Episode-544- Five Lies that Attack Individual Liberty — 6 Comments

  1. A bold and lucid podcast – I kind of miss those days.

    A challenging question – does the constitution apply to those people some call “illegal immigrants?” “Terrorists?”

    Just to be sure – I completely agree with this podcast – thanks 🙂


  2. @JeanetteW

    Of course the constitution applies to illegal immigrants” and terrorists. That doesn’t mean they get to continue with illegal or terrorist activity.

    That doesn’t mean they won’t get deported or in the case of a terrorist put in prison or executed if they have committed murder.

    The should of course have right to council and right to remain silent, etc.

    The problem with the concept of no rights for a “terrorist” is that word is defined by whoever is in power at the time.

  3. Love the show, Jack. Have been listening for several months now and I really like the flashback episode idea for when you’re away. New content is always best, but a “top pick from the past” is right up there.

    Maybe you spoke about this more back then (I haven’t made it through all the back episodes), but it was great to hear the F word on the show today… Fascism. So often Socialism is mentioned, but I don’t think that fully encompasses the nature of the threat to human liberty today. In fact, I believe the over-arching threat is a new hybrid of Fascism/Socialism, which makes it difficult for most people to see and therefore oppose. They represent two opposing sides of the political spectrum, from the Right and the Left, and seem on the surface antithetical to each other. But in a world where multi-national corporations rival actual countries for size and influence, without being constrained by borders, they are every big as a threat as a One World Government.

    But I will say, I think the default mode to mention only Socialism when describing the current threat (as is often the case, perhaps if only for expediency) actually hurts the effort to get the word out and recruit new people to the prepper/homesteader/self-sufficient lifestyle who would be otherwise open to it. The charge of Socialism is often used as code to slur Democrats (in our two-party American system). It simultaneously alienates them while allowing the Totalitarian impulses on the Right/Republican side to go unchallenged/unexamined in their minds. You do such a good job of clearly labeling and describing the nature of these threats that this always seemed like an odd oversight to me. Perhaps you’ve covered this in depth in the past, in which case I look forward to hearing about it some more. Thanks.

  4. Ah… Jack, your voice sounds younger in this episode – been two years! 🙂
    And the “Another day, another dollar” song reminded me of good ol’ times.
    Thanks for everything, man!