The Crumb Trail

“Connect and be outraged. This is the path to true patriotism, a love of one’s home country and the world that is our home.”  Thus the author concludes his shareworthy piece linked below.

I agree with him in part, and entirely in spirit, but not anymore in suggestion for solution or the reason for correction. Patriotism isn’t helpful or even reasonable. It’s just an expression of collectivism, which is immoral and leads to horrendous practical results for those not living inside ‘Rome’ in the earlier stages, and finally for all ‘Romans,’ eventually. He also, though, says this in the same paragraph: “We are not lost children without a way out of the forest of deception and fear. Follow the knotted string to freedom. Add to it.”, and that I have no argument with (I also applaud the timeline, in general).

The question isn’t whether collectivism works (maybe it does, I suppose, in some ways, like roads and bridges building and maintenance), but whether it’s moral, above all, and what its total consequences are. Most importantly, and the most relevant thing to consider when looking at the timeline in the linked article, I think, is whether any of that which is outlined could have been avoided within the prevailing paradigm human society currently operates under, including the U.S. I think not. Not at all.

I’m persuaded that there isn’t anything at all in the way of non-trivial reform or oversight that can be applied to the existing structure of societal control. Whereas if your local laudromat’s coin changer machine started returning 3 quarters on the dollar every 5 times a dollar was inserted, the situation would either get fixed or the place would very quickly get abandoned, there is no like mechanism available to “citizens”, of whatever entity. No matter how much intention, corruption and incompetence the timeline suggests or is provable, no one of us can turn his back on the institution which is common to all of it, withdraw his support from it via a lack of participation, without facing the threat, if not the fact, of force.

So, none of the timeline could have been prevented, because the entity which is common to all of it cannot be controlled or reformed. The paradigm, and the moral and practical arguments put forward to support it can, however, be reconsidered. And then abandoned, as they should be.

Global Research

As we know, children love to trace, to connect the dots, to make connections, but often the connections they make frighten adults who try to ignore their points or offer some ridiculous circumlocutions. Maybe we adults are much like children in our desires to make connections, but the thought of it frightens us, even when we are already frightened by being lost amidst a forest of propaganda.

No Good Deed Goes Unpermitted

So….this shouldn’t even be remotely possible, but it is, and it’s routine, and no one is really surprised when it happens, and everyone shrugs their shoulders because….there is nothing anyone can do about it. So far. Not in this paradigm, and certainly not in the moment, while the food truck is getting the heave ho, being shown the door, and exactly when it is most needed. Again we have the servant government’s petty and voluminous rules trumping reason and the very real and far more relevant and pressing needs of the people dealing with catastrophe.

After the fact, people can complain and call or write their councilmen/aldermen, start a petition, try to get such and such regulation or code overturned, but who has time for that, and who should have to have time for that (likely unending and futile task)? The moment has passed, anyway, and another like it will not likely arrive soon, so very few people will want expend their energy that way after the fact. Nor should anyone ever have to. The people being given or buying the food can make their own assessments about the risks entailed. It’s none of the state’s concern.

Again, the servant is master (always is, since that servant status is entirely theoretical), and it is because the current (and ancient) paradigm says there is no option but to associate with the entity (the state).

Food Truck Giving Free Food to Hurricane Workers, Kicked Out of Town for Not Having a Permit

Green Cove Springs, FL – After Irma devastated Florida, most restaurants and stores were shut down in certain areas. Green Cove Springs was one of those places. So, when Jack Roundtree, owner of the Triple J BBQ food truck, arrived in town, not only was he welcomed with open arms – he was desperately needed.

Revusky’s Law & Roger Rabbit Narratives

Jon Revusky is a unique writing voice, and the article below is really noteworthy, I think. Insightful, intelligent, thoughtful, and funny and entertaining. He, himself, is likewise funny, and would seem to be quite good-natured based on the interviews I’ve heard with him, like this one where he discusses the linked article below with another “good guy”, Kevin Barrett:

Revusky’s maiden voyage article linked below deals colorfully with probably the main conundrum facing “truthers” (as I define that word: people inclined to easily and ungrudgingly follow the path of verifiable facts or greatest plausibility – where facts are not available, or don’t necessarily explain every little thing – whatever they are/that is and wherever they lead without respect to any pre-existing notions they might have about how the world works, or has worked till now, or how following that path might affect them personally), that being the phenomenon of the non-truther, and interacting with them (most people). It also helps define, super entertainingly, what truthers and non-truthers are in the first place, their basic characteristics and tendencies.

The whole article resonates hugely with me, and it also made me belly laugh, and so I’d like this man to have an audience. The article is long-ish, but greatly worth the read, and with the corporate news cycle lately dominated by the obvious noise of whether professional athletes do or don’t stand-up during national anthems, it seemed like a good time to share it.

Battling the Matrix and Freeing Oneself from the Roger Rabbit Mental World

In 1999, a big hit movie was The Matrix. I went and saw it but I don’t recall it making much of an impression on me. At the time, my understanding of the world was pretty conventional. I believed the things I was told – for example, that a lone nut by the name of […]

Revusky’s own (slightly neglected) website (c’mon Jon, get your articles on there, too!) is found here:

The Basic Problem

An apt example of the basic dynamic of collectivism. The “owner” owns nothing. The entity that one can not disassociate from, nor have any practical control over, the state, acting as a proxy for “the group”, effectively owns all the houses within its jurisdiction. A warned occupant in this case must both fix any “violation” AND apply for permissions and pay their costs in order to do so, and which will likely be followed by citations in a matter of time if not fixed in the preferred time frame, and must also pay for the agents who are grossly misusing their time issuing the warnings.

No sane persons would ever direct their servant government to apply itself thus in this time frame, within hours of a hurricane’s passing, but this is what must inevitably be the result of the existence of a relationship which may not be opted out of. The servant is become the master, and must unavoidably become so, and there likely is no reform I can see save the ending of compulsory participation in “the group”. The DM

To ‘Help’ Residents Repair Homes After Irma, Govt Gave Out Code Violations for Damaged Property

Miami-Dade, FL – When all logic and reason is void of a decision – as in many decisions made by the state – authorities often turn to their only option, threats of extortion backed with force.

2017 9/11 Film Fest

If you live close enough to go, this a whole bunch of pretty admirable people all in one room (Faulkner, Barrett, PEPPER!, et al), with other good guys like Corbett contributing media to it. How often does that happen in real life? (Nice room, too.)

William Pepper is the main speaker, and he’s the lawyer who got an actual civil judgement in the case of MLK’s death asserting active government involvement in it (and demonstrating that J.E. Ray was not a lone gunman – or a gunman at all, if memory serves). Didn’t and doesn’t make the corporate news, of course, but a pretty big deal, and definitely something to share with others unaware of it, whether digitally or in conversation.

9/11 Truth Film Festival – Why 9/11 Truth Still Matters

Speakers in Order of Appearance Our mistress of ceremonies, Bonnie Faulkner produces and hosts Guns and Butter, a one-hour public affairs program on KPFA and WBAI radio stations that investigates the relationships among capitalism, militarism and politics, reporting on who wins and who loses when the economic resources of civil society are diverted toward global corporatization, war and the furtherance of a national security state.