Monday, October 28, 2013

A Word To My Assigned NSA Minder...

This blog post is written under the Google corporate umbrella, which has been from its inception a spyfest extravaganza of black project government funding. Therefore I'm sure this little missive will go straight through the fecal halls of power and right to my little Pentagon contractor 'friend,' whom I've had the pleasure of his shadowing me for a little over a year and a half now. How do I know he's been doing this? Because in the words of the old CIA station in Moscow during the Cold War, if something happens once it's happenstance, twice is coincidence, then three times is enemy action. My little friend sports a baseball cap that he almost never takes off, a pot belly, a militantly short haircut, a fair amount of gray hair, and the typical Fed contractor attire - mealy-mouthed pastel/khaki outfits that have been a few too many times through the wash. And the obligatory black bag, though in this case I'm reasonably sure it's a laptop. For now.

My 'friend' first turned up when I was working graveyard shift at a local convenience store. He lives in an apartment complex across the canal from me, and I noticed him on my days off when he would just happen to walk down from his third floor apartment down to the parking lot where his car was parked and smoke a cigarette - when I was also smoking on my front stoop. At odd hours of the day, there he was, standing against his car with arms folded and cigarette lit, recalling the X-Files 'Cancer Man' character, staring right at me from across the irrigation canal. At first I thought it was curious that he showed up right at the particular times of day that the urge to smoke struck me. Especially since it seemed that he has some kind of day job. But the frequency and predictability of his appearances led me to believe otherwise. For one thing, he could smoke right outside his door if that was necessary; he had no practical reason to do his little 'minder' thing in the parking lot, at least not a plausible one.

Then I started noticing how he'd be out there more regularly on days when I'd be a little more 'strident' in my criticism of the state, its corporate bed-buddies and the inbred leadership clique running the show on the so-called 'social networks.' Then a pattern emerged that became difficult to ignore; I was being watched and the shitheads wanted me to know it. We would engage in mutual staring contests, not unlike North and South Korean soldiers at the DMZ with their 'mean motherfucker' challenges of wills. Only I didn't care to pursue these games beyond the time it took for me to smoke my cigarette and be done with it. I did notice that during this past summer he got a little more stare-shy after seeing the results of my irregular training regimen through my tank top a few times. Apparently the low-rent Stasi intimidation thing doesn't work so well if the subject ISN'T a pencil-necked geek. Got a gooood chuckle out of that. Got even a touch worried when my minder disappeared right around the time of the Boston bombings. Though his villainy was needed elsewhere he finally showed up again to keep an eye on me a couple of months later. How touching.
So here's the deal, Mr. 'I'm better than you because I work for the ruling class' - you're not better than me. Or anyone else, for that matter. You might actually be better than your erstwhile bosses, but you're too wrapped up in corporate-socialist hero worship to recognize that little salient fact. No matter. The truth is, you're living off the taxpayer's dime to spy on specially designated taxpayers. The ones who have minds and opinions of their own. The ones with the balls to speak about it and sufficient command of the facts to persuade others. That's what brought you to me. And I could care less. I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing until either nature or the unnatural prevent me from doing so. Period. I can only imagine the line of thinking that keeps you going at doing what you do; do your bosses even give a shit if you do a good job? Is there any merit pay involved? Or are you somehow deluded into thinking that by violating every major aspect of the oath you took to 'protect and defend' the Constitution of the United States that you're somehow 'keeping us safe' from terrorism? Ever look up the definition of the word 'terrorism' in the dictionary? Because that isn't what I do.

I don't line up patsies, hop them up on anti-depressants, wind them up with ridiculous amounts of government firepower and then let them loose on unsuspecting middle schools, movie theaters and shopping malls. YOUR boys do that. I don't stage tactical attacks on critical infrastructure to artificially create power blackouts so that the utilities get to demand payments in firstborns due to the 'emergency.' YOUR boys do that. I don't run guns to drug cartels, militant Jihadis OR militias of any kind. YOUR boys do that. And finally, I don't fly planes into skyscrapers, turn pressure cookers into bombs or get the State Department to let me onto planes so that I can set my undies on fire and bring in a no-bid contract for pervert airport body scanners. YOUR boys do that. What I do is merely point out how YOUR boys are behind most of the fucktardery and asinine bullshit going on in our country these days. If you have a problem with that, maybe you need to examine just whose side you're really on. Are you on the side of the corporate/federal shitbags who would just as soon wipe their asses with you and your kind as pay you a salary, or are you with the people?

It's NEVER too late to change the path you're on in life. If you TRULY cared about your country you wouldn't be working so hard to recreate the old Soviet Union right here in the US of A. You'd be striving to leave the world better for your kids, instead of leaving a world where nobody but the elite are allowed to even have kids and the rest of humanity is readied for 'orderly extermination.' You KNOW that you're not too far down from the list that I'm on, right? Because guess what - your bosses trust you even less than they trust me. Because ANYONE who will rat someone out who's never done them any personal wrong is someone who cannot be trusted in the long term with any kind of power. Your bosses know this, and as soon as folks like me are 'out of the way' then it will be YOUR turn. If you think that's not the case then you might want to read up on the antics of Soviet police chief Beria, Stalin's loyal bootlicking murderer. THAT is what you're bringing here by doing what you're doing now. Plan accordingly...

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Beware of 'Sovereigns' Spreading Bullshit

Recently on one of the 'social' internet networks I came across a profile by someone in a purported 'sovereign clan.' Curious, I read a number of posts regarding the 'UCC/birth certificate scam' of the SSI program and how if people would only get the 6th or 7th edition of Black's Law Dictionary they could 'reclaim their sovereign status' and 'restore our former great system of government.' I then had the temerity to ask why we needed to follow someone else's rules for sovereignty in the first place and I got this reply:

    "Sxxxxx Sovereign-Clan Mxxxx 
  •     Hey, I didn't like this comment because your wrong. the former law of sovereign people was the sovereign common law of the land. we are not talking about government at all, nor banker law, your kinda pissing me off too because everything i post is for the exposing of the fraudulent law vs the law of the land. whats pissing me off is the fact that youre opening your mouth to post based on only this status and your own incomplete understanding of what you perceive to be a complete understanding, without taking the time to go to my page and spend a couple hours of your entire life to actually watch my vids, read, look at the source info, follow posted link, because if you had you would be posting what you are posting because what you are posting is proof you havent taken the time to garner the info at all. im blocking you. there is no room on my page for foolish people who think they already know everything about everything with no ability or desired or will to learn anything else than their belief system, and then want to post their foolishness to discourage those who are interested in transitioning from citizen slave to sovereign free man/woman on the land and have our system of sovereign interaction and justice be restored."

    ------------------------------ The comment: Ax Xxxxxx (October 17, 2013): Our 'former' system of law was written by the bankers and the inbred aristocratic elites of Old Europe, only marketed with flowery rhetoric for 'frontier' types here in the former colonies. It's a legal caste system that relies upon force and coercion to exist in the first place. Perhaps it was more orderly in its crimes than other contemporary systems, but it still extended slavery upon all who lived under it. And you still haven't answered why we must abide by somebody ELSE's rules to exist in the first place. If the answer must be 'read 100 posts and you'll get it' then perhaps it isn't really what you think it is...
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As one can see from the response I received, I'm an ignorant fool for NOT seeing the world the way this statist does, and to even SUGGEST that perhaps a system designed to deliberately reduce those under it to serfdom may not be the way to go got me banned from the 'sovereign' page altogether. No effort at even summarizing WHY I would need to devote countless hours of my time to 'finding out' about a system that fucked me decades before I even knew or cared that it existed. The underlying premise to the 'sovereign' movement appears to be to revert to the legal system used by landed nobility in Old Europe before the Revolutionary War in America. You know, the one where kings and queens are 'sovereigns' above the laws meant for peasants and serfs. I'm sure the benefits of this 'liberation' will be so apparent that millions will rise up and declare they are all legally on the level of kings and queens. ROFLMGDAO!!!

If you can't take the heat of simple intellectual scrutiny then there's a CLEAR problem with your worldview. If anything, "there is no room on my page for foolish people who think they already know everything about everything with no ability or desired or will to learn anything else than their belief system" sounds rather like a petulant child who can't argue their way out of a wet paper bag without some statist Deus Ex-Machina riding in with the appropriate 'common law' solution to save the day. Fucking Lame Sauce. If this former system was so fucking great, why has it been abandoned wholesale the way it has? Surely people wouldn't have been eager to give up their 'sovereign' rights? The fact of the matter is that in the eyes of the state NOBODY has sovereign rights except the ruling members of the state itself. Period. In an age where they shoot unarmed single mothers in front of the White House for the crime of making a wrong turn and ending up at an illegal military checkpoint, do you REALLY think the government goons give a rat fuck if YOU consider yourself sovereign or not? Let's see your 'sovereignty' stop bullets, asshole.

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whats pissing me off is the fact that youre opening your mouth to post based on only this status and your own incomplete understanding of what you perceive to be a complete understanding, without taking the time to go to my page and spend a couple hours of your entire life to actually watch my vids, read, look at the source info, follow posted link, because if you had you would be posting what you are posting because what you are posting is proof you havent taken the time to garner the info at all."  Really. No possibility that I've already examined various forms of cult programming and found them to be intellectually wanting, eh? No possibility that I might have heard this tripe before, only on a different venue, right? Because in your omniscient declaration of knowing everything that I think I know, you telepathically pried open the locks of my mind and found me to be willfully ignorant. Right. If I wanted to be happy with my current state of wage slavery I would watch 5-6 hours of TV per night, load up on fast food and shit beer and be just another couch potato. I don't need some asswipe with a hankering for something she never experienced in her own lifetime telling me what I do or don't know in MY own lifetime. Score -1 for the fake 'sovereign' movement.
To truly be 'sovereign' you don't need OTHER PEOPLE'S definitions to live your life by, you need YOUR  OWN. If you don't have the brain power to figure out your OWN reasons for living and existing, then there ain't a DAMNED THING sovereign about you. Leave the statism to the experts, 'sovereign' folks; when it comes to re-marketing the old slavery you are WAY out of your league...just sayin'...

Monday, September 30, 2013

Government Shutdown? If Only!

There seems to be much gasbaggery regarding the supposed US government shutdown scheduled to happen on October 1st. Unfortunately the hype is severely overblown and in fact the government will NOT be shutting down then; it will only be paring back services to its supposed constituents. Not the services to the Wall Street kleptocrat scumbag elitists, but to the minion government workers and to the citizens. The politicians will continue to be paid regardless, along with all the immoral enforcement arms of said government. The military industrial complex will remain on standby should they be called to perform yet another culling of the third world population. Locally, 'law enforcement' - better known as bankster enforcers because they mostly enforce laws against the people and for the elite - will continue to extract their pounds of flesh from the enslaved worker bees. Taxes will still be collected and forwarded to the banks, and life will go on, albeit slightly more uncomfortable for some.

This gives me a wonderful opportunity to lay out exactly WHY I feel that government is probably the most immoral development of human existence. How can I say that? Because there is no CONSENT. The use of force is both an implicit AND explicit function of government; indeed, it has yet to be long attempted without the use of force. And if it has, and it was in ANY way successful you can be assured that the predatory governmental/military/medical/academic classes of adjacent captive societies would make sure that no history of such an endeavor would EVER see the light of day. Put simply, my objection to government is this: If I rob you at gunpoint, then take some of your loot and build a school with it, the 'good ends' which I provide are completely invalidated because I had to rob you to do so. Period. You can construct all the elaborate hoaxes you can think of from religious sanction (G-d says you must obey me), to altruism (It's for the common good), to 'enfranchisement,' where one group of victims gets to dictate how another group of victims is to be abused, but NONE of those reasons makes my robbery of you at all moral.
Without government, the sociopaths of society would be left without a purpose in life; these reptiles who crave power are not endowed with sufficient creativity to build things or otherwise add value to their surroundings. They don't invent new technologies, processes or ideas, they don't create art, literature or music to enrich their fellow humans, they don't do much of anything other than dominate others through coercion or through guilt and manipulation. They are the ultimate parasites in that regard, and it doesn't matter if you're talking about actual state functionaries or corporate board members. They are of the same creed, one that they feel makes they're 'superior' to the rest of us. You can't presume to use force on another person unless you have already rationalized that they are inferior to you in some way and thus are deserving of their treatment. To be sure, some enforcers may be more 'humane' than others, but the problem is with the institution itself. Government is premised upon the superiority of a privileged few over the unprivileged many. It matters not if you have one 'good cop' or one 'trustworthy politician' or even a 'good soldier' when their entire vocation is designed to enforce some form of slavery upon humanity. You can ALWAYS choose another job, one that DOESN'T involve intimidating and stealing from others.

And that, in the end, is my answer to what should exist in lieu of government - free choice. Not the false choice of banker/corporate figurehead ruler A versus banker/corporate figurehead ruler B, but actual free choice. Without the threat of coercion. Where all human interaction is VOLUNTARY. Where people recognize that when they violate the lives of others they are in fact also justifying the violation of their own lives. Just think if all the wealth wasted on limitless state surveillance, conscription, regulation for the benefit of a few elitist insiders, wars and the like was actually retained in its original hands and used to directly benefit our species, instead of having it trickle down to the masses AFTER the asshole clique in charge is done with it. We'd be colonizing our solar system right now instead of threatening to bomb certain nations to the Stone Age because they won't pay the appropriate protection money. Because that's what taxes are, in essence - protection money. You pay them so that you aren't thrown in a jail cell and your possessions seized by the dominant gang called the state. Just like with the Mob, only at least the Mob has the decency to NOT pretend that it's for your own good. That's why the state goes after criminals - not to protect the people, but to cut down on its competition. Gangs of shitheads all wanting to take from others because they can't make a damned thing to save their own miserable lives otherwise.

If all police, military and state bureaucrats disappeared tomorrow, people would STILL go to work, earn a living, then go home to their families for the most part. Did you fail to go to work today because you DIDN'T see a policeman during your morning commute? Is wanting REAL free choice hopelessly utopian? I don't know, it can't be more utopian than giving all the guns and decision making power to the state and then expecting it to limit itself. How's THAT working out for you?


Friday, July 12, 2013

There IS Another Way...

"There are two kinds of people in this world - leaders and followers." Or so the prevailing cultural wisdom would have you believe. There's a fundamental problem with this 'truism,' namely that's it's not true at all. What's more, it's been mercilessly promoted because the people who fancy themselves either as 'leaders' or 'followers' MUST have your compliance for this mendacious mental programming to work. Well reality has a way of bulldozing though bullshit like a sledgehammer through a paper-mache' sculpture, so let's have a look at this 'conventional wisdom' and see why it's full of feces...
'Leaders' historically have been individuals who, through brute force, coersion, persuasion or manipulation have imposed their vision of the 'proper' social order upon others. Much propaganda has been made over the centuries lionizing the 'achievements' of most so-called 'leaders' in the form of poetry, songs, paintings, written works and the like. The problem is, in order for there to be 'leaders,' everyone else must be considered inferior, deemed incapable or unworthy of determining their own fates by the usually self-appointed 'leadership.' Essentially people who look down upon their fellow humans decide that they themselves are privileged by virtue of fiat (declaration), and this gives them the right to steal from, mislead, abuse, torture, imprison, kill and basically screw the lives up of everybody else. 'Leaders' are seldom chosen by those they actually rule over; they typically seize power by force or intrigue, or they are appointed by the true 'leadership' as figureheads to divert attention away from the real powers behind the throne. Either way, only the gullible believe that leaders have their best interests at heart. They don't. They're in it to feather their nests, game, set and match. People who need to be 'in charge' are from my own personal experience sociopaths who will lie, cheat and steal in order to maintain power. For them the domination of others is like heroin to a junkie - they just gotta have it! They see the world - with everyone and everything in it - as their own personal plaything.


'Followers' on the other hand are people for whom self-determination, motivation, innovation and self-respect have been either beaten or bred out of them for the most part. They have been indoctrinated with the belief that they are not smart enough, strong enough, good looking enough or 'hard' enough to be in charge of their own lives, much less 'important' tasks as defined by the 'leadership.' These 'followers' are actively conditioned through public/private education, advertising, marketing, stilted TV sitcom plots and movie themes that only 'special' people are meant to make the 'big' decisions, not 'little' people of lesser ability or intellect. Like themselves. Even though they rarely are privy to the facts which would show them that their 'leaders' aren't necessarily any smarter, stronger or better than they are themselves. 'Followers' differ from 'leaders' in just two basic points: followers are usually honest and timid, whereas 'leaders' are typically liars with huge amounts of cunning. Other than that, both parties have to eat, shit and get laid like everybody else. Therefore neither denomination can really be considered 'special.' Because they aren't special, only human.

So is that really all there is? Are we really slated to be either an asshole-type 'leader' or a sheep-like 'follower?' I. Don't. Think. So. Why? Because there ARE people who don't need the validation of their supposed 'superiors' to recognize when they did a good job. They don't need 'direction' from some 'boss,' king, president or supervisor to show them how to do what they do best. Neither do these people need the satisfaction of being worshipped by underlings or from knocking others down a couple of pegs so that they can get ahead. These people derive satisfaction from personal achievement, either through excellence in performance or through the appreciation of similar excellences. They rely upon their own critical thinking skills to determine the best course of action, not a bunch of half-baked edicts from some power-hungry douchebag. They blaze their own trails rather than swim like just another fish in the school or fly like another goose in the flock. These people in fact are natural leaders - not by coercion but by example, and unlike traditional so-called 'leaders,' these people have no desire to run the lives of anyone besides themselves.
These people I would characterize as REAL people, not hollowed out automaton 'followers' or piece-of-shit, hubristic 'leaders.' I call their outlook - where they don't need to lead others and don't need to follow others - a 'Third Way.' A way that I truly believe is the natural state of humanity, one prevalent before the advent of the organized, sociopath gangs known as governments. It will be the natural state of our species again when humans get this very simple idea down pat: The people who WANT to be in charge, THOSE are the people you need to shoot...

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Who Is John Galt?

John Galt started out as a fictional character around whom the plot coalesced in the novel Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. John Galt was an inventor and scientist who, when confronted with the overt intellectual tyranny of collectivism in his place of employment decides to not only quit on principle, but to drop out of society almost entirely. It was a classic textbook (pardon the pun) case of psychological reactance, which states that human beings will, when presented with conditions that limit or take away their freedom, take roughly equal and opposite measures to regain the amount of freedom they believe they have lost. John Galt was a hardened and adamant individualist, whose literary characterization by Ayn Rand could be considered a reaction against the spreading movement of progressive socialism in the US. The book itself is NOT a Sunday tea time read; fans of the written word can at times feel that Ms. Rand gave Nathaniel Hawthorne a run for his money in the verbosity department, but sometimes to make a new ideological omelette you gotta break a few eggs of easily digestible reading.

That I was exposed to Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead before it during my college years probably innoculated me to a certain extent against the insidious global-statism promoted as accepted thought in academe. My professors publicly mocked the 'New World Order' in class but quietly covered up for the criminals after hours. I was to learn roughly 2 decades later that supposedly 'liberal' academics were aware of the Bush family's Nazi money-laundering activities during World War II but in fact SAT on that information...information that would have prevented that brood of vipers and thieves from getting elected as town dog catcher, much less allow 2 presidents to slither in through their ranks. It wasn't until I was firmly esconced among the 'black copter crowd' that I would understand that left and right were merely cheeks around the same fascist asshole. An asshole that strangles intelligence, innovation and ingenuity throughout all walks of life - the academic, the corporate, the political and the personal. It is THIS vampiric system from which I seek to free myself. And from which to free my brethren. 'Unplug them from the Matrix,' as it were.
John Galt also struggles against a similarly interlocking global system of top-down collectivism and rabid anti-humanity. He does so by going on strike, by withholding his intellectual creations from an unappreciative and undeserving social hierarchy. He took his toys and found another sandbox - one that he selected in a location difficult to get to, but rich in natural resources. This was the famous 'Galt's Gulch' in the novel, and it's the namesake of this blog. Decades before terms like 'strategic relocation' became a part of the underground lexicon, Ms. Rand was clueing in those with half a brain to reason about the wisdom of the idea. It was a voluntarily founded, anarco-capitalist town where former industry tycoons (unlike the pasty-white, mealy-mouthed, trust-fund promoted CEO vermin that infest our boardrooms today) and skilled workers of ability and ambition could ply their trades unmolested by a predatory looter entity known as the collectivist state. Everything was downsized with the enterprises within that enclave, but unlike the burgeoning Keynesian 'money multiplier' effect of the system they fled from, Galt's Gulch signified a reset against the tyranny of super-sized collective living.

It is my own personal suspicion that Ayn Rand liberally borrowed from the personage of Nikola Tesla to flesh out the character of John Galt. At least in regards to the intellectual brilliance AND vocations of choice for the character. John Galt invented a motor that drew electricity from the ambient environment - a 'free energy' system. Nikola Tesla was often credited with developing similar technologies. Where Galt and Tesla differed is in their approach, and ultimately in the manner of their ends. Tesla wanted to share his free energy creations with the world to elevate mankind; this was NOT in the interests of the insipid 'robber baron' anti-capitalist swine who dominated the political and business landscape of his day. They shut him out, minimized his achievements, prevented him from securing what he needed to continue his research, and he died alone and poor after playing an inestimable role in kick-starting the modern era. John Galt, however, took an opposite approach, and in retrospect the approach he took in Atlas Shrugged makes sense in a 'Why didn't Tesla do it like this' kind of way.
When John Galt quits his day job as a research and development scientist for a manufacturing company, it's during a company meeting where the new 'hierarchy' uses the sloganeering of collectivism to erase all incentives for excellence in the workplace. Everyone's feelings are to be taken into account but nobody's achievements are to be credited or rewarded. Essentially the workers were all ants now, to be 'nurtured and guided' by the newly 'enlightened' management. Where have we heard that before? Pretty much at every stinking job that I've worked at EVER, in one way, shape or form. Group-thinking, 'infallible' management fucktards are going to be the DEATH of this country. But I digress. John Galt, a man trained in the scientific method as well as logic and reason saw this incalculable clusterfuck coming down the pike and did what anyone with a modicum of common sense would do - he got the fuck outta there! On his way out he tells the preening managerial shitbags of his now former employer "I am going to stop you!" Since nobody dares talk to the management gods like that an infamous question arose from this incident, namely "Who is John Galt?"

John Galt REALLY sticks it to the poobahs when he takes his pre-Timothy Leary dropout roadshow to the people. He convinces the movers and the shakers one-by-one that there is no way to fix the terminally cancerous social order from within, and that it needs to collapse from its own internal inconsistencies before the people can be free again. Sort of like what happened with the collapse of the Soviet empire, only with a complete institutional enema, not just a name change from the communist party to the Russian mob. But again, I digress. These 'men of the mind' all resettled in Galt's Gulch, leaving their fortunes and estates behind for the government vultures to pillage while they opted to start fresh, making an honest, downsized living as free individuals. HOPELESSLY TARDY SPOILER ALERT - Eventually the great ponzi schemes of the state and its corporate collaborator minions fall apart and society utterly collapses. THEN the 'men of the mind' come out from Galt's Gulch and into a world that finally might appreciate what they have to offer. Who is John Galt? I AM John Galt. I AM Spartacus. YOU are John Galt. YOU are Spartacus - if you choose to be. Our criminal ruling aristocracy uses the prison societies of 1984 and Brave New World as a roadmap for the future. I reject that roadmap, and choose the path to Galt's Gulch instead...now who's with me?
"I swear by my life and my love of it, that I shall never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine."   -John Galt

Saturday, July 6, 2013

On the Virtues of Self-Sufficiency...



 Take a look at this picture, what does it evoke in you? When I study it, I get the impression of a dynamic mind looking to expand its horizons. Everything here is a component of something, having a purpose either overt or yet to be consummated. You don't see a bunch of shopping mall detritus or the typical hallmarks of pointless consumerist rope-a-dope existence, you see the application of thought towards an ongoing goal. A goal driven by the mind itself, as opposed to being 'helpfully suggested' through the use of B.F. Skinner operant conditioning built into media marketing, for example. No, this display is NOT that of a couch potato who vegetates in front of the digital behavioral programming and surveillance screen interface called television. THIS is a manifestation of self-sufficiency. You know, the spirit that put our country on the map in the first place, at least on an intellectual level.

As a musician and composer for roughly 3 decades I have over the years carefully and conscientiously gathered what I deemed to be the essential tools of my trade: quality instruments, each customized for optimal utility and convenience, analog and digital modulation of all types, amplification to cover from bedroom rehearsal to stadium show venues, and multiple, redundant means of recording that which I create. I have backups of backups, but each piece of gear has a purpose, and eventually it all gets used. I don't have to rent my means of production, and the only services I need to outsource are professional services like mixing and mastering of audio production which allows me the freedom to concentrate on my content and execution. In other words, other than for putting the finishing touches on a new product that I'm bringing to market, I have pretty much everything I need to get the job done. It's taken me a couple of decades and a couple of independent releases to get to this point, but the journey has been well worth the effort.

 When I'm in 'mad scientist mode' during the recording process, I can't help but feel a kinship with trailblazers like Tesla, Edison and the like, who took their expertise and creativity and brought new creations to the world. Not that I presume my contributions are at all on par with their achievements, mind you, it's the spirit of 'Boldly going where no man has gone before' that gets me every time. I don't make music to compensate for my perceived penile deficiencies or to rustle up some extra notches on my bedpost, I make music because creating is what I do. Nothing more, nothing less. And thanks to Providence I have learned over the course of my journey what I need to continue and nurture my hobby and what I don't. Better still, I have learned that the more I keep my internal operations separate from the modern Babylon media Shoggoth, the purer my creations remain and the saner my disposition remains. I don't create for the adulation of others, I create for the virtue of personal achievement. If I'm not happy with the result, I could care less who considers it to be 'art.' You don't get quality creations without a whole lot of honesty. Period. End of fucking story. Bitchez.

Unfortunately from a practical standpoint I started on this road towards self-sufficiency from the top of Maslow's pyramid down, instead of from the ground up. Hence in most other areas of everyday life I am woefully deficient in many areas of sufficiency:  I don't grow my own food, I rely upon city water to survive, my electricity is beholden to the whims of state granted monopolies, and my transportation relies upon fuel derived from a number of questionable sources - questionable as to whether there was foul play involved in its extraction. Okay, that's a LOT of negatives. Fortunately, knowing is half the battle, and I have made modest provisions towards rectifying those absences; I've set aside seeds for the day when I have access to arable land, and I've acquired water filtration that will allow me to survive even if the city water spigot is shut off. The not-too-distant future may see me cashing in my rainy day pennies for some fine solar and other exotic power generation gear. Long term the goal is to align my transportation needs more with that which I can provide for myself. So the next vehicle purchase could be diesel powered if I'm able to grow my own fuel, or electric if I have sufficient abundance in home power generation. The less have to I rely on the capricious whims of others, the better...

Friday, July 5, 2013

Get The F@#k Off The Grid! Part 2 - Why Do It?


For me, getting off the grid - 'going underground ' in older hip parlance - is a choice driven by moral imperatives. The system which I was born into is designed to exploit the vast majority of my fellow humans for the benefit of a few who have done less than most to deserve such benefits. Every penny of tax extorted from my labors with the implicit threat of uniformed thugs coming to take my freedom and property from me goes towards paying the interest on a national debt that I had no say whatsoever in incurring. This interest goes right into the pockets of an inbred aristocracy, all of whom are related by bloodlines to the LAST sack of bastards we kicked out of management positions in these parts about 230-ish years ago. NONE of these pointy-headed frontclowns related to the Queen through Burke's Peerage have produced a single invention, innovation, piece of art, scientific theory or any other thing that might be remotely useful to humans in general.

The only thing bankers, politicians and corporate CEOs are good for is the accumulation of unearned power and privileges. They're quite talented regarding the feathering of their own nests in an inverse proportion to their professional competences. That's why you see Citigroup CEO's leave their jobs with a golden parachute worth several million despite the fact that they LOST the company a few billion in capital net worth. That's why they will cut food assistance to the poor while the president awards himself a raise during 'austerity measures.' That's why there are two sets of laws in this country - one for the slaves, the other for the slave masters. And the whole system is predicated and underpinned by the implicit threat of force. All the trumpeted platitudes about freedom and liberty are just cheap marketing slogans designed to keep the slaves on the plantation without having to whip them so frequently. Whipping slaves interrupts Massa's beauty sleep.



The same financial interests behind the extermination of the relatives of my ancestors in Europe still hold the reigns of power in America today. Every cent I pay into the system guarantees that someone halfway around the world will be killed by a drone for no better reason than having been born around natural resources that some Wall Street asshole doesn't want to pay a fair market price for. Some homeless person is going to get beat up by the police, some inventor is going to get threatened if their technology makes competition for existing monopolies, some reporter is going to get murdered for getting a little too close to the truth - all because I am contributing to the current system. You cannot with any semblance of a straight face tell me that if you rob me at gunpoint, then take my money and build a school somewhere that you have somehow done a moral thing. You haven't, and if anything you only involved the innocent to provide sanction for your crimes. I have to look at myself in the mirror every day and like what I see. And I can't do that if my actions invariably lead towards the unjustified suffering of others with whom I have no quarrel whatsoever.

Since I believe in the non-initiation of force, then violent revolution is not the solution I seek. I am prepared to defend myself if necessary but I'm not going around trying to start shit. I feel the only honorable way to go is to bow out of this system, take my toys and find another sandbox to play in, preferably with playmates who have similar inclinations. I intend to starve this beast of my efforts and my labors, and Providence willing my example may join with the efforts of those looking to forge a new path for our species. We've long since evolved past the need for sociopath societal jailers in my opinion, and with a little introspection, common sense and determination I am confident we can step out from behind the shadows of state and corporate slavery and reclaim our lives for ourselves...