Episode-1915- Phil Williams on Propaganda, Patriotism and Universal Morality
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Phil M. Williams is an author, permaculture consultant, and activist for a stateless society. He is the author of seven books with permaculture and anarchist themes: Farmer Phil’s Permaculture, Fire the Landscaper, Against the Grain, Stone Lake, Cesspool, Initiation, and The Propaganda Project.
In 2008, after a decade as a landscape contractor, Phil sold his business and moved from the McMansion filled suburbs of Northern Virginia to rural Pennsylvania. He spent a couple of years as a mediocre gardener, before finding permaculture.
A few years later, and two completed PDC’s, he became a permaculture consultant. In addition to consulting, he’s spent the past six years developing his six-acre hillside into a permaculture site. His permaculture work can be found at FoodProduction101.com.
Phil is an accidental author. He had been writing in the winter for many years—with no intention of publishing. With the support of his wife, he published his first book, Fire the Landscaper in 2015. With his permaculture site mostly complete, more of his time is now spent writing.
He believes that entertainment is biased in favor of the state. Books, movies, and television often feature government employees as heroes, and anti-government people as the antagonists. With his books, he endeavors to counteract this bias, and show the state as it is.
His new releases can be read for free at PhilWBooks.com.
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Thanks for having me on today. I enjoyed it. Here’s the link to the cartoon we talked about:
New drinking game. Everyone drinks when I say, “interesting” or “research”. Ugh.
I was scanning through the recent episode summaries recently when I think I remember seeing a mention of The future of diesel and why in only a short time it has gone from being referred to asthe low emissions fuel to now being referred to as being the high emissions fuel. I went looking for the eposite today but I can not find it, can anyone remember which eposite number it is in ?
I usually don’t chime in but I have to give my two cents on this one. Fracking isn’t the same as gun ownership. Fracking runs the risk of contaminating the entire community’s ground water as well as depleting the water table. My folks live on property out in the sticks and their entire community is against it. The money gained from fracking on your property doesn’t out way the possible permanent risk to your water supply. You can’t drink money. And long term water may be worth more that gas.
This is your opinion, some have the opinion that gun ownership is a risk to the entire community as well.
I in fact share your opinion about fracking, but that doesn’t mean we are right. I have learned a LOT about this subject and while I will not call it safe it is far less hazardous then I once believed. Did you know the two big documentaries on it are completely fake?
But you are missing the point here. In this case state law was CLEAR in protecting land owner rights, local law came in and attempted to interfere with state law. When you judge it that way as an actual judge should, whether you like it or not, the state’s constitution is clear. If you want to ban fracking in Texas, you have to do it at the state level, not a town level.
And what if we set that precedent? You have to think more than feel in a republic.
The attitude of if you don’t like this country than leave it, could be responded with, Is that what our founding fathers and people of our original colonies did when faced with the oppression of the British? And we are being much more oppressed by our current government, much more than most realize.
Good point Jeff. From the Declaration of Independence:
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