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Books of Thought

Austrian economics, freedom, heathenry, and maybe the occasional rant.

basedheisenberg:

'2nd Amendment Worshipers' show up to Bundy Ranch:
"OMG LOOK AT THESE RACIST TEABAGGER GUN NUT TERRORISTS POINTING GUNS AT THE POLICE THEY SHOULD BE KILLED WITH DRONES. THE POLICE AREN’T BEING OPPRESSIVE STOP BEING RETARDED"
'2nd Amendment Worshipers' don't show up to Ferguson:
"OMG LOOK WHY DON’T THOSE RACIST TEABAGGER GUN NUT TERRORISTS SHOW UP TO DEFEND PEOPLE IN FERGUSON FROM THE OPPRESSIVE POLICE? FIGURES, FUCKING RACISTS." 
Ferguson locals arm themselves and stand outside of stores with rifles to protect them from looters:
"Well, if you’re going to instigate the cops, they’re gonna tear gas you, it’s that simple. Stop resisting and you’ll be fine."

basedheisenberg:

'2nd Amendment Worshipers' show up to Bundy Ranch:
"OMG LOOK AT THESE RACIST TEABAGGER GUN NUT TERRORISTS POINTING GUNS AT THE POLICE THEY SHOULD BE KILLED WITH DRONES. THE POLICE AREN’T BEING OPPRESSIVE STOP BEING RETARDED"
'2nd Amendment Worshipers' don't show up to Ferguson:
"OMG LOOK WHY DON’T THOSE RACIST TEABAGGER GUN NUT TERRORISTS SHOW UP TO DEFEND PEOPLE IN FERGUSON FROM THE OPPRESSIVE POLICE? FIGURES, FUCKING RACISTS." 
Ferguson locals arm themselves and stand outside of stores with rifles to protect them from looters:
"Well, if you’re going to instigate the cops, they’re gonna tear gas you, it’s that simple. Stop resisting and you’ll be fine."

basedheisenberg:

'2nd Amendment Worshipers' show up to Bundy Ranch:
"OMG LOOK AT THESE RACIST TEABAGGER GUN NUT TERRORISTS POINTING GUNS AT THE POLICE THEY SHOULD BE KILLED WITH DRONES. THE POLICE AREN’T BEING OPPRESSIVE STOP BEING RETARDED"
'2nd Amendment Worshipers' don't show up to Ferguson:
"OMG LOOK WHY DON’T THOSE RACIST TEABAGGER GUN NUT TERRORISTS SHOW UP TO DEFEND PEOPLE IN FERGUSON FROM THE OPPRESSIVE POLICE? FIGURES, FUCKING RACISTS." 
Ferguson locals arm themselves and stand outside of stores with rifles to protect them from looters:
"Well, if you’re going to instigate the cops, they’re gonna tear gas you, it’s that simple. Stop resisting and you’ll be fine."

basedheisenberg:

'2nd Amendment Worshipers' show up to Bundy Ranch:
"OMG LOOK AT THESE RACIST TEABAGGER GUN NUT TERRORISTS POINTING GUNS AT THE POLICE THEY SHOULD BE KILLED WITH DRONES. THE POLICE AREN’T BEING OPPRESSIVE STOP BEING RETARDED"
'2nd Amendment Worshipers' don't show up to Ferguson:
"OMG LOOK WHY DON’T THOSE RACIST TEABAGGER GUN NUT TERRORISTS SHOW UP TO DEFEND PEOPLE IN FERGUSON FROM THE OPPRESSIVE POLICE? FIGURES, FUCKING RACISTS." 
Ferguson locals arm themselves and stand outside of stores with rifles to protect them from looters:
"Well, if you’re going to instigate the cops, they’re gonna tear gas you, it’s that simple. Stop resisting and you’ll be fine."

basedheisenberg:

'2nd Amendment Worshipers' show up to Bundy Ranch:

"OMG LOOK AT THESE RACIST TEABAGGER GUN NUT TERRORISTS POINTING GUNS AT THE POLICE THEY SHOULD BE KILLED WITH DRONES. THE POLICE AREN’T BEING OPPRESSIVE STOP BEING RETARDED"

'2nd Amendment Worshipers' don't show up to Ferguson:

"OMG LOOK WHY DON’T THOSE RACIST TEABAGGER GUN NUT TERRORISTS SHOW UP TO DEFEND PEOPLE IN FERGUSON FROM THE OPPRESSIVE POLICE? FIGURES, FUCKING RACISTS."

Ferguson locals arm themselves and stand outside of stores with rifles to protect them from looters:

"Well, if you’re going to instigate the cops, they’re gonna tear gas you, it’s that simple. Stop resisting and you’ll be fine."

Message From Anonymous

How do I know if I'm a conservative or not?

thecrankyconservative:

If you believe that the freedom of individuals is of paramount importance, and that people and organizations function better and more efficiently without Government tampering, then you are definitely rolling down the calm wave of conservatism, buddy. 

Really, conservatism is defined by a series of basic canons, and different factions of conservatism just branch off of those tenants in different ways. I will refer to Russell Kirk’s version of the canon, because I believe it is the most clear. I included some definitions where necessary.

  1. A belief in a transcendent order (does not have to be God or some version of God — Can be any kind of power that you see as larger than yourself. Important not for spiritual reasons, but because there has to be something larger than Government that gives human beings their value);
  2. An affection for the variety and mystery of human life (that people are awesome, diverse, and unique. But despite all of this, they are still human, and deserve to be treated as such);
  3. A belief in societal order;
  4. A belief that property and freedom are closely linked (Government should not be able to help itself to your property. With your own possessions and rights to those possessions comes many other rights);
  5. Faith in convention (if it aint broke, don’t fix it, and if it’s fixed, don’t break it!);
  6. An understanding that innovation must be tied to existing traditions (no social experimentation, or social products with unknown results. See number 5!)

All this being said, I certainly hope you are considering exploring conservative culture! It is an exciting, diverse political ideology that welcomes all and puts value on continuous learning and development.

Thank you so much for your question!

TCC

Numbers 5 and 6 are the only things making this list specifically conservative, rather than simply libertarian. But so long as you’re not clinging to conventions and traditions that are broken and not being fixed (I’ll leave it to you to figure out what those are), I see very little difference.

It’s hard to find a label that fits, though. “Liberal”, “conservative”, and “libertarian” are all words that could describe my beliefs, but all have associations that I don’t want stuck onto me.

cartoonpolitics:

"There’s a reason you separate military and the police. One fights the enemies of the state. The other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people." .. (Commander Adama, Battlestar Galactica)

I love that quote; it’s so damned appropriate.

cartoonpolitics:

"There’s a reason you separate military and the police. One fights the enemies of the state. The other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people." .. (Commander Adama, Battlestar Galactica)

I love that quote; it’s so damned appropriate.

gunrunnerhell:

Hell
Various images of the same Ukrainian protestor during the early stages of the riots and clashes with the government before Russia intervened. (GRH)

This guy seriously looks like he’s from the Death Korps of Kreig.

gunrunnerhell:

Hell
Various images of the same Ukrainian protestor during the early stages of the riots and clashes with the government before Russia intervened. (GRH)

This guy seriously looks like he’s from the Death Korps of Kreig.

gunrunnerhell:

Hell
Various images of the same Ukrainian protestor during the early stages of the riots and clashes with the government before Russia intervened. (GRH)

This guy seriously looks like he’s from the Death Korps of Kreig.

gunrunnerhell:

Hell
Various images of the same Ukrainian protestor during the early stages of the riots and clashes with the government before Russia intervened. (GRH)

This guy seriously looks like he’s from the Death Korps of Kreig.

gunrunnerhell:

Hell

Various images of the same Ukrainian protestor during the early stages of the riots and clashes with the government before Russia intervened. (GRH)

This guy seriously looks like he’s from the Death Korps of Kreig.

girlactionfigure:

ISIS now issuing passports, I’m sure they won’t create panic and alarm at airport check in desks
@RevoluZionist

People who see ISIS as little more than a well-provisioned terrorist group seem to be getting very confused by things like this.
ISIS is trying to be a legitimate state. They’re collecting taxes, building roads, and providing policing to areas they control. They’re selling electricity generated at power plants they’ve captured. And now they’re even issuing passports. They’re not just some “Al-Qaeda offshoot” anymore. They’ve decided they have much bigger fish to fry: they want to be a proper government. They seem to have abandoned the idea of seizing existing countries as well, and are now simply trying to carve out a country from what territory they can get.
And they’re worse than any of the “enemies” that have been created and conquered in that region by Western governments. Woe betide those who find themselves under ISIS, for they’ll have suffered under too many tyrannies spawned by atrocious foreign policy.

girlactionfigure:

ISIS now issuing passports, I’m sure they won’t create panic and alarm at airport check in desks


@RevoluZionist

People who see ISIS as little more than a well-provisioned terrorist group seem to be getting very confused by things like this.

ISIS is trying to be a legitimate state. They’re collecting taxes, building roads, and providing policing to areas they control. They’re selling electricity generated at power plants they’ve captured. And now they’re even issuing passports. They’re not just some “Al-Qaeda offshoot” anymore. They’ve decided they have much bigger fish to fry: they want to be a proper government. They seem to have abandoned the idea of seizing existing countries as well, and are now simply trying to carve out a country from what territory they can get.

And they’re worse than any of the “enemies” that have been created and conquered in that region by Western governments. Woe betide those who find themselves under ISIS, for they’ll have suffered under too many tyrannies spawned by atrocious foreign policy.

Spanish priest treated for Ebola dies in Madrid hospital

ancap-princess:

rtrixie:

Oh, that guy is the first European victim. Not good at all.

but remember guise, it’s super not contagous and there’s nothing to worry about.

Link: "The bottom line with Ebola is we know how to stop it: traditional public health. Find patients, isolate and care for them; find their contacts; educate people; and strictly follow infection control in hospitals. Do those things with meticulous care and Ebola goes away."

I really feel like this is getting blown out of proportion. Yes, it is the largest and longest Ebola outbreak to date. Yes, it is due to greater connection with and within Africa. No, it’s not the plague that’ll end humanity. The reason we have people in Europe and the U.S. with Ebola is because there’s more hope for infected people when there’s better facilities. I suspect that when proper facilities are widely available in Africa (and certain segments of African populations stop resisting aid efforts, as they have been recorded as doing), Ebola’s mortality rate will drop off.

Ferguson As America: “There Is A Brewing Problem… And It’s Extremely Dangerous” (via antigovernmentextremist)

They sprayed protesters in the eyes during Occupy Wall Street movements everywhere. The conduct has been outrageous. This killing of this black teen is not simply racism. The problems are much deeper. Claiming this is just racism deflects the entire issue and makes it simply black-v-white. This is something far more serious for it is impacting our entire society.

The protests over land was yet another example. The police showed up with weapons and told the people they would shoot to kill. The police are being transformed from protecting the public into protecting government from the public.

The Mad Monarchist: Libertarian Monarchy

Food for Thought:
It seems that, if one takes libertarian thought to its logical conclusion, it leads either to anarchy or monarchy, depending on what principles one follows through. If it’s the NAP, it leads to anarcho-capitalism and voluntarism. If it’s private property and the embracing of inequality, it leads to a very limited form of monarchy, without the tyrannical power of elected politicians.
Interesting ideas.