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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Malo Periculosam Libertatem Quam Quietum Servitium


Better freedom with danger than peace with slavery.

Please read all of this backgrounder on Bill Buppert's ZeroGov site.

Consider its points as you go about the rest of your Sunday round.

Grown men and women don't need leaders.

Do you, freedom fighter?

11 Comments:

Blogger Dennis308 said...

It was Daniel Almond that said,
"Be the Leader that you would want to follow."

Made sence to me. And if anyone else is waiting for someone to lead them, are they really Free.

Dennis
III
Texas

January 30, 2011 at 5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you understand econ. - please disseminate http://www.bitcoin.org - possible shadow economy for the freefor - this needs early adopters.

how about an ammo for bitcoin exchange - great way to put cached capital to good use pulling the carpet out from under the opfor.

January 30, 2011 at 5:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure. Go ahead freedom fighter. Try something without a leader. Take action without a strategy. If everyone is a leader, no one is a leader. You will soon find yourself in a circle jerk one tugging one way, another a different direction, while your numbers get slowly whittled away or co-opted by someone that you hadn't intended to lead you. Better to gather with like minded people and assign each in the organization according to their strengths. Am I free if I want someone to lead me who has the tactical and strategic savvy to obtain victory? You bet I am. No such thing as an "Army of one."

January 30, 2011 at 8:52 PM  
Anonymous Defender said...

Excellent. Even a neighborhood homeowners association is too much government. Voting just encourages them.
The roads will still get built and repaired, because we'll all have a lot more individual money to donate for the purpose, hiring the most efficient private contractors. That's just one example. L. Neil Smith's "The Probability Broach" is a blueprint for Libertarian America disguised as a sci-fi detective story. It's beautiful. Without government bullying, no one's poor, no one's super-rich or needs or wants to be, and everyone's free. A house costs a month's pay free and clear, no property taxes, and a vehicle costs a week's. Everyone's respectful of everyone else's rights because children six and up can carry any gun they can handle, and taught to respect the rights of others.
No one uses the F word in place of "heck" or "f---ing sick" to mean "really excellent!"

January 30, 2011 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger Concerned American said...

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January 31, 2011 at 1:57 AM  
Blogger Concerned American said...

Anon at 8:52:

The patriotic water treatment worker who "forgets" to lube a critical sewage pump, which then fails and discredits the local .gov, needs a "leader"?

The local activist who decides that the county board member who spoke passionately about banning all assault weapons in her jurisdiction should be discouraged therefore needs a leader to pour accelerants in the politician's hedges and garage, followed by a match?

The regional F-class shooter needs a leader to send a 175 SMK downrange to a point exactly 3/8" to the left of the called impact?

The grandmother with her husband's S&W snubby in her purse needs a leader as she moves, quietly outraged about what has been done to her grandchildren, through the queue at her local representative's town hall meeting?

A lot of ex-.mil folks have a fixation on squad-level tactics.

Squads need leaders. But of there were credible squads, we wouldn't be in this boat.

Free men and women do not -- although nothing prohibits them from choosing the right tools for the right job, as you indicate.

January 31, 2011 at 2:00 AM  
Blogger Dennis308 said...

Anon 20:52,
I guess some people don't trust their own judgement, and really do need to follow.

Dennis
III
Texas

January 31, 2011 at 2:56 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

100 people that can fight like a team, can whip a 1000 who can't. Sooner or later, somebody's gonna take charge. It's more human nature than any political objective. Some have the ability to lead and conquer, and some don't. The debate will become moot when the shooting starts, and reality takes charge. See you at the top.

January 31, 2011 at 3:17 PM  
Blogger Concerned American said...

Sean:

Don't disagree with a word you say, but at present, who has 100 folks, let alone 100 who can fight as a team?

How many have one other person they could call to help move a rolled-up carpet at 0200?

There's a debilitating (nigh unto overwhelming) tendency for most people to wait to be told what to do.

You ain't one of those.

January 31, 2011 at 10:51 PM  
Anonymous Bill Buppert said...

I am the Publisher of Zero Gov and hope to clear up a misleading supposition.

There are leaders and there are rulers. One can be a follower who has freely chosen to allow someone else to lead you - church, business or a hunting guide. My distinction is that our government leaders are the ones who cause the most mischief and grief in people's lives and deserve zero devotion or follower-ship whatsoever. This is what Abbey was talking about. What you freely choose to do is your business. My point is that there is a better way to run a society than providing goods and services at gunpoint.

January 31, 2011 at 10:59 PM  
Blogger AM said...

Two men working together can execute "fire and maneuver".

One person alone cannot.

This is simply the very basis for squad level tactics. If you are defending yourself, you don't need leadership.

If you are defending freedom, I'd guess that leadership is necessary. Even "grown men and women" need leaders to keep the group together.

Hang together or hang separately, your choice.

February 1, 2011 at 7:54 PM  

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