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June 16, 2022

Journalism Before vs. Now

Filed under: media, Memes, Politics — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 7:45 am

H/T Tom X. Donnet — Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 5:56 AM MST


June 14, 2022

Joe Biden in July, 1985 — “I have never believed . . . .”

Filed under: Memes, Politics, self-defense — Tags: , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 5:55 pm

H/T Lily Gonzalez — Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 7:11 AM MST


June 9, 2022

Don’t Ask Why I Need an AR-15, Ask Why Cops Need AFVs

Filed under: Memes, Politics, Principles, Resistance, self-defense — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 7:12 pm

H/T Libertarian Party of Kentucky — Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 12:17 PM MST

“But wait, there’s more!” as the televised pitchmen say.

Those same hoplophobe and victim disarmers who demand that you surrender your AR-15- and your AK-47-style rifles so that they can have their momentary “warm fuzzy” that they “got something done” and “made a difference” — their sock puppets in the New York State Legislature want New Yorkers that aren’t Political Classholes or in the service of same to surrender any privately-owned body armor in their possession:

Reason: New York’s Body Armor Ban May Be Stupidest Gun Legislation Yet


June 4, 2022

Happy KILLDOZER DAY!

Filed under: Politics, Principles, Reading, self-defense — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 7:51 am

H/T Тим ВилMonday, September 7, 2020 at 6:56 PM MST

Heemeyer Muffler Repair
Poster’s location not shared ⋅ June 4, 2019

June 4th, 2019 marks the 15th anniversary of the Killdozer’s rampage through Granby, Colorado.

Sit down kids, and let me tell you a tale. A tale about a reasonable man driven to do unreasonable things.

Marvin Heemeyer was a man who owned a muffler shop in Granby, Colorado. The city council ordained to approve the construction of a concrete factory in the lot across from Marvin’s shop. In the process, this blocked the only access road to the muffler shop. Marvin petitioned to stop the construction to no avail. He petitioned to construct a new access road, and even bought the heavy machinery to do so himself. Denied.

The concrete factory went up in disregard to the ramifications on Marvin’s business. To add insult to injury, the factory construction disconnected the muffler shop from the city sewage lines. An indifferent city government then chose to fine Marvin for this.

His business and livelihood were in ruin. Rather than lie down and die, Marvin chose to fight back. Over the course of a year and a half, Marvin secretly outfitted the bulldozer he bought to save his business with 3-foot thick steel and concrete armor, camera systems, and enclosed bulletproof glass.

On June 4th, 2004 Marvin Heemeyer lowered the armored shell over top of himself, entombing himself inside the Killdozer to make his last stand.

He burst forth from the walls of his muffler shop and straight into the concrete factory that ruined his business. Over the course of the next several hours, Marvin drove his Killdozer through 13 buildings owned by those officials that had wronged him, including the city council building itself.

SWAT teams swarmed the dozer, but it proved immune to small arms fire and even explosives. Another piece of heavy machinery was even brought out to fight the Killdozer, but it too fell to the dozers righteous fury.

In the end, Marvin’s Killdozer became trapped in one of the buildings it was built to destroy. Marvin chose to take his life, the only life he took that day.

Today, we celebrate Killdozer Day and Marvin Heemeyer, the last great American folk hero. A man driven to the brink who chose to fight back against an indifferent system.

From notes left behind after his passing:

“I was always willing to be reasonable until I had to be unreasonable. Sometimes reasonable men must do unreasonable things.”

HAPPY KILLDOZER DAY!

NOTES

  1. Approximate reading level — 10.7

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May 17, 2022

The State Doesn’t Care About You

Filed under: History, Memes, Politics, Principles — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 6:48 pm

Libertarian Party of Idaho
Monday, May 16, 2022 at 9:20 AM MST

Reminder Monday; the state doesn’t care about you. They simply demand your compliance.


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May 11, 2022

Ironic that Democrats hate the only thing produced by socialism that actually works

Filed under: Economics, Politics, self-defense, Technology — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 9:17 pm

H/T Libertarian Party of Jefferson County [Colorado] at Friday, May 6, 2022 at 9:29 AM MST [via Libertarian Party USA (Unofficial) Facebook group]


NOTES

  1. Reposted —
    1. Absurdist Discordian Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page / Wimkin page /
    2. Albuquerque Liberty Forum — Facebook page / Spreely page
    3. Discordian Absurdist Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
    4. Egg McMuffin for President — Facebook page
    5. Libertarian Second Amendment Caucus — Facebook page / Spreely page
    6. New Mexico Dissent and Expose — Facebook page / Spreely page
    7. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook group / Facebook page / Minds group / Spreely group / Spreely page / Wimkin group / Wimkin page
    8. “No One Wants to Take Your Guns” — Facebook page / Wimkin page
    9. Resist Marxism New Mexico — Facebook page
    10. Stupor Bowl Sundae Feetball Shoot — Facebook page / Spreely page
    11. The Old Drunken Old Irrvelivents — Facebook page / Spreely page
    12. The Weekly SeditionDiaspora* / Facebook / Gab / Gettr / gorf.pub / Minds / Spreely / Twitter / Wimkin / WordPress
    13. Vote Dumpster Fire — Facebook page
    14. Vote the Air — Facebook page
    15. Vote the Air NM — Facebook page
    16. Wood Chipper — Facebook page

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April 18, 2022

19 April — ATF is America’s Schutzstaffel

Filed under: History, media, Politics, Principles, Resistance, self-defense, Viewing — Tags: , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 9:52 pm

H/T GhostGuns.comSaturday, April 16, 2022 at 6:28 PM MST

Naturally, we can’t forget Mike McNulty’s Waco: The Rules of Engagement[1]

— and McNulty’s follow-up film, Waco: A New Revelation[2]

Today we remember that on Monday, 19 April 1993, the Clinton Administration was so concerned about child welfare that they were willing to kill 27 kids by asphyxiation, incineration, and automatic-weapons fire to get at three adults accused of tax and paperwork violations.


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. Waco: The Rules of EngagementBing, DuckDuckGo, Google, IMDb, Infogalactic, Presearch, Searx, Startpage, Wikipedia
  2. Waco: A New RevelationBing, DuckDuckGo, Google, IMDb, Infogalactic, Presearch, Searx, Startpage

NOTES

  1. Published at The Libertarian Enterprise [TLE]Number 1,153: Sunday, 24 April 2022 (as “April 19”)

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April 14, 2022

Solar and Wind Power vs Nuclear Power

Filed under: Politics, Science, Technology — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 3:50 pm

H/T Larry Sharpe — Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 11:27 PM MST

See also Nuclear No-Contest[1], by James P. Hogan[2]


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. At lewrockwell.com [LRC] — http://lewrockwell.com/orig9/hogan3.1.1.html
  2. James P. Hogan — Infogalactic, Wikipedia (jamesphogan.com seems to have gone away.)

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April 13, 2022

Rod Serling on Liberty (1961)

Filed under: Entertainment, media, Politics, Principles, Viewing — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 11:04 pm

The Twilight Zone
Friday, April 1, 2022 at 12:00 PM MST

“Any state, any entity, any ideology that fails to recognize the worth, the dignity, the rights of man, that state is obsolete.”
— Rod Serling (June 2, 1961)


NOTES

  1. Reposted —
    1. Absurdist Discordian Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page / Wimkin page
    2. Albuquerque Liberty Forum — Facebook page / Spreely page
    3. Bubonicon Puppies — Facebook page
    4. Discordian Absurdist Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
    5. Egg McMuffin for President — Facebook page
    6. Extropy UnboundFacebook / Spreely / Wimkin / WordPress
    7. New Mexico Dissent and Expose — Facebook page / Spreely page
    8. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook group / Facebook page / Minds group / Spreely group / Spreely page / Wimkin group / Wimkin page
    9. Resist Marxism New Mexico — Facebook page
    10. Split the State New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
    11. The Old Drunken Old Irrvelivents — Facebook page / Spreely page
    12. The Weekly SeditionDiaspora* / Facebook / Gab / Gettr / gorf.pub / gorf.space / Minds / Spreely / Twitter / Wimkin / WordPress
    13. Vote Dumpster Fire — Facebook page
    14. Vote the Air — Facebook page
    15. Wood Chipper — Facebook page

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May 27, 2019

Anarchism Without Hyphens, by Karl Hess

Filed under: Politics, Principles, Reading — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 9:27 am

ANARCHISM WITHOUT HYPHENS

by Karl Hess[1]

(Published in The Dandelion, 1980)

There is only one kind of anarchist. Not two. Just one. An anarchist, the only kind, as defined by the long tradition and literature of the position itself, is a person in opposition to authority imposed through the hierarchical power of the state. The only expansion of this that seems to me to be reasonable is to say that an anarchist stands in opposition to any imposed authority.

An anarchist is a voluntarist

Now, beyond that, anarchists also are people and, as such, contain the billion-faceted varieties of human reference.

Some are anarchists who march, voluntarily, to the Cross of Christ. Some are anarchists who flock, voluntarily, to the communities of beloved, inspirational father figures. Some are anarchists who seek to establish the syndics of voluntary industrial production. Some are anarchists who voluntarily seek to establish the rural production of the kibbutzim. Some are anarchists who, voluntarily, seek to disestablish everything including their own association with other people, the hermits. Some are anarchists who deal, voluntarily, only in gold, will never co-operate, and swirl their capes. Some are anarchists who, voluntarily, worship the sun and its energy, build domes, eat only vegetables, and play the dulcimer. Some are anarchists who worship the power of algorithms, play strange games, and infiltrate strange temples. Some are anarchists who only see the stars. Some are anarchists who only see the mud.

They spring from a single seed, no matter the flowering of their ideas. The seed is liberty. And that is all it is. It is not a socialist seed. It is not a capitalist seed. It is not a mystical seed. It is not a determinist seed. It is simply a statement. We can be free. After that it’s all choice and chance.

Anarchism, liberty, does not tell you a thing about how free people will behave or what arrangements they will make. It simply says that people have the capacity to make arrangements.

Anarchism is not normative. It does not say how to be free. It says only that freedom, liberty, can exist.

Recently, in a libertarian journal, I read the statement that libertarianism is an ideological movement. It may well be. In a concept of freedom, it, they, you, or we, anyone has the liberty to engage in any ideology, in anything that does not coerce others, denying their liberty. But anarchism is not an ideological movement. It is an ideological statement. It says that all people have the capacity for liberty. It says that all anarchists want liberty. And then it is silent. After the pause of that silence, anarchists then mount the stages of their own communities and history and proclaim their, not anarchism’s ideologies – they say how they, how they as anarchists, will make arrangements, describe events, celebrate life and work.

Anarchism is the hammer-idea, smashing the chains. Liberty is what results and, in liberty, everything else is up to the people and their ideologies. It is not up to THE ideology. Anarchism says, in effect, there is no such upper case, dominating ideology.

It says that people who live in liberty make their own histories and their own deals with and within it.

A person who describes a world in which everyone must or should behave in a single way, marching to a single drummer, is simply not an anarchist. A person who says that they prefer this way, even wishing all would prefer that way, but who then says all must decide, may certainly be an anarchist. Probably is. Liberty is liberty. Anarchism is anarchism. Neither is Swiss cheese or anything else. They are not property. They are not copyrighted. They are old, available ideas, part of human culture. They may be hyphenated but they are not in fact hyphenated. They exist on their own. People add hyphens, and supplemental ideologies.

I am an anarchist. I need to know that, and you should know it. After that, I am a writer and a welder who lives in a certain place, by certain lights, and with certain people. And that you may know also. But there is no hyphen after the anarchist.

Liberty, finally, is not a box into which people are forced. Liberty is a space in which people may live. It does not tell you how they will live. It says, eternally, only that we can.

H/T Wally Conger — Monday, May 27, 2019 at 9:27 AM MST


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. Karl Hess — Infogalactic, Wikipedia

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