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This secession thing has way more steam behind it than I expected, what does this mean?

The numbers on these petitions and the speed of their growth indicate to me that we've tapped into something. There's mainstream sentiment behind this thing, greater than our numbers alone. And as far as our agenda goes, this is radical even for us. This is the extreme cutting edge on the blade of the Constitution. Alter or abolish.

Alter or abolish is anathema to the state. It is quite literally a gun to the head of state or the blade at it's throat. It's about as inimical to state interests as the bubonic plague.

Do you suppose this is making certain people in certain places a bit insecure? Whatever, not our problem, we are being free and it's their job to react. Apparently.

It seems to me the path to secession is organic. State nullification is a rising trend. With what we accept as gospel about our economic future, the federal entity will dwindle. I'm not sure the several states have to work very hard at the disintegration of the union so much as prepare for it. Daddy is old and tottering and he cannot take care of us any longer. Park him in the corner in a rocking chair with a shawl over his knees. What's that you say grandpa? Ok grandpa, here's your oatmeal.

Now I imagine this has the federal agents going pretty beserk, they are probably pissing themselves into a spastic corner trying to find out who or what is behind all this. Meanwhile about umpti-million people on the east coast, THE VERY CENTERS OF POWER IN THIS SOLAR SYSTEM BESIDES THE SUN ITSELF just got reminded that nature is supreme, superlative to humans, us small humans and not even almighty Bloomberg with his millions can turn back a full moon high tide when whipped into a fury by the wind.

PREPPING IS NOW SO TOTALLY MAINSTREAM. THE BAT IS OUT OF THE CAG. THE BUGOUT IS IN THE BAG. Is anybody near a local Fusion Center? Is there a yellow trickle emitting from it or is it more of a stream or a river? Can you hear them shrieking THE WHOLE NATION IS BECOMING PREPPER TERRORISTS AAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUGH! QUICK CONTROL IT! LOOK IT UP IN THE MANUAL! THERE'S NOTHING IN THE MANUAL! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUGH!

In all oppressive regimes, some argue that in all regimes period, the survival of the regime becomes the last, sole and only objective and the regime will use all powers at it's disposal. Our feds seem to be stocking up on people-killing tools at a merry and unrestrained rate. Maybe the folks in Fusion Centers will just go forth and start firing randomly in all directions on the assumption that we are ALL PREPPERS AND TERRORISTS AND NEED TO DIE. By any other method, it seems they will be so buried in paper, cross-chekcing lists and reams and reams of crap...bungling up addresses, goofing up, going off half cocked...

What I hold high in my mind is kinda the voluntarist dream that happened within most of our lifetimes, one of the most oppressive regimes in human history, one of the most fearsome and mighty military empires simply...

fell...

apart....

into dust before our very eyes. The Soviet Union ended basically for the simple fact that almost EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN THAT WHOLE REGIME KNEW IT WAS ABSOLUTELY FULL OF CRAP AND ULTIMATELY IT WAS NEITHER WORTH FIGHTING FOR OR DYING FOR.

A WHOLE EMPIRE FULL OF PEOPLE SAID KNOW WHAT? TO HELL WITH THIS, SCREW THIS, I'M NOT DOING THIS ANY LONGER. I'M NOT DOING IT, IT'S STUPID. DONE WITH IT. OVER. BYE.

Guys were ordered to defend the Kremlin and they said well how about not?

East German soldiers were never specifically ordered to not defend the Berlin Wall at first, people just started pulling the damn thing down and they just kinda watched. Their standing orders were shoot to kill anybody that assaults the integrity of that wall and they just kinda....decide not to. They were like oh whatever. Nobody really liked that wall and nobody on that day wanted to be the first to die for a stupid freaking wall.

Amazing eh?

That, oh brothers and sisters is the great and shining example in our generation. It can happen. What you envision, this meme you have picked up, it can happen without violence. With a few skinned knees and broken fingernails. Basic Boyscout first aid.

What are the chances? More favorable than ever IMO. This represents a growing CONSCIOUSNESS. And we are that consciousness. We are now part of the mind and the soul and the body of this nation. We are it's eyes and ears and now we are growing limbs.

What are we doing wrong? Nothing and everything at the same time. Our movement, like biology itself, is pretty much trying all solutions all of the time. Most fail but some succeed.

I have to pity the statist feds as they repeatedly try to infiltrate the grassroots. THERE'S NOTHING TO INFILTRATE, THERE IS NO HIERARCHY. Bunch of alien robots from Mars saying TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER and we really don't have one. That's the point. R3VOLUTION! means we're all leaders and nobody asks for permission. We just do what we do and sometimes others do it with us. What's a bad idea today is tomorrows best thing since sliced bread.

I still laugh about the blimp. I'm sorry but to me that is the ultimate icon of our fickle and humorous nature as a movement. All the sudden Lyman and his crew were like let's get a blimp. OK why the hell do we need a blimp? Because, that's why, it will be cool. Why will it be cool? Because it's a BLIMP ok? Nobody else has one, it's cool. And we looked at the pics and lo, it was cool. It was a freaking blimp ok? It just looked really neat. All the sudden we just wanted that because we just wanted that. Teh coolness factor on this thing looked like it could reach 11.

OK so the donations went out like a massive snowstorm of dollars falling from the sky and these guys totally put together all the logistics and ground support and....

The thing spends most of it's time getting blown off course. And best of all, everybody wants to ride in the blimp right? But in the middle of a Northeastern winter, the passenger cabin HAD NO HEAT. NO HEAT. So we got these freezing activists and VIP's that basically want to get out of the thing ASAP as a matter of sheer survival.

And somehow for all of this, it got us attention at a crucial time. That was "punching through the clutter". I personally thought it was the stupidest idea we ever came up with but I have to admit, it came off really well. Some of the things we do, the zaniest things seem to have the greatest effect.

Zany is creative. Zany is theatrical. Zany is inclusive and non threatening as far as The Principle Of Non Aggression is concerned. They bring guns. OK we got guns too. But how about a blimp? How about whatever we cook up next?

Where exactly do you go when you have already done a blimp?

Maybe this is the ultimate metaphor. Maybe we don't have to deconstruct the state when we can just float away. Just pick up our heels and float away.

Can't charge me taxes if my feet don't touch the ground.



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