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Thursday, 15 December 2016

Random Shots for Thursday, 15 December 2016

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Overkill –

         The Years of Decay


  2. Recoil

         Star Wars Rogue One Trailer Released

         Star Wars Rogue One Trailer Two

         Rogue One Opens in Shades of Grim

         Polymer 80 80% Pistol Frame V.1 – The Ghost Glock by David Merrill

  3. Global Guerrillas by John Robb – The US is Officially a Banana Republic: the CIA is trying to topple the Government
  4. Fred On Everything by Fred Reed –

         John Derbyshire for Secretary of Education! : Extreme Times Call for Extreme Measures

         Space Aliens! : More Undocumented Immigration

         Uniquely Talented: Only the Democrats Could Have Lost to Trump

  5. – Tax secretary resigns, is under investigation for possible embezzlement, tax evasion by Heath Haussamen
  6. Marvel Comics –

         All-New Wolverine #15

         Avengers #2 (Dec 2016)

         Champions #3

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[FB] A Leash Has Two Ends, by Kyle Bennett

Filed under: Politics, Principles — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:07 AM (01:07)

A leash has two ends.

If this article resonates with you, then you can relate to why I am an anarchist. Not that this kind of thing is the fundamental reason, but the fact is that when you couple everyone’s well-being, autonomy, values, prosperity, whatever so closely together, every individual is always at risk of theirs being steamrolled by a faceless horde they never wanted to have anything to do with.

You, who feel this way now, have most likely been on the front lines of strengthening that coupling. When you thought you had enough power to remain the steamroller instead of the flattened victim, you had no qualms about imposing it on everyone from your neighbors to people you never have and never will meet, people you only know through stereotypes.

Now you’re on the receiving end, and you’re suddenly calling it unfair, oppressive, a moral outrage. If the only outcome of this election was to rub your face in that lesson, so you could not ignore it, it was worth it.

For me, I’m of the same view I have held for many years. Break that kind of coupling, at a deep, fundamental level. While it exists, something close to half the population will find it unbearable. Now that it is your half, maybe you see it too, but if your answer is further imposition aimed at making sure the roles never get reversed again (like undoing the electoral college), you are not only missing the point, you’re driving people toward solutions even more drastic and unbearable.

I know this is not going to turn you anarchist overnight, but maybe you at least get a glimpse of the value of federalism, state’s rights, tenth amendment, etc. If you refuse to see it, prepare for this kind of thing, or worse, to keep happening for the rest of your life. The gloves are off, and the barriers to how far down into your lives it can reach have been dropping like flies for generations, mostly at your vehement insistence.

Brother, you asked for it.

The Hill: America is held hostage by flyover states, by Duane Thompson


  1. Approximate reading level – 11.4
  2. Original article
  3. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page / profile] / Galaxy2 / Google Plus / Grassfire / Liberty.Me / Minds / / Tea Party Community / Twitter / VK /
    2. Libertarian Party –
      1. New MexicoBlog / FB page / FB group
      2. Bernalillo County, New MexicoBlog / FB page / FB group
    3. Albuquerque Liberty Forum Facebook page
    4. The Weekly Sedition Facebook page
    5. Vote Dumpster Fire Facebook page
    6. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group
    7. The Libertarian Enterprise Facebook group

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