A Line In The Sand: The Texas Independence Rally

February 28, 2011

courtesy Texas Nationalist Movement

(Editor’s Note: I have written lots of articles about the Texas Nationalist Movement. The most recent is HERE. The TNM is the premier secessionist organization on the North American continent. No other organization even comes close to their professionalism, focus, energy and RESULTS. In my opinion, only Texas has a chance to gain independence and nationhood in the foreseeable future.

The BIG rally is March 5th in Austin. If you can be there, be there on March 5th. That’s this coming Saturday, friends.)

March 5, 2011 is the 175th anniversary of William Barret Travis drawing the line in the sand at the Alamo. On this day, Texans will draw another line in the sand for the Texas Legislature.

Article 1 Section 1 of the Texas Constitution reads:

“Texas is a free and independent State, subject only to the Constitution of the United States, and the maintenance of our free institutions and the perpetuity of the Union depend upon the pres…ervation of the right of local self-government, unimpaired to all the States.”

Article 1 Section 2 of the Texas Constitution reads:

“All political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their benefit. The faith of the people of Texas stands pledged to the preservation of a republican form of government, and, subject to this limitation only, they have at all times the inalienable right to alter, reform or abolish their government in such manner as they may think expedient.”

The Texas Legislature has allowed other states to take the lead on issues of state sovereignty and independence. It is time that we gather together and send them a message that a line in the sand has been drawn.

Whether you are a Tea Partier, Tenther or anyone else who believes in these key principles from the Texas Bill of Rights, you need to be there to send that message with us.

The cutoff for filing new bills is March 11th. This could be our last chance to move the Legislature to action in this session. Let’s show them that the freedom and independence of Texas is more important than slot machines and iffy committee assignments.

To quote Col. William Barret Travis: “I shall have to fight the enemy on his own terms, yet I am ready to do it, and if my countrymen do not rally to my relief, I am determined to perish in the defense of this place, and my bones shall reproach my country for her neglect.”

Give his sacrifice meaning. Join us at the Capitol on March 5th.

For more information email mdd@texasnationalist.com or call 800-662-1836.

Here is the final schedule and details for the Line In The Sand Rally in Austin on the 5th of March. You will notice that the parade attendance for early Saturday morning has been cancelled as many of our members and participants will be traveling. The Texas Nationalist Movement has decided to focus all our efforts on the rally and activities after the rally.

Our goal is to get the attention of the Governor and the legislators by our numbers in attendance so that they will file the bill on a referendum vote by the people of Texas on Texas Independence. To accomplish that we must get the actual bill into the hands of as many legislators as possible on that day.

Setup for speakers and music —— 12:00 NOON

Start of official rally —— 1:00PM SOUTH STEPS OF THE CAPITOL

End of rally —– 4:00PM

Toward the end of the rally the TNM will be passing out copies of the bill for the referendum vote. We are asking everyone to take one and bring it personally into the Capitol en masse and make sure that every Representative, Senator, and the Governor get a copy. If we go in as a group, they cannot ignore us.

We are asking everyone to carry your favorite Texas flag. Carry your favorite sign about Texas Independence. Wear your “blue” TNM shirt. Be loud, be proud, be demanding, and know that we are the only option left to save a true Republic.

In conclusion, we are asking everyone to get on Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, personal mail, phone, fax and face-to-face with family and friends. As you watch what is going on in the world and in the United States, you can see that it is imperative for us to gather in large numbers on the 5th. We cannot fail ourselves or Texas. We will make a difference! BE THERE!

The Astonishing Genius of Men in Tights

February 27, 2011

by Nathan Lewis

(Editor’s Note: The British Empire rose on the power of the gold standard, and the British pound was the world reserve currency. Then in the early 20th Century, Britain decoupled their money from gold and declared paper currency to be legal tender. After that, Britain lost its world pre-eminence. Sound familiar?

The chart in the article shows a period of relative stability in gold-standard money of about 200 years. And instability occurred when England left the gold standard. What does that tell you?

Would you like to see generation after generation experience sound money? Secede from the Union, establish precious metals-backed money and don’t ever leave “the gold standard.” How hard is this to understand?)

Oddly dressed luminaries two centuries ago created the kind of financial stability that today’s central bankers couldn’t possibly conceive.

During the 17th century Britain was a financial backwater. The currency was prone to periodic currency devaluations by the king, who typically wanted to escape the burden of his past obligations. As a result, credit was almost nonexistent. Interest rates for business borrowers were typically in the 13% to 18% range, typical of countries today with low-quality currencies.

The financial center of the world in those days was Amsterdam, which had used a gold standard for a century. Interest rates in Amsterdam were around 3.5% for the government and 4.5% for commercial borrowers, typical of gold-linked debt throughout history.

In 1689, with the Glorious Revolution, William of Orange became King of England. William was Dutch, but he had married Mary Stuart of the British royal family. Perhaps William, upon his arrival in London from Amsterdam, found the English financial system a little backward. He was aided by philosopher John Locke, who had fled to Amsterdam in 1683. Locke returned to England with William in 1688.

Locke argued that the English financial system could be set right if the relationships between lenders and borrowers was protected, by fixing the currency to gold. The currency would be stable in value – as stable as humanly possible. After generations of a floating currency in Britain, this was a revolutionary idea. Was such a thing even possible? Locke’s argument swayed England’s Parliament, and in 1698 England effectively began its long allegiance to the gold standard.

If there is one picture that sums up England’s 216-year (1698–1914) experience with the gold standard, it is a chart of the market yield of Consol bonds during that time. The Consol was an unusual government bond in that it never matured. These were the longest of long-term interest rates.

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Authoritarian America

February 26, 2011

Behind the Arab Revolt Is a Word We Dare Not Speak

by John Pilger

(Editor’s Note: I add articles like this one from John Pilger because they spotlight the reasons that secession is so right for individual liberty and property rights. I keep piling up the reasons that secession is the only solution for liberty. But don’t be lulled into a fairy tale that a seceded state is the answer. Any state that secedes, but fails to reject fiat money and fractional reserve banking, will soon be as corrupt as any other nation. In the founding of a new nation, you either embrace honesty or you embrace theft. There is no middle ground. Secession calls for a righteousness of purpose that I fear may not exist in the hearts and minds of those who would organize and operate a new nation.)

Shortly after the invasion of Iraq in 2003, I interviewed Ray McGovern, one of an elite group of CIA officers who prepared the President’s daily intelligence brief. McGovern was at the apex of the “national security” monolith that is American power and had retired with presidential plaudits. On the eve of the invasion, he and 45 other senior officers of the CIA and other intelligence agencies wrote to President George W. Bush that the “drumbeat for war” was based not on intelligence, but lies.

“It was 95 per cent charade,” McGovern told me.

“How did they get away with it?”

“The press allowed the crazies to get away with it.”

“Who are the crazies?”

“The people running the [Bush] administration have a set of beliefs a lot like those expressed in Mein Kampf … these are the same people who were referred to in the circles in which I moved, at the top, as ‘the crazies’.”

I said, “Norman Mailer has written that he believes America has entered a pre-fascist state. What’s your view of that?”

“Well … I hope he’s right, because there are others saying we are already in a fascist mode.”

On 22 January, Ray McGovern emailed me to express his disgust at the Obama administration’s barbaric treatment of the alleged whistleblower Bradley Manning and its pursuit of WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange. “Way back when George and Tony decided it might be fun to attack Iraq,” he wrote, “I said something to the effect that fascism had already begun here. I have to admit I did not think it would get this bad this quickly.”

On 16 February, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a speech at George Washington University in which she condemned governments that arrested protesters and crushed free expression. She lauded the liberating power of the Internet while failing to mention that her government was planning to close down those parts of the Internet that encouraged dissent and truth-telling. It was a speech of spectacular hypocrisy, and Ray McGovern was in the audience. Outraged, he rose from his chair and silently turned his back on Clinton. He was immediately seized by police and a security goon and beaten to the floor, dragged out and thrown into jail, bleeding. He has sent me photographs of his injuries. He is 71. During the assault, which was clearly visible to Clinton, she did not pause in her remarks.

Fascism is a difficult word, because it comes with an iconography that touches the Nazi nerve and is abused as propaganda against America’s official enemies and to promote the West’s foreign adventures with a moral vocabulary written in the struggle against Hitler. And yet fascism and imperialism are twins. In the aftermath of world war two, those in the imperial states who had made respectable the racial and cultural superiority of “western civilization,” found that Hitler and fascism had claimed the same, employing strikingly similar methods. Thereafter, the very notion of American imperialism was swept from the textbooks and popular culture of an imperial nation forged on the genocidal conquest of its native people. And a war on social justice and democracy became “US foreign policy.”

As the Washington historian William Blum has documented, since 1945, the US has destroyed or subverted more than 50 governments, many of them democracies, and used mass murderers like Suharto, Mobutu and Pinochet to dominate by proxy. In the Middle East, every dictatorship and pseudo-monarchy has been sustained by America. In “Operation Cyclone,” the CIA and MI6 secretly fostered and bankrolled Islamic extremism. The object was to smash or deter nationalism and democracy. The victims of this western state terrorism have been mostly Muslims. The courageous people gunned down last week in Bahrain and Libya, the latter a “priority UK market,” according to Britain’s official arms “procurers,” join those children blown to bits in Gaza by the latest American F-16 aircraft.

The revolt in the Arab world is not merely against a resident dictator but a worldwide economic tyranny designed by the US Treasury and imposed by the US Agency for International Development, the IMF and World Bank, which have ensured that rich countries like Egypt are reduced to vast sweatshops, with half the population earning less than $2 a day. The people’s triumph in Cairo was the first blow against what Benito Mussolini called corporatism, a word that appears in his definition of fascism.

How did such extremism take hold in the liberal West? “It is necessary to destroy hope, idealism, solidarity, and concern for the poor and oppressed,” observed Noam Chomsky a generation ago, “[and] to replace these dangerous feelings with self-centered egoism, a pervasive cynicism that holds that [an order of] inequities and oppression is the best that can be achieved. In fact, a great international propaganda campaign is under way to convince people – particularly young people – that this not only is what they should feel but that it’s what they do feel.”

Like the European revolutions of 1848 and the uprising against Stalinism in 1989, the Arab revolt has rejected fear. An insurrection of suppressed ideas, hope and solidarity has begun. In the United States, where 45 per cent of young African-Americans have no jobs and the top hedge fund managers are paid, on average, a billion dollars a year, mass protests against cuts in services and jobs have spread to heartland states like Wisconsin. In Britain, the fastest-growing modern protest movement, UK Uncut, is about to take direct action against tax-avoiders and rapacious banks. Something has changed that cannot be unchanged. The enemy has a name now.

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John Pilger was born and educated in Sydney, Australia. He has been a war correspondent, filmmaker and playwright. Based in London, he has written from many countries and has twice won British journalism’s highest award, that of “Journalist of the Year,” for his work in Vietnam and Cambodia. His latest book is Freedom Next Time: Resisting the Empire.

Copyright © John Pilger 2011

Schweitzer calls ‘nullification’ bills in session ‘anti-American’

February 25, 2011

As reported by Mike Dennison on HelenAir.com

God help us…Montana Democrat governor Brian Schweitzer didn’t mean to get it, and he didn’t.

Chuck Baldwin must be so proud to live in Montana now.

Schweitzer actually expressed horror at nullification bills making their way through the Montana legislature, calling them “not the American way.”

But Governor, according to the US Constitution, it is the American way.

States created the US Federal government as their errand boy, with defined powers and duties. And when the Federal government oversteps their authority to act, it is the states that are supposed to correct the Washington errors. Nullification should be an important tool for states to use to keep Washington in line. No thinking individual should expect Washington to keep itself in line.

Then Governor Candy Ass says, “Does this create a job…educate a child…help a disabled person?” As Mr. Jefferson said in the Declaration of Independence: “…that to secure these (unalienable) rights, Governments are instituted among men, deriving the just powers from the consent of the governed…whenever any form of Government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it.”

It is not the state’s right or duty to create a job, educate a child or help a disabled person. It is the state’s duty to protect and secure our unalienable rights.

People of Montana: Ignore your ignorant Governor. Replace him ASAP. Nullify everything that comes from Washington, since it is all illegal and unconstitutional. That will give you a taste for secession. Then one day, you’ll wake up and realize that sending your money to DC makes no sense, and you’d be better off keeping it. Then you will secede and thrive.

Read The Article HERE.

Piracy And The Free Market

February 24, 2011

by Russell D. Longcore

One of today’s new stories is that four Americans were murdered by pirates off the Somali coast. The story shows that the various nations and their naval forces are not handling this problem effectively.

I’ve heard some talking heads and their callers state that national military forces should attack the pirates and kill them preemptively. But that’s murder. One of the human rights given to us by our Creator is the right of self DEFENSE, which includes our person, those in our care, and our property. So, just because some small vessels filled with pirates are sputtering around near my ship, that doesn’t give me the right to kill them until they attack me.

In days gone by, letters of marque and reprisal were issued by nations, which allowed civilians to commit acts of piracy under government protection. Letters of reprisal allowed civilians to attack and seize foreign vessels to compensate for financial losses. But that solution doesn’t apply to the piracy issues of today.

In my career as an insurance claims adjuster, I have become very familiar with Ocean Marine insurance, and have handled hundreds of claims over the years. Ocean Marine shipping is the womb in which property insurance, cargo and hull insurance and Lloyd’s of London were born 320 years ago. So, I’m not just pontificating here in this article about a subject about which I have no expertise.

Ocean-going ships fly under the flag of various nations…and for various reasons. Many nations encourage ship registries for tax and revenue reasons. Panama, Liberia and the Marshall Islands (in that order) have the largest numbers of ships registered under their flags.

It is very complicated for various nations to deploy their naval vessels into the waters of the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean, the areas off the Somali coasts. But just in case someone in any national government might read this article, please allow me to proffer a recommendation on how ship security should be done by the free market.

Most of the world’s ocean vessels do not ply the waters in places where piracy is a peril. So sweeping, all-inclusive new laws or military deployment is not necessary for most shipping. A few strategic tweaks in each country’s laws can create a method whereby piracy can be eliminated.

First, nations should make sure that their laws allow ship owners to protect themselves from piracy and attack, including deadly force. That will offer the protection in international law for the free market to solve this problem.

Ship owners should hire a six-man tactical team of mercenary operators that accept an assignment to protect the vessel while enroute from port of origin to port of destination. The team should consist of five operators and one operator/medical specialist that could treat injuries. The owners provide accommodations while on board, including food. The “mercs” provide all tactical needs, including arms and explosives (like grenades and rocket launchers), ammunition and tactical gear. Having a six-man team would allow there to be a two-man patrol on duty for three shifts per day. And in the event of attack, the entire team would respond.

And ship owners might consider offering bounties for pirates, dead or alive.

Private security contractors around the world, such as Xe Co. (formerly Blackwater) and others, are able to fill this need for mercenary soldiers. And should the deployment of mercs on commercial ships succeed in protecting the ships, and thereby cause pirates to cease or slow down piracy, the private companies could find other work for their mercenaries.

The security contractors would be responsible for insuring the mercs against injury or death.

Insurance companies that insure ocean-going vessels could add an endorsement to their policies that will only pay a piracy claim if the ship owner had a tactical team on board to protect the ship at the time of the pirate attack. Otherwise, coverage denied.

The cost of a security tactical team would be determined based upon the size of the tactical squad, equipment deployed and length of voyage. Ship owners that refused to bear the expense of the tactical security team would be risking their ship and their investment. But that would be their choice.

And finally, the cost of the tactical security team would be passed along to the companies that shipped goods on the vessel. The shippers would pass along the increased costs to the consumer, who eventually pays for everything anyway.

The free market can handle the problems of Somali pirates, or any other pirates around the world, if the ham-handed governments will just get the hell out of the way.

© Copyright 2011, Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.

Why Are Prices Going Up?

February 23, 2011

by Russell D. Longcore

Simple. Prices are going up worldwide because Washington has not maintained the value of the world reserve currency, the US Dollar. Washington has flooded the world with dollars (fiat currency), which causes inflation. Inflation is the erosion of the purchasing power of a unit of currency. Only governments can create inflation.

The mainstream media, in lockstep with governments that have embraced Keynesian economics, keep telling you that increased prices are the same as inflation. Even some dictionaries define “inflation” this way. This is one of the biggest and most cruel lies ever told. And they know, like Karl Marx before them, that a big, audacious lie told over and over will eventually be believed.

Here is the simplest example I can give. You have two gold coins, each worth $20. You place them in a depository, and they issue you two receipts for $20 each. You can use those receipts as currency. But you make two identical copies of those receipts. Now you have $80 of currency with only $40 of value. You go to a merchant and want to buy a $40 item. But merchants have found out that you counterfeited your currency, and that if they accept a $20 receipt, it will only be truly worth half, or $10. So the merchant increased the price of that $40 item to $80. It looks just like a price increase, but it’s not. You counterfeited your money, created inflation, and the merchants want to protect their purchasing power.

In like manner, governments de-coupled their currencies from gold and silver. They counterfeited their money, and now it is only worth what buyer and seller agree that it’s worth on any given day. There is no unchangeable anchor to value.

The MSM points your attention to world upheaval, and tell you that revolution in the Middle East is causing oil prices to spike. But revolution is merely a convenient diversion. I am not saying that revolution has no effect. What I am saying is that oil prices have been creeping up steadily over the last two years and that had nothing to do with revolutions.

Also, because most of the traders on Wall Street are government-school educated, they buy into the propaganda. Even if they went to private prep schools and private colleges, Keynesian economics is what is taught there. It is only the rare contrarian that understands the origins of inflation. So the major stock markets around the world are also credulous sheep.

In July 2008, world oil prices peaked at $145.00 per barrel. There were almost no shortages. We had plenty of gasoline and diesel fuel in America, but the price was above $4.00 per gallon back then.

During that period of time, I was working for a Third-Party Claims Administrator that specialized in transportation claims. That means trucking companies, the companies and vehicles that move all goods around the USA.

Truckers have to fill their fuel tanks, and they pass along the increased costs of fuel to their customers. A truck with a 100-gallon fuel tank can cost over $400 to fill the tank, and the truck might get eight miles per gallon. But tens of thousands of truckers found that they could not pass along the increased fuel cost to customers. They determined that they were losing money every time they started the engine on their truck. Consequently, tens of thousand of truckers either parked their rigs or sold them and quit trucking.

That Third-Party Administrator relied on trucking claims for their livelihood. But truckers who aren’t driving don’t have accidents. The number of incoming claims fell off dramatically. The owner laid me off due to lack of work.

World oil is peaking again. But now the peak is going to be made worse by rampant inflation because the Federal Reserve in Washington is flooding the world with paper dollars. Back in 2008, it took $145/barrel crude oil to create $4.00 per gallon gas and diesel. Now in 2011, crude oil prices are at about $85/barrel, and gas/diesel prices are at or above $3.50/gallon. If crude oil prices top $145/barrel again, prices at the pump will easily top $6.00 per gallon. There is your inflation.

As the value of money goes down, businesses and nations will do what they can to maintain their profit margins. When dollars lose their value, they lose their purchasing power. It takes more dollars to buy a product than it did previously. So, prices are increased, and the consumer foots the bill.

Transportation costs affect everything that rides in a truck. From vegetables to TVs to cars to electronics…and nearly everything in between… most everything moves by truck. Even products shipped by air have higher jet fuel prices added in, and then on top of that, the truck’s fuel price to get the goods from the plane to the merchant or customer are added in. And it’s more than just transportation costs. The farmer pays higher fuel prices for his tractors. Anything made from crude oil, like chemicals and plastics, goes up in price when crude oil prices escalate.

The stock markets worldwide are showing higher stock prices. But is that a recovery or simply inflation? I contend that it is inflation of stock prices due to the devaluation of the dollar.

But do not forget. Prices are escalating because of government inflation of money and no other reason.

There is only one way to stop inflation. The only way to stop inflation is to (1) create a monetary system based in precious metals and (2) stop fractional reserve banking and require 100% reserve banking. We know that the entire world’s financial system in based on fiat currency and fractional reserve banking. Therefore, if colony/states wish to carve out a niche in the world where their money system is based in honesty and truth, they only have one choice. The colony/state must secede and establish a precious metals-based money system. When the rest of the world has money that is losing value every day, the newly seceded nation will be the only place on the planet where money is not subject to inflation. The wealth of the world will pour into the newly seceded nation as the world seeks a safe haven for its wealth.

Secession is the Hope For Mankind. Who will be first?

DumpDC. Six Letters That Can Change History.

© Copyright 2011, Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.

Economic Collapse, Israel and Secession

February 22, 2011

by Russell D. Longcore

The Middle East peace process is dead, and will likely not be resurrected.

From Algeria on the west to Pakistan in the east, the Middle East is in turmoil, and Washington watches helplessly as nation after nation reject its ham-handed but waning influence in the region. Washington has been playing both sides against the middle for so long that it seems unable to change. When you are sending foreign aid to both sides of the conflict, how do you determine when it’s time to change course? But perhaps I’m assuming too much. Maybe Washington does not want to change course.

I am not writing today to analyze Washington’s foreign policy as it relates to Israel and Israel’s neighbors. That would take a lot more effort that I care to expend. It matters not whether you agree or disagree with Washington’s Middle East foreign policy. It exists in its present form because of American interference in the Middle East since 1948.

But what happens to Israel when the American economy collapses?

Eventually, one or more of the following will occur:

1. The dollar will be replaced as the world reserve currency.
2. The world will slow drastically or stop buying US Treasury securities.
3. The dollar’s value will plummet as the Federal Reserve floods the world with trillions of dollars. That process has already begun worldwide.
4. Hyperinflation…inflation that occurs very rapidly…will occur first in America then around the world. Let’s define “hyperinflation” with Wikipedia’s definition: Hyperinflation becomes visible when there is an unchecked increase in the money supply (happening now) usually accompanied by a widespread unwillingness on the part of the local population to hold the hyperinflationary money for more than the time needed to trade it for something non-monetary to avoid further loss of real value. Hyperinflation is often associated with wars (or their aftermath), currency meltdowns like in Zimbabwe, and political or social upheavals, plus an aggressive bidding against the money on currency exchanges.

When the dollar is no longer the world reserve currency, Washington’s empire ends. When the dollar becomes worth less…or worthless, why will any nation want American dollars? And American dollars are the only tool that DC can use. Nations will settle debts with the new world reserve currency, which I predict will be the Chinese renmimbi (also called the yuan).

Islamic leaders have maintained for years that their resistance is because we have soldiers on the ground in Middle Eastern nations. The wars presently being waged by Washington that are helping to speed the bankruptcy of America will probably not cease until the dollar dies. Washington will be forced to withdraw troops from the Middle Eastern nations. The thorn in the paw of the Islamic lion will have been removed.

The Islamic world and Israel share one commonality. They will all lose Washington’s money and Washington will no longer be able to tell them what to do. Israel is protected by American might and American dollars. When American dollars go bye-bye, so will American might and influence.

Israelis today, with DC’s backing, vow to fight to the last man to protect their nation. That’s like the little guy in a bar getting all mouthy and picking fights, knowing his big brother has his back. So when the day comes when Big Brother can no longer protect Israel, they will negotiate with their neighbors for their survival. They won’t use their nuclear weapons, either.

At that point, Israel and its neighbors will learn to get along. I have heard some Islamic leaders say that they want to destroy Israel. But Jerusalem is as sacred to Islam as it is to the Israelis and Christians. Jerusalem has existed for thousands of years…the state of Israel has only been in its current iteration since 1948. So, Israel will not be destroyed.

Israel as a nation might cease to exist. The Palestinian people may finally be freed from their open-air prison.

The best thing to happen in the Middle East will be when Washington ceases its support of socialism and tyrannical despots in the Middle East nations. Then, and only then, will ALL the Middle East nations have the chance to experience the free market, capitalism and liberty. Finally, after over 60 years of American mismanagement and treachery, all the nations of the Middle East will have to find their own way.

Colony/states here in North America that secede will be too busy establishing their new nations to be involved in foreign aid fiascos and treaties. But they will certainly be very interested in becoming trading partners that Middle Eastern nations can trust. All other nations will be pleasantly predisposed to deal with a new nation that doesn’t propose to establish military bases on foreign soil. And, if the newly-minted nations of North America establish money based on precious metals, every nation around the world will get in line to buy, sell and invest in the only places on the planet where money means safety and honesty.

The liberty of seceded nations will make Switzerland jealous.

Secession is the Hope For Mankind. Who will be first?

DumpDC. Six Letters That Can Change History.

© Copyright 2011, Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.

Apostates of Liberty

February 21, 2011

by Alvie D. Zane
Cliffs of Insanity

(Editor’s Note: It isn’t just Rush. Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Mark Levin, Michael Savage, Neil Boortz, Michelle Malkin, Laura Ingraham, Ann Coulter, Bill Kristol…the list goes on and on. These people are the lamprey eels on the liberal sharks, feeding on their blood but not killing them. If any one of them began beating the drum for secession, it could turn the tide BEFORE the economic collapse. But these folks are like movie critics, and no statue has ever been erected to a critic. The only national voice that I respect is Mike Church, who actually supports secession.)

The blowup in Wisconsin is merely the beginning of the same kind of Greece fires we saw last year.

According to unions consisting of civil servants, the solution is to every problem is to raise taxes on the rest of us. Wow, if only I could do that at my job. A bunch of us get together to bang our silverware on the high chair and demand of our employer that they give in to every ridiculous demand. It’s Starving The Monkeys 101. Nothing more.

Democrats flee the state capitol when it’s time to vote-knowing that they don’t have the votes to stop it, but that they must at least be present for the vote to be legal.

I’m partial to Denninger’s solution.

The Governor is entitled to fire them all. And he should do so.

Right now.


I caught a blurb of Rush while at lunch. He was raising a fuss that the leadership of the left sits on their hands while their thugnuts using vicious and violent rhetoric.

As if…. Sigh. I used to listen to Rush, but now, I may only be able to tolerate a minute or two. He refuses to get it.

This behavior from the thugnuts is precisely what the left wants. It’s what their leaders instruct and program them to do and they dutifully obey. Why would they call for civility now? That’s part of the Rules for Radicals. Why would they call for Wisconsin unions to stop comparing Gov. Walker to Mubarak? Or Hitler? It’s precisely what they want. Besides if a state like Wisconsin can roll back something this big, then what could more conservative states do? (Note: Coming soon to a state capitol near you.)

Having made a living for 2 decades off the behavior of the left, you’d think Rush would not be surprised or outraged at the leaders of the left sitting on their hands.

Rush and many like him have the ability to steer the discussion, to set the agenda, to go on offense. And they largely refuse. Instead, we get flash stories about what Justin Bieber thinks about America. Or a Journolist who gets treated badly by a mob. Or birth certificate, ad infinitum. (And ad nauseum!) But never enough to actually encourage people to….DO anything.

Rush could be the George Soros of the right if he wanted to-funding the restoration of liberty at every turn. People who have been in this fight a lot longer than me have been saying it for decades and yet Rush and others like him seem pathologically incapable or unwilling to make the leap of imagination. It’s not that there can be no common ground (future tense). The reality is that there is no common ground (present tense, right now, period, full stop). Then again, having made millions for 2 decades off the behavior of the left, why should Rush be in a hurry to see it come to a close? Why should any of the “conservative” media like Drudge, Joe Farah, Bill O’Reilly, or National Review be in a hurry to achieve victory that would mean an end to their power, position, and maybe their prosperity?

Perhaps that’s why they all sat on their hands for Restore The Constitution last year.

Perhaps that’s why they’re all sitting on their hands for Project Gunwalker now.

“Follow the money”, right Rush?

On the one hand, it’s easy to kick collectivists as enemies of liberty. I’m not so sure the greater threat to liberty isn’t posed by Rush and those like him. It’s interesting that on the one hand, he and others like him have prospered from the outrage at collectivist tactics and strategy, yet that seldom translates into real results. It’s like perpetually keeping the tea kettle at 211 degrees. The pot rumbles a little, a low, wet, gurgly, annoying whistle starts to happen. But never any boiling. Tea Party indeed! It seems like someone claiming to be a leader who was actually interested in victory might have actually…you know, reached 212 and put that steam to work rather than backing off every time the pot made a little noise.

Our founders wrote in the Declaration of Independence,

“…we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.”

The attitude typified in the conservative media-and among many “conservative” politicians could best be embodied by this adaptation:

“We pledge to sacrifice our honor for the rest of our lives for your sacred fortunes.”

To bend a verse of scripture slightly, it is as if they have a form of Liberty, but are denying the power thereof. I therefore crown them as Apostates of Liberty.

I have a simple message for them all:

Join the forces of liberty today, or join them tomorrow.

Some will join today and help the fight. Others though are waiting to join until later-perhaps hoping that if we’re wrong. If history is any guide though, then these late-comers to liberty could simply have their own corpses thrown on top of those they refused to help. What an irony, by not succeeding in not being the first killed for freedom, they would still be, “on top of the heap” so to speak.

If you fail to join us as free men to stand up today, then you may join our corpses tomorrow at the bottom of an unmarked pit.

And in the spirit of the Fair Warning to The Collectivists, let me offer a fair warning to the Apostates of Liberty. You may continue to commit idolatry against Liberty, worshipping money as your god while it lasts. But when it all hits the fan, the man who in good times begged for your help while you plugged your ears may not lift a finger to help you when times are bad.

When we get right down to it, the only difference between the Apostates of Liberty and the Collectivists is that the Collectivists have taken off the mask. At least we can know them by their deeds.

© Copyright 2011, Alvie D. Zane

Washington Pisses On Our Shoes And Tells Us It’s Raining

February 20, 2011

Western Rifle Shooters Association is a terrific blog about cool stuff like liberty, guns, survival and spotlighting the absurdity that surrounds us like the air we breathe.

First, read the comments by “Concerned American” below the graphic. Once you’ve finished that, drop back and read Karl Denninger’s article.

Click HERE to read the articles.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the stuff you’ll be reading here today is why I keep writing at DumpDC. Eventually, enough people are going to figure out how f**ked we all are by Washington, and that DC is unfixable. As we saw this week in Congress, even these new Tea Party Republicans flinched at spending cuts. And most of the “cuts” turn out to be just slowing down built-in tax increases. Where is the proposal to cut ANY entire Department of Anything?

Face it, friends. Washington is that bullet train I wrote about a couple days ago, heading for a completely unavoidable crash. There is nothing that anybody can do to fix the power structure in Washington.

The only possible solution for liberty on North American soil is secession. Simply separate yourself from what cannot be fixed. Divorce this insane bunch of criminals in DC. Stop trying to influence ANYTHING they do. Stop voting. Stop writing your congressman and Senator letters. They don’t give a sh** what you think. All of them are laughing at you because you’re so stupid…so willing to believe these people at election time, and then you go back to your lives thinking you’ve participated in the “democratic process.” And they know that they can do pretty much whatever they want without recourse.

I used to say that as long as an elected official wasn’t caught in bed with a dead girl, a live boy or a goat, they were safe come re-election time. I don’t think that boys, girls or livestock matter anymore. People that stand for election instantly become the ruling class when they win, and that’s where they want to stay. Because, as Concerned American and Denninger point out, the old rules do not apply anymore.

So, if you want individual liberty and property rights in your lifetime, join the movement to secede. If nobody in your state wants to secede (like Wisconsin), move to a place like Texas where lots of folks do want to secede.

Just leave.

Secession is the Hope For Mankind. Who will be first?

DumpDC. Six Letters That Can Change History.

© Copyright 2011, Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.

Gerald Celente On Obama’s Budget: “They’re Bankrupting The Country.”

February 19, 2011

Editor’s Note: This follows yesterday’s “Bullet Train to Oblivion” article. Recently, I urged you to begin looking at The Russia Times for insightful analysis.

Here is a good example. Trendwatcher Gerald Celente opines about the Obama budget and its effect on America.

Is there no colony/state in America besides Texas that is seriously considering secession? If not, why not? Ohhh….I remember now. No state, including Texas, is going to get serious about secession until AFTER Washington destroys this country, destroys the money and destroys the economy. I’m sure glad that Jefferson, Washington, Adams and their friends did not wait until King George had bled them dry before they revolted and seceded. But the Founders seceded with far less provocation from the King than Washington assaults us with today. For the life of me, I cannot really understand why even one state will not opt to save itself and its citizens from ruin before it happens.


Secession is the Hope For Mankind. Who will be first?

DumpDC. Six Letters That Can Change History.

Gerald Celente is founder and director of The Trends Research Institute, author of Trends 2000 and Trend Tracking (Warner Books), and publisher of The Trends Journal. He has been forecasting trends since 1980, and recently called “The Collapse of ’09.”

© Copyright 2011, Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.