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I Have The Right…

Posted in Commentary, Current Events, Government, Life, Local Government, Politics, State with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 8, 2014 by Ronin

This has been rattling in my head and I cannot find a place for it in the book.

RIGHTS.

What it is that like all laws, its paper. People follow them as long as it is convenient for them. Force or threat of it, keeps them in line. You have no rights or sovereignty unless you are willing to stop someone yourself. Anything else is negotiable.

You don’t have a right to life, the only reasons you’re still breathing is that someone hasn’t decided you’re worth more dead than alive and made you fight for it. Natural laws, food, water, and shelter. You don’t get those from anything other than your own initiative or from the graces of another.

There is no entitlement in nature.

The right to defend yourself, it is only (like all ‘rights’) a nonverbal, social agreement. What you do have is an ability, like all animals. Rights mean nothing to overwhelming force. You set a boundary, enforce it while hoping you prevail if someone tests it.

You have nothing unless you are willing to fight or work for it. All the rest is negotiation and social games until someone pulls the trigger.

Rollercoaster Summer

Posted in Authors, Books, Current Events, Family, Inner Strength, Life, News, projects with tags , , , , , , , , on September 10, 2013 by Ronin

It’s been an insane summer for myself and Abyss Press. 

Tried a limited run of shirts that were well received and will be brought back in one form or another.

Then an extremely low note, tragedy struck my family when we lost my godson in an accident. From that I set aside the ‘Breakdown‘ book project and started the book tentatively titled ‘Meditations‘ as a form of therapy and hopefully help for others who are soul searching. I revisited the Forging Ronin series when life showed me what my real priorities are.  It will be Abyss Press’s first ever standalone E-Book.

Then at the latest Wolf Fest I was chosen by the pack to be one of the co-owners of Wicked Jester while Thorin leaves to focus on his writing career. This doesn’t mean Abyss Press goes away, it’ll benefit greatly from what I learn from working at Wicked Jester.

Here’s to new beginnings! 

America: Born 7-4-1776 Died 4-9-1865

Posted in Activism, Commentary, Current Events, Government, History, Life, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 4, 2013 by Ronin

Last week in Pledge Allegiance To A Lie, I said:

Land of the free and home of the brave
Once it may have been
Now it’s nothing but a sin to humanity
Land of the sheep and home of the slave

Now I will get more in depth with that, starting with July 4, 1776, which is now Independence Day or America’s birthday. What I now think is a misconception is that the country is 237 years old, and the government maybe however, the spirit of freedom…did not survive but 89 years. It died April 9, 1865 when the South surrendered in the War of Northern Aggression.

This is not about the War; it is about the principle of freedom. If you add a caveat to freedom then it is no longer a freedom or a Right. It becomes an accepted standard of behavior or a privilege. In the end, I do not care about the reasons behind secession, just the ability to secede. Nothing in the Constitution or Bill of Rights said States were forced into a contract.

Indeed this line in the Declaration of Independence:

“That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

This is freedom! Let us look at a paragraph before the above one:

”When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”

This is secession! If America were truly the Land of the Free then Secession on a personal level or as a State would not be an issue. States would not be indebted to the government for handouts for bloated budgets. If this were the Home Of The Brave then it never would have gotten this far in the first place. Brave maybe against those outside the group but the group (country) is sacrosanct.

No, instead, it is the home of a group of people comfortable with the standards now and you had better be too or the NSA will have a drone tail you. People who are comfortable with losing 30% of a paycheck before they see the first dollar they have earned making a living and then have to pay more taxes at the store. Only a black market is tax-free, even something as simple as a yard sale is a black market. Americans who probably don’t know how many kids and Americans (3) have been murdered overseas due to complacency and apathy. The NSA listening and logging our phone calls and the outrage is…nothing.

“They always do that.”

This is America now? Why would I wish to be associated with this as a whole? As individuals, Americans are generally good people; however so are Mexicans, Europeans, Asians, Africans, and Australians. They see to their families and try to do right by their fellow humans. Therefore, I will deal with them as such, human to human.

Not on a larger scale though, I will no longer pledge allegiance to anything, I will not celebrate a joke of a holiday that is the 4th of July since the country it celebrates died long ago. I will mourn the veterans on Memorial Day who naively believed they were fighting for freedom. They only stopped one while ignoring our own slave masters. Courageous, yes, you do not run to gunfire without either that or some heavy-duty indoctrination. Nevertheless, I will not thank them for my freedom, because I have none in the eyes of Uncle Sam. I have privileges.

I am not an American; I am Ronin, just a man.

Proud To Be An American?

Posted in Activism, Commentary, Current Events, Government, History, Life, Local Government, Politics, State with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2013 by Ronin

Semper Fi. Always faithful.

I saw this in a comment on my sister’s Facebook directed toward the country. This made me think, should a spouse stay faithful or leave if their significant other hits them without reason, snoops on them, or keeps them defenseless? What if this same spouse doesn’t let you speak, and lord help you if you air the dirty laundry? What about keeping you locked in a room without anyone being able to see you? Or takes any money you have comes in, blows it and runs up credit card after credit card?

If they won’t change should you stay faithful or leave them?

Now take this and use it as an analogy of America today. America now can kill you with a drone without trial thanks to NDAA and has murdered Americans before. The NSA was busted for snooping on all electronic communications. Would you tolerate a significant other doing that?

All the limitations on firearms, same as keeping your other half helpless. We don’t have unabridged freedom of speech, look at the whistleblowers being pursued, same as a beaten wife telling a friend. That is if you get to even have friends, indefinite detention anyone? Taxes and running up debt in your name is the same as me controlling all money in the house without asking permission and getting credit cards in my wife’s name and running them up.

Guess what, we’re abused spouses. How’s that make you feel about your relationship with the USA? Do you keep your head down and get back in the kitchen where you belong to cater to Uncle Sam’s every whim?

Fuck that. This place has gone to hell considering where it came from, and I hold those who vote the same crooks into office repeatedly in office responsible. I hold the crooks responsible. I hold those who don’t vote out of apathy responsible and lastly…I hold myself responsible. I’ve made a few bad votes myself.

Guess what? I’m doing something about it, I’m engaged in the political sphere, and not falling for the two party farce, what are you doing? Staying in the kitchen or filing for a divorce?

Did Open Carry Just Pass In Arkansas?

Posted in Activism, Current Events, Government, Hunting and Guns, Life, Politics, State with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2013 by Ronin
Handgun Cycling

Handgun Cycling (Photo credit: dagnyg)

The Arkansas Legislature slipped a gun-bill under practically everyone’s radar and it was signed into law by the Governor. I had no clue of it’s existence till Nicholas Horton from The Arkansas Project broke the story here, he’s usually on top of everything so I’d check back if I were you. Now onto Act 746: AN ACT MAKING TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS CONCERNING THE POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN AND OTHER WEAPONS IN CERTAIN PLACES; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

From what I can understand “Journey” is finally defined, before it was ‘on a journey’ and left up for interpretation. If you leave the county you live in that now qualifies as a journey and you can have a loaded handgun in the vehicle with you without a permit as long you’re not going with the intent to shoot a certain person. Or to go to a shooting competition or target practice.

Here’s an interesting section:

(c) It is a defense to a prosecution permissible to carry a handgun under this section that if at the time of the act of carrying a weapon:
17 (1) The person is in his or her own dwelling, or place of business, or on property in which he or she has a possessory or proprietary
19 interest;

Open Carry on your property? A form of Constitutional Carry? The state gun rights group Arkansas Carry issued a press release here. We’ll see as this law is nitpicked and dissected.

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