It has been almost seven years since I last posted any content at my old blog. My old blog site, and domain, ImprovedClinch dot com, has been taken over by sellers of porn, so I will not be posting there. From time to time I will probably repost some of my older writings, which one can still get at via the Internet’s Wayback Machine. The Wayback Machine also retains some of my first Blogspot home posts, though not the earliest posts from 2001, when I first got into this business of putting thoughts out there on the internet.
The title for this new endeavor, Free Men Free Minds, is an amalgamation inspired by two men. Lynn Harold Hough, whose book Free Men I highly recommend, and one of America’s founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson, whose quote in the header I take rather seriously.
The flag displayed in the upper left of the header is also an amalgamation. It’s known as a Liberty Pole. I was unaware of the Liberty Pole’s role in our own American history until just recently, and it appealed to me because it incorporates ancient Roman history. Specifically, that red cap at the top of the Liberty Pole. It is known as the Phrygian cap, which also has ties to the Roman pileus. If you’re interested, you can read about the Phyrgian cap, and its function as a symbol of liberty, here. The Liberty Pole itself is a symbol of self-rule and freedom from tyranny. Unfortunately, Americans’ ability to self-rule is under tyrannical attack, and in my mind the only way to defeat the attackers is to free your mind from governmental control, so that we can be free men.
As a man I admire and highly respect would say: Onward.
Anarchy is one of those words which is often misused, and most definitely misunderstood. Most individuals, in today’s world, do not realize they are soaking in anarchy, like Madge’s clients soaking their hands in Palmolive dishwashing liquid. But I can offer no pat on the hand in comfort, as Madge could for her clients, for the anarchy we are soaking in is from above, and its intentions are not simply meant to create a compliant public eager to be ruled, but to accumulate complete and total power over individual lives, means of production, and dissemination of information, and these intentions are utterly evil.
A silent anarchy is eating out our society. I must pause upon the expression; because the true nature of anarchy is mostly misapprehended. It is not in the least necessary that anarchy should be violent; nor is it necessary that it should come from below. A government may grow anarchic as much as a people. The more sentimental sort of Tory uses the word anarchy as a mere term of abuse for rebellion; but he misses a most important intellectual distinction. Rebellion may be wrong and disastrous; but even when rebellion is wrong, it is never anarchy. When it is not self-defence, it is usurpation. It aims at setting up a new rule in place of the old rule…Anarchy, then, in the useful sense of the word, is a thing utterly distinct from any rebellion, right or wrong. It is not necessarily angry; it is not, in its first stages, at least, even necessarily painful…
Anarchy is that condition of mind or methods in which you cannot stop yourself. It is the loss of that self-control which can return to the normal. It is not anarchy because men are permitted to begin uproar, extravagance, experiment, peril. It is anarchy when people cannot end these things…
Do not Chesterton’s words ring true? The United States government has indeed grown anarchic, its growth unchecked, and there is no question that elected individuals who are supposed to be representing the interests of “We the People” are instead attempting a outright usurpation in their quest to obliterate the individual protections of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Not all elected officials say right out loud, for all to hear, that the aim of this anarchy from above Americans are soaking in, is to set up a new system of rule. But that is their aim. This new system of rule is now being referred to as The Great Reset, or other flowery terms, and if current trends continue, Americans will no longer simply be soaking in anarchy, which they are, they will be drowning in anarchy, in its most violent manifestation, and it will be loud and clear.
“Lay me on an anvil, O God. Beat me and hammer me into a crowbar. Let me pry loose old walls. Let me lift and loosen old foundations.”
“Lay me on an anvil, O God. Beat me and hammer me into a steel spike. Drive me into the girders that hold a skyscraper together. Take red-hot rivets and fasten me into the central girders. Let me be the great nail holding a skyscraper through blue nights into white stars”