March 31, 2015

Freedom Outlaws Handbook 22-27


22. SNAP OUT OF HYPNOSIS

In earlier books, I've recommended taking your TV to the shooting range and blasting its little cyclops eye out.  And for damned good reason.  There's a word for what happens to your mind when you're sitting still in a darkened room, with your eyes fixed on a flickering light.  That word is hypnosis.

March 30, 2015

Libertarianism in Brazil

Kataguiri


This young man is living proof that one person can make a difference.  This 19 year old kid is bringing the message of Liberty to the country of Brazil.

Freedom Outlaws Handbook 18-21


18 DON'T BLAME SOMEBODY ELSE; "SOMEBODY" AIN'T DOIN IT

Unless someone is holding a gun to your head, your life and your decisions belong to you.  Take responsibility.  Hell, even if you're held at gun point you still have the option of saying "Screw you!" and taking the consequences.

But lets say your ex-girlfriend did jerk you around, or your parents didn't love you, or your boss won't give you a break-- so what?  Do you prefer to sit around and whine about it or are you going to get on with things-- and live?

March 29, 2015

Freedom Outlaws Handbook 13-17


13.  DON'T DEBATE

Don't argue philosophy or issues with people who disagree with you on fundamentals.  Waste of time.  You will persuade no one, but rile everyone, including yourself.  Don't you have something better to do with your life?  If you really want to convert 'em to the value of freedom, give 'em time, experience with the "helpfulness" of government, and maybe a good book.

Don't even argue with people who are close to you on issues unless you have a good persuasive powers and the issue is important to getting free.  Next to writing letters to congressthings, there is no greater waste of time than yammering about how you'd run some future utopia.  Yes, we need to have a vision of the future.  But there's a great difference between having a vision and moving toward it and merely chewing your intellectual cud while the real world goes to hell around you.

March 28, 2015

Freedom Outlaws Handbook 9-12



9.  DON'T TALK TO STRANGERS

The phone rings.

"Hello?"

"Good evening, I'm with the National Political Porkbarrel League, and I'd like to ask you a few questions about your views on current issues."

"Sure," you say.  The next thing you know, after a few innocuous-seeming questions about your name, age and occupation, you're blurting out your opinions on drug legalization, gun control, censorship, abortion, the United Nations, and the legitimate extent of federal police power.

March 27, 2015

Freedom Outlaws Handbook 5-8


Chapter One:  SOME THINGS YOU CAN QUIT WASTING YOUR TIME ON

5. SURRENDER THE IDEA OF YOUR OWN INCOMPETENCE
One of the saddest lessons we often learn in government school (or from our families) is that we're incompetent.  While homeschooled, unschooled, private-schooled, or particularly motivated and well-encouraged kids build their own cabins or bicycles, write books, found organizations, and lead orienteering expeditions, millions of others learn to sit, listen, do meaningless makework projects, and to work not for real-wold accomplishment goals, but merely for grades (of what real value is a grade?) and to pass tests.

Freedom Outlaws Handbook (FOH) 179 things to do til the revolution By Claire Wolfe



Chapter One  SOME THINGS YOU CAN QUIT WASTING YOUR TIME ON

When you're serious enough about your freedom to join the Grand Outlaw Cabal, there's a lot you need to do, a lot to risk. But--ain't it grand? -- there's also a lot of useless mind wrecking, time-sucking stuff you can quit doing.

You can give up political tactics that don't yield useful results.  You can free you mind from passive "good citizen" habits.  You can quit obeying every little rule that encroaches upon your liberties.  You can quit respecting those who haven't earned your respect.  You can quit "complying," "cooperating," and collaborating with pushy, freedom-grabbing authorities.

That should be a vast relief, right?

March 26, 2015

Where is the Outrage?


By Andrew Napalitano

Here is a short pop quiz.

When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress earlier this month about the parameters of the secret negotiations between the United States and Iran over nuclear weapons and economic sanctions, how did he know what the negotiators were considering? Israel is not a party to those negotiations, yet the prime minister presented them in detail.

When Hillary Clinton learned that a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives had subpoenaed her emails as secretary of state and she promptly destroyed half of them — about 33,000 — how did she know she could get away with it? Destruction of evidence, particularly government records, constitutes the crime of obstruction of justice.