Easy Way to Stop Smoking

I didn’t believe there was an easy way to quit smoking, but I was wrong.

I had taken the patch off my arm to smoke a cigarette more than once, and was fond of the Mark Twain quote “It’s easy to quit smoking.  I’ve done it hundreds of times”.

I started smoking when I was 15, and continued long after I started promising myself that I’d stop. It was a pack a day habit most days, but I could smoke a pack in a few hours at the bar, or on National Smokeout Day. I smoked almost two packs a day when I was in the Army. Continue reading “Easy Way to Stop Smoking”

I Trashed the Site

I was trying to overhaul both the site and the file structure on my hosting platform and accidentally trashed the whole thing. I made the decision to keep it down until I could restore everything exactly as it was before, but the e-mails alerting me that the site was down and asking why are piling up. So I am restoring it today and will try to add all of the old content and fix it up as I go forward. I also decided that I am no longer going to use the pen name RS Wilson which is confusing to people that I meet out in the real world. I’ll use the name my father gave me, which was the name his father gave him: Gerald.

Site Changes

I’ll be fooling around with the look and format of the site as I try to find something that meets my needs. 

Hopefully it won’t cause any disruption to you, the reader, but if it does, I hope you’ll understand it is only temporary.

Spain Has No Government For 10 Months – Economy Grows, Unemployment Falls To 18.9%

We are continually told that every country must have an activist government. No economy nor society can be allowed to just bumble along by itself, the firm smack of political control is necessary for the world to continue to turn on its axis. This is not really what the empirical evidence tells us of course.

Source: Spain Has No Government For 10 Months – Economy Grows, Unemployment Falls To 18.9%

Spain Is without a National Government — And Spaniards Are Digging It | Mises Wire

In contrast to dire predictions of chaos, everything is proceeding smoothly and some Spaniards are learning a valuable lesson about the resilience of society when left to its own (voluntary) devices. The lesson has been pithily summed up by Felix Pastor, a language teacher, who states:

No government, no thieves.

https://mises.org/blog/spain-without-national-government-%E2%80%94-and-spaniards-are-digging-it

What’s The Plan

If you reject the initiation of force for political change, and reject political action on moral grounds, how do you make change happen?

Are you waiting for the day that the entire population agrees with you and the government voluntarily goes away because no one wants it? Do you think there is a chance of that happening in our lifetime?

Is the plan is to wait for things to get so bad that there is a total societal collapse? Then we can go off and form our own communities? That would explain the number of survival articles I have seen on Lew Rockwell’s site over the years. Yet, most of the people who I have met in the movement don’t have the health, physical fitness, or skill-set to survive the period between societal collapse and the establishment of AnCapistan. Most would be dead within the month.

Do we hope that others will somehow do the work for us?

Are we all just a bunch of lazy whiners who will never do anything past posting on Twitter and Facebook?

Whats the plan?