Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Hysterical Gun Critics Arm Themselves With Dildos

Concealed carry has been legal on Texas college campuses for about a month now and the Loony Left’s response has certainly been entertaining. The first protest involves openly carrying around dildos on campus.

“Cocks Not Glocks, a protest group formed last fall, is urging students and others to openly carry the sex toys around campus, offering a multicolored counterpoint to the concealed weapons that holders of handgun licenses can now legally carry inside UT classrooms and most buildings.”

When I first saw this news headline, I immediately thought these hoplophobes were throwing out the same, tired canard that people don’t want to be armed to defend themselves but are merely insecure about the size of their penis, and therefore carry a weapon to compensate for that perceived deficiency. However, it turns out I was wrong.

The use of dildos is a to protest the fact that university rules (section 13-201) disallow the display of sex toys in class but now has no prohibition against concealed hand guns carried by permit holders. To the left, such a discrepancy is “obnoxious,” that somehow, the “right” to carry a dildo to class is equivalent to carrying a firearm.

As the left often does, they commit the logical folly of comparing apples with oranges:

1) Comparing permission to openly displaying sex toys to an individual’s ability to protect themselves fails to make any argumentative point. Using such an impractical comparison merely exposes the desperate protest participant as childish, petulant, and intellectually immature.

2) Though based on a vague, poorly worded state law, the sex toy related prohibition is a university created regulation, not a state law. Objectors to this idiotic university rule should spend their time protesting and lobbying the university, not foolishly relating it to a state law protecting individual self defense.

Such an incorrect comparison can best be illustrated by what the university’s response would be to a violation of a university rule and what their response would be to a violation of state law.

Here is a university spokesman responding on how the university would react to the dildo protest where students are openly violating a university profanity regulation:

“UT Austin students are free to express themselves peacefully on all issues. The planned protests around campus carry appear to be examples of protected political speech. We ask that the conversations around this issue remain civil. We encourage students of all opinions to be a part of this and other discussions of public policy.”

So the university is allowing such a violation of a university regulation as “political speech.” Now, what would happen to any individuals protesting the state law prohibiting open carry of long guns (rifles and shotguns) on campus. Present Texas state law allows open carry of such weapons in public with a few exceptions- most notably, at educational institutions.

How would the university react to individuals protesting such an exception by carrying long guns onto campus? Would they allow such a protest to occur, seeing such a display as “protected political speech?” Would they judge such an open carry protest in the same light as this dildo protest? My guess is they wouldn’t. The university’s response would most likely be calling in a large number of highly armed security personnel to neutralize and carry off the defenders to a waiting cage!

Such a response would not only illustrate the hypocrisy inherent in that institution known as “government,” but would also define the profound difference of violation of a rule and violation of a law.

I hereby predict these dildos will cause far more injuries in the months ahead than any improbable injuries by firearms. These hoplophobe pukes don’t seem to realize that guns already have been carried on campus for decades! The only difference is that now the ruling class doesn’t classify it as criminal.

To these protestors I would offer this advice: As you pleasure yourself in your SJW-approved safe space with your new plastic companion, be sure to remember and appreciate the heroic, anonymous gun owners who serve and protect you on campus.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Quotes of the Week

Enlightened insights taken from the past week’s reading:

“I won’t hide my own belief that there is a growing incompatibility between an increasingly expanding suffrage and the preservation of an established (in the traditional nineteenth-century sense) liberal constitutional order. A point has now been reached in which the government exists less and less to protect property, religious liberty, and an independent civil society. The state operates more and more to satisfy the appetites and internecine grievances of a mass electorate. Moreover, it is impossible to withdraw the suffrage once it has been given to any group (perhaps felons and illegal immigrants will soon be authorized to vote in order to express their newly invented ‘human right.’).”
Paul Gottfried

“Markets are a toolkit with far more tools in it than government has access to. While government has only a few tools – mostly hammers (some sledge), saws, and clamps – the market is filled with many, almost countless, tools. And the market’s tools are much more varied, nuanced, specialized, and creative than are the government’s simple set of tools.”
Donald J. Boudreaux

“Since every pencil, triplicate form, and weapon government ‘owns’ comes from us, is it possible to ‘steal’ from these thieves what they stole from us? Or are those who help themselves to property their taxes bought far less culpable than the government that thieved in the first place?”
Becky Akers

“This is a time of unprecedented economic hedonism, engineered and encouraged by western governments and their central banks. It is sold to us as banal public policy and technical tinkering, when in fact a radical and anti-human ideology underpins it. The arc of human progress, marked by capital accumulation and ever-increasing productivity — at least in healthy societies — has been upended. It’s a slow-motion catastrophe, whereby Americans and Europeans live today at the expense of tomorrow.”
Jeff Deist

“The issue of legality of secession is irrelevant. No tyrannical government will ever simply allow a group of citizens to leave. Those who endlessly argue over the constitutionality of the idea of leaving the union miss the point of the constitution. It’s not a document that the government created to put us on notice. It’s the document we the people created to tell the government how it will act.”
Dallas Brooks

“The drums beating vote, vote, vote, vote, vote aren’t merely calling the ignorant to have greater influence (though that, too, because it benefits politicians of a certain persuasion). The more sinister purpose of the hypnotic beat is to make all its hearers, even the well-informed (and especially the conscientious), believe that, once they v*te, they have done their great, heroic bit for “democracy.” After that they can go home, pop a brew, relax, and let their duly elected leaders (and masses of unelected bureaucrats) handle everything.”
Claire Wolfe

“Personal censorship is driven in part by the need to be emotionally assimilated by the collective. When we break the rules on being politically correct we are subject to ostracism. After we have edited taboo words from our language, it isn’t long before we edit them from our thought process. Eventually we not only edit what we say, but what we think as well. We are so motivated by our infantile need for acceptance that we feel the sting of guilt not just for what we have said, but, importantly, for what we think.”
John Myers

“The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.”
Ernest Hemingway

“In the same way that serious students of ‘anarchy’ understand that complex systems – such as human society – cannot be planned for to produce predictable results, the study of chaos informs us that an orderly world cannot be created by centrally-controlled, collective intention. The world, in its various expressions, is self-ordering, and our failure to live in accordance with this fact has rendered our lives – both personal and societal – destructive. ‘Reality’ is far more complex and interconnected than our ‘either-or’ conditioned minds can explain or direct."
Butler Shaffer

“The Obamacare meltdown has destroyed the conceit that government can improve society through expansion and mandate. It turns out that large stacks of paper don’t automatically bring justice, equality, efficiency, and universal provision.”
Jeffrey Tucker

“To think that I attempted to force the reason and conscience of thousands of men into one mould and I cannot make two clocks agree.”
Emperor Charles V

Friday, August 19, 2016

Quotes of the Week

Enlightened insights taken from the past week’s reading:

“Is your vote a ‘Patriotic Duty?’ If you think it’s ‘patriotic’ to keep enabling power-craving sociopaths to dictate virtually every aspect of everyone’s life you might want to reconsider exactly what ‘patriotic’ means and then decide if you’re wasting your vote or not. Libertarians see nothing more 'patriotic' about voting for politicians than they see ‘patriotic’ about voting to replace one criminal mob boss with another.”
Garry Reed

“Do not support politicians. Support universal human rights and principles.
Mike Rogers

“The standard American approach to war is to underestimate the enemy, overestimate American capacities, and misunderstand the kind of war it enters. This is particularly true when the war is a manhood ritual for masculine inadequates–think Kristol, Podhoretz, Sanders, the whole Neocon milk bar, and that mendacious wreck, Hillary, who has the military grasp of a Shetland pony. If you don’t think weak egos and perpetual adolescence have a part in deciding policy, read up on Kaiser Wilhelm.”
Fred Reed

Maybe you notice a pattern here. Wherever socialism is tried, people suffer. Each case is different because no tyrannical regime behaves exactly like any other. But the root of the problem is the refusal to allow people to own, accumulate, trade, and associate.'"
Jeffrey Tucker

“Terrorism is politically motivated violence against innocents and non-combatants. The police are the primary means every government on Earth exists another day. Absent their intimidation and violence, no one would comply.
The state, small or large, can’t exist absent the intentional terrorism police practice every day to ‘maintain order‘; one can translate this into the special province of political-speak which means enforcing the vision of the political class.”
Bill Buppert

“The bureaucrat is not only a government employee. He is, under a democratic constitution, at the same time a voter and as such a part of the sovereign, his employer. He is in a peculiar position: he is both employer and employee. And his pecuniary interest as employee towers above his interest as employer, as he gets much more from the public funds than he contributes to them.
This double relationship becomes more important as the people on the government’s payroll increase. The bureaucrat as voter is more eager to get a raise than to keep the budget balanced. His main concern is to swell the payroll.”
Ludwig von Mises

“I regard it as required by first principles, that the receipt of parish relief should be a peremptory disqualification for the franchise. He who cannot by his labour suffice for his own support, has no claim to the privilege of helping himself to the money of others. By becoming dependent on the remaining members of the community for actual subsistence, he abdicates his claim to equal rights with them in other respects. Those to whom is his indebted for this continuance of his very existence, may justly claim the exclusive management of those common concerns, to which he now brings nothing, or less than he takes away.”
John Stuart Mill

"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction."
E.F. Schumacher

“Imagination was the source for the building of modern civilization. But then civilization became dedicated to itself AS THE GROUP.
The individual never goes away, and neither does his imagination.”
Jon Rappoport

"There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity."
Douglas MacArthur

"Though our civilization is the result of a cumulation of individual knowledge, it is not by the explicit or conscious combination of all this knowledge in any individual brain, but by its embodiment in symbols which we use without understanding them, in habits and institutions, tools and concepts, that man in society is constantly able to profit from a body of knowledge neither he nor any other man completely possesses. Many of the greatest things man has achieved are not the result of consciously directed thought, and still less the product of a deliberately co-ordinated effort of many individuals, but of a process in which the individual plays a part which he can never fully understand. They are greater than any individual precisely because they result from the combination of knowledge more extensive than a single mind can master."
Friedrich Hayek

Friday, August 12, 2016

Quotes of the Week

Enlightened insights taken from the past week’s reading:

“All living things seek to perpetuate themselves into the future, but humans seek to perpetuate themselves forever. This seeking -- this will to immortality -- is the foundation of human achievement; it is the wellspring of religion, the muse of philosophy, the architect of our cities and the impulse behind the arts. It is embedded in our very nature, and its result is what we know as civilization.”
Stephen Cave

“My gosh, everyone these days needs to be ‘offended’ over something, or find some reason to claim victimhood and seek that special status that affords them the right to weep openly on television talk shows. ‘People never accepted me because I’m a vegan! Someone actually unloaded a family-pack of pork chops from a grocery cart right in front of me! I was so traumatized, I needed to seek professional counseling! I think we need a law that either bans meat altogether or makes it all packed in black plastic bags so it can’t offend anyone!’ Hey, I don’t make this crap up, folks. This is where we’re at now. Everyone wants to be a victim and have a cause to trumpet with bumper stickers and t-shirts. And their own ‘activists’.”
Jack Perry

“Governments rule by deception because they otherwise could not rule at all. There is no such thing as understanding government by a name or form such as republican or democracy or socialism or communism. This is because governments have life, philosophy, motivation and recognizable expression (language) patterns. All harmonize to the perpetual expansion of government power.”
Bob Livingston

“If gun control opponents were serious about limiting military power, they would advocate for a radical change to the balance of military power in the United States with an eye toward creating a federal dependence on state-controlled militaries that can only be deployed with the consent of state governments.
(As with all attempts to decentralize political power, devolution to the state level should, of course, not be viewed as the end-all-be-all of decentralization, but only as a step in the right direction toward even more radical decentralization and localism.)”
Ryan McMaken

“If you bound the arms and legs of gold-medal swimmer Michael Phelps, weighed him down with chains, threw him in a pool and he sank, you wouldn’t call it a ‘failure of swimming.’ So when markets have been weighted down by inept and excessive regulation, why call this a ‘failure of capitalism’?”
Peter Boettke

“Power comes from stripping away appearances and seeing things as they really are. Socialism appeals to psychological and intellectual weaklings. Identify and replace all external authorities with internal strength and competence. Take full control of, and responsibility for, your conscious mind and every aspect of your life. Being incompetent or dependent in any part of your life or business opens you up to sloppiness, manipulation and irrationality.”
David Kekich

“In both their policies and personalities, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the natural offspring of the upside-down incentives of the political plunderland that the American system has degenerated into: where governance is perverted into a regime of kleptocratic power grabbing and the paternalistic social engineering of human relationships. There will be no escape from these types of political candidates until Americans learn to understand and embrace the philosophy of human freedom.”

Richard Ebeling

“Most people think of the State in the quaint light of a grade school civics book. They think it has something to do with ‘We the People’ electing a Jimmy Stewart character to represent them. That ideal has always been a pernicious fiction, because it idealizes, sanitizes, and legitimizes an intrinsically evil and destructive institution, which is based on force. As Mao once said, political power comes out of the barrel of a gun.”
Doug Casey

“To criminalize discrimination is to criminalize freedom of thought.”
Laurence Vance

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Massive Voting Fraud Heading to Texas

In an earlier post, I explained how a court employed by the US Regime has dictated to Texas necessary changes to make voting fraud easier in Texas elections- all in the egalitarian spirit of allowing anyone to vote in any election. The Texas voting requirements were judged to be “discriminatory” because they prevented unqualified “voters” from participating.

Now it is being reported that the state of Texas has decided to bow to their DC rulers:

“The state reached the agreement with the U.S. Department of [in]Justice and minority[non-white] rights groups just a few weeks after a federal appeals court ruled that Texas’ 2011 voter identification law was discriminatory [discriminated against unqualified voters].”

It will now be possible to vote without a photo ID which is the only possible method to show that a voter is exactly who he says he is and the most convenient method of proving US citizenship. Those without such a photo ID only need to sign an affidavit claiming that yes, they most certainly are a US citizen (they would never lie about such a claim) and show proof of residence with a utility bill, bank statement or paycheck.

As the rules stand now, you need a TX driver’s license, DPS personal ID, or Social Slave# to register to vote. To identify yourself at the polls, the present law requires you to show a state driver's license or ID card, a concealed handgun license, a U.S. passport, a military ID card, or a U.S citizenship certificate with a photo. Now, that requirement no longer exists! All you have to do is sign a form saying you are who you say you are and you do meet those requirements. The only other proof required is proof of residence.

So if I wanted to vote in my neighbor’s place, all I have to do is scrounge a utility bill out of his trash, take it to the polls, sign a meaningless document and vote, vote, vote! I would have no worries about being prosecuted for fraud because no one would know my true identity!

“But,” you may ask, “would a significant number of people bother going to such trouble?” They most certainly would if they were paid handsomely by a political party or organization hell bent on winning an election at any cost. Voting fraud is not exactly a rare event in the history of the US Collective. And such political parties and organizations are flush with cash during election season.

It’s not hard to imagine such a group hiring willing individuals, supplying them with stolen personal documents (purchased cheaply on the black market) and sending them to vote in place of some other individual(s), as well as voting as themselves!

Governments are nothing more than protection rackets operated by gangsters. Come election time, when the gangsters ruling longevity is tested by the populace, the gangster “ethic” truly becomes a valuable asset in maintaining that power and longevity. If such a fraud can be so easily accomplished, it will happen. Count on it.

When such frauds are eventually exposed, also count on “minority rights’ groups and FedGov “Justice” hacks to again scream, “racism” and/or “discrimination.” This could very well result in further ridiculous “rulings” declaring such investigations as efforts to further prevent “minorities” from voting. The lunacy will continue.

How can these softer rules not invite fraud? Whether you are a Texan who votes or one who doesn‘t, you should be concerned that those that do vote and decide who robs you the next several years is at least “qualified” to do so. And when the inevitable referendum is offered for Texas independence, you certainly don’t want outsiders deciding the outcome.

Secession, anyone? Or will you continue being a sap by taking their crap?


Saturday, August 6, 2016

Quotes of the Week

Enlightened insights taken from the past week’s reading:

“Hillary's problem is not just that she's war hawk. She's a war hawk with bad judgment who gets an unseemly emotional rush out of killing people. She shouldn't be let near a gun shop, let alone an army. And she certainly should not become president of the United States.”
Julian Assange

“Globalism requires the dilution of an actively vigilant population because the philosophy of self defense leads naturally to an appreciation for individual action. Centralized government cannot take control of a citizenry that has the will to strike back on it’s own against predators.”
Brandon Smith

“Police power is government power and vice versa. Government by definition, by nature, by history and by practical existence is police power. Government would not and could not exist without police power. When governments lose their police power, they collapse.”
Bob Livingston

“I always find conventions depressing affairs. Rather than the cradle of democracy, they remind me of clownish Shriner’s Conventions. Or as the witty Democratic advisor Paul Begala said, `Hollywood for ugly people.’ What, I kept wondering, is the rest of the world thinking as it watching this tawdry spectacle?”
Eric Margolis

“A key takeaway, and I emphasize that because I expect it to otherwise bounce off the programmed psyches of most people, is that the very idea of the State itself is poisonous, evil, and intrinsically destructive. But, like so many bad ideas, people have come to assume it’s part of the cosmic firmament when it’s really just a monstrous scam. It’s a fraud, like your belief that you have a right to free speech because of the First Amendment, or a right to be armed because of the Second Amendment. No, you don’t. The U.S. Constitution is just an arbitrary piece of paper…entirely apart from the fact, the whole thing is now just a dead letter. You have a right to free speech and to be armed because they’re necessary parts of being a free person, not because of what a political document says.”
Doug Casey

“Remember that a government’s power is based exclusively on threats of violence, which exist solely in the physical world.
But Bitcoin exists in the digital world where their threats of violence are useless.
There is no centralized nexus of control for Bitcoin. No individual or organization controls it. Therefore governments have no one to threaten.
That’s why they’ll fail. Our modern technology favors the individual. It favors freedom. It favors those who understand major trends and adapt to change.”
Simon Black

"The Constitution has been similarly powerless to stem the rising tide of imperious, despotic power, powerless to fulfill the promises and high principles of the declaration. Independence Day, though, reminds us of the revolutionary remedies set forth in the declaration. Secession and outright abolition remain available to us according to a law that cannot be abrogated by kings, legislatures or any other government body—according, that is, to natural law.”
David S. D’Amato

“The truth that thoughtful minds must discover is that political authorities are in control of nothing and that our world can be made better only by our willingness to question our tradition-bound answers, and to discover and continue to refine the quality of the questions we bring to our complex world.”
Butler Shaffer

“The truth is not that we do things because of laws or even because of convention; we do them because the users of violence order them and stand ready to hurt us if we don’t comply.”
Paul Rosenberg

Thursday, August 4, 2016

The Market Helps Stupid People, Too

People who have never lived in or have never even been to Texas during the summer may be excused for not knowing that it gets hot. However, people who live here have no such excuse. Residents not aware of such meteorological realities are nitwits, rightfully judged as criminally stupid.

Apparently, many humans have become so domesticated and coddled in their climate controlled existence, they neglect to pay attention to such realities and remain blissfully unaware of the possible consequences of that neglect.

I laugh every time I see the media publish warnings called “Heat Advisories,” warning the clueless and unaware that yes, it is summertime and yes, it will be hot today. Heat advisories can be seen as a market reaction to the reality that there are people stupidly unaware of summer heat.

A recent market reaction to human stupidity is to a increasingly common occurrence of people forgetting they have young children in the backseat of their automobiles. They hurry into the house or elsewhere and become distracted enough that they neglect to take the child out of their oven-like automobile and their child dies! The media continually warns about such neglectful behavior but such fatal incidents occur on a regular basis every summer.

Yes, such dolts not only need to be reminded that it is indeed hot outside, but apparently need to be reminded that yes, they have a child and yes, this child needs to be removed from the vehicle when it is parked. And it needs to be removed immediately to not risk the child suffering and dying from heat exhaustion!

These irresponsible dopes now have a technological savior (courtesy of the market) to increase the survival chances of their offspring and help pass on their inferior genetic information. GMC has developed sensors that are built into its Acadia model:

“Once you open and close the rear door placing your child in the back seat, a sensor inside of the car detects that the child is inside. When you turn on the vehicle, drive off, arrive to your destination, and turn the car off, an alert appears on the dashboard. The message ‘rear seat reminder’ flashes on the dashboard along with an alarm.”

Salvation! Once again, people must be dependent on technology to remind them to do what a disciplined chimpanzee should be able to remember. Expect such sensors to become more prevalent in other car models and eventually (unfortunately) become Regime- required, standard equipment on all models. So your next new car purchase will no doubt become even costlier. Consider it a kind of tax increase to protect stupid people.

It has been my theory for some time that people, in general are becoming increasingly stupid. And I don’t think it’s just because of the increasing prevalence of 24/7, ubiquitous media reporting such events. People seem to be reaching ever greater heights of stupidity. And I don’t mean just unwise or irresponsible behavior most anyone is guilty of at some time or another. I mean acute, barren-brained, record breaking stupid!

For about the last ten years, it has become common for people to enter a freeway, driving in the wrong direction and not become aware they are doing it until, of course, they crash head first into another, unfortunate vehicle. Such collisions are usually fatal. Even large, multiple “Wrong Way” signs on the ramps don’t seem to prevent the inevitable disaster.

Perhaps some genius in the market will come up with a solution to prevent such events. Perhaps still another sensor will be developed to electronically slap the driver in the face, pointing out his idiocy and the impending catastrophe.

Whether it is desirable that stupid people be protected from themselves is debatable. What isn’t debatable is that it is certainly desirable that the rest of us be protected from them.

Resistance is Mandatory
No rulers

  No masters


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Texas Secession- Cheaper Than Lawsuits

Since the coronation of Lord Obama in 2009, Texas has sued the US Regime 43 times over various executive orders and bureaucratic rulings, costing the tax serfs nearly $6 million.

The statist media, of course, examines such actions from the perspective of whether tax serfs are getting their money’s worth. They question whether the State of Texas fighting such edicts is in the best interest of its subjects. After all, to them, The Regime always knows best. Or they judge the worthiness of such action by looking at the won/loss record- Is Texas at least winning more of these lawsuits than losing?

However, from a liberty minded perspective, the large number of lawsuits can be viewed as necessary, defensive counter attacks to aggression and interference committed by The Regime. Our DC rulers see no limit to their unjust obstruction or intervention in every imaginable area of Texas life.

Look at the list: Voting, redistricting, immigration, air quality, health, power generation, water quality, land use, business hiring practices, employee benefits packages, energy company regulations, education funding, banking, fishing, and of course everyone’s favorite- forcing Texas schools to accommodate male organ-equipped, pee-pee perverts who want to use the girl’s restroom. And these are just the list of defensive actions necessary since 2009! All can be described as direct attacks against Texas sovereignty.

Such attacks bring up my eternal question: Why do we need a “US?” Why does Texas or anyone need to be affiliated with a Regime that offers nothing in return for one’s loyalty and servitude than constant hindering and even outright obstruction of every individual and collective activity? What value can such a political affiliation have when you must constantly defend, resist, and even battle against its constant interventionism; not to mention its structural parasitism and predation.

The US Regime repeatedly proves itself nothing more than a war mongering death cult. It intervenes in the affairs of other nations with murderous wars committed by its obedient military, counting scalps to determine its effectiveness. It intervenes in the affairs of its subjects “at home” by steadfast meddling, regulation, and ultimately, domination- reshaping the culture to more easily complete its sordid agendas of mastery and enslavement.

In either situation, The Regime’s attitude is obey and comply….or suffer the consequences. Why put up with it? Had enough, Texans?

Secession, anyone? Or are you terrified of freedom?
Resistance is Mandatory
No rulers

  No masters