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For your own sake- just don’t

December 8, 2016

If you hate (or fear) someone so much that you feel the need to advocate government to deal with them, you may not be on the side of liberty.

I see some do this with “immigrants“, “drug” users or dealers, bigots, etc.

You probably ought to realize that the State is a bigger threat than anything you might want to use it against. It’s like aiming a shotgun at your own head because you want to kill the fly on the other side of you. Using the State may seem like the only way, but it is ultimately suicidal in every case. Just don’t.

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Ignoring reality has consequences

December 7, 2016

(My Eastern New Mexico News column for December 7, 2016)

When you ignore the rules of reality, you get hurt.

Notice I don’t say when you break reality’s rules, because those rules can’t be broken. They can only be accepted or ignored. Ignore them at your peril… read the rest

Note- I’m not sure what happened today, but I think that soon the newspaper columns will only be available online for the paper’s subscribers. If/when that happens, I may stop posting the link that day, waiting until the exclusivity runs out after 30 days, and I can post the whole thing here. But, I’ll fall off that bridge when I come to it.

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"Law people"

December 6, 2016

Don’t be “law people”. I’m not even talking about lawyers, cops, judges and such- I am talking about normal, every day people who really have nothing to do with “laws“, but who choose to worry about them anyway.

Those are the people who hate something and think it’s wrong because it’s illegal. The ones who oppose Cannabis but not aspirin, due to the different ways the “law” treats the substances.

“Law people” ask “Is that legal?” before doing something. Or, say “But that’s illegal!” when someone else starts to do something.

“Law people” disgust me.

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Statist "flaggotry"- no, not Trump’s

November 30, 2016
As a little bonus, for amusement purposes, (if you have Facebook, check this out: link)

Here is all that has been posted so far. I may or may not update- you get the gist:

My original post was this…

If I’m dumb enough to waste money on a Holy Pole Quilt, it is mine and I can burn it or bury road kill wrapped in it or do whatever I want with it.
In the same way, you are free to worship any Holy Pole Quilt you own, in any way you wish to worship it.
You are NOT free to dictate what others do with their pole quilts, and if you archate against anyone because of what they do with their pole quilts, you are the bad guy. And, if you get grumpy over what people do with their own pole quilts, you have upside-down priorities.

D B: I totally disagree that just anyone should be allowed to own an American Flag… and at one time this was true….

Me: “Allowed”?

D B: Right…the American Flag should not be ‘for sale’…so that any PUNK can buy it and desecrate it… I am FOR severe PENalties levied for any PUNK that desecrates our Flag…

Me: Who would you have enforce that prohibition, and what sorts of aggression would you use to back it up?
(Plus, it isn’t the “American flag”, it is “the US flag”)

D B: Schematics… and who in the hell do you think enFORCEs our laws?

Me:  “Our laws”? I have no “laws” other than the laws of physics which don’t need to be enforced.
I do follow the Zero Aggression Principle, which is simply a promise from me to you that I will not initiate force or violate your property- and may defend myself from those who violate me or my property- but it isn’t something like a “law” that I can impose on you and force you to follow.

D B: In 1968, Congress approved the Federal Flag Desecration Law after a Vietnam War protest. The law made it illegal to “knowingly” cast “contempt” upon “any flag of the United States by publicly mutilating, defacing, defiling, burning or trampling upon it.”

D B: I don’t know who the hell you think you are but if you live and work in These United States, you must follow our laws or PAY the consequences…

Me: Human invented legislation isn’t law. And writing up some counterfeit rules doesn’t make them legitimate.(Also, I believe you meant “semantics” above… but maybe not.)

D B:  It IS law, violate it and you are a CRIMINAL that needs to be PENalized….
Me: Everything has consequences. If I don’t comply with the rapist, there will be consequences. Your “laws” are just the demands of a gang of rapists writ large.

D B: When I don’t agree with a law, I work to get it changed..I don’t just IGNORE it and do what I want…that is the mindset of a criminal…..

Me: I am proud to be an outlaw, because the “law” is counterfeit. You would be one to insist that the “Black” slaves stay slaves until the “law” changed. That is evil.

D B:  Think whatever you want but burn our flag in public and you will go to prison and I for one will be on board with it. BTW, if you want to burn the flag inside your own home…go for it…just don’t do it in PUBLIC…

D B:  You have the mindset of a criminal and I bet your pipe is full of whacky weed.. lol

Me: You would be wrong. I guess to you anyone who is able to tell the difference between “Legal” and “right” is a criminal. That’s the mindset of a slave.

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Then, under a different thread:

D B:  Btw, Kent….if I see anyone burn our Flag, I will not ALLOW them to get away with it… understand me, boy??

Me: You and I don’t own a flag in common, but OK.Yep. Threats of violence- just what I expect from statists.

D B:  Shove your labels where the sun don’t shine and I don’t make threats, I speak FACTS…

Me: A statist is a person who believes that governing others is a legitimate human endeavor. If that doesn’t apply to you, then please say so, clearly.
And, yes, apparently you do make threats- and then lie about it. If what you say above doesn’t qualify as a threat, then nothing does. I guess you are lucky I don’t believe in “laws”, or I’d be using them against you right now. LOL

D B: Like it or not, whilst on American Soil, you will follow OUR laws or be arrested, prosecuted and hopefully put away where you belong.. I like to see the accused make their case to a jury and get a Jury Nullification on bad laws but a law against our national flag burning is one I stand for.. for all the men and women who spilled their blood so our flag can still stand…

Me: There is so much nonsense in that I don’t even know where to begin. You are deep into the cult.

D B: YOU are the non-sensible one who beLIEves you can pick and choose what laws you want to follow or not… grow up, boy… actually, I don’t care what you do, you are destined for a cage IF you practice what you preach which I doubt…a computer warrior who talks the talk but doesn’t walk the walk… or you would be in jail.. lol

D B: A threat is a person or thing likely to cause damage or danger…..Your own actions create the damage or danger …but so typical of a criminal mindset to blame others…

Me: So, you believe you are “law abiding”? (You aren’t.)
http://www.businessinsider.com/henry-blodget-you-commit-three-felonies-a-day-2009-9
A threat is also a statement of intention to harm someone- which you did. You are a criminal- in the worst sense of the word- in more ways than one.

D B: I am law abiding to the best of my ability… I do not go about with the INTENT to break laws… understand the difference, boy? You have a very juvenile way of thinking…and as I said, if I don’t like a law, I work to get it changed whilst lazy azz punks like yourself just go about violating our laws and spew Freeman on the land, Natural Man, sovereign citizen BS… lol

Me: You’re silly. But it’s amusing to watch you try to wiggle out of the pit you have dug for yourself.

D B:  LOL You call this ‘wiggling’?? I’ve danced with far more nefarious punks than you…

Me: See what I mean? LOL

D B:  NO… you and I are on the same page but we have far different ways of achieving our goals..

All assistance should be voluntary

November 30, 2016

(My Eastern New Mexico News [formerly the Clovis News Journal] column for November 30, 2016)

Help one another, voluntarily (my chosen headline)

It is once again the season to remember the less fortunate. On one hand, you shouldn’t need an annual reminder to be good to other people, but on the other hand, sometimes it’s fortunate the calendar has a few such reminders built in.

If someone wants to help those in need, there is nothing stopping her from freely giving her own money and time to those she feels deserve help.

Yet most who feel more money should be spent on their favorite government programs are never content to simply chip in– they demand laws forcing everyone else to do the same…read the rest

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The evil, lazy way to get what you want

November 28, 2016

Archation works. It often gets you what you want– at least in the short term.

It gives you power, dominance, or unearned property. I would be an idiot to not see that it works.

You still have no right to commit it. Not if you are freelance and not if you are working for a gang (government).

Archation includes theft, trespassing, rape, murder, fraud, trying to control other people’s private property, prohibition… basically anything that a common thug or government employee would do.

Because it works, you aren’t going to stop evil, lazy people from doing it. The best you can do is to refuse to lower yourself to their level, and to defend yourself from them.

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Reality vs the delusion

November 26, 2016

I would love to be what cops are imagined by copsuckers to be.

I want to be a person who is helpful to people in danger. I want to be the guy who gets kittens out of trees, and holds doors open for women and old folks (for anyone I can, regardless of any of those things). I want to protect people and serve them by actually being of use.

But I would never want to be anything like the reality of what cops are. I won’t violate people for “laws” or “the common good“.

I won’t pretend I have the right to steal from people to finance my “service” (regardless of whether anyone agreed to pay for it or not). I won’t pretend that property rights don’t apply to me. I won’t pretend my safety negates all other considerations.

I would love for everyone to be this way. Then all but the most delusional badge-fluffers would see their coproach heroes as the unnecessary scum they truly are.

I’ll do all I can to make this the reality. How about you?

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Government clubs could work

November 20, 2016

(My Clovis News Journal column for October 19, 2016)

Make liberty popular again (my chosen headline)

Why isn’t liberty more popular? Every libertarian eventually ponders this question.

The answers they arrive at vary. Some are negative– people are lazy, cowardly, don’t want responsibility, and are addicted to theft and bullying. Some, slightly nicer– people don’t understand liberty because they have been indoctrinated against it, or they don’t realize they lack it after a lifetime of being told they are free.

I suspect a mix of all the above.

Self responsibility is hard. The easy way is to let someone else be responsible for you– like a child or a slave does. Liberty can also be scary. If you are responsible for yourself, who can you blame when you make a poor choice, or when something bad happens?

Some people do rely on theft and aggression. Not exclusively in government, of course, but those who are freelance face a greater risk of painful consequences. They lack government’s public relations success at making victims docile.

It’s time to mature. While it’s up to you to make it happen, liberty offers everything you ever wanted.

Unless you want to push people around and take their stuff. In that case you are out of luck.

However, I can see a way even those people could become productive members of society. It would just take a little creativity, and presents exciting market opportunities.

There are fantasy football leagues, and mixed martial arts matches, so how about fantasy governing and “government clubs” for those who can’t break the addiction?

With fantasy governing leagues, the lust to govern could be satisfied, but for the first time in history, no innocents would be harmed.

If hands-on is your style, real life government clubs could provide members– with explicit informed consent– the opportunity to practice all the statecraft they desire, while keeping the theft and aggression inside the club.

Each club could have a president, congresscritters, judges, scandals, and elections. If no one wanted to accept the lowly position, virtual citizens could be designed into the game. People who govern dislike encountering free-range citizens, anyway.

Government clubs could trade, use spies and diplomats and terrorists, and start wars between themselves, and no one outside the club would be bothered. It’s Live Action Role Playing for former politicians and their fans.

I think it could work, leaving liberty unmolested for the rest of us. Humans could once again have a chance to aspire to greatness, unburdened by the dead weight of the parasite class. Maybe liberty would become more popular after giving the politically inclined this outlet.

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Message for Hillary supporters (and Trump supporters, too)

November 9, 2016

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The religious ritual of v*ting

November 3, 2016

The only reason I can see for a liberty-leaning statist to v*te for Gary Johnson is as an attempt to break the hold of the DemoCRAPublicans. He’s no libertarian and his running mate William Weld is an authoritarian monster and anti-liberty bigot right up there with Donallary Clump (and actually much worse than one half of that twisted statist chimera).

But since it’s all a superstitious ritual anyway, even that’s a weak justification. Politics matters only to the extent you let it matter.

I will admit this, though- the v*ters are right about one thing. V*ting in and of itself is not an act of aggression.

Demanding that I go along with the results of your v*te, however, IS an act of aggression. If you would impose the results of your election on me by force, you are an aggressor. A thug. A bully.

You wouldn’t want to be a thug, would you? Then have your election and leave me alone. I do not consent.

So, v*te, but keep it classy and non-aggressive. Remember that it’s nothing but a religious ritual, and the results don’t apply to those who aren’t believers in your religion of Statism. You can’t demand that atheists tithe or go to confession, and we laugh at your threats to excommunicate us. Nor do we fear your Anarchist Hell, knowing it is really much preferable to your Statist Paradise. Your religion doesn’t have any hold on us.

I will not abandon my home just because the mafia moved in. So keep your “If you don’t like it, move to Somalia” comments to yourself, or I’ll suggest that if you love authoritarian government so much, perhaps you’d be happier in North Korea or Venezuela.

V*te if it makes you feel as though you’ve accomplished something, but keep your filthy government off my life. Thanks.

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