LibertyHQ forums

Educating in Economics, History, and Philosophy and Organizing for Liberty
It is currently Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:08 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours



Welcome
Welcome to libertyhq

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content, and access many other special features. In addition, registered members also see less advertisements. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free, so please, join our community today!


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 22 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Personal Freedom Issues
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:26 am 
Offline
VIP Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 20, 2013 7:30 am
Posts: 1203
"Far Beyond Crime-Ridden Depravity, Darknets Are Key Strongholds Of Freedom Of Expression online":

"The internet is much more than just the publicly available, Google-able web services most online users frequent – and that’s good for free expression. Companies frequently create private networks to enable employees to use secure corporate servers, for example. And free software allows individuals to create what are called “peer-to-peer” networks, connecting directly from one machine to another.

Unable to be indexed by current search engines, and therefore less visible to the general public, subnetworks like these are often called “darknets,” or collective as the singular “darknet.” These networks typically use software, such as Tor, that anonymizes the machines connecting to them, and encrypts the data traveling through their connections.....................":

http://www.activistpost.com/2017/01/far ... nline.html

Regards, onebornfree

_________________
Personal Freedom Consulting: "The Problem Solver: http://onebornfree.blogspot.com/

Onebornfree's Financial Safety Services: http://onebornfreesfinancialsafetyreports.blogspot.com/

Obf radio interview on Austrian economics, 9/11, anarcho-capitalism etc. :
https://fauxcapitalist.files.wordpress. ... 15-obf.mp3

Songwriting:'Dreams [Matrix Blues]":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imUywzx9I4M


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Personal Freedom Issues
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:28 am 
Offline
VIP Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 20, 2013 7:30 am
Posts: 1203
"How Sound Money Principles Can Bolster Your Personal Finances":

"Sound money principles can serve to help grow the economy and restrain government. The political class, however, doesn’t particularly want to restrain itself. Washington, D.C. is addicted to the easy money policies that have enabled $20 trillion in national debt accumulation and tens of trillions more in unfunded liabilities.

Even with a new and unconventional GOP president who vows to take on waste and overregulation, the built in momentum of “mandatory” spending means the Trump budgets won’t be balanced. The debt will keep growing – and likely at a faster pace than the economy. Thus, political demand for the Federal Reserve’s artificially low interest rates and Treasury bond purchases will continue to be strong.

Short of a currency crisis that forces a monetary revolution, sound money reform efforts will have to proceed in baby steps.

Any fundamental proposed changes – such as tying the currency supply to gold and silver reserves – will encounter enormous resistance from Congress, the Federal Reserve, and its member banks. A metallic standard would also be roundly opposed by Wall Street, which benefits from the Fed’s artificial inflation of the financial sector.

You Don’t Have to Wait for the Politicians… ":
http://www.activistpost.com/2017/01/sou ... ances.html

Regards, onebornfree

_________________
Personal Freedom Consulting: "The Problem Solver: http://onebornfree.blogspot.com/

Onebornfree's Financial Safety Services: http://onebornfreesfinancialsafetyreports.blogspot.com/

Obf radio interview on Austrian economics, 9/11, anarcho-capitalism etc. :
https://fauxcapitalist.files.wordpress. ... 15-obf.mp3

Songwriting:'Dreams [Matrix Blues]":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imUywzx9I4M


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Personal Freedom Issues
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:05 pm 
Offline
VIP Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 20, 2013 7:30 am
Posts: 1203
"The free individual vs. the Deep State":

"The people who run society are engaged in bringing systems and structures into interlocking alignment, in order to create larger and larger machines of control.

I keep returning to this territory, because the whole thrust of modern civilization is making the individual extinct.

Powerless, badly educated, adrift in technology, viewed as a unit tied to a massive collective—this is the picture of the individual.

Let’s go back to square one. The individual is fundamentally at odds with the State. The State wants control. The State wants loyalists, adherents, joiners, conformists. The individual wants freedom, if he has any inkling of his own power.

The basic makeup of the State is promoted as a We. We want this. We need this. We deserve this. We all agree on this. The ubiquitous We is floated on purpose. The aim is to eradicate the I. The individual.

The State wants all arguments to center on what We should get. Should We be given this or that? Should We have A or B? What is best for We?

This is where all the trouble starts.

The State is not going to solve that trouble because it is creating it. .................."

".............So the free individual has to take his future in his own hands.

First, he has to conceive that he does have a future apart from We.

Then he has to imagine what that future could look like. He has to invent the future he wants.

What’s called “the spiritual” is not independent from what I’m talking about here. How the free individual imagines his future and then goes after inventing it is very much a spiritual exploration. Why? Because the individual is more than a bio-machine. Knowing that, he conceives of a future which is more than lowest-common-denominator physical needs................."

https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2017 ... p-state-3/

Regards, onebornfree

_________________
Personal Freedom Consulting: "The Problem Solver: http://onebornfree.blogspot.com/

Onebornfree's Financial Safety Services: http://onebornfreesfinancialsafetyreports.blogspot.com/

Obf radio interview on Austrian economics, 9/11, anarcho-capitalism etc. :
https://fauxcapitalist.files.wordpress. ... 15-obf.mp3

Songwriting:'Dreams [Matrix Blues]":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imUywzx9I4M


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Personal Freedom Issues
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:57 am 
Offline
VIP Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 20, 2013 7:30 am
Posts: 1203
Trumps New Attorney General [Jeff Sessions’]War on Encryption:

"Jeff Sessions has been approved as Attorney General by the Senate Judiciary Committee and his confirmation is now a foregone conclusion. But he is a proponent of the phony war on drugs, a supporter of mass government surveillance, and has vowed to mandate encryption backdoors for “national security.” Today we talk to Derrick Broze about the latest man to head the Department of Injustice.":

https://www.corbettreport.com/interview ... ncryption/

Regards, onebornfree

_________________
Personal Freedom Consulting: "The Problem Solver: http://onebornfree.blogspot.com/

Onebornfree's Financial Safety Services: http://onebornfreesfinancialsafetyreports.blogspot.com/

Obf radio interview on Austrian economics, 9/11, anarcho-capitalism etc. :
https://fauxcapitalist.files.wordpress. ... 15-obf.mp3

Songwriting:'Dreams [Matrix Blues]":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imUywzx9I4M


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Personal Freedom Issues
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:08 pm 
Offline
VIP Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 20, 2013 7:30 am
Posts: 1203
"The [Mental] Monolith":

"In 1987, when I was researching my book, AIDS INC., I took a side road. It was prompted by a conversation I had with Jack True. He was telling me about experiences he’d had with his patients under hypnosis.

“Some patients present with a monolith,” he said. “They come across a symbol that is there in the subconscious. Sometimes it looks like a closed door. Sometimes it shows up as a blank wall. Sometimes it’s a geometric shape. One patient actually called it a ‘brick sky.’

“But in every case, it locked up the patient’s ability to recall or explore under hypnosis. It was like a giant obstruction on a road. However, these patients could describe something about the nature of the symbol. In every case, they said it was broadcasting a message: ‘THIS IS REALITY.’

“The patients were in awe of the symbol. It had a deep emotional effect on them. It was as if many different realities had come together to form this single mass, like separate pieces clicking into place.”

Jack went further. He stated that the symbol induced a profound passivity in his patients, as if they’d come upon a force greater than anything they could overcome.

Jack subsequently devised strategies to take apart the mass, the symbol, so that these patients could rid themselves of their passivity and access huge amounts of previously blocked energies......................"

https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2017 ... evealed-4/

Regards, onebornfree

_________________
Personal Freedom Consulting: "The Problem Solver: http://onebornfree.blogspot.com/

Onebornfree's Financial Safety Services: http://onebornfreesfinancialsafetyreports.blogspot.com/

Obf radio interview on Austrian economics, 9/11, anarcho-capitalism etc. :
https://fauxcapitalist.files.wordpress. ... 15-obf.mp3

Songwriting:'Dreams [Matrix Blues]":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imUywzx9I4M


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Personal Freedom Issues
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:07 pm 
Offline
VIP Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 20, 2013 7:30 am
Posts: 1203
"Trump's Attorney General Vows War on Encryption ":



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C5AVVtqpPA

regards, onebornfree

_________________
Personal Freedom Consulting: "The Problem Solver: http://onebornfree.blogspot.com/

Onebornfree's Financial Safety Services: http://onebornfreesfinancialsafetyreports.blogspot.com/

Obf radio interview on Austrian economics, 9/11, anarcho-capitalism etc. :
https://fauxcapitalist.files.wordpress. ... 15-obf.mp3

Songwriting:'Dreams [Matrix Blues]":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imUywzx9I4M


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Personal Freedom Issues
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:03 pm 
Offline
VIP Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 20, 2013 7:30 am
Posts: 1203
"The New Travel Ban You Didn’t Hear About Is Against U.S. Citizens":

" As emotions intensify over Trump’s recent immigration ban, the State Department and IRS have quietly used it as a smokescreen to roll out a new policy that targets U.S. citizens for unpaid taxes.

The passports of these individuals can now be revoked and their citizenship status undermined at the behest of one of the government’s most corrupt agencies. By granting the Internal Revenue Service control over passports, due process has been significantly undermined. The shield of protection that U.S. citizenship used to represent has transformed into an inescapable brand of ownership. The desperate financial condition of the federal government will only worsen in the future, forcing it to further consume its own people’s wealth in order to survive.

The new program is set to be implemented over the next few months, and currently only those with ‘seriously delinquent tax debt’ are in the crosshairs. An individual must have $50,000 worth of tax debt to be subject to revocation, but that number can easily be adjusted downward in the future. Once identified by the IRS, a certification is sent to the State Department to begin the process. The taxpayer is then informed of the action taken against them, but any recourse from there is extremely limited. This policy blatantly targets citizens living outside of the country who may not have filed with the IRS while earning an income abroad........"
http://theantimedia.org/irs-travel-ban-us-citizens/

Regards, onebornfree

_________________
Personal Freedom Consulting: "The Problem Solver: http://onebornfree.blogspot.com/

Onebornfree's Financial Safety Services: http://onebornfreesfinancialsafetyreports.blogspot.com/

Obf radio interview on Austrian economics, 9/11, anarcho-capitalism etc. :
https://fauxcapitalist.files.wordpress. ... 15-obf.mp3

Songwriting:'Dreams [Matrix Blues]":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imUywzx9I4M


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Personal Freedom Issues
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:49 pm 
Offline
VIP Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 20, 2013 7:30 am
Posts: 1203
"You’ve Been Robbed":

"You work long, hard days, but you never have enough to be secure. Your husband or wife probably works too, and yet you still never get ahead. Now think about this: Your great-grandparents worked hard, and they did get ahead. You work just as hard, but you don’t make the same progress.

Was great-grandpa really that much better than you? Not likely. So, how was it that he could get ahead on one income, but you can’t?.............

..............This is the point where people ask, “What do we do about this?” And the answer is simple: Stop playing their game!

The system is rigged and the abusers make the rules. All the news channels are in on the game with them. Everything big is in on the game. You’ll never actually reform it, and so long as you stay inside, you’ll keep suffering and you’ll keep it going.

People have been trying to reform this for a long time, and have accomplished next to nothing.

The only rational choice is to withdraw from the game and to start building something better ."

https://www.freemansperspective.com/youve-been-robbed/

Regards, onebornfree

_________________
Personal Freedom Consulting: "The Problem Solver: http://onebornfree.blogspot.com/

Onebornfree's Financial Safety Services: http://onebornfreesfinancialsafetyreports.blogspot.com/

Obf radio interview on Austrian economics, 9/11, anarcho-capitalism etc. :
https://fauxcapitalist.files.wordpress. ... 15-obf.mp3

Songwriting:'Dreams [Matrix Blues]":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imUywzx9I4M


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Personal Freedom Issues
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:33 pm 
Offline
VIP Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 20, 2013 7:30 am
Posts: 1203
"Cash No Longer King: Europe Moves to Begin Elimination of Paper Money":

"In the shadow of Donald Trump’s spree of controversial actions, the European commission has quietly launched the next offensive in the war on cash. These unelected bureaucrats have boldly asserted their intention to crack down on paper transactions across the E.U. and solidify a trend that has been gaining momentum for years.

The financial uncertainty amplified by Brexit has incentivized governments throughout Europe to seize further control over their banking systems. France and Spain have already criminalized cash transactions above a certain limit, but now the commission has unilaterally established new regulations that will affect the entire union. The fear of physical money flowing out of the trade bloc has manifested a draconian response from the State.

The European Action Plan doesn’t mention a specific dollar amount for restrictions, but as expected, their reasoning for the move is to thwart money laundering and the financing of terrorism. Border checks between countries have already been bolstered to help implement these new standards on hard assets. Although these end goals are plausible, there are other clear motivations for governments to target paper money that aren’t as noble........"

http://theantimedia.org/cash-europe-mov ... per-money/

Regards, onbornfree

_________________
Personal Freedom Consulting: "The Problem Solver: http://onebornfree.blogspot.com/

Onebornfree's Financial Safety Services: http://onebornfreesfinancialsafetyreports.blogspot.com/

Obf radio interview on Austrian economics, 9/11, anarcho-capitalism etc. :
https://fauxcapitalist.files.wordpress. ... 15-obf.mp3

Songwriting:'Dreams [Matrix Blues]":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imUywzx9I4M


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Personal Freedom Issues
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:45 pm 
Offline
VIP Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 20, 2013 7:30 am
Posts: 1203
"Advertisers Aren't As Powerful As We Think ":

"With Super Bowl Sunday nearly upon us, we're once again hearing about all the high-priced television ads scheduled for the event that will amuse and influence us while convincing us to buy the advertisers' products. For many people, football has even become secondary to the advertisements.

Many viewers may indeed by amused by the advertisements. There is a problem for the advertisers, though. It's unclear that the ads will actually do much to convince viewers to buy the featured products.

There is growing evidence, it seems, that suggests the under-thirty demographic simply doesn't respond to advertisements, and that brand loyalty is becoming virtually non-existent in an age when consumers rely more and more on third-party evaluators such as Yelp and Amazon to provide insight into whether or not a product is worth one's time and money.

Many of these discussions about how ads don't work anymore, however, continue to rely on what is probably an incorrect assumption — namely that advertisements have worked perfectly well in the past.

Indeed, the evidence has always been rather sketchy as to how much advertisers can actually influence the public's thoughts about goods and services, and consumers have never been at the mercy of advertisers as many seem to think. ........""
https://mises.org/blog/advertisers-aren ... l-we-think

Regards, onebornfree

_________________
Personal Freedom Consulting: "The Problem Solver: http://onebornfree.blogspot.com/

Onebornfree's Financial Safety Services: http://onebornfreesfinancialsafetyreports.blogspot.com/

Obf radio interview on Austrian economics, 9/11, anarcho-capitalism etc. :
https://fauxcapitalist.files.wordpress. ... 15-obf.mp3

Songwriting:'Dreams [Matrix Blues]":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imUywzx9I4M


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Personal Freedom Issues
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:46 pm 
Offline
VIP Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 20, 2013 7:30 am
Posts: 1203
"IRS Moves to Keep The Slaves on the Plantation":

"In this video, Vin Armani explains the travel ban on American citizens that no one is talking about. IRS to revoke your passport if you owe taxes.":
http://www.activistpost.com/2017/02/irs ... ation.html

Regards, onebornfree

_________________
Personal Freedom Consulting: "The Problem Solver: http://onebornfree.blogspot.com/

Onebornfree's Financial Safety Services: http://onebornfreesfinancialsafetyreports.blogspot.com/

Obf radio interview on Austrian economics, 9/11, anarcho-capitalism etc. :
https://fauxcapitalist.files.wordpress. ... 15-obf.mp3

Songwriting:'Dreams [Matrix Blues]":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imUywzx9I4M


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Personal Freedom Issues
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:55 pm 
Offline
VIP Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 20, 2013 7:30 am
Posts: 1203
"Big Brother is watching you: Jim Rogers prophesizes death of cash & total govt control of spending ":

"The time will come when you won't be able to buy a cup of coffee without being traced, warns investment guru Jim Rogers. To control people, governments will increasingly seek to hunt down cash spending, he adds.


“Governments are always looking out for themselves first, and it's the same old thing that has been going on for hundreds of years. The Indians recently did the same thing. They withdrew 86 percent of the currency in circulation, and they have now made it illegal to spend more than, I think it's about $4,000 in any cash transaction. In France you cannot use more than, I think it's a €1,000,”said Rogers in an interview with MacroVoices Podcast.

“Many countries are already doing this. Some states in the US you cannot make cash transactions above a certain amount. Governments love it. Then they can control you. If you want to go and buy a cup of coffee, they know how many you drink, where you buy them, etc., if they can all put it into electronic formats and they will. The world is all going electronic,” the investor said.........":

https://www.rt.com/business/377307-jim- ... trol-cash/

Regards, onebornfree

_________________
Personal Freedom Consulting: "The Problem Solver: http://onebornfree.blogspot.com/

Onebornfree's Financial Safety Services: http://onebornfreesfinancialsafetyreports.blogspot.com/

Obf radio interview on Austrian economics, 9/11, anarcho-capitalism etc. :
https://fauxcapitalist.files.wordpress. ... 15-obf.mp3

Songwriting:'Dreams [Matrix Blues]":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imUywzx9I4M


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Personal Freedom Issues
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:16 pm 
Offline
VIP Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 20, 2013 7:30 am
Posts: 1203
"Coming Soon to a City Near You: The U.S. Military’s Plan to Take Over America":

"Our current and past strategies can no longer hold. We are facing environments that the masters of war never foresaw. We are facing a threat that requires us to redefine doctrine and the force in radically new and different ways. The future army will confront a highly sophisticated urban-centric threat that will require that urban operations become the core requirement for the future land-force. The threat is clear. Our direction remains to be defined. The future is urban.”— “Megacities: Urban Future, the Emerging Complexity,” a Pentagon training video created by the Army for U.S. Special Operations Command

The U.S. military plans to take over America by 2030...........":

No, this is not another conspiracy theory. Although it easily could be.

Nor is it a Hollywood political thriller in the vein of John Frankenheimer’s 1964 political thriller Seven Days in May about a military coup d’etat.

Although it certainly has all the makings of a good thriller...............":
https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/02/joh ... city-near/

Regards, onebornfree

_________________
Personal Freedom Consulting: "The Problem Solver: http://onebornfree.blogspot.com/

Onebornfree's Financial Safety Services: http://onebornfreesfinancialsafetyreports.blogspot.com/

Obf radio interview on Austrian economics, 9/11, anarcho-capitalism etc. :
https://fauxcapitalist.files.wordpress. ... 15-obf.mp3

Songwriting:'Dreams [Matrix Blues]":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imUywzx9I4M


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Personal Freedom Issues
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:16 am 
Offline
VIP Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 20, 2013 7:30 am
Posts: 1203
"Government Is Still Recording Your Every Move Under Trump":

"As soon as Trump became the President-elect, sales of George Orwell’s book 1984 surged to the top of Amazon Best Sellers where it has remained for the last couple months. It seems that learning about Statism is all the rage by those who opposed Trump. And no one defined it more succinctly than Orwell: “If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.” However, if they read carefully enough, they’ll realize that temporary leaders of “Big Brother” merely continue the machinery of the State.

Your computer, smartphone, car, smart TV and appliances, and credit cards didn’t just start spying on you when Donald Trump became president. They were put in place by Big Brother over decades, and they will continue to expand under Trump because he’s continuing the manufactured war on terror. Moreover, a new approach to immigration signals that even more doors could be opened up for invading the privacy of travelers and residents alike.

As we learned in 1984, all of the tyrannical measures of control are justified by convincing the people that they’re perpetually fighting a dangerous enemy: “Oceania had always been at war with Eastasia.”...........................":

http://www.activistpost.com/2017/02/gov ... trump.html

Regards, onebornfree

_________________
Personal Freedom Consulting: "The Problem Solver: http://onebornfree.blogspot.com/

Onebornfree's Financial Safety Services: http://onebornfreesfinancialsafetyreports.blogspot.com/

Obf radio interview on Austrian economics, 9/11, anarcho-capitalism etc. :
https://fauxcapitalist.files.wordpress. ... 15-obf.mp3

Songwriting:'Dreams [Matrix Blues]":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imUywzx9I4M


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Personal Freedom Issues
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:45 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:01 pm
Posts: 2142
Yeah, government spying bad now only because Trump is president. There would be no problem if it was Bernie doing it.

_________________
Stephan Kinsella: "Say you and I both want to make a German chocolate cake."


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Personal Freedom Issues
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:07 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:33 am
Posts: 3530
And no problem when Obama was. And if Hillary did it, well that'd be for our own good.


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Personal Freedom Issues
PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:17 am 
Offline
VIP Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 20, 2013 7:30 am
Posts: 1203
"“Shall I postpone my life until the world is fixed?”

[Obf comment: from what I can see, many here at this site apparently would postpone their lives until the world is fixed to their own personal standards of morality, religion, or whatever :-) . My only quibble with Mr Rappoports ideas in general is his strange, unquestioning belief in the concept of limited governments, which I contend is a false,"inside the matrix" delusional concept, and one that actually helps keep an individual firmly inside the matrix. And so I say: "Wake up Mr Rappoport! ]

"There are many people who would answer yes to that question.

They would put their lives on the shelf. They would prefer to wait.

Some of them believe a top-down “rescue” is coming, and if they batten down the hatches and last it out, all will be solved.

Others, so-called social justice warriors, don’t have lives of their own to begin with. Their lives are, in fact, about seeming to fix the world with tweets, shouts, and other various tactics that signal their virtue—as if that is enough.

Still others would never postpone their lives, because for them life is shopping, and they must shop.

Beyond any of these “lifestyles,” there are individuals who opt for finding a vision of their own, their own future, and they pursue that future with great energy and commitment........":
https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2017 ... -is-fixed/

Regards, onebornfree.

_________________
Personal Freedom Consulting: "The Problem Solver: http://onebornfree.blogspot.com/

Onebornfree's Financial Safety Services: http://onebornfreesfinancialsafetyreports.blogspot.com/

Obf radio interview on Austrian economics, 9/11, anarcho-capitalism etc. :
https://fauxcapitalist.files.wordpress. ... 15-obf.mp3

Songwriting:'Dreams [Matrix Blues]":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imUywzx9I4M


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Personal Freedom Issues
PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:27 am 
Offline
VIP Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 20, 2013 7:30 am
Posts: 1203
"The free individual vs. the Deep State":

[ obf sez: Although its promotional in intent, nevertheless, another good Rappoport article to consider.]

"The people who run society are engaged in bringing systems and structures into interlocking alignment, in order to create larger and larger machines of control.

I keep returning to this territory, because the whole thrust of modern civilization is making the individual extinct.

Powerless, badly educated, adrift in technology, viewed as a unit tied to a massive collective—this is the picture of the individual.

Let’s go back to square one. The individual is fundamentally at odds with the State. The State wants control. The State wants loyalists, adherents, joiners, conformists. The individual wants freedom, if he has any inkling of his own power.

The basic makeup of the State is promoted as a We. We want this. We need this. We deserve this. We all agree on this. The ubiquitous We is floated on purpose. The aim is to eradicate the I. The individual.

The State wants all arguments to center on what We should get. Should We be given this or that? Should We have A or B? What is best for We?

This is where all the trouble starts.

The State is not going to solve that trouble because it is creating it.

On the other hand, the individual who is free knows what he wants. Or can discover it. Sooner or later, he realizes that most of the people around him aren’t free. Those people have embedded themselves so deeply in We that they can’t see outside it. The very idea of being free is meaningless to them.

So be it.

Ultimately, when all the bets are in, when all the chips are laid down on the table, the State’s game is all about We. That’s how the game is rigged.

The individual is ruled out.

The roulette wheel spins, but it doesn’t matter which slot the ball falls into. No slot is labeled “individual.”

And I’m not just talking about the State. Any large organization works in the same way.

So the free individual has to take his future in his own hands....................":

https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2017 ... eep-state/

Regards, onebornfree

_________________
Personal Freedom Consulting: "The Problem Solver: http://onebornfree.blogspot.com/

Onebornfree's Financial Safety Services: http://onebornfreesfinancialsafetyreports.blogspot.com/

Obf radio interview on Austrian economics, 9/11, anarcho-capitalism etc. :
https://fauxcapitalist.files.wordpress. ... 15-obf.mp3

Songwriting:'Dreams [Matrix Blues]":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imUywzx9I4M


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Personal Freedom Issues
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 6:19 pm 
Offline
VIP Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 20, 2013 7:30 am
Posts: 1203
"How I Found Freedom":

"..The most dangerous book ever written....", says "Lorax" of Harry Browne's classic book "How I Found Freedom In an Unfree World":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69_tzQrF_N8

"Harry Browne - Maximizing Personal Freedom":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-T1JyuELxk

Regards, onebornfree

_________________
Personal Freedom Consulting: "The Problem Solver: http://onebornfree.blogspot.com/

Onebornfree's Financial Safety Services: http://onebornfreesfinancialsafetyreports.blogspot.com/

Obf radio interview on Austrian economics, 9/11, anarcho-capitalism etc. :
https://fauxcapitalist.files.wordpress. ... 15-obf.mp3

Songwriting:'Dreams [Matrix Blues]":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imUywzx9I4M


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Personal Freedom Issues
PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 6:51 am 
Offline
VIP Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 20, 2013 7:30 am
Posts: 1203
"The free individual returns from the dead":

"Freedom isn’t merely an idea. When an individual feels and knows he is free, all sorts of changes take place, even on a physical level:

Brain function increases and quickens. Endocrine levels optimize. The cells of the body awaken to a higher degree, and energy output rises.

From the point of view of the free individual, things are upside down. It is HIS power that is primary, not the monolithic corporate State’s.

From his point of view, what does the social landscape look like?

It looks like: THE OBSESSION TO ORGANIZE.

If you want to spend a disturbing afternoon, read through (and try to fathom) the bewildering blizzard of sub-organizations that make up the European Union. I did. And I emerged with a new definition of insanity. OTO. The Obsession to Organize.

OTO speaks of a bottomless fear that somewhere, someone might be living free.

People tend to think their own power is either a delusion or some sort of abstraction that’s never really experienced. So when the subject is broached, it goes nowhere. It fizzles out. It garners shrugs and looks of confusion. Power? Are you talking about the ability to lift weights?

And therefore, the whole notion of freedom makes a very small impression, because without power, what’s the message of freedom?

Every which way power can be discredited or misunderstood…people will discredit it and misunderstand it.

And then all psychological and physiological and mental and physical and emotional and perceptual and hormonal processes undergo a major downward shift, in order to accommodate to a reality, a space in which the individual has virtually no power at all.

It’s my aim to change all that. This is the basis of my work, and it has been, for the past 30 years..............":

https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2017 ... -the-dead/

Regards, onebornfree

_________________
Personal Freedom Consulting: "The Problem Solver: http://onebornfree.blogspot.com/

Onebornfree's Financial Safety Services: http://onebornfreesfinancialsafetyreports.blogspot.com/

Obf radio interview on Austrian economics, 9/11, anarcho-capitalism etc. :
https://fauxcapitalist.files.wordpress. ... 15-obf.mp3

Songwriting:'Dreams [Matrix Blues]":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imUywzx9I4M


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 22 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
 cron
Donate Now
Donate Now



Hosted by © 2017 FreeForums.org | Create a free forum | Powered by phpBB
About FreeForums | Legal | Advertise Here | Investors | Contact FreeForums.org
Report Violation

subSilver+ theme by Canver Software, sponsor Sanal Modifiye
suspicion-preferred