LIBERTY: Keene Libertarians are targeted by FBI

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FBI Trying to Infiltrate Keene, New Hampshire

April 10, 2013 by Jason Sorens

The Keene Activity Center (KAC) is a place where (mostly) young libertarians and anarchists in Keene, New Hampshire congregate to talk philosophy, plan activism (including civil disobedience), and generally relax and socialize. Apparently the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been trying very, very hard to infiltrate the KAC, judging from this account of the arrest of one of the club’s members, Rich Paul, on marijuana charges.

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Yeah, those trouble makers who want to dislodge the Statist quo!

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One thought on “LIBERTY: Keene Libertarians are targeted by FBI

  1. Well, you’ve got to have SOME sympathy for the FBI etc in situations like this: it’s not always easy to tell the difference between the “peaceful radicals” and the ones who you’d WANT the FBI to be watching.

    The solution that we applied back in my Quaker activist days and which I’ve always encouraged my Free Choice (“Anti-Anti-Smoking”) groups to follow, is one of complete and total openness. Hey, you wanna infiltrate and see what we’re doing? GREAT! Join the party! The best testimony activists can have as to our “purity” (whether it be purity from “Communist Party Influence” or “Big Tobacco Lobbying Money” or “Radical Terrorist Group”) is to have the FBI or ASH testify that there’s nothing to find! :>

    Yeah, you lose a *little* bit in terms of it being more difficult to “surprise” your opposition, but what you gain in terms of confirmation of your status as well as freedom from worries about “Who amongst us is an Informer?” more than makes up for that difference. If your cause is truly just, it can survive the sunlight.

    Michael J. McFadden
    Author of “Dissecting Antismokers’ Brains”

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