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Sometimes you need to say “no” to Big Brother

Holy ground

Earlier this spring, this arrived at my house: Yes, a lump of dirt with grass attached. In a soggy, soiled paper towel. I was thrilled. That’s no ordinary sod. It’s holy ground from Lexington Green, and a surprise gift from a friend. I potted it the next morning. Although a few blades instantly turned white, as if lesser soil had suddenly sucked all the chlorophyll out of them, 24 hours later the grass was thriving again. It’s still growing strong today. It truly felt (and feels) like a sacred object — much moreso than most items ever decreed holy by…


An everyday resister

Over at Practical Freedomista, I introduce an everyday resister who actually needs no introduction around here. It’s a mini-profile of David Gross, legal tax resister and former culture jammer who I’ve linked to many times before. He’s also a reader and occasional Commentariat member and got several mentions in Basics of Resistance. Still, he’s new to many and a perfect example of resistance that’s principled, steadfast, effective, but also legal and non-violent. Speaking of the book … the prize books are here, signed by Kit and soon to be signed by me and sent off to the meme contest winners.


American Partisan: New blog on the block

American Partisan officially debuted this week. It combines the talents and knowledge of bloggers J.C. Dodge, Concerned American (of WRSA), N.C. Scout, Kit Perez, and Jesse James. So while it’s likely to be on the conservative side compared with Living Freedom, it should be rich in useful information. —– I knew American Partisan was in development and even got a brief preview of it. Originally I thought it was intended as a discussion forum that would solve WRSA’s thorny comment-troll problem. It does have a very prominent and appropriately strict comment policy. But either I misunderstood its original purpose or…


I finally saw The Book yesterday!

It’s definitely been a bit weird having a book on Amazon for nearly a month without ever having seen it. Of course I viewed the .pdf many times in many stages before co-author Kit Perez uploaded it. But that’s not the same. I don’t have a Kindle reader, I don’t like ebooks, and not holding a paper copy in my hands felt like something was missing. Because something was! Author copies have been pending, but Amazon’s been in no rush with them. (And that’s okay because they sell us our author copies at cost, rather than at the 50% rate…


Movie: Little Pink House

There’s a new movie out. Little Pink House is the story of the heroic Susette Kelo, of eminent domain as a crony-corporate giveaway, and of the worst Supreme Court Decision since Dred Scott (or at least since the supremes decreed that growing food on your own property could be “interstate commerce”). Haven’t seen it yet and probably won’t until Netflix delivers it later this year. But it stars Catherine Keener (always a good sign) and it’s 85/96 on Any of you see it yet?


Sunday-Monday links

  • Today in history: Pat Tillman died for his country’s propaganda machine.
  • Today in history, part II: The fedgov kindly rescued little Elian Gonzalez to return him to Cuba. Photo of the heartwarming moment below.
  • It’s also Earth Day. So marvel at the accuracy of 18 dire predictions made for the original ED. That is, you can marvel if you’re one of the lucky survivors who haven’t starved to death, died in the food riots, or succumbed to toxic waste in your food, air, or soil. 2 Comments
  • Break the rules

    (But still, don’t let your dog smoke cigars, especially not while he’s drunk-riding a skateboard.) —– Another original meme from our contest. This one’s by Reno Sepulveda with an important contribution from Robert Heinlein.