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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Starving The Monkeys

From former Marine/software entrepreneur/author Tom Baugh's website:

Starve the Monkeys Who Eat Away At Your Life
An Individualist's Guide to Fighting Modern Progressives

by Tom Baugh
Paperback, 430 pages
Price: $19.95 US

Warning: This book is NOT the typical heavily-digested cartoon-book political pundit pap.

Nor is it a scholarly work intended to talk down to you from an ivory tower as you swim around in the moat in a world that doesn't seem to make sense anymore, and gets worse each day.

In fact, books like both of those I describe above are part of the problem. They whip people up into a frenzy, or bore them to tears, but don't offer any practical advice other than to tell you to try to teach someone else.

And yet, the problems seem to grow worse the more we try to teach. And now our problems are no longer simple-issue problems.

Environmentalism, which used to seem almost harmless, now threatens to box in our quality of life in ways we never intended. Left unchecked, this particular bit of insanity threatens to starve billions of people. And some of those billions will be right here among us.

Investing and saving no longer makes sense. Real estate, stable industries, essential commodities, all of these traditionally sound places to put your money just flop around and seem to only exist to extract your savings. And now hyperinflation will strip away almost everything you earned, particularly if you listen to the advice of pundits that demand that you pay down credit and save every penny. Why, so that hyperinflation can just chew your nest egg down to nothing?

You are told at every turn to care about the children, yet no one seems to care about yours. Why won't they get off of your back and just let you raise your own kids? Public schools are turning into indoctrination camps, while homeschoolers are demonized more each day.

Higher education is turning more hollow each year. Tuitions skyrocket while the quality of education plummets. And now advocates such as Ron Paul are warning that these institutions, too, will turn from mere indoctrination camps into soft-core labor camps.

Yet our system is supposed to protect you from stupidity like this. You elect people to represent you, but when they get to Washington they lose their minds and start acting just like the last guy. It seems as if your vote doesn't count anymore.

It seems this way because your vote doesn't count anymore. And there is a simple reason why.

Because YOU don't count anymore. At least not to the people who make the decisions that affect every aspect of your life.

And they are not who you think they are. There are no conspiracies, and no smoke-filled rooms where fat-cats pull the strings.


The reality is FAR worse than that. Because if there was a mysterious "they" out there getting together in little cabals, we could do something about that.

But while we spend our time and our energy throwing tea-parties and thinking that all we have to do is to simply get the message out loudly enough, we are missing the essential nugget.

A nugget that no pundit is willing to address.

And that nugget is that the non-productive electorate now outnumbers us, the productive minority of the nation. We have passed the tipping point where voting and protesting and educating no longer helps us any more, because the oppressive majority knows exactly what they are doing to us, and laughs at our efforts to free ourselves with posterboard.
[emphasis added -- WRSA editor]

This book would never pass the filtering process that exists at a normal publisher. Why?

Because it is too realistic. Because it shows exactly where the problems in our modern world lie. And what to do about it.

And no, those solutions don't involve violence, or "grab your gun", or any other kind of "let's go git 'em, boys!" kind of foolishness.

Doing that would only get you killed. And the responsible parties would rejoice at your sacrifice. Because that is exactly what they want you to do. Get killed, so that you, and your ideas, are out of the way.

Don't give them the satisfaction. Besides, your brothers are going to need you later.

There is a much, MUCH, better way. My way.

Continue reading about my way...

I am about 40% through this book, and am confident enough to recommend it to all of you as food for thought and recalculation -- as well as one of the best descriptions of maneuver warfare concepts I have ever read.

What's a "monkey", according to author Baugh?

In the context of this book, a monkey is defined as a person that chooses to collectively seize, by unearned means, the property, material or intellectual, temporal or spiritual, of its rightful owner. The means employed may be fiat, guilt, force, theft, fraud, subterfuge, or anything other than a willing and negotiated exchange of value.

In our modern world, each person is given the opportunity to make a conscious choice whether to be monkeys or men.

Conspicuously absent from this definition is race, birth, gender, heritage, cultural influences, or any factor other than that singular deliberate decision.

But men choose to live their lives upon their own merit. It is this very spirit of independence of thought and action that makes men the prey of the monkey collective.

As such, monkeys abandon their claim to the rights of men.

But monkeys could just as easily choose not to, and become men themselves.

Consider the number of moochers and looters that surround each of us.

If you can't outthink 'em, do you really believe that you and yours can hold them off your property, family, and life?

One mind, many weapons....


Blogger DMS said...

I highly recommend this book. It is not only orginal and thought-provoking but full of practical insights with real-world application. It is also one of the funniest things I have read in years. Tom Baugh's hilarious sense of outrage and no-holds-barred style calls to mind P.J. O'Rourke or Hunter Thompson.

December 15, 2009 at 4:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

completely unrelated:

December 15, 2009 at 4:58 AM  
Blogger Brock Townsend said...

Wow! Sounds good.

December 15, 2009 at 5:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No matter how much the German Jews squirmed, the majority still eventually packed them into the ghettos, and then the camps. Does this book tell today's oppressed minorities how to move from camps to ghettos to suburbs and retake their freedoms? Or is it just tax treatments and legal advice to go to the camps more slowly? If this book becomes popular, whatever legal loopholes it popularizes will be closed. Then what will you do?

December 15, 2009 at 5:39 AM  
Blogger Cracker Americanus said...

The soft war has begun. If you are reading this you are the resistance. Do something the smallest thing is a million times better than nothing. The reduction in tax revenues can only help us. The beast consumes all it recieves and demands more. The beast will consume us if it is able.Starve the beast,make it accountable to the people who support it.

December 15, 2009 at 7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this along the same philosophical and moral lines as "Atlas Shrugged"? But with practical ideas added?

(PS -- I'm about halfway through "AS". Fascinating reading)

B Woodman

December 16, 2009 at 2:35 AM  
Blogger daniel said...

Infiltrate the monkeys, leverege what numbers we do have against them.

December 16, 2009 at 4:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Give your guns up?" Not for me buddy. This man actually said you should relinquish your firearms if/or when they come to your home for them. The context - so that you could live and help rebuild the nation - dying is no help to anyone. I think he means well but lacks understanding. Or maybe it was a generalization intended for the masses that have no clue...??

Listen to his radio interview here: http://libertynewsradio.com/shows/tpc/tpc20090926c.mp3

December 16, 2009 at 4:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This read looks very much like a book I read years ago, How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World by Harry Browne. Book said everything has a price, monetary, Emotional, Physical, Social and that decisions should be based/evaluated on the "price" of each. Seemed very pratical although I was too young, stupid and weak to follow through. Browne also suggested the same idea of firing all employees and hhiring everyone back as contract labor.

December 16, 2009 at 3:53 PM  
Anonymous monkeyfan said...

"And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward."
— Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

Just sayin'...

December 16, 2009 at 9:48 PM  
Blogger Cracker Americanus said...

Do not surrender your firearms.Buy more. Obama has sold enough firearms that our local gunshop owner has expanded.
Join the local gun club. Learn how to shoot.

December 17, 2009 at 12:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This man actually said you should relinquish your firearms if/or when they come to your home for them. The context - so that you could live and help rebuild the nation - dying is no help to anyone."

Riiight, because they'd never hurt you after you were made defenseless. And this man was a Marine?

"And now hyperinflation will strip away almost everything you earned, particularly if you listen to the advice of pundits that demand that you pay down credit and save every penny."

Book excerpt: "Your reaction to this destruction of your value? Follow them down into debt ..."

Is his plan to keep growing his personal debt and repay it with watered dollars? That approach is working great for the federal government, isn't it?

"Why, so that hyperinflation can just chew your nest egg down to nothing?"

Holding your nest egg in gold coins prevents that.

I have ordered the book, I am most curious where and how it makes sense.

December 17, 2009 at 8:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read about the book here, and checked out the website, and read excerpts on Amazon.com

I got the book. Read it.

Short version of my review is that in hindsight, I wish I had spent the $26 and change on one of the new Magpul LR-308 P-Mags, instead.

December 20, 2009 at 2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just received the book from Amazon. Only had a chance to give it a quick look so far, will start in tonight.
Got that 6th sense warning feeling. Might contain thought-provoking material, will proceed with caution. . .

December 22, 2009 at 7:15 AM  

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