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Right sized problems

In True nature of the State on June 2, 2017 at 12:20 am

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Kathy Griffin and the Leftist Neo-Inquisition 

In Liberty, True nature of the State on June 1, 2017 at 11:44 pm


Kathy Griffin did a photo shoot recently holding a bloody decapticated simulated head of Donald Trump. After receiving a lot of heat she then came out and gave a half hearted non-apology apology. 
Why did she do this? Sure she is filled with hate for the man and she is in show business so she has an insatiable need for attention. All of that is a given. 

The real reason behind these actions I believe is  because she is part of the Leftist Neo-Inquisition. This is an increasingly violent movement that wants to eradicate all ideas that threaten their power and right now their target are those ideas that Donald Trump represents. 

We are all familiar with the Spanish Inquistion of the 16th century. A brutal centralized systematic attack on the heretics threatening the power of the Catholic Church in Spain. 

The Inquisition wasn’t about killing people it was about killing ideas that people held that threatened the power of the decadent priests and other dependents who only held on to power because of their view of God they were peddling.

She is doing the same thing. Her simulated decapitation of the president is an attempt to kill the ideas she think he represents. He is a heretic in her eyes and many Leftists. This act appears to be aimed at all the people who hold beliefs like Donald Trump and anyone else who disagrees with their brand of Statism. 

This is an excerpt from  the 1578 edition of the Directorium Inquisitorum (a standard Inquisitorial manual)

for punishment does not take place primarily and per se for the correction and good of the person punished, but for the public good in order that others may become terrified and weaned away from the evils they would commit”).
This act was the latest escalation of the ever expanding and violent Leftist Neo-Inquistion. The State is their god and anyone who blasphemes the State is a heretic. Anyone who is in the political priesthood who isn’t one of their own is a heretic. Anyone who doesn’t agree that their friends,  allies and pet projects should  receive the “blessings” of the State is a heretic. 

The first Inquisition really began in 1209 but was localized and decentralized throughout Europe up until the Protestant Reformation. The Inquistion got heated up around this time because the entire political power of the Catholic Church was being threatened by a new competing priesthood, The Lutherans, who had a more radical indicualistic view of the relationship between God and man 

The Leftists and the Alt-Right are like the Lutherans and the Catholics during the Reformation. Both believe in an omnipotent power – the State – but each own slightly different doctrines that their  priests, pundits and professors  interpret. The two brands of Statism  want to be in charge of the trillions of dollars in tax revenue and Federal Reserve counterfeit cash as well as control of  the 10 aircraft carriers, fleet of drones, the worldwide police state and 4000 nuclear warheads. This is the power that they crave. 

The more the incumbent power structure of a religion is threatened the more violent the prosecution of heretics become. 

Kathy Griffin didn’t just simulate the beheading of Donald Trump. She also implied that he had been kidnapped, tortured and finally murdered. 

Those who conceived and funded this spectacle, along with Kathy Griffin,  knew this wasn’t just a message to Donald J Trump. This was a message to everyone who dares to hold ideas that disagree with their version of Statism, which they hold as the one and only true gospel. They will only be safe when they forgo these blasphemous ideas. 

No that can’t possibly be right because she is a comedian and it was just a joke, right? Didn’t she say when she apologized “she just went too far”? 
I’m a political atheist. I don’t view the State as a god. I believe we all have inherent rights that the government shouldn’t violate. I am an Individualist and not a Collectivists. Those who worship the State are Collectivists whether they are Leftists or with the Alt-Right. I disagree with the philosophical underpinnings of both political religions because I believe that the less government that lords over is always the best government. 

This could be just the beginning of a dangerous escalation in the Leftist Neo-Inqusition. 

Brad 

Advocate of Liberty 

Jeff Sessions should End enforcement of Drug Prohibition instead of doubling down on it 

In Liberty, True nature of the State on May 15, 2017 at 8:54 pm

The drug war was designed to target minorities, anti-war protestors and others who were a threat to the status quo. It was never about justice or health – it’s always been about increasing tax revenues and controlling those who disagree with the state, and those who weren’t like everyone else. Instead of it being a war on drugs it’s a war against those who think differently. 

The Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution to protect our god-given natural right to sovereignty over our consciousness. Make no mistake about it the Drug War  is not against a plant or a chemical, it’s a war against the thoughts and feelings you have in your head.

Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of association were created to keep government from forcibly legislating your thoughts. 

You are sovereign over your body and mind. If you ingest a psychotropic compound and commit no crime against person or property then what business is it of the government what compound you took? According to the philosophical underpinnings of the Bill of Rights, government has no right to interfere with the mind of an individual let alone imprison him for altering his thoughts or even killing him for them. The state fears that if we alter our thoughts with drugs we will be less likely to kill for it or accept its interference in the rest of our lives.

Read Aldous Huxley’s “Doors of Perception” and you understand the type of thinking they at war with.

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The Federal progenitor the War on Drugs Henry Anslonger had these illuminating quotes:

“There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the U.S., and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz and swing result from marijuana use. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers and any others.”

“Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men.”

We have always had plenty of laws on the books to prosecute those who commit crimes against persons and property.  The above quotes show that Henry Anslinger, the first head of what would become the DEA, was more worried about music and sex between white women and black men than any kind of crime against person and property.

People who supported this law back then believed the Constituitin prevented them from passing laws to forbid creative expression or interracial sex. So they passed laws that would prosecute thought and emotions by targeting substances those people used and so do an end around on the Bill of Rights .

Richard Nixon was no fan of the Constitution as well and turned up the heat on the War On Drugs in a big way. His motivations were similar to Harry Ansligner’s. Acordding to John  Ehrlichman, Nixon’s domestic policy advisor, The War On Drugs was a tool to control black people and crush the antiwar movement. And it’s used in a similar manner today. 

The entire War on Drugs is a waste of time, money and also a waste of human potential. It should be called a war against Thought and Feelings, because that is really what these laws punish. Life is painful and tragic. Locking people up for pursuing a better state of mind, even if the side effects could be detrimental, isn’t helping them or society.  Continuing the enforcement of the Prohibition of Drugs will only lead to more suffering not less suffering  in the world. 

Jeff Session  – Now is the time to end the failed War on Drugs. 

Brad Miller 

Advocate of Liberty 

Kim Jong Un loves freedom

In True nature of the State on May 12, 2017 at 9:14 pm


He does for himself but not his people. 

“Even despots accept the excellence of liberty. The simple truth is that they wish to keep it for themselves and promote the idea that no one else is at all worthy of it. Thus, our opinion of liberty does not reveal our differences but the relative value which we place on our fellow man. We can state with conviction, therefore, that a man’s support for absolute government is in direct proportion to the contempt he feels for his country. Alex de Tocqueville 

Kim Jong Un is not alone in being despotic. The entire political class of all nations believe that they should keep liberty to themselves while they dictate how everyone else should live.  

The ruling elite of North Korea is reported to spend around $600 million dollars a year on luxury goods while their citizens suffer. In the United Stares six of the ten richest counties are located around Washington DC. How is this any different? 

The idea that drives the political class is the belief that they are superior and deserve unlimited liberty and that everyone doesn’t because they are not worthy of it. When politicians talk they are always trying to increase their choices in life why limited those of others. 

Liberty simply means freedom to choose how to live your life. Every law passed, every tax created, every zoning regulation is a reminder of the despotic philosophy of the ruling class. They believe they are worthy of freedom but you are not. 

When politicians are talking about killing despots around the world just remember that they share the same despotic philosophy with the ones they say are the embodiment of evil. They just haven’t been able to insitiute total government in their own country due to practical issues but they spend their energies working towards that goal. 

Brad Miller 

Advocate of Liberty 

A different libertarian take on taxes

In Taxes, True nature of the State on May 11, 2017 at 8:51 pm

Taxation is theft,  right? 

I firmly believe that it is but I just read something today that made me reconsider this idea. 

I’ve been fascinated with the idea of creating my own country for years. During my recent research into Seasteading I bought the classic book “How to start your own country” by Erwin S. Strauss  A fascinating book that any freedom loving person should own. 

How to start your own country – Erwin S. Strauss

Erwin covers the many ways one may go about creating your own country including declaring your home a sovereign nation. Peter Griffin actually did this in an episode of Family Guy and called it Petoria. It didn’t go so well for him. He should have read “How to start your own country” before raising his flag. (I’ll be covering how Peter could have used Erwin’s advice to create a better outcome in a future post).

Erwin doesn’t pretend that you’ll be able to flaunt the law of the government surrounding your plot of land. Peter Griffin learned this the hard way. By declaring your home a sovereign nation is an easy way to as Erwin retire “dip your toe in the new country water”. And you get to create your own flag!

Taxation is one of the main reasons  why people want to start their own nation. The power to tax is at the heart of the nation state.  And taxation becomes the number issue if you do declare your home an independent nation within the territory claimed by another nation. The problem isn’t you collecting taxes from yourself and your family. 

Borders mainly exist to delineate who gets to take your money in the form of taxes. 

If you refuse to pay your taxes what will happen. The exact same thing that would happen if you don’t pay your taxes now as a citizen. The U.S. government will use force to collect it. We all know trying to use  force to repel the unlimited police/ war machine of he U.S. Federal government  is not an option. 

If you declare your home an independent nation inside of the U.S., you instantly have the largest most deadly military and police force in the as your not so friendly neighbor. How do you defend against them seizing your property or committing violence against you? 

All nations have a defense budget. Why? A large part has to do with the military industrial complex and the psychopathy that propels politicians to wage war. But the stated purpose of a defense budget is to keep the lives and property of the “citizens” safe within its borders. 

As a microscopic, poor, ally-less nation how could you possibly survive? According to Erwin your best option to defend your person and property from harm is to pay your taxes to the state and federal governments. Your tax bill is simply part of your defense budget for your nation. This is the idea that got me to reconsider if taxation is truly theft.!

How much do you think Assad would pay in “taxes” to avoid being attacked by the U.S. government? 

That is an interesting way to look at taxation. Is taxation still theft in Erwin’s scenario if it’s labeled “defense spending”? 

Do you consider your tax bill as a part of your personal “defense budget”? 

Please leave a comment on your thoughts about taxation and the viability of creating micro-nations within an existing country. 

Brad

Longevity and Liberty

In Liberty, True nature of the State on March 19, 2017 at 3:41 pm

Longevity and Liberty

What if all that we are doing to advance the cause of freedom is a waste of time? What if its an impossibility to live in an atmosphere of increased human liberty because the fear of death and the lack of experiencing enough time on Earth prevents individuals from seeing through the lies of those who champion collectivism over individualism? The current human life span of less than 80 years may not be sufficient for the majority of individuals to live long enough to see the benefits or the advantages of being more free and the dangers and futility of giving up liberty for security.

Robert Heinlein was a liberty minded master author of science fiction who explored the ideas of Liberty throughout his career. My favorite character he ever created was a very long lived man named Lazarus Long. He was born to parents who were part of a longevity project that encouraged long lived people to mate. He’s later on able to outlive his genetic gifts of his parents and make it past 2000 years old due to advanced medical treatments called “rejuvenation”. This character loved freedom and distrusted authority. He would leave a planet as soon as the population reached a sufficient number to require identification cards.

Without the fear of natural death there is a new perspective gained by humans. Lazarus when he learned that he wasn’t going to die of natural causes began making more long term plans. How many of our decisions are based on our fear of death? And how much of the ideas of collectivism exist because of this fear of death? If humans began living 200 years or 2000 years would the freedom philosophy be embraced by most humans?

I don’t know but I think that what is holding back the freedom movement may not be a “selling job” or a “numbers problem”. What if it is simply a lack of lifespan for the majority of humans to find out that death is not the worst thing that can happen to a person? And that being dependent of the whims of the collective is not only dangerous but also degrading. Lazarus Long despised living on a planet where everything was given to him and wanted to leave another planet when he found out him and his follow space travelers were seen as domesticated animals by a super advanced race. Collectivist Politicians and others who worship power view the masses as domesticated animals and they promise to give us everything if we only submit to their brilliant schemes. Lazarus would rather risk death by returning to an Earth that was potentially dangerous to him and his own kind then become a pet or have everything handed to him. When people no longer have a fear of death these currently invisible chains of collectivism will begin to weight heavy on them. Lazarus understood this and that is why he always chose liberty over security because giving up liberty meant submitting and giving up his inherent rights.

Another benefit of an extended or even infinite physical human lifespan besides eliminating the fear of death will be the increased ability of humans to see patterns of history over extended time frames. Right now most humans don’t read or even care about history. They are unaware of the hundreds of millions of people murdered by collectivist nation states in the last hundred years. They are unaware of the small pockets of history in which humans had more freedom and why these epochs created the amazing level of civilization we all take for granted today. Currently those who worship the state and suckle at its teat are able to ignore or twist history to their benefit and cloak the current patterns of deceit, theft and murder that their unholy god is unleashing on humankind from the masses because people haven’t lived long enough to recognize what always happens when collectivism is chosen over individualism.

There are many factors that go into a person’s decision in choosing to believe in collectivism or to embrace individualism. I do believe that the fear of death and the inability to see long term historical patterns are two key reasons most people prefer the paternal state gaining more and more power while they accept their individual freedoms to diminish. I believe most who fall into the ranks of the collectivists are blinded by their own fear of death and their ignorance of history so they can’t see the pile of bodies and the lost potential of billions of humans because of the actions of the all powerful state throughout the history of humankind. One day physical death will be a thing of the past for humans. When that happens a majority of humans will live long enough to spot long term historical patterns with their our own eyes and see the lies that the priests of politics are peddling and totally eliminate all support for the all powerful paternal state.

Brad Miller