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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Monday, December 21, 2015

Episode 173, The Shutdown That Wasn't

It was a bolt from the blue.  Totally unexpected.  A singular, bold move by a brave and principled leader. Nobody saw it coming.

Everyone was expecting what has happened for years now:  The national debt ceiling approaches,  Republicans fear being murdered in the media, so they make a deal, and add another trillion dollars or so to the debt ceiling. But this time was different.

One man stood foursquare in the path of the unending leftist onslaught and said NO.

What an incredible train of events was unleashed. Obama cancels his Christmas vacation. The media revs up the Republican murder machine--and it backfires! Donald Trump plays a YUUUUGE role. The presidential race is stood on its head--again!  Paul Ryan's political fortunes take a giant leap upwards. And quietly, in the background, the government and the rest of the country find themselves adapting to life with limits, an actual real live debt ceiling.

Who said the Washington hairball of graft and special interests was unfixable?  Why that would be you, you incurable pessimist! How about some tobasco sauce for that crow, huh?

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Monday, November 30, 2015

Episode 172, Unraveling and Reraveling

It seems, doesn't it, that the world is unraveling before our eyes. The pace even seems to be accelerating.

At the same time, there are tiny but definite signs of a "re-raveling" that portend, however faintly, something much better than we have today.

We're destined to unravel, but can we muster the willpower, and the optimism, to re-ravel a better future?