• Self Ownership

    What Self-Ownership Means and Why It Matters

    I’ve been thinking about this idea of self-ownership, a concept almost universally assumed to be a foundation for human rights and the civilized life. At the same, this idea is constantly threatened by political ideologies that presume it not to be true. Here is what got me thinking. In the final episode of season two of The Americans, Elizabeth Jennings, a Soviet spy in America during the Cold War, is given a message from her Moscow-based handlers. The KGB expects that her teenage daughter Paige — who believes that her mother is a humble travel agent — will also become a spy. This is her destiny. The mother profoundly objects. Elizabeth…

  • Freedom

    “The Freedom Crisis in America”: A lecture by John W. Whitehead

    Source: The Rutherford Institute December 27, 2018 John W. Whitehead ? Related Posts:Spectacular Violence as a Weapon of War Against the Yellow VestsForced Blood Draws & Implied Consent Laws Make a Mockery of the Fourth AmendmentThe real reason 4 cops got shot in Houston last weekNote from America: You want to know about the real state of our union? It’s downright scaryNYPD Orders Google to Stop Showing Drivers Where the Cops Are AtShut Down the TSA!The TSA (and other experiments in evil)The Danger Within: Border Patrol Is Turning America Into a Constitution-Free ZoneWhy I Hate Flying in America…Break the Cycle: In 2019, Say No to the Government’s Cruelty, Brutality and…

  • Slavery

    30 Startling and Little Known Facts About America

    Most people really have no idea how this country is legally constructed and how this affects our relationships with other nations in the world. So much of what we have been taught to believe about the so-called ‘democracy’ is utterly false, and in order to truly understand why things are the way they are, with so much debt, war and tyranny, you need to know these 30 facts. This list was compiled and edited by A. True Ott, PhD, and was originally posted at his site, here. In order to understand what is REALLY going on covertly, “behind the curtain” in America – one needs to internalize and understand the following 30…

  • Freedom

    The Illusion of Freedom

    “The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion of freedom. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way, and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.” ~Frank Zappa. We fall under the illusion of freedom when we consent to be governed. We believe we live in a fair and democratic society yet we fail to grasp the true meaning of words such as democratic, republic, inalienable, and consent. When we decipher the words, we…

  • Authority

    Belief Systems and the Power Of Authority

    Today I would like to return to your awareness an aspect of the Human condition that adheres to the abstract nature of belief. Beliefs come in many shapes and sizes and yet all share something in common— they’re elusive and intangible. Although we cannot “touch” a belief, it certainly has a way of touching us. Our belief modifies the way we think, how we act and feel. I take my tinfoil hat off to those who invented this system of social order so many moons ago. What a concept indeed. Imagine sitting around a stone-age conference table discussing this idea. I surely would have laughed it off. “You mean you…

  • Government

    America’s Success Was Achieved by Limiting Government, Not by Government

    Then-President Obama’s famous 2012 “you didn’t build that” rationalization for not only increasing taxes but also for increasingly progressive taxes has returned to public consciousness. Cato policy analyst Derek Bonett has focused attention back on the logic of his argument, as well as reminded us that Obama was channeling a 2011 campaign speech by 2020 presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren. And David Henderson has spread the word about that thought process, which was shared among self-designated progressives. The thrust of the counter-argument they offer is that differing earnings across people cannot be explained by differential public goods consumption (e.g., road use) and so cannot justify taxation that is proportional to income,…

  • Freedom

    Save Us From Freedom!

    People want to create robots so they can be led by them Source: Global Research November 5, 2018 By Julian Rose Freedom once meant something significant for mankind. It meant ceasing to be suppressed and imprisoned  by forces that endeavor to control one. The word ‘freedom’ conjured a sense of what it means, at least to some degree, to be master of one’s destiny. No longer, For many, the new freedom has almost exactly the opposite meaning. Now freedom seems to be associated with having someone or something doing one’s thinking for one; making decisions that one ‘can’t be bothered ‘or doesn’t want to make – and ultimately completely relieving…

  • Freedom

    The Paradox of Freedom and Justice

    Source: Waking Times August 28, 2018 Gary Z McGee “Absolute freedom mocks justice. Absolute justice denies freedom. To be fruitful, the two ideas must find their limits in each other.” ~Albert Camus, The Rebel Standing on the shoulder of the philosophical giant Albert Camus in order to see further is no easy task. But we’re going to attempt it anyway through use of metaphor, analogy and a story. Setting the stage: “There’s nothing fundamentally wrong with people. Given a story to enact that puts them in accord with the world, they will live in accord with the world. But given a story to enact that puts them at odds with the…

  • Freedom

    Rebel

    Source: Caitlin Johnstone Rogue Journalist August 25, 2018 Caitlin Johnstone Bert: You know, begging you pardon, but the one who my heart goes out for is your father. There he is in that cold, heartless bank day after day, hemmed in by mounds of cold, heartless money. I don’t like to see any living thing caged up. Jane: Father? In a cage? Bert: They makes cages in all sizes and shapes, you know. Bank-shaped some of ’em. Carpets and all. ~ Mary Poppins (1964) This is not a sane way for people to live. You’ve always known this on some level. We have all always known this on some level. It just doesn’t…

  • Fear

    Fear is the Enemy of Freedom

    Source: Waking Times August 15, 2018 Gary Z McGee “Hell is empty, and all the devils are here.” ~Shakespeare The bad thing about all the devil’s being here is that we’re surrounded by goddamned devils. The good thing about all the devil’s being here is that we have something to fight against, something to overcome. We have something to be stronger than, healthier than, more flexible than. We have a rigid fragility to shatter over our flexible antifragility. We have a cowardice to match our courage against. We have an excuse to “rage, rage, rage against the dying of the light!” In short: we have an enemy. But the enemy…