"Posterity, you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in heaven that ever I took half the pains to preserve it." -John Adams


Welcome to Patriot's Lament. We strive here to educate ourselves on Liberty. We will not worry ourselves so much with the daily antics of American politics, and drown ourselves in the murky waters of the political right or left.
Instead, we will look to the Intellectuals and Champions of Liberty, and draw on their wisdom of what it is to be a truly free people. We will learn from where our Providential Liberties are derived, and put the proper perspective of a Free Individual and the State.
Please join us!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

To the people of Kosovo...

While it’s none of my business whether the people of Kosovo set up their own national army,
if the purpose of this army is to be used for foreign interventions, as the Prime Minister of Kosovo has said, I would advise that you raise your voice and say NO to a national army. The last thing you want is for your so called leaders to send your sons to die in stupid, pointless military adventures for NATO and the U.S. government. And from an American, believe me, the U.S. government never met a military intervention it didn’t like. So again, while it’s none of my business, you would be a lot better off focusing on ways the free market can enrich your people, living in peace with your neighbors in trade and good will. Don’t fall for the trap Americans have found themselves caught in.

Kosovo Army?

Saturday, December 22, 2018

BREAKING: French protests getting more violent

Things are getting pretty serious in France. It will be interesting to see when/if the government decides it has had enough and cracks down.
These French may wish they weren’t so progressive and actually had guns...

Aggressive Riots in Paris

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Christmas Truce of 1914

This short clip shows the meaning of “Peace, Goodwill towards Men”. Despite what the warmonger masters wanted, these men knew, if only for a short time, that they didn’t want to kill each other.


Monday, December 10, 2018

French protests a Libertarian Revolution?

Here's Lenin:

This struggle must be organised, according to “all the rules of the art”, by people who are professionally engaged in revolutionary activity. The fact that the masses are spontaneously being drawn into the movement does not make the organisation of this struggle less necessary. On the contrary, it makes it more necessary.


Read the rest here: French yellow vest protest.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

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Monday, December 3, 2018

New Wolf DeVoon book.

The great fighter of freedom’s ideals has written me and sent along a link to a new book of his.
I encourage every to read it, and pass it along to others, as it is a free book!

Read on for Liberty!

http://www.lulu.com/shop/wolf-devoon/the-executive-branch/ebook/product-23893023.html

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Target Liberty: US to Withdraw From Nuclear Treaty With Russia

http://www.targetliberty.com/2018/10/us-to-withdraw-from-nuclear-treaty-with.html

It is more and more clear to me that there are several powerful figures in the US government that seriously want a full scale war with Russia.
There is no buffer to the insanity in Washington.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

EconomicPolicyJournal.com: You Can Blame Trump and the Republicans For It

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2018/10/you-can-blame-trump-and-republicans-for.html

The only thing conservative that the so called conservatives in Congress care about is preserving their tenure in power.

Christian leader urges viewers to ‘cool down’ anti-Saudi rhetoric, and protect vital arms deals

Christian leader urges viewers to 'cool down' anti-Saudi rhetoric, and protect vital arms deals
https://www.rt.com/usa/441639-pat-robertson-saudi-arabia/

I like what some of the tweets say in this article.
Robertson is a sellout, standing for the kingdom of man, certainly not for the kingdom of Christ.
You can’t serve 2 masters, Robertson has chose his.
Pretty disgusting really.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The ideal government

If I must have a government.

The government I want:



The government I got:



The one I could accept:
 The one forced on me:


What I would be willing to let them have:
What they have stolen from me:







The average American lives here:



Their servant quarters are here:



Saturday, August 25, 2018

The Painting of Peace

Thanks to Randy who mentioned this on the show today



In the medieval times there was a king that wanted a painting in his room portrait representation of peace. He wanted to glance at it in bad times to become peacefully inside his soul so he declared a contest by decree to all paint artists in his kingdom to make a painting that resembled peace and the winner would have a good reward. All artists turned their work for the king to examine. The king saw a painting of a lake and children calmly wetting their feet in the lake. The next was that of a sea with no waves and a fisherman calmly sleeping in his boat. The next painting enraged the king. It was that of a storm. The king had thought someone was making fun at his authority and he was made to be brought forward before the king. It was an old man and the king asked him if he was making fun of him. He wanted paintings of peace and you bring a painting of a storm. The old man looked at the king in the eye and told him to look carefully in the painting. The king did so and he understood for there was a nest in the rocks of a cliff where the storm was passing through with a bird hugging the newly born. Indeed that was peace and the king declared this painting the winner by decree.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Smoked Moose Perfection

If you don't know it, I live in Alaska. And we Bennett's live for the month of September.
 Moose season.
Moose has little to no fat, so some people don't like it, as it can be a challenge to cook and come out with a good meal.
My family doesn't have this problem. A long cook in the crock pot, and moose is amazing. My wife's moose pepper steak is out of this world, and, chicken fried moose steaks are dangerously good, don't get any of that on your forehead, you will knock yourself out with your tongue trying to lick it off.

But what about bbq or smoking moose?

I love smoking meat, smoked salmon is a king's delicacy. But moose is a little more difficult because it will dry out pretty easily.
But, we here at Patriot's Lament are here to help. Knowledge is power, and the knowledge of how to smoke moose meat, is the only kind of power you should strive to want.

I have a traditional smoker, where you have to build a fire, and I also have a huge smoker that uses propane for the heat that my sons bought me for christmas a couple of years back.

So, through trial and error, I feel I have pretty much perfected smoking a large (or small) hunk of moose meat.

And now I will share it with you.

First, take a large (or small) chunk of moose meat, like a roast, and brine that baby. Moose is tough, so you want to chill it out a little with a brine. This is a brine that has turned out good for me.

Before you decide this isn't worth it, I have had over 150 people try this after I made it, and it was a 100% smash hit.

Put your chunk of moose in a large pot, and cover it with a salt water brine. I used 1 cup of salt for every quart of water I needed to cover the meat. Add a couple cups of sugar too if you want, and add Worcestershire sauce. Don't know how much to recommend, cause I have never measured, just brown the water should work.
Cover the pot and put in a cool spot or in the fridge. Brine for at least 12-18 hours, more if you want. This is going to loosen the meat up to take the smoke that's coming.

When you are ready, take the meat out of the water and rinse it off good. Pat it dry too. Now, cover it with your favorite dry rub, if you want. I make my own, but I am not sharing that info!

Fire your smoker up to 250-275 degrees and set your meat in there. Use whatever kind of wood you like for smoke, and for fun, soak the wood in a mixture of water, beer, and apple cider vinegar. It really does do wonders.
I like a smokey flavor to my meat, so I keep the wood chunks on the whole time it takes to cook, which is about 5 hours or so. Every hour or so, get a spray bottle and spray the meat with either apple juice or cider, or apple cider vinegar mixed with water and sugar.  Get your meat up to at least around 170 degrees on the inside (use a food thermometer) and pull that baby out, cover it, and let it rest for at least 15 minutes, but I usually let it sit for an hour. Cut it open and prepare your mind to be blown away.
Everyone is different, but I do think you will love it.

As lovers of Liberty, we should be able to offer the world something better than what it knows. A good smoked meat maybe the difference to converting a Statist into a full blown Anarchist.

And there is nothing wrong with that.




Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Patriot's Lament Podcast # 002 What would Murray Rothbard do?

In our second podcast, we discuss the question, "What would Murray Rothbard do?" and explore whether or not this question is valid when evaluating "libertarian" ethics and morals.

In the same line of thinking, we ask why self-directed personal change isn't "enough" for some libertarians, even when they claim to be about radical individualism. What more would they seek to do? Act politically? Even when the political means are involuntary?

Thursday, May 31, 2018

The State will gladly protect you from Freedom of Conscience.

For hundreds of years, western cultures have been refining what is known as Freedom of Conscience.
One of the outcomes of this refinement is Freedom of Speech, a Liberty that is relatively new to the human political experience.
Not long ago, being critical of a government, for instance, could get you killed by that government. Merely speaking out of turn or having critical thought towards the State religion meant torture or death.
But, we have advanced through time to understand that free thought and critical speech is something that a free people must protect and encourage. Thomas Jefferson went as far as to say that repressing Freedom of Conscience was a “Sin against God”.

Suppressing Freedom of Conscience though, was and is seen by the State as self preservation.

Today, we have access to information that only 20 years ago was other-worldly. Anyone with a cell phone can post a rant or share information to literally the whole world. Because of this information access, people take the information they get from the State influenced main stream media with a grain of salt, or immediately disbelieve it, and usually, rightfully so.
This is dangerous for the State’s propaganda machine, but the State realizes what is even more dangerous to it, would be for the State to appear to suppress it. Whether on the Left or the Right of the political spectrum, people tend to cherish what we now call, “Free Speech”, and rightfully so.

So what is the State to do? What States always do. Make the people fear their Liberty more than Itself.

Instead of immediately passing laws suppressing and/or silencing free speech, the State is manipulating the political fears people have to make them feel threatened by what they may think is opposing speech to their beliefs. And the fear the State has spread between opposing political speech has resulted in what not long ago would have been mocked as fairy tale superstition.

"Words can hurt you. People who disagree with you want to hurt you. You need your feelings protected against all invasion. Dissenting speech or thought is violence towards you.”

Instead of using dissenting views from our own to refine our beliefs and convictions, and to encourage discussion for the betterment of overall society, we are not only growing to fear Opposition of Thought, we want to be protected from it.

Enter the State.

From legislating pronouns, to aggressive threats of imprisonment for incorrect thinking, the State has moved in against Freedom of Conscience to suppress nonconformist. And some cheer this behavior by the State, seen to protect them from all harm. Others see it as a shield to advance their own political agenda opposition free.
 But, as Bastiat explained, while all wish to live at the expense of the State, the State lives at the expense of all.
No one's political or personal thoughts or actions, are safe from this aggression by the State. While the State will pick winners and losers in the short run, it’s only a matter of time before the State silences everyone.

Before you cheer the State for destroying your opposition’s Freedom of Conscience, remember when your opposition is gone, you will be alone, and no one will be there when the State marches you into the rail car that you have built.


Patriot's Lament Podcast #001 Cultural Marxism, Tom Woods, and Jordan Peterson

In our debut podcast, we discuss Tom Woods Podcast Episode 1164 featuring Paul Gottffried. Their topic was Cultural Marxism, is it real, and what does it mean?

We address this by asking, how would we best interact with so-called Cultural Marxists?

We then discuss the possible outcomes of treating these people with mercy and kindness instead of adversarial tension.

Finally, we discuss the story of Job and how his struggle is similar to the disillusionment the younger generation of today has with the world.