Happy October

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 01 Oct 2004 12:00:00 GMT
From lrtdiscuss:
"The separation of school and state is as important as the separation of church and state." -- Rex Curry

From smith2004:

"Government is your 'usual terrorist'. Hell, all of the traditional terrorists are working to become governments. But a wannabe government never gets close to the body count of a Dresden or Nagasaki bombing that the ones in power get." -- Ward Griffiths

# Sunni Maravillosa at Free Market News - Speechless - Sunni's response to the Dudley Hiibel ruling. The Constitution is dead.

The magnitude of the task before those of us who love freedom has been revealed, in the yawning indifference of Americans to this decision. I wonder how many of us are checking our "Claire Wolfe clocks", and saying something like, "Wow -- how did it get to be half-past time to shoot the bastards without me noticing?"

# Sunni Maravillosa at Free Market News - So long, and thanks for all the fish - this is Sunni's last edition of Free Market News. It will continue, but with another editor. Vin Supryniwicz' novel, The Black Arrow has prodded her into less talk and more do for liberty.

To clarify, I wasn't -- and am not -- feeling burned out (been there, done that already). I simply didn't know what, if anything, I could do to advance freedom effectively in the face of such apathy. I still don't have the answer to that question, but thanks to an unexpected gift, I have decided on a new direction.

The "gift" came to me under the guise of more work. Vin Suprynowicz had completed the draft of his first novel, and asked me for critical feedback. The dead-tree version I received being a seriously hefty thing, I procrastinated starting it. But finally, I sat down and picked up the first page ...

... and was almost immediately immersed into the world Vin has created in "The Black Arrow". Yes, it's a "how-to" novel for liberty lovers, but it's unlike most I've read. For starters, the novel is truly that -- a story first and foremost. It's a stylish and complex one, at that. His characters are not cardboard cutouts or John Galt wannabes; they're realistic and they deal with life's problems while they're out to bring down the state. Much of the information and examples presented as the "how-to" component is solid.

As I read the early chapters of "The Black Arrow", I became increasingly restless, until the tears started to flow. After some reflection, I realized that I've been saying too much, and doing too little, with respect to my efforts for freedom. While reading the book, I became inspired to write again, but have been waiting until the time was right to compose this essay.

This is, as the title suggests, my farewell FM News. I have resigned from Free-Market.Net in order to explore other paths to freedom. Lest I implicate all you readers in a "conspiracy" with me, I won't say more on those other paths here, except to assure you that I've not given up the cause of freedom. Another thing that "The Black Arrow" reinforced for me was that as long as I'm drawing breath, I will not -- I cannot -- give up that cause.

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