LIBERTY: War comes to the USA

Monday, April 27, 2015

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/04/john-w-whitehead/battlefield-america-2/

Battlefield America: The War on the American People
By John W. Whitehead
April 22, 2015

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Noam Chomsky summed it up when he said that Washington regards any information that does not repeat Washington’s propaganda to be intolerable.

Washington’s assault on truth as a threat helps to make sense of the gigantic National Security Agency spy system exposed by William Binney and Edward Snowden. One of the purposes of the spy network is to identify all “dissidents” who challenge Big Brother’s “Truth.”

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Trust me, if it looks like a battlefield (armored tanks on the streets, militarized police in metro stations, surveillance cameras everywhere), sounds like a battlefield (SWAT team raids nightly, sound cannons to break up large assemblies of citizens), and acts like a battlefield (police shooting first and asking questions later, intimidation tactics, and involuntary detentions), it’s a battlefield.

Indeed, what happened in Ocala, Florida, is a good metaphor for what’s happening across the country: Sheriff’s deputies, dressed in special ops uniforms and riding in an armored tank on a public road, pulled a 23-year-old man over and issued a warning violation to him after he gave them the finger. The man, Lucas Jewell, defended his actions as a free speech expression of his distaste for militarized police.

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Clearly, the “Rubicon” has been crossed.

When does “We, The Sheeple” resist? If resistance is possible.

It has to be peaceful resolute non-violence in the tradition of Gandhi and MLK.

“Yes. In the end, you will walk out. Because 100,000 Englishmen simply cannot control 350 million Indians, if those Indians refuse to cooperate.” — movie Gandhi (1983)

In this case, it’s 320 million “sheeple” and several million politicians and bureaucrats. 

But the answer is the same — withdraw your consent, put sand in the machinery of Gooferment, and just say no!

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LIBERTY: Jury Nullification is alive and well in Kansas

Monday, January 5, 2015

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/12/30/if-you-do-not-have-a-reasonable-doubt-then-you-will-enter-a-verdict-of-guilty/

The Volokh Conspiracy
‘If you do not have a reasonable doubt … then you will enter a verdict of guilty’
By Eugene Volokh December 30, 2014
From the Kansas Supreme Court’s decision in State v. Smith-Parker (Kan. Dec. 24, 2014):

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The [jury] instruction read: “If you do not have a reasonable doubt from all the evidence that the State has proven murder in the first degree on either or both theories, then you will enter a verdict of guilty.” (Emphasis added.) According to Smith-Parker, the instruction should have been identical to the general reasonable doubt instruction that was also given. That instruction said: “If you have no reasonable doubt as to the truth of each of the claims required to be proved by the State, you should find the defendant guilty.” (Emphasis added.) …

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Note the nuance that the Big Gooferment uses to keep “We, The Sheeple” ignorant of their right to judge the law.

That’s why I never get on a jury.

Remember: No victim; no crime. 

Vice, drugs, etc. etc. — if they can’t show blood or treasure lost, then not guilty.

Argh!

Sheeple!

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LIBERTY: Robin Hood’s spirit is alive in New Hampshire

Friday, September 26, 2014

http://freekeene.com/2014/09/19/robin-hooding-to-be-featured-in-upcoming-documentary/

Robin Hooding To Be Featured in Upcoming Documentary

by Ian Freeman | Sep 19, 2014

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If the purpose is to ration scarce parking spaces, and NOT merely “revenue generation” AKA THEFT, then why give parking tickets when there are spaces available?

If the “enforcement runs at a loss” is true, then why do it at all. 

(I have the same problem in Seaside Heights. It’s all about money!)

Argh!

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LIBERTY: Movies are a form of propaganda

Thursday, March 13, 2014

http://whowhatwhy.com/2014/03/09/bombing-hiroshima-got-hollywood-makeover/

How The Bombing Of Hiroshima Got A Hollywood Makeover
By Greg Mitchell on Mar 9, 2014

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The author has written extensively on propaganda related to the bomb. What follows is a story stemming from his previous research.

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Facts were suppressed, and events were completely fabricated:

Suppression of fact:

In revised scripts, the decision to use the bomb was presented as justifiable, even admirable. The doubts raised earlier just disappeared. And now, after scenes depicting the bombing of Hiroshima, no victims were shown, just a charred landscape filmed from the air.

Suppression of fact:

Under General Groves’ guidance, the revised script made light of nuclear fallout.

Fabrication:

The B-29s flying over Hiroshima were pelted with heavy flak, a detail that made the attack seem more courageous. In fact, there was no antiaircraft fire over Hiroshima.

Fabrication:

One scene depicted fictional German scientists visiting a fabricated Japanese nuclear facility in—Hiroshima!

Fabrication:

In another entirely false episode, Matt Cochran, a young scientist arming the bomb, prevents a chain reaction from blowing up 40,000 people on a Pacific island—and thereby exposes himself to a fatal dose of radiation. But before he dies, Matt concludes,

“God has not shown us a new way to destroy ourselves. Atomic energy is the hand he has extended to lift us from the ruins of war and lighten the burdens of peace.”

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What can you believe any more?

Everything is “spun”!

Orwell was right!

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LIBERTY: Rights are not “Mother may I?”

Monday, January 27, 2014

http://www.survivalblog.com/2014/01/odds-n-sods-2843.html

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Several readers mentioned some great commentary from Mac Slavo that ties into a recent news headline: Why I Cannot Support Concealed Carry Weapons Permits (And Why You Shouldn’t Either!)

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/why-i-cannot-support-concealed-carry-weapons-permits-and-why-you-shouldnt-either_01162014

JWR’s Comments: I agree wholeheartedly. I’ve said it here a couple of times, but it bears repeating: Whenever someone must buy a license or pay a fee to exercise a right, then it is something less than a right. It is in fact a mere privilege, subject to the whim of petty bureaucrats. Fundamental rights are not abstract tokens that are given or sold by other men. They are in fact primary liberties bestowed upon us by God, our maker. Rights are not substantially secured by asking, “Mother may I?” of any government agency. Rights are more properly demanded or boldly seized and then conspicuously exercised regularly. This secures the liberties that have legitimately belonged to us since birth. If need be, lost rights can and must be restored through proscriptive use. If you live in a land where your rights have been marginalized into privileges, then it is either time to change your government, or to change your address. Much like a muscle that atrophies with disuse, any right that goes unexercised for many years devolves into a privilege, and eventually can even be redefined as a crime.

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I agree.

While open resistance to the Gooferment is a terrible mismatch.

But subtle non-cooperation, passive resistance, “sugar in the gas” approach is what we have available to us now.

Clog the system.

Don’t cooperate willingly. Don’t ever consent. And, don’t ever lose heart that liberty will will out.

The Gooferment can not control 300 million Americans.

They can’t even keep drugs out of their prisons!

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LIBERTY: Mayor “owns” Hoboken; Sheeple go along?

Friday, January 24, 2014

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Mayor-bans-St-Patricks-Day-parade-again-in-Hoboken-NJ-240073431.html

Mayor bans St. Patrick’s Day Parade again in Hoboken, NJ

The mayor of Hoboken, NJ has again refused to allow a St. Patrick’s Day parade in her town citing rowdiness and drinking…

By JAMES O’SHEA
Published Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 7:19 AM

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How can one bureaucrat “dictate” “bans”?

And the Sheeple just go along.

Wait until something they want to do is “banned”.

How does that poem go: “First they came for …”?

“America isn’t easy. America is advanced citizenship. You gotta want it bad, ’cause it’s gonna put up a fight. It’s gonna say “You want free speech? Let’s see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who’s standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours. You want to claim this land as the land of the free? Then the symbol of your country can’t just be a flag; the symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest. Show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms. Then, you can stand up and sing about the “land of the free”.” — President Andrew Shepherd played by Michael Douglas in “The American President” (1995)

Sorry, but the Gooferment doesn’t have “power”. It only has the illusion of our consent.

I do not “consent”. And, while I alone may be too weak to stop them, when The Sheeple awake, bring on the guilotine. 

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LIBERTY: Drugs out of the prisons?

Friday, January 10, 2014

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/01/benjamin-m-wiegold/another-evil-of-the-drug-war/

How the Drug War Makes Drugs Less Safe
By Benjamin M. Wiegold
Mises.org
January 3, 2014

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Ron Paul famously asked in his farewell address “Has anybody noticed that authorities can’t even keep drugs out of the prisons? How can making our entire society a prison solve the problem?” Of course the “prison approach” couldn’t ever solve the problem, it actually hasn’t insofar as it has been tried ($41 billion annually!), and it has brought with it a multitude of additional problems regarding civil liberties, drug safety, pricing, overdose and addiction rates. Perhaps an appropriate follow up to the question posed by the former congressman would be: how long will it take for society to realize the promise of the other option?

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So why can’t we try another strategy?

Separation of Gooferment and Medicine!

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