Ted’s essays

The Quality of a Free Man

I share again one of Claire Wolfe’s finer essays. It is an excellent description, reminder and outline for both sexes on how to live an honorable and useful life. Put living up to this standard on your New Year’s Resolution list … AT THE TOP! – Ted Published December 21, 2020 4:32 am by Claire Wolfe This is a reprint of an article I wrote back in the late 90s or early oughts. It’s part one of a four-part series, all of which are available to full members of The Living Freedom Forums. Despite being some of my best writing and thinking, neither this piece nor the series, called Sustainable Freedom, ever received much circulation or comment. I’m resurrecting it because it matters to […]

Merry Christmas

For hundreds of reasons and seasons, Christmas has been a wonderful family fun day for nearly all of my life. Irrespective of the religious foundation which is the real reason for the season, it has always been about family and sharing each other, thinking about the others and doing what we can to give happiness. The best ones started months ahead of time, traversing from thinking about the others, creating a special gift idea, assembling, fabricating and wrapping all with tender loving care. Then we see the joy that our thoughtfulness created and carry that warm reward in our memory bank for … a very long time … . […]

dropping out

I sent this to family who are not operating on the same page as I am. I think you will understand as you read on. I had difficulty sleeping last night after our family ZOOM meeting. I love you guys too much to watch the show dispassionately. Masks, social distancing, and the next parts of the show are destroying your beautiful lives, families and communities for no good reason. Normal is not in our future. Worse is coming. I wish more people were psychologically, physically and spiritually prepared for the new world order. Family and community will be crucial. COVID, masks, lockdowns and “social distancing” are a deliberately implemented psychological operation to make that as difficult as possible. Knowledge and […]

It started with XMAS

I’m not a major Christian, but have always been annoyed with uses of XMAS as a substitute for the word Christmas. Whenever I see it, I pronounce it how it is spelled: EX-MAS. It could be interpreted as past tense, cancelled or terminated MAS … as in ex-wife or a religious mass that is honored no more. It always struck me as a stupid, thoughtless or disrespectful way to market Christmas shopping binges. The next popular truncation to annoy me was THX which some considered to be a useful substitute for THANKS or Thank You. They are not the same thing. The shortened perversion says they are too lazy or too insincere to write the whole word or pair […]

Free VS Easy

I struggle to be comfortable around people choosing the easy road over liberty. I understand that they do not see it that way, but I cannot avoid it. The truth is so easily and readily available on The World Wide Web that ignorance is a very real choice. Also impossible to ignore is that the people who dedicate their entire beings to achieving power are neither bright nor kind. By choosing the Easy Way, people put themselves, their families, their communities and their offspring under control of EVIL. Give me liberty, or give me death! – Patrick Henry For me and people like me the choice is clear and simple. The alternative is ugly. The stimulating contest of using […]

being offensive VS being popular

While I wrote most of this to a specific individual, it does have much broader implications. Therefore I adjusted slightly and share it here. You might assume that I am arrogant, don’t respect your opinions, or do not comprehend your world view. I believe those would all be incorrect assumptions. Most of what I know about how the world works I began learning after my last child left my shelter.  I know now what I have learned since they left my home PLUS what I knew before. My memory is not gone.  In my 20s and 30s I read local newspapers plus Newsweek and Time magazines. Over the years I watched thousands of mainstream news shows. It was a well-presented […]

the rule of law VS the code of the west

We are unfortunately familiar with “crafty” lawyers convicting the innocent and exonerating the guilty. Accepting that we are powerless as individuals to correct this aberration is an irrefutable sign of corruption in our culture. There is even a controversial thread (hotly denied by lawyers) saying that BAR membership is indeed affiliation with the British Accreditation Regency or the British Accreditation Registry INSTEAD OF USofA citizenship. That would clearly make its members unqualified to participate in our government in the legislative, executive or legal branches. That those licensed to practice at the bar make up nearly half of our ruling class is certainly a large part of why the laws of this land seem to be lawyers’ tools rather than essentials […]

Enjoy the fall

Readers here know I was counting down the days to the election fiasco that I figured as TSHTF kickoff. I do not believe the trajectory has changed at all, or the timing changed by much. As philosophers and poets often admonish I am now treating every [somewhat normal] day as a gift. I am resigned to many things and prepared to fight for others. The Serenity Prayer is prominently displayed on my studio wall as these times call for a constant reminder. SERENITY to accept what I cannot change COURAGE to change what I can WISDOM to know the difference I still see the election theater objective as building unquestioning loyal following for Messiah Trump and violent opposition that […]

operating on Farmer Time

Today is the biannual celebration of control our overlords wield over details of our lives. They remind us twice a year that even little things are within their power. For absolutely NO GOOD REASON, they send us scurrying around our houses, shops and vehicles resetting every clock and timer therein. It is just a little jab, not like they are starving or poisoning us … with that poke anyway. I am approaching the mark where half of my life will have been spent self-employed. When you do not report for work at a time fixed by others, the annoyance level of biannual clock manipulations is reduced. I get up when I am awake and go to bed when I am […]

on a brighter note – make that lots of notes

A trombone great I never heard of does amazing imitations of many I have heard of in a light-hearted stand-up routine. She is enough of a student to understand and appreciate their various styles and a great enough musician to reproduce them one after another.

tale of two flocks

The Marxists, socialists, participation trophy crowd successfully took over USofA’s centralized education system. Built on a foundation of global excellence in science and mathematics, their “progressive” changes converted it to a Sub-Sahara feel-good missionary school. Dumbed-down degrees are handed out to illiterates who majored in the new oral tradition of “How do you feel about that?”, as opposed to “What is the correct answer?”. Today’s intelligent, ambitious teens and twenties enter the workforce via entrepreneurship, trade schools or apprenticeships. The square-cap crowd know less REAL STUFF upon college graduation than most of us did in eighth grade. But they are eminently employable. Soros and his corporate sponsor friends are happy to pay each of them $25 untaxed cash per […]

the fresh air, full face culture

Those who get their information exclusively from lamestream media receive regular doses of lies, propaganda, fear mongering, terrorism and agenda-driven programming. It has been consolidated, controlled, and contrived to move the masses into various beliefs that suit the purposes of the globalists on their quest for a New World Order. Competing with this is the World Wide Web. This is the home for the remaining investigative reporters of the planet along with the philosophers, resistors, thinkers, and its share of shills cluttering it up with its own blizzard of lies. On the one side you are guaranteed lies about anything of consequence 100% of the time. On the other side it is 50/50 requiring thinking and analysis to separate fact […]