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Art of Liberty
by Jim Davidson

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"Resolve to serve no more, and you are at once freed. I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break into pieces."
― Etienne de la Boetie, The Politics of Obedience: Discourse on Voluntary Servitude

Last week, I was invited to visit Lake Havasu, Arizona for a gathering of voluntaryists. There was camping at Craggy Wash. There was a bed and breakfast in town. Nice swimming pool, but very cold when I jumped in. Nobody heats swimming pools in that part of Arizona.

While there I met some old friends and made several new ones. A fellow named Austin and I are going to work our way through Bennett's Latin Grammar in the next few months. Another fellow, who goes by the pen name Etienne de la Boetie2, was also in attendance.

As you may surmise, he is not the same author as the French fellow who died in 1563. He uses a superscript 2, so one might say he is "Etienne squared" or "to the power of 2."

His book, "Government: the biggest scam in history" is quite good and available online. I suggest you consider buying a copy for yourself, and give one to someone you care about. You'll need to get some people up to speed quickly on how they have been deceived, and this book does a great job.

For example, pages 9 to 31 illustrate twenty-one examples of methods used by the United States government, the government of Nazi Germany, the government of the Soviet Union, and the government of East Germany, all to promote the view that government is needed, decent, acceptable, and good. In fact, of course, government is violent, coercive, unnecessary, evil, and deadly.

For example, page 24 shows "Secret government, real power structure's use of political assassination of rivals, whistleblowers, dissidents" shows for the Nazis, the night of the long knives and the killings of Ernst Rohm, Chancellor Kurt von Schleicher, and Gustav Ritter von Kahr. In the USA, JFK, RFK, and MLK were all assassinated, as the congressional select committee on assassinations documented in 1977 or thereabouts. Also listed, congressman Larry MacDonald, Paul Wellstone, JFK Jr, Vince Foster, Ron Brown, Gary Webb, Seth Rich, Barry Jennings, Terrance Yeakey, William Colby, Kathy Ferguson, Paul Wilcher, Carlos Ghigliotti, Jerry Luther Parks and many more.

For the Soviet Union and Russia on the same page are shown links to the 45+ assassinations by Stalin and 10 critics of Putin who were killed in various ways. For East Germany, the names Cat Falkck (a Swedish journalist) and Benno Ohnesorg are listed. You can spend a fun time looking up these names and finding out how the official stories in each case read like a lot of nonsense.

Then there are another 50 pages of examination of the ways in which the government is a scam, is unneeded, is hurting people, and has bad intentions. There is much here to examine.

Although I was given a copy of the printed book, and it is a very nice document, suited to looking through with friends and family, it contains a lot of links to other documents. Well, you cannot simply click on a link in a printed book. So if you want to follow the story, all the way down the rabbit hole as it were, you'll want to see the digital document which you can use to follow the links.

Speaking of quotes from Morpheus from the 1999 film "The Matrix," I just learned this week that the evil awful communists have gotten hold of the Wayback Machine and have eliminated the possibility of searching their archive for my old site from some jurisdictions. Happily, my VPN through Cryptohippie to Germany reveals the links are still there. See my "The Morpheus Proposal" for some additional thoughts on how deep the rabbit hole goes. The topic arises in part because Etienne-squared and I both recited some poetry at the gathering in Arizona last week. I read my Anthem for the Ama-gi which was well-received.

But enough about me. The next 44 pages of Etienne-squared's book goes over things you can do to help yourself and your neighbours. One of the ideas is to distribute information about the nature of government as a scam.

That is possible with copies of the book, available from and possibly other sites. There is also a credit-card shaped USB stick that Etienne-squared calls a "Liberator" after the famous WW2 stamped gun that some few people in occupied Europe received by air drops (and its more recent 3D printed version that made Cody Wilson famous enough to be entrapped by the government). Etienne-squared adds a white lotus flower to the Liberator gun image to indicate the zero aggression principle is part of the philosophy in which he believes.

Thick Red Line

If you believe, as I do, that paramedics, fire fighters, some sheriffs, and possibly a few police officers are not eager to enforce victimless crimes, are appalled at the current tyranny, and want to work with their neighbours to make things right, then you might like a related project, Thick Red Line. It is spearheaded and conceived by the another fellow, Howard Lichtman. It is a group that has gotten a lot of interest from around the world recently, because it is a dramatically different take on the "de-fund the police" nonsense being emitted by the Marxists these days.

Thick Red Line is trying to build bridges between freedom activists and free market oriented members of the first responders communities. I think it is a good idea, and worth looking into. Like all freedom activist groups, there is a need for raising money, so you'll find an appeal for funds on the site.

Art of Liberty

Another one of the important projects Howard has proposed is to get information about freedom and how government is a scam to tens of thousands of people in New Hampshire, who were already in the state when people from the Free State Project began to move there. Howard calls it the "pre-state project" and the goal is to coordinate with freedom enthusiasts who live in New Hampshire. Done right, it would involve hundreds of thousands of packages sent to and distributed amongst freedom enthusiasts all over the state, and that means potentially millions of dollars would be needed.

At our meeting, I said to Howard that we don't have time to focus on only one state. We need a global insurgency for freedom, and that means, to me, at least sixteen states should be included in that work, not only New Hampshire. So, I believe Art of Liberty would do well to set the goal of raising $90 million to do everything that can be done in as many states as possible. That is, yes, a lot of money, though it pales in comparison to the trillions being used to destroy the world economy, end the businesses of millions of Americans, and enslave humanity.

Which States, Though?

Well, to be candid, I don't think Hawai'i nor New Jersey are going to be livable places for freedom lovers after this coming year, except in the somewhat nuanced sense that people live, for a while, in death camps. Shown above in bright green are the sixteen states of New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Kentucky, and West Virginia. Some parts of other states might work, too, and those would be found in blue on the above map, though I don't think King County, Washington, or Cook County, Illinois (for examples) are properly the deep blue shown on the above map.

What I will say is that if we want a freedom network to get going, the time to be building it is now, and has been for several years. Happily, groups like Derrick Broze's Conscious Resistance and Freedom Cells, and groups like the Caledonia group first announced in this publication in November 2018, have been building for some time.

Howard's book on Government, the biggest scam, also talks about crypto-currencies, which I continue to believe are helping many people make some efforts to use alternatives to government money. I'm with EC Riegel on the idea that governments, because they produce nothing but theft and waste and corruption and death, are the worst people to be issuing money. The existing thousands of competing currencies created since 2009 illustrate, in my opinion, ways in which people are able to make better money without government. I particularly like LTC, BTC, and ARRR if anyone is asking.

Thus we get to the end of this review. I think you should support the work Howard is doing. I think you should get involved. Buy his book. Send money to his outfits. Join the Thick Red Line. Be a part of a freedom community, including the ones I'm working on in Oklahoma and Texas.

I'm told that there are people in South Africa who want my help with a freedom community, and I'm available to help. Also happy to pay commissions to people who book me gigs.

We are never going to get back the world we had in March 2019. I'm not even sorry, because I did not like how things were going then, and I'm resolved not to dwell on how bad things were for many people at the time. Whether you view those as good days or not, you have to see that what is planned by the oligarchy for your future does not include a return to those halcyon days. Even if you wanted them back.

We have been, I believe, in the early phases of a war since 7 October 2019, and in some ways ever since 1745. It is a war by globalists whose predecessors financed Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, and believe they own and operate the deep state agencies of the GCHQ, CIA, FBI, and NSA. It is a war against you, against your family, against your freedom.

Keep in mind that the path before us does not frighten me, at all. Why not? Because I know that we are not here because of what lies ahead of us, but because of the path behind us.

Since 1745, the globalists have created Jean Jacques Rousseau's fictional Social Contract, invented socialism and communism, hired Karl Marx to write about communism, started a world war of 1756 to 1763, a world war of 1775 to 1785, a world war of 1914-1991 (in reality) which included another world war of 1939 to 1945 and a "cold war." They aren't very nice people. They really want you dead, or enslaved, or both.

So to quote a favourite film: "Come with me if you want to live."

Free the slaves. Stop the wars. End the state. You'll be glad you did.


Jim Davidson is an author, entrepreneur, actor, and director. He is the vision director of You can find him on as well as and also as planetaryjim. He appreciates any support you can provide as times are very difficult. See the Paypal link on this page. Or email your humble author to offer other choices. This week Jim learned that is working, so he'll be adding new things there soon. Visit for more information. Those seeking a multi-jurisdiction multi-hop VPN for communications privacy please visit For those seeking colloidal silver try Ask Jim about CryptoWealth. Coming soon: - under construction. Just arrived:

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