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.
Saturday, April 9, 2016
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EV_gXDgTwxI I had actually met and interacted with Martin Droll online , for a number of years. We met while playing a political role play game , called "Jennifer Government Nationstates" . We did not always agree on everything. For one he had come to express support for racial separatism , while I did not. While since then I have come to understand , and support the idea of self determination for all of the various communities , I still have always favored integration. But I feel that no one should be killed like that , no matter what their point of view. And furthermore , this news , which I just now found out about , makes me feel all the more suspicious that the surveillance state has been keeping me under their radar as well , due in part at least to my association with Martin Droll. So I will be especially taking precautions to prevent the secret police from potentially targeting me for an assassination , and/or disappearance. Rest in peace my comrade. You will be remembered by me as the first casualty of our shared revolutionary cause of libertarian communism. And though your life has ended , the revolution still lives on in our hearts.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Recently social media has been abuzz about a musical performance at a Donald Trump campaign rally , which featured an all girl electronic pop group singing his praises https://www.facebook.com/FOX10Phoenix/videos/958069764241571/?pnref=story . It has been compared to such spectacles as the Nazi rally in Nuremburg , as dramatized in this scene from the film "The Book Thief" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c-n-8Li5ZE. In all fairness though , lest we forget , yours prior there was controversy when some childrten's choir , not to my knowledge even connected to the Obama for America campaign , sang a song acclaiming Barack Obama as being a great hero https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtGrp5MbzAI . I think that this display in support of Pres. Obama was even more so quasi-fascisthttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wOtGr1JFCnE. I call out equally both sides of the aisle whenever I detect any creeping fascism . Even when the notion of freedom is invoked. After all , the National Socialist German Workers Party was for a time called the Freedom Movement https://en.m.wikipedia.org/.../National_Socialist_Freedom.... And as Sinclair Lewis asserted , http://quotespictures.com/.../when-fascism-comes-to.... So there , now perhaps I've simultaneously offended both Republicans and Democrats alike. But aside from a few factions of the two respective major political parties , such as for example the libertarian leaning Democratic Freedom Caucus , and the Republican Liberty Caucus , it seems to me that increasingly the one is turning into the Republican Fascist Party https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_Fascist_Party , and the other the Democratic Fascist Party https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Fascist_Party . I feel that liberal fascism of the left , as well as conservative fascism of the right are both undesirable , and are characteristic of two sides of the same third positionhttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Position. I believe that if you feel inclined to vote , it is usually best to vote for minor party candidates , such as those of the Green Party , on the left , and for those of my American readership whom are right-libertarians , the Libertarian Party. Both of these opposition parties I feel espouse genuine liberalism. The former social liberalism /left-libertarianism , and the latter classical liberalism / right-libertarianism.
Monday, January 4, 2016
https://www.rt.com/…/327762-armed-bundy-militia-oregon-ran…/ ,http://abcnews.go.com/…/peaceful-protest-oregon-wildlife-re…. I have multiple feelings on this. The obvious point to make is that this goes to show the insurrectionary nature of the hard right in contrast to the dissident left. It seems as if ever since the failed armed resistance of the likes of the Weather Underground , the far left has overwhelmingly come to reject invoking the right of revolution , as we've largely deemed it to be ineffective , if not unethical , especially under current circumstances . Instead we tend to favor such non-violent tactics as set forth by Gene Sharpe http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12522848 ,http://www.aeinstein.org/…/198-methods-of-nonviolent-action/. With all that being said though , my send response to this is what took so long ? Our nation has suffered under the tyrannical usurpation of secret police power since at least the George W. Bush administration , in regards to both the enaction of the P.A.T.R.I.O.T Acthttps://www.eff.org/issues/patriot-act , and the National Defense Authorization Act https://www.stopndaa.org/aboutndaa/.Plus these pieces of legislation do not merely pose a threat to civil liberty under due process of law , some dissidents have actually been targeted by the federal authorities since then . Namely these left-libertarians /anarchistshttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ctdn9xVXSo8. So where were the militias when these anti-government activists in Oregon were being repressed by the Federals ? This is of course a rhetorical question. I imagine that in the event that a Republican is elected to replace Pres. Obama , this Oath Keepers movement will fade away , just as the constitutional militia movement before it https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_Keepers ,https://en.m.wikipedia.org/…/Constitutional_militia_movement. The militia movement in the U.S.A. has an obvious ideological bias that is strictly opposed to the perceived excesses of political power coming from the left , and is willfully oblivious , at the least , if not supportive of authoritarianism of the right. This has been my impression , based upon my own personal observations as a libertarian socialist from a Christian right familial background , whom remembers the concerns that militant conservatives of the Patriot movement https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriot_movement had about then President Bill Clinton . These same supposed opponents to the Federal government did not however seem to be as hostile if at all to the actions of George W. Bush's presidential administration . As a final note , I am aware of an ongoing movement for regional autonomy and freedom in the Pacific Northwest , called Cascadia https://en.m.wikipedia.org/…/Cascadia_(independence_movemen…. And perhaps another civil war might not be inconceivable . However the primary problem I feel that such a revolutionary war would have is that the rebels would be trying to largely recreate the Civil War , and /or the American War of Independence , while the U.S. military machinery would be fighting using technology and tactics out of Star Wars. I seriously feel like I am living in some sort of science fiction dystopia . It's just so unreal , yet happening just the same.