My Army of Darkness

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Most of you know the story of the Emperor’s New Clothes. No one – other than one small boy – dared to admit openly what everyone knew. That the emperor wasn’t wearing any clothes at all – having been conned into believing in the existence of fantastic invisible clothes that only the morally enlightened could see. Not wanting to be seen (so to speak) as a moral defective, the emperor claimed he saw the magnificent clothes, spun from the finest material – and went along with the sham. As did almost his subjects. For fear of offending an idiotic orthodoxy.emperor pic

Well, it’s the same with statism – and our side of things.

I believe the great success statism (worship of government; collectivism and  control freakism generally) has enjoyed has to do with most people being afraid to call it out. Of letting euphemisms (“helping” the poor; “contributing” to Social Security; being a “customer” of the IRS and DMV) stand. Not asking who exactly “we” is when someone exclaims that “we” need government health insurance… .

I try to counter this in my writing, whatever I happen to be writing about – including new cars. To mention the unmentionables. The violence that lies behind the glib talk of mandating this or that for “safety.”

You guys know all about it.

But I’m hoping you can help me help others get to know about it.

Sites like EPautos (and writers like me) have a hell of a time getting noticed outside of our minor backwaters. Goo-guhl does its damndest to screw with our visibility (and economic viability) by undermining page ranking and traffic stats as well as mucking with search engines to direct people away from liberty-minded sites. Or better yet, keep people from ever discovering they exist at all.

But you can help by “seeding” other sites with clips/snippets from stuff you find here at EPautos – with links back to EPautos. We need just a bit more traffic to break through, to get big enough that they will have a much tougher time ignoring us. And squeezing us. If we can get our monthly traffic up by 50 percent or so, advertising will take care of itself. I am certain I’ll be able to get (among others) major car companies to place ads here. And we’d be on cruise control at that point.EPautoslogo

So help me spread the message, by helping expand the audience/visibility of EPautos. Twitter us, Facebook us. Mention us. Buy a “No Clovers!” sticker, if you haven’t already. Take videos of Clovers. Help me kick him in the nuts.

It would help a lot.

We managed to crawl out of the well this month, incidentally. A big thank-you to all who chipped in over the past week especially. And to everyone.

EPautos is our machine. I’m just the guy behind the wheel. You guys are as essential as four good tires and gas in the tank.

I could’t roll without you.

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Some Vietnamese mundanes were going to eat some Chinese cats. Fortunately the Cosplay Heroes seized the truck and buried all the cats alive to prevent this tragedy…

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/04/smuggled-cats-buried-alive-vietnam

    Cats smuggled from China buried alive in Vietnam

    Police say cull was necessary to prevent spread of disease after seizing three tons of live cats meant to become meat in Hanoi

    It is rare to see cats roaming in Hanoi as most pet owners keep them indoors.

    Vietnamese authorities have buried thousands of seized cats – many believed to have been alive at the time – that were smuggled from China to feed the illegal cat meat trade.

    A truck carrying three tons of live cats crammed into bamboo crates was impounded in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, on Tuesday. On Wednesday a police officer said they had been buried in accordance with Vietnamese law on smuggled goods.

    “The cats were from China, with no official origin papers and no quarantine,” said the policeman from the Dong Da district environmental police. “Several of them had died, there was a terrible smell that could affect the environment and carried risks of future diseases. Therefore, we culled them by burying them.” He declined to say how many were alive at the time of burial.

    Other smuggled animals, including chickens, are routinely disposed of in a similar way.

    The Asian Canine Protection Alliance, a regional coalition of animal rights groups, said it had heard “inhumane stories as to how the cats may have been destroyed”, and called for the practice to be stopped.

    Prof Dang Huy Huynh, chair of Vietnam’s Zoology Association, said the cull was necessary to prevent the spread of disease and deter future smuggling. “The best way to cull the illegally imported animals is burning them. But this might cost more, so authorities may choose to bury them alive, still complying with procedures in accordance with laws,” he said.

    Vietnamese authorities could also have checked all the animals individually for disease before deciding whether to cull them, he said. Either way, “we do not want these animals to be on the dining table at restaurants”, he added.

    Cat meat, known locally as “little tiger”, is a delicacy in Vietnam and, although officially banned, it is widely available in specialist restaurants. Vietnam has long banned its consumption in an effort to encourage cat ownership and to help keep the rat population under control.

    It is rare to see cats roaming the streets as most owners keep them indoors or tied up, fearing they could be stolen. Such is the demand from restaurants that cats are sometimes smuggled across the border from China, Thailand and Laos.

    Vietnamese customs officials routinely seize large volumes of dead animals, including tigers and pangolins, smuggled into the country for use in traditional medicine or speciality dishes.

  2. Jesus Hated Bald Pussy – Refried copypasta
    From “Kingdom Of Fear ” HST 2003 – Tor 2015

    Let’s face it, the yo-yo presidents of the U.S.A. know nothing. They are always dunces. They do what they are told to do, say what they are told to say, pose the way they are told to pose. They are either water-headed or micro-encephalitic fools.

    No. Nonsense. The president cannot be a Fool. Not at this moment in time, when the last living vestiges of the American Dream are on the line. This is not the time to have bogus CIA Mengelean Pseudoafricans or spoiled petulant rich kids perpetually in charge of the White House.

    Which is, after all, our house. That is our headquarters, it is where the heart of America lives. So if the president lies and acts giddy about other people’s lives, if he wantonly and stupidly endorses mass murder by definition, if he should be a loud and meaningless animal with no functional intelligence and no balls.

    To say these Erkelesque and Bush League goofy child presidents are looking more and more like Richard Nixon in the summer of 1974 would be a flagrant insult to Nixon.

    Whoops! Did I say that? Is it even vaguely possible that some New Age Democan Republicrat whore-beast of a false president could actually make Richard Nixon look like a Liberal?

    The capacity of these vicious assholes we elected to be in charge of our lives for four years to commit terminal damage to our lives and our souls and our loved ones is far beyond Nixon’s.

    Shit! Nixon was the creator of many of the once-proud historical landmarks that these dumb bastards are savagely destroying now: the Clean Air Act of 1970; Campaign Finance Reform; the endangered species act; a Real-Politik dialogue with China; and on and on.

    The prevailing quality of life in America-by any accepted methods of measuring-was inargueably freer and more politically open under Nixon than it is today in this evil year of our OverLords 2015.

    The Boss was a certified monster who deserved to be impeached and banished. He was a truthless creature of former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, a foul human monument to corruption and depravity on a scale that dwarfs any other public official in American history.

    But Nixon was at least smart enough to understand why so many honorable patriotic U.S. citizens despised him. He was a Liar. The truth was not in him.

    Nixon believed, as he said many times, that if the president of the United States does it, it can’t be illegal. But Nixon never understood the much higher and meaner truth of Bob Dylan’s warning that “To live outside the law you must be honest.”

    The difference between an outlaw and a war criminal is the difference between a pedophile and a Pederast: The pedophile is a person who thinks about sexual behavior with children, and the Pederast does these things. He lays hands on innocent children, he penetrates them and changes their lives forever.

    Being the object of a pedophile’s warped affections is a Routine feature of growing up in America, and being a victim of a Pederast’s crazed “love” is part of dying. Innocence is no longer an option. Once penetrated, the child becomes a Queer in his own mind, and that is not much different than murder.

    Richard Nixon crossed the line when he began murdering foreigners in the name of “family values”- and George Bush crossed it when he sneaked into office and began killing brown skinned children in the name of Jesus and the American people. And Barack Obama is sanctified it by being a telesacrificial brown skin child killing other brown skinned children worldwide in the sacred OverLord’s name.

    When Muhammad Ali declined to be drafted and forced to kill “gooks” in Vietnam he said, “I ain’t got nothin’ against them Viet Cong. No Cong ever called me Nigger.”

    I agreed with him, according to my own personal ethics and values. He was right.

    If we all had a dash of Muhammad Ali’s eloquent courage, this country and the world would be a better place today because of it. Okay. That’s it for now. Read it and weep….See you tomorrow, folks. You haven’t heard the last of me. I am the one who speaks for the spitit of freedom and decency in you. Shit. Somebody has to do it.
    We have become a Nazi monster in the eyes of the whole world-a nation of bullies and bastards who would rather kill than live peacefully. We are not just Whores for power and oil, but killer whores with hate and fear in our hearts. We are human scum, and that is how history will judge us… No redeeming social value. Just whores. Get out of our way, or we’ll kill you.

    Well, shit on that dumbness. Barack W. Bush does not speak for me or my son or my mother or my friends or the people I respect in this world. We didn’t vote for these cheap, greedy little killers who speak for America today- and we will not vote for them again in 2016. Or 2018. Or ever.

    Who does vote for these dishonest shitheads? Who among us can be happy and proud of having all this innocent blood on our hands? Who are these swine? These flag-sucking half-wits who get fleeced and fooled by stupid little CFR Marxian jiagaboos Like Barack Obama and rich kids like George Bush?

    They are the same ones who wanted to have Muhammad Ali locked up for refusing to kill “gooks”. They speak for all that is cruel and stupid and vicious in the American character. They are racists and hate mongers among us-they are the Ku Klux Klan. I piss down the throats of these Nazis. And I am too old to worry about whether they like it or not. Fuck them all and feed them fish heads.

  3. If I had the funds, which I don’t. I wouldn’t waste it on surplus mechanical luxury. I’d invest in something biological. Like one of these 2015 Slavic Models. Why settle for only a Western Amero or Euro? When you can also afford a luxury Slava?

    Getting a second Amero or Euro is risky. And a poor value. The Slava is clearly the best value? It’s Not Even Close.

    Why remain biologically impoverished and accept their paradigm of companion scarcity? As long as you treat her well and do all the required maintenance and service. Who are Those People to tell you how many biological vehicles you may enjoy?

    City of Brides. Sign up for Freeeeeeee.

  4. You are free to choose… your one ringleader… to rule them all

    If you like your Mammy State, you can keep your Mammy State. Those pesky rules were made to be changed, if only people wish it so.

    Mammy State 2016

    Perhaps the people wish even more safety, and central control… if so, then it’s goodbye Nanny State, hello Granny State.

    Granny State 2016

    Methinks the people want the familiar and the known. The people long for a Return to the Bush League dynasty. The people have made it so. Your wish is our command. This command is your command. Your command is my command. From the Californias, to the New York Islands…

    Bush League 2016

  5. Are you really part of a country? A race? A shared system of values? How so? Is it something that’s been done to you, that you consider it wise to just accept, because that’s just the way the world is?

    When you were young, didn’t you concern yourself with things you wanted to do? Didn’t you have the fortitude and strength of will to make sure each day was spent largely doing what you wanted to do? Whether that was playing. Spending time in other ways you found value.

    Do you consider yourself an adult now? Have you put such concepts behind you? If so, I would say you’ve most likely failed at life. Growing up is a false achievement if you really stop to think of it.

    How can you call yourself a man if your not doing the things you wish to do. Wouldn’t you be better off as a child, if that is the case. If you can’t be a man on your own terms, why be one at all.

    If the fact is, a lot of what your doing is hurting someone so that you can “make a living.” Why continue doing it. Why not put their implied threats of “or else” to the test. I think you’ll find They are more bark than bite.

    That it’s quite easy to return to childhood mode, where you do things you care about. Who give a rat’s ass what They say about it. They’re mostly engaged in subjugation and spreading misery to “play their part” in the great shared crime anyway. Just walk away from it all, and start doing your own thing.

    How did this delusion start. How did you become a soldier in an Army of Darkness that filled with strangers you’ve never even met.

    Think back if you will on the historical formation of “America.”

    People crossed oceans, in search of freedom. To get away from masters and authorities they no longer wanted to be subject to.

    First came two waves of Siberians, many thousands of years ago, to scatter throughout the North and South of the Continent and become ‘Native Americans” after enduring almost unimaginable hardships in the cold of the world West of the Bering Straits.

    Then much later came the Brits, fleeing religious persecution at home, and then many other Europeans and Asians who likewise brought their skills to where they could use and sell them to the best advantage… to this frontier where government was minimal, and opportunities were vast.

    Some came from deep poverty, almost penniless on arrival, and they struggled and persevered and made good; for freedom of the unregulated lands fosters prosperity.

    But soon a fledgling country was formed mostly by men who had skills and a little money, and the drive to use them to best advantage. They endured hardships, but saved capital, reinvested it, and became better off than they could have done in the Old Country.

    And were unwilling to leave well enough alone. They deluded themselves into thinking they needed a local version of the tyrannies and oppressions they had fled from. That somehow, by being left unmolested to sink or swim. They and their children would be missing out on something.

    That same pioneer drive is true today, I believe. In the case of Mexican and other Hispanic immigrants. It’s incorrectly claimed they come here mainly to leech off US welfare, but my personal experience leads me to doubt the general truth of that.

    I think they want the same thing that lower-class Swedes and Poles and Germans and Irish and Italians and Japanese wanted: to get out from under the thumb of strangers trying to impose their will. To find a chance to work, to have an opportunity to live for themselves, to achieve a degree of freedom.

    After arriving here, after a generation, these south of the border Americans become a new people.

    I think the dream still works; and in the future, when government has been tossed into history’s ash can, and it is providers of value and services who have the majority of power and wealth, the dream of the New World will work better than ever.

    The real American ideal, the one to which immigrants are still attracted, is not the missile-spitting, world-bullying, micromanaging, panoticon-surveilling nanny-monster that politicians and slavedynasties have crafted during the last century, but the one that plain people were building during the three centuries previous.

    Will their assimilation into the new techno-capitalist culture be slowed, by the present interference of government – and even by its propensity to place Spanish alongside English?

    Possibly, but not I hope by much. First-generation immigrants from every country used to speak their mother tongue at home, but after a generation or two they spoke the language of business so as to make progress.

    It’s still a pleasure to find some who know German or Swedish here, but only as a second language. English is the world’s lingua franca, or Latin, today, and will remain so unless Mandarin Chinese becomes the future language of trade and culture. Unless the UK and the US abandon their historic practice of creating value and opportunities for the masses.

    With that as background, it came as a shock to see and hear a PBS spokeswoman the other day revel in the announcement that by 2043 today’s caucasian backbone of America will be a minority.

    Her program “America by the Numbers” didn’t so much merely predict that demographic change, but to exult and delight in it; almost as if Maria Hinojosa sees whites as the enemy, and can hardly wait to see us defeated by a rising tide of other races.

    If you watch her in the program’s trailer, see if you too find it jarring. Not only is it flagrantly racist, but she contrives to build in to her list of future victors components like “LGBT” and “Multicultural.” Funny thing, but I never heard of those victorious countries. It seems rather, that she is mixing apples and oranges.

    “In 2043, we will be a majority non-white nation” she asserts, as if to anticipate the triumphant conclusion of a long struggle against oppression! If by any chance she means by “multicultural” some equalization of the Western culture based on unfettered capitalism, and cultures that have mired themselves into a quagmire of bigotry, superstition and poverty, it’s very much to be hoped that her prediction is dead wrong.

    The prosperity Americans have thus far produced is unprecedented in human history; it sprang from approximately free capitalism, and it has been produced elsewhere too wherever it has been applied; for example, the Pacific Rim.

    Success has nothing to do with race, collective ideology, and most certainly nothing to do with sexual orientation. Success has rather everything to do with productive capitalist and free market creative values. Failure, likewise, has always accompanied their rejection.

    I neither know, nor care much, what kind of ethnic mix will characterize the population of the Former USA in 2043; it doesn’t matter.

    Those kind of human breeders and cattlemen will fade into obscurity. What does matter is that the society will consist of free individuals, making agreements with each other to mutual advantage, without any government whatever. The level of resulting prosperity will be almost unimaginably high; PBS, as a government-funded broadcaster, will no longer exist; and Maria Hinojosa will have found a productive job.

    Those who relocate here after E-Day will come altogether for the opportunity that freedom provides, and will prosper to the extent that they work.

    There will be no welfare, and hence no welfare-seekers. They may come in large numbers at first, but when labor rates equalize, as they surely will, I think the flow will slow – especially when the governments of the “exporting” countries also evaporate. Why, then, would anyone want to leave home?

    So the change from a governed to a free society will be infinitely more important than any change to the racial composition of folk who live here, and that change is one which Ms Hinojosa is almost certainly unaware. Whatever the mainstream narrative du jour is, is fine by me. That means the quiet revolution will be all the more effective for remaining quiet, and nicely conducted under their radar.

  6. No Agenda Show – Arlington, VA

    Adam Curry
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Curry
    John Dvorak
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_C._Dvorak

    Episode 691
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXGZpS5_RUQ

    Episode 692
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FANGFI8VXn0

    Jingle Adam Curry, John C. Dvorak… This is No Agenda.

    Adam Curry It’s Sunday, April 20th, 2014, time for your Gitmo Nation media assassination, episode 610.

    Adam Curry From south of the border, outside of FEMA Region 6, coming to you from Mexico, kind of.

    Adam Curry In the morning, everybody.
    Adam Curry I’m Adam Curry.

    John C. Dvorak And from Northern Silicon Valley where I’m not here either, I’m John C. Dvorak.
    Jingle It’s Crackpot and Buzzkill, in the morning!
    Adam Curry 🙂 That’s right.

    Adam Curry You told us to go.
    Adam Curry You voted … kind of.
    John C. Dvorak Yeah, I think they voted for us to take a day off.

    Adam Curry Happy 4-20, everybody – let me get that in right away…

    • It’s very sad, but this sort of thing will become much more common, I expect. Kick a dog one time too many… .

      People will get fed up; many will decide they’ve had enough – and no longer have anything left to lose. The “heroes” do not grok it, of course. As you wrote, they sowed the wind… and can expect to reap the whirlwind.

      • yeah i say i hope it gets worse, just to list one possibility and not favor one matrix over another.

        but truthfully i think it will just get more hyperfeminine and passive in the west.

        and more neanderthal and asexual in the east

        but the earth will abide. what we call regression, the youth will call old man ravings.

        evolution is now believed by some to ebb and flow. we’re used to nonstop complexity increase. but sometimes there are periods of simplification. which is good news for clover, he’s as simple as they come.

        as you mention, it’s sow the wind, not the whirlwind, if you sow the whirlwind you’d get a doublepluswhirlwind or something.

        maybe overlords serve a necessary natural function so that we continue to be perfected, now that we’ve subdued much of nature and are beginning to master the solar system.

        Extraordinary Toroidal Vortices
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHyTOcfF99o

  7. The number one libertarian site in the world could use an army of darkness. Actually, it could use a single soldier even.
    – – –
    From Reason:

    A.M. Links: Obama Urges Vaccinations, Japanese PM Vows Revenge on ISIS, More Winter Predicted on Groundhog Day
    http://reason.com/blog/2015/02/02/am-links-obama-urges-vaccinations-japane#comment
    – – –
    Reason has always had poor comments as long as I can remember. But it’s gotten to the point that there isn’t a single useful comment out of the 289 comments that are on this article.

    If you were to make an account to comment there, you can put this site as the website in your commenting account. This is generally the case everywhere. Every little bit helps, as Eric mentioned.

    Reason needs a LOT of help as far as commenting.

    They have 9 million in revenue per year
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reason_Foundation

    They don’t have a single comment as good as the comments found here.

    • Morning, Tor!

      I used to read Reason, but haven’t in many years. I’m amazed they are pulling in $9 million. But then, Katy Perry makes a fortune as a “singer,” too….

      • I was thinking even clover could improve reason comment section. it’s that bad. if people are registered here. why not register elsewhere and join the infowar?

        as per katy…
        30 years old, 40 million a year she makes, it seems. That makes her the #9 earning celebritarian.

        better than the old bloodlines at least. these hunger games capitol royals have to at least take a limpwristed swing at creating real value.

        rest of the top 10…
        beyonce, lebron, dre, oprah, ellen, jayz, floyd merriweather, rihanna, robert downey jr.

  8. Well put, Eric!

    In honor of reading this, I just made my annual donation to the No Agenda Show, a podcast produced by Adam Curry and John C Dvorak. While not necessarly big “L” libertarians, they defenately lean toward freedom and make fun of politicans and their redicuolus lap-dogs in the mainstream media.

    Part of their show is spent “crediting the producers” of the peticular show, reading the names of the people who donate. For a $200 or more donataion you get the “title” of exectutive producer -it’s a real credit that some put on their IMDB and Linkedin profiles btw- you can include a note that they will read near the beginning of the show. Here’s the note I included to be read on Sunday’s (1/31) show:

    Check out EricPetersAutos.com, a libertarian car guy site based on the “value for value” model. After Eric was screwed by Google’s so-called algorithm he has been running a model similar to NA, although he does advertise products he actually uses. Similar to NA he has inside jokes and memes that take a while to get used to, and quite a few regulars who add plenty to the conversation. Remember the more time spent with the real new media the less time you’ll spend with the old crappy stuff.

    I’ll include a link to the show when it’s posted.

    Also, I’ve upped my monthly donation to you, starting next month. I’ve found myself watching less and less television over the past few years, and now I basically just fall asleep when I start to watch most programs. Because of this I’ve decided that this year is a turning point for me, where I start to put more real cash money support into web sites and information that’s actually useful to me and cut way back on TV and less useful “free” information. Not only will this make better use of my time, I’ll also no longer be bombarded with pop-ups, top 10 lists and meaningless questionaires just because I want to read something.

    Your model is the future, and you will get there, but remember that only about 1% of the people who read your work will actually be willing to pay for it. We’ll do what we can to promote your site, so you can keep doing what you do.

    • ” I’ve found myself watching less and less television”

      I bleeve yo’ mind’s a’comin’ to you now. Television viewing seems (at least to me) to kill rational thought. I stopped watching about 16 or so years ago and now find that I have almost no idea what the TV addicted people I meet are talking about.

      Watch a TV addict conversing with someone. He can’t stay on topic and seems to have a habit of trying to shut down debate wherever it appears, always impatient to move on to something else.

      • Amen, Ed.

        Once upon a time (a long time ago) there was some thoughtful programming on TeeVee… and in limited doses, watching the box wasn’t as IQ-enervating as it is today.

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