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Surprising Samurai Facts

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This video on “Messed Up Things You Didn’t Know About The Samurai” is surprisingly well done.  It presents well documented, yet little known, facts about samurai culture, history, and political economy.   The video entertains with snippets of some of the most popular jidaigeki samurai movies while the narrative provides fact based insight on unique […]

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How Military Flag Officers Threaten Liberty

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The security of a free state requires an armed population yet military flag officers use their status to undermine the foundations of self-government.

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Ep32: Military Flag Officers Threaten Liberty

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An Op-Ed from retired Admiral William McRaven reminds us that Flag Officers and other high-ranking military bureaucrats are a threat to liberty and security.

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The Bureaucratic Profession of Arms

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Only free market activities can produce professionals.  Bureaucracies only stifle professionalism.  This is especially true in the production of security and the ‘profession of arms’.  I know this is contrary to the giant propaganda machine propping up the nation-state through its intellectual cheerleaders (the high court priests of our day, justifying the divine right of kings […]

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Razor Sharp Truth

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A blade has just one purpose: To cut. Technically, cutting implies three different functions, slicing, chopping, or stabbing, yet these are all encompassed in the more general term cutting. The beauty of the samurai sword is legendary, yet another marvelous thing about razor sharp blades is their ability to demonstrate truth.  You see, a blade […]

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Ep26: Dual Path

Dual Path

Universal Principles On The Dual Path A violent encounter caught on film against a female police officer getting a gun stuck in her face reveals deep lessons for warrior-scholars on the dual path of intellectual and martial arts, looking to secure liberty.   Have you seen the recently released video footage, out of Lakemoor, Illinois, where […]

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Ep24: Counter Abstraction

Counter Abstraction

Corruption By Abstraction Ascribing human qualities to abstractions, like society and the resulting yet illogical social contract theory, opens the door to corruption and abuse.  Philosophers have tried, and failed, to justify political authority using abstraction for over 2,500 years.   It is thinking through abstraction that also subjugated humanity using the absurd ‘divine right of […]

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Ep23: Defend What?

Defend What?

Resourcing To Defend  How do We The People defend a free society or what the Constitution calls providing for the security of a free state? While slogans can be somewhat helpful as a rallying cry, creating a vision of a more secure and prosperous world requires more than mere mantras. It requires knowing what, exactly, […]

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Ep21: Real Progress

Real Progress

Of progress and its opposites Real progress comes through deliberate human action working with natural resources to produce life-enhancing goods. This requires a legal environment that protects private property, repels invasions, and values individual initiative. Samurai leader Hojo Tokimune defended Japan from the Mongol horde yet died tragically from tuberculosis. Okita Souji of the Shinsengumi […]

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