September 20, 2015
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Patriot Mythology: A Five Part Series

BELOW, IS A FIVE PART SERIES ON PATRIOT MYTHOLOGY, DONE BY GARY HUNT FROM THE OUTPOST OF FREEDOM AND KYLE REARDEN FROM THE LAST BASTILLE BLOG.


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Patriot Mythology: Introduction, 1 of 5

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Patriot mythology, simply defined, is the collection of unprovable or debunked assertions concerning the nature of our political relationship with the governments. Although a few of them originally began as simple misunderstandings that were eventually corrected, the majority of this stories appeal to the sensationalistic appetites of those who would prefer to financially profit from spreading such folklore rather than restoring constitutional government, or simply perpetuate the error, through lack of understanding. These will be addressed in this series of podcasts.

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Some patriots like to repeat the claim that the national government is a shadowy mega-corporation. They usually combine this with other assertions that their legal name, when all the letters are capitalized, is evidence of being treated as chattel property, or that the fringes on the U.S. flag is proof that we have been conquered by foreign merchants. Seldom do they provide actual evidence for these claims, not to mention the proof that directly contradicts their claims.

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A recurring accusation over time has been that the United States Constitution was conspiratorially debated behind closed doors and then foisted on the People. Examining the ratification period of the late 1780s tells quite a different story, one that reveals how the early American republic was formally established.

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A common assertion made over the years have included the notion that the victory of liberty won by the American War for Independence was a fraud, and that England still owns the colonies. Similar to this is the related set of claims which say that Britain, in turn, is owned and controlled by the Vatican. Despite the numerous sources allegedly proving these claims, the truth appears to be not only be much simpler, but also quite shocking.

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After covering a swath of myths permeating the alternative media, it becomes pivotal to understand the popularity of these rumour mills, and who benefits from spreading such misinformation. The magnitude of the time wasted and effort spent debating on such topics is time and effort not spent on more productive tasks. Lack of rationality, coupled with ulterior motives, gives rise to a society of the spectacle where reality matters not, as well as the proliferation of confidence scams.

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Shane is the founder of Liberty Under Attack Radio, The Vonu Podcast, and LUA Publications, an independent publishing company. He has been a guest on many podcasts and radio shows and his work has appeared on sites all over the alternative media. When he's not producing content (which isn't often), he enjoys riding four wheelers, reading, and drumming.

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  1. […] “Sovereign” citizens, briefly defined, are political dissidents whose misunderstanding of the government’s own laws entices them into believing that they can reign in Leviathan with nothing more that declaring themselves legally immune from governmental coercion. Their methods of using “fee schedules,” filing liens, and “Accepted for Value” have not been proven efficacious at all, thereby not satisfying Hitchens’ razor. Similarly, their rhetoric about the Title 4 flag, the Uniform Commercial Code, and the “corporate UNITED STATES” is simply nothing more than mere patriot mythology. […]
  2. Cheimison
    Cheimison November 10, 11:27
    I'm not going to claim that the Constitution was a secret plot, but it had no authority. Anything that does not include unanimous, individual consent had no binding power. End of story. Limited government is a hopeless cult, Constitutionalism is an 18th century ersatz religion. The same goes for the state legislatures. So I don't see any point in debating whether the Constitution was a conspiracy, any more than FEMA camps. The US government never had and never will have any legitimacy, nor do any of its constituent states. America has always been an expansionist empire, and 1776 was a scam for an east coast mercantile oligarchy to replace British government with their own kleptocracy. The Constitution is toilet paper.
    • Liberty Under Attack
      Liberty Under Attack Author November 10, 12:36
      Cheimison,
      I don't disagree at all; I think you're on the money. That said, I didn't play any role in putting together this series--I'm simply hosting it for a couple of colleagues. Thanks for the comment!
      -Shane

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