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Things to expect on this blog: Austrian School economics; Libertarian politics; guns; Anglo-Saxon heathenry; and maybe the occasional rant.

Frank Herbert, Children of Dune (via anarchei)

Governments, if they endure, always tend increasingly toward aristocratic forms. No government in history has been known to evade this pattern. And as the aristocracy develops, government tends more and more to act exclusively in the interests of the ruling class — whether that class be hereditary royalty, oligarchs of financial empires, or entrenched bureaucracy.

hedendom:

shakypigment:

Collection 2: Mjolnir
by fibacz

Fantastic!

Message From Anonymous

Vermont has had unrestricted conceal carry laws since the 80's how come we don't hear about gun crime there?

cerebralzero:

Because violent gun crime isn’t in any way, shape, or form related to gun laws.

lokavinr:

Loki’s Binding by Sam Flegal

Message From Anonymous

People who carry guns are more likely to get shot. Also, you can never be entitled to call yourself judge, jury and executioner. If less people carry guns for protection, less scum will feel the need to carry a gun when raping someone, hence solving some of the issue. Carry pepper spray and invest the money you spend on guns in taxes that make your police more efficient. Also force the police to help people in need. Carrying guns cause a cold war on the streets.

elpatron56:

imminentdeathsyndrome:

"People who carry guns are more likely to get shot."

This is misleading because they’re counting suicide deaths. Two-thirds of all gun-related deaths in the United States are suicides. In 2010, there were 19,392 firearm-related suicides, and 11,078 firearm-related homicides in the United States. [x]

"Also, you can never be entitled to call yourself judge, jury and executioner."

According to who? There are 24 states with Stand Your Ground laws in place. That’s almost half of the country that has decided that you can in fact call yourself judge, jury, and executioner. [x]

And before you tell me that Stand Your Ground laws are racist, blacks benefit from these laws more than whites. [x]

"If less people carry guns for protection, less scum will feel the need to carry a gun when raping someone, hence solving some of the issue."

How stupid are you? Are you also one of these people:

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"Carry pepper spray"

Pepper spray doesn’t always work. [x][x]
There are lots of restrictions on pepper spray. [x]
Pepper spray can blow back in your face, blinding you. [x]
Common mistakes people make with pepper spray. [x]

invest the money you spend on guns in taxes that make your police more efficient.”

Police are already really efficient and billions of dollars goes into funding them, providing them with needless military grade equipment. [x]

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"Also force the police to help people in need."

They are not required by law to protect you. [x]
They have sued families for dialing 911 for help. [x]
They have no interest in helping you, they are a gang. [x]

"Carrying guns cause a cold war on the streets."

Here are the 10 leading causes of death in the United States. [x]
Smoking causes more deaths than guns do. [x]

And lawful defense of self and others has nothing to do with justice or punishment - it’s a means to save an innocent from death or grievous bodily harm. A jury convicting a criminal does not bring anyone back to life.

The people who carry guns being more likely to get shot is an instance of reverse causation. People likely to get shot are criminals, and criminals will often carry guns illegally. If there was verifiable evidence that people in possession of carry permits were being shot then everyone would present it - but they have to settle with reposting links to a study that looked for a few hundred shootings and then went after the guns instead of actually taking into account the millions of people who carry guns legally and don’t get shot.

Firearms are not used by rapists very often as only 11% involve weapons - 3% guns (according to RAINN, who quoted the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Statistics), and blaming victims for trying to protect themselves is disgusting to say the least.

Reblogged for relevant stats and argument deconstruction.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca, over one-thousand years before the invention of the firearm. (via runningrepublican)

A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer’s hand.

Message From booksofthought

Do you own guns?

mei-gin:

*nods*

LOL! I was hoping you’d be more specific. There are so many guns that I want, but the damned law won’t let me have (e.g. Ruger LCR). I wanted to know what kind of guns someone like you would have.

Note to all my Imperial thought followers

askthebelligerentcoil:

I’m sorry, but I can’t post anything tonight. I just found out I’m going to have to pay a lot of money I don’t have to an ill-fated tax ammend… thing… I don’t fucking know

I can’t deal with this right now, and I doubt anything I’d post would be up to my standards at all, so I’m not going to try. Maybe tomorrow. Hopefully tomorrow. I don’t know. I’ll be trying.

Taxes suck. I hope this gets sorted out.

Study: The U.S. Is an Oligarchy

thefreelioness:

This is not exclusive to America. This is not exclusive to American democracy. It pretty much comes with the meal when you decide that you’re going to give a small group of people the power to tax you, pass laws controlling your lives and the markets, and wage wars. The system isn’t broken, it was built this way.

Important statement from “Heathens United Against Racism” (which I fully support and agree with)

north-west-witenagemot:

From Heathens United Against Racism:

""Last night a cowardly individual shot at two Jewish community centers in the Kansas City area while shouting "Heil Hitler"(1). This murderous spree in Overland Park, Kansas last night by alleged Odinist Frazier Glenn Cross(2) is the antithesis of everything we, the members of Heathens United Against Racism, stand for. In Heathen practice such a despicable act is shameful beyond what words could hope to express. Striking down three innocent people based purely on hateful, unjustified, prejudicial fears like those Cross clearly expressed in his horrific assault is as far from virtuous Heathen conduct as a person could possibly get.

We wish to make it clear that Cross, and any others, who invoke the names of our Gods, our traditions, or our symbols as justification for their bloody rampages are the lowest of the low in our eyes. We stand, as a community, against all who would try to co-opt and pervert our practices just as the Nazis once did to support racist, fascist, or otherwise bigoted agendas. Such people are unquestionably unwelcome in our community and any who give them aid, shelter, or otherwise enable their bigotry are equally unwelcome in our hearths, rites, and events.

We extend our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to the victims of this terrible crime and the community this honorless, cowardly individual sought to terrorize. We stand with you in this time of terrible tragedy and will do whatever we can to help heal the wounds inflicted yesterday by one hateful man. We hope that going forward we can build a respectful, genuine dialog between our communities and work together against all who would inflict their hatred on others.

We call on all Heathens and Pagans to join us in standing for a Heathenry that is all-inclusive, genuinely tolerant, unquestionably opposed to bigotry, and rejects all who would co-opt our spiritual practice to advance their narrow-minded, dead-end, hateful agendas along with those who enable their continued presence. We ask all to join us in ejecting anyone who stand for a racialist corruption of Heathen practice from all parts of our community. We also ask everyone to give generously for a special fund for the families of the victims which can be found here:

http://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/benefit-for-victims-of-the-kansas-city-shootings/165331

And to raise a horn in honor of the fallen.

In Solidarity and Fellowship,

Heathens United Against Racism

 

1) http://wildhunt.org/2014/04/cnn-ties-accused-white-supremacist-killer-frazier-glenn-cross-to-odinism.html#comments

2) As per research by Jason Thomas Pitzl-Waters at the Wild Hunt the most recent mention by Cross or any associated of him being an active Odinist dates back to the late 90s and more recent accounts suggest he didn’t identify with any form of spirituality.”“

 -Heathens United Against Racism (https://www.facebook.com/notes/heathens-united-against-racism/statement-on-the-april-14th-frazier-glenn-cross-shooting-spree/478278542301814)

I shall keep neither frith nor troth with racists.