I just recently discovered a free public domain audio book on YouTube of this book by Gene Sharp on how to go about carrying out a non-violent democratic revolution . So I just thought that I would post a link here , for whom ever might be interested https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ko19yrrE7o&t=4630s . I am starting to tend to believe that non-violent resistance is preferable , and even more effective than armed struggle . As the late John Lennon put it “When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor.” - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=F8o2ajR5x8s So while I still recognize , and respect the natural right of self defense , and the right of revolution , I also feel that it's best to use as little force as possible in the process . This article best sums up my general attitude towards the use of violence http://www.commonsenseethics.com/blog/what-everyone-ought-to-know-about-violence-and-self-defense .
Monday, April 23, 2018
I just recently saw this program on RT https://www.rt.com/shows/americas-lawyer/424548-dhs-texas-media-affair/ . One of the things discussed was how the Department of Homeland Security has been monitoring various forms of news media , including blogs . So I wasn't off base in feeling concerned over the possibility of state repression .
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Sunday, August 20, 2017
I have come out of my hiatus here , at least temporarily , in order to comment on the violent clashes which transpired recently in Charlottesville , Virginia .< http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-charlottesville-witnesses-20170815-story.html , http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/charlottesville-white-supremacist-rally-erupts-in-violence-w497446> > I , among others , I have noticed the parallels between such recent ongoing developments with the Weimar Republic in Germany , and its political violence < http://tracinskiletter.com/2017/05/16/weimar-america/ , https://newmatilda.com/2016/03/07/are-these-the-dying-days-of-weimar-america/ , http://www.salon.com/2017/04/27/trolling-for-a-race-war-neo-nazis-are-trying-to-bait-leftist-antifa-activists-into-violence-and-radicalize-white-people/ > In my opinion , we on the left , who are anti-fascist , like anyone have the natural right to stand our ground in defense of both ourselves and others . However , in accordance with the principle of non-aggression , we should not set out to initiate altercation . But this brings to mind a critical question , at exactly what point should we fight back ? My one time karate sensei told the class that in a no holds barred street fight we should strike first , fast , and hard , once attack seems imminent , so as to gain momentum , and overcome . But , if and when we do so , the alt-right militants will then assert that we struck them first , and that consequently they were defending themselves . So the point at which push comes to shove can be ambiguous . I feel that it's best for counter demonstrators to first give fair warning , before engaging in such battles . That way at least people can't honestly claim that we were instigating hostilities . Also I feel that the point of counter demonstrations should be to display people power over making a show of brute force . But as I stated before , we as both persons and as a movement do have the right , and I will dare say duty , to use proportionate force to repel any assailants . And then , if our enemies on the reactionary alt-right still try to play the victim , in a ploy for sympathy , we can legitimately set the record straight , as this activist , and journalist did , in respects to Charlottesville https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/16/charlottesville-violence-right-left-trump . As a final note , I am not entirely surprised by asinine authorities in such countries as the United States of America making an equivalency between the alt-right and the anti-fascist counter demonstrators . As I have mentioned before , under the zero tolerance policy of schools , students whom fight back against bullies have been ending up getting punished themselves < http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2015/04/23/texas-bullying-victim-gets-suspended-from-school-for-defending-self-parents-sue/ ( ironically from Breitbart even) , http://abcnews.go.com/US/texas-dad-protests-son-suspended-standing-bully/story?id=17482938 , http://bulletproofcourier.blogspot.com/2011/03/school-bullying-victim-fights-back.html?m=1 , http://nypost.com/2015/09/25/teen-decks-bully-who-punched-blind-student-then-is-suspended/ , https://ruclip.com/video/LNt8lBFFciQ/student-in-trouble-for-standing-up-to-bully.html > To which I will respond to with a link to this song . https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_s-Qk07KxA . Violence is not wrong , in and of itself , it's the surrounding context that determines its moral value . P.S. For those whom are not adverse to exercising the right to bear firearms , in defense of ones self , and community , this group seems good I think . < https://www.redneckrevolt.org/ , http://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/guns-are-fine-racism-is-not-armed-redneck-lefties-are-waging-a-different-kind-of-war-on-fascism/ , https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-AG-bwPUv1s > And also , for everyone , including those with scruples against resorting to using armed force , there is the White Rose Revolt . < http://www.whiteroserevolt.com/?page_id=18 > Either way , we who are genuine advocates of liberty and justice for all , must organize in order to resist the new fascism which has arisen in the United States .
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
http://www.politicususa.com/2017/01/26/america-fascist-trump-republican-regime.html , http://alternativemediasyndicate.com/2017/01/31/trump-testing-countrys-willingness-capitulate-fascist-regime/ , http://www.salon.com/2017/01/25/donald-trump-threatens-to-impose-martial-law-in-chicago-and-it-may-be-over-a-feud-with-rahm-emanuel/ Well it finally seems apparent that the increased usurpation of executive power by the federal government has culminated in the rise of a regime that is approaching that of unabashed fascism . All that I have to say , other that what I had previously posted here in this blog , concerning the respective administrations of George W. Bush , and Barack Obama , in criticism of their policies , and tactics to resist them , is that the current president , Donald Trump is eroding the constitutional system of checks and balances , that he has so vainly sworn to uphold , in his oath of office , and in regards to Chicago , for what it's worth , is planning to infringe upon the Posse Comitatus Act https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posse_Comitatus_Act . But now that the dreaded doomsday of dictatorship has descended upon this land , I think that it is likely that this shall be my final post to this blog , for the sake of my own personal security . Especially since I seriously believe that I might already be on a watch list , my immediate family members are all registered Republicans , whom voted for Trump , and to continue to blog against the schemes of the powers that be I would have to bug out and move away , thereby going underground . I mean I might still come back to comment on developments from time to time , but probably to be on the safe side it will be after relocating to an undisclosed location . But nevertheless , I shall be a committed part of the political resistance , using in particular my skills as a certificated paralegal , which I now have recently become . So in my possible absence , here are some links to some information resources . https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rKhdSqU0p_M , https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCxpfmCp2Z9VPTO7eWV6ebzQ , https://m.youtube.com/user/SecularTalk , https://m.youtube.com/user/TheYoungTurks . Note none of these resources are specifically left-libertarian , the way that this blog has strived to be , but they are still relevant , and useful just the same . P.S. Just thought I would mention , in case anyone might be wondering , though I do not support the Republican Fascist Party , I do not as a whole back the so called Democrats either . And in the latest presidential election , I as a Bookchinian Communalist voted for the Green party candidate , Jill Stein . I think that I very well might even change my party registration to Green , at the next primary election , which is when one must do so , here in the state of Ohio . But as I have stated before , I hold no automatic animosity towards those of other political parties , or even no party affiliation . Just so long as you resist this tyranny however you best deem fit , and as peacefully , and lawfully as remains practicable . So goodbye for now , and quite possibly forever .
Thursday, September 8, 2016
http://www.trueactivist.com/private-mercenaries-attack-native-american-pipeline-protest-maul-protesters-including-children/ What else can I say about this that I haven't already said ? This is yet another in a long line of abuses committed by corporate and state power colluding together in stifling the struggle of the people for justice . These Amerindians are not even going on the war path . I can only hope that such a travesty upon this land and it's native born people's can be successfully overcome by peaceable methods . But I also acknowledge the natural right to both self defense and revolution , under certain circumstances . Civil disobedience should be the primary and preliminary means of resistance in my view . However , as Pres. Kennedy put it , " Those who would make peaceful change impossible make violent change inevitable ." We must all act to safeguard the health of the environment , and the rights of all people's , by all means necessary and proper .
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
http://rare.us/story/giuliani-is-lying-about-the-terrorist-watch-list-to-promote-a-shameful-plan-to-track-citizens/ The only additional points I have to add to this good , thorough article is that the government has been monitoring persons of concern , without ever charging then with any crime , for many years now. As anyone who's been reading my blog should know by now the various levels of government repeatably target various figures and groups for a Crack down , no matter how innocuous they might be . For instance , even Martin Luther King , Jr. was monitored , and intimidated by federal agents , as it turned out . So I feel that this is just another in a long line of examples of the overbearing , and repressive nature of the U.S. government . Such actions are , and would be infringements upon the civil rights of privacy , and due process . And it will not simply stop at keeping a heavy hand upon Islamic extremists either , but likely any and all would be dissidents , and perhaps even eventually all of the entire society . So I consider this to be the creeping rise of a secret police state.