The Imbecilic Notion of Limited Government by Bill Buppert

Publisher’s Note:I cannot recall all the hundreds of times I have had to respond to the minarchists who crowd the libertarian ranks regaling me of their Rube Goldberg contraption that would make limited government the final solution to all the world’s political problems. Newsflash: none of it works. Fiction tends to craft a narrative framework that essays can’t get close to in communicating ideas. If you get a chance, read Eric Frank Russell’s masterpiece, “…And Then There Were None”.

MYOB! -BB

“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out… without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.”

- H.L. Mencken

A week until the latest slave ballots are cast and then I can stop being surrounded by the annual nonsense of voting for vandals. I can’t drive anywhere in my small burg without spying all the campaign litter cluttering the roadside trumpeting the joys of selecting either dumb or dumber to rob you, tell you what to do and wage war on everything you do or say.

Funny, it’s like all the private criminals running for office locally so they can go ”legit” but once ensconced in the elected throne, they will do what they always do; screw a figurative gun into you temple while they grab your wallet and threaten you with fining, kidnapping, caging, maiming or kill depending on your level of resistance. And, of course, they will employ their legions of attack coproaches that you and your unborn progeny pay to prowl the streets looking for new residents of the gulag.

I think I have written enough over the years about the gulag totalitarian state that everyone enjoys calling America. I’ve published a book that speaks to the imbecility of limited government and its brain-dead adherents. Mind you, I used to be paralyzed from the neck up myself and believed in the nonsense of voting, limited government and the distinct possibility that if we got just the right humans in office, we’d skip down the yellow brick road with no need for anything while politicians would spew magic fairy dust out of their asses and we’d think it was air freshener.

But, no, grown ups have discovered that all politicians are psychopaths and sociopaths; it is only the parasite class of the political nomenklatura who continue to be the nation’s largest gathering of adult toddlers outside of Hollywood.

So if you haven’t read my book, I wanted to provide the reader’s digest version of why limited government is impossible. There is no historical precedent whatsoever east or west of a statist entity arising out of the ashes of the latest secessionist movement and able to control the size it grows to as the cancer of the state metastasizes with time. None. Revolution either wholly transforms an existing government or rends chunks of an existing polity into another totalitarian aspirant in its embryonic stages squealing to grow into the abomination that is government today and has been government always.

I am technically an anarchist but the term grates me. Not only because it is weighted with historical contexts that make people fill their pants but because of the lack of specificity in definition. I am an abolitionist. Let’s clear up the semantics. Abolitionism is far clearer than the muddied nonsense of anarcho-communist, -syndicalist, -socialist and all the other Judea People’s Fronts crowding the aisles of Libertarians-R-Us. It bears an especially sharp contrast against all the other collectivisms. I am certainly 95% an-cap as a philosophical species and I also suspect I am the thinnest of libertarians.

Harness the Austrian critique to Rothbard and that distills the philosophy. I never use the term voluntaryist because I think one could be a commie and faithfully employ the term much like the IRS fiction that the income tax is voluntary. It is also mispronounced constantly. It is why you can look through all my writing and rarely if ever find me using that as an identifier. I practice linguistic specificity because as my mind ages I get more and more addled and try to keep it simple.

Abolition means that the ownership of other humans is wrong whether chattel, regulatory, tax or whatever conditions you wish to apply. It also means I possess no rights that force others to do my bidding which is why I think modern juries are a sham not only because of the behavior of robed government employees but the penalties of not complying when summoned by the King’s men to “serve” in the kangaroo courts is heavy with threat and malice for non-compliance. How appropriate though for the injustice system in the USSA.

In that very limited context, any transaction that obviates the ability to opt-out and involves coercion to action absent consent is wrong. The sole exception is the informed consent of a contract and even that must respect the Zero/Non-Aggression Principle (Z/NAP).

That being the case, any statist government is wrong and only self-governance applies.

Minarchists are the wild-eyed utopians, not abolitionists. Day after day, I am queried by the usual suspects in a panicked falsetto “…but, but who will [fill in the blank] if the government isn’t there to bully me to action or screw a gun to my temple? ANSWER ME!” It proves to me again and again that collectivism is the creed of the adult toddler.

Limited government is the impossible dream because it never happened anywhere on Earth.

Once the most apparently banal notion in a tacitly (BS) consensual document like the Constitution empowers a central government to do anything, it will metastasize like a cancer. Thought experiment: what if all the Constitution read was simply:

Article I, Section 8, Clause 3:[3] [The Congress shall have Power] To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;

That’s it.

Nothing else…nothing. In 1794. Washington would have used that as pretext to march against the tax evaders using some penumbra he deduced from a government panel (ten years before the Supremes granted themselves that right ex post facto ergo propter hoc in 1803).

Fast forward to the ICC in 1887 and then the infamous Wickard v. Filburn in 1942 and all the nonsense in between and ever since. From one sentence, the Feds, Hamilton’s merry band of Communards, would erect a huge formerly limited government apparatus to gobble up all the liberty and freedom it could consume and raising taxes along the way to fund their regulatory excesses. Of course, all of this would be attended by enforcement mechanisms for local consumption and enormous armies and navies to enforce “border protections” for extra-interstate commerce and all the justifications for leviathan government the bureaucrats would fabricate to build the monster.

Limited statist government is IMPOSSIBLE.

So if you are still dim-witted enough to go to the polls on Tuesday or worse, think the Constitution is an engine for freedom; you have some explaining to do to your children on why you insist on making their adulthood so miserable and wretched.

“If you want government to intervene domestically, you’re a liberal. If you want government to intervene overseas, you’re a conservative. If you want government to intervene everywhere, you’re a moderate. If you don’t want government to intervene anywhere, you’re an extremist.”

- Joseph Sobran

American Policing and the Coming Civil War by Bill Buppert

“In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.”
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

Publisher’s Note: The Canadian War Memorial and Parliament were attacked by gunmen this morning and ample evidence of the evolution of the police state in the north was on display as cops in full military regalia stomped about. No matter the cause, the usual suspects in the warden’s office known as government will further erode if not exterminate the gun rights of the Helots in Canada. Standby for news.

A number of readers have written to quibble on the notion of Civil War and I do think the USSA has been waging a “soft” CW since 1791 with the ratification of the primary plantation Convenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&Rs) in the Constitution. My observations here are a scratch speculation on the “hard” CW to come authored not by conspiracy but government malevolence and incompetence.

If you would like to continue this conversation in more depth, join our ZG forum. -BB

 

Eric Frein may be the latest installment of a tradition in the American story of outlaws like Eric Rudolph, Troy James Knapp, Jason McVean, and Robert William Fisher, who were able to elude government and its police for years in rural and urban environments. No one is calling them heroes for their misdeeds or misadventures simply Exhibit A of why the over-funded police in America tend to be a lethal clown posse in rural America. “Popcorn” Sutton provides a memorable vignette on how to make the rural trade prosper. I will leave to others to assess what the mindset of Frein may be and the various theories about why he did what he did. I suspect that Frein may be part of a growing subculture in America that despises and loathes the state of American policing today. This small subculture is not comprised of criminals per se but folks who are simply tired of living in the emerging Stasi state that is the USA.

The PSP has issued a shoot on sight now on a suspect for whom the whole story has yet to be revealed; much like the Dorner episode, innocent until proven guilt is quaint but no longer applicable. Think about that: the authorities admit the suspect will not be taken alive. The future effect of this will incentivize the “nothing to lose” proposition that American copdom is unprepared to face. Solzhenitsyn provides more instruction here that the American police state will ignore at its peril.“You only have power over people so long as you don’t take everything away from them. But when you’ve robbed a man of everything, he’s no longer in your power – he’s free again.”

Is Frein a cold-blooded killer or murderous thug? Who knows and the way the system works, we may never find out. Very few people die by the rifle in America which makes this stand out but I suspect that statistic will increase in frequency instead of decrease in the future. The rifle tends to be a tool of insurrection and not mere crime.

The American police state has always been a savage enterprise enforcing unpopular or simply bad laws for decades. Try Woodrow Wilson’s infamous American Protective League on for size for a dollop of where this madness descends from. Whether the nasty business of alcohol prohibition in the early twentieth century or the other drug prohibition campaigns that succeeded it to grow the size of government, uniformed cops in all 19,000 department today from the local to the Federal level have created a formidable gulag state nicely accelerated by the strike on New York and DC in 2001.

While I think the numbers of civilians, especially innocents, murdered by the police in America is far greater than the official numbers, there is no government database (surprise!) that collates all the incidents. Those numbers are at least four times the purported 500 per annum killed since 9/11. I suspect one reason this is not done is the sheer number of corpses piled up yearly by the cops would cause a revolution that would find many lamp posts straining under the weight of hanged policeman in local burgs much like the collaborators in Vichy France after the country was liberated from the Nazi police state.

Like Frein, Dorner in California demonstrated for all to see that one determined man gunning for the cops can paralyze an entire state’s law enforcement apparatus and have them running for cover. Two incidents after the during the Dorner caper come to mind to show just how ill-advised and frightened the constabulary were of tackling an armed suspect who knew what he was about. In the case of the Dorner fiasco, the frightened police opened fire on a man driving to surf and two women delivering newspapers.

Much like the strike by al Qaeda on 9/11 in 2001, these events intentionally or accidentally set into train a cavalcade of unintended consequences and self-immolation on the part of the state. The US has formally driven itself into bankruptcy since 9/11 and the police state has helped to apply the gas to the process.

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Voting for Vandals: The Tyrant and the Ballot by Bill Buppert

I know, I know, this close to the election, I seem to be chattering on and on about it but voting is one of the cruxes of why slave people think they’re free thanks to the ballot box.

My father passed away last year and he was a die-hard believer in voting and duly registered in the state we live in when he moved in with us. I recently drafted a letter to the county registrar asking to deregister him from the rolls and did the same for myself. Years ago, I had a tilting at windmills moment and decided to run for state senate so I registered in order to do so. The process was so repugnant and I had conversations with so many of the election illiterati in the local venues that I withdrew and thought better of it.

I would speak before my friend, Brian Miller, before he mounted the lectern so he would appears moderate in light of my unorthodox and radical views. He was running for Congress and one of the only candidates in 2010 to do so with Ron Paul’s imprimatur. I knew the end was near when I saw a loathsome Neanderthal toting a sign with George W. Bush’s visage with the legend “Do you miss me yet?”. I simply thought the entire polity was barking mad who would even participate in the electoral nonsense.

I was a big fan of Ernie Hancock’s campaign for Secretary of State in Arizona in 2006 where he urged people not to vote.

A quick review of why voting is tyrannical:

Voting is violence.

If voting could change things it would be illegal.

Candidates are behaving in the extraordinarily narrow constraints of both legal and government approved standards.

Two party systems incentivize monopoly.

Increased suffrage across sex lines and socioeconomic strata correlates to an increasing size in government.

Voting is an illusion of granting legitimacy.

Have you ever wondered why obviously tyrannical regimes like China, the USSR and Cuba hold elections even though the results are a foregone conclusion? There are only two likely answers: legitimacy and a “voice” in law enforcement. The former is obvious to the casual observer but the latter not so much.

How many times have you heard the usual suspects crow on about the importance of a voice and that you may not like the behavior of the regime but you have a choice in which creature you select to “represent” you and they carry the philosophical water?

Strip any government of its policing and law enforcement function and no one will comply with the edicts issued by the elected mandarins and in the US, the venal and corrupt executive that lords over the land like an occupying force. Whether it is the land of the free or a Russian gulag or a Chinese labor camp, cops make governments work; they are the sociopathic pointy business end of all collectivist endeavors.

I was listening to National Pinko Radio in the car this morning and the newly minted FBI Director, James Comey, was whining and complaining about the lack of transparency in new communications devices impairing his ability to spy on the polity. This latest installment of an American Lavrenty Beria and his high-tech NKVD takes the reflagging of the mission of the FBI as a national security organ very seriously. There is no liberty or freedom that will be left unexamined by this totalitarian aspirant.

It then struck me, if no one voted, what excuse would the usual collectivist apologists proffer for the excesses of government? In other words, how many times have you heard a friend or neighbor say either there ought to be a law or if you want to change it then vote a candidate in. Their a priori assumption is that a candidate must be selected to manage every aspect of their life.

This is why even totalitarian societies like the ones I described earlier do the kabuki dance of voting. It’s a sophisticated rationalization and cover for government abuse and mayhem through the simple shamanistic notion of blaming the victim because they approved the power in the first place. I’ve often described the US as a crazy patchwork quilt of the Milgram/Stanford experiment harnesses to a vast herd of Stockholm Syndrome patients. No matter how ineffective and murderous the regime, the elected psychopaths and their nomenklatura simply point at the masses of duped participants and claim the holy writ of protection by majoritarian tyranny. Sort of like the serial killer standing over the bloody corpse of his latest prey, pointing at him and caterwauling the victim made him do it.

This is the same sordid excuse you hear from the government gang of thugs known as police and law enforcement. They consistently present the reverse defense of Nuremburg to absolve them of all the crimes and mayhem they have committed as the armed agents of the state.

So to simply add to the list of why voting in a government-sponsored contest is immoral, reprehensible and just plain stupid, you remain a slave who happily and blithely slips a suggestion in the box for your next plantation owner. By doing so, all the mandarins and rulers will look serenely on as they see the next dupe upon whom they place all the blame for their psychopathic behavior.

Remember that all collectivist act like toddlers with guns and a license to kill. Don’t be surprised if your vote has lethal consequences.

Friends don’t let friends vote. Period.

Kokesh Smashes the State (In Print) by Bill Buppert

Publisher’s Note: Michael Dean runs Freedom Feens on which I am an occasional co-host thanks to the good offices of Michael. He runs a podcasting teaching academy on the Feens by allowing a dozen co-hosts the opportunity to learn how to advance as podcast practitioners. He just released a labor of love via YouTube to show the booboise how to podcast. I recommend that my readers give it a listen. -BB

Adam Kokesh and I go back a long way and have run across each other quite often on the liberty trail at various liberty festivities we have spoken at. He and I both share a military pedigree; mine longer than his but both having served in the Legions in wartime. Adam is young (early thirties), charismatic and a fellow abolitionist.

He has been kind enough to have me on his show where we discussed coproaches.

For those new to this site, I take pains with my employment of language specificity and happen to think that the anarchist meme is so tainted with almost insurmountable bad taste and linguistic baggage that I almost exclusively use the term abolitionist outside my trusted circle of anarcho-capitalist friends and family. It removes yet another barrier of excuses folks can use to avoid the red pill.

Ten years ago, such profession of fealty to anarchy would have had many in the room look at you like you’ve got an organ in your forehead. Today, I am astonished at the number of fellow abolitionists I meet at PorcFest and other freedom venues.

He just published his book with the astonishingly original title of Freedom. It is not a book so much as a pamphlet. A 62 page book that would have been a perfect fit in the 18th century when pamphleteering was the internet communications argot of the time.

I like the size and the message, I like to compare it to an evolution grenade you throw to someone and if they spend the brief amount of time to absorb it, the book may nurture the seedbed in their head to come to grips with the possibilities of a world without totalitarian government crushing the life-force from humanity.

Like most of us pesky abolitionists, Adam is not a revolutionary so much as an evolutionary. He says so in his book: “Clearly, this is an evolutionary process, not a revolutionary one.” He realizes that the long train of abuses and privation that is the basis of all government must be eradicated but knows that a violent means to do so will only get more of the same.

To use my tired old saw, Adam thinks a philosophical terraforming of the planet is in order and could be a process that will take a long time to achieve. But he wants to do something about it instead of standing on the sidelines watching the planet go up in flames…again.

Adam uses the snapshot methodology to cover a gamut of subjects from taxation to slavery to corporatism and everything in between. Bastiat wrote a tome for the ages with The Law that clocks at 67 pages and Hazlitt’s classic Economics in One Lesson clocks in at approximately 205 pages. Both of these books are classic tomes that adorn the shelf of every self-respecting abolitionist and aspiring Austrian economist.

How do I sum up Adam’s message? Point your index finger at your temple and repeat after me: “The revolution begins here.” Not a violent revolution but a wholesale revision of the viruses and software malfunctions that is your brain on government.

Adam has also figured out the electronic frontier revolution in publishing. The New York publishing cartels are dying and I suspect that the last brick and mortar bookstore, Barnes and Noble, will expire in the next 24 months following Borders to the graveyard in real book sales mediums.

His book is free to the reader and subject to no copyright restriction according to his own message.

You can get in touch with Adam here: adam@thefreedomline.com

The Offal Office: Global Headquarters for Plantations, Inc by Bill Buppert

“But we have everywhere courts of injustice — open and avowed injustice — claiming sole jurisdiction of all cases affecting men’s rights of both person and property; and having at their beck brute force enough to compel absolute submission to their decrees, whether just or unjust.Can a more decisive or infallible condemnation of our governments be conceived of, than the absence of all courts of justice, and the absolute power of their courts of injustice?”

- Lysander Spooner

I’ve had to deprogram myself with thousands of hours of autodidactic inquiry to dispel and destroy the hundreds of myths drilled into my head during years of government schooling. This indoctrination has only one primary purpose: to destroy critical thinking facility and replace it with an imbecilic faith in the state to right every wrong and provide cradle to grave excuses for not being a self-led individual. Collectivism builds vast gulag-care systems that institutionalize sloth, group-think and a callous disregard for those who disagree with you.  From the sports-obsessed militarists to the nationalistic evangelical Israeli-firsters to the forever-lost collectivist true believers, American tax cattle love their bread and circuses. The American myth is based on a number of assumptions that beggar belief and challenge basic humanity. They clothe the barbarism in parchment idolatry and the lionizing of men, particularly the Presidents.

I have always thought the annual celebration of the best to worst presidents was foolish at best and academically challenged at worst. The court historians had a tendency to fellate the state and top-list the warmongers and those who expanded government and the list continued to diminish from there. From a libertarian perspective, most are monsters incarnate and from my abolitionist perspective, all are monsters but I had an enduring faith a few had good intentions among whom was Grover Cleveland who has been a favorite top drawer listing among the libertarian commentariat.

I highly recommend you take the time to read Lysander Spooner’s letter to Grover Cleveland.

Alas, further examination reveals him to be a collectivist beast like all the rest. It all begins with the railroads in the 19th century, which were given land grants of nearly ten percent of the total land in the country and the tremendous wealth earned by the railroad companies and their ancillary support elements. Cleveland was concerned about the natural corruption that attended big business married to big government and he managed to get the Supremes to rule 6-3 in Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific Railway Company v. Illinois in 1886 that the states did not dictate nor interpret the Commerce Clause of the wretched Constitution but the Federal government did. In other words, the Fedes were THE final arbiter in all commercial trade.

After the Lincolnian project had sealed the fate of any extra-Constitutional attempt to break free from the continuing tyranny of the Federal government: Cleveland managed to find the one enduring notion that would buttress and nourish the growing regulatory apparatus of the national state; in essence, he authored the most effective nursery for the emerging fourth branch of Federal regulation. This led to the creation of the Interstate Commerce Commission. I had often thought that the 1942 Wickard v. Filburn ruling had accelerated the growth of the regulatory state in the US but the Cleveland-sponsored devices were the true embryonic path that caused the national state to accelerate in control and grasping at power that would eventually do everything but extinguish commercial liberty in the US. Wickard v. Filburn incredibly regulated commerce that never left its source of production, a nefarious and economically illiterate interpretation but to be expected of the “Red Court” during FDR’s reign. The 1942 was the final nail in the coffin for any free markets in the US.

When I speak to economic illiteracy, I refer to the fascistic Keystone Keynesian notions that have dominated the bureaucratic nomenklatura in the US since the Theodore Roosevelt administration.

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Same as It Ever IS: Just Another Government Threat by Bill Buppert

Publisher’s Note: I wanted to thank Joe over at VigilantVote for the inspiration for this essay. He wrote this brilliant take-down of the Western consensus on IS. I have simply taken his analysis a few steps further. -BB

IS, formerly ISIL and ISIS, jumped to the front of the queue as the primary global bogeyman since the Western commentariat was starting to wonder at and wear thin the myth of Al Qaeda as the latest Islamic pandemic to make the rulers fill their pants in naked fear and, in turn, communicate their quaking fright to the masses for their own nefarious purposes. After trillions wasted, two nations in the Middle East no better than before the US occupation and the exponential leap in the surveillance state in the advanced first world, things have not changed much. The Western elites nervously clutch at their handbags and grimace at the sheer numbers of murdered portrayed in the new media and prefer the Western notion of killing folks over time instead of all at once. It’s the bodycounts in compressed time frames that makes government nervous because someone may put two and two together. The Rwandan genocide was a huge corpse-pile in a small time frame and one could almost hear the agonized whispers of the Western intelligentsia urging the Hutu to slow their roll.

All the poster children and intellectual crushes of the collectivists tended to kill millions but did a timed phase of murder en masse.

Tyranny is a matter of perspective.

It’s funny to watch the righteous indignation of the usual suspects as they cry crocodile tears over the savagery of IS yet it is a simple difference of puffs of smoke – human smoke. The IS is savage and barbaric but the American observers are simply upset because they are seeing this kind of mayhem take place at the hands of their Middle Eastern confreres instead of visited with more technological ferocity by Western drones, artillery, close air support, missiles and advanced infantry weapons wielded by the occupiers. One wonders that if IS had more uniform clothing and more sophisticated armaments if the West would simply offer another polite golf clap to the atrocities in admiring approval. Graybeards smiling sagely and thinking that’ll put the fear of God in those rabble.

The New Orwellian version of the Marshall Plan has not created first world nations out of nations of Middle Eastern rubble. The government has discovered the wars serve two primary purposes: paralyzing independent thought in the booboisee in the rush to war and the rich plunder divined by the military industrial complex laundering the stolen monies at home and abroad. These two elements lead to the most important reward of all for government supremacists: a means to test and socialize various instruments of power to better fleece and rob the resident tax populations. After all, it was Milton Friedman who gave us tax withholding during the War to Save Josef Stalin. The recent conflicts have allowed demonstration projects for biometric registration of captive populations and the comprehensive testing of drone technology. All of that is coming home because empire always comes home.

Same as it ever was as the latest mouthpiece in the Offal Office reads the same fascist agitprop off the teleprompter day after day. One observation stands out: name the last time any occupant of the WAFL (War Against Freedom and Liberty) House actually delivered true liberty.

True liberty in this case is not legalization, rollback of laws or the elimination of an executive agency. True liberty is actualized in one true sense, when the statist enforcers arrive at your house, bust down your door and attempt the kidnapping and/or murder of you and yours, free man tolerates the violation.

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Kill the State of Consent: Voting is Nonsense by Bill Buppert

“Abraham Lincoln did not cause the death of so many people from a mere love of slaughter, but only to bring about a state of consent that could not otherwise be secured for the government he had undertaken to administer. When a government has once reduced its people to a state of consent – that is, of submission to its will – it can put them to a much better use than to kill them; for it can then plunder them, enslave them, and use them as tools for plundering and enslaving others.”

- Lysander Spooner

There is no man on a white horse to ride into Washington DC and fix what is wrong. Every time you pull that lever in the voting booth surrounded by earnest old women in tennis shoes, you are perpetuating a lie; the myth that voting can create and nourish the garden of freedom and liberty is an oft-quoted and misleading deception. Sort of like pulling the trigger on a gun with an innocent man or woman in front of the muzzle and thinking no harm will come. The lever is a stamp of approval for the terrorism, initiated violence and horror show that all government beyond self-government is in fact and history.

Voting is violence because every time a human pulls that lever they are legitimizing a proxy to use force to exact tax tribute, regulatory compliance and the maintenance of a police state. The government quite literally goes into your neighbor’s house on a consistent basis and demands a portion of that person’s wealth at the end of a gun; they don’t knock, they stroll in and take what they wish under color of law. If you resist, you are rewarded with a boot on your neck and a gun screwed to your temple, they may even be kind enough to levy an extra surcharge or kidnap you and cage you for daring to question their system of criminality. Voting simply shuffles plantation owners on the veranda. Voting in a private venue is fine but the state notion of voting is an approval of the ownership of other human beings.

The staccato beat of voting as a talisman against the big government bogeyman has been drummed into our skulls since the first government obedience classes taught in state-run elementary schools. They quaintly call them civics but it is a terribly distorted picture of history and patchwork of shabby lies to make you think you can make a difference through government action. The socialist shamans from both the left and right beat the tattoo on the dead animal skins to lull the tax cattle into thinking they have a say in their manacles when the reality is simply a more nuanced plantation lifestyle.

The horrific Hamiltonian-Lincolnian project that took the wretched Constitution and gave its genetic expansion meme power was codified to instill perpetual life and a license to Sovietize the continent it lorded over. The police state has accelerated since 2001 well beyond even the fascist FDR’s wildest dreams to come to full flower under innumerable Congressional edicts and Executive orders; from torture as national policy to blanket eavesdropping to police forces drunk on bloodlust; the landscape is inescapably a collectivist fever dream rubber-stamped by the usual suspects in the three “separate” branches of the same government supremacist tree.

Voting for freedom is like fornicating for virginity and is as impossible as the imbecilic notion that limited government can exist when there is no historical precedent for it, East or West. Simply, the American project is Exhibit A in the impossibility of limited government as the Leviathan has increased in size enormously over time granting a legal imprimatur to the most outrageous slings and arrows of any civilizational benchmark.

America is not a free country and has not been for a very long time. The voters think their serial killer beauty contest allows them a voice in their incarceration but that may be the most dangerous illusion of all. Every candidate who runs for office is a just another prison warden.

It bears repeating that secession is the only answer and it is the historical rule and not the exception in the evolution of tax jurisdictions planet-wide.

Franklin’s notion of a Republic if you can keep it got it as backwards as Kennedy did with his famous “ask not” speech. Throw it back because if you keep it, you own it and your shiny manacles will rust over time and smother every ounce of freedom and self-governance you formerly possessed.

The parchment worshipers and Constitutional idolaters are nothing more than philosophical snake-oil salesman who want to put a happy face on tyranny and death cults. They insist that you abide by a contract you didn’t sign that led to unprecedented liberty-hunting and freedom-usurping in its first dozen years with the Whiskey Rebellion, 1798 Alien and Sedition Act and the insistence by the Supremes on declaring their formidable collectivist powers ex post facto, the rest is a gore-soaked history of continental bloodletting of American aboriginals and a global quest to seek more scalps once the domestic body-count started to diminish starting in 1893.

The true secret to self-government is being apolitical because political means merely encourages the psychopaths to insist that the worse people must be in charge of every aspect of your existence to protect you from a few bad actors in the private realm because the government criminality is built into the system. Legal permission to be free is impossible. As Larken tells us, laws are not laws but simply threats.

The creed of abolitionism is the opposition to all forms of slavery.

What forms of slavery do you support? If your answer is none and you vote, you are deluded.

Own yourself. Resist.

“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.”

Robert Heinlein, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

The Constitution: The God That Failed (To Liberate Us From Big Government) by Bill Buppert

Publisher’s Note: I thought it more appropriate to conduct my annual savaging of the Constitution on the day after in concert with the Scottish bid for independence. May they look elsewhere for a document to wreath around a successful bid if they win.

Constitution Day is the annual homage to one of the most devilishly clever instruments to make a slave people think they are free. The political coup occurred a mere three years after the divorce proceedings from the United Kingdom in 1783 where 13 separate nations sat across from the King’s legation in Paris. Ironic the day following is a referendum for the Scottish to no longer be English poodles and break away from the same clods in London. Such a referendum would never be tolerated in the land of the free and home of the brave under current Constitutional constraints since the question of individual sovereignty at the individual and state level was solved by Lincoln’s clarification on Constitutional totalitarianism in 1865 and further cemented in the years to follow.

A quick thought experiment is in order. If the Second Amendment has any meaning, how does one explain the Constitutional imprimatur and stamp of approval on the 1934 NFA, 1939 US v. Miller, 1968 GCA, 1986 FOPA, 1989 Bush prohibition on the importation of cosmetically offensive weapons and the very existence of the BATFE? All government approved and enforced; move along citizen, no infringement here.

The answer is elegantly simple: limited government is impossible and the rulers do as they please using the document that destroyed the state’s individual presumptions and nationalized the edict and issue of executive regulation to the atomistic level. The Federalist project was a means to effectively manage tax cattle and when possible invade the rest of the planet with the contagion the document created to put every human being under its power on a permanent plantation.

One additional observation: is it not instructive that in every case where an individual seeks redress against government abuse, they never use the body of the Constitution but the anemic Bill of Rights the Federalists objected to? Read Hamilton’s weak arguments against the Bill of Rights in Federalist #84 for a clue where these scoundrels were headed.

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Constitution Day is not a day of celebration but a day of mourning for what could have been. –BB

“By rendering the labor of one, the property of the other, they cherish pride, luxury, and vanity on one side; on the other, vice and servility, or hatred and revolt.”

~ James Madison

“But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain — that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.”

~ Lysander Spooner

Today, 17 September 2014, is Constitution Day. There will be paeans, abundant commentary and church-like observances of the glories of this document in making us the most blessed nation on planet earth. This essay suggests a contrarian thesis. The Constitution is an enabling document for big government. Much like the Wizard of Oz, the man behind the curtain is a fraud. In this case, for all the sanctimonious hand-wringing and the obsequious idolatry of the parchment, it sealed the fate of our liberties and freedoms and has operated for more than 200 years as a cover for massive expansion of the tools and infrastructure of statist expansion and oppression. Among the many intellectual travels I have undertaken, this is one of the most heart-breaking I have ventured on. I want to acknowledge the compass-bearers who sent me on this journey: Kenneth W. Royce (aka Boston T. Party) and his seminal book, The Hologram of Liberty and Kevin Gutzman’s Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution. For most of the political spectrum in America, the document represents their interpretation of how to make this mortal coil paradise. Even in libertarian circles, it is taken as an article of faith the Constitution is a brilliant mechanism to enlarge liberty and keep government at bay. That is a lie.

The document was drafted in the summer of 1787 behind closed doors in tremendous secrecy because if word leaked out of the actual contents and intent, the revolution that had just concluded would have been set ablaze again. They were in a race against time and did everything in their power to ensure that the adoption took place as quickly as possible to avoid reflection and contemplation in the public square that would kill the proposal once the consequences of its agenda became apparent. They were insisting that the states ratify first and then propose amendments later. It was a political coup d’état. It was nothing less than an oligarchical coup to ensure that the moneyed interests, banksters and aristocrats could cement their positions and mimic the United Kingdom from which they had been recently divorced.

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First Global Sneak Peek at The Cancer Club by Bill Buppert

Publisher’s Note: I have been working on a novel this year and this will be the first excerpt I will release. My first attempt at long form fiction. Writing fiction is incredibly hard and I have suffered a steep learning curve in mastering the craft and am a long way from doing it with ease. I find writing non-fiction to be much easier so this is a whole new venture to create characters and narratives from whole cloth, string them together and most importantly, keep readers interested.

This is not the first chapter but an intermediate chapter that sets the new sequence rolling in the novel after the main protagonists are introduced.

In essence, The Cancer Club is about four terminally ill widowers caught in the net of the growing American police state and their decision to go down fighting. This particular chapter sets the narrative on an accelerated course. The novel takes place mostly in Tucson, Arizona in the near future as a representative built-up area for the backdrop to the story.

So I accept all the constructive criticism you can throw at me, I may publish other chapters in the future for your delectation.

This goes to the editor on 1 November and I have already delayed two months for various reasons including my laziness in writing.

My next book project this year will be easier for me as a writer. I will be analyzing and commenting on all of Lysander Spooner’s published work (six volumes and 2700 pages). I think he may be one of the least recognized and most influential intellectually of the individualist abolitionists in American literature. There is a tremendous dearth of study of his work in the mainstream. Certainly not a project to make me rich but a worthy windmill to tilt at.

Thanks for taking the time to read this. Please be sure to email me or post comments. -BB

Chapter Fourteen: A New World

The industrial park was dark again and the car drove to the large block building in the cul-de-sac at the end of the complex. Timothy glided to the front entrance and stopped in the handicapped space. He slipped out and clicked the fob to lock the car. The BMW beeped back and he strolled through the front office.

“Good evening, Mr. Henry.”

“Evening, Janice, Harry in?”

“I’ll buzz you in.” She smiled and pressed the button to release the door lock.

Timothy proceeded through the entry and went down a corridor and saw the light under the last door on the left. He paused to brush some lint off the fabric of his Gieves and Hawkes suit jacket, he shot his cuffs and knocked lightly as he pushed it in.

“Evening, Harry, everything on schedule?” pronouncing the last word in the odd English quirk common to his Received Pronunciation, common to American ears that tuned into the BBC.

Harry’s office was neat as a pin with whiteboards and maps bedecking the walls around a Spartan desk with a computer monitor and a few stacks of paper. Timothy walked to the largest map on the wall and touched it. His fingers traced invisible lines across the surface and settled at the very point he was standing at right now. Five digital atomic clocks glowed above the map in a console. Two industrial shredders were against the opposite wall.

“Everything’s on schedule, some paperwork difficulties in Boston but everything is set. Countdown is at D-47 hours right now.” Less than two days until a multi-city simultaneous event that will rock the country to its core.

“What paperwork?”

“We need to get the electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) synchronized across the entire fleet. The Feds want to eliminate paper logs but they want the electronic journal slaved to the on-board computers of the discrete trucks. Once that’s complete, we’ll be able to do it.”

“How many cloverleafs are mapped?”

“Interchanges in DC, Boston, New York City, Miami, Charlotte, Chicago and Seattle and LA on the west coast. The west coast events will take place the morning following the events on the east coast.

“Javelins?”

“You’re aware the DoD lost accountability for 36 Javelin Command Launch Units in 2003, we have managed over a period of time to procure 24 of those along with the associated missiles. Six of those have been expended in training overseas and two are inop leaving us a total of 16. Half of those are presently in the LA area being pre-positioned for D-Day. There are two Liquified Gas Cargo Carriers or LNGs in the basin in the next few days.”

“Let’s confirm timelines.”

“East Coast is the fulcrum at 1630 on Tuesday, Chicago will be 1730 CST and the freeway interchanges in California at 1930 PST. The Long Beach Terminal targets at 0915 PST the next day.”

“E&E in place for all the agents? At least the ones that survive.” Timothy winked and sported a toothy grin like a shark..

“Yeah, still tying loose ends in Chicago but the Canadian ratline is active now and we have a waterborne exfil in LA.”

Timothy stretched his lanky frame and yawned. “Alright, send the green-light in 24 hours, we are a go and Godspeed to all the targeteers.”

Harry smiled and leaned back in his chair, drawling in a thick Mississippi accent. “So far, everything is cyber-bleached to the extent we can and Janice and I will be destroying and shredding and burning all the docs over the next twenty hours. What little there is. Remember, we are simply the catalyst for the whole process, we’ll simply finish what Al Qaeda started. A little over five years to get here…long road traveled. The next time we see each other will be on the other side of the world.”

Timothy turned to the door. “See you on the other side, brother.”

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Tuesday 1610 on DC Beltway

John beat the steering wheel in his car as he heard the latest update on traffic snarls on 495 near 267. Bumper to bumper and he had to piss like a racehorse, he was probably a good thirty minutes out from his favorite gas station to stop and use.

I hope Helen has something good waiting when I get home. She works evening shift tonight but at least I can heat it up and fall asleep in front of the TV. These two-hour commutes are brutal.

He looked around at his fellow inmates on the freeway and noticed a large semi pulled over at the overpass with safety cones and markers surrounding it and the hood tilted forward. The windows were tinted so he couldn’t see anybody inside. He noticed an ambulance coming down the roadway under the overpass perpendicular to his direction of travel. The ambulance picked up a man in a paramedic uniform at the bottom and drove on the shoulder. Funny, the paramedic hopped in and they sped off light  on and siren blasting.

Jesus, wish I had lights and a siren to pass all these folks up…

Without warning, 10,600 gallons of liquid propane with a 1000 gallon pony sheath of welding gas and oxygen ignited in the semi parked on the shoulder and blew outwards in a firestorm that engulfed the entire interchange at the junction of the Dulles Toll Road and Capital Beltway. John was quite simply, vaporized. Later investigation would reveal the remnants of the propane container to be in a ten-foot deep crater a half-mile from the initial blast. The sound blast knocked out windows a distance of ten miles away and the resulting firestorm ignited and cooked off thousands of cars and trucks in vicinity to the blast.

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The Statist Quo: Breaking Bad and Worse by Bill Buppert

“Successor to a sinister inheritance, reared among fierce conditions and moving through ferocious times, he supplied those qualities of action and personality without which the foundations of Irish nationhood would not have been re-established.”

- Winston Churchill describing Michael Collins

Secession is the rule and not the exception throughout history.

Uti possidetis juris, as it stands at the present, is based on two ideas: self-determination and the non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries. It emanates from the Treaty of Westphalia and flows forward in history. The Treaty is often cited as a touchstone of First Generation Warfare. In the end, all secession comes down to self-determination at the lowest level. Many in libertarian circles, including myself, insist that secession begins at the atomistic level and succeeds from there. The very distillate of secession is the freedom to choose and opt-out from circumstances that negate your ability to be free.

So the Queen is concerned that a Scottish secession would change the United Kingdom? The First Flatulence in the White House is wondering why the IS fighters are refusing to recognize Western-penciled borders? The Ukraine and Russia fight over a partition that serves one or the other. In the last disagreement, the US is firmly in the camp of keeping the statist quo intact. This in spite of official flip-flopping on when secession is good and when it isn’t..

One of the reasons the US has such a conflicted relationship with secession is the muddled history that teaches contemporary Americans that secession is bad after the American Revolution (1775-83); the divorce from the UK then was good but the Confederate aspirations to mimic that success would not be tolerated under any conditions. Similar displeasure was expressed at Texan ambitions to separate from the Union and all succeeding secessionist movements within the US have been discouraged and crushed where necessary. Silly wankers in Alaska actually wanted to put it to a vote; this was, of course, declared illegal by the Federal courts.

The US frowns on secession when it suits their needs and encourages it otherwise such as the wholesale calving of the former USSR and Yugoslavia in the last decade of the twentieth century. With few exceptions, most nation states, particularly in the West, fight the calving off of constituent parts. While I would be hard-pressed to justify any military intervention by the US since 1893, a brief look at the adventures in Iraq and Afghanistan provide many primers on how not to conduct a conflict. Both cases show a dogged determination to maintain Western-penciled borders in the aforementioned countries agnostic to tribal and blood clan division that make the forced cohabitation a powder keg in the best of times.

Afghanistan is an imaginary country and during my year-long sojourn there in 2013, a mere dozen years after the American folly began in 2001, no western country much less the Afghans themselves could settle on the total number of districts or provinces in the country. The infrastructure was still fifth world and the absurd dysfunction of all the security forces made light of the six districts in solid Taliban control since 2001. Outside of Kabul, the central government doesn’t exist except in the raw form of brute violence visited by government security forces in concert with the NATO ground forces’ occasional forays outside heavily Westernized compounds or ill-conceived operating bases located at the bottom of valleys.

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