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?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Episode 171, Walking Dead Lefties

I don’t know what it is, but zombies are everywhere you turn these days. 

They're wandering everywhere through the culture—on TV, in the movies, on video games, Halloween costumes, everywhere. 

The best known contemporary show about zombies is probably The Walking Dead. I've watched a few episodes—the show makes my skin crawl but at the same time it’s oddly compelling. 

But all the zombies in all the fake worlds in all the media don’t hold a candle to the real zombies that stalk us for real, in our real world. And of course, I'm talking about the scourge of our existence as individualists, the real-life zombies otherwise known as collectivists, Marxists, LEFTIES!  

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Episode 170, Rainwater Capture & Irrigation--An Update

Our second summer with a garden here at Liberty Ridge has come and gone.

It's been an unexpectedly dry fall so far, no rain for about 5 weeks. That forced us to use our backup system for irrigating our first-ever fall garden--making this the perfect time to provide an update on rainwater irrigation and our experiences so far.

If you try rainwater irrigation yourself, you will find that most of what you've learned about irrigation using city water probably won't apply. You'll also find that you have to deal with the whole system--water capture, storage, and transport--in addition to the final stage of delivering the water to your plants. You'll become, in effect, your own mini-water company.

Also, in the regular segment "In The Real News", I read and comment on a landmark essay by Richard Fernandez of the Belmont Club, What Do We Do Now?

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Episode 169, Alternatives to Shrugging Out

Shrugging out is Atlas Shrugged for the little guy.  It's about withdrawing your support for the welfare state while building a life of liberty and self-reliance for yourself and your family.

Besides being difficult to accomplish and no sure thing, shrugging out is only one alternative to doing nothing about the situation we're in. In this show I talk about some of the other alternatives, and their pros and cons.

Whatever you do, the reality is that we're all riding on a runaway train, the government is robbing us blind, Democrats and Republicans are fighting over who gets the loot, and somewhere up ahead, the bridge is out.

Make your choice, grit your teeth, and press on.

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