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The Triumphant Return Of The New Activist!

Posted in Getting it all together with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2009 by The New Activist

But have no fear, this sexy blog is not forgotten! If any of y’all are personally familiar with me, you’ll know I’ve been really busy lately. But, while I may not have been blogging, you’ll be happy to know that I’ve been busy promoting liberty. I have begun broadcasting once a week from 10pm-12am on wednesday nights. I broadcast with rick caldwell, and you can listen at Ifaq.us we’ve got about 9 shows under our belts so far (we did an annex of our 8th show because of massive content overflow). So far it has been an exceptional expierence and has grown much more quickly than I would have expected. I’ve also registered Thenewactivist.org, although I have not yet fixed it up like it needs to be. (actually, right now, it’s a picture of a hot japanese girl and a bunch of random test pages).  But yeah, thats what I’ve been up to, and most of why I’ve been gone for so long.

G20 protests

Posted in To Punish & Enslave with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2009 by The New Activist

Now, I’m all about some free markets, and thats certainly not what we have here, but lets just clear up the fact that my sentiments on government will line up very little with the apparent majority at those protests.

Nice, flex ties, shot-guns, and riot gear.

Nice, flex ties, shot-guns, and riot gear.

That being said, here is the link to 5 videos of police attacking demonstrators with rubber bullets, batons, tear gas, and pepper-spray. As a human being you possess the right to assemble, you have the right to move freely in a public space (God-willing,  public spaces will disappear at some point), and you ABSOLUTELY have the right to protest self-proclaimed rulers. Pittsburgh police reported less than 50,000 dollars in property damage (link), I’d venture to say that much property damage probably occurs any given day in any major city.

The fact is, police barred entry to portions of the city so that a collection of rulers could get together and tell people how to live their lives and spend their money. There is NO justification for any of this.

Whats more disturbing is the apparent left v right trend in opinion on this subject, with many comments on the story being absolutely insane, such as this one.

ConanTheRepublican:

CHOKE–ya left-wing filth! The first Civil War in America was between North and South. The next will be Left vs. Right, and I look forward to gettin’ in the streets with you trash, and caving yer godd*mn skulls in!

Not bothering to get into the ignorance of the fact that america NEVER had a civil war (definition here), is this really what these people are coming to? What major differences are there exactly, between “left” and “right”?

Leech off the state?

Posted in Action items with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 19, 2009 by The New Activist

Now, there are multiple schools of thought on this, and I’m torn, no questions asked totally torn on this subject. I HATE the state, end of story, no questions about it.

So the question that remains, is should I continue my libertarian party mike stance, and refuse to take government handouts on principle,  or, should I go with the logical pursuit of my goal stance, which is to  suck as much as I can off the state while giving the minimum to it in order to further starve it?

PLEASE tell me what and why!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Police in FLA use the promise of Government money as a roundup tool

Posted in To Punish & Enslave with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 31, 2009 by The New Activist

Read the story HERE

handcuffs

Hows your Police State?

Just another reason not to trust the state. There’s no telling who all they rounded up, some of these people very well may have been horrible people (though I doubt it). Most were probably small time criminals, people who hadn’t shown up in court for their traffic tickets and the like.

The scary thing though is that they used the lure of Federal money to bring people out of the woodwork.  I can’t put a finger on it, but something about that just seems wrong. Maybe it’s the fact that it seems like they’re taking advantage of peoples need to feed their families, pay their bills, and just survive.

We Are Friends

Posted in Getting it all together, Tools for activism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 30, 2009 by The New Activist

The Motorhome Diaries crew concocted this sweet compilation of photos from there adventures thus far, with a surprisingly entertaining song playing in the background. Only negative thing I can say of this video? The apple logo they snuck in! Darn macs!

The New Activist Goes LIVE!!!!!!!!!

Posted in Action items, Tools for activism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 15, 2009 by The New Activist

What the heck am I blithering about? Well, I’m going to be a host with Rick Caldwell on the new internet radio show, Infrequently Asked Questions. Things are still in the planning phase, but if everything turns out half as well as we hope, then it’s going to be amazing!

Ricks blog post about it is HERE.

Just for a bit of background info, Rick is a fan of linux, EEE computers, and liberty. The show itself will focus mostly on liberty, but also on whatever happens to fly into rick and I’s brains, which for me may be a lot about comic book movies and guns. We plan on having a lot of guests on the show, hopefully as co-hosts for that particular show.

Ricks blog

Rick Caldwell's Blog, Ifaq.us, Currently down for maintenance.

Operation Iraqi Freedom, an utter FAILURE.

Posted in Action items, To Punish & Enslave with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2009 by The New Activist

Slice it any way you like folks. These people are at best moderately safer, and their promises of a “Representative Government” (when you find a government that actually represents the people, let me know) smashed to bits. The Iraqi Government announced plans to limit internet access today (Tuesday, August 4th) to prevent access to “All Web sites that glorify terrorism and incite violence and sectarianism” and any sites that “violate social morals with content such as pornography.”

Iraqi Insurgent with RPG

Iraqi Insurgent with RPG

It’s good that thousands of soldiers and (hundreds of?) thousands of Iraqi civilians died so that the new boss can pave the way for the old boss (metaphorical) to come back. At least we didn’t spend millions of dollars on this either, especially since the economy is failing and this might be considered a misallocation of resources.
Its so sad that so many of us bought in to both the myth of fighting for the Iraqi people and the possibility of a truthful, representative government for them. This should be a grave warning to us all, especially those who believe that a constitution ensures protection of listed rights.

The Iraqi constitution specifically protects all communications, physical, and electronic from government interference, and yet they march on.