THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 641, October 23, 2011
"Mercantilism and capitalism, that's what the
fight is really all aboutand always has been"
Special to L. Neil Smith's The Libertarian Enterprise
One of the groups that purports to represent "Occupy Kansas City" on Facebook is moderated and administered by authoritarians. They have deleted many threads. Anyone who objects to threads being deleted is treated as an enemy of "the people" by which they mean the people who administer the group. Threads started by myself and Hudson Luce, among others, have been deleted, along with many comments. The problem here, of course, is that the debate is being "managed" by wicked authoritarians who have evil intentions, do not accept the concept of dissent, want to prevent individuals from speaking out, and refuse to allow ideas they disagree with to be discussed. In other words, they are as bad, or worse than, the existing system.
My complaints about this wickedness caused me to be removed from that group. It's sort of funny, because another group, with the name "Day 3 Occupy KC All Day All Week" has more than twice as many members, last I looked. The membership of the Day 3 group is 1,290 while the Occupy Kansas City group has only 492 members, today, down from over 600 last week. So, apparently, people go to where they are most free, whether in cyber space or in real life.
Sadly, the attempts to control the discussion, to poison the general assemblies with dictatorship and nonsensical demands to ban individuals has permeated many of the Occupy movement sites. At Occupy Kansas City a union organiser, Jeremy Dougherty, of the AFL-CIO, a Kansas City, Missouri government employee who works for the fire department, has talked openly to this reporter about banning Tracy Ward (former city council candidate and Liberty Restoration Project activist) and Shaun Lee (mutual aid organiser and co-founder, persistent activist for anarchism) and others from the general assembly at Liberty Memorial.
Obviously, if there is to be a freedom component to the freedom movement, it has to actively resist attempts by state socialists and corrupt union bosses to attack the movement from within. Happily, there seems to be considerable blow back from these dictatorial attacks.
One of the prominent people at Occupy Kansas City, Shaun Lee, recently wrote, "There is a sickness, its called dictatorship. Some crazy things have gone down. It's time to act, and let us not ask for permission."
When action is called for, disobey the authorities, including the pretended authority figures within the movement. Disobey. Your chains: break them.
Individual Sovereign University
At IndSovU.com go to the "store" menu item in the top horizontal menu. Find
"services." Read the first two pages. When you get to the third page, you
should find a Google checkout list of items. Use coupon code HOLK001
for a discount on the prices shown.