H/t to the reader who sent this classic.
Read it and see how close reality has hewed to the plan.
There will be a full posting on Yapfest on Monday. For now, I need a roughly-accurate headcount.
Please indicate how many you will be in comments, a la the following – single = “+1″, two = “+2″, etc.
In the meantime, the date is 9 August and the location is http://gastateparks.org/Vogel .
If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty–four, and give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses; And the sixteen being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they do now, on oatmeal and potatoes, have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account; But be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains around the necks of our fellow sufferers; And this is the tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second, that second for a third, and so on ’til the bulk of society is reduced to mere automatons of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering…and the forehorse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression.
– Thomas Jefferson
It will help the fascists and harm individual freedom.
H/t to Maggie’s Farm for this worthwhile essay.
Tyrants always – always – come after private property.
It’s how you know tyranny is afoot.
“Kto, kgo?“, indeed.
Anonymous Rebel sends:
Seen on Drudge:
Vader 2016 is already alive and well:
FB: Palpatine/Vader 2016
Appropriate graphic here:
Besides, if you vote against Vader, then you’re voting against the dark side and a guy in head to toe black. And that would be just waaaaaacissst.
“It’s never too early to start slitting the throats of people attempting to harm you. Dawdle and you’ll see your own purple juice slucing through your fingers. Be a boyscout, always be prepared.
If everyone on the Warren Commission had been found along rural roads gutted and burning this country would be in a different position than it is today, a position more aligned with the constitution, if that’s your party favor of the day.”
– Ghostsniper, commenting at a painfully-proud post at the GVDL shop
Read both the story and the paper.
The powers-that-be cannot control all that they must.
Or, as a reader has taught me:
Here comes everybody.
What I’ve Learned as an Internet Drug Dealer
1) People will use technology to have what they want.
2) Governments cannot keep up with a distributed, motivated, tech-savvy group of freedom-minded men and women.
Mandatory caveat: Drugs are bad, m’kay?
I am really digging how the black ninja suits blend ever so effectively into the terrain.
It’s like magic.
Visible from freaking space, that is.
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Received this AM via semaphore:
We interrupt our series on the Principles of War to bring you some thoughts
On Rightful Liberty and the restoration thereof.
A number of groups and individuals have taken up the Rightful Liberty cudgel and with good reason. It is quite possibly the best secular description of how we should live with one another and society.
Still no word from them, though, on a definable end state or how we get there.
Some thoughts on where to start:
- Abolition of federal law enforcement agencies.
- Abolition of federal departments.
- Abolition of the federal (sic) reserve.
For you secessionists, regionalists, and Balkanizers, substitute “Expulsion” for “Abolition” and you get regional thinking with local action. See also suggestions in Unity of Command.
While we’re at it, state governments, stop requesting/accepting money from D.C. and letting them use your National Guard. (Rick Perry seems to be waking up, although there is some question if TX is paying or the feds. Time will tell: Follow the money.) Grow a set and use your guard units to kick the feds out. Recall your federal politicians and deal with them as you see fit.
The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist
Paging Mr. Lee Greenwood – Lee Greenwood, please pick up the white courtesy phone.
(H/t WRSA reader)
H/t to MB for this VDH piece on weaponized demographics.
Pity the Prof can’t (or more precisely, won’t) foot the column.
Normalcy bias and the tyranny of nice win again.
…What would have happened if the government had not stepped in? We might not have the barely contained rage that has surfaced with — among other manifestations — Occupy Wall Street, the Bundy ranch standoff, and the immigration debacle, and will explode when the day of reckoning we delayed in 2008-2009 finally arrives…
Read the rest.
That which cannot go on forever…won’t.
H/t to a reader for this New York magazine piece on how New York’s Finest think about their
prisoners fellow citizens.
Officer Safety approves: