Origins – The Last Bastille Podcast #72

This two part episode is available as free downloadable podcasts, originally broadcasted on May 28th of 2014.

 

 

Episode Description

I have been asked, time and again, about my background, as well as how and why I got involved in the alternative media. Having answered the same types of questions over and over again has gotten quite tiresome for me, so I figured it would be best to just compile the most common types of questions I’ve received over the years and answer them, one right after another, in the form of a 2-part podcast that ultimately took 4 hours to answer.

As a side note, I would also like to mention that technical difficulties were experienced during the making of this podcast. Although the audio has been heavily edited to weed out the worst distortions, some have remained because otherwise the context of what was being spoken would have been lost. In case you were curious, a freeware Windows OS recorder for Skype was used, which might have been responsible for the technical difficulties, but to confirm this would require further testing.

Security Teams – The Last Bastille Podcast #71

This is a rebroadcast version of Outpost of Freedom Radio‘s episode on “Security Teams,” originally broadcasted on January 21, 2013. It is available as a free downloadable podcast.

 

 

Episode Description

Security Teams function as an extension of, and an added layer of preparedness and self-defense, not only of a single individual, or situation, but of each member of the team and their family.

Given the many situations in which a higher standard of awareness and security is required, actually demanded, each team member must be assured of other member’s individual commitment to the group’s overall security.

This program on Security Teams will cover a wide range of topics related to the “How, Why, and When” of forming Security Teams, and will include information addressing the greatest vulnerabilities faced by individuals and groups seeking such additional layers of preparedness.

Alternative Media – The Last Bastille Podcast #70

Audio version of my article on the virtues of the alternative media. This episode is available as a free downloadable podcast.

 

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Episode Description

People are ready to hear the truth. At the very least, they are willing to consider more varied perspectives in order to overcome the Six Blind Men and the Elephant problem. User generated content thus far has exploded the capabilities of political dissidents than just about any other methodology up to this time.

Featured music is AshleyAlyse’s “A Puzzling Predicament,” and Bosa’s “King’s Quest,” both of them available pursuant to CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 Unported.

Carnival of Distractions – The Last Bastille Podcast #69

Audio version of my article on the Carnival of Distractions and Messianic figureheads. This episode is available as a free downloadable podcast.

 

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Episode Description

Seeing through the fog is easier said than done. While the alternative media has done a Herculean job of highlighting phenomena that would never have seen the light of day, not everything that comes down the pike is accurate. Conjecture and speculation color the raw data to such a degree that any real objective analysis is hampered by those who screech their unfounded beliefs the loudest. The result of such malfeasance emanating from the dredges of the alternative media is the Carnival of Distractions.

Featured music is AshleyAlyse’s “A Puzzling Predicament,” and Bosa’s “King’s Quest,” both of them available pursuant to CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 Unported.

Open Versus Closed Carrying of Firearms – The Last Bastille Podcast #68

Audio version of my article on openly carrying firearms. This episode is available as a free downloadable podcast.

 

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Episode Description

Firearms are about as American as you can get. Symbolically, they serve as reminders of our hard won liberties, as guardians of our freedom, and as instruments with which to prevent further violations of our inalienable natural rights. One of the most contentious debates amongst gun owners (aside from those dealing with the technical specifications of the tools themselves) lies with whether it is better to carry concealed or openly.

Featured music is AshleyAlyse’s “A Puzzling Predicament,” and Bosa’s “King’s Quest,” both of them available pursuant to CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 Unported.

Pacifism – The Last Bastille Podcast #67

Audio version of my articles on self-defense and “libertarian” pacifism. This episode is available as a free downloadable podcast.

 

 

Episode Description

Self-preservation is a fundamental value held by all creatures. All rights, liberties, or any other notions of freedom are only guarded by the willingness of individuals to use physical force against criminals and tyrants alike. Anyone who prefers instead to engage only in non-compliance by pretending that that alone will somehow protect him from the ravages of the enemy is either deluded, or worse, that he does not value his own life.

Featured music is AshleyAlyse’s “A Puzzling Predicament,” and Bosa’s “King’s Quest,” both of them available pursuant to CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 Unported.

Individuality – The Last Bastille Podcast #66

Audio version of my article on individuality. This episode is available as a free downloadable podcast.

 

 

Episode Description

Childhood is that pivotal period of one’s life where character is forged. In school, children are taught to “fit in” with their arbitrary peer group, to “respect authority,” and most importantly, to never ever deviate from the “norm” (whatever that happens to be at the moment). If one is not a “team player,” they are unjustly ridiculed for their individual autonomy. Indignities against self-determination are an indispensable hallmark of contemporary America.

Featured music is AshleyAlyse’s “A Puzzling Predicament,” and Bosa’s “King’s Quest,” both of them available pursuant to CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 Unported.

Unearned Respect – The Last Bastille Podcast #65

Audio version of my article on unearned respect. This episode is available as a free downloadable podcast.

 

Episode Description

A common misconception that ingratiates itself into the mainstream American psyche is an unmitigated reverence for authority. Something about certain kinds of titled occupations somehow convinces people that it is the office, the badge, or the uniform that must be “honored.” Such ubiquitous mind control must be deprogrammed from people’s heads if Liberty is to ever take root in America again.

Featured music is AshleyAlyse’s “A Puzzling Predicament,” and Bosa’s “King’s Quest,” both of them available pursuant to CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 Unported.

Victim Mentality – The Last Bastille Podcast #64

Audio version of my article on the victim mentality. This episode is available as a free downloadable podcast.

 

 

Episode Description

People can feel trapped in their own circumstances. At the mercy of some malevolent force, or simply on the unlucky side of Fortuna‘s wheel, it is not at all uncommon for certain individuals to believe that their entire lives are subject to the vicissitudes of fate. Breaking free of this mental prison is essential towards regaining self-determination.

Featured music is AshleyAlyse’s “A Puzzling Predicament,” and Bosa’s “King’s Quest,” both of them available pursuant to CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 Unported.

Fractional Reserve Lending – The Last Bastille Podcast #63

Audio version of my article on fractional reserve lending. This episode is available as a free downloadable podcast.

 

 

Episode Description

We live in a world of illusion. Ever since we were set in front of the television to rot in our crap filled diapers, we have been sold a bill of goods on nearly everything we take for granted, particularly with regards to the very nature of money itself. Having been propagandized to believe that money has value, we come to find that such is not the case with the specific currency we have become mentally dependent on for our entire way of life. Most of our waking hours are spent chasing after it, attempting to accumulate more of it, performing tasks we would otherwise prefer to not do, but instead tolerate because we have to somehow “pay the bills.”

Featured music is AshleyAlyse’s “A Puzzling Predicament,” and Bosa’s “King’s Quest,” both of them available pursuant to CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 Unported.