Politics

Politics Aggregation

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” ~ Mohandas K. Gandhi

There are two main purposes for this aggregation of politics information: 1) for my own quick-reference use (as is the case with my other aggregations, and 2) to radically reduce online research time for any interested people who happen to stumble across this website. By making these kinds of aggregations, I don't have spend nearly as much time searching for information which I might have forgotten to archive in my system of folders, files and bookmarks.

Always remember, "politics" = person or group A trying to persuade person or group B to obey the will of A, most frequently for the personal financial benefit of A and to the personal financial detriment (higher taxes) of B. In other words, "politics" = manipulation. That's all it is. That is why deception = the so-called "art" of politics. That is also why "politician" = professional deceiver/manipulator, and why "political" = deception-based, manipulation-based, and/or having to do with deception and/or manipulation.

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Revolution Aggregation

There are two main purposes for this aggregation of information about revolution: 1) for my own quick-reference use (as is the case with my other aggregations, and 2) to radically reduce online research time for any interested people who happen to stumble across this website. By making these kinds of aggregations, I don't have spend nearly as much time searching for information which I might have forgotten to archive in my system of folders, files and bookmarks.

One of the very first things a freedom fighter must understand is what the government1 says you can speak/write, and what the government says you are not allowed to speak/write. In other words, where is the constitutional boundary line between so-called "protected" speech and "unprotected" speech? In America, the U.S. Supreme Court has frequently acknowledged that it was the Founders' clear intent to protect political2 speech above all other types of speech. For example, two important free speech cases which bear on the essay are Brandenburg v. Ohio, 395 U.S. 444 (1969) (unanimous court), and Meyer v Grant, 486 US 414 (1988) (unanimous court). The case of Yates v. U.S., 354 U.S. 298 (1957) holds that "advocacy and teaching of forcible overthrow of government AS ABSTRACT PRINCIPLE is immune from prosecution." Regarding “sedition3”, compare Pennsylvania v. Nelson, 350 U.S. 497 (1956) dissent to Brandenburg v. Ohio, 395 U.S. 444 (1969) (unanimous court).

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Why I'm voting for Pat Arotin -- Part 2

By John Wilkenson

(NOTE: To see an update in events, please scroll down to "UPDATE" below. There are many text/links in this essay. They look blue, but if you put your cursor on them, they become underlined so you can see them to click on them. All of the banner/links also take you to a destination URL.)

If I told you I was voting for Pat Arotin not only because of what I consider to be an over-the-top Daily Sentinel editorial but also what I suspect are dirty tricks from the Matt Lewis camp, you might say, "What?! Say it ain't so, Joe!" So let's look at it.

Yesterday, Mesa County Sheriff's Department (MCSD) "Information & Communications Manager", Heather Benjamin (above right), sent me what I consider to be an inappropriate email requesting that I take down the little informational banner/link of the MCSD logo (above left) which is linked to the Mesa County Sheriff's website for the sole informational, educational and journalistic purpose of facilitating public access to a public website. At that moment, the story became about Heather Benjamin and the logo. Of course it's pretty hard to write a story about a logo unless you engage in the 1st-Amendment-protected journalistic fair use of showing the public what the logo you are talking about looks like.

I'm still in the process of deciding whether or not to take the image down. But I need more information from Ms. Benjamin first. I'll get to the reasons why I believe my use of a low-resolution thumbnail-size image as an informational link to the MCSD website is perfectly legal in a minute. First I want to articulate my logic-based suspicion about what I would consider to be dirty tricks from the Matt Lewis camp.

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New World Order Aggregation

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” ~ Mohandas K. Gandhi

There are two main purposes for this aggregation of NWO information: 1) for my own quick-reference use (as is the case with my other aggregations, and 2) to radically reduce online research time for any interested people who happen to stumble across this website. By making these kinds of aggregations, I don't have spend nearly as much time searching for information which I might have forgotten to archive in my system of folders, files and bookmarks.

I found some quotes that seem useful:

“Now there's one thing you might have noticed I don't complain about: politicians. Everybody complains about politicians. Everybody says they suck. Well, where do people think these politicians come from? They don't fall out of the sky. They don't pass through a membrane from another reality. They come from American parents, and American families, American homes, American schools, American churches, American businesses, and American universities. And they're elected by American citizens. This is the best we can do, folks. This is what we have to offer. It's what our system produces: garbage in, garbage out. If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you're going to get selfish ignorant leaders. And term limits ain't going to do you any good, you're just going to wind up with a brand new bunch of selfish, ignorant Americans. So maybe, maybe, maybe it's not the politicians who suck. Maybe something else sucks around here, like the public.” ~ George Carlin

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Why I'm voting for Pat Arotin for Mesa County Sheriff

By John Wilkenson

Although I didn't know him personally, I voted for John Pennington for Mesa County Sheriff in the GOP primary based on his 2nd-Amendment-friendly, drone-unfriendly campaign speaking, plus the fact constitutional activist Richard Mack campaigned for him. (See also http://www.sheriffmack.com and Wikipedia.) Pennington lost to Steve King, who, having disgraced himself, was replaced as GOP candidate by Matt Lewis. Following are some of the reasons why I won't be voting for Lewis in the general election.

One of the main reasons why I'm voting for Arotin, is the Daily Sentinel's editorial titled "Lewis for sheriff", combined with Lewis' own rhetoric, his lawless behavior as outlined in the Travis Brickey complaint. combined with the fact he has said he is "proud" of how he and his colleagues behaved during that situation. I don't want a man who is proud of blatantly unconstitutional lawlessness to serve as Mesa County Sheriff. It's that simple.

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Walter E. Williams aggregation: Killing the evil race card and thwarting its evil users — Part 2

When engaged in the tit-for-tat polemical opposition to the highly manipulative so-called "leftist" propaganda of various professional, play-the-race-card-for-money, scumbags1 such as Jesse Jerkson and Al Not-So-Sharpton, it is not only extremely useful, but even necessary, to demonstrate that it is entirely possible for people of all shapes, sizes, genders and colors to share similar ideas (or disagree with same) on various subjects without being called "racist". Walter E. Williams is a so-called "black" — I very much prefer that word to the divisive hyphenated "African-American" which, as a matter of calculated strategy, divides (aka "balkanizes" ) Americans into tribal groups for the benefit of the neofeudalistic global debt-as-money oligarchs — Ph.D. economist, academic (John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University), author, syndicated columnist, talk show fill-in for Rush Limbaugh, and general all-around serious thinker and good guy whose work I consider indispensable to the cause of self-ownership and ordered liberty. This is all the more so because such as the above-mentioned race-hustling scum inevitably resorts to the nasty habit of referring to such historical giants as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Thomas Paine, Ludwig von Mises, Frédéric Bastiat, Friedrich Hayek, Murray Rothbard, ad infinitum, and any other noteworthy person who might disagree with immoral, sophistic, collectivist, anti-self-ownership "steal-from-A-and-give-to-B" ideology/propaganda as being "racist".

There is a thing called "white guilt" which functions as a monstrously effective road block to clear thinking and intellectually honest discussion on the part of Caucasian-type people. Professor Williams has magnanimously given that type of foggy-thinking, "Sad Sack" individual a wonderful healing gift.

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Are the Fruita, Colorado police trying to cover up an unjustified shooting of an unarmed man?

Please read my blog article titled, "The killing of retired Navy veteran Lewis Pollard by the American police state" to fill yourself in on the facts. I truly believe evidence shows the Fruita police, and the whole Colorado and Mesa County law enforcement apparatuses are in the process of trying to cover up the unconstitutional and unjustified shooting of a fleeing unarmed man who was wanted only for a couple of very minor traffic offenses.

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Arrogant government scumbaggery tries to shut down venerable oyster farm — UNacceptable, INtolerable!

In a dramatic injustice and prototypical example of political manipulation, the U.S. Department of Interior is trying to shut down the Drake's Bay Oyster farm so the "First marine wilderness in continental U.S." could be designated.

When I lived in Marin County in the late 1970s, I used to buy oysters there weekly, when it was known by the locals simply as "Charlie Johnson's oyster farm". Consequently, I am highly offended by, and vigorously resent, the political1 scumbaggery and lawlessness behind the closing of the oyster farm. This blog is my effort to hopefully do something about such government lawlessness, while simultaneously serving as something of a tutorial in showing people how to effectively fight government arrogance and lawlessness.

The Framing Of An Oyster Farm - Drake's Bay Oyster Company - Vimeo video

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The $50 Lesson

(NOTE: I don't know where the following story came from, but I thought, since it deals with a complex philosophical and political issue in such a clear and ingenius way, it deserves to be distributed as widely as possible.)

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The destructive evil of rhetorical brinksmanship

"Rhetorical brinksmanship", as practiced by the Left and other sophists, is raising the emotional heat and intensity of a conversation to the point it reaches either violence or capitulation. This is done as a matter of calculated strategy designed to get one’s polemical and/or philosophical opponent in the conversation to capitulate, or, at the very least, shut up and go away.

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