A blog about political philosophy, focusing on third party politics, as well as radical and anarchist topics. Common topics include political theory, constitutional law and civil liberties, civil rights and interstate commerce, unionism and labor law, wages and currency, taxation and budgets, trade and markets, geopolitics and foreign relations, U.S. electoral politics and election statistics, and the political spectrum.
1. Improve ballot
access for third parties, through multi-party primaries and ranked preferential
2. Revoke the
Commission on Presidential Debates’s charter, restoring host status to the
League of Women Voters.
3. Pass measures
that improve voters’ ability to access voter I.D. documents, register to vote,
and access polls.
comprehensive measures against voter fraud and election fraud in all
5. Urge all
states to implement mail-in voting and same-day voter registration, and count
all absentee ballots.
6. Pass campaign
finance reform, potentially through passing a federal law overturning Citizens
7. Shrink the
number of government contractors, and abolish excessive and duplicative units
of local government.
8. Restore the 10th Amendment;
and decentralize, localize, subsidiarize, & strictly limit the size and
scope of gov’t.
9. Abolish the
U.S. Senate, reform the Electoral College, and / or convert to a unicameral
10. Call for a
constitutional convention, as long as one can be held without putting the Bill
of Rights at risk.
11. Establish an
all-volunteer military, by abolishing the draft, and ending mandatory Selective
12. Amend the 2nd Amendment to protect
conscientious objection, and prohibit mandatory civil service programs.
13. Bring the troops
(& bases) home from Iraq and Afghanistan; draw down troops in Germany,
South Korea, Japan.
14. Prohibit “enhanced
interrogation” (torture), and extrajudicial killings of enemy combatants, and
15. End domestic
surveillance and warrantless wiretaps (spying), abolish the N.S.A., &
restructure security apparati.
16. Cut all foreign aid:
Cut, end, and abolish the disbursement of U.S. federal aid moneys to foreign
17. Legally mandate
balanced budgets in all jurisdictions, and pass a federal Balanced Budget
18. Audit the Federal
Reserve System annually, allow votes to abolish the Fed, return it to
19. Require publicly
announced local supermajority votes to pass property tax increases (and cut
20. Decrease reliance on
income taxes, end double taxation of income, and repeal the 16th Amendment.
21. Allow states to
experiment with split-rate taxation, Land Value Taxation, and citizens’
dividends or U.B.I.G.s.
22. Shrink the executive
branch, limit the power of the president to write law and wage war, &
23. Pass term limits for
members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, and the state
24. Reform congressional
by-laws to protect supermajoritarianism from parliamentary procedural tricks.
25. End U.S. Supreme
Court justices’ lifetime appointments, and pass other federal and state
judicial term limits.
26. Create a Tenth
District federal Circuit Court of Appeals, by splitting the Ninth District into
27. Support legislation
to abolish the death penalty, and commute death sentences to life, in all
28. Repeal statutes of
limitations on all felonies and all corpus delicti crimes,
especially for sexual assaults.
29. Enhance jurors’ and
accuseds’ rights, by abolishing civil asset forfeiture, and normalizing jury
30. Reverse the militarization
of local police forces, by altering or abolishing the 1997 N.D.A.A.’s 1033
31. Repeal federal mandatory minimum sentencing
guidelines (especially in drugs and victimless crime cases).
32. Decriminalize and
normalize - or legalize, tax, and regulate - cannabis, hemp, and other
33. Repeal legal
barriers to importing legal and unregulated drugs from overseas, & trying
34. In 45 states,
legalize the interstate purchase of health insurance policies which are
compliant with state law.
35. Repeal the federal
tax credit for employer-provided health insurance plans (or extend the tax
credit to all).
36. Abolish the U.S.
federal Department of Commerce (abolishing all taxpayer-funded supports for
37. Amend Section 9 of
the 1935 federal Wagner Act so as to allow dual-unionist, minority-unionist,
and members-only collective bargaining.
N.A.F.T.A. in a manner which protects the ecology and indigenous peoples, while
lowering barriers to trade.
39. Prohibit infanticide
in all jurisdictions, and in all jurisdictions prosecute partial birth abortion
as infanticide. 40. Pass comprehensive reform of family courts and family law,
potentially including the reform, investigation, and/or abolition of Child
Protective Services agencies.
41. Pass constitutional
amendments after building national consensus regarding age requirements for
consent to sex, marriage, and contract; driving and car rental; purchase of
tobacco and alcohol, and eligibility for public office.
Originally Written and Published on September 20th, 2017 Edited and Expanded on September 24th, 2017
A billion and a half Chinamen
probably couldn’t each have his own Yap Island stone coin. But it’s not like
it’s entirely out of the question.
The Yap Island stone coin
(abbreviated YIC, and also known as rai) – most of
whose value evidently derives from the similarity of its shape to the
ever-popular treat known as the doughnut (or, in the parlance of the
hoi-polloi, “donut”) – illustrates an important point about money. Namely, that
it has a great big hole in it.
So what would it take to make YIC into
the new standard for a viable world reserve currency? Check this out: If you
fuck a donut, have you fucked the donut, or have you fucked the donut hole? Most importantly, have you fucked yourself? We must look at the hole
issue. It wouldn’t be unreasonable to conclude from these data simply that Our
Money is Fucked,TM but let’s make sure we can see the donut for the
For each Chinaman to have his own YIC,
although highly impractical, is the sad course of affairs on which we have set
about. For the value of the Yap Island stone coin lies in the labor which was
undertaken in order to construct it; and additionally, in the labor it takes to
distribute it. Each one of us can’t just carry an Easter Island statue in his
pocket; they have to be carefully carved, moved according to The Game, and
revered in keeping with the ancient sacrificial rites, all that good stuff.
Money creation gives a new meaning to
the phrase “you’ve gotta spend money to make money”. But that’s not so; you
can’t gain money by spending money, nor gain value by selling. You don’t have
to read Menger to know that; yea, for, as Ivan imparted, “we can dance,
everybody look at your hands”. The
hole in the donut, we shall refer to as debt. So, then, whither lies the donut
hole? Audit Fort Knox and you’ll find out. Maybe it’s been right there in your
hand the hole time.
As with any other currency, the supposed
value of the YIC lies not only in the labor-value thought to be contained
within it (as if a produced good somehow traps value), but also in its
widespread acceptability and use. If nobody is willing to use them – and do all
the strenuous work necessary to move them – then the YIC have little to no
value; only to those who recognize, honor, and compensate the hard day’s work
that went into donutizing The Rock. Only to those unwilling to wait for The Rock
to Come to Them.
How lucky would you be to stumble upon a
Yap Island stone coin? You’d be richer than all your friends, you could buy all
the seashells you want. You’d certainly have something precious on your hands;
something rare and unique. But then again, what if you found a thousand of them, and gave them to all
your friends!? They’d all be richer
than one another!
But this is all assuming that you can even
find someone willing to accept YIC,
who’s willing to sell what you want, and believes that YIC are as valuable as
you believe they are. But what are the odds of that? Who’d carry it? The only
realistic solution is to store your money at home. But then, you say, you can’t
bring them to market. Ah, but see, that’s yet
another problem. Only a fool wagers his most valuable assets, yet only a
fool leaves them at home where they’re of no value to anyone else.
And yet that is what the Yapese did;
once the coins arrived on the island, they were deemed too large and heavy to
be moved each time they were used, so the islanders decided that the coins
should stay put, but change ownership.
It should be as clear as Orgonite by now
that we’re grappling with a paradox: that a currency derives its value from its
scarcity and uniqueness, yet at the same time, its widespread acceptance and
The rarest gem in the world supposedly
holds so much value, but what exchange-value does it have? None. It has
sentimental value only to its possessor, and use-value only to those who either
have the skills necessary to refine the gem, or are interested in purchasing
the product after such finishing and refinement processes. If the holder won’t
sell, no use-value can be derived from it.
“To myself, I am everything!”: so
proclaimed Saint Max. I echo this sentiment. All my use-value is contained
within my body and its powers, its potential. I alone Am a viable currency. I
alone Am current, I alone Am present; am presence itself. For I Am
everywhere, yet nowhere. I am the voice in the wilderness. I tread not upon the
streets of men, yet I Am accessible to all. Who Am I? I Am both a who and a
what, a subject and an object. I Am, at least potentially (if I am invited), all of this, yet I am not floating
around in men’s pockets.
Just as the lamp is within the genie,
and just as the Dead concert can never be taken out of the hippie, is not the
time-money-moon-value (not to be confused with Blood Sugar Sex Magik) which is
contained within me, fostering high, sustained growth of a real store of value
within my Own Holy Vehicle (i.e.,
corpse-in-waiting)? I mean, repent, for
fuck’s sake, for your days are numbered, for your home is built of nails, fire,
A stable (ahem, excuse me, I’m a little horse) fire insurance company will
not – neigh, cannot – survive without
local building codes demanding that what shelters us from the elements must be
made of easily collapsible, flammable materials. This is a viable long-term
bu$ine$$ strategy that will support $ound m0ney. They don’t call it re-pent-ance for no reason; you’ll have to
build yourself a new penthouse in the sky! So build that house of hay; until you do, you’ll be on pins and
needles in that haystack. To sit on a house of stilts is to keep one’s head in
the clouds. And that’s how you get to Heaven; the same way an ostrich does,
except backwards. You just put your head
through the donut hole.
There is no store of value in your home. The only home with a real store of
value is when a hermit crab takes up residence inside a human skull. And Feng Shuis the shit out of it. The Chinese tea-brick can be used as medicine or
food, even construction material, in
an emergency. That’s how you make a
currency. Not that skulls and bones don’t make excellent construction materials; have you seen some of those
churches They got in the Czech Republic?
So be the king or queen of your castle,
and make your home your temple. After all, it’s right there on the side of your
head. Just as your permanent home is the flesh-prison from which you’re trying
to escape, and, at that, the only viable world-reserve currency. To you, it’s
worth everything else. After all, every country has people to wager, as a way
to back that currency up, doesn’t it? Back it up! Only problem is, that country
doesn’t have you. To ignore that is
like trying to take the hole out of the donut, trying to drink the Blood of the
Savior from a bottle of wine. We gotta
get back. Plato’s Cave is the only residence that’s sheltered from all five elements. I mean, I Am a Rock,
Estonia has an e-currency, and you can’t
spell Estonia without “stone”. Prisoners use cigarettes as currency (and, as
Ronnie pointed out, they’re the most stable currency in North America, resting steadily
at 25 cents each for at least the last three decades). So why not have
panarcho-prison-e-cigs as the world reserve currency? Using an electronic cig could make it trackable
from a remote location, another important value-padding characteristic for
moneys to have. Besides, the cigarette (aside from being essentially a paper
ring that you fill with tobacco, which many people are married to, rendering it
the perfect family heirloom) is the only currency that will smoke us into death,
and into Heaven, where our treasure is.
As Blame asks when he requests a
cigarette, “Will you help me die?”. That’s real
value; the value of certainty, the value of death.
But let us not confine ourselves to a
discussion of mere currencies; money
is where it’s at. This is where the
Pharaohs come in. Pharaoh says fire is the ultimate money; for fire is
elemental, and a tool whose use renders he who wields it a god. This simple
fact is hidden from every NomNomNomics 101 class you’ll find, yet it is
remarkably easy to demonstrate. You’d
be shocked to Discover® how much
money you can extract from someone through the simple act of setting fire to
all they hold dear. This also demonstrates that the (Fire)Power Theory of Value
is immutable; unfalsifiable, immune from dispute, questioning, even logic. How
can such an offer be refused?
But most importantly, only fire
possesses (that is, takes spiritual control of) all the characteristics that mortals desire in a stable money. It’s
portable, it’s trackable, it’s electronic, it’s accepted everywhere, it’s easily
divisible into standardized units, it fits in your pocket… It is a dangerous
servant and a fearful master; the primordial spark which maieutically birthed
each of our thought-babies from the sacred annals of bio-history, and the
desolate, deserted lome, the whirling cosmic dervish unto which we are destined
to someday return; perhaps as fuel for the fire, perhaps stored neatly as
computer data on a sun that’s really some otaku’s
self-custom-designed computer tower.
Don’t worry about whether a black hole
can store labor-value, nor worry where your thinky-thoughts are going. Keep
your mind on your mooney, and your mooney on the Mound. Pyotr had it right;
bread-backed currencies (like MannaLoafTM and SalvationCoin®) are the
wave of the future. He understood that the buck(skin) stops here. Each one of
us, deep within our holes, knows the value of a buck, and that of a dough. To
be Frank, you can’t have one without the other.
That will bring us
back to doe; the deer, dear source of the preciousness which gives life value,
which backs the currency with which we keep current, with which we track the
transit of that great celestial orb (our Sky-Mother, the Lesser Light). That’s how you get ahead, you keep up
with the Boneses. We are fools if we think that Blockchain can record all
transactions; only black holes and blood can do that. Blood and the blood oaths
is the genuine Holder of Value,
Signifier of Honor, Keeper of Record, and Ancient Historian. Let’s not kid
ourselves; RNA was the original
This is why I propose experimentation
with an alternate currency backed by tracking the transit of supermoons, blood
moons, and blood supermoons. I mean, when every holiday of the year occurs
within the space of a single February, you know it’s time to call your broker.
But you don’t need an Al Broker man to know which way the solar wind blows.
This represents a call for a currency backed by nature, not nurture.
Just as the hole must be shed from the
donut, as the funerary shroud from the moon-mummy, any serious monetary reform
can only come about through SacrificeTM of what we value most. The
reason that YIC and the Slandered & Whores’ Index lost 15% of their value
on Friday is that it was not a Good Friday. YIC-heavy portfolios have revealed
themselves to be so heavy with rock,
that they don’t rock. It is as it was
in the Beginning; as the portability of the coin must be sacrificed to honor
the workers who make them and move them, the whole must be sacrificed for the Good of The D0nut, for the virtue
of Emptiness (all hail). So let’s move
When it comes to power-backed
currencies, portability is next to
trackability. That’s why they have to run your fingerprint (your real driver’s license, as the driver of
your own body) before you’re allowed to buy Cheetos. That’s why YIC futures
aren’t safe bets; rather, they’re investments that are only for the savvy
moon-watching investor. But if you’re bearish
on mooneys, don’t go loony; instead, hang onto that millstone and take the
plunge. Take it all the way to the river
bank – which is where you’re gonna be laughing – because that millstone’s
gonna be worth a HellTM of
a lot of money some day!
We’ve all read Adam and Josiah, and
understand Cost the Limit of Price. Labor is the only just compensation for
labor. Additionally, the cost of labor is the subjective cost of working; that is, the suffering borne by the
laborer. The amount of suffering involved in the work determines the value of
the product that the work creates. This is why we are paid in suffering. The
wage of sin is not death; the wage of
work is death, is suffering.
This is why we must pay our employers
back with amounts of suffering equal to the amount they have invested in us. Only
then can we restore Blood, Sweat, and TearsTM (BST) to its proper
place as the real world reserve
currency. This will show that BST is the only genuine form of money in the
world (at least on this plane),
because it’s the only one with real exchange-value, the only one that’s
universally accepted and traded the world over. Most importantly for our
masters in government, taxes are payable in BST. If hard work is taxing, then
it can be taxed.
Unless and until those who work us, work
for us (or at least swear blood oaths
not to take our toil as a standard part of our employment contracts), then no
compromise short of a sweat-based currency should be made. This must come with
no less than full property ownership over our precious bodily fluids, as part
of our bodily autonomy, physical integrity, and personal self-ownership. If
workers are to be microchipped (because who doesn’t love Revelation), then they
at least deserve a package of shares corresponding to the value of their sweet,
untainted golden piss on the global market, as determined equitably by everyone involved in piss futures
speculation on the Stalk Exchange.
Finally: If we must use a money, then it
must be one whose value is backed by the inverse
of the quantity of suffering which the reckless pursuit of other currencies
cause humanity; never based on a direct correlation. To do otherwise is
to destroy the uniqueness of the money, with nothing to make it distinct from
The Sacred Unique is the Scarce – the
Rare – in which all value originates. And on this Rock I shall build my Church.
is accurate to the best of the author’s knowledge as of September 14th,
2017. To the author’s knowledge, nobody has established either a Hoppean
Caucus, nor Austin Petersen Caucus, of the Libertarian Party.
should feel free to leave comments if they have new information or editing
Compiled on September 5th, 2017
and Expanded on September 7th, 2017 Edited and Updated on September 14th and 15th, 2017