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Mike Wasdin is an Anarcho-Capitalist from Phoenix, Arizona. He also moderates an anti-government website on Yahoo.

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It's That Time of Year Again
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Mike Wasdin 2010-07-04 03:00
By Mike Wasdin.   Exclusive to STR   The Faux of July is once again making its annual pilgrimage into the hearts and brain dead minds of all good patriotic Amerikans. As it approaches my email box has become flooded with the usual brain dead messages sent by “sheeple” from Sea to Shining Sea. One that grabbed my attention recently was a little gem about the Pledge of...
Dr. Evil to the Rescue
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Mike Wasdin 2008-09-21 16:00
Exclusive to STR September 22, 2008
The Faux of July
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Mike Wasdin 2008-06-30 16:00
Exclusive to STR July 1, 2008
It's the Message, Stupid!
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Mike Wasdin 2008-02-10 17:00
Exclusive to STR February 11, 2008 From the time I first journeyed through the rabbit hole and up until recently, I had always thought it was the message. I thought if the people could somehow hear the message, surely they would accept it . . . the message, of course, being freedom. I now know that the people have heard the message, and that message was rejected.
Dumbocracy
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Mike Wasdin 2006-10-29 17:00
Exclusive to STR While listening to the President's speech on television the other morning, it became clear to me that we are totally screwed. As with all assaults on our freedoms, the Military Commissions Act was sold to us as something needed to preserve our freedoms, not take them away, and of course always labeled with a jingoistic or benevolent name as to fool the sheep. The Orwellian...
God' and Other Superheroes
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Mike Wasdin 2006-01-22 17:00
I want 'god's' job. What other profession in the universe would you get all the credit and none of the blame? If something good happens, then you would get all the credit, but if something bad happens, well that was someone else's fault. What a great job, where do I apply?
In Search of a Scapegoat
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Mike Wasdin 2005-09-11 16:00
It was just a matter of time before the real problem with government was located and removed. Just like a cancer, government has isolated the problem and with the skill of a surgeon, removed the problem. The sheep err . . . I mean the people can now sleep peacefully knowing it will never happen again. It seems the whole problem with government inefficiency can be traced back to one man by the...
In a Land of Sheep
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Mike Wasdin 2005-09-04 16:00
The headline reads, 'Waiting to Be Rescued' over a picture of thousands sitting and waiting for the government to save them, in a city that has now become a sewer. They're waiting because they don't know what else to do and have never had to think for themselves. What a pathetic people we have become that some would wait to be rescued, rather than do something to save their own life. Truthfully,...
Next Day' Is Not Really 'Next Day'
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Mike Wasdin 2005-08-25 16:00
To anyone who has ever tried to make the argument that only the government can deliver mail, I have something to say about that. I run an Internet company that sells blinds and ships them. Our main market is in the United States, but we also will ship to other places for an extra charge. Sometimes customers will want to look at a sample of the product before making a decision, and we have to ship...
Red Pill, Please
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Mike Wasdin 2005-05-15 16:00
So why would a middle class white boy grow up to become an enemy of the State? That's how it all began, after asking myself that very question. One day I realized that I was no longer like the others, the scared little sheep in this country. I could no longer pledge my allegiance to a fascist State, wave the flag, and recite the brain dead mantras that I used to. I knew that I could no longer act...
The Freedom Summit
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Mike Wasdin 2005-05-09 16:00
There are some out there who talk about freedom, and then there are those who promote freedom. The Freedom Summit is an annual event (this year it will be semiannual) that brings together some of the brightest minds in the freedom movement today. Names such as Ron Paul, Butler Shaffer, Doug Casey, Claire Wolfe, and Nathaniel Branden, just to name a few. This year's lineup promises to be better...
Funny Money
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Mike Wasdin 2005-04-25 16:00
One thing that I always get a kick out of is when I buy something with my fake Federal Reserve Notes, and the Cashier whips out her magic pen. You know the one I am talking about, the one that is able to distinguish between the counterfeit notes that the Federal Reserve prints, and the ones the average novice counterfeiter prints. With a swipe of the pen, they have assured themselves that the...
Too Stupid to Live
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Mike Wasdin 2005-04-14 16:00
Chalk up one for freedom! Today a Federal judge struck down the quacks at the FDA and lifted the ban on Ephedra. What I found most amazing was the ban on this drug in the first place. There was an estimated 12 million people who consumed this drug at one time or another in their life, and about 155 deaths were 'linked' to it. Most of these deaths were never proven to be related to the use of...
I'm Taking the Blue Pill
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Mike Wasdin 2005-01-17 17:00
About a month ago, I took some time off. Some of you may have noticed a lull in my writing. I have been giving a lot of thought to my life lately, and I have come to a realization; this whole thing is futile. No matter how much we talk and write about this, nothing will change, ever!
What's in a Name?
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Mike Wasdin 2005-01-09 17:00
I have always found it laughable that when the government wants to do something to screw over humanity (which is their reason for existence), they always find a way to give it a jingoistic or benevolent name. This is nothing new, but the Nazis have gotten better at it over the years. It used to be subtle, but now it's right in our face.
The War on Humanity
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Mike Wasdin 2005-01-02 17:00
All of my life I have heard people regurgitate the mantra: 'We live in a free country.' I never really thought much about it. I just figured it must be true, because . . . well, everyone else seemed to believe it. Recently I have been giving a lot of thought to the question, 'What is freedom?' I guess it's a matter of what is the determining factor.
In Worship of Pagan Gods
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Mike Wasdin 2004-12-28 17:00
Someone recently said that he wished people would get back to the true meaning of Christmas. I wondered if he really believed this, because the 'true meaning' of Christmas is rooted in Pagan beliefs. Christmas, as well as Easter and Halloween, are Pagan holidays. If we were to get back to the real meaning of these holidays, we would be worshiping Pagan gods. I wonder if most religious people are...
Libertarianism Is Immoral
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Mike Wasdin 2004-11-22 17:00
I consider myself an anarcho-capitalist, but I believe in many libertarian philosophies, one of them being the non-initiation of force principle. Whenever I am discussing libertarian philosophies with people, they often say, 'That's not moral.' There is a very good reason for this--libertarianism is not moral! It has nothing to do with morality. Libertarianism deals with the legal world, not the...
No Capitalism, No Freedom
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Mike Wasdin 2004-11-21 17:00
Last week Bill Anderson wrote an article, Capitalism and the State, which was a rebuttal to my article that I had written entitled, Mobocracy. Bill wanted to point out the 'flaws' in anarcho-capitalism. I must admit that I am confused; I was not aware that anarcho-capitalism had any flaws. Maybe I should investigate further to see if I can locate some of the 'flaws' that Bill is talking about?...
Fuck the Government
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Mike Wasdin 2004-11-19 01:00
Throughout history there have been many great quotes by many great people, but one of my favorites has to be the one by Abbie Hoffman. When asked why he used the F-word so much, his response was, 'If I could not say fuck, how would I be able to say fuck the government?' No truer words were ever spoken! There was a time in this country when people had a great distrust in government; dissent was...
Attorney for Freedom
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Mike Wasdin 2004-11-17 17:00
What's the difference between a dead skunk and a dead lawyer in the middle of the road? The skunk has skid marks in front of it! Okay, so we all have heard the jokes before, and some of them I'm sure are well deserved; truth is, most lawyers are scum. Most of them simply get paid to walk you through the system. I have always been a firm believer that when someone does something that rises above...
Rats Abandoning the Sinking Ship
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Mike Wasdin 2004-11-14 17:00
Faster than a crack whore pouncing on a twenty-dollar bill, the rats are abandoning the sinking ship. First it was Attorney General John Ashcroft and Secretary of Commerce Donald Evans to submit their resignations. Today there are four more rats tendering their resignations, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Secretary of Education Rod Paige, Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman, and Secretary of...
Libertarian Island
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Mike Wasdin 2004-11-14 17:00
War criminals are more than just the policy makers in Washington and the Middle East. More than the generals who give and follow failed policies, and more than the press corps who report the carnage. Yes, it's true that not all war criminals are part of the government. War criminals are also the sheep who fund these illegal actions through taxes. {War criminals Donald Rumsfeld and Saddam...
I Don"t Just Think I"m Right, I Know I Am!
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Mike Wasdin 2004-11-11 17:00
I have people ask me all the time, 'How do you know you are right?' I have been giving that a lot of thought lately. I thought it might be a good idea to look at the questions one by one to determine if my philosophy may be flawed. Freedom: People are born with a sense of freedom. From the time we are born, we are continuously fighting to get more freedom. When we are young, we strive to...
Mobocracy
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Mike Wasdin 2004-11-10 17:00
I don't know about everyone else, but if I have to hear one more politician or talking head say something about Democracy, I may start shooting. During and after the S-election, all I have heard is the mindless chant of Democracy. If it's not from the right wing neo-cons who 'won' the fiasco, it's from the other side whining about how Democracy was stolen. The funny part is, Democracy...
Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss
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Mike Wasdin 2004-11-09 17:00
I guess the best way to sum things up is with the classic line from the Who's 'Won't Get Fooled Again,' only we were fooled again! Not really fooled, more like coerced, scared and lied to. Just as I thought, the Boogeyman came out just before the S-election and the sheople acted as I knew they would. I was actually surprised that Saddam did not make a guest appearance thanking Bush for freeing...
The People Have Spoken
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Mike Wasdin 2004-11-08 17:00
The real wonder should not be how a fascist like Bush beat out a socialist like Kerry, but instead the mindset of the people. The people have spoken! Or at least 51% of 55% percent have, anyway. Democracy has proven once again that it is nothing more than nine wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner. I keep hearing people say that 'the people have spoken.' But have they really? It has...
And the Winner Is....
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Mike Wasdin 2004-10-31 17:00
Who cares? I know the loser is going to be us! Well here we are, it's selection eve night, and the sheep have either made their pilgrimage or will shortly. As they stand in line waiting their turn to stumble into the voting booth and select their next master, I can't help but think how lucky I am to be one of the ones who will have the right to complain no matter what the outcome. In the...
Oh That; Don"t Even Worry About That!
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Mike Wasdin 2004-10-28 16:00
One of my favorite movies is Pulp Fiction, and one of my favorite scenes from the movie is the one at Jimmy's house, just after Marvin's head is blown off. Jules and Vincent are at Jimmy's house, and Jules is trying to smooth Jimmy over for bringing a dead body to his house. Jimmy is not buying the bullshit and gets mad about the dead guy in his garage. Just then Jules looks at Jimmy and he says...
Four More Years
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Mike Wasdin 2004-10-26 16:00
Four more years! That's what Bush says he needs to take care of all of our problems, just four more years. Of course the sheep have not thought to question what about the first four years? This would require a thought process, which the sheep do not have. He has 'big plans' for this country in the next four years, and he needs our help to achieve them. If only we would give him four more years,...
Fear and Loathing in America
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Mike Wasdin 2004-10-25 16:00
Are you scared shitless yet? Well you should be, or at least that's what both Republicrats want you to be. While watching and reading the news the last few weeks, I have noticed that one thing is incessantly being hurled at us, TERROR! I think the lyrics to Green Day's 'American Idiot' sums it up best: 'Welcome to a new kind of tension, all across the alienation, everything isn't meant to be...
Slaves of the State
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Mike Wasdin 2004-10-21 16:00
Webster defines property as '1a: A quality or trait belonging and especially peculiar to an individual or thing. 2a: Something owned or possessed. 2b: The exclusive right to possess, enjoy, and dispose of a thing. 2c: Something to which a person or business has a legal title.' Most people do not realize it, but they are nothing more than the property of the State. A property owner has the...
Fuck You, I Won't Do What You Tell Me!
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Mike Wasdin 2004-10-21 00:00
Damn, I love that song! Killing In The Name Of, by Rage Against The Machine. Every time I hear it, my blood starts pumping, my foot starts stomping and I get a 10-inch hard on, (okay, so maybe I'm extrapolating with the hard on a bit) and I am ready for a revolution! It's time for the gloves to come off, no more Mr. Nice Guy! I am tired of picking nice little ways of expressing my feelings...
My Name Is Spartacus
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Mike Wasdin 2004-10-19 16:00
It will not be the governing class alone that will react in horror to the prospect of an American slave insurrection; the sheep would be equally frightened at the thought of having to think for themselves. Whatever the objections of men dispossessed by the State, they would find it unthinkable to involve themselves with rebellious slaves. Spartacus was said to be an enigma, a freeborn...
Dumb and Dumber
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Mike Wasdin 2004-10-18 16:00
Labels can indeed be interesting and funny things. Since I have become politically vocal over the last few years, I have been called many things. Conservatives consider me to be a Liberal, and Liberals a Conservative. Republicrats, not being able to conceive of anything outside their sheepish little world of Republican/Democrat mantras, cannot imagine that there may be other more rational and...
The God Meme
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Mike Wasdin 2004-10-07 16:00
The enemy has nukes, and oh yes they are quite insane! No, not the Muslim terrorist wack job fundamentalists, I am describing the Christian terrorist wack job fundamentalists in The White House. The Zionists and the Muslim terrorists are equally guilty, but unequally armed. The great Bush Armageddon will be a nuclear war, because America has them, Israel has them, and soon the Muslims will have...
Bread and Circuses
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Mike Wasdin 2004-10-05 16:00
Bread and circuses became the method that the ruling class of ancient Rome used to maintain their power and control of the people. This method kept their sheep fat and happy, even as they fleeced them and sent them off to plunder the free world. The circuses have changed from the gladiator contests live in the coliseum, to the...
Men of Metal
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Mike Wasdin 2004-09-28 16:00
There is an old Japanese sword maker's saying, 'The best steel is made in the hottest fire.' The steel forged by these craftsmen is the finest in the world, for not only did they use the hottest fire, they also folded the steel over itself, and hammered it numerous times, quenching it in oil each time to ensure its high carbon content, and stress to create a superior weapon. Creating character...
Blind Patriotism
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Mike Wasdin 2004-09-28 00:00
Patriotism is defined as, 'a feeling of love and devotion to one's own homeland.' (Patria: The land of one's fathers.) It seems that this definition has fallen by the wayside and been replaced by blind devotion to one's leaders ("America, right or wrong," "America, love it or leave it" or "You are either with us or against us.') Might may bring success in war, but it does not make the stronger...
God Is Laughing at You
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Mike Wasdin 2004-09-26 16:00
When writing my last article 'The Gods Must Be Crazy,' I knew I would come under attack for daring to assault the sacred cow of religion, but I never could have imagined what proof people would present as evidence to my being wrong. Most of the responses were quite affable, which I found very surprising. The only explanation to this that I could conceive is, Anarchist-Theists are a hell of a lot...
The Gods Must Be Crazy
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Mike Wasdin 2004-09-20 16:00
Okay, I should go ahead and get this out of the way right now, I am an atheist, and damn proud of it! In fact, I wear that like a badge of honor. I really don't care what someone else might think; nor do I care what someone else wants to believe in, Superman, Big Foot, Little Green Men, or Gods for that matter. I just don't want government telling me that I must believe in fairy tales as well....
Friends Don't Let Friends Vote!
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Mike Wasdin 2004-09-19 16:00
We have all heard the mantra before: "If you don't vote, you can't complain." Well I disagree, I think it's just the opposite: "If you vote, you can't complain." By voting, you are legitimizing the system. You are giving your stamp of approval that you will accept the outcome because you agreed to it. If it does not turn out like you had hoped, you have no right to complain,...
I See Brain Dead People
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Mike Wasdin 2004-09-15 16:00
I remember years ago, going to the movie theater and watching a movie entitled 'The Sixth Sense.' In the movie there was a young boy who was able to see dead people. At the time I remember thinking how eerie that would be, but did not give it much more thought. In the movie, the dead were able to make contact with the boy and it was very frightening for him. Try as he may, he could not escape the...
Confessions of a Sadomasochist
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Mike Wasdin 2004-09-13 16:00
I must confess something: I am a bit of a sadomasochist. No, nothing of the twisted sexual nature, but twisted just the same. I am ashamed to admit it, but I spend a large portion of my free time in political chat rooms. My friends think I need therapy, and to be honest, I can't say that I disagree. I belong to several dozen of these groups, all of them varying in different political brainwashed...
Words Scribbled on Parchment
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Mike Wasdin 2004-09-09 16:00
While reading some of the e-mail responses from my last article Enemy of the State, one thing became abundantly apparent. Some people still don't get it! Although the majority of responses were positive, there were still some who believed that mere words scribbled on parchment would somehow save them. Somehow the problem is we just can't get the Government Leviathan to adhere to the Constitution...
Enemy of the State
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Mike Wasdin 2004-09-06 16:00
Why would a middle class white boy grow up to be an enemy of the State? That's a question I have asked myself for years. It was not always the case. I grew up like most people, waving the flag and brainlessly regurgitating the mantra that is the Pledge of Allegiance. There was a time when I believed the United States had the world's envy and presented the standard other countries desperately...
Bread and Circuses
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Mike Wasdin 2004-10-05 16:00
Bread and circuses became the method that the ruling class of ancient Rome used to maintain their power and control of the people. This method kept their sheep fat and happy, even as they fleeced them and sent them off to plunder the free world. The circuses have changed from the gladiator contests live in the coliseum, to the...
Fuck the Government
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Mike Wasdin 2004-11-19 01:00
Throughout history there have been many great quotes by many great people, but one of my favorites has to be the one by Abbie Hoffman. When asked why he used the F-word so much, his response was, 'If I could not say fuck, how would I be able to say fuck the government?' No truer words were ever spoken! There was a time in this country when people had a great distrust in government; dissent was...
It's That Time of Year Again
7.5
Mike Wasdin 2010-07-04 03:00
By Mike Wasdin.   Exclusive to STR   The Faux of July is once again making its annual pilgrimage into the hearts and brain dead minds of all good patriotic Amerikans. As it approaches my email box has become flooded with the usual brain dead messages sent by “sheeple” from Sea to Shining Sea. One that grabbed my attention recently was a little gem about the Pledge of...