November 20, 2012

The Wild Boars Gambit

Have you ever been chased by a wild boar? I was, once, as a kid. It was pretty terrifying. And I'm relatively certain that was a domestic hog that had escaped, and in a year or so in the forest had reverted to his natural Lord of the Flies ethos. Kept me up a tree for two hours, at any rate.

Which brings me to my sermon. Man against the State. Man against the State. Man always loses that battle. Even in groups he is impotent against a Leviathan. As much as I admire the Tea Parties, the solution is not to send like minded souls to Washington. It is a corrupting wasteland, and they will either succumb, or be voted out for not bringing that fat, sweet bacon home. Because the same Man who votes for that fiscal hawk also, inexorably, still wants his bacon. He just doesn't want ne'er-do-wells in blue states to have his bacon. Besides, sending a Tea Partier to Washington is like sending your preacher into a whorehouse to clean it up. He's going to emerge in drunken stupor, without his pocket watch and Bible, and with a red wax ring around his willie.

No, I think, the solution is not tilting against the windmill that is the DC blob. It is in federalism. Real 10th Amendment federalism. States against the Leviathan. We all know the Constitution strictly enumerated the federal government's powers, and seeded the enormity of powers to the states. But Leviathan has been gobbling up those rights for 100 years, using a carrot and stick approach of funding bribes and the Commerce Clause. And each state has individually weakened, and capitulated.

But, what ho? The GOP now holds a large majority of governorships and statehouses. That election wasn't a blowout, and the Republicans control a lot of field level power. One man cannot beat back Leviathan, but 29 governors and statehouses can. If they coordinate, and play by the left's rules. Select specific areas where the federal government has usurped power, from education to highway construction to Medicaid allocations to, hell, drug laws, and sue the piss out of Leviathan's minions. Sue, sue, sue. Alinsky them.

Sue the EPA, sue the Interior Department, sue the Department of Health and Human Services. Sue the cabinet members individually. Sue czars. Find sympathetic federal courts and drag those czars' asses into court. Sue as groups of states, sue as individual states. Just file hundreds, if not thousands, of lawsuits. Most will be swept away by invoking immunity and the supremacy clause, but not all. At some point Leviathan will have to allocate resources. Pick their battles. Toss a few bones. Here's a thought: if five or six western states sue to allow energy exploration on federal lands some federal judge is eventually going to give them their day in court. The Supreme Court's mighty firewall could actually be a blessing here. Many appellate court decisions could be upheld.

Which brings me back to wild pigs. Being chased by one wild boar is a horrifying thing. Being chased by 25 could cause some serious hysteria in the Gilded City. Tip O'Neill famously said "All politics is local." True as far as it goes. Just remember: your governor is your neighbor, even if you have to travel to the Big City. He's a hell of a lot more local than your representative in Congress, who only comes home to run for reelection.

Here's an experiment: form some bullshit committee committed to saving the loggerhead turtles, or protecting abused women. Call your Governor's offices and request an audience. It might be six months, but you will get a breakfast, or a luncheon, or a photo op. This person still has to work the hamlets of Smut Eye, Alabama and Blue Balls, Pennsylvania and Santa Claus, Georgia. He isn't that distant Senator getting his horndog on in the DC.

Ten governors and 10,000 activists could change the world. Bring that power back to the states. Neuter Leviathan. And this isn't about "state's rights," or whatever euphemism passes for racism these days. It's about taking back what belongs to our states. To us. Forget Congress. Spend a day roaming your state house. Make a few friends. Buy the aides a beer after session. Get inside their heads. Let them know you're going forward with or without them.

We've lost a few states irrevocably. California's dead as a doornail. It's just like East Germany now. Except gays can window shop in the nude, and there is no Iron Curtain or Berlin Wall keeping sane people from fleeing California. But the Stasi is still there. The same old crowd. They just wear nipple rings now.

Jersey's toast, of course. But even New York has Wall Street. If they can smell power devolving to Albany those greedheads will be on board. I love the pure heart of a true capitalist. When I'm not hating on them for actually being crony capitalists. Which is what they really are. They'll merely rent-seek in Albany rather than DC. So, on second thought, scratch New York. Buy your securities in London.

I haven't enumerated much in the way of particular issues, but I will. I'm having enough trouble writing a preamble whilst getting my damn drink on. And, oh: never underestimate a local politician's opportunity to grab some power from someone else up the food chain. Use that as a tactical weapon. After all, at the end of the day, it's all about being a wild boar.

wildboar.jpg

Posted by Velociman at November 20, 2012 6:49 PM | TrackBack
Comments

V-man, you're the man!

All the ranting and raving I do amounts to squat!
This is pure genius.
I've got some folks in the Athens area you need to talk to.
May I copy your blog and send it out to 10- 12 people?

Posted by: kdzu at November 20, 2012 8:12 PM

THIS! This is the articulation of the thing we've been lacking. I'm sick to death of the hand-wringing about the MSM or the culture or Karl Rove or Mitt or whoever the next GOP loser will be (hint: Rubio). Just do the work. Sue, sue, sue!They got an ACLU? We'll form a FU and make their life Hell.

I can't find the book online but a fine Russian dissident wrote "To Build My Castle" and I bought it for a dollar on the bargain table years ago. He was in prison, and brought it to a grinding halt by using their own bureaucracy against them. They let him go free just to be rid of the paperwork.

Sue 'em. Kill 'em with paperwork and motions and regulations and statutes that they set up as a facade for accountability. Hold them to it.

With so few of us working, we should have time for a little helpful mayhem.

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at November 20, 2012 9:09 PM

Y'know, that could WORK!
'Rules for Radicals' meets "Men in Black'.
I like it.

Posted by: doubletrouble at November 20, 2012 10:56 PM

My friend and I have been searching for this type of blog post The Wild Boars Gambit with the longest time,Thanks for excellent blog post,

Posted by: Summary at November 21, 2012 7:05 AM

This is good. Very good, but it might be a little out of sequence. Let us see the bastard impeached first and then we can start killing and maiming each other over states' rights.

Things will never come to a head until we see some suits bitch-slapping each other on CSPAN.

Posted by: arcs at November 21, 2012 9:33 AM

To paraphrase Bluto (I think) This is so crazy it just might work. My kid used to cut da mare here's lawn, the COP lives just down the block, and half the city council lives within shouting distance. Da new Gov, on the other hand is a Deecee insider gone feral. Maybe he can be turned into a wild boar instead of a Weening Bore.

Posted by: Gerry N. at November 21, 2012 12:57 PM

I have an even simpler plan. Have the states assemble and throw the ten worst metropolitan areas out of the union for their years of constitutional violations and fraud perpetuated on the rest of the union: Boston, the "Tri-State" Area around NYC, Philly, W.D.C., Miami-Dade, Chicago, Detroit, SF, LA, and Sea Tac. Heck, throw Portland in to encourage the others. Seize the now extra-territorial assets of any banks or firms from the affected metro areas as re-payment for the decades of red-state taxes that have flowed into those corrupt revenue suckholes. Wall them off and wait a few winters. It will work out.

Posted by: some guy at November 21, 2012 4:57 PM

Ohio would be OK if we could just give the fucking West Side back to the Indians. C'mon man, respect the Treaty of Greenville.

Posted by: Cappy at November 21, 2012 10:00 PM

"One man cannot beat back Leviathan, but 29 governors and statehouses can. If they coordinate, and play by the left's rules."

Sorry; that's the logical flaw. One of the left's rules is, "The other side can't win."

And then, there's the little problem that those statehouses aren't really the other side anyway.

Posted by: Jim at November 23, 2012 9:32 AM

Man, this is a profound idea....really!
It may start the next Civil War...but maybe..it is time.

Posted by: Jim in Honduras at November 23, 2012 11:49 AM

For some reason I looked at that picture of a feral pig and had a vision of it eating Nancy Pelosi. Then I wondered if Botox is toxic to pigs.

Posted by: revjen45 at November 23, 2012 12:29 PM

There is an implicit warning in the picture, as that particular wild boar is dead. Note stick in mouth.

Posted by: Velociman at November 23, 2012 3:01 PM

If "suing" so effective, why did Gary Johnson and Jill Stein not get into the debates with Barack Obama and Mitt Romney? If suing is so effective, why did Ron Paul supporters not get justice for the fraud, intimidation and physical abuse they suffered? Besides, if attacks, even violent ones, are to be effective, they must be against the REAL POWER; i.e., the Big Banks, the 13 families and the secret societies, not the low-level puppets that run our government.

Posted by: Robert Fallin at November 23, 2012 3:10 PM

Gee, I don't know, Robert. I suppose for the same reason my Martian overlords compelled me write this post in the first place. I realize the 1% make your medications, but I still urge you to take them.

Posted by: Velociman at November 23, 2012 5:46 PM

@ Joan of Aarrgh!

Here's a link to that story you mentioned:

http://lewrockwell.com/north/north1108.html

Posted by: Bill Harzia at November 23, 2012 6:16 PM

I love your energy and willingness to mix it up with Leviathan. But why go through all the drama? Why not snatch ALL the power and just secede, for Christ's sake? The nation is toast. Smaller is better, all politics is local. So stop thinking about jumping only halfway across the creek and go for broke. My prediction is a replay of the USSR in 1989. Only better, because no state has to ask permission from Leviathan...just leave.

Posted by: Russell Longcore at November 23, 2012 10:16 PM

I love your energy and willingness to mix it up with Leviathan. But why go through all the drama? Why not snatch ALL the power and just secede, for Christ's sake? The nation is toast. Smaller is better, all politics is local. So stop thinking about jumping only halfway across the creek and go for broke. My prediction is a replay of the USSR in 1989. Only better, because no state has to ask permission from Leviathan...just leave.

Posted by: Russell Longcore at November 23, 2012 10:16 PM

I love your energy and willingness to mix it up with Leviathan. But why go through all the drama? Why not snatch ALL the power and just secede, for Christ's sake? The nation is toast. Smaller is better, all politics is local. So stop thinking about jumping only halfway across the creek and go for broke. My prediction is a replay of the USSR in 1989. Only better, because no state has to ask permission from Leviathan...just leave.

Posted by: Russell Longcore at November 23, 2012 10:16 PM

Bill H. you are the boss! Two years ago I couldn't find the book anywhere. It's a primer of survival skills for those who plan to face down the Mediautocracy and its footling government hacks.

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at November 25, 2012 5:31 PM

Well said, V-dude! I agree 100% with Joan -- "This is the articulation of the thing we've been lacking." Point well taken, indeed!

Posted by: Marianne at December 8, 2012 2:51 AM

I'm still learning from you, as I'm trying to achieve my goals. I definitely liked reading all that is posted on your site.Keep the tips coming. I liked it!

Posted by: magic at February 28, 2013 7:28 AM

You've got a great blog here well done congratulations

Posted by: Shardy at March 8, 2013 10:43 PM

It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d without a doubt donate to this fantastic blog! I suppose for now i’ll settle for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to new updates and will share this blog with my Facebook group. Talk soon!

Posted by: tablet at March 13, 2013 7:17 AM

I am visiting Hollins University very soon because I've researched all the aspects of the english/creative writing department and love it to death. But I am looking for a couple good safety schools with the same strenghts. Any ideas?.

Posted by: r4 3ds at March 20, 2013 1:08 PM

Necomimi thoughts headphones in addition to the ear canal of these two traditional hide covered his ear, as well as a modest video at the bottom on the ear phones, right here is the sensor / probe recognition neural surf. When working with must use it to traction the ears.

Posted by: beats by dre at March 22, 2013 12:17 AM

lZ9p07 Enjoyed every bit of your article post.Really thank you! Keep writing.

Posted by: social bookmarking service at March 23, 2013 12:59 AM

I truly appreciate this blog article.Thanks Again. Will read on...

Posted by: weight loss pills buy at March 25, 2013 6:34 PM

Great article.Really looking forward to read more. Awesome.

Posted by: where to get amoxicillin at March 25, 2013 6:42 PM

I value the article.Thanks Again. Awesome.

Posted by: visit this site at July 25, 2013 1:18 AM
Post a comment









Remember personal info?