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In this episode of Liberty Under Attack Radio, I’m joined by our LUA creative consultant and my co-host on The Vonu Podcast, Kyle Rearden, to take a deeper dive into this ongoing series and discuss the philosophy of the First Realm. Herein, we define our terms and discuss various elements of the First Realm, such as the culture, symbols, institutions, obstacles freedom seekers/pioneers need to overcome, and mechanisms that allow the “rulers” to keep their slaves in chains, mainly via slave on slave violence and cultural pressures. Please enjoy this conversation, share the podcast around, and consider financially supporting the

Tonight, I interviewed the great Scott Horton on his book, Fool’s Errand: It’s Time to End the War Afghanistan, although the discussion expanded beyond that subject. We talked war, the Federal Reserve, economics, and more. Due to the “Building The Second Realm” series, this won’t be released for AT LEAST a couple months, but as always Patrons get early access to episodes, and some exclusive ones that never go out on the podcast feed. If you’ve been considering financially contributing, there’s never a better time than now! Thanks in advance for helping out! Click the button below to listen!

9 Reasons People Fear Freedom (From “A Lodging of Wayfaring Men”) Editor’s Note: I’ve currently been in a mood where I’m reading as much crypto-agorist/anarchist fiction as I possibly can. The current read is an absolutely terrific book by Paul Rosenberg titled, “A Lodging of Wayfaring Men.” (FREE DOWNLOAD | AMAZON AFFILIATE) For context: when James Farber presents their private, anonymous, free, online marketplace to his new lover, Frances Marden, she is overcome with emotions. When she’s read about ideas such as these, she’s always loved them and been in favor of them–but, now that it’s a reality, she is

The Fog of Cryptowar (4/4) Editor’s Note: This is page 4/4 of this extensive article. Click here to go back to the beginning. Regulation undermines innovation. Regulation in all areas creates a cost of compliance that redirects resources from developing what the customer actually needs. This is a commonplace. Furthermore, regulation in this particular field prevents the use of best practices, which actually creates harm for the customer. However, regulation in other fields is accepted since it is perceived to provide a public good that would otherwise not be created. Here the argument cannot be simply that of arguing against

The Fog of Cryptowar (3/4) Editor’s Note: This is page 3/4 of this extensive article. Click here to go back to the beginning. Key Escrow Key escrow in the strict sense means that all keys (in this debate, confidentiality keys), must be shared with a trusted agent – like a government agency – before they can be used for encryption. In the case that encrypted data must be decrypted under a warrant, the police would then request the key from the agent and perform the decryption. While possible to implement from a purely theoretical point of view, key escrow mechanism

The Fog of Cryptowar (2/4) Editor’s Note: This is page 2/4 of this extensive article. Click here to go back to the beginning. Motives for regulating cryptography. The quest to regulate cryptography has had several motivations during history. The earliest forms were informed solely by military needs to access the secrets of enemies. While this still plays some role, the motive for the current debate lies in the so called “Going Dark Problem”. Since the advent of mass individual communication technologies (telegram, phone) and wide spread information processing technology, law enforcement and intelligence agencies became accustomed to interception and recovery

The Fog of Cryptowar (1/4) Editor’s Note: After watching an interview with Smuggler, the author of the book, Second Realm: Book on Strategy, I heard of a clearnet website ran by him and other Second Realmers (?) called, Shadow Life. Immediately, the title of one of the extensive blog posts caught my attention: The Fog of CryptoWar. As someone who is deeply interested in the freedom prospects of crypto-anarchism, as well as in building the Second Realm, I sat down and read the ENTIRE thing in one sitting–it comes out to 29 pages in Microsoft Word and about 12,000 words,

In this episode of Liberty Under Attack Radio, I continue a short miniseries to end 2017 and begin 2018 titled “Building the Second Realm.” The idea is to begin this new year with a refocusing on strategies in this pursuit for personal freedom/vonu (becoming as invulnerable to coercion as humanely possible). As I did last week, I begin by providing a more thorough introduction on various components of the Second Realm. Then, I am joined by the great Ben Stone and Jason Boothe in an attempt to answer the questions: can killing bludgies in the pursuit of true justice influence

The Righteous Persecution of Drug Consumers and Other Heretics Editor’s Note: The following is Chapter 12, “The Righteous Persecution of Drug Consumers and Other Heretics,” from George H. Smith’s book, “Atheism, Ayn Rand, and Other Heresies. It seems the current rulers are going to ramp back up the War on Drugs, so I figured I’d let Mr. Smith have his two cents, once again. Herein, he compares the current drug inquisitors to former inquisitors of the past. I guess the saying is true: there really is nothing new under the sun, especially when it comes to the State. In summation,

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