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A pair of weekend longreads

Last week I had a couple email exchanges with Alex of, a fellow freedomista who pointed me toward his company’s Resistance Library.

First, he sent me a link for “Venezuela and the Paradox of Plenty: A Cautionary Tale About Oil, Envy, and Demagogues.” This is a comprehensive article written by a alumnus.

Then he directed me toward “Weapons of War On Our Streets: A Guide to the Militarization of Police.”

I confess my initial reaction to the second piece was, “Readers of my blog don’t need that one. They already know all there is to know on the topic.” But when I skimmed the article, I found plenty that I hadn’t known — deep history going back several lifetimes, and predictions of what DARPA might have in store for our future.’s Resistance Library is full of in-depth articles — articles that are clearly the product of many weeks of research and writing. Not mere opinion pieces or rants. In a sad commentary on our times and the degradation of the Internet, they no longer byline anything (not even with the pseudonym they adopted for a time) due to death threats. But the articles are masterful and will put facts at your fingertips.

So above are two for your perusal. If you’re having a long rainy or snowy weekend, they’re well worth your time. And there’s more where they come from; just follow the links at the bottom of the page.


  1. Alex
    Alex December 3, 2018 9:24 am

    Hey Claire,

    Thanks so much for sharing the articles and I’m glad to hear you have found them valuable 🙂

    We enjoy your work equally as well!

  2. Sam
    Sam December 5, 2018 10:25 am

    @Ersatz that’s a fascinating/disturbing .mil document. Thanks for row 33 I’m glad to know the lil ole Abbeville Police Department now have their hands on a “Mine-Resistant Vehicle” geez…

    @Claire big fan of your work! Seen your quotes on other pro-liberty, pro-2A sites so I know I’m not the only one. Thanks for the kind words about our guides. They take a lot of work.

  3. Ersatz Naugahyde
    Ersatz Naugahyde December 6, 2018 4:14 am

    @Sam, yes, great topic on the water cooler / cocktail party circuit. Amazing how few people actually know about the scheme formally known as “The 1033 Program”. Apparently it was a huge effort just to get .gov to come clean and document everything for the public.

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