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The Ancient Seed of Destruction
...A pan of water containing a frog is placed upon the stove.....
The HMS Titanic was the most magnificent ocean-liner ever built, and state-of-the-art for her time -- but the seeds of her destruction were contained in her very blueprint. Similarly, the seed which will destroy The United States of the America as you've known it all your lives is also contained within its blueprint: http://market-ticker.org/cgi-ticker/akcs....
All events have consequences. The consequence of inferior wrought-iron rivets in the Titanic's steel bow was a luxury ship unexpectedly prone to sinking after a glancing swipe upon an iceberg. The consequence of codifying the power to legally steal within a nation's charter is to doom the country to concerted pernicious attempt to seize control of it by characters of mendacious intent. -- The power to tax is the power to destroy, it has been said; now the power to vote is the power to tax (and hence destroy), and so moral corruption slowly seeps throughout the entire national character rather than being contained solely within a ruling monarch where it is instantly recognizable. I.e., no king could get away with stealing half of everyone's productivity, but "We the People" apparently can.
Frog Stew -- http://tickerforum.org/cgi-ticker/akcs-w....
...the pan begins to warm on a chilly day, and more frogs hop in to enjoy the sauna...
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/group.... Read all side-links on the left of the page.
The tactic, if not ultimate strategy, of Cloward-Piven was hardly unknown before it, however:
H.L. Mencken, in "On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe", pub. 1920, wrote..
"The state, or, to make matters more concrete, the government, consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office. Their principal device to that end is to search out groups who pant and pine for something they can't get, and to promise to give it to them. Nine times out of ten that promise is worth nothing. The tenth time it is made good by looting "A" to satisfy "B". In other words, government is a broker in pillage, and every election is a sort of advanced auction on stolen goods."If the power to vote is the power to steal, then, self-evidently, controlling the outcome of the vote is the paramount game in town for bad men. E.g., the Woman's Suffrage movement had more on its mind than doubling the voting base with the inclusion of a large class of persons who seldom paid the bills; it had its eye on establishing a direct income-tax and furthering and expanding "nanny" government roles in regulating business (AKA suppression of competition as some industry heads dominate the regulatory boards), entrenching already-claimed fiefdoms (such as the Post Office, whose competition-destroying antics had prompted Lysander Spooner's* seminal No Treason already by 1870) as well as more directly intruding into the personal liberties of the citizenry by arbitrary campaigns against certain types of property (starting with "Demon Rum").
The overriding ambition of the aforementioned characters of mendacious intent was to first entrench themselves by fulfilling a promise (per Mencken above), then spend the other 95% of their time utilizing their legislative majorities to ramrod agendas no citizen would approve of if he could interpret the impenetrable bureaucratese. The Great Depression and oligarchic four-term reign of Franklin Roosevelt mark the apogee of the pre-Cloward-Piven phase.
-- The productive, liberty-seeking citizen cannot vote his way out of this; http://tickerforum.org/cgi-ticker/akcs-w.... -- the last hundred-fifty years is evidence enough of the relentless advance of the state at his expense. Tea Parties, SwarmUSAs and other new third parties may seem fresh and exciting (and may be good places to encounter like-minded members of the opposite sex), but they're not going to succeed in their intended purpose, since the bad guys are way, way ahead of them, and have glacial patience.
Notes On A Desperate Futility: http://www.two--four.net/weblog.php?id=P....
"The definition of 'insanity' is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." -- Albert Einstein
* Obsessing over designated bogeymen. http://tickerforum.org/cgi-ticker/akcs-w.... Examples:
-- Complaining about illegal immigration is a complete waste of your time since any associated deleterious effects are symptoms of an out-of-control Ponzi-state, not a cause. (They're simply a tool; if it were not them, another would be found, or created.) Upon amnesty, illegality is no longer an issue, and they'll all be 100% bona-fide Americans with every bit as much granted entitlement to suckle the welfare tit as your average indigenous Octomom and double-dipping public pensioner leech****.
-- Complaining about trade with China, NAFTA, etc., is similarly taking one's focus away from causes to dwell upon symptoms. US government domestic policies make doing business internally unprofitable, and thereby drove industry offshore, whether it be China....or Ontario, where Chevrolet Camaros are fabricated in plants barely over the horizon across Lake Erie from the crumbling ruins of Detroit.
Any solution which consists of agitating for government to "do something" or acquire position within it is a fake solution.
* Ex-pat. The US is a temperate-climate all-four-meaty-seasons paradise. You're not really going to let these *******s steal the best place to live on earth, are you?
* To hold any realistic hope whatsoever (beyond sheer luck), the first thing you must do is correctly analyze the situation. (That's why I wrote this.)
* Get off the hamster-wheel (pictured above).
If you have not read Atlas Shrugged; now, before the **** has truly hit the fan, is a good time to do so. And by "read" it, I mean exactly that. The whole thing, not the Wikipedia entry or Cliff's Notes. Also read Starving the Monkeys (below).
See also "The Philosophy of Liberty":
* Learn a skill which is marketable in a post-TSHTF underground economy, and learn to use Craigslist. Note: This is not as weird as it sounds; for example, if you can shape wood or grow food, you're already set. If you're a wall-street investment adviser, uh....
* Go Galt (AKA "Starve the Beast" or "Shrug"). The is living one's life in such a manner as to consistently deny the fruits of one's productivity to those who would seize it. Minimally, this means employing yourself on a cash basis and dropping off the tax grid; do not own real-estate or "luxury bling". Don't vote; don't pay; get off "lists".
* Civil Disobedience. -- Network with like-minded persons, and be ready and able to support each other quickly. A couple hundred people anywhere can throw a monkey-wrench into almost anything. But be mindful of fake solutions -- virtually all mass-gatherings are organized by groups which hope to influence political processes, NOT disobey already implemented laws. Example: marching on Washington to attend a rally to legalize pot is a fake solution; a thousand people each lighting up a joint in a park simultaneously is civil disobedience.
* Covert Disobedience. -- You'll know the time: It'll be when government is not only heedless of peaceful civil disobedience, but actively ups the ante by persecuting the participants.
The Story of Your Enslavement: http://tickerforum.org/akcs-www?post=198....
Starving the Monkeys -- http://starvingthemonkeys.com/ShowBook.h....
Are you prepared for the greatest crisis in American history? Not if you haven't read Starving the Monkeys.Tom Baugh Interview with Free Talk:
Liberty Forum speech Part 1 - Introduction, The Problem, Defining Liberty, Ineffective Strategies Live:
Liberty Forum speech Part 2 - The Enemies of Liberty, The Myth of Justice, Offender Registries, Nothing Left to Lose:
Liberty Forum speech Part 3 - Tyranny of the Nice, This is Not a Civil Rights Era, The Myth of Oaths, Liberty Versus Civility, No Cold Dead Hands:
Liberty Forum speech Part 4 - Who the Enemies of Liberty Are NOT, Our Battleground, The Font of Value, Quality of Life, Friend or Foe, Corporatism:
Liberty Forum speech Part 5 - Regulation Surfers, The Myth of Sheeple, Beneficiaries of the Status Quo, They Surround Us:
Liberty Forum speech Part 6 - Where Ayn Rand Was Wrong, Unstoppable Crisis, Worse Than ..., Irreparable Economic Damage
Liberty Forum speech Part 7 - Scrapping of Infrastructure, Lessons Learned, IRS Hockey Stick, Take Heart, Anatomy of a Crisis, Influencing the Recovery, Stone Soup, The Myth of Labor Value, The Value of Ideas ... Liberty Forum speech
Part 8 - Schools and Obedience, The Value of Ideas, The Myth of Gold and Silver, Investment Versus Speculation, The Mythical Prepared Retreat, Individual Preparation, Conclusion, Audience Comments
Addendums and various items of interest....
* On the unsung 5th Amendment, and why you should keep your damn mouth shut more often:
* Tom Baugh transcripts:
... NC Open Carry Rally: http://libertynewsradio.com/wire/article....
... More Like Dark Helmet (replies to critics): http://libertynewsradio.com/wire/article....
(More Baugh articles: http://libertynewsradio.com/columnist5.p.... )
* Victor Davis Hanson: A Nation of Peasants ... http://tickerforum.org/akcs-www?post=167....
* "Thanks a lot, Leon, you stupid loser drip." ... http://tickerforum.org/cgi-ticker/akcs-w....
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