Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Episode 180, Civil War On the Horizon?

Is a civil war on the horizon for America?

Fred Reed's thought-provoking recent column, Whither the Shards of America? It's Us or Them suggests there may be.

In this podcast, I examine the proposition that the political conflicts in America today could erupt into civil war soon. Not a Union vs. Confederacy battle of conventional armies, driven by regional governments and populations, but a lasting, nationwide outbreak of violent chaos.

I line up the arguments on the side of "NO" and "YES", and come to what I think is a logical conclusion--which of course may have nothing to do with how national emotions will play out over time.

Net-net:  Pay attention to the election returns this November 8.  Pop corn, if you got it, but also have your bug out bag handy if you live in or near a big city. Things could get sporty.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Episode 178, Collectivist Crazy Train


They just refuse to let up, these lefty, Marxist collectivists!


Their demands keep rolling along. And more than just demands, their accomplishments roll on too, including settled law, new and pending legislation, and general acceptance of their principles across a wide swath of our society and culture.


We have to admit this, with a hearty dose of shame for having let them have their way for so long.


The signs of push back are sadly few and feeble. Will we ever summon the strength to rise up and destroy the collectivist cocoon being wound around us, before it's too late?


Oh, and a few words about Trump, Cruz, Kasich (the cranky sleeve-rolling zombie), Clinton, Sanders et. al.


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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Episode 177, Trumping America

Turning our attention again to Camp Pain 2016, who can we talk about but the primary generator of heat and noise, the "Republican" front-runner and would-be destroyer of worlds?

We recap what the pundits are saying about Trump and how they have been wrong from the beginning.

We talk about Trump's prospects of winning it all (pretty good), and what we could expect from the resulting presidency (not so good).

We finish up with what Trump's opposition is doing, or getting ready to do, to finally, finally derail his improbable candidacy.  They're desperate--just how far will they go?

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Episode 176, That Oregon Standoff

In the last podcast I talked about how resistance is vital to the restoration of our liberties.

In the meantime, the standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Eastern Oregon came to a tragic climax with the shooting death of Lavoy Finicum.

Was the armed occupation of the Refuge facilities a good idea?  Is this the way for us to push back the federal leviathan?  Or are there more effective ways of channeling our resistance, ways that are more productive, in terms of producing the outcome we ultimately want, a restoration of the American ideal of individual liberty and self-reliance?

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Episode 175, Resistance Is Vital


The danger we face as individualists is becoming absorbed by the lefty collectivist horde, or being killed by them for resisting, as were tens of millions in the 20th century.


This leaves many of us with a difficult question--two, actually:

  1. What can we do to resist the collectivist onslaught, before the shooting starts?
  2. Should we resist at all--or should we lay low, pretending to be absorbed?

I take as a matter of faith that the answer to #2 is yes, we should resist--resistance is vital. Though it is perfectly acceptable to deceive the collectivists tactically, the objective is to defeat them, and that will, at some point, require active resistance.

The answer to #1 requires some thought and creativity, with some ideas offered in this podcast.

P.S.  Here is a link to the Michael Hill article read on the podcast.
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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Episode 174, Farewell to Jobs?


The unsustainable economy—world-wide and here in the US--are working toward their inevitable crash. Not at the same time or at the same rate, necessarily, but the end, which may still be a ways off, is coming. 

I’m not talking about the end of mankind, or the end of the fundamental economic behavior of mankind, but the end of the current economic order.  (And no, I’m not talking about the end of capitalism and its replacement with socialism or communism.) 

The end will be chaotic, and probably violent, but the current economic order come to an end, and will be replaced by something else. What that something else will be is the topic of this show.  It's a  farewell to jobs as we know them, some in the near term, many more in the future.  

What forces are devouring the jobs of today?  Will new jobs emerge to replace them? 

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