Please enjoy this recent episode of the Seeds of Liberty Podcast. Herein we discuss the contradictory nature of the reports surrounding the SC church shooting, the absurdity of gun-control advocates, how citizen disarmament leads to democide, the counterproductive nature of gun-free zones, what to do in a free society when your neighbor buys a tank, how ridiculous it is to blame the tool instead of the actor, and more!
This battle for ‘common-sense’ gun control laws pits emotion and passion against logic and reason. All too often in such a contest, logic loses. So, expect more meaningless, if not harmful, ‘gun control’ legislation. Good news – if you’re a crook.
Please enjoy this recent episode of the Seeds of Liberty Podcast. This week we were joined by Ben Stone, better known as the Bad Quaker, who owns BadQuaker.com and is a frequent co-host of the Freedom Feens Radio Show. Herein be discussed the possible repercussions of catching an agent of government on a “bad day”, the definition of the Backfire Effect, the use of Socratic questioning, government trolls, putting the brakes on in an internet “debate” when the other party completely eschews logic, having the Backfire Effect used against you, understanding that you are often debating indoctrination and not the individual, how the need for freedom can become just as strong as the need for air, poking the beast, using peaceful parenting in conjunction with present day activism, how technology moves faster than the speed of government, the distortion of history, doing activism your way, the rise of the anarcho-capitalistas in Brazil and Cuba, keeping people from getting discouraged, getting it “right” vs. throwing a tin roof up on a “nothing”, going around the State, and more!
The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion draws all things else to support and agree with it. And though there be a greater number and weight of instances to be found on the other side, yet these it either neglects and despises, or else-by some distinction sets aside and rejects, in order that by this great and pernicious predetermination the authority of its former conclusion may remain inviolate.
Please enjoy our recent episode of the Seeds of Liberty Podcast. Herein we discuss the message sent by the Bundy ranch standoff, armed guards for children’s lemonade stands, creating human shields to prevent LEOs from kidnapping peaceful individuals, the efficacy of anonymous crime tips, breaking the law as a matter of living, disarming the police, knowing how to speak statist, private security agencies, heated toilet seats, firing your local police force, nullifying laws through non-compliance, agorism, peacefully opting out of the system, and more!
If the injustice is part of the necessary friction of the machine of government, let it go, let it go: perchance it will wear smooth–certainly the machine will wear out… but if it is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then I say, break the law. Let your life be a counter-friction to stop the machine. What I have to do is to see, at any rate, that I do not lend myself to the wrong which I condemn.
As a parent our first duty is to shield our children from overt injury as best we can without being over-bearing and smothering. I wouldn’t let my toddler play in a street with passing cars or play with knives. However I will not spank them for doing so. The fact that they do such things is more the parent’s fault than the child’s fault. Inflicting artificial pain only teaches them to use violence to solve their problems. If they are too young to reason, spanking them makes no sense as they cannot yet determine cause and effect. If they are old enough to reason then spanking is lazy parenting as it is resorting to violence when reasoning and calmly explaining things would be much more effective. Indeed how do you expect your child to begin reasoning if you demonstrate your lack of reasoning with them?
It is also not necessary and quite counter-productive to spank or yell at one’s child after they have fallen, scraped themselves, or otherwise hurt themselves. They have already felt the natural consequences of their actions i.e. pain. Adding additional artificial pain on top of that will not further solidify this lesson. On the contrary it will only teach them to not run to you for comfort in these moments of pain for you are teaching them that it will be conspicuously absent when they do. If they cannot run to you for comfort and reassurance then who can they run to? This is the origin of social anxiety and awkwardness to show affection or weakness. Embody the loving, caring, patient, and understanding human being you wish them to become!
There is also ample research that indicates corporal punishment lowers IQ and increases the likelihood of true crime and incarceration later in life. Violence only begets more violence. As peaceful parents we must break the cycle of violence! Propagating harmful practices because they have always been done is to employ the spinal cord and base reptilian brain instead of the neofrontal cortex that has been the proud inheritance of our ancestors. Always strive to improve on the societal and cultural mistakes of the past. Our grandchildren will be most grateful for our efforts.
A child whose life is full of the threat and fear of punishment is locked into babyhood. There is no way for him to grow up, to learn to take responsibility for his life and acts. Most important of all, we should not assume that having to yield to the threat of our superior force is good for the child’s character. It is never good for anyone’s character.
Please enjoy my recent conversation with Kal Molinet. Herein we discussed how he became a Voluntaryist, authoritative parenting, Anarcho-Communists, the birth of Liberate RVA, Hobbesian worldview, Statism is the philosophy of fear, appeal to pity, definition of terms, talking to people about Anarchy, academia of Socialism, nature of government, USPS violent monopoly, nature of politics, new Liberate chapters opening up across the US, civil disobedience is a form of obedience, protesting advocates for compromise, don’t negotiate with terrorists AKA government, proud law breaker, Anarchy is a way of life, unplugging oneself from the Matrix, those who commit the true violence in society, ostracizing government agents, civilization belongs to the civilized, law enforcement are not obliged to protect your life, liberty, or property, Anarchy is chaos fallacy, 86x more likely to be killed by a cop than by a terrorist, government protects your property by first stealing it, warlords have already taken over, USPS $16 billion in debt, appeal to antiquity, economics of a coercive monopoly, Viper Threat Management, private bus service, private sector job vs. government job, welfare parasites, compromising principles, exposing the government gun, authoritarian parenting, prize winning dogs are not physically beaten and much more!
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatreds. You cannot establish security on borrowed money. You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man’s initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.