"My political opinions lean more and more to Anarchy(philosophically understood, meaning abolition of control not whiskered men with bombs). The most improper job of any man is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it, and least of all who seek the opportunity." - J.R.R TolkienAmidst all of the race-pimping, hate-mongering, media-whoring, collectivist anti-gun, anti self-defense crusading, boundless breathtaking ignorance, and general awfulness that was the Zimmerman Affair, the motto, bellum omnium contra omnes rang out in my head like a shot. A war of every man against every man; neighbor versus neighbor. I heard it crystal clear over the past couple of weeks. It was painfully apparent embedded in the chants of, "stand your ground is legalized murder!" And, "Stop more George Zimmermans; repeal stand your ground!" There is a sinister assumption smuggled into the premise of the government supremacist's argument, and that assumption is this -- without the Almighty Leviathan State everyone would be murdering, raping, and looting each other. I'd like to tease out this assumption in a little more depth, and focus on what is actually being said, if only implicitly. The State worshipper, the one who bows to the absolute authority of their God, is saying this -- "Oh, mighty omnipotent State, while we recognize your supreme sovereignty, and happily submit to your righteous rule, we believe, with all due unwavering respect, that you may have made a slight error in all of your infinite wisdom and judgement. It seems that you, the stalwart of all that is good and moral in this world, may have accidentally overlooked a safeguard that keeps us, your unthinking, unquestioning, unchallenging, ever devoted flock, from randomly murdering each other. The fact that this law wasn't even sighted by the murderer's feeble defense notwithstanding." "We fear that without the abolition of these laws, we will resort back the brutish, and beastish state of nature you found us in, and most graciously rescued us from. We do not desire to return to the perpetual state of war from which you delivered us. Therefore, we, as a collective, have come to the obvious and necessary conclusion that we cannot be trusted with our individual self-defense. It would be most wise of you to repeal all laws that condone the abhorrent practice of self-defense, and we will gladly, and dutifully, relinquish all responsibility in that regard."
It may be a tired saw that politicians lie but the truth to the notion bears examination. The libertarian enterprise outside of the Libertarian Party apparatus is essentially a non-political undertaking. It is trying to tease out and liquidate the political form of organizing societies. The freed market, spontaneous order and voluntary nature of the anarchist society means that compromise cannot be reached via initiated violence so what has become the easiest route to a societal forcing function cannot be leveraged.Collectivism is based on deception, disinformation and lies; it has to be. No sober humans in their right and moral minds would countenance the casual brutality and bloody-mindedness that is beneath the surface of all contemporary political rhetoric and action. We often hear of the National Socialist and Communist uses of the Big Lie to keep populations under the boot and the self-congratulatory tone of modern democratic supporters in the West of the superiority of their societal constructs. All sheer poppycock and a rhetorical shield to hide the fist and the lash. The very fundamental elements and public drapery of anthems, flag waving and political speeches are merely props and theatrical devices used to make the pig look more handsome and the smell of offal more appealing. Why do you think every modern politician except Ron Paul tailors their speeches and bromides to the demographics of their audiences?
"Make no mistake, when you cheer for the people of the American Revolution, you are cheering for traitors and criminals. They broke the law, because freedom is always illegal." - Larken RoseIt is truly something that is worth celebrating. While the masses of people in this country are lost in a sea of red, white, and blue, celebrating an event they don't really even understand or comprehend, I'll be celebrating something else; something that harkens back to the real meaning of the day -- acts of defiance. Every year, just before Independence Day, people who would otherwise claim to be law-abiding citizens, break the law. They seek to defy the laws that prohibit them from owning and using fireworks. They venture just outside of the political boundaries that have banned the use of fireworks except for those who have sought the proper channels; have applied for the correct licensing; and have paid for the privilege of recreating an act of which men were in open rebellion against their government. The irony of that situation is enough to make any freedom lover's stomach churn in discontent. It is these individual acts of rebellion that bring a smile to my face. And even though the true spirit of freedom is only smoldering in this country, it has not been extinguished. How do I know this? Because men are breaking the law to reenact an event where men were breaking the law. Of course, there is a vast difference in degree, but the principle is the same, and that principle is individual nullification of law. I'm not too sure what drives these law-abiders to break the law on such a massive scale days before Independence Day. It may be they do not want to be told that they cannot celebrate the successes of their forebears in a way they see fit, or it may be just market forces driving the event. In either case, it is certainly something I can agree with. However, I do not think it to exclusively be the latter, because not all smugglers are in it for the money. Some of them smuggle just to acquire fireworks for personal use. Some of them even take their children on their cross-border law breaking excursions. Some of you may say, "well, they're just smuggling fireworks, no real trouble could come of it." In most states that have outlawed fireworks, the penalties can be just as stiff as getting caught with drugs. Further, these smugglers must evade a myriad of state defenses if they are to be successful in their smuggling endeavors. Agents of the state have been trained to catch these smugglers, and they will employ a plethora of tactics to try and stop them. Police will hunt the borders looking for vehicles that quickly run back and forth through jurisdictions. The thin blue line will also band together with their bordering state brethren to help facilitate the further fleecing of these rebels. In the states where fireworks are legal, police will prowl the parking lots of the pyrotechnics purveyors and dutifully jot down the license plates of the out-of-staters. They will then radio in the plate numbers of these law breakers where they will be quickly apprehended as soon as they cross back over the border. The penalties for these crimes against the state are more than any law-abiding citizen would usually risk in their day-to-day lives yet they risk it for Independence Day.
Pulling out the Big Guns Against Gun Control! The International Micro-Managers of the world (whoever they are) know one thing and know it well. Gun Control is people control; and social engineering of diabolical proportions. The Rothschild money master once mused that the early British Empire on which the sun never set was indeed controlled by him through his cunning tactics of monetary manipulation. Why change a tactic if it works everytime? Either do all of your planning in secret (Jekyll Island comes to mind) or if it must be done in the eye of the public, make certain to weave a large web of confusion and disarray under the guise of ordered thought. Through public means, you will exploit the tragedies committed by 'lone gunmen', as witnessed at Sandy Hook, Aurora Colorado, Fort Hood, Columbine and the like. You will demonize private, voluntary Militias through the 'April 19ths' of the world. (Branch Davidians Waco, Oklahoma City Bombing) The actual Waco Siege ended on April 19th. No one dare call it Conspiracy. Implement a War on Terror and the machine is in motion. Warrantless searches are the norm now in a land once run under the soft guise of the Constitution. But...