Communications Under Tyranny

“If privacy is outlawed, only outlaws will have privacy.”

~Philip Zimmermann

Rape Survivors

Many long years ago, when the Internet was newer and less infested with communists, there were people who wanted to talk about their experiences without giving their names. Also in that era, there was a guy named David Chaum who wrote a paper (1981) that proved it was possible to have anonymous communications with both the content and source of the content obscured through open source cryptography then known and understood in the tech community. Also in that era, there was a Finnish hacker named Julf who set up an anonymous remailer called anon.penet.fi which became useful to many people.

It would be incorrect to say that the entire point of these exercises was to help rape survivors talk about their experiences without being further attacked by the rapists who raped them. It was my experience, though, that the arguments made by rape survivors about how important this capability was to them that were among the most compelling. I was convinced, in part, because of my own need to be able to speak about past experiences without being confronted by some of the people involved. Rape survivors benefited from these tools and technologies as they became available. And, of course, it is important that rape survivors be free to tell what happened to them and to discuss the things they endured in order for them to have the opportunity to heal from the trauma of what was done.

In some ways, when you consider interactions with the state, everyone on Earth is to a greater or less extent a victim of coercion, the threat of force to get an unwilling party to do something that the assailant wants. Yes, I am saying that human governments are rapists, both literally in the sense that there are many places including in the United States where the police are rapists and wife beaters and murderers and get away with violence without being held accountable, and also figuratively in the sense that all taxation is theft and all enforcement by governments of human-made laws is akin to rape.

Secret Codes

News flash. Secret codes not only don’t work, they don’t stay secret for very long. I mention this point because I am at times asked to work with someone using a code they have devised. Then they share the code, and I’m, “Oh, well, gosh, now everyone knows.” Code breakers used to rely on really artful tricks like capturing an enemy merchant vessel and reading the code books in the captain’s safe. Or sinking a submarine and then recovering the mechanical cipher device used to encode and decode messages.

Secret codes proved to be vulnerable to all kinds of techniques for learning the secrets, as well as vulnerable to all sorts of techniques for breaking the codes. So better ways were wanted. And what ways were found? Well, many coders were good at mathematics and there are some really interesting mathematical operations that are easy to perform and hard to undo.

For example, you can multiply two numbers together really easily. If you do that with a computer, it can take less than a millisecond. If the two numbers happen to be prime numbers, and have many digits, and you want to undo that operation without knowing which two numbers were used, you have a very difficult problem. Factoring a number into its prime numbers is not easy. The more digits in the prime numbers, the harder the task.

Secure Communications

Students of military history can give numerous examples of situations when one side had more secure communications than the other side. I do not know of any instances where the side with insecure communications was victorious, and I can think of any number of examples of information falling into the hands of the enemy causing battle plans to go awry. The battle of Sharpsburg, for example, also known as “Antietam,” and probably the single worst mass shooting event in American history, would have gone very differently if a copy of General Lee’s orders for the movement of his forces was not “found” by some Union troops wrapped around some cigars. Or, if that document had been encoded at all, the outcome would likely have been very different. Arguably, Lee could have captured Washington DC and ended the war.

Another example that has become fairly widely known is detailed in Robert Stinnett’s book “Day of Deceit” and in other books. The codes of the German military, especially the Enigma mechanical cypher machine codes, were broken early in the war. The Japanese military codes were also broken, as early as October 1940. The fact of these codes being broken was kept secret, and the intelligence gathered from reading the enemy’s messages was very valuable to the war effort. Also, as it happens, the information was not shared widely even within the American military, and as a result the “sneak” attacks on Pearl Harbour and the Philippines and Batavia (among other places) were much more damaging than they would have been had suitable preparations been made.

It is a fact that secure communications are important, and that means, today, encryption technology. It is also a fact that “proprietary encryption” means you are being deceived.

Ersatz Privacy

Over the years, many people have told me that they are “on Skype” and that I should “get on Skype.” I have always refused. Skype, whenever I’ve looked into it, does not use end-to-end encryption, and allows for “routine” monitoring by Microsoft and by USA government agencies.

Software that does provide end-to-end encryption and uses open source protocols so that the effectiveness of the encryption can be verified and tested is often attacked in publications that pretend to cover the tech industry. As a result, it is often difficult to be sure what is and is not being done behind the scenes by “apps” to keep your information private, or to compromise it and make it available to bad actors. Yes, I’ll go ahead and say that I believe Microsoft and USA government agencies are evil, violent, involved in mass murder and mass enslavement, and are to be avoided.

Free Software

Long enough ago that it has slipped down the memory hole for many, a guy named Richard Stallman came up with the term “free software” to describe software that was not proprietary and that did not keep its source code from the public. Over time, the idea came to be embraced by a great many innovators in the tech community. When Netscape began to consider a “free software” approach to its code base, the term “free” was considered a difficulty to the investors in the project. Christine Peterson of the Foresight Institute coined a new term “open source software” which is still used today.

I’m old enough to have met K. Eric Drexler and Chrstine Peterson in 1982 at a lunch in the Boston area when I was seeking permission from the L5 Society to form a joint chapter of L5 and the Planetary Society at Columbia University. The lunch was a success. The chapter was not.

Over the years, an increasing amount of software, including operating system software, has been developed as open source software. Which means that the entire community of active software coders, now several tens of millions or people worldwide, along with anyone who can read and understand software code (perhaps hundreds of millions) can see the source code, understand what it is doing, and be aware if it does unreasonable things like sending a copy of your hard drive to a government agency.

If you are using a proprietary operating system for your computer, you are never going to know what it is actually doing. If you are using proprietary software applications, you are never going to know what those apps are doing. And if you want to have any privacy, any freedom, and any opportunity to free the slaves and stop the wars, well, my friend, you need to ditch the bad code.

Cell411

One of the apps that I’ve been asked to work on recently is called Cell411. Its purpose is to connect people who are willing to help one another into “cells” so that when someone is in trouble they have an alternative to calling the governmental authorities. Instead of dialing 911, which is a recipe for death, a person with an emergency can pick up their smart device, or go to their computer, and hit an “alert” button. That alert goes to people chosen in advance who you want to notify in case of emergency.

The Cell411 app can share with them your location, even if you become incapacitated. It can, of course, be *prevented* from sharing your location information if you want to set it that way. The Cell411 app can help you be in immediate communication with a group of concerned people, your “cell” who get information (“the 411”) about what is happening, and who can come help you, or send help as they think best.

As well, the Cell411 app can stream video and even upload that video to servers so that what is happening can be documented in real time.

Given that you now live in a world where the governments are all against your freedom, prosperity, and privacy, it is well to consider not relying on the government to help you. Given the very large number of Americans who are arrested every year (about 10.08 million in 2019, according to one report) and given that about 4.9 million are jailed every year, often in very dangerous conditions, often subject to rape and violence while in custody, it is unwise to “trust” the government.

CopBlock.app

Another app project on which I’ve been asked to work is CopBlock.app which is being re-developed using the Cell411 technology. The purpose of CopBlock is to make it possible for people to observe, video, and report on the actions of the police in real time. The intention is to allow the 330 million Americans who are harmed by, frequently attacked by, and restricted by the 690,000 law enforcement officers and sheriffs deputies in America to keep tabs on what those violent, vicious, murdering rapists are doing.

Why? Because knowledge is a form of power, and knowledge about the misdeeds of corrupt violent people can be used to warn others, possibly gain some redress in the courts, and certainly give bad actors reason to limit their bad actions.

Mesh, Ham, and Other

If you are concerned about the Internet being vulnerable because, for example, the root name servers are significantly centralised, and because some domain registrars are statists, you may be interested in some other technologies. Way back in 2006, my friend Venkat Manakkal and I presented a paper on self-extending wireless networks using a micro-payment system in a digital currency. At the time, it was to be a digital gold currency then being developed by Venkat and some of his associates, including me.

Today, of course, you’d describe the same concept as a “mesh network” and you’d be using the best crypto-currency for the job, whether sharding or otherwise, because that’s essential when you’re talking about processing micropayments in nanoseconds to avoid bogging the routers.

Another technology that works around the issues of centralisation that some find concerning is ham radio. Ham is not an acronym, it refers, as legend has it to “ham fisted” telegraphers whose Morse code was hard to understand because of low skill. Ham radio is amateur radio, and there are a lot of devices you can get for that purpose, even without a licence. Indeed, most equipment is sold in most of the world without a licence, and even in the United Kingdom, many people own receivers without licences.

Your approach to technology could also include IPFS and other innovative technologies that allow for a completely different “browsing” experience. IPFS stands for “interplanetary file system” and is a technology suite developed specifically to enhance the safety and freedom of the internet. More information here and in recent project documents I’ve seen.

Your Help Please

We’re developing a business plan for making these apps better, for deploying them, and for realising the economic potential of related apps for things like ride sharing, room rentals and couch surfing, dating, and free market exchanges, including “agorist delivery” services for those in the “agora” – the Greek word for marketplace. We’re developing, with volunteers presently, patches to the code base of Cell411 and planning new releases soon. In fact, a patch for many of the recent problems with Cell411 is being tested right now. Also in the works, we’d like to engage some web developers to rebuild and update the Cell411 web site and the CopBlock.app web site.

We’d like to be able to continue to provide the best services possible, with fast servers, great software, and new versions to fix problems as they arise. We’d also like to let people far and wide know about our apps and their uses. We’d like to have your help, through donations or through volunteering time, and ultimately we’d like to have a going concern that is funded from revenues brought in from related apps as discussed above.

Would you please help? If you don’t know the people who are involved, please feel free to contact me and I’ll put you in touch with them.

Free the slaves. Stop the wars. End the state. You’ll be glad you did.

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Setback and Moving Forward

“When you start living the life of your dreams, there will always be obstacles, doubters, mistakes and setbacks along the way. But with hard work, perseverance and self-belief there is no limit to what you can achieve.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

The afternoon of 31 January 2021, our team in Oklahoma met with people from Tulsa, Okahoma and Fayetteville, Arkansas several of whom expressed great enthusiasm about the property we had found. We received an additional verbal commitment of funds, bringing the total to roughy $155,000. Also that afternoon we hit a major setback.

The property we visited is no longer available for purchase. We did find the listing on Zillow and we did first contact the real estate agent about visiting the property who confirmed that we could look it over in person, and we’ve been back many times since then. However, it is now off the market.

As Mike Swatek, our chief engineer, expressed it, we learned a great deal from this experience and we know a lot more about what to look for in a property and how to plan its uses. So we move forward.

You Getting Involved

Suppose you want to get involved? How would you go about that? Well, the simplest and fastest and most effective way to get in touch is to email me at the address at the top of this essay, jim@resilientways.net

Doing so would get you in touch with me directly and I’m one of the people knowledgeable about this project as you can see. We have a Telegram broadcast channel on which we have posted the current version of the business plan. We also have a Telegram chat discussion for people who want to share ideas or discuss the ideas of the project. There are also many people in different parts of the world working on projects of this sort, and I am eager to make, for free, introductions to any of them.

In my last essay, I also profiled some of the other people involved in our Oklahoma project in particular, and in the broader FreedomLandDAO.com project. Also in that essay you’ll find some media links to interviews I’ve done.

Although the videos of the particular property we are no longer able to purchase are no longer relevant, we do have this channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI4EWtTtCOoDnzc2VUW2KAQ and we plan to add other video sites on LBRY and Bitchute etc. So you should be able to get some audiovisual information as time goes on.

We are still accepting commitments from prospective lot users and prospective investors, although we do not currently have a property under contract. We do have funds for a down payment, and in at least one case of a property that may be suitable, the full purchase price, based on previous verbal commitments. Thus, although we are not ready to accept your money, we would love to hear from you about your interest. And if the Ozarks are not for you, we are working with people in many other places you might like to locate. Also, we can help you start your own VALIANT project on your land or on land you identify. Everything we do is open source.

What Ideas Though?

One of the ideas we have is that we don’t want the state involved, at all, or to a very minimal extent given that there are states nearly everywhere one might choose to locate. So we have arranged some aspects of our plan to:

  • Avoid dispute resolution through their court systems
  • Avoid being regarded as a leasing or subdividing enterprise
  • Avoid creating a home-owners association of the traditional sort
  • Encourage free market activities both within and around the VALIANT project sites
  • Build with off-grid technologies and show people how to use those

Although our “lot user agreement” goes into some detail about these ideas, there is plenty of room for improvement. Naturally, not everyone is on Telegram, so other channels of discussion are welcome.

One thought that seems worth discussing in particular is: the people who locate in these VALIANT communities will share a common belief in zero aggression. It is part of the lot user agreement and it is intended to be a requirement for guests and visitors, even those coming to any one of the properties for buying and selling at the market places. So, are we a religious community? I think we can make a sound case that we are, because of the shared belief in zero aggression.

Being a religious community, like in some ways and unlike in others, the Amish or the Mennonite or the Hutterite communities one finds in various places, may bring certain advantages. It may increase the extent to which we would be left alone. Of course, it might not, and it may have other effects that would be deleterious. It might go well in some places and not in others. So when I say it is a though that seems worth discussing, I mean very specifically: I have formed no fixed opinion on this idea, it is simply an idea, and it is not meant to be imposed in any way.

That phrase “not imposed” seems like a good one to be a watchword for our communities. Imposing on each other, on our neighbours, on the future we have in mind, on people near or far, should be anathema. We should avoid being jerks or nuisances.

Scoping It Out

One place to be in April to learn more MidFest which is discussed at MidFest.info and on a number of Telegram channels.

The basics: MidFest will be 17-18 April 2021 at Copperhead Rally Grounds in Spavinaw, OK

You’d be very welcome to come visit, or stay and build.

Free the slaves. Stop the wars. End the state. You’ll be glad you did.

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Jim Davidson is an author, entrepreneur, actor, and director. He is the vision director of HoustonSpaceSociety.net You can find him on Twitter.com/planetaryjim as well as Pocket.app and Flote.app also as planetaryjim. He appreciates any support you can provide as times are very difficult. See the Paypal link on this page. Or email your humble author to offer other choices. This week Jim learned that SubscribeStar.com/planetaryjim is working, so he’ll be adding new things there soon. Visit IglooLuau.com for more information. Those seeking a multi-jurisdiction multi-hop VPN for communications privacy please visit https://secure.cryptohippie.com/houstonspacesociety.php For those seeking colloidal silver try ppmSilver.com/Jim Ask Jim about CryptoWealth. Coming soon: FreedomLandDAO.com – under construction. Just arrived: FreedomDeFiSoftware.com

Valiantly We Build

“In times of stress be bold and valiant.”

~ Horace, c. 11 BC

So far we have received verbal commitments for about $140,000 from people who want to be members of our prospective community in Oklahoma. Thursday 28 January 2021 Mike and I were contacted by a woman in Texas with a two-thousand-acre ranch who is seeking help with building a community there. Since August 2020, I’ve been working with a friend regarding his 640-acre property near Terlingua. A group in Dallas contacted us early in January about an 80-acre property they have been researching in Wood county, Texas. This week I’m discussing the possibility of heading to Keene, New Hampshire for a 70-acre project there. A friend in Colorado has found 160 acres for sale near Bedrock where we might also be buying the general store.

About ten days ago, I was contacted by an old friend building in the Carpathian mountains in eastern Europe. One of my friends from the space movement, Dennis Feucht, is in the highlands (a thousand feet elevation) of Belize not far from San Ignacio. Friends in Canada have found hundreds of acres in Ontario and acreage in other places they’ve told me about. There’s a recent contact in Idaho with a project there. A lady in Maine contacted me about two properties there. A lady in Georgia wants to go home to the Roan Mountain area of Tennessee and has found some good prospective properties. There’s a group I’ve worked with for several years that has a small place in Arizona and there are other places for sale nearby. A group in West Virginia has a project going in that area, and we keep hearing of others.

For example, FortGalt.com picks up where the terrible fraud of Galt’s Gulch Chile left off, and is actually doing a pretty good job from what I’ve been able to discern. There is a group in Honduras headed by Massimo Mazzone who is using a special economic zone to build a free city using the ideas of Spencer MacCallum. Recently, two places in Mexico have been suggested for freedom community building.

Back in 2017, when I started the Resilient Ways Foundation, we were determined to recruit a good board of advisors. One of my friends in the freedom movement, Wendy McElroy, agreed to join us as an advisor. We also were given encouragement by Doug Casey who has, for many years now, owned a very large estancia in the Salta province of Argentina where he built “La Estancia Cafayete.” Recent events have led many people to look closely at what they really need, and many people are concluding that they need to build a home for freedom.

One of Wendy’s essays, “I the Person versus We the People” contains this important quote: “Josiah Warren’s disillusionment led him to conclude that social harmony required a radical individualism that he labeled ‘the Sovereignty of the Individual.’ In his work Practical Details, Warren explained the meaning of this phrase: ‘Society must be so converted as to preserve the SOVEREIGNTY OF EVERY INDIVIDUAL inviolate. That it must avoid all combinations and connections of persons and interests, and all other arrangements which will not leave every individual at all times at liberty to dispose of his or her person, and time, and property in any manner in which his or her feelings or judgment may dictate, WITHOUT INVOLVING THE PERSONS OR INTERESTS OF OTHERS.” Thus, Warren planted the seeds of a fundamentally individualist approach to society, which was further developed by the next generation. His protégé Benjamin Tucker expanded on this theory, maintaining that society did not exist — only individuals did.”

Profiles in Valiance

Mike Swatek, chief engineer, is responsible for the design of facilities and systems needed to make everything work. He is the primary person responsible for the VALIANT project in Oklahoma. Mike has extensive experience in drainage and land use planning, offshore oil production, robotics, systems design, software development, and root cause failure analysis. Mike has been involved in mechanical, and propulsion engineering for over thirty years. He brings a deep knowledge of product and process development along with a genuine love for effective solutions to our company. Mike has extensive contacts in the engineering side of oil & gas especially submersible pumps. He operates his consulting and manufacturing businesses from his 30-acre home near Eucha, Oklahoma.

Chris Boehr, vision director, is responsible for developing and implementing the liberty vision and policies of the company. A board member of the Science of Society Foundation, Chris is a software engineer, team leader and algorithm scientist with extensive experience creating complex software for a variety of products and applications involving the transmission and processing of video content, firmware, and programming for banks. His recent focus has been on video image processing, face recognition, airborne vapor detection and identification, signal processing, data communication, & intuitive user interfaces. He has extensive experience with cryptocurrencies, gold mining, and luxury products sales including diamonds. His book The Liberty Project details the effective ways to implement freedom communities based on the writings of Spencer Heath, Spencer MacCallum, Alvin Lowi, and Chris’s own in depth knowledge of the topic.

David Mayoh, director. David is primarily concerned with forming new structures and institutions that are reflective of humanity’s deeper need for freedom and free association. By learning from past wisdom, as well as the natural world, David seeks to reimagine how we operate in business and with one another. Currently working in the emerging field of psychedelic medicine, David has historically worked in the realms of IR, platform technology, law, culinary, and most happily, with plants as a gardener and landscaper.

Lisa Bowman, property manager, brings extensive experience in rental property management for an impressive list of clients. Providing these services requires a high degree of trust and dependability which is demonstrated with her continuing relationship with her clients and her growing clientele. For the project in Oklahoma, there would be rentals in the categories of: long term home site leases; bed and breakfast room rentals; self storage rentals; campground rentals including RV pull-throughs.

Some Media Links

I’ve been asked to post links to some of the discussions about this work. Here is the link to Ernie Hancock’s show at the end of December 2020.

About a week later, I was on Free Talk Live discussing the opportunity to build in Keene. It now looks like I may be invited to come visit and develop the business plan there, and maybe work on some other projects for a bit, some time in February. I’m also being asked to travel to Colorado for the VALIANT project out there. So it is a busy time for me. Which means I am looking for more work!

An old friend once said that if you want to see something done, ask a busy man. The other kind has no time. Turns out the concept has been around for a long time.

Here are some videos of the property in Oklahoma, including some of the springs and the view from the height. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI4EWtTtCOoDnzc2VUW2KAQ

Who is the Market for Freedom?

Long time readers of L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise may recall that I’ve written several essays about the tendency of Americans to withdraw from the system. The most recent figures I’ve reported are that 123 million did not vote in 2018 and in 2019 about 115 million did not file income tax papers. At that time 95 million were counted as “not in the work force” though only 41 million were receiving food stamps – meaning that 54 million or more Americans are making it work without being “employed” in some coercive, manipulated, heavily taxed occupation.

Back in 1991, all my illusions about how the American system actually works were eliminated, destroyed when I was falsely accused in February 1991 of “felony gambling promotion of a lottery” because of a lawful sweepstakes my friends in the Houston Space Society and I organised between May 1990 and December 1990 to give away a trip to the Mir space station. We had a contract with Glavkosmos in October 1990 for that purpose. In May 1991, the state of Texas attorney general and the Harris county Texas district attorney agreed to drop the false charges, admitting we had been conducting a sweepstakes the entire time. Nevertheless, my business was destroyed, and my finances ruined.

During the ensuing thirty years, I have been looking for a free country. I concluded by 2004 that there were none, and that in order to have a free country one would need to be created. With that idea in mind, I had joined Courtney Smith’s New Country Foundation in 1995 when he founded it. He and I worked with Michael van Notten and Spencer MacCallum through 2002 on the Somali Free Port project and the Awdal Roads Company, but it was not possible to build a free port in Africa where we wanted to do so.

In 2004, at a meeting in Three Forks Montana, I helped draft the declaration of independence of the Free Mountain West. I continue to believe that the mountain communities of North America are the best hope for freedom. The spirit of the frontier and the determination of free people make these great places to live. Accordingly, I am focused mainly on Appalachia, Ozarkia, and Cordilleria for new freedom communities. I believe that by creating a network of these places, we will be able to build a free society, a voluntary social order, many new businesses, and a culture of individual liberty. No other place in the world that I’ve been is even close in terms of readiness to build freedom.

How it started: Voluntaryists & Agorists Living In Absolute Non-Aggression Today (VALIANT)

A memorial to Spencer MacCallum and some more details: VALIANT Too

A look at Howard Lichtman’s project for New Hampshire and beyond: The Art of Liberty

Which States, Though?

Below is a map that I’ve presented several times, which I think is worth seeing again.

As you can see, places like Maryland, New Jersey, Hawai’i, big cities in New York state, and coastal California are extremely unlikely to be good places for freedom. Nor are the populations in Nevada and New Mexico as keenly pro-freedom as those in other parts of Appalachia, Ozarkia, and Cordilleria. I think much can be done in the bright green states above, which are “constitutional carry” states, meaning that they recognise no permit is ever needed by anyone to keep and bear arms.

Progress Report

Today we have a far more advanced business plan, just under 60 pages, detailing the things we know about the property in Oklahoma and the people we’re working with to make it happen. We just today picked up a new team member, and accountant who is very interested in living in the VALIANT community in the Oklahoma Ozarks.

Our chief engineer, Mike Swatek, has done great work laying out the lots, identifying the issues with the property, and showing where the existing ATV paths can be best made into roads for the community. We’ve identified costs and opportunities related to developing the front of the property for a bed and breakfast, an agorist market, a campground, RV pull-throughs, and self storage sheds. We’re looking at moving forward swiftly in coming weeks.

Meanwhile, we are also very happy to provide consulting and support services to anyone seeking to build a freedom community near themselves. In fact, I think the team in the Keene, New Hampshire area has nearly all the skills to implement the VALIANT project plan there, on the 70 acres we’ve located across the road from the gun club. So it should be possible to move forward quickly there and in many other places.

What Next for America?

I think it is indicative of a vast change in what is going on in our world that one of the big freedom conferences no longer finds Las Vegas an acceptable home for their event. Late last year, I gather, Mark Skousen and his team decided to take FreedomFest.com to South Dakota. Why? They just don’t get to have an event the way they want to in Las Vegas, so they moved away.

I believe that’s going to be reflected in a lot of movement during the course of this year. People who have lived in big coastal cities are now clear that obedience to the communist collective is being demanded, symbolised by hiding your face from view, keeping your distance, not being allowed to shake hands, hug, or speak face to face with anyone. The joyless filth who represent the oligarchy that claims power over the people of our world are no longer pretending to be tolerant. So there will be many bad things in big cities. I recommend you seriously reflect on getting. Get uphill. Get rural. Cities may become death zones even more than they are now.

The Arguments for Leasehold

Like everything else we’re doing with this open source project to create a community where may be found Voluntaryists & Abolitionists Living in Absolute Non-aggression Today (VALIANT) our purpose is to end the state. To end the state we must avoid doing things to bring it wealth and power.

You don’t own your home, now. You lease the ground it sits on and the improvements you’ve made to it from your county government in most states in the USA, parish government in Louisiana I guess. You pay property taxes, and these are “assessed” by a parasite who works for the county who is the “tax assessor” and may also be the tax collector. These filthy vermin hate humanity and want to evict anyone who doesn’t pay their taxes, and most sheriffs are happy to oblige. So don’t come at me with “I want to own my own home and you won’t let me” because you don’t, and your argument is tiresome.

Consider a trailer park. You own the trailer you park there, which might be a double wide or a single wide or an airstream or a mini-camper, or a pop-up tent trailer for all that I know. But you don’t expect to own the lot it is parked on, nor the plumbing and electric power and other features of the pad to which you attach. We’re actually proposing a lot more features and benefits, so you can use the land you lease from us to grow your own crops, have every other sort of freedom that the zero aggression principle is consistent with, and build permanent structures to suit your needs.

But, if we subdivide the land, that gets the state and county government involved. If we keep it all one unit, they don’t have to know what arrangements we’ve made. We’re viewing it as a sort of “religious” community in that the Zero Aggression Principle represents a shared belief system.

Similarly, if we register wells and septic tanks and all kinds of other things with the state, there’s going to be all kinds of inspections and detections and this and that. We want to avoid having the parasites anywhere near the property. So we’re implementing alternative technologies.

As well, it is our intention to have a membership association among people with a shared belief in the zero aggression principle. There are a bunch of exemptions in the system for this sort of thing, which we mean to use to best effect.

Buying In

You can help us get this project going by introducing me or Mike Swatek to people you know who would like to either live near Lake Eucha, Oklahoma (about 600 feet away, uphill from the lake), or people who would like to invest in a community for freedom lovers. We’re working on our plans and I’m happy to share the current version with those who email me. We’re here to find ways to make it worth your while.

There’s going to be lots of opportunity to visit and have fun together. And, of course, to plan how to cope with the state as it makes its final tyrannical push to get everyone under its thumb forever. One such opportunity is to attend MidFest which is discussed at MidFest.info and on a number of Telegram channels.

“Society must be so converted as to preserve the sovereignty of every individual inviolate [and] it must avoid all combinations and connections of persons and interests, and all other arrangements which will not leave every individual at all times at liberty to dispose of his or her person, and time, and property in any manner in which his or her feelings or judgment may dictate, without involving the persons or interests of others.” ~ Josiah Warren, 1840

One of the evident things about this region is that people around here don’t like the masque mandates and won’t obey them. Many stores and restaurants don’t agree with communism and won’t ask you to wear a masque. It is, after all, a masquerade. The real virus is tyranny.

Appalachia, Ozarkia, Cordilleria

The three major mountainous regions of the United States include two areas, Appalachia and Ozarkia, that are entirely within the USA and one, Cordilleria which goes from Alaska to Patagonia, as one continuous system of mountain chains.

Currently, I am in Ozarkia, near Cherokee land, and close to some really nice lakes and hills. East of me are the higher mountains of the Missouri and Arkansas Ozarks. For hundreds of years, the people in this area have, like the people in other mountain areas, disdained government interference, made moonshine liquor, and have been used to fending for themselves.

So, I believe that being in these hills is better than being near the coasts. And, very happily, there are many good people living in this area who are not only interested in freedom, but willing to work hard for it.

Provinces and Cities

It is something of a strange matter that the oligarchs and their sycophants, such as Barack Obama, admire Mao Zedong for killing 76 million persons, but ignore much of what he wrote. Obama in particular deliberately sought me out on the campus of Columbia University in early May 1983 because I had been active in one of the anti-war groups on campus that he profiled in his Sundial magazine article of that vintage. We talked for about ten minutes. When I said that I was dropping out of the anti-war group both to work at a job at a bank and also because the new chairman of the group was an avowed Maoist, he seemed puzzled, and asked what’s wrong with Maoists?

I said, “Well, you know, all the dead people?”

Mao wrote, and I believe it is in his little red book, that “power flows from the provinces into the cities.” You can literally see that in many parts of our country. Power plants are suburban or rural, and power literally flows into the cities. So does food. So does water. So do other resources. Cities embedded in countryside that is completely hostile to the city dwellers are like a hothouse flower. Conditions may be right for a while, but something always gives.

Thus it is not in cities that I expect to build successful freedom communities with my friends and allies. Rather, it is in rural areas. There is an area near Spavinaw, Oklahoma with access to Lake Eucha (the locals say “ew-chee”) that seems very agreeable to me. Several pieces of ground are available for good prices, and allow us to begin with 180 to 200 acres depending on which parcel we pick.

VALIANT Rising

We want you involved. We want you to locate in our community. But we’re very eager to help if you want to build your own community near us, or in some other state or region. We’re enthusiastic about creating the new economy, the new concepts and strategies that supplant the old bad system which is clearly being destroyed by the oligarchs. We want a new system of voluntaryism and freedom, not penury and slavery.

Admittedly, those of us involved are not in possession of all the best ideas. If you have great ideas, let’s do things your way, too. But let’s see what we can build.

The time for debating nuanced positions of Austrian economics or Objectivist theory or philosophical mumbo-jumbo seems, to me, to be over. Hey, if that’s all you wanna do, be free, do your thing. But I’m going over here, and gonna be building. Buildings and communities and relationships and businesses and opportunities and possibilities, God’s will be done.

You’d be very welcome to come visit, or stay and build.

Free the slaves. Stop the wars. End the state. You’ll be glad you did.

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What I See When I Say the Rosary

“And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him. And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against; (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”

~ Luke chapter 2, verses 25-35, King James Bible

When I was a child, my mom took me and my next older brother to church one day. I think I was five years old. It was a church in Lawrence, Kansas and it was not a terribly engaging sermon. At least, not to a five year old. At the time I had no idea why we were doing this church attendance thing, because it was the only time I can recall being dressed up in “Sunday best” and being taken to church. Mom asked us how we liked it. I said it wasn’t very interesting. Did we have to go back? We did not.

My dad was someone who had read Hans Reichenbach’s book in the scientific philosophy and would on occasion mention that things which cannot be measured are not physics, but metaphysics. My dad did not take any position on metaphysical issues that I can recall. Discussions about “what came before the Big Bang” would be short and purposeless.

My mom described herself as an agnostic. She would say, “I don’t know if there is a God, and I don’t think you know either.” She was also an English professor and she knew, like everyone who studies are language knows, that the two great sources of stories and expressions in our contemporaryEnglish are the King James Bible and the collected works of William Shakespeare. If an early American home in, say, 1821, had one book, that book was the King James Bible. If they had two, the other book was the works of Shakespeare.

So when it came to pass that I was a sophomore in high school, they offered a quiz for students who might find “basic English” a bit dull. I “quizzed out” as they say. I was found to be sufficiently conversant with the rules and the details that I could take some other course, but it could only be in fulfillment of the requirement to take some sort of English language course of study. Behold, there was only one such elective available to me, and it was “The Bible as Literature.” So I moved to the very back of the classroom where that course was taught, and took both semesters of it.

For the purpose of taking that course, my mom gave me a small King James bible, which I have with me to this day. It has meant a lot to me to have the same bible she read from, and marked in a few places where she was curious about some passages. I feel a very strong connexion to her, even though she passed in May 2014.

Learn to Work the Rosary

It was not my expectation that I would grow up to want to pray the rosary every day. It had no significance to me in childhood, I don’t remember seeing one in my mom’s possession though my eldest brother thinks she must have had one at some point as she was confirmed in the Catholic faith as a young person. Nevertheless, after my dad passed away in 2010, during one of our evening meals, mom insisted that she wanted to tell me about the rosary.

In 2005, in order to help my mom care for my dad, I had moved to a house about two miles from them. So I would bring groceries, take dad to medical appointments, and be available for other tasks. After dad’s passing, I would very often cook supper and eat with mom, do the dishes, and return to my house. I don’t remember exactly when, but it might have been 2012 or so, my mom told me she wanted to go over what she knew about the rosary. I had utterly no interest in the topic, but I sat patiently and she went through several minutes of discussion about it. I did not think much further of the matter until 2020 when Jesus told me to go buy a rosary.

After praying the rosary according to a simple book on how to do so, I asked a few questions. I was instructed not to pray the so-called Luminous mysteries added to the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary by the pope Saint John Paul II. Instead, I pray the Sorrowful mysteries on Thursday as well as on Tuesday and Friday.

Annunciation

One of the first events in the announcement of the arrival of Jesus, also known as the annunciation, is the news given to Zacharias in the Second Temple, as he is preparing at the incense altar, by the archangel Gabriel. Zacharias is told that his wife Elishabeth will conceive and bear the child who would become John the Baptist. Zacharias expresses doubt, because of his age and his wife being “well-stricken in years.” Because he does not believe Gabriel, Zacharias is made mute until the naming day of the child (at the time of the child’s circumcision).

Now, it is important to realise that the Virgin Mary was consecrated to the temple in Jerusalem and so would have been familiar with Elishabeth and Zacharias. Indeed, we know that Mary visits Elishabeth a little bit later. Mary is chosen to be released from service at the temple and become eligible for marriage. Joseph is one of the young men who are asked to place his staff among those who are to be considered for Mary as her husband. When the priest picks up each of the other staffs, nothing happens, but when he picks up Joseph’s staff, a dove flies out. So Mary and Joseph are betrothed.

In this context, Mary is informed by Gabriel that she is chosen by God to conceive by the Holy Spirit. Instead of expressing doubts, she simply describes herself as the hand maiden of God. Similarly, Joseph is given the news, and is at peace with it.

When I say the first decade of the rosary celebrating the joyful mysteries, I see Zacharias in the temple and reflect on his conversation with Gabriel. Then I reflect on Joseph’s selection. Then I see Mary being hailed by Gabriel and given the great good news.

About that Temple

It occurred to me one time to ask whether at his visit to the Second Temple in Jerusalem when he was 12 years old did Jesus encounter the money changers and the sellers of birds for sacrifice? The answer was yes. When he visits Jerusalem again later in life, Jesus sees a woman who was “taken in adultery” brought to the Temple to be stoned. There is enough dust on the floor that Jesus gets down and writes in it. So, to say that I visualise or see things as they were in those days is to say that I see the Temple not in good repair, not being kept clean, not being kept according to the commandments given Moses and Aaron for how the priests and how the holy objects are to be kept.

One might choose to explain away these issues by saying, well, Herod was king of Judaea and Judaea was merely a province of Rome, and of course Rome made a lot of demands on its provinces, and that would be true. True indeed. But it is also the truth that the Herod we see portrayed in scripture and in other historical writings of the period is a corrupt and decadent man.

An event not focused upon during the meditations of the rosary is called the massacre of the innocents, when Herod, having heard from the Magi that “this day a king is born in Israel” ordered all the male children under the age of two years old be killed. Before that happens, an angel appears to Joseph and urges him to take the child and Mary and flee into Egypt. So, Herod had wealth and power, he had men at his command willing to slaughter children, and yet the Temple was in disrepair.

Nor does it take great wealth to sweep the dust and dirt away. It takes effort, and devout people might have put in the effort. So what were they doing, the Judaeans? Apparently, setting exorbitant prices for sacrificial animals, cornering the market on Temple shekels to profit from their exchange with Roman coins, and doing any number of other things, instead of keeping the house of God in good shape, or at least tidy.

Visitation

After the experiences of the annunciation, Joseph and Mary go to visit Zacarias and Elishabeth. At this point in time, Elishabeth is about 6 months pregnant with the child who becomes John the Baptist. Mary has conceived of the Holy Spirit. When Elishabeth hears Mary call to her upon entering Elishabeth’s home, the baby moves within her womb, John the Baptist “leaps for joy” within his mom.

You can, and I often do, reflect that Zacarias is still mute. It’ll be three more months until John is born and then 8 days until the circumcision and naming of the child. So Joseph, a good man, probably lets the ladies have some time to themselves and goes and sits with his friend Zacarias, asks a few questions and gets nods of the head, or maybe Zacarias writes something down and passes it across the table. Maybe they sit and drink some herbal tea together.

Meanwhile, elsewhere in the house, Mary and Elishabeth are having a nice chat about pregnancy and angelic visitations and all the curious things that have been happening recently. It is not every day that the man who prepares the incense altar is visited by the archangel Gabriel and struck mute.

No doubt Mary is fascinated to see her good friend in this condition, especially as Elishabeth is “well-stricken in years” and also especially because Mary has been told that she will give birth. You can see Mary putting her hand on the big belly of her friend and thinking about her own shape in a few months. I suppose the same has been true of hominids for a million or more years, if you think about it.

With Zacarias made mute, the annunciation is not a mystery without some difficulty, though it is clearly an unalloyed blessing for Mary. The visitation, however, has the feeling of a goodness about it, people going about a nice time, choosing to visit one another, at home, in a spirit of joy.

Nativity

It is difficult in some rural districts and in many suburbs, and even still in a few cities, at Christmas time, to go very far without encountering a nativity scene. Store windows in New York City used to carry Christmas celebrations of the birth of Jesus, his mom very proud and happy, the angel telling the shepherds the good news, the Magi coming with their gifts. I suppose this past Christmas, with all the lockdown and nonsense, many nativity scenes were missing from their usual places.

The very essence of this story is that Mary gives birth to Jesus. It is said that the birth was painless. Nevertheless, it was her first child, and it must have been overwhelming to be told that Caesar had commanded everyone to go to their places of birth. So Joseph takes Mary to the little town of Bethlehem and because of the sudden influx of people for the census, there is no room at the inn. What would it be like giving birth in a poorly lit stable near an inn in a small town two thousand years ago?

I’ve no idea, but I see the joy in Mary’s eyes when she holds the baby Jesus. I see the manger and the angelic light shining all around. I see the sheperds with their flocks where they lay being given good news of great joy by an angel. This day a child is born!

Presentation

At the beginning of this essay is a quote from the book of Luke. It explains who Simeon is, how he was promised that before he died he would see the Messiah. It explains how he prophesies not only the difficulties ahead of Jesus, but that a sword of sorrow would pierce the soul of Mary.

It is my experience of praying the rosary that the key to the rosary is the sword of sorrow. One of the devotions that I pray every day is the seven sorrows of Saint Mary.

Mother Mary is said to have experienced seven enormous sorrows, sorrows of great magnitude. These are the prophecy of Simeon, the flight into Egypt, the losing of Jesus at the Temple while Joseph and Mary and the other children headed back to Nazareth, the experience of seeing Jesus carrying the cross and then following him to the execution grounds, witnessing the crucifixion, the taking down of the body of Jesus which is memorialised in the Pieta statue, and, finally, burying her son Jesus.

Understanding the rosary meditations is understanding the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, the experiences of Mary in being told of the conception, visiting her friend, giving birth, learning her child was the Messiah, losing her child in the big city, the sufferings of Jesus under Pontius Pilate, his crucifixion, death, resurrection, ascension, the descent of the Holy Spirit, the assumption of Mary into heaven, and her coronation. Every aspect of these two lives, the life of Mother Mary and the life of Jesus Christ, is significant to our understanding of the covenant between God and mankind.

When I see the Temple at the time of the presentation, I imagine St. Joseph inside bargaining for two turtledoves to sacrifice, then bringing them to the priest. Meanwhile, Mary is caring for Jesus. Simple things like nursing and changing the swaddling clothes are important parts of the life of every baby.

Simeon approaches, filled with the Holy Spirit, knowing that he is finally going to be granted the opportunity to see the Messiah. He holds the baby gently and he lets Mary know what is so, and the consequences for Jesus and for Mary. Through these events, the hearts of many will be revealed. Through our meditations on these events, we see into the fundamental mysteries.

Then Mary goes somewhat away from Simeon with Jesus and along comes the prophetess Anna who is also filled with certainty that this is indeed the Messiah. Anna is reported to be of great age, a widow, and having great devotion to communing with God at the Temple. I’m sure she gave consolation, comfort, and many smiles to Mary and Jesus.

Finding Jesus

The final mystery of the first five decades of the full rosary is known variously as losing Jesus at the Temple or finding Jesus at the Temple. The sorrow for Mary and Joseph was certainly at the point where they were about a day away from Jerusalem, on their way back to Nazareth, and where is Jesus?

Their twelve-year-old son is missing. The caravan is searched, the baggage might have been looked through, you can imagine consternation and rushing about. Word is sent in all directions. Having exhausted themselves looking, Mary, Joseph, and the other children settle down for the night when it would have been hazardous to travel. Then they head back to Jerusalem to continue the search.

It isn’t clear to me whether these events may have happened late in the week so perhaps on their return to the city, its gates were closed for the Sabbath. In any event, they get to the Temple and by this time I gather word had been sent to them that Jesus is there.

It must have been a blessed relief to find her child there in the Temple. Sitting among scholars, Jesus is said to have been very learned, and to have impressed the others with his knowledge of scripture. Coming up to him, Mary no doubt expressed concern that he had not been where he was expected.

It is said that Jesus responded, “I must be about my father’s work.”

More to Follow

Indeed, there is much work to be done. Mankind should turn the hearts of the parents to the children. Stop the exploitation, rape, and torture of children. Care for them. Teach them. Love them.

The children should turn their hearts to their parents. Stop elder abuse. Stop the torture of the elderly at nursing homes. The human sleep cycle is 90 minutes, stop turning them every 30 minutes. Sleep deprivation is torture. Help them live, stop insisting that they die of fentanyl poisoning and overdosing on oral morphine.

Above you will read about what I see when I pray the first five mysteries of the rosary. There are ten more to go. I’ll cover another five in my next essay.

Until then, pray. Pray devotions. Pray novenas. Pray the rosary. Ask God to heal our world. There is much work to be done.

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No other god …

My very dear friends Cathy, Ken, Albert, Wayne, Scott, Sean, Neil, Roger, Mejakun, and all the readers of the letters to the editor of L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise, Albert’s letter is an exceptionally wise look at the idolatry of the state. The state has its Cathedral, and those who worship there were highly vexed with Americans went in and did what Americans do, looked things over, checked out what they had been paying for, wandered off with a lectern (one American took a stand!), stood behind the rostrum in a room decorated with actual fasces (look it up) and, horror of horrors, sat at the desk of Nancy Pelosi that they had paid for and put feet up on said desk. None of that is allowed by the oligarchs who believe they own the world.

Happily, the overwhelming evidence is, these are just really terrible people, the oligarchs. They have a lot of foolish ideas from Thomas Malthus and Thomas Huxley, and a lot of wealth and power handed down for generations, and currently are expressing their ambition to enslave all mankind and kill about 7 billion of us. They rape children, drink blood, and have other unclean habits.

Yes, the state, the bloody bloody government, is an artefact of human hands. It was set up by people for the exclusive benefit of a few. If you review the anti-federalist papers, always a good source of info, you find that the plantation owners Washington, Hamilton – who grew up on a plantation in Nevis, and Madison were key to the orchestration of the palace revolution of 1787. They were unhappy with the government of these United States of America under its articles of confederation, so they met, swore a blood oath of secrecy, and crafted a huge new plantation they wanted to build until it controlled the entire world.

And still they persist in ignoring God. God, and I ask that you believe me on this matter, is not ignoring them, nor us. God is working in our world, and all the time now. We will soon see many fruits of those works.

Those who seek to have all mankind enslaved do wish to set themselves up at the top of a hierarchy of control. They have been at this work since at least 1745, I believe, and there are documents such as the Emerald Tablets of Thoth and certain other esoteric information, as well as now-abundant archaeological information that there was a “high” civilisation 100,000 years ago which included not only modern humans, but also Denisovan, Neandertal, and Floriensis (hobbit) humans. Much of that civilisation was obliterated by the supervolcano at Toba roughly 70,000 years ago, and the main surviving branches of humanity, us and the Neandertals were still around 30,000 years ago.

There are texts engraved in a building in Egypt that list “kings” of various Egyptian dynasties going back tens of thousands of years. There is “meltwater pulse B” which seems to have been caused by an impact event in the ocean that dramatically raised global temperatures, melting the Cordilleran, Laurentide, and European ice sheets and, in about 40 days and 40 nights flooding the world and raising global sea levels by up to 400 feet in various places.

There are some who trace the numbers 33 and 322 in secret societies and who notice that there were a small number of scholars responsible for the two great works of English literature of the early 17th Century, the King James version of the Bible and the collected works of William Shakespeare, and note that key phrases produce, in various kinds of Gematria, numbers like 74, 33, 322, and even 137 the 33rd prime number. I note with intense interest that the Merriam Webster dictionary that was forced onto the American scene after the War of Northern Aggression changed the spellings of many words (colour, tyre, neighbour) with possible outcomes in Gematria. To say that there are people in our world who have been plotting and planning our enslavement for hundreds of generations seems easy to support, and I suspect that some of this stuff goes back even further.

Thoth, for example, relates that he drove a path into the “halls of Amenti” and found 32 ascended masters there, suggesting that Thoth was 33rd, and so the worship of 33 may be related to the cult of Thoth. I note that some recent esoteric researchers claim that the Tarot cards are a remnant of the “Book of Thoth” spoken of in ancient Egyptian
documents and building texts.

We who mean to be free have to be aware of these things, not because we have to believe exactly as one another, nor indeed is there any evidence that God wants unwilling compliance with a set of human doctrines, but because we have to understand what we are fighting. And what the nature of the fight has been and will remain.

Very near the first issue of this wonderful publication, the publisher and our great good friend L. Neil Smith pointed out that we are in a culture war. And, like any good soul, Neil has been emitting useful cultural artefacts since his first novel, The Probability Broach, way
back in 1979. Neil has done more for the culture war than nearly anyone I can name, bar none. And has been joined by many, many good people in fighting the culture war by showing people visions of how it might be if we were all completely free.

In my opinion, we are also in a spiritual war. And by that, I specifically mean that those we are against want to enslave mankind to the dark powers they believe in, the demons they worship, the Moloch that they claim justifies them putting their children into the fire, the Baphomet that they say teaches them to drink the blood of children. I believe there are cultural aspects to this part of the war, such as Peter Thiel trying to normalise harvesting blood from teenagers (he says with their consent) and Jack Dorsey of Twitter trying to normalise the rape of children. But these cultural aspects of the war relate directly
to the spiritual context.

My dad followed the scientific philosophy of Hans Reichenbach and my mother said she was agnostic and would say, “I don’t know if there is a God and I don’t think you know either.” I was raised by them and believed as they did, and did not invite Jesus into my heart until 1997. It was only in 2020 that I came to understand that the blessed Mother Mary is also a vital part of my life, and I began praying her Most Holy Rosary every day.

So please allow me to agree with you, Albert, that I know there are many people of good conscience who are not believers, either atheist or agnostic, and many who believe in other ways in the same aspects of reality that I understand as God the Father, Jesus Christ his only son, the Holy Spirit, and Mother Mary.

What you describe as atheists who believe in worshipping the state is consistent with the oligarchy manufactured “social contract” of Jean Jacques Rousseau (who was called the enemy of humanity by Voltaire, a contemporary who had reasons to say so) and the oligarchy manufactured “communist manifesto” of Karl Marx. I am sure that there are communists who believe themselves atheist, but there are also oligarchs who worship
demons.

The real issue is: they have now set up death camps in the regions most under their control. The oligarchy has determined to put Americans who supported Trump, who don’t wear masques, who won’t take the vaccines, who won’t obey the state blindly, and who are not the obedient slaves of the oligarchy in various kinds of “re-education,” torture, work, and death camps. They plan to work your fellow Americans to death to exact some profit and to exact retribution and revenge.

We, then, who represent the free people of the world, should build new freedom communities (VALIANT is working in many states and four countries now and I invite anyone who wants help organising and building for the future to contact me) and make plans to crash into those death camps with 18-wheeler semi-rigs and get our fellow countrymen out of harm’s way.

We own the rural districts. And that is a huge advantage. Power, said Mao, flows from the provinces into the cities. So does food. So does water. We free Americans own property in the high ground, in the rough terrain, and in the swamp lands of Louisiana and Florida. We can win the physical war, because we can move frequently and keep our ability to fight active for generations. Vietnam fought for 60 years against the French, Japanese, French, American, and communist Chinese empires, and won. We might be able to win in less time, I don’t know.

But we are in a fight, and soon, we’ll all know that we’re in a fight.

I invite everyone to consider the spiritual, cultural, and physical resources needed to win this fight. Think. Plan. Then prepare and get moving.

You don’t belong where communists thrive. You belong where freedom lives.

Ubi libertas, ibi patria, said James Otis. “Where freedom dwells, there
is my country.”

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The Valiant and the True

“Josiah Warren’s disillusionment led him to conclude that social harmony required a radical individualism that he labeled “the Sovereignty of the Individual.” In his work Practical Details, Warren explained the meaning of this phrase: “Society must be so converted as to preserve the SOVEREIGNTY OF EVERY INDIVIDUAL inviolate. That it must avoid all combinations and connections of persons and interests, and all other arrangements which will not leave every individual at all times at liberty to dispose of his or her person, and time, and property in any manner in which his or her feelings or judgment may dictate, WITHOUT INVOLVING THE PERSONS OR INTERESTS OF OTHERS.” Thus, Warren planted the seeds of a fundamentally individualist approach to society, which was further developed by the next generation. His protégé Benjamin Tucker expanded on this theory, maintaining that society did not exist — only individuals did.”

~ Wendy McElroy, “I the Person versus We the People

This year has already been fairly exciting, and it is only 8 January as I’m writing this essay. Despite all the rage, some of us are getting ready to stop being rats in a cage.

This week I have been contacted by prospective investors in the VALIANT Community project in Oklahoma, been on Free Talk Live to discuss a Keene New Hampshire project growing up to join the work, and heard from a freedom enthusiast in Maine about two land parcels available there. The idea of freedom communities has never been more enthusiastically received, at least during my life. I also learned today about a parcel in the Paradox Valley of Colorado that would be very suitable.

Let me set that in a bit of context, which I think may be important. My anti-authoritarian roots include joining the committee against registration and the draft in 1979, being part of Students Against Militarism and Young Americans for Freedom at Columbia 1981-1982, and working very actively in the space migration movement since 1977. As Freeman Dyson once noted, “Once we get to the asteroid belt, the IRS will never find us.”

In the last presidential election in which I voted, the candidate for whom I voted was Libertarian party nominee Ron Paul. Earlier this century, I worked for his campaigns in 2008 and 2012, though I did not choose to vote. Since then, I’ve tracked how tens of millions of Americans have withdrawn from the system, not filing tax papers, not voting, not being counted in the census. Roughly 123 million did not vote in 2018. I believe in 2019 about 115 did not file income tax papers, and 95 million were counted as “not in the work force” though only 41 million were receiving food stamps – meaning that 54 million or more Americans are making it work without being “employed” in some coercive, manipulated, heavily taxed occupation.

Back in 1991, all my illusions about how the American system actually works were eliminated, destroyed when I was falsely accused in February 1991 of “felony gambling promotion of a lottery” because of a lawful sweepstakes my friends in the Houston Space Society and I organised between May 1990 and December 1990 to give away a trip to the Mir space station. We had a contract with Glavkosmos in October 1990 for that purpose. In May 1991, the state of Texas attorney general and the Harris county Texas district attorney agreed to drop the false charges, admitting we had been conducting a sweepstakes the entire time. Nevertheless, my business was destroyed, and my finances ruined.

During the ensuing thirty years, I have been looking for a free country. I concluded by 2004 that there were none, and that in order to have a free country one would need to be created. With that idea in mind, I had joined Courtney Smith’s New Country Foundation in 1995 when he founded it. He and I worked with Michael van Notten and Spencer MacCallum through 2002 on the Somali Free Port project and the Awdal Roads Company, but it was not possible to build a free port in Africa where we wanted to do so.

In 2004, at a meeting in Three Forks Montana, I helped draft the declaration of independence of the Free Mountain West. I continue to believe that the mountain communities of North America are the best hope for freedom. The spirit of the frontier and the determination of free people make these great places to live. Accordingly, I am focused mainly on Appalachia, Ozarkia, and Cordilleria for new freedom communities. I believe that by creating a network of these places, we will be able to build a free society, a voluntary social order, many new businesses, and a culture of individual liberty. No other place in the world that I’ve been is even close in terms of readiness to build freedom.

How it started: Voluntaryists & Agorists Living In Absolute Non-Aggression Today (VALIANT)

A memorial to Spencer MacCallum and some more details: VALIANT Too

A look at Howard Lichtman’s project for New Hampshire and beyond: The Art of Liberty

Which States, Though?

Below is a map that I’ve presented several times, which I think is worth seeing again.

As you can see, places like Maryland, New Jersey, Hawai’i, big cities in New York state, and coastal California are extremely unlikely to be good places for freedom. Nor are the populations in Nevada and New Mexico as keenly pro-freedom as those in other parts of Appalachia, Ozarkia, and Cordilleria. I think much can be done in the bright green states above, which are “constitutional carry” states, meaning that they recognise no permit is ever needed by anyone to keep and bear arms.

Progress Report

Today we have a far more advanced business plan, about 50 pages, detailing the things we know about the property in Oklahoma and the people we’re working with to make it happen. We just today picked up a new team member, and accountant who is very interested in investing and living in the VALIANT community in the Oklahoma Ozarks.

Our chief engineer, Mike Swatek, has done great work laying out the lots, identifying the issues with the property, and showing where the existing ATV paths can be best made into roads for the community. We’ve identified costs and opportunities related to developing the front of the property for a bed and breakfast, an agorist market, a campground, RV pull-throughs, and self storage sheds. We’re looking at moving forward swiftly in coming weeks.

Meanwhile, we are also very happy to provide consulting and support services to anyone seeking to build a freedom community near themselves. In fact, I think the team in the Keene, New Hampshire area has nearly all the skills to implement the VALIANT project plan there, on the 70 acres we’ve located across the road from the gun club. So it should be possible to move forward quickly there and in many other places.

Some of those other places: Vancouver Island near Nanaimo; Alberta, Canada near Edmonton; Saskatchewan, Canada; Ontario, Canada north of Toronto; Maine; New Hampshire; Colorado; Montana; North Dakota; South Dakota; Texas; Wyoming; Missouri; Arkansas; Arizona; Mexico; Belize. What about near you? Let’s talk! Please see my email address at the top of this essay.

What Next for America?

You’ve all seen the events of this week. Your interpretation may vary quite a bit depending on your personal outlook and views. I believe we have seen that election fraud is rampant, any process for reviewing the “results” of that election has been denied, and a very unpopular pair of Democrats are going to be shepherded into the White House at the end of January to institute an even more open campaign of violence against small business owners. Communism is being implemented in a big way, and there will be death camps near the major cities, especially in those areas shown in red on the previous map.

I don’t mean to spend my time building freedom communities once the slave camps are set up. I intend to spend my time breaking into those camps and freeing the slaves. That will involve working with big rig truckers and others dedicated to freedom. It is going to be a constant battle to get people out of those camps and uphill to free places. It will also be important to build freedom communities on a strong foundation, not on the shifting sands of expedience, which is why building on bedrock in the mountains is so important, literally and figuratively.

The war on freedom goes back thousands of years. Ancient sites in Turkey reveal that 12,850 years ago people lived in freedom. About seven thousand years ago, that began to change. Authoritarian rule became widespread. People were enslaved. Wars became frequent sources of profit for a few. Since 1745, the propaganda campaign for a “social contract” and a “communist manifesto” have been pushed, very hard, by those oligarchs who see their power dissipating with the advent of technologies like the pistol, rifle, and rocket-propelled grenade launcher. The revolutions in industry and information have cemented the fear of losing power into the oligarchy, and they have opted for a vast orgy of enslavement and mass murder now in process.

To win our freedom and head out into the Solar System and the galaxy, we must be prepared to fight, to build, to live in new ways and with fewer rulers. We need effective escrow, effective dispute resolution, and effective decentralised finance especially of collateral like land and homes.

In sum, we need to build a free future.

Free the slaves. Stop the wars. End the state. You’ll be glad you did.

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Art of Liberty

“Resolve to serve no more, and you are at once freed. I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break into pieces.”
― Etienne de la Boetie, The Politics of Obedience: Discourse on Voluntary Servitude

Last week, I was invited to visit Lake Havasu, Arizona for a gathering of voluntaryists. There was camping at Craggy Wash. There was a bed and breakfast in town. Nice swimming pool, but very cold when I jumped in. Nobody heats swimming pools in that part of Arizona.

While there I met some old friends and made several new ones. A fellow named Austin and I are going to work our way through Bennett’s Latin Grammar in the next few months. Another fellow, who goes by the pen name Etienne de la Boetie2, was also in attendance.

As you may surmise, he is not the same author as the French fellow who died in 1563. He uses a superscript 2, so one might say he is “Etienne squared” or “to the power of 2.”

His book, “Government: the biggest scam in history” is quite good and available online. I suggest you consider buying a copy for yourself, and give one to someone you care about. You’ll need to get some people up to speed quickly on how they have been deceived, and this book does a great job.

For example, pages 9 to 31 illustrate twenty-one examples of methods used by the United States government, the government of Nazi Germany, the government of the Soviet Union, and the government of East Germany, all to promote the view that government is needed, decent, acceptable, and good. In fact, of course, government is violent, coercive, unnecessary, evil, and deadly.

For example, page 24 shows ” Secret government, real power structure’s use of political assassination of rivals, whistleblowers, dissidents” shows for the Nazis, the night of the long knives and the killings of Ernst Rohm, Chancellor Kurt von Schleicher, and Gustav Ritter von Kahr. In the USA, JFK, RFK, and MLK were all assassinated, as the congressional select committee on assassinations documented in 1977 or thereabouts. Also listed, congressman Larry MacDonald, Paul Wellstone, JFK Jr, Vince Foster, Ron Brown, Gary Webb, Seth Rich, Barry Jennings, Terrance Yeakey, William Colby, Kathy Ferguson, Paul Wilcher, Carlos Ghigliotti, Jerry Luther Parks and many more.

For the Soviet Union and Russia on the same page are shown links to the 45+ assassinations by Stalin and 10 critics of Putin who were killed in various ways. For East Germany, the names Cat Falkck (a Swedish journalist) and Benno Ohnesorg are listed. You can spend a fun time looking up these names and finding out how the official stories in each case read like a lot of nonsense.

Then there are another 50 pages of examination of the ways in which the government is a scam, is unneeded, is hurting people, and has bad intentions. There is much here to examine.

Although I was given a copy of the printed book, and it is a very nice document, suited to looking through with friends and family, it contains a lot of links to other documents. Well, you cannot simply click on a link in a printed book. So if you want to follow the story, all the way down the rabbit hole as it were, you’ll want to see the digital document which you can use to follow the links.

Speaking of quotes from Morpheus from the 1999 film “The Matrix,” I just learned this week that the evil awful communists have gotten hold of the Wayback Machine and have eliminated the possibility of searching their archive for my old site indomitus.net from some jurisdictions. Happily, my VPN through Cryptohippie to Germany reveals the links are still there. See my “The Morpheus Proposal” for some additional thoughts on how deep the rabbit hole goes. The topic arises in part because Etienne-squared and I both recited some poetry at the gathering in Arizona last week. I read my Anthem for the Ama-gi which was well-received.

But enough about me. The next 44 pages of Etienne-squared’s book goes over things you can do to help yourself and your neighbours. One of the ideas is to distribute information about the nature of government as a scam.

That is possible with copies of the book, available from https://government-scam.com/cart/ and possibly other sites. There is also a credit-card shaped USB stick that Etienne-squared calls a “Liberator” after the famous WW2 stamped gun that some few people in occupied Europe received by air drops (and its more recent 3D printed version that made Cody Wilson famous enough to be entrapped by the government). Etienne-squared adds a white lotus flower to the Liberator gun image to indicate the zero aggression principle is part of the philosophy in which he believes.

Thick Red Line

If you believe, as I do, that paramedics, fire fighters, some sheriffs, and possibly a few police officers are not eager to enforce victimless crimes, are appalled at the current tyranny, and want to work with their neighbours to make things right, then you might like a related project, Thick Red Line. It is spearheaded and conceived by the another fellow, Howard Lichtman. It is a group that has gotten a lot of interest from around the world recently, because it is a dramatically different take on the “de-fund the police” nonsense being emitted by the Marxists these days.

Thick Red Line is trying to build bridges between freedom activists and free market oriented members of the first responders communities. I think it is a good idea, and worth looking into. Like all freedom activist groups, there is a need for raising money, so you’ll find an appeal for funds on the site.

Art of Liberty

Another one of the important projects Howard has proposed is to get information about freedom and how government is a scam to tens of thousands of people in New Hampshire, who were already in the state when people from the Free State Project began to move there. Howard calls it the “pre-state project” and the goal is to coordinate with freedom enthusiasts who live in New Hampshire. Done right, it would involve hundreds of thousands of packages sent to and distributed amongst freedom enthusiasts all over the state, and that means potentially millions of dollars would be needed.

At our meeting, I said to Howard that we don’t have time to focus on only one state. We need a global insurgency for freedom, and that means, to me, at least sixteen states should be included in that work, not only New Hampshire. So, I believe Art of Liberty would do well to set the goal of raising $90 million to do everything that can be done in as many states as possible. That is, yes, a lot of money, though it pales in comparison to the trillions being used to destroy the world economy, end the businesses of millions of Americans, and enslave humanity.

Which States, Though?

Well, to be candid, I don’t think Hawai’i nor New Jersey are going to be livable places for freedom lovers after this coming year, except in the somewhat nuanced sense that people live, for a while, in death camps. Shown above in bright green are the sixteen states of New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Kentucky, and West Virginia. Some parts of other states might work, too, and those would be found in blue on the above map, though I don’t think King County, Washington, or Cook County, Illinois (for examples) are properly the deep blue shown on the above map.

What I will say is that if we want a freedom network to get going, the time to be building it is now, and has been for several years. Happily, groups like Derrick Broze’s Conscious Resistance and Freedom Cells, and groups like the Caledonia group first announced in this publication in November 2018, have been building for some time.

Howard’s book on Government, the biggest scam, also talks about crypto-currencies, which I continue to believe are helping many people make some efforts to use alternatives to government money. I’m with EC Riegel on the idea that governments, because they produce nothing but theft and waste and corruption and death, are the worst people to be issuing money. The existing thousands of competing currencies created since 2009 illustrate, in my opinion, ways in which people are able to make better money without government. I particularly like LTC, BTC, and ARRR if anyone is asking.

Thus we get to the end of this review. I think you should support the work Howard is doing. I think you should get involved. Buy his book. Send money to his outfits. Join the Thick Red Line. Be a part of a freedom community, including the ones I’m working on in Oklahoma and Texas.

I’m told that there are people in South Africa who want my help with a freedom community, and I’m available to help. Also happy to pay commissions to people who book me gigs.

We are never going to get back the world we had in March 2019. I’m not even sorry, because I did not like how things were going then, and I’m resolved not to dwell on how bad things were for many people at the time. Whether you view those as good days or not, you have to see that what is planned by the oligarchy for your future does not include a return to those halcyon days. Even if you wanted them back.

We have been, I believe, in the early phases of a war since 7 October 2019, and in some ways ever since 1745. It is a war by globalists whose predecessors financed Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, and believe they own and operate the deep state agencies of the GCHQ, CIA, FBI, and NSA. It is a war against you, against your family, against your freedom.

Keep in mind that the path before us does not frighten me, at all. Why not? Because I know that we are not here because of what lies ahead of us, but because of the path behind us.

Since 1745, the globalists have created Jean Jacques Rousseau’s fictional Social Contract, invented socialism and communism, hired Karl Marx to write about communism, started a world war of 1756 to 1763, a world war of 1775 to 1785, a world war of 1914-1991 (in reality) which included another world war of 1939 to 1945 and a “cold war.” They aren’t very nice people. They really want you dead, or enslaved, or both.

So to quote a favourite film: “Come with me if you want to live.”

Free the slaves. Stop the wars. End the state. You’ll be glad you did.

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Jim Davidson is an author, entrepreneur, actor, and director. He is the vision director of HoustonSpaceSociety.net You can find him on Twitter.com/planetaryjim as well as Pocket.app and Flote.app also as planetaryjim. He appreciates any support you can provide as times are very difficult. See the Paypal link on this page. Or email your humble author to offer other choices. This week Jim learned that SubscribeStar.com/planetaryjim is working, so he’ll be adding new things there soon. Visit IglooLuau.com for more information. Those seeking a multi-jurisdiction multi-hop VPN for communications privacy please visit https://secure.cryptohippie.com/houstonspacesociety.php For those seeking colloidal silver try ppmSilver.com/Jim Ask Jim about CryptoWealth. Coming soon: FreedomLandDAO.com – under construction. Just arrived: FreedomDeFiSoftware.com

LSR Notes: 2/26/21

It happens … it just does …

“Inadvertent consequential mishaps: they happen …” – Dr. Freckles

Goya’s Saturn: “Flatten the CURVE!”

MOAR EAGLES (soon CREAGLES) …

there goes another Bald Eagle … only 20 feet above my building … being chased by … or … more interesting? forming coalitions with the crow and the seagull and the pigeon … ???

(what are you up to bald eagles ….)

MY GOD!

THE BALD EAGLES ARE BUILDING DUMPSTER FIRE ARMIES FROM THE SKIES!

Lady Gaga’s Dog …

Theory: Lady Gaga’s dog was forced to do some really nasty ass South Park Mr. Slave Lemmiwinks bullshit … and the DOG RAN AWAY FROM HOME.

LSR Notes: 2/25/21

Fatalism

I’m not strictly a “fatalist”, but it’s hard to imagine this time, our time, in other terms. The fatalism of a 1940’s film noir classic, where some man or woman or couple are running down some dimly lit street, being chased by some unknown force … always looking back to see.

LSR Notes: 2/24/21

Manson seems normal … now (dfgtc.org/m)

MOAR on Ecclesiastes …

Book of Ecclesiastes summarized further:

“A lot of the stuff we think is important is crap. The stuff that IS important, we treat like crap.”

Being fooled by EVIL …

“Something every person has in common: Evil seeks to fool us, and we sometimes get fooled.” – Dr. Freckles

Zainesville …

I want to be 20 times worse than ZAINESVILLE …

LSR Notes: 2/23/21

Selling dirt …

there are people selling dirt, on YouTube … They say it’s “for your gut” … But it’s probably plastic bits and broken glass and metal shavings … and this is ok?

Manson: “I told you …”

Guns and CIVIL WAR and SUPER RIGIDITY …

They collected all the guns in the UK … but did they?

They collected all the guns in Australia … but did they?

I think we’re going to find out pretty soon …

An acquaintance of mine told me 5 years ago that it was “no big deal” to get an AK-47 in Belfast .. “easy as fuck” …

Back in the early 60’s the CIA was like “fuck, missile gap” – this was bullshit …

Back in the mid 80’s the CIA was like “fuck, the USSR is going to be around for a long time” – it fell a few years later …

So FORGIVE ME if I don’t trust every statist narrative.

What if 1861/USA was a time of historical super rigidity – they system wasn’t stable, but it was so rigid it might not shift … to say “civil war”. Imagine if instead of “civil war” we’d had “civil cold war”?

(we have a CIVIL COLD WAR right now)

(this is also true)

Beautiful failure …

“Sometimes I can’t help but to look at the world and see beautiful FAILURE …” – Dr. Freckles

Maggie Q … “People always look at me …”

MQ: “And they wonder … is she gonna have a salad? … NO … I eat babies …”

105 year old beats covid! … and MONKEYS dance on MARS!

UNIBROW!

Orca whales gone MAD …

“One expert has suggested a harpoon strike by poachers has sparked ‘revenge attacks’ from a rogue orca pod.”

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/13191249/brit-sailor-orcas-attack-boat-portugal/

https://phys.org/news/2020-09-puzzled-group-crazy-killer-whales.html

Salmon …

https://phys.org/news/2021-02-temperatures-death-sentence-pacific-salmon.html

Inflation …

https://www.lockportjournal.com/opinion/bob-confer-inflation-gone-wild/article_f4b92c3a-c871-5a83-9300-7a512909eede.html

Shaving …

https://nypost.com/2021/02/20/danish-woman-says-she-wont-shave-mustache-trim-unibrow/?utm_medium=SocialFlow&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter

Coca Cola …

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/coca-cola-confirms-training-employees-try-be-less-white

Seattle Bald Eagles …

Link to article NYT

Earthworms …

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/shortcuts/2019/may/20/its-not-just-about-the-bees-earthworms-need-love-too