Tail of the Dragon; The beast released

Today is the day!

Tail of the Dragon has finally been released!

I already wrote a review of the book a few weeks ago. I got a chance to read an early copy of it since my father-in-law is the author who wrote it.

Rich Hoffman and I have a lot in common. I met his daughter when we were both very young. Over the years he has been a mentor to me, and I have learned a great deal about philosophy and mythology from him.

Over the years Brooke and I have supported him in all his endeavors and we have worked on various different video shoots together. A couple of weeks ago we designed a T-shirt for him to promote the book. In a couple of weeks these T-shirts will become available to anyone who wishes to buy one, so stay tuned!

Rich has a very good way of sifting through the stagnation of society and cutting straight to the chase. His viewpoints on the freedom of man and of government intrusion are very similar to my own. I came from a different upbringing and I don’t see eye to eye with him on everything that he thinks, but using critical thinking, I understand almost everything he says and does.

Our current government has become too encroaching on our lives and has been using us as cash cows for not only taxes but also for petty fines in the form of speeding tickets. This is something that greatly irks the both of us, and something which ‘Rick’ fights in ‘Tail of the Dragon’

Are you tired of the cops pulling you over for silly reasons? Are you tired of getting speeding tickets when you pose no real danger to other drivers? Are you tired of the government getting its grubby hands all over your hard earned money?

If you’re tired of the government telling you what to do and what not to do, and clamping down on those who rebel. Then I suggest you order it online!

I don’t just say that because I am related to the author, I genuinely mean it. When I read the original manuscript, I literally couldn’t put it down. I was blazing from page to page just to see what happens.

With many blurbs from various well known people, from the co-author of ‘A Patriots Guide to American History’ to ‘Doc Thompson’ you can be sure that this book is no fluke.

You will enjoy ‘Tail of the Dragon’ it is a non-stop heart racing chase around the Smoky Mountains, with death defying driving against a tyrannical government.

I suggest you go out and buy yourself a copy today!

Stockholm syndrome

Many voters on both sides of the political spectrum are currently experiencing ‘Stockholm syndrome’.

Mitt Romney has a terrible record as governor of Massachusetts, and so does US House Representative Paul Ryan. And yet now that they are on the campaign trail they say a few nice things that make us feel good, and the republicans support them.

The same is true with the Democrats. Barack Obama has been a terrible president, and yet his supporters still root for him as the lesser of two evils, even  though he passed the NDAA act and kept our troops over seas.

George Bush was supposed to be a moderate conservative and yet he massively increased spending, the debts, government and he started two wars. Obama is a continuation of that presidency, and Mitt Romney is an expansion and continuation of that further. And yet we see people on both sides clinging strongly to their statist candidates because they are afraid of what ‘the other side’ might do if elected to office. Rather than realize that their own party is as damaging to their livelihoods and freedoms as ‘the other side’.

We are now expected to vote through fear of what the other side might do if allowed to get office, rather than realizing that both are wrong and will only harm us.

The republican establishment showed last week that it is not interested in your constitutional rights, they laid out in plain sight this year that they are only interested in unbridled power. The RNC prevented Ron Paul from speaking, and shut down any chance of him being nominated.

We have heard that “we need to vote in Romney in first! Then we can influence him!” which sounds like something Nancy Pelosi would say “we need to vote for it first before we read it”.

We’ve now got people thinking that Mitt Romney is a good manager and thinking outside of the box for picking Ryan as a fiscal conservative, which is completely unfounded, given his voting record.

Paul Ryan is not a good man, and is beginning to show his colors again while campaigning. Remember that Paul Ryan practically begged for the auto bailouts:

Mitt Romney chose to shun Ron Paul, who, if only he’d been allowed to speak, and his delegates been allowed to share their voices and concerns, may well have put their support behind him. Instead he choose to put up Clint Eastwood, whom I admire greatly. But Mitt Romney’s Dirty Harry stunt backfired. The liberal media of course derided the speech, but interestingly, so did the conservative media including Glenn Beck. This has helped to expose the fallacy of the left/right media paradigm, and has exposed that they are all corrupt. Not only that, but Clint Eastwood’s speech overshadowed Mitt Romney’s highly edited, polished and robotic speech which was very vague and didn’t specify how to actually fix the economy or return lost liberties to the nation.

It’s very telling of what the republican establishment is doing, when they’d rather have an old man talk to a chair in front of the crowd, than allow another old man to talk about the future of the party and how to restore liberties. I liked the things that Clint said as much as the things Ron say’s, but I’ll stick with Ron on not endorsing Romney.

In a time when information is available everywhere, ignorance is a choice.

I would encourage you to learn about the candidates, what they stand for, and to look at what the power structure is doing in each party.

The republicans are already showing their true colors again. They did nothing good for the country during the Bush administration, and now that they are close to having full power of the house, senate and presidency, they are showing once again what fumbling fools they are. They are simply a milder version of the democrats. Think of Bud light and Budweiser, there’s not much difference in the two of them.

Many people who are over sixty years old believe that anyone but Obama will be good for the country, but they cannot support their arguments with facts, only rhetoric, and memories from the good old days of Eisenhower and Reagan. On the opposite end of the spectrum you have the people who are under forty, almost all of whom support Ron Paul, and are beginning to understand that both parties are deeply flawed and do not follow the constitution.

The liberals were infiltrated by statist ideas a long time ago, and it has become very obvious. The infiltration of the right is less obvious, but it has happened.

The Overton window is a political theory that describes as a narrow “window” the range of ideas that the public will respond to as acceptable, and that the political viability of an idea is primarily defined by this rather than individual preferences of a given politician. It is named after its originator, Joseph P. Overton, former vice president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. At any given moment, the “window” includes a range of policies considered to be politically acceptable in the current climate of public opinion, which a politician can recommend without being considered too “extreme” or outside the mainstream to gain or keep public office.

So how do we escape the perpetual downward trend of statism? The first thing to do is to recognize the problem. This chart will help you figure out where you stand on liberties and freedoms:

Take the quiz and see where you rank!

Libertarians offer an alternative answer to our current problems. You might even be a libertarian yourself.

There is only one escape option left for the nation right now, and that is a 3rd party candidacy. Ron Paul was our last chance to steer the republican party from within.

FROM DR RON PAUL

8.27.12

As we enter the fall political season, we will hear a great deal of rhetoric from both major political parties and their many candidates for office. It’s important for us to remember, however, that words can be made meaningless by misuse or overuse. And when we as citizens allow politicians to obscure the truth by distorting words, we diminish ourselves and our nation.

For example, we’ve all heard politicians use the words “democracy” and “freedom” countless times. They are used interchangeably in modern political discourse, yet their true meanings are very different. They have become what George Orwell termed “meaningless words”. Words like “freedom,” “democracy,” and “justice,” Orwell explained, have been abused for so long that their original meanings have been eviscerated. In Orwell’s view, such words were “often used in a consciously dishonest way.” Without precise meanings behind words, politicians and elites can obscure reality and condition people to reflexively associate certain words with positive or negative perceptions. In other words, unpleasant facts can be hidden behind purposely meaningless language. As just one example, Americans have been conditioned to accept the word “democracy” as a synonym for freedom. Thus we are conditioned to believe that democracy is always and everywhere benevolent. The problem is that democracy is not freedom. Democracy is simply majoritarianism, which is inherently incompatible with freedom. While our Constitution certainly features certain democratic mechanisms, it also features inherently undemocratic mechanisms like the First Amendment and the Electoral College. America is a constitutional republic, not a democracy. Yet we’ve been bombarded with the meaningless word “democracy” for so long that few Americans understand the difference. If we intend to use the word freedom in an honest way, we should have the simple integrity to give it real meaning: Freedom is living without government coercion. So when a politician talks about freedom or liberty–regardless of the issue being discussed– ask yourself whether he is advocating more government force or less. The words “liberal” and “conservative” have also been abused. “Liberalism,” which once stood for civil, political, and economic liberties, has become a synonym for omnipotent coercive government. Liberalism has been redefined to mean liberation from material wants, always via a large and benevolent government that exists to create equality on earth. “Conservatism,” meanwhile, once meant respect for tradition and distrust of active government. But in recent decades conservatism has been redefined as support for big-government grandiosity via military adventurism, corporatism, and inflationary monetary policy. The modern political right has redefined conservatism into support for an all-powerful central state, provided that the state furthers supposedly conservative goals. Orwell certainly was right about the use of meaningless words in politics. Our task, therefore, is to reclaim our language and reclaim our liberties. If we hope to remain free, we must cut through the fog and attach concrete meanings to the words politicians use to deceive us.
I hope my posts are somewhat of a counsel to those who are rubbing their eyes in disbelief. I know its hard to give up ideas you’ve held for so long about certain people and certain parties, but the cause of liberty and freedom is worth the sacrifice. I’d rather be told a cold hard truth and learn to live with it, than to be told a comforting lie, only to have its bitterness slowly seep in over time and rot from the inside out.
Do not be discouraged, do not be upset, once you have learned what has happened to both sides of the two party system, you can begin to rebuild your ideas and share them with others. There are many good intellectual libertarian websites out there where you can learn more, and do your part to return liberty and free market concepts to this once free nation.
The time for a third party has come. The time to restore liberties is now. We must restore this nation. Give me liberty or give me death!

Libertarians light the way

There were two things to be taken away from the Republican National Convention in Tampa this week.

One is that the Republican leadership is completely corrupt and does not support the base whatsoever.

The second is that we now live in a police state.

My generation has grown up during the Bush and Obama administrations, and cannot tell the difference between them. We cannot tell the difference between Obama and Romney, and we see through the political spin and pandering. They are all part of the same corrupt bipartisan establishment.

The way we see it; our parents and grandparents generations have lost their way, they believe the lesser of two evils is the way to go.

It has become apparent that only we can forge the future, and that if we don’t, the country will only fall ever deeper into a collective police state abyss.

We understand the free market system as much as the conservatives, and perhaps more so, because we know that our foreign policy is deeply flawed and that the more we trade with other nations instead of bomb them, and the more we cut taxes across the board, the bigger the economy will grow. Libertarians are not liberals, libertarians are capitalists, and believe in fiscal responsibility.

Lady liberty shines her light on the libertarian party. Only 12% of colonists fought the British during the war of independence. The liberty movement is growing, and with shameful acts of aggression from Romney’s people during the republican caucuses, we are now emboldened further in our cause to return liberty to this nation.

We must light the way, because all other policies and parties have failed. Darkness covers the land, and we must become the shining beacon in the night.

If the Tea Parties are successful in electing Romney to president, they will have become the very thing they swore to defeat only a couple of years ago.

In order to win, the libertarians must act like Jedi from Star Wars and use logic and non-violence to expose the shortcomings of both democratic and republican parties. With the DHS stocking up on over a billion rounds of hollow point ammunition, we simply cannot afford to start bloodshed.

People like ‘The Minister of Truth’ are the future of this nation. Here is a black man who is not only railing against Obama, but all the shenanigans of the republican party. ‘TMOT’ understands what true liberty is. I am honored to have found such a person out there in the world. TMOT shows that there is no greater weapon on earth than the human soul on fire.

We libertarians have many prominent voices out there. Ron Paul was our rallying call, and Gary Johnson is now our choice for president. There are many leaders and voices for liberty across the world wide web and in our communities. No matter what the republican establishment tries to tamp out dissent, it will only back fire on them.

We are the future of this country, we are the republicans if they will have us, and if not we’ll do it by ourselves. We have drawn a line in the sand, as the founding fathers did, and we have the constitution and another 200 years of economics and studies of governments and liberties behind us to embolden our views. We will rebuild this country, whether we get started this election or not. Libertarians light the way.

The lesser of two evils

When George Bush left office, the country was in worse shape than when he started. The deficits had sky rocketed, government had grown exponentially and millions of Americans had been laid off. During Obama’s presidency, the deficit has skyrocketed, government has grown, and millions of Americans are still without jobs. During Mitt Romney’s time at Bain capital and as Governor of Massachusetts, debt was created and thousands of workers lost their jobs. Do we really think that voting in ‘the lesser of two evils’ is going to solve our problems?

Does the lesser of two evils simply mean the better of two liars?

I have published a few articles now about why Romney is no good, and how he is not a job creator. And my father-in-law has published many articles on how Obama is no good, and is not a job creator either. Romney is a looter. Obama is a Moocher. There is not much difference between them except that Romney came from a very good upbringing and should know better. What he does is purposeful and evil. Obama gives the impression that he does what he thinks is right. That does not make him better, but to use a Star Wars analogy Barack Obama is like Darth Vader, and by comparison Mitt Romney is Chancellor Palpatine. He says the right things, and tells us he will unite the country, yet his real intentions are far more sinister. If you look at his past at Bain Capital and as Governor of Massachusetts, what he did during those years, the people he looted from, the families and communities he actively destroyed, you will see a path of intended destruction. I shudder to think what his presidency would be like.

I’ve already pointed out that there’s no difference between Obama and Romney’s voting records and that they stand for the same things. But what Mitt Romney has done in the past and continues to do, is to loot others in the extreme. He and his acquaintances are the reason we are in this financial mess to begin with. Romney cares about no-one except himself. There is a difference between true gold standard backed capitalism, and the vulture crony capitalism that Mitt Romney practices; the kind that has destroyed the infrastructure of this country, and left once great cities like Gary Indiana completely gutted.

Can we survive another four years of Obama? Perhaps. We’ve already managed the first four. Can we survive four to eight years of Romney? I highly doubt it.

It’s not just that Mitt Romney’s fundamentals and credentials are deeply flawed, and that his business sense is to loot and plunder and destroy companies. It’s his foreign stance too. He has said that Russia is our number one Geo-political foe. Ladies and Gentlemen, this is not the 1980’s anymore, there is no cold war. The Russians are incapable of launching an assault on us, and have no intentions to. As of right now, Russia is heading deeper into capitalism, free markets and freedom, while we are running in the opposite direction. That is truly sad.

Another thing to consider is that Mitt Romney shares friendship with the likes of Benjamin Netanyahu, who wants to bomb Iran based on an unfounded threat. Mitt Romney is extremely dangerous, and he is certainly not a fiscal conservative or a constitutional answer to Obama.

I have provided much information that shows that Romney is no better, and indeed could be far worse than Obama.

The question is; what will you do?

Are we going to vote out Darth Vader and replace him with the Emperor himself? Remember that the worst leaders in history always start out by appealing to the voters with a way to save them.

Are we voting out one evil to instal a worse one?

Ask yourself whether there is any real difference between the two candidates, and ask yourself this;

Shall I vote for evil? Shall I vote for liars? Shall I continue to vote in a downward trend?

Or should you vote for liberty? Should you vote to live free? And how can we achieve this?

I say that anyone who is on the fence, disenfranchised by both parties, or simply wants a return to sound economics and individual liberties, should stand up, united under the cause of the liberty movement, and vote for Gary Johnson.

Gary Johnson is registered in all 50 states, and is sort of a backup plan for the Ron Paul supporters. Ron and Gary both share very similar ideas, and like each others work.

Can Gary Johnson win? Yes he can, with 1/3 democrat and 1/3 republican voters going to the polls, we can split the vote on both sides and turn both established parties on their heads.

Will Gary Johnson win? Probably not; because most people haven’t heard of him, and many more are clinging to the idea that Mitt Romney is somehow better than Obama and somehow the lesser of two evils. Whether we win the election or not, the more people who join us and become part of the liberty movement, the bigger the sledgehammer will be to take to the dam that both parties have built around our liberties.

I will be part of the movement which changes the history of this country for the better. I will be one of those who finally puts a big crack in the criminals dam.

I invite you to join me and the many others in the liberty movement. Together; let’s smash the dam and bring the water back to the tree of liberty.

Ron Paul Revolutionaries for Gary Johnson 2012!