Doug Stanhope: Liberty Defined

: the state or condition of people who are able to act and speak freely

: the power to do or choose what you want to

: a political right

:  the quality or state of being free:a :  the power to do as one pleasesb :  freedom from physical restraint

c :  freedom from arbitrary or despotic control

d :  the positive enjoyment of various social, political, or economic rights and privileges

e :  the power of choice

and in related news.

Mountain Man Arrested for Trying to Feed Himself, owns judge.

In a packed courtroom, 52-year-old Ernie Tertelgte told the judge “I am a living man protected by natural law and I have the right to forage for food when I am hungry… You are trying to create a fictitious, fraudulent action.”

Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=521_1384992875#zvmt75UiJIyDpXEX.99

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  • Conspiracy Carrot

    Love Doug and I love that bit, but that shitty hip hop loop drove me to tears.

    • http://www.sacredgeometryinternational.com/ Camron Wiltshire

      But what did you think of the message?

      • Conspiracy Carrot

        Loved it. I’m very familiar with Stanhope’s work and have heard that bit many times. Just find the overlaying of beats or trance-y music on these inspirational and enlightening speeches to be highly annoying. But yeah, great message.

        • http://www.sacredgeometryinternational.com/ Camron Wiltshire

          I know what you mean, music is entrancing and when it’s shitty, it hits the brown note for the sour jam.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    Here’s a neat little “Mr. Science” type experiment you can try with your friends next time you’re near a Taco Bell:

    Have your friend close his/her eyes and take a whiff; then shove your filthy unwashed arm pit in his/her face and ask him/her to take another whiff. Can they tell the difference between b.o. and Taco Balls? Not likely.

    This is also an excellent test to see who your real friends are. A real friend wouldn’t let you anywhere near a Taco Bell.

    • kowalityjesus

      they would only fall for it if you were using MSG-scented deodorant

    • kowalityjesus

      they would only fall for it if you were using MSG-scented deodorant

  • Juan

    Brilliant. I especially loved the bit at the end with the kids:)

  • BuzzCoastin

    the fact that this is considered revelatory
    & actually needs to be said
    & is somehow considered radical
    is disheartening

    • Rhoid Rager

      mm..agreed…

    • http://www.sacredgeometryinternational.com/ Camron Wiltshire

      Gotta start somewhere Buzz.

      • BuzzCoastin

        I remember about 20 years ago I was saying this stuff
        someone said,”You sound like Bill Hicks.”
        I didn’t know who Hicks was
        and when I heard Stanhope’s rants about freedom
        I couldn’t have agreed more
        but it seems that vast majority of peeps
        aren’t even aware that Liberty is freedom from gruberment
        not merely the freedom to obey it

        • http://www.sacredgeometryinternational.com/ Camron Wiltshire

          They are learning. Just gotta keep building momentum, knowledge, overstanding.

  • Frater Isla

    Oh, Stanhope. Yr my favorite.

    • Frater Isla

      Or Bill Burr. Dammit. Stanhope and Burr need to mud wrestle for the privilege of being my favorite. And…. FIGHT!

      • emperorreagan

        That’s a terrifying fantasy.

  • Andrew

    Freedom is a myth.

    • Kevin Leonard

      Your slavery is a fact.

      • Andrew

        Definitely!

        • Kevin Leonard

          If freedom is a myth, then I’ll have to take this man’s word for what that means…

          “Mythology is not a lie, mythology is poetry, it is metaphorical. It has been well said that mythology is the penultimate truth–penultimate because the ultimate cannot be put into words. It is beyond words. Beyond images, beyond that bounding rim of the Buddhist Wheel of Becoming. Mythology pitches the mind beyond that rim, to what can be known but not told.”

          ― Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

          • Rhoid Rager

            classic staple thinker

    • Rhoid Rager

      pithy, but i disagree

      • Andrew

        You are not a number, you are a free man!

  • kowalityjesus

    constantly being exposed to the unknowably-vast degrees of grey that exist in morality should make a man both sagacious but humble. I pray for the discernment to know when to apply volition or when to resign myself to God’s will.