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By: Kyle Rearden

March 30th, 2017

“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should be not highly rated.”

Thomas Paine

 

 

It has come to our attention that there has been a development regarding the prosecution (persecution) of journalist Gary Hunt. This past January, the documented use of lawfare was proven through judicial transparency thanks to the release of court documents. These documents show that United States Attorney Pamala Holsinger tried to convince Judge Anna Brown that Hunt was in possession of what she considered to be contraband, which was actually discovery evidence. Continue reading

Taking a Hard Stand: The Unauthorized Biography of LaVoy Finicum

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“The informed resister in crisis situations is not surprised by the occurrence of brutalities against the nonviolent group. In reaction, either to halt the defiance or to resort to violence would have serious negative consequences. To be effective, the resisters must persist through the brutalities and suffering and maintain their fearlessness, nonviolent discipline, and firmness. Some time and considerable suffering may be required to demonstrate to the opponents that brutalities will not crush the movement.”

Gene Sharp

 

 

From 2014 – 2016, the late LaVoy Finicum made his foray into the alternative media as a vlogger. During this period within 2015, he also managed to get his novel published as a way to finance his mounting legal costs that were incurred thanks to the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Although most people remember Finicum as that member of Citizens for Constitutional Freedom (C4CF) known as the #TarpMan, who really was LaVoy Finicum and what did he actually believe in?

Robert “LaVoy” Finicum was born on January 27th of 1961 in Kanab, Utah. He worked on a drilling rig in his early twenties, and later in a sawmill within the town of Fredonia, Arizona. Finicum was a teetotalerprepper” as well as a Mormon. Continue reading

The Land (1999)

Today’s article is a chapter within Brian Kelling’s 1999, Travel-Trailer Homesteading Under $5,000.” I figured that as part of an eventual article I’d like to write about strategic relocation, this background material would be useful from a historical perspective, if for no other practical reason. This republication of Kelling’s chapter is hereby done under the intention of Fair Use; no copyright infringement intended.

 


Choosing your land is probably your most important consideration, and there are many things to take into account.

For starters, where would you like to live? To me, this is the most important question.

Then, where can you afford to live? Where can you find a piece of suitable land for $2,500? You’ll need to be realistic about this.

Is the county unzoned? I highly recommend a county with no zoning, because then you can pretty much do what you want, and erect what you want. Taxes are usually cheaper, and there’s generally no one to enforce county regulations. So while you’re at it, check into whether or not there are any county regulations that would affect you (such as having a well or cistern, and a septic system in before you could occupy the land). Continue reading

How Nonviolent Struggle Works?

“People who have held public positions during peace time should not be recruited for the [civilian] resistance movement. It is likely that these individuals will be arrested and subjected to brain washing. They should have no knowledge of the resistance movement, so your organization will not be compromised, nor lose members. Make sure this ‘basic rule of recruitment’ is well known, even to the enemy. Thus you can protect these valuable and courageous people to some degree since the enemy is aware of this policy, his interest in them will diminish. Examples of members unsuitable for the resistance movement are: prominent politicians both active or retired; leading economists, editors, professors, important administration officials. All these persons are too well known to participate in the ‘underground movement.’ They certainly will be shadowed, will be arrested sooner or later, or even executed. For them it is best to join guerrilla units.”

Major H. von Dach Bern

 

 

Satyagraha, simply defined, is using the force of truth alone in convincing opponents the righteousness of one’s cause. Often, suffering is inflicted upon practitioners of satyagraha by their enemies, yet their modus operandi is to stand firm until a mutually agreeable solution is negotiated. There is an assumption at work here that by reaching the conscience of one’s oppressors, satyagrahans are able to persuade them to remedy their grievances because there is, presumably, a limit to how many times, and how severely, each individual has within himself to hurt another man, face-to-face (of course, satyagraha assumes that oppressors have consciences worth appealing to in the first place).

A political scientist known as Gene Sharp has studied so-called “nonviolent struggle” in the attempt to not only comprehend it, but also to gauge its efficacy. Unfortunately, I’m left with the impression that satyagraha has a mean time to harassment (MTH) of exactly zero, because the whole idea of nonviolent struggle is to confront the State directly, as if nonviolent struggle were nothing more than a suicide pact. It’s almost as if satyagrahans throw themselves upon the gears of the State just to end up as nothing more than a pasty mush.

Sharp’s entire book appears to be collective-movementism on steroids, frankly. Considering the very existentiality of disingenuous activists and their fake grievances, it is merited to ask the quite uncomfortable question of, is there more to politics that pure spectacle? Generally speaking, I don’t mindlessly trust so-called “activists” farther than I can throw them, yet much like the politicians they appear to emulate, activists themselves are reminiscent of broken clocks, which by nature are correct twice a day. Continue reading

Privacy From the Tax Man (1997)

Today’s article is a chapter within Bill Kaysing’s 1997, Privacy: How to Get It, How to Enjoy It.” As part of an upcoming article about the notorious federal income tax, I figured some background material would be useful, at the very least, from a historical perspective, if nothing else. This republication of Kaysing’s chapter is hereby done under the intention of Fair Use; no copyright infringement intended.

 

 

Image from Bill Kaysing’s privacy book is hereby used under the intention of Fair Use; no copyright infringement intended.

 

 

There is one difference between a tax collector and a taxidermist: a taxidermist leaves the hide.


Property Taxes

To put it simply, do now own anything which warrants taxes. If you have a house you do not want to give up, then stop paying taxes on it. You will have five years to redeem the property. In that length of time, the house will probably appreciate enough to pay off the taxes when sold. In the meantime, there are no tax worries. You can invest your money in raw land, plant trees and other forms of vegetation, and come out way ahead by promoting the appreciation of farm land. Don’t forget: It is not necessary to pay taxes on that land, either! Continue reading

Rest Easy, Robert Beecher: 1954 – 2017

“Are you willing to make the sacrifices necessary to assure our freedoms? Would you stand next to a fellow American to assure his freedom and rights? Would you come to the defense of a man and his family under attack by unjust laws and actions of this government out of control and save their lives? Will you support your brethren and yourself in preparing for this final assault? Can you put all that you have at stake for something you truly believe in? Can you tell yourself that you have finally had enough of this shit and that you are ready to do something about it?”

– Mike Freebyrd, from The Essence of a Patriot

 

The late Robert Beecher.

 

Remember Robert Beecher? He was an American patriot who was charged by the federal government for allegedly violating 18 USC § 922(g) for the victimless crime of “felon in possession of firearm,” which was originally intended to target only mobsters during alcohol Prohibition. Beecher eventually took a plea agreement in order to spare his daughter, Jessica Beecher, from prosecution herself; his 10-year sentence began in 2015, and so he was expected to be released sometime in 2025.

As a 60-year-old political prisoner, Robert Beecher was a grandfather who was not exactly in the best of health. In fact, Jessica wrote the following for the activist legal defense fund that was created on May 23rd of 2014:

 

“He sits in Bulloch County Jail, being denied medical care, and waiting for his day in court…[w]e really believe that he is being singled out for his vocal political beliefs, and worry that if he does not secure a solid legal defense, that he will die in prison.” [emphasis added]

 

Furthermore, the March 12th, 2015 judgment in a criminal case said, in part:

 

“That the defendant be designated to a Bureau of Prisons facility in Jesup, Georgia; subject to capacity or any regulation which would affect such a designation. It is recommended that the defendant be evaluated by Bureau of Prisons officials to establish his participation in an appropriate program of substance abuse treatment and counseling during his term of incarceration.” [emphasis added]

 

Obviously, there was already concern about the prison bureaucrats doping Beecher up so he couldn’t tell the other inmates why he was a political prisoner, as if he were a Russian dissident shoved into a psikhushka (Soviet mental hospital). Due to the lack of transparency (despite enough of his court documents getting released, thankfully), there is no way to know for certain whether such “treatment” would’ve been potentially in violation of the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishments. Continue reading

A Rebuttal to Troy Southgate’s Response to Shane Radliff’s Critique of the National-Anarchist Manifesto

“The foundation of this country, then, rests upon an understanding that the purpose of the Constitution, and the country, is to provide a home for those of the class, ‘We the People.’ That others who choose to assimilate into the American Culture do so with that understanding, and the understanding that they are the beneficiaries of all privileges and immunities, though only those rights specifically granted. It can also be concluded that any who have designs contrary to the support and continuation of the United States, as intended by the Framers, and described herein, are inconsistent with the purpose of the country, and, as such, are against the Constitution and should be deemed unacceptable and unwanted visitors.”

– Gary Hunt, from “We the People,” But, Who Are We?

 

 

Troy Southgate began a relatively newer anarchic school of thought, dubbed “National-Anarchism,” with the publication of the National-Anarchist Manifesto (N-AM). Always interested in what other kinds of anarchists believe, Shane Radliff decided to do a two part Liberty Under Attack (LUA) broadcast covering the highlights of the N-AM with his co-host, Jason Paradise, and I must say, having listened to both of them, I thought Shane and Jason did a superb job giving him a fair shake. That being said, their critique of Southgate’s manifesto garnered a response from the man himself, so in the interest of jumping into the fray late in the game, I’d like to rebut Southgate’s response to the LUA critique of the N-AM. Continue reading

Only by Blood and Suffering?

“What will happen when the Big Machine is missing pieces? Orders won’t get processed at the Walmart distribution center. The 18-wheelers won’t make deliveries to [grocery] stores. Gas stations will run out of fuel. Some policemen and firemen won’t show up for work, having decided that protecting their own families is their top priority. Power lines will get knocked down in windstorms, and there will be nobody to repair them. Crops will rot in the fields and orchards because there will be nobody to pick them, or transport them, or magically bake them into Pop-Tarts, or stock them on your supermarket shelf. The Big Machine will be broken. Does this sound scary? Sure it does, and it should. The implications are huge.”

James Rawles

 

 

Remember LaVoy Finicum? Don’t feel bad if you haven’t, most people have forgotten about him by now given that it’s been over a year since he died, so it’s an understatement to say that he’s been absent from the news cycle, despite his historic role during the Statist Turf War of 2016 as a member of Citizens for Constitutional Freedom (C4CF), perhaps most infamously as the #TarpMan. Apparently, Finicum wrote a novel so he could earn passive income in order to finance his legal contentions with the Bureau of Land Management, who had already fined him $1,458 before eventually tacking on an additional $5,000.

In many ways, Finicum’s fiction reminds me of James Rawles’ Patriots novel, in that both of them dealt with TEOTWAWKI doom porn scenarios. Unfortunately, it’s almost as if Finicum wrote two different novellas and then squished them together in order to have a single novel; the first half focused on the Bonham siblings (Cat, Dan, HayLee-H, and KayLee-K) bugging out from the cities and getting to the retreat stronghold of their family ranch, whereas the second half was all about how their father, Jake, virtually defeated single-handedly the swarms of government forces during the Long Valley War. By the time Jake is laying waste to public servants attempting to overrun his ranch, the character development invested in the four siblings appears to have been, well, forgotten. Continue reading

Solar Cycles & Earth’s Weakening Magnetic Field (2009)

Today’s article by Alex Ansary was published in Nexus Magazine’s April-May 2009 issue. It’s been postulated by various individuals over the years that solar cycles influence human behavior, and if accurate, the implications for strategic maneuvers becomes quite profound, especially in terms of timing. This republication, and concomitant spoken discourse narrated by yours truly, is done with the permission of the original author.

 

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If you were thinking that the only things we have to be concerned about include wars, famines and economic crashes, think again. Recent scientific discoveries are indicating that this next solar flare cycle could be powerful enough to disrupt our planet’s entire electric grid. In this report I document a number of changes taking place with the Earth’s magnetic field, the Sun and our solar system while explaining some of the concerns that today’s leading scientists have voiced. I also examine how humankind may be affected energetically. Continue reading

Privacy Afloat (1997)

Today’s article is a chapter within Bill Kaysing’s 1997, Privacy: How to Get It, How to Enjoy It.” Given that there is a chapter in Section II of Rayo’s Vonu: The Search for Personal Freedom,” about living full time in a boat, I’d figure that Kaysing’s experience and observations would be valuable to those pursuing vonuence. This republication of Kaysing’s chapter is hereby done under the intention of Fair Use; no copyright infringement intended.

 

Image from Bill Kaysing’s privacy book is hereby used under the intention of Fair Use – no copyright infringement intended.

 

Prolog

There is a saying that there are only two happy days in a boat owner’s life: the day he buys it and the day he sells it. While there is some validity to the aphorism, it’s not entirely true. Otherwise, what would account for the fact that millions of people throughout the world prefer to live on water rather than land? The author is one of those millions; and he is happy to tell you his reasons.

The author says the sensation of slipping between the clean sheets of the full-size double bunk in the aft cabin of his boat cannot be obtained on land. Why? Because as soon as he settles down, he can hear the small waves slapping against the hull; and he can watch the water lights, reflections of light from the waves playing on the overhead beams, and smell the fresh air pouring in through the hatch that opens up to the stars up above. Now, that’s a trip in every sense of the word!

There is much more to it than that; but this particular delight is high on the author’s list of floating favorites. He could easily write a book about the fun he has had in the last five years with the venerable Flying Goose, a 52-year-old Coast Guard cutter now converted to a houseboat. He finds a simple beauty in just being aboard that “good-vibes” old vessel. However, the major focus of his enthusiasm is the quality and amount of privacy available in living afloat. Continue reading