The following is my transcription of the late LaVoy Finicum’s last moments on January 26th of 2016. As mentioned in earlier installments of the Burns Chronicles, it is reasonable to conclude that had it not been for Finicum’s actions, it would’ve likely been the case that Ryan Bundy, Victoria Sharpe, and Shawna Cox would’ve all been killed just like him. What you are about to read is based upon Cox’s footage that was shot from inside Finicum’s truck that fateful day; any errors in transcription are solely the fault of this humble blogger.
LaVoy Finicum: Shoot me, you shoot me! I’m gonna meet the sheriff, the sheriff is waitin’ for us! So, you do as you damn well please, but I’m not goin’ anywhere! Here I am, right there! Right there, put a bullet through it! You understood? I’m gonna go meet the sheriff. You back down, or you kill me now! Go ahead, put the bullet through me! I don’t care! Continue reading
“Place on one side fifty thousand armed men, and on the other the same number; let them join in battle, one side fighting to retain its liberty, the other to take it away; to which would you, at a guess, promise victory? Which men do you think would march more gallantly to combat – those who anticipate as a reward for their suffering the maintenance of their freedom, or those who cannot expect any other prize for the blows exchanged than the enslavement of others?”
– Étienne de La Boétie
Much like it’s predecessor, McCullough’s 950+ page tome of compiled U.S. Army Field Manuals (FMs) is full of military knowledge. Revised and updated over the years, each relevant FM has been incorporated so as to give an impression of what the Armed Forces have to do in order to be effective on the battlefield. Whether it be hand-to-hand combat, weaponry, or region-specific considerations, this anthology of FMs will give you both an overview and some depth regarding Army protocols. Continue reading
Today’s meme is based on a phrase Mr. Jefferson used in a 1790 letter to the Marquis de Lafayette regarding the French Revolution.
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“For strategy is concerned not merely with the movement of forces – as its role is often defined – but with the effect. When the application of the military instrument merges into actual fighting, the dispositions for and control of such direct action are termed ‘tactics’… [s]trategy depends for success, first and most, on the sound calculation and co-ordination of the end and the means…[s]trategy has not to overcome resistance, except from nature. Its purpose is to diminish the possibility of resistance…[t]he perfection of strategy would be, therefore, to produce a decision without any serious fighting.”
– B.H. Liddell Hart
History books covering the American Revolutionary War for Independence usually focus on the political grievances of the colonials, but not nearly as much as you’d think on the “nuts ‘n bolts” of actually conducting the war effort. What I found particularly refreshing here is a book that laid out the Philadelphia and Saratoga campaigns, as well as the battles of Bunker Hill and Guilford Courthouse, in a manner that’s quite instructive, perhaps able to being put into future use. Obviously, any realistic attempts to adapt winnable stratagems from any of these violent engagements would have to account for the changes in both technological innovation and military tactics. Continue reading
The following is my transcription of the late LaVoy Finicum in his videos entitled,“Liberty Revolution – Reaching Out To Paiute’s,” which was uploaded onto his YouTube channel on January 26th of 2016. Finicum was a participant in both the 2014 Bundy Affair as well as the Burns Chronicles, during which he met his untimely demise the very same day this video was uploaded. Only a few more transcripts to go, and then a bibliography will be made available so this entire series is easily sourced.
Good morning, America; this is LaVoy Finicum. Here at the Harney County Resource Center here in Oregon. I need to give you a quick update, keep you in the loop of what’s going on.
As you know, we’ve been reaching out to the Paiute tribe in regards to the artifacts, and we shall continue to do so. At this point, they have made it very clear that they do not want to have any interaction with us. I did have a member from the Delaware tribe come out and try to be an emissary between us and them; had other tribal leaders from other places also offer that, and so, at this point, we will go ahead and just keep an open invitation to them.
We will also make sure that the artifacts are not disturbed, not moved, left as we have found them and safe and secure. Again, that is a quick update on that. We shall see how it goes from here.
Today’s video is a parody composite about libertarian name-calling. It is a derived work from The Libertarienne’s How NOT to Talk to People About Liberty, Julie Borowski’s LIBERTARIAN INFIGHTING, and Seamus Coughlin’s paper bag impression of Stefan Molyneux. For those of you who might wonder why I would produce such a derivative work, then please read Why So Serious?
The following is my transcription of the late LaVoy Finicum in his videos entitled,“Jan 22,” which was uploaded onto his YouTube channel on January 24th of 2016. Finicum was a participant in both the 2014 Bundy Affair as well as the Burns Chronicles, during which he met his untimely demise on January 26th of 2016. If you would like to assist me in providing rough transcripts for the rest of Finicum’s vlogs, please feel free to contact me.
Hello, America; this is LaVoy Finicum. It’s January 22nd, I’m here at the Harney County Resource Center, and this is at the Oregon freedom revolution. I need to give you a quick update.
The FBI has reached out to us, and to Ammon, and there’s been a lot of concern. A lot of media has trying to contact me; they’re sayin’, “Are we gettin’ ready to capitulate? Are we gettin’ ready to negotiate? Are we gettin’ ready to leave?,” and I need to help rest assure all your concerns that we are not going anywhere. Continue reading
Today’s mirrored video is satire by Seamus Coughlin (original upload date unknown). His impression of Stefan Molyneux (former anarchist philosopher turned Trump humping political crusader; that is, he’s a controlled schizophrenic) is spot on accurate, particularly with regards to his idiosyncratic characteristics and “peaceful” parenting rhetoric. I particularly enjoyed how the glued-on eyes gradually fell off, at just the right times, leaving paper bag Molyneux rather blind, which I think is quite apropos. 🙂
The following is my partial transcription of the late LaVoy Finicum in his videos entitled,“Jan 20 NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACTS,” which was uploaded onto his YouTube channel on January 21st of 2016. Finicum was a participant in both the 2014 Bundy Affair as well as the Burns Chronicles, during which he met his untimely demise on January 26th of 2016. If you would like to assist me in providing rough transcripts for the rest of Finicum’s vlogs, please feel free to contact me.
What it is, Blaine [Cooper], is that we are concerned about the way artifacts have been stored here (the Paitue’s artifacts), and so, we are reaching out to the Paiute tribe to say that we need to open up some communication. We’re looking for a liaison, because we want to make sure that these things are returned to the rightful owners and that they’re taken care of.
These are some of their artifacts (why don’t you step back?). I want to show you how we found these things stored here, so you can see there’s boxes of artifacts here. You can see some rat’s nests in here; this is the way we found it. You can see the grinding stones, and different things here. Continue reading