Publisher’s Note: For those of you silly enough to have watched the collectivists in the media melt down in the past 18 months over the reign of the Mango Emperor, this is nothing new. The deep state urinalists have been doing this discrediting of Grand Old Politburo Rezidents in the Offal Office since the first Nixon regime. Ted Kennedy tried to enlist his Soviet contacts and handlers in the 1980s to destabilize Raygun’s proceedings.
I say again, please stop watching any media outlet on TV, the internets or whatever portal you employ. Only read opinion pieces. This gives you the distinct advantage of establishing and calibrating a single most accurate picture by knowing your bias filters arrayed against the stated bias filters of the opinion piece. Then use Mortimer Adler’s syntopical mode of reading by analyzing three or more related essays or long form journalism from a source whose bias you can identify. I used to love to read Alexander Cockburn’s Beat the Devil column in The Nation because he would engage in savaging his own lefty colleagues just as adroitly as his attacks on the individualists. I loved Christopher Hitchens’ brutal and eloquent “Hitch-slapping” of his opponents both collectivist and individualist.
Now they’re both dead and I mourn their passing.
Glenn Greenwald comes close to the mantle but he is far too well mannered.
In addition, cut the cable and satellite. Yesterday. You are funding your own cultural suicide. Stop giving money to your hangmen. All communists want you dead.
Don’t read newspapers. I celebrate every death of a newspaper.
Don’t read any ‘net sites that have locked out comments. Fuck. Them.
When I transferred providers for my blog, my Simple Machines forum disappeared without a trace sort of like the CRU climate data in London. Gone.
I always had a low-density membership there and wonder now at resuscitating the forum corpse and simply using the comments on the blog for the rhetorical sparring. Let me know what you think as the readership here.
My site is also having access problems on Sprint and Verizon unless you use WiFi, my cyber-ninja tells me he has ninety sites he maintains and mine is the only one “blacklisted” like this.
Go to the range, get your kit in order, make peace with your creator[s] and use the time the Mango Emperor has afforded you to get ready for the coming Endarkenment.
My lovely younger daughter has started a T-shirt business and offered some custom T-shirt for ZG we are designing, and I wanted to test the waters for demand. I will only produce the premium shirts at about 22 each. My email is on the site if you search so send me your inclinations on those.
Yes, it does seem like a vanity project of sorts. But I always go above and beyond when my children start some kind of entrepreneurial enterprise.
This is the tenth anniversary of my popular Secession Tales series on LewRockwell before I was excommunicated in 2008. Please be advised I have nothing whatsoever to say out of sorts about Lew, his site, his rules. I still visit there and thank him for what he has dome for abolition and anarchy.
“Power attracts the corruptible and absolute power attracts even worse”.
Buppert’s Corollary to Acton’s Axiom
“Good Morning, Governor, how might we…”
“Mr. President, I realize you are a busy man so let’s get down to brass tacks…we are calling the ball and withdrawing our support of your Administration and the Federal government in DC. Effective immediately, we have coordinated to place all outgoing receipts to the IRS in a caged account here in Boise…”
“Governor, you can’t do that…”
“Please don’t interrupt while I am speaking as we are from this point onward peers in the family of nations. I hope you have reviewed the diplomatic instruments we sent by courier last night to Department of State which delineates the terms of our divorce.”
“I did receive those and you have no earthly idea the can of whoop-…”
“Please, sir, maintain the decorum of these proceedings so we can move forward to an amicable separation. I give you my personal assurance on the safety and well-being of all Federal personnel we have detained for immediate repatriation to the remainder of these United States. Any non-law enforcement Federal personnel who wish to remain behind will be permitted to do so.”
“I hope you have thought through the consequences of what you are embarking on.”
“Mr. President, we have had over two hundred years to give the rulers on the Potomac a chance but that time has expired. Effective immediately, all so-called Federal lands now belong to the nation of Idaho and we will dispose of these lands at our leisure. In the interest of burying the hatchet, we will not seek compensation for the seizure, abuse and tenure of Federal practices on the aforementioned land and call the balance even.”
“Those are my lands, Governor…”
“In actuality, they belong to neither of us, sir. On to other business, I have alerted my National Guard forces to establish checkpoints at all the main arterials in and out of Idaho. All National Guard forces deployed overseas will return home in the next 48 hours. I would also caution you on the use of military force to convince Idaho and its citizens to forcibly return to the yoke of the Union. Idaho has a well-deserved reputation as a rather well-equipped state in firearms possession and use. As Yamamoto said, you may find a rifle behind every blade of grass.”
“Are you threatening the president of the United States?”
“No, sir, I am simply making an observation about the hazards of one country invading another.”
“You are land-locked, Governor and wholly dependent on federal subsidy for a great deal of employment and infrastructure in Idaho.”
“No longer, the tremendous tax burden across the spectrum formally imposed in our nation as a subject State in your country is now effectively terminated and we are going to unleash the free market to address all of our former shortcomings as a result of the overarching government supremacism practiced here before. In telephone conversations with my neighboring governors, we are on the verge of Confederation negotiations that will pave the way for Idaho embassies in British Columbia, Montana, Utah and Wyoming. We do intend on opening a consular office in DC as soon as we can ensure the diplomatic baggage containing sufficient weapons assures our safety in the greater DC metropolitan area for our diplomatic personnel.”
“Governor, what Constitutional right do you have to secede from the US?”
“Mr. President, the behavior you have exhibited toward the Constitution has been at best characterized by active neglect and abhorrence for the restraint on governance in the Bill of Rights. I am rather surprised you would resort to assuming the document in any way has weight in Washington, DC. I would suggest my rights extend as far as our ability to throw off what has become a government of occupation instead of cooperation. We resign, sir and wish to go in peace.”
“I will use every measure in my arsenal to force you back into the fold.”
“Mr. President, thank you for the heads-up but we have taken certain precautions to ensure that any rash measures on your part have a disproportionate impact in the DC/Virginia corridor. Please don’t press us on the issue. I would like to offer one more rather moderate important proposal to our future business. These United States as administered by DC are now essentially bankrupt. War on the world, out of control spending and borrowing, debt and deficit, non-funded future liabilities in the tens of trillions and a banking infrastructure rotten at every level has pushed the US to an economic abyss from which it cannot shrink. We will provide you a demonstration project of tiny government, free banking and a formerly enslaved citizenry unleashed to realize their potential with no government interference. We simply wish to go our own way untethered from the Remora Nation DC came to symbolize.”
“Governor, this conversation is over.”
“Good day, Mr. President.”
August 9, 2008
More companion essays followed:
Secession Discussion: https://www.lewrockwell.com/buppert/buppert13.html
Secession in ID, One Year Later: https://www.lewrockwell.com/buppert/buppert20.html
Secession in ID, Five Years Later: https://www.lewrockwell.com/buppert/buppert28.1.html
Secessionist Bookshelf: https://www.lewrockwell.com/buppert/buppert21.html
Suggestions on How We Get There: https://lewrockwell.com/buppert/buppert23.html
My archives at zerogov.com contain a variety of treatments on secession in addition to those mentioned above. Enjoy.