunning 4-minute expose by James Corbett on the glaring inconsistencies of the official government report of the JFK assassination. This is a timely video as we recently passed the 50th anniversary of the event that happened on November 22, 1963. Why do we idolize and enshrine the life of a deceased murderous President of the USSA living in the lap of luxury at the direct expense of extorted taxpayer currency? Why are the lives of the little people worth so much less such as that of a struggling college student drowning in student loan debt, or a single mother working two jobs struggling to pay her bills and feed her kids, or a retired elderly person seeking to enjoy his/her golden years on a fixed income amidst furious government deficit spending, currency printing and currency devaluation, or a disillusioned veteran who returns home emotional scarred from murdering innocent people overseas at the whims of despots and Central Bankers at home?
Kill one man, and you are a murderer. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill them all, and you are a god.”
Our overlords do not have any more power over us than the power we directly give them. Our form of government is as ephemeral and impermanent as the air we breathe in and out. Withdrawal of participatory consent is a powerful strategy that we can all do and it requires no violent overthrow, revolution, or coup. Cash cows who refuse to be milked for their labor and industry cannot be forced to produce. Of all the great technological and scientific advancements that we so attribute to the great blob that has become of the 20th century militaristic superpower we call the USA, none of them has ever originated from oppressive government bureaucrats. No society of peace has ever come about through the use of force, violence, and coercive laws that lie at the heart of all formal government institutions. Do not vote to propagate this system of violence. Recognize that we are all individuals and entitled to our own intrinsic rights and are not bound by any Constitution. Constitutions are, after all, simply pieces of paper that have been arbitrarily written and can, just as well, be arbitrarily discarded and disposed of. Just as Federal Reserve Notes are fundamentally worthless without our consent and participation as to their use; so too is government fundamentally powerless without our consent and participation in its wretched propagation.
Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything — you can’t conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.”
Robert A. Heinlein.
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.”
Henry David Thoreau
We do not have American problems, Hispanic problems, Jewish problems, Black problems, Women’s problems, Gay problems, or Muslim problems! We have human problems because we are all humans and subject to the same Natural Laws! We must stop this labeling, name calling, and arbitrary divisive segregation of people! We all want the best future for our kids, do not wish to steal from our neighbor, and just try to survive the week by working hard. We all have the capacity to feel love, compassion and kindness. This is what unites us despite the many efforts by the State and lamestream media to divide us. The shackles that sustain our bondage are primarily mental and therefore only require a shift of consciousness to dissolve.
Wow! Witness this powerful 8-minute video of a mountain man, who was arrested and charged with fishing without a license, defend himself with eloquence and demolish all the judge’s apparent credibility as a public official. He proudly states “I am the living man, protected by natural law. You are trying to create a fictitious fraudulent action. Do not tell me to shut up! I am the living natural man, and my voice will be heard!” When the judge asked how he will plead he proudly proclaimed “I never plead, animals plead, sounds like baaa, oink oink.” If we allow our masters to rule over us by citing the fraudulent and unjust laws they concoct we will see the process of how parasites growing in size slowly kills the host. We are in control of our own destinies!
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.”
Please check out this wonderful animated 14-minute video clearly illustrating the futility in being a wise and benevolent ruler. Any ruler, even a philosopher king, will always have the unintended effects of hurting his/her subjects in one way or another. Voluntary Anarchy is the only way towards a peaceful existence. No government founded on violence and coercion can ever truly achieve lasting peace and prosperity.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”
Paper constitutions have the same long-term value as paper money; also, like paper money, they lend a false sense of security to the holder. What constitution has ever kept the government from rewriting or discarding it throughout history? Just look at Latin America and Europe: one could make a bonfire with the constitutions they have gone through in the last 500 years.”
In this 16-minute video Stefan Molyneux delivers a powerhouse argument for the destructive nature that government has had all throughout humanity. Our so called government institutions are merely factory farms raising human livestock for milking and subsequent slaughter when no longer necessary. When it seems physical slavery has been alleviated it has been replaced by economic slavery, or an enslavement of the mind, a most insidious form that is without physical chains. We are moving not towards free-dom but towards becoming free-range chattel. The difference is clear.
No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people.” William Howard Taft, 27th President of the United States
There is no need for a revolution since the problem is not government but rather the belief in government. Just like when one discovers that there is no Santa Claus, one does not embark on a crusade to abolish Santa Claus but rather simply stops believing in him; so too must we collectively stop believing in the State and it will automatically cease to exist and cease to have any power over us.
No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck.”
It was not Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Pol Pot, or Mao Zedong that committed the horrid atrocities we read about in the history books. They were committed by those who blindly obeyed and believed in their moral right to rule. Without the support of a willing people these sociopaths are merely madmen shouting their threats and commands in solitary confinement.
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.”
Leonardo Da Vinci
I love it when people say to me “In that country they have ‘free’ healthcare for their citizens. Why don’t we have that here?” Do they ever wonder how real goods and services can ever be “free” in the real world? Some people are too blindly enamored by this amorphous entity known as “government” and that it somehow has the capacity to save us from our many sins so long as we just give up as much of our extorted money as possible. Many Statists fall into this socialistic trap every time they talk of the European countries who are themselves drowning in debt as well.
The ‘anarchist/voluntarist’ point of view is that government is an irrational concept, which boils down to people telling other people what to do at the point of a gun, or using the circular logic that their code applies because their code says so.”
I challenge you to an interesting thought experiment. Type in the Google search box “government subsidy (any large mega corporation)” Regardless of what mega corporation you type in, you will find reams of articles on how the US has poured billions of dollars of tax payer money to artificially propping them up. It is not a level playing field! The government clearly plays favorites through these taxpayer funded bailouts, subsidies, grants etc. on a frequent basis. That’s the last thing you will see on the news. How can the small business owner compete with such blatant governmental favoritism? Get rid of the State and you will see such enormous monstrosities immediately collapse under the weight of their own inefficiency. I assert that monopolies and cartels cannot exist without the support of State funds and the protection of State laws passed through the bribery of lobbying and campaign contributions.
To be GOVERNED is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so. To be GOVERNED is to be at every operation, at every transaction noted, registered, counted, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, prevented, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished. It is, under pretext of public utility, and in the name of the general interest, to be place under contribution, drilled, fleeced, exploited, monopolized, extorted from, squeezed, hoaxed, robbed; then, at the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, vilified, harassed, hunted down, abused, clubbed, disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed; and to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonored. That is government; that is its justice; that is its morality.”
For someone to claim that monopolies who run rampant among the business world if it were not for the valiant efforts by the State to curtail it, is equivalent to one claiming a particular predator would multiply incessantly in Nature, devouring all available prey if it were not for a central authority of control monitoring the predator/prey ratio that naturally exists. True these ratios experience minor fluctuations but they must always revert back to a standard medium or homeostasis. If, perchance, this situation would come about in Nature, not only would it wipe out all the prey that a particular predator feeds upon, but, through a lack of prey, this would lead to an immediate collapse of the “monopoly” of predators that will abound. The massive die off of excessive predators and the resultant flourishing of prey would re-establish the homeostasis once again. Of course this phenomenon is nonsense, as we can all clearly understand in Nature. Why does this become an extraordinarily dense concept to comprehend when it is applied to the business world of finances and economics?
The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.”
The boldness of the State to fund these mega corporations is limitless. Essentially what they are doing is arbitrarily deciding which business should thrive and which should collapse. I would assume this decision would be made on the grounds of self-preservation and self-interest of the State. The corporations chosen to benefit the State the most will be showered with subsidies, tax breaks, favorable legislation, and bailouts at the direct expense of the taxpayer, small business owner, and all savers. The collusion of the State and the mega corporations/large financial institutions it supports is wretched to its core! Capitalism is not to blame. It is because of the mutant crony capitalism today that people have grown to feel intense hatred for the essence of true Capitalism, which is fundamentally just the voluntary exchange of goods and services for other goods and services completely divorced from all governmental intervention. More aptly put, it is voluntary anarchy or Anarcho-Capitalism.
There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want, merely because you think it would be good for him.”
Opt out of the system in any way you can. Tell your friends, family, and anyone you hold to be most dear to do the same. Write about it on your social media sites, post blogs about it, and speak it from the mountaintops! No longer must we live in trembling fear of what our oppressors might do to us! Live your own life and claim your individual sovereignty in every sense of the phrase. We are not subjects to be monitored, economic slaves to be milked, chattel to be claimed, or sheep to be herded according to the capricious whims of merciless overlords. Renounce the legitimacy of the State and it will cease to have power. Its authority is primarily derived from consent and acquiescence of the governed. We are its milk and honey, the nourishment for its propagation. Remove the nourishment and its illusory essence is exposed and naked. The notion that humanity needs the State in order to function and live peaceably is one of the oldest and most dangerous of superstitious lies that have been faithfully passed down throughout the generations as if being a proud family heirloom. The extent that this putrid ill begotten bastard notion has poisoned the human psyche is tragic and reprehensible and fundamentally indicative of the ease of manipulating the masses into docile submission.
Liberty will not descend to a people, a people must raise themselves to liberty.”
You say you are happy and do not wish to “stir the pot”? I ask you, how many sovereign rights will you allow them to fraudulently take from you before you say “No more! I am a sovereign human being with sovereign inalienable rights and they are not for the taking!”? Assume the self-respect and dignity necessary before this task slips from the improbable to the impossible.
The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resists it.”
We must protest everything “compulsory” regarding government which includes education, healthcare, taxation etc. We must de-legitimize and nullify its power! It has no power! We give it all the power! It is a hollow entity that does not exist in its own right. We can destroy it and free ourselves anytime we wish. However first in order to do so we must understand the nature of our own slavery.
The limitation of tyrants is the endurance of those they oppose.”
Here is an excellent John Stossel 11-minute piece on, what’s known as, the “Tragedy of the Commons”. This dictates that a public property will necessarily plunge into decay and be subjected to massive societal exploitation due to its public nature and that private property will always be superior in quality, efficiency, and beauty for the very reason that the owner has an incentive to keep it so. The unfounded principle that sharing produces abundance is finely illustrated in the fact that the Pilgrims through the “Tragedy of the Commons” concept almost starved to death and that the only abundance that was produced, wherefrom the sharing with the Natives story originated, came from the private stewardship of the land.
Noncooperation with evil is as much a duty as cooperation with good.”
In one way socialism does exist in the basic family structure. We all work for the common good of those we love in our household. This is only natural. However when central planners strive to force this sentiment to larger proportions, such as to society as a whole, fundamental flaws begin to abound. This socialistic relationship is not at the expense of respecting the sovereign inalienable rights to self and property of each family member.
The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual crime.”
The whole point of Voluntary Anarchy is that we are all Sovereign individual born with certain inalienable rights that no government can give to us through any piece of paper, such as the Bill of Rights, the US Constitution, Declaration of Independence, nor can any government take them away. To assert that human made laws and statutes can produce any semblance of peace or prosperity is the same as saying “Nature requires laws made by man to function or else all ecosystems will collapse.” To live in a society devoid of the formal institution, known as the State, we have come to believe is necessary is frightening only because through tradition and government indoctrination camps known as public schools they incessantly drill into young impressionistic minds the Statist view. Even Democracy is flawed through and through, unable to be remedied by any noble minded ruler or philosopher king. This is primarily due to the fact that any government, including our beloved democratic government, is not a producing sector of society. Rather it procures it’s sustenance through the systematic pillaging of the fruits of other people’s labor and thrift. It is a parasite on the back of humanity, which without us will simply wither away and die. We can most certainly prosper and thrive without the State. The State is entirely dependent on us. Production always precedes predation therefore criminal gangs, known as government, are the parasites that have historically attached themselves to productive societies in order to suck and drain them dry of their prosperity.
The times call for courage. The times call for hard work. But if the demands are high, it is because the stakes are even higher. They are nothing less than the future of human liberty, which means the future of civilization.”
No government on Earth composed of a small elite group of imperfect human beings can ever hope to “rule justly” over the throng. Why do we continue to delude ourselves that if only we elect the correct sociopath everything will improve for us, justice will rain on the land, and there will be peace for all? Expecting those that rule us to solve all our problems is the proverbial carrot dangling in front of us that, as long as we maintain this delusion, will always elude us. I do not believe there is such a thing as an incorruptible government. It is a contradiction in terms.
Sending in good men to reform the State is like sending virgins to reform a whorehouse.” Anonymous
Obama is currently seeking a 3rd a third term that would be unconstitutional according to, the US Constitution, the ancient piece of magical paper on which is formed the basis of our “representative government”. This is just another example of the complete disregard and utter contempt our “elected” politicians hold for their subjects. In the end they will do what they please and their limits will be dictated by what the people, through their collective ignorance, allow them to do. This clearly demonstrates the absurdity of such notions as “elected representatives”, “representative democracy”, and “public servants” as serving the will of the people. The master can never become servant to the slave, for if he does he is clearly no longer the master, but an equal. Giving god-like power to any one person or small group of people will immediately invite corruption, abuse, exploitation, and inevitable murder of the masses as that power is steadily increased to the point of totalitarianism if assassination or overthrow of the regime does not come first.
There comes a time when a moral man can’t obey a law which his conscience tells him is unjust.”
Martin Luther King
It is the duty of the State to fabricate its own demand. It is a self licking ice cream cone. It employs the circular and thoroughly illogical argument that we should obey the law because the law is written as such. Once this is realized the illusion is revealed for what it is, an old man behind the scenes pulling the strings from which emerges smoke and flashing lights that do nothing in the real world but strive to inspire fear and intimidation in the hearts of men. Only children are afraid of ghosts in the closet and monsters under the bed, so why does this fallacy persist? What does that say about the mental state of adult Statists?
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”
Here is an excellent 5-minute video blowing the myth of the evils of sweatshops right out of the water! The argument here is similar to that of why the minimum wage law produces more unemployment, layoffs, crime, and violence. Sweatshops, although largely reviled by society, provide significant employment opportunities to lower skilled workers who would not otherwise be able to earn a wage due to prevailing unjust laws. Although many of these sweatshops function illegally in the sense that they pay their workers lower than the State mandated minimum wage, they nevertheless provide options for the poor of a given nation State that would not otherwise have been available. Getting paid below minimum wage is better than not getting paid at all. Also it must be emphasized that the relationship between the employee and the sweatshop employer is voluntary and mutually beneficial. The employee of a sweatshop is not forced to work there in any sense. On the contrary such employees choose to work there after reaching the conclusion that it is best choice amongst lesser options. Therefore in a very real sense sweatshops do much to lift a given population out of abject poverty and help them to provide for themselves. Oppressive legislation and regulation would only function to hamper such positive benefits. Please let us change this biased vernacular that obviously skews their significant aspects to any listener who is not so initially acquainted.
If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.”
Please enjoy this wonderfully satirical but entirely accurate 3-minute video on equating the absurdity of “Without government who will build the roads?” to “Without slavery who will pick the cotton?” Just because we have been exploited, pillaged, abused, molested, and robbed by government for centuries still does not make it right or just. It simply illustrates how painfully complacent the people become when their true intellectual faculties have been relaxed to the point of atrophy. Is it such a radical assertion that people should not have a portion of their wealth systematically stolen, be entitled to self-ownership, and be responsible for their own lives? One who disagrees with this should thoroughly examine the socialistic idealism one harbors in the artificial institution of a perfect utopia.
Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”
“When in the course of human history, it becomes time to free oneself from governmental tyranny, it is necessary to state the reasons for such liberation.
1) All taxation is theft and a violation of individual rights and self-ownership.
2) All laws are tools of enslavement designed to keep us in a mental prison.
3) Voting is a joke and gives no authority for one person or group of people to rule another group.
4) Statism, like all religions, is about submission to authority, not the elevation of one’s own value as a human being.
5) Violence is a barbaric way to control people and should only be used in self-defense.
We are not sheep to be corralled, prodded, and slaughtered. We are free human beings with the rights to self-ownership, self-determination, and self-respect. We declare that we are the owners of this planet and shall treat it and each other with respect and love.
No more wars, no more disease, no more death, no more hatred. Only peace and voluntary cooperation. Amen.”
Hahaha here is a hilarious 4 minute video on the 12 banned items by the TSA for Christmas. It’s nice to know that our Federal Government is using our hard earned tax money wisely by giving these nice incompetent people a job. We should feel grateful for the sexual molestations and occasional theft that occurs in the name of the “War on Terror”. All in an honest day’s work!
Here is a hilarious yet on point 2 minute video on the abuses we all directly face with the NSA’s immoral and unjust criminal activities. Stop funding these criminals with your tax dollars! Stop committing tax financed murder overseas! Just ignore the State and it will go away!
Here is a funny 2 minute cartoon video on Season’s Greeting from Spying Claus. This is a special message from your neighborhood magical, morbidly obese, diabetic, mythical, peeping tom philanthropist.
Here is a fascinating 8 minute Stefan Molyneux examination on the importance of teaching one’s children the truth about the world, or at least one’s understanding of the truth, let alone not lying to them with a mythical quasi NSA figure such as Santa Claus that “sees us when we’re sleeping, knows when we’re awake, and knows if we’ve been bad or good.”
Others argue “Believing in Santa Claus gives kids a sense of wonder about the world.” Is it necessary to lie to our children in order to provide them with a sense of wonder? I do believe that there is enough uncertainty and mystique we can glean from attempting to teach our children about the real world, let alone deceiving them with a tale that abandons all reason for the sake of one day.
Our children are born as foreigners in a strange land. They know nothing about prison, pain, flowers, toys, crime etc. They trust us, as the authority figures, to provide them with the truth about the world. If we deceive them with falsehoods, what does that speak about our credibility? Be truthful with your children. They deserve nothing less. The truth does not hurt. The truth is beautiful, wondrous, and inherently magical.
Yesterday we celebrated Veteran’s Day, a day to commemorate those hired mercenaries of innocent people bought and paid for with stolen money (taxes) as if they performed some honorable duty without which we would all be living destitute lives full of privation and suffering. Everywhere it is mindlessly parroted that “They fought to defend our freedoms!” Let us examine for a moment the often-referenced “freedoms” they are out murdering so hard to protect. The freedom of free speech and uninhibited expression? Nope. The freedom of the press and media to report alternative viewpoints contrary to the status quo? Nope. The freedom of cyber, personal, or financial privacy? Nope. The freedom to open a business without being harassed by oppressive government regulations? Nope. The freedom to practice a profession without the permission (licenses) and necessary extortion fees required to keep our governing federal mafia from harassing us to no end? Nope. The freedom to not be sexually assaulted when attempting to leave the arbitrarily government concocted lines known as state/national borders by naked body scanners and poking/prodding happy sexual deviants also known as the Touch Sex Army (TSA)? Nope. The freedom to keep all the fruits of one’s industry and labor? Nope. The freedom to put into one’s body whatever arbitrarily “illicit” substance our masters have capriciously chosen to prohibit? Nope. The freedom to decide one’s own healthcare? Nope. The freedom to not pay extortion fees (taxes)? Nope. The freedom to a fair and equitable trial by a jury of our peers? Nope. The freedom to opt out of supporting the inefficiently brutal agency of coercion, violence, exploitation, and theft also known as the Federal Government? Nope. The freedom to secede from the Union as a state, county, town, neighborhood, street, family, or individual? Nope. The freedom to use whichever currency one deems appropriate for payment of all debts public and private? Nope. The freedom to have our skies absent of poisonous chemtrails and surveillance/murderous drones? Nope. The freedom to not have our physical whereabouts monitored by ever intrusive surveillance cameras and sophisticated tracking technology? Nope. The freedom to have our global climate unadulterated by HAARP and chemtrails for the purposes of utilizing self-sustainable farming techniques? Nope.
If you are one of those unfortunates who are currently in the military, I implore you to re-examine what exactly you are doing in the world. Your actions are having real effects on real people. Do you possess the intimate understanding of other cultures and foreign peoples to justify your heinous actions? If you are participating to pay for college, travel the world, or because you think you have no other alternative I strongly encourage you to reconsider the motives of the organization you work for. Being a hero is not about obeying orders regardless of your morality. That is something a soulless machine could do. Claiming good intentions whilst acting in a state of ignorance is the basis for every kind of horrific atrocity in history. Being a hero is understanding what universal morality is, living by your moral code, and encouraging others to do the same. The true hero rejects initiatory violence in all its manifestations. The true hero is the one that leads a life of virtue, honor, and peace based on voluntary interactions with his fellow human beings. The true hero does not come home to ticker tape parades. The true hero is not awarded metals of honor or purple hearts. The true hero acts based on a profound understand of morality, philosophy, and economics. The true heroes are all around us. They are not in the limelight. They do not expect daily praises for their efforts but they do hold other to the same standard of civility. Be a radical. Advocate for peace, love, and anarchy. Vacate the State!
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.
I am still searching for the freedoms these murderers are killing innocent people to protect us from. If you know of any please let me know. It seems I am searching in vain, because all I see are usurpations and the curtailing of previously held freedoms, yet war is as ubiquitous as ever! Federal spending of stolen money on massacre and carnage is now over half of our trillion dollars counterfeited annual budget! The US is the biggest spender on military weapons, troops, equipment etc on Earth. The amount dwarfs the military spending of the next 25 countries combined! We are also the largest seller and exporter of weapons on the globe, arming the same foreign enemies we are so dedicated to annihilating. And some people still have the gall to say we need government for the maintenance of our infrastructure (roads, bridges, tunnels etc) and to fund education? Our federal government needs us! It is the parasites who die when the host wakes up and scratches them off! Our masters are not as powerful as they think they are and the people are not as weak they think they are!
Man is the only Patriot. He sets himself apart in his own country, under his own flag, and sneers at the other nations, and keeps multitudinous uniformed assassins on hand at heavy expense to grab slices of other people’s countries, and keeps them from grabbing slices of his. And in the intervals between campaigns he washes the blood off his hands and works for “the universal brotherhood of man” – with his mouth.
Mark Twain, “The Lowest Animal”
Here is a truly shocking 5 minute video of 1000 years of war from the global perspective! Apart from the obvious moral dilemmas with waging wars on other people with the express purpose of enslaving them, stealing their natural resources, or satisfying any other whim a tyrant might conjure, there is the question of funding. How is a State to pay for its troops? I sincerely doubt that even the most steadfastly patriotic will fight and die for free. There exist 3 main options for a State to fund any of its endeavors; taxation of its citizens, borrowing from other countries, and printing currency also known as deficit spending. The first two options have most apparent limits in scope. Waging heavy taxation on the people for the purpose of paying for a murderous conquest becomes tiresome as the people grow weary of such blatant theft. Such a war cannot last. Borrowing from foreign countries to fund a murderous conquest becomes quite risky for the lender. The borrower’s credit dwindles the more money is borrowed and the longer the war is fought. Eventually the lending country will not lend anymore and will demand repayment. Such a war cannot last.
Therefore printing currency becomes the option of choice for a globally imperialistic State. In modern times there have been many euphemisms to disguise the sinister essence of this action. It has been called money creation, The Mandrake Mechanism, Quantitative Easing, deficit spending etc. A blood sucking parasitic bureaucrat by any other name is still just as useless and societally damaging. This may be characterized as a hidden tax on the purse of the people. As we have learned before “Wealth is never destroyed or created. It is merely transferred.” It is a tax as every piece of currency that is printed and used to fund the wartime effort is just more wealth siphoned away from the producing middle class to the ruling elite. It is a “hidden” tax in that the resultant loss of purchasing power is oftentimes so piecemeal and subtle that “not one man in a million will be able to diagnose it.” However during times of war this destruction of purchasing power, addition to the monetary base, and price inflation becomes self-evident to those paying attention.
History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance.
This money creation is facilitated by the Central Banking System. Cloaked in confusion, engulfed in uncertainty, and begirded by obscurity the function and purpose of Central Banks in our society is not something clearly taught to our precious budding little minds in their government educational institutions. This is done for good reason. A general public replete with awakened and financially literate individuals precludes the very existence of both cancerous establishments of the Federal Government and the Central Banks. This must not be encouraged!
The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.
It is no coincidence that the century of total war coincided with the century of Central Banking.
Take particular note of the war orgy that began precisely after the Federal Reserve was founded in 1913. It has been estimated that 160 million people died in war in the 20th century. Completely aside from war (which is an inevitable toxic spinoff of collectivism and nation-states) was that it has been estimated that 262 million people died in the 20th century alone through democide. Democide is a term revived and redefined by the political scientist R. J. Rummel as “the murder of any person or people by a government, including genocide, politicide and mass murder.” Combined that is 422 million people killed in the last century alone through collectivism, nation-states, central banking and the wars they enable. That’s nearly half a billion people!
I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we’re really talking about peace.