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    Better Life Ends At Your Hand Than Theirs: R.I.P. Hunter

    by Jim Karger

    http://lewrockwell.com/karger/karger11.1.html

    Hunter S. Thompson died 8 years ago this afternoon when a .45 caliber bullet fired from a Smith & Wesson Model 645 passed through his brain.

    He wanted it that way.

    Hunter was a profoundly gifted writer, sportsman, gun lover, and cultural icon. Mostly he was my mentor. No one affected my view of life more profoundly than he did. And I miss him

    But I am glad he is not here today, not forced to watch the death of the American Dream play out like a slow motion train wreck at the hands of low-rent fascists and warmongers while the General Public looks the other way.

    Hunter never liked government, he hated politicians, and it became especially painful for him in the final years to watch liberties washed away in the wave of fear that was 9/11. Indeed on that fateful morning, Hunter wrote prophetically, "The towers are gone now, reduced to bloody rubble, along with all hopes for Peace in Our Time, in the United States or any other country. Make no mistake about it: We are At War now – with somebody – and we will stay At War with that mysterious Enemy for the rest of our lives."

    And, we have.

    A Kingdom of Fear

    "America... a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable." - Hunter S. Thompson

    In the years since 9/11, America has become a fascist state with a happy face painted over a pallet of ugly reality. Bush used 9/11 as a reason to destroy the Constitution beginning with the Patriot Act that led to the secret wiretapping of American citizens, causing Hunter to wonder, "Who does vote for these dishonest $#@!heads?” Civil liberties advocates were likewise outraged and none of it made one bit of difference. No one wanted to hear about someone else's Constitutional rights when they were fear-pissing down their own legs.

    The Patriot Act turned out to be the warmup for the main acts that were to follow. Today, the government can intercept Americans' international communications without a warrant as long as one party to the communication is "reasonably believed" to be outside the US, as if being outside the U.S. is probable cause to believe someone is committing a crime. The government can now search any documents or papers, including the entire contents of laptops and other electronic devices, without any suspicion of wrongdoing whatsoever. Per a secret Department of Homeland Security Report, having a laptop computer or cell phone within 100 miles of any U.S. border results in the complete eradication of your Fourth Amendment right to privacy—and more specifically the right to be free from unreasonable searches. When asked how they came to the conclusion that was Constitutional, their answer was the same as always: "$#@! you," or words to that effect.

    After 9/11, the US began incarcerating so-called "enemy combatants" in military detention without charge and without according them the status or rights of prisoners of war, all with the Supreme Court's approval, of course. That included a friend of mine who was standing behind the counter of his convenience store one day and gone the next, deported to Jordan by the U.S. government. Why? Because they could. The fact there was no war was irrelevant and everything seems fixable via semantics in the land of the free. In the U.S. view, the entire world, every square foot, is the battlefield, and if the U.S. government doesn't like you, you just may be an "enemy combatant," giving them the self-ascribed right to torture and kill with impunity.

    Obama was going to change all that, or so he said, including closing Guantanamo Bay, but instead ended up expanding that prison where people just disappear, people against whom there is insufficient evidence to get a conviction or where the evidence against them has been tainted by U.S. torture. And while Obama threw a bone to civil rights advocates, banning the use of torture by U.S. military and intelligence personnel, he has steadfastly refused to permit any review of Bush's use of hideous interrogation techniques that violate at least a dozen treaties and international laws. And, to show the world the U.S. is still the 900-pound gorilla with a serious grudge to settle, Obama continues the policy of "rendition" – where prisoners the U.S. government no longer can torture are sent to other countries where they can be tortured there.

    Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) under cover of night on December 31, 2012, a law that permits the indefinite detention of American citizens without charge or trial. Combined with dozens of other Executive Orders and laws passed to "protect" us from terrorism, America has become a full-bore police State, and the most nauseating part is that most Americans didn't even notice.

    With the expansion of drone attacks and Executive Orders that suspend all civil and Constitutional rights at the stroke of pen, FEMA has gone from flood assistance to the manager of an Americans under Martial Law. Federal agencies with no ostensible use for guns or ammunition have ordered billions of rounds, including FEMA that also sports 2,500 brand new GLS armored fighting vehicles that for sure won't be used to fight forest fires, and a "corps" of young people reminiscent of the Hitler Youth of the 1930's. You think these kids would kill you if ordered to do so? Me, too.

    And FEMA is only one agency among many that purports to need a lot of killing tools, which makes sense only if government has no limitations. The Department of Homeland Security recently bought enough ammunition to wage a 7-year war with the American people along with bulletproof checkpoint booths with stop and go lights which can be used for, well, your imagination is as good as mine.

    The list of Constitutional violations goes on but that's enough for now and would have been far too many for Hunter.

    Guns: The Final Hurdle

    "Freedom is something that dies unless it is used." - Hunter S. Thompson

    As civil liberties are peeled away, government is presented with a final hurdle before control over the herd is complete: guns. Not their guns, but those 300 million guns in the hands of citizens. That just won't do. At some point, Joe Lunchbucket is going to wake up and not like what he sees out his front door and if he has an AR-15 with 1,000 rounds of ballistic ammunition, he can express his displeasure in a meaningful way. Joe's guns and millions of others clearly need to be collected and turned over to government. That is the clear intent. The only question is how.

    Like the rest of our civil liberties that have been trashed on the altar of 9/11 and the irrational fears that resulted, what government needed to move America toward full-bore gun control is exactly what happened: a maniac with a semi-automatic rifle (conveniently the exact type the government wishes to ban first) entered (or was released) into an elementary school to murder children and their teachers. A better anecdotal case for gun control could not have been scripted, unless, of course, it was scripted. Now, before I am arrested for that observation, I hasten to add that I am not saying the government was behind it, but only that it would not surprise me if they were. For sure government at all levels participated in the Big Lie and coverup that followed, to-wit, the shooter didn't actually use an AR-15 Bushmaster semi-automatic rifle to kill those children, seemingly obvious since it was still in his trunk after he killed the kids and himself.

    The mainstream press ignored the obvious and material, as did Obama and most Democrats in Congress, and all jumped on the event as a justification to ignore the Second Amendment, characterize gun owners as trigger-happy paranoid freaks, and outlaw weapons that look like (but are not) military weapons, stop the sale of high capacity magazines, and eliminate the right to sell any firearm without registration, the final step before confiscation, already proposed in more than one State, including a bill in Missouri that would ban semi-automatic rifles and give law-abiding gun owners 90 days to turn in their firearms to law enforcement or become felons. All ignore the fact that so-called "assault weapons" are used in only about 7% of all crimes involving guns.

    Indeed, shotguns (like the one being used by Obama in his recent effort to prove he is not anti-(all)guns) are used in crimes considerably more often than the weapons he claims pose an intolerable threat to public safety.

    Where this goes from here should be obvious to even a casual observer. The right to bear arms will continue to be weakened until it is as meaningless as the right to due process and equal protection. This go around it may be high capacity magazines, the kind that would give you a fighting chance against the bad guys at your door ordering you to come out with your hands up for a good reason, a bad reason, or no reason at all. Or, it may be registration – all guns, regardless of who sells them. Or maybe the U.S. goes the way of Canada and requires an advance "license" to purchase a gun with a requirement to then register it under penalty of law. That way government will have all the information they need to do with guns what they did (and may do again) with gold – confiscate them. (See Wendy McElroy's excellent piece entitled, "Will Obama Confiscate Guns and Gold." )

    Even Mexico has been drawn into the play orchestrated by Washington, not surprising since the U.S. funds it's drug war south of the border to the tune of nearly $10 billion a year. After the ignominy of the U.S. letting weapons walk across the border into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, Mexico is now requesting a list of all weapons sold in U.S. States that border their country, under the auspices of tracking down weapons that are used in crimes there. One need not wonder long to know that the U.S. is behind that request. Next will be demands under various treaties and war drums against guns will be heard even louder. The irony of it all will be missed, intentionally. Mexico, with some of the strongest gun laws in the world, is one of the planet's murder capitals with 120,000 killed and some 25,000 disappeared over the last six years. Why? Because in Mexico only the bad guys have good guns. That same reality has permitted horrible human rights violations against a defenseless population by the Mexican military. Indeed, in the last five years, the Mexican military opened some 5,000 investigations into human rights violations, almost all of which go exactly nowhere.

    And, the same is coming to a town near you. Soon, owning the wrong kind of firearm, a magazine that holds more rounds than the government is comfortable with, along with tens of thousands of laws and regulations that provide criminal penalties for behaviors we all engage in daily, will make us all criminals and it will be open season on those the government finds most corrosive to their plans. So be it.

    Hunter knew the endgame long ago, in 1971 lamenting that “in a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.”

    Indeed. That is where we find ourselves. Don't get caught. Don't be stupid.

    Get out while you can.



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    Am I the only one who saw the title and thought Jack Hunter was dead?

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    Some say that he was in the middle of infiltrating a child sex ring at Bohemian Grove... I've never done the research to see if this might be true...

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    Buy the ticket, take the ride.
    Hunter S. Thompson
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    Hunter S. Thompson
    “But let it not be said that we did nothing. Let not those who love the power of the welfare/warfare state label the dissenters of authoritarianism as unpatriotic or uncaring. Patriotism is more closely linked to dissent than it is to conformity and a blind desire for safety and security. Understanding the magnificent rewards of a free society makes us unbashful in its promotion, fully realizing that maximum wealth is created and the greatest chance for peace comes from a society respectful of individual liberty.”

    ― Ron Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by compromise View Post
    Am I the only one who saw the title and thought Jack Hunter was dead?
    I was like "What the hell"...click

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    Yeah I thought it was a out jack hunter too.
    "I know the urge to arm yourself, because that’s what I did. I was trained in firearms. When I walked to the hospital when my husband was sick, I carried a concealed weapon. I made the determination that if somebody was going to try to take me out I was going to take them with me."

    Diane Feinstein, 1995

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    "Suicide does not a hero make."

    Now if it was homicide, then I might have a different opinion of him.

    Life can be tough, but suicide is not an option for someone who wants to effect positive change, however minimal.

    I may never be a "great American" like Hunter S. Thompson, but I am still here witnessing events and doing what little I can to maintain some semblance of peace on my tiny parcel of earth.
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    HST was a great American. He made the groundbreaking and hugely important discovery that the best way to engage in US politics is on a massive dose of LSD.
    Oligarchy delenda est

    “If you love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.” - Samuel Adams



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    Another "suicide"...Hmmm. I'm double checking the GSR tests...
    By the way- Investigative reporter Wayne Madsen will be on Coast 2 Coast tonight to talk about Phillip Marshall
    He flew cross country at his own expense to check out the crime scene:
    “100% certain”: 9/11 author was killed in black ops hit | Veterans Today February 20, 2013
    https://gunnyg.wordpress.com/2013/02...eterans-today/




    Hunter Thompson was working on WTC collapse story before mysterious sudden death, warned he'd be 'suicided'

    Total 9/11 Info/Prison Planet | March 2 2005

    Toronto Globe and Mail February 26, 2005:

    Hunter telephoned me on Feb. 19, the night before his death. He sounded scared. It wasn't always easy to understand what he said, particularly over the phone, he mumbled, yet when there was something he really wanted you to understand, you did. He'd been working on a story about the World Trade Center attacks and had stumbled across what he felt was hard evidence showing the towers had been brought down not by the airplanes that flew into them but by explosive charges set off in their foundations. Now he thought someone was out to stop him publishing it: "They're gonna make it look like suicide," he said. "I know how these bastards think . . ."

    Hunter S. Thompson ... was indeed working on such a story.

    Now check out this February 25 Associated Press story about Thompson's death. Sounds a lot like a professional hit with a silencer:

    "I was on the phone with him, he set the receiver down and he did it. I heard the clicking of the gun," Anita Thompson told the Aspen Daily News in Friday's editions.

    She said her husband had asked her to come home from a health club so they could work on his weekly ESPN column...

    Thompson said she heard a loud, muffled noise, but didn't know what had happened. "I was waiting for him to get back on the phone," she said.

    (Her account to Rocky Mountain News reporter Jeff Kass is slightly different: "I did not hear any bang," she told Kass. She added that Thompson's son, who was in the house at the time, believed that a book had fallen when he heard the shot, according to Kass' report.)

    Mack White sums up the questions well:
    Thompson's family says he was not depressed, nor was he in enough to pain to kill himself. In fact, by all reports, he was quite happy. He was talking on the phone to his wife, getting ready to work on his column, when he decided it would be wise to kill himself, so that he could go out (we are told) while "still at the top of his form," even though this would mean not finishing his column or his expose on 9/11 (potentially the most important thing he would ever write) (?)...

    RELATED: Hunter S. Thompson Suicide Story Changes

    This account says Thompson killed himself while sitting in a chair on his typewriter and yet the original account tells us that Thompson shot himself while talking to his wife on the phone in the kitchen. Why has the story changed andwhat is the significance of the word typed on the paper in light of the fact that Thompson said he would be 'suicided' before being able to release a major story on explosives bringing down the twin towers?

    RELATED: Hunter S. Thompson thought 9/11 an inside job

    http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles...psonwarned.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by compromise View Post
    Am I the only one who saw the title and thought Jack Hunter was dead?
    I thought so too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petar View Post
    Some say that he was in the middle of infiltrating a child sex ring at Bohemian Grove... I've never done the research to see if this might be true...
    Right rabbit trail...wrong assumption though. This is a not-to-be-missed article on Hunter Thompson and the whole Bohemian Grove, child pedophilia, Conspiracy of Silence ordeal. I'm going to assume Lew Rockwell hasn't done due diligence on Hunter Thompson.

    Johnny Gosch, Jeff Gannon, Hunter Thompson and the Unraveling of a Troubling Tale

    http://educate-yourself.org/cn/gosch...e05apr05.shtml

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    Great post. Hunter had his eyes wide open. I miss him too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by compromise View Post
    Am I the only one who saw the title and thought Jack Hunter was dead?
    I thought Anti Federalist was posting about his dog (named Hunter) dying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriotOne View Post
    Right rabbit trail...wrong assumption though. This is a not-to-be-missed article on Hunter Thompson and the whole Bohemian Grove, child pedophilia, Conspiracy of Silence ordeal. I'm going to assume Lew Rockwell hasn't done due diligence on Hunter Thompson.

    Johnny Gosch, Jeff Gannon, Hunter Thompson and the Unraveling of a Troubling Tale

    http://educate-yourself.org/cn/gosch...e05apr05.shtml
    Wow, that is quite an interesting read. I remember well the day Johnny was kidnapped, as I was the same age and me and my brothers delivered the Des Moines Register as welll. Eugene Martin, another newspaper carrier, was also kidnapped a few years later from Des Moines.

    When I was 16, I worked with a manager we suspected was a pedophile at the time Eugene was kidnapped. When the manager came in that day, my co-worker joked, "What happened, did you get tired of Johnny?" He threw a shocked and cold stare at my friend. We were kinda freaked out. Later he was sentenced to 18 years for molesting a sick child in his bed, the sick bastard. He told another friend of mine once, "I have a gun in my car right now and I could kill you and no one would know." When the police went through his computer after he was arrested, his password was Stupid Cops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by compromise View Post
    Am I the only one who saw the title and thought Jack Hunter was dead?
    Great article. What is the youth brigade he refers to? I thought that Obama Red Jacket Hitler Youth thing never got off the ground.

    By the way my initial thought was maybe Fred Dryer had unexpectedly passed away :


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno View Post
    Wow, that is quite an interesting read. I remember well the day Johnny was kidnapped, as I was the same age and me and my brothers delivered the Des Moines Register as welll. Eugene Martin, another newspaper carrier, was also kidnapped a few years later from Des Moines.

    When I was 16, I worked with a manager we suspected was a pedophile at the time Eugene was kidnapped. When the manager came in that day, my co-worker joked, "What happened, did you get tired of Johnny?" He threw a shocked and cold stare at my friend. We were kinda freaked out. Later he was sentenced to 18 years for molesting a sick child in his bed, the sick bastard. He told another friend of mine once, "I have a gun in my car right now and I could kill you and no one would know." When the police went through his computer after he was arrested, his password was Stupid Cops.

    Holy crap. If you haven't researched the Johnny Gosch case beyond what you heard way back when you worked at the newspaper then you will find it horrifyingly fascinating. Did you know that pedophile ring goes all the way to Bush Sr? There's so much on this I don't know where to start but this is as good of a place as any. Mentions the newspaper's intentional cover-up and the Martin kidnaping also. This is a walk on the dark side. Hope you have a strong stomach.

    Why Johnny Can't Come Home - Noreen Gosch - Full film

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7C1cCa8V9s

    Conspiracy of Silence

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asvl6kO1Vo8
    Last edited by PatriotOne; 02-23-2013 at 11:43 PM.



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