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Tuesday, 17 May 2022

The State Doesn’t Care About You

Filed under: History, memes, Politics, Principles — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 9:35 PM (21:35)

Libertarian Party of Idaho
Monday, May 16, 2022 at 9:20 AM MST

Reminder Monday; the state doesn’t care about you. They simply demand your compliance.


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Monday, 18 April 2022

19 April — ATF is America’s Schutzstaffel

Filed under: History, Media, Politics, Principles, Resistance, Self-Defense, Viewing — Tags: , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 11:09 PM (23:09)

H/T GhostGuns.comSaturday, April 16, 2022 at 6:28 PM MST

Naturally, we can’t forget Mike McNulty’s Waco: The Rules of Engagement[1]

— and McNulty’s follow-up film, Waco: A New Revelation[2]

Today we remember that on Monday, 19 April 1993, the Clinton Administration was so concerned about child welfare that they were willing to kill 27 kids by asphyxiation, incineration, and automatic-weapons fire to get at three adults accused of tax and paperwork violations.


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. Waco: The Rules of EngagementBing, DuckDuckGo, Google, IMDb, Infogalactic, Presearch, Searx, Startpage, Wikipedia
  2. Waco: A New RevelationBing, DuckDuckGo, Google, IMDb, Infogalactic, Presearch, Searx, Startpage

NOTES

  1. Published at The Libertarian Enterprise [TLE]Number 1,153: Sunday, 24 April 2022 (as “April 19”)

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Thursday, 14 April 2022

Rod Serling on Liberty (1961)

Filed under: entertainment, Media, Politics, Principles, Viewing — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:33 AM (01:33)

The Twilight Zone
Friday, April 1, 2022 at 12:00 PM MST

“Any state, any entity, any ideology that fails to recognize the worth, the dignity, the rights of man, that state is obsolete.”
— Rod Serling (June 2, 1961)


NOTES

  1. Reposted —
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs — Bastyon / Blogspot / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook / Gab / Gettr / gorf.pub / gorf.space / Liberty.me / Minds / Retalk / Spreely / Twitter / VK / Wimkin
    2. Absurdist Discordian Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page / Wimkin page
    3. Albuquerque Liberty Forum — Facebook page / Spreely page
    4. Bubonicon Puppies — Facebook page
    5. Discordian Absurdist Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
    6. Egg McMuffin for President — Facebook page
    7. Extropy UnboundFacebook / Spreely / Wimkin / WordPress
    8. KCUF Media — Facebook / Spreely / WordPress
    9. New Mexico Dissent and Expose — Facebook page / Spreely page
    10. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook group / Facebook page / Minds group / Spreely group / Spreely page / Wimkin group / Wimkin page
    11. Resist Marxism New Mexico — Facebook page
    12. Split the State New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
    13. The Old Drunken Old Irrvelivents — Facebook page / Spreely page
    14. The Weekly SeditionDiaspora* / Facebook / Gab / Gettr / gorf.pub / gorf.space / Minds / Spreely / Twitter / Wimkin / WordPress
    15. Vote Dumpster Fire — Facebook page
    16. Vote the Air — Facebook page
    17. Wood Chipper — Facebook page

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Monday, 4 April 2022

One-sided Shootout at Coronado Mall!

Filed under: Politics, Principles, Reading, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 11:52 PM (23:52)

More “gun violence” at an Albuquerque mall on Thursday, 31 March 2022, as reported by the Albuquerque Journal, and reposted by the Journal to Facebook[1]

Five teens accused of beating at Coronado Center, by Matthew Reisen, Journal Staff Writer by Matthew Reisen, Journal Staff Writer

At least this time, no one seems to have been injured or killed as a result of shots fired.

Meanwhile, there have been several firearm-related homicides (involving shots fired at the victims) at other locations around Albuquerque — in the Downtown area, for example.

“Rbj Benjamin” posted a comment

Where’s our concealed carriers when you need them?

To which I replied

Concealed carry is not permitted on the property, per Coronado Center policy.

Blame Coronado for this one with their “No weapons allowed on site” policy, not concealed-carriers for their “failure” to be first responders to this incident.

And then there’s my follow-up comment

So when Ross and Morales were allegedly pistol-whipping the Fuddruckers employees, should that be considered “gun violence” (firearm(s) were involved) or “blunt-object violence” (no shots were fired at that time) ?

ONCE AGAIN, we see just how “effective” this sort of “No weapons allowed” policy is (it is NOT effective, for those too dense to understand sarcasm) in stopping firearm-related crime.

As for the “gun free” status of Coronado (and Winrock, Cottonwood, etc.), if someone is injured or killed by a criminal there, and that injury or death could have been prevented had the victim been armed, I hope the victim or their survivor(s) sue the property owners into non-existence.

Something not yet brought up: Ross and Morales are both under the age of 21. This means their mere possession of handguns was a federal offense. ANOTHER failure of the victim disarmament statutes.

Apparently, I made a mistake — per 18 U.S.C. § 922(x)(2)[2], Ross was legal in possessing a handgun.

Still, Ross’ alleged pistol-whipping of the Fuddruckers staff was definitely NOT legal, and would probably constitute battery, if not aggravated battery

30-3-4. Battery.

Battery is the unlawful, intentional touching or application of force to the person of another, when done in a rude, insolent or angry manner.

Whoever commits battery is guilty of a petty misdemeanor.

30-3-5. Aggravated battery.

  1. Aggravated battery consists of the unlawful touching or application of force to the person of another with intent to injure that person or another.
  2. Whoever commits aggravated battery, inflicting an injury to the person which is not likely to cause death or great bodily harm, but does cause painful temporary disfigurement or temporary loss or impairment of the functions of any member or organ of the body, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
  3. Whoever commits aggravated battery inflicting great bodily harm or does so with a deadly weapon or does so in any manner whereby great bodily harm or death can be inflicted is guilty of a third degree felony.

What’s the takeaway here?

The lessons to be learned from this incident are as follows:

FIRST, victim disarmament edicts, whether they are in the form of public-sector statutes and regulations, or a private-sector “NO WEAPONS ALLOWED” policy, don’t do much of anything to deter violent criminals from committing crimes.

If anything, they do the exact opposite — they make it easier for the criminals to victimize others.

Think of them as a sort of “workplace safety” code for the bad guys, making what are supposed to be “safe spaces” for shoppers and tourists into a  happy hunting ground for the crooks.

As the saying goes, “When seconds count, the cops are minutes away.”

But . . . but . . . what about the “NO WEAPONS ALLOWED” sign? Surely, those intent on committing assault, battery, robbery, burglary, and possibly murder will see that sign, and then leave their guns in the car, right?

Well, you see, the criminal element always seems to find that massive loophole in all of the various victim-disarmament schemes called “breaking the law.”

If they’re willing to kill you over pocket change, what makes you think that they’re going to obey your hoplophobic prohibitionary edicts?

As the saying goes, “When seconds count, the cops are minutes away.”

And the reality of it all is this: You are your own best defender. Sure, you can contract the task out to someone else, but that person wants to go home to their family, too. That person will put their own personal safety above yours, if it comes down to it.


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. Albuquerque JournalFive teens accused of beating at Coronado Center, by Matthew Reisen, Journal Staff Writer by Matthew Reisen, Journal Staff Writer
    Published: Friday, April 1st, 2022 at 10:05 PM, Updated: Saturday, April 2nd, 2022 at 12:05 AM
    Facebook — Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 7:31 AM MST
    Retrieved Friday, 1 April 2022 and Monday, 4 April 2022
  2. H/T United States Concealed Carry Association [USCCA] — Federal Minimum Age to Purchase and Possess Handguns. Retrieved Monday, 4 April 2022

NOTES

  1. Published at The Libertarian Enterprise [TLE] — Number 1,151: Sunday, 10 April 2022
  2. Approximate reading level — 12.9
  3. Reposted —
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs — Bastyon / BlogspotDiaspora*ElloFacebookGabGettrgorf.pubgorf.spaceLiberty.meMindsRetalkSpreelyTwitterVKWimkin
    2. Absurdist Discordian Party of New Mexico — Facebook pageSpreely pageWimkin page
    3. Albuquerque Liberty Forum — Facebook pageSpreely page
    4. Discordian Absurdist Party of New Mexico — Facebook pageSpreely page
    5. Egg McMuffin for President — Facebook page
    6. KCUF Media — FacebookSpreely
    7. Libertarian Second Amendment Caucus — Facebook page / Spreely page
    8. New Mexico Dissent and Expose — Facebook pageSpreely page
    9. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook groupFacebook page / Minds groupSpreely groupSpreely pageWimkin groupWimkin page
    10. “No One Wants to Take Your Guns” — Facebook pageWimkin page
    11. Resist Marxism New Mexico — Facebook page
    12. Stupor Bowl Sundae Feetball Shoot — Facebook pageSpreely page
    13. The Old Drunken Old Irrvelivents — Facebook pageSpreely page
    14. The Weekly Sedition — Diaspora*FacebookGabGettrgorf.pubgorf.spaceMindsSpreelyTwitterWimkin / WordPress
    15. Vote Dumpster Fire — Facebook page
    16. Vote the Air — Facebook page
    17. Wood Chipper — Facebook page

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Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Quote of the Day for Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Filed under: Politics, Principles, Quote of the Day — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 8:26 PM (20:26)

Danny Bedwell
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 7:34 PM

Impeach the President?

I vote yes. While we’re at it, let’s impeach the Speaker of the House, the House Minority Leader and the Senate Pro Temp. In fact, let’s impeach every sitting member of Congress, their administrative assistants, the fat lady at the Dept of Education and every other bureaucrat making decisions on your behalf.

It’s time to throw the baby out with the bath water.


NOTES

  1. Reposted —
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs — Diaspora* / Facebook page / Facebook profile / Flote / Liberty.me / Minds / Spreely page / Twitter / VK / Wimkin page
    2. Absurdist Discordian Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page / Wimkin page
    3. Albuquerque Liberty Forum — Facebook page / Spreely page
    4. Discordian Absurdist Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
    5. Egg McMuffin for President — Facebook page
    6. KCUF Media — Facebook page / Spreely page
    7. New Mexico Dissent and Expose — Facebook page
    8. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook group / Facebook page / Minds group / Spreely group / Spreely page / Wimkin group / Wimkin page
    9. Resist Marxism New Mexico — Facebook page
    10. The Old Drunken Old Irrvelivents — Facebook page / Spreely page
    11. The Weekly SeditionFacebook page / Spreely page / Twitter / Wimkin page / WordPress
    12. Vote Dumpster Fire — Facebook page
    13. Vote the Air — Facebook page
    14. Vote the Air NM — Facebook page
    15. Wood Chipper — Facebook page

Sunday, 29 November 2020

Book Review — Faith Seeking Freedom: Libertarian Christian Answers to Tough Questions

Filed under: Media, Philosophy, Principles, Reading — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 2:48 PM (14:48)

BOOK REVIEW — Faith Seeking Freedom: Libertarian Christian Answers to Tough Questions

129 pages, by Dr. Norman Horn, Doug Stuart, Kerry Baldwin, and Dick Clark

FULL DISCLOSURES:

  • Kerry Baldwin has been a Facebook friend for several years now.
  • I don’t profess to be a Christian of any denomination or sect or whatever. Organized religion and I simply don’t do well together.

With those out of the way . . . .

Faith Seeking Freedom is easy reading, in that the authors don’t try to cram you chock-full of data and information and jargon, such that you would feel overwhelmed by it all.

When the authors cite Biblical content, they put the citation right there in the same paragraph as the point that they’re making, so you don’t have to keep flipping back and forth to the end of the chapter or the end of the book. This is probably for the best where electronic versions are concerned. Also, for those inclined to have a Bible nearby to check on the authors, it’s right there where you can compare and contrast the authors’ points against the Bible verse(s) itself.

The authors don’t attempt to take sides where the big divisions of libertarian thought occur, such as the minarchy vs. anarchy debate, or whether or not to be involved in the LP, with the exception of the abortion issue.

SPECIFIC POINTS

[Page numbers cited here are what listed is on the particular page. The actual pages on the PDF version that I used for this review will be that number, plus 10 pages.]

Chapter 2 (The Libertarian Basics, pp. 23-34) gives the reader a decent summary of the Non-Aggression Principle and how it applies to everyday life.

p. 26, part of the answer to Question #13 (How do libertarian Christians account for people who violate the non-aggression principle (NAP)?) takes on the minarchy vs. anarchy question rather well — the authors explain both sides without explicitly favoring one side or the other. (Disclosure: I personally lean towards the anarcho-capitalist side.)

p.39, Question #25 (Do libertarians believe any and every government is illegitimate?) also tackles the minarchy vs. anarchy adroitly, explaining both sides without favoring one or the other.

pp. 67-68 give a succinct and principled response to the “What about roads?” shibboleth.

OK, enough spoilers.

Do me a favor Do yourself a favor — Go and get a copy and read it for yourself.

SUMMARY

Faith Seeking Freedom is an easy-to-read, principled guide for Christians who are seeking to understand libertarianism, on par with Inclined to Liberty by Louis Carabini, The Law by Frederic Bastiat, or Down With Power by L. Neil Smith.

Go get a copy, read it, then tell your friends and family.


NOTES

  1. Published at The Libertarian Enterprise [TLE] — Number 1,096: 6 December 2020
  2. Reposted —
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs — Blogspot / Diaspora* / Facebook page / Flote / Gab / Goodreads / Gorf Social / Liberty.me / Minds / Pocketnet / Spreely page / Twitter / VK / Wimkin page / YouMe Social
    2. Albuquerque Liberty Forum — Facebook page / Spreely page
    3. KCUF Media — Facebook page / Spreely page
    4. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook group / Facebook page / Minds group / Spreely group / Spreely page / Wimkin group / Wimkin page
    5. The Old Drunken Old Irrvelivents — Facebook page / Spreely page
    6. The Weekly SeditionFacebook page / Spreely page / Twitter / Wimkin page / WordPress

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Vote for Nobody

Filed under: Politics, Principles — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 5:03 AM (05:03)

H/T Kerry Baldwin — Monday, November 2, 2020 at 2:44 PM


NOTES

  1. Reposted —
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs — Twitter
    2. The Weekly SeditionTwitter / WordPress

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Friday, 21 August 2020

Want Total Freedom and No Responsibility? Be a Democrat!

Filed under: Politics, Principles — Tags: , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 3:36 AM (03:36)

Apparently, being a Democrat makes you immune to the Beer Bug. Who knew?

This immunity doesn’t seem to discriminate between the lefty-fascist “progressive” kind, the “conservative” or “libertarian” kind or the Republican-wannabe Establishment kind.

The DNC’s nominee for First Crook, Creepy Joe, is a prime example of the last kind.

From Kamala Harris’ Twitter feed — 8:20 AM ⋅ August 17, 2020

In that picture, it’s plainly obvious that this is a gathering of more than five [5] people, and that they do not appear to be practicing any “social distancing” protocols.

As the TV pitchmen say, “But wait, there’s more!

In this second picture, it’s plain to see that not only are they not “social distancing,” but they aren’t wearing the idiotic masks that they insist that the rest of us wear any time that we step outside of our homes.

H/T Joseph L. Roberts — Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 8:01 AM

It seems like Eric July called it last month when he [sarcastically] said in a video clip that “the virus is woke” and able to tell what your politics are, and only infect those who aren’t lefty fascist types of the sort that are working for the DNC, its affiliates and candidates.

After all, when you’re a lefty fascist whackjob, you can get away with just about anything, as Larry Correia writes:

Larry Correia
Monday, August 17, 2020 at 2:59 PM

When a lone nut job maniac goes on a mass shooting, he represents all gun owners (even if his manifesto is all pro gun control). Even if he’s a raving left winger or has no coherent philosophy at all, he represents all republicans/Christians/white men/whatever group the left has a hate boner for this week. And the existence of this lone nut maniac irreparably taints half the population of America with guilt, even if they have nothing in common with him at all.

However, if somebody wearing a hoody and a ski mask, looting, burning shit, while chanting fuck the police and flying the hammer and sickle, gets caught on video beating someone with a baseball bat… HOW DARE YOU ASSUME THEY ARE ANTIFA?!? HE DOES NOT HAVE AN ANTIFA NAME TAG ON! WHERE IS HIS ANTIFA ID CARD? HOW DARE YOU SMEAR THESE INNOCENT MOSTLY PEACEFUL PEOPLE WITH THE ACTIONS OF A FEW BAD APPLES?!?

This may sound crazy, but just remember. If you are on the right you share collective guilt for every bad thing which has ever happened, even if it was done by people on the left. And if you are on the left, you are free from sin because you Care Harder.

On the individual level, if you are on the right, you are responsible for things that other people’s ancestors did 200 years ago. But if you are on the left, you aren’t responsible for what you are doing right now.

Also see this video clip, where the guy holding the gun on the woman in the car says (no way that I could have made this up) —

“I am not a cop, I will fucking shoot you. I’m a Democrat. I can shoot you because Democrats get away with everything.”


NOTES

  1. Published at / in The Libertarian Enterprise [TLE] — Number 1,081 – Sunday, 23 August 2020
  2. Reposted —
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs — Blogspot / Diaspora* / Facebook page / Flote / Gab / Gorf Social / Minds / Nerdica / Pocketnet / Spreely page / Twitter / VK / YouMe Social
    2. Absurdist Discordian Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
    3. Albuquerque Liberty Forum — Facebook page / Spreely page
    4. Discordian Absurdist Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
    5. Egg McMuffin for President — Facebook page
    6. KCUF Media — Facebook page / Spreely page
    7. New Mexico Dissent and Expose — Facebook page / Spreely page
    8. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook group / Facebook page / Minds group / Spreely group / Spreely page
    9. Resist Marxism New Mexico — Facebook page
    10. Split the State New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
    11. The Old Drunken Old Irrvelivents — Facebook page
    12. The Weekly SeditionFacebook page / Spreely page / Twitter / WordPress
    13. Vote Dumpster Fire — Facebook page
    14. Vote the Air — Facebook page
    15. Vote the Air NM — Facebook page
    16. Wood Chipper — Facebook page

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Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Quarantine vs. Tyranny

Filed under: Politics, Principles, Resistance — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 10:00 PM (22:00)

H/T Tina Kincaid — Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 9:12 PM


NOTES

  1. Reposted —
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs — Blogspot / Diaspora* / Facebook / Friendica / Gab / Gorf Social / Liberty.me / MeetMe / Minds / Pocketnet / Spreely / Twitter / VK / YouMe Social
    2. Absurdist Discordian Party of New Mexico — Facebook page, Spreely page
    3. Albuquerque Liberty Forum — Facebook page, Spreely page
    4. Discordian Absurdist Party of New Mexico — Facebook page, Spreely page
    5. Egg McMuffin for President Facebook page
    6. Extropy UnboundFacebook / Spreely
    7. KCUF Media — Facebook / Spreely
    8. New Mexico Dissent and Expose — Facebook page, Spreely page
    9. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook group, Facebook page, Minds group, Spreely group, Spreely page
    10. Resist Marxism New Mexico Facebook page
    11. Split the State New Mexico — Facebook page, Spreely page
    12. The Old Drunken Old Irrvelivents Facebook page
    13. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Spreely / Twitter / WordPress
    14. Vote Dumpster Fire Facebook page
    15. Vote the Air Facebook page
    16. Vote the Air NM Facebook page
    17. Wood Chipper Facebook page

Monday, 9 March 2020

The March of History: Mises vs. Marx — The Definitive Capitalism vs. Socialism Rap Battle

Filed under: Economics, entertainment, History, Media, Politics, Principles, Viewing — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 7:22 PM (19:22)

John Papola (producer of the Keynes vs. Hayek series) hits it out of the park again —

See more (including the lyrics) at misesmarx.com.


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page, profile] / Flote / Gab / Liberty.me / Minds / Pocketnet / Spreely [page, profile] / Twitter / VK
    2. A Bias Towards Liberty Facebook group
    3. Absurdist Discordian Party of New Mexico Facebook page
    4. Albuquerque Liberty Forum Facebook page
    5. Freedom Rally Point New Mexico Facebook group
    6. KCUF Media Facebook page
    7. New Mexico Dissent and Expose Facebook page
    8. New Mexicans Against Xochitl Torres Small Facebook group
    9. New Mexico for Liberty Facebook group
    10. New Mexico Lest We Forget (voters remorse) Facebook group
    11. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook group, Facebook page, Minds group, Spreely group, Spreely page
    12. Resist Marxism New Mexico Facebook page
    13. Sons and Daughters of Liberty New Mexico Facebook group
    14. Southwest Freedom Lovers Facebook group
    15. Vote the Air Facebook page
    16. Vote Dumpster Fire Facebook page
    17. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Spreely / Twitter / WordPress

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