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Grinded Axes

“I think you should keep on playing rock for as long as you have an axe to grind, & if you haven’t got an axe to grind, you should go into cabaret.” –Pete Townsend on one of those Dave Marsh lists of obscure musical facts

After struggling these past few days, I get what I didn’t get at nine when I could not imagine not having axes to grind.  The mind these days is clear.  Not not some Scientology slang but literally. Clear.  Nothing on the agenda.  The political one.  Without that, the muse is melted and moldy.


Angela Keaton, an anarchist living in West Hollywood, will be speaking at Libertopia Festival 2012 in San Diego. Stay in touch at Facebook Follow us on Twitter Find all details for the festival at


Something about a New Era

They say a tree is as tall as its many branches But not all god’s children have the same chances — Bedrock Featuring KYO ‘For What You Dream Of’


RON PAUL:  I’m… I’m not, uh, I’m not as judgmental about that because of my, probably because of my medical background.  So, I don’t, I don’t see it as in that simplistic terms.  I think it’s a complex issue to decide whether it’s sin or other problems with, uh, the way, with the way people are born.  Uh,  it’s, it’s to me too, too complex to be, uh, to give an answer as simple as that.

JOHN LOFTON:  Do you believe that God says it’s a sin?

RON PAUL:  Well… I, I believe a lot of people , uh, understand it that way, but I think everybody’s God’s child, too, so I have, you know, trouble with that.


Had an idea on Sunday while listening to Ron Paul’s final speech. A final bow to the electoral system in which most of his (more…)

Bretigne Shaffer’s The Adventures of Urban Yogini

Writer and film maker Bretigne Shaffer has introduced The Adventures of Urban Yogini.  Shaffer, the author of  Why Mommy Loves the State, has created a super heroine who can’t use violence.

A Silver Odyssey

To further promote the concept of silver as an affordable and accessible barter money, Don’t Tread On Meme purchased a vending machine in January 2012 with the sponsorship of silver dealers Roberts & Roberts Brokerage, Inc., along with Freedom’s Phoenix, Silver Circle Movie, The Shire Society, Freedom Engineering, Shire Silver, Porcfest 2012,, and The machine became a prop for economic and political “street theater” at events such as Ron Paul campaign appearances and liberty conferences. Due to the black monolithic appearance and its purpose as a “sentinel” for economic evolution, it became the inspiration for this web-based featurette film 2012: A Silver Odyssey written as an allegory to the film 2001: A Space Odyssey.

[Text and video by Libertopia regular Drew Philips — AK]

Outside A Small Circle of Friends

Dead Iraqi Baby

Dead Iraqi baby never found out who wrote the newsletters.


Angela Keaton spoke at the Libertopia Festival 2011 in San Diego
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Thomas Jane’s Penis is a Threat to Your Box

Thomas Jane, the star of the dull and plodding Hung, upset the young, hip and liberal on celebrity gossip blog D-Listed.

Among Jane’s faux pas:

  1. Suggesting that artists might experiment sexually especially those who may have grown up as boring middle American children.
  2. Admitting without guilt or shame that early in his career, he traded sexual favors with men.
  3. Believing that while heterosexuality is his natural inclination,  he felt he needed to have sex with both men and women to be sure.

The comment section reveals that young liberals brought up post-sexual revolution stand no heresy of their own set of stifling and ultimately phoney sexual mores.

Jane violated several basic articles of faith by:

  1. Acknowledging bisexual behavior in men. (Male bisexuality seemed to disappear in the early 80s or rather bisexual men were labeled as diseased then disappeared entirely by the gay establishment.)
  2. Admitting such in an un-serious matter of fact fashion not followed by a tedious interview with CNN’s Don Lemon as to Jane’s “courage.”
  3. Revealing a history of sex work without a teary eyed confession of fondling by his uncle.

While a combination of Christianism, the therapeutic culture and the left’s ambivalence toward work make any adult discussion of sex work impossible, what really got the youngsters going was the notion of volition in sexual behavior. Straight people hate this. They need to know that sexual orientation is a fixed genetic trait.

The “born this way” doctrine allows heterosexuals to take the correct position without having to acknowledge the gay anxiety and biphobia that underlies it.

It’s not a shock that those who believe in the benevolence of the state like to put people in boxes. It certainly makes it easier when someone’s rights need to be sacrificed when we are in the habit of thinking of giant boxes as opposed to individuals.

Those of us who wouldn’t dare to so much as check a box on a census form must resist the temptation to carelessly toss others in boxes. After all, barring some major advance by Alcor, we will all be in a box soon enough.


Angela Keaton will be speaking at Libertopia Festival 2011 in San Diego
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Why Don’t You Come on Back to the War?

I’m not.

I’m not fighting your white liberal guy culture war.

I already fought beside the neo-cons to protect your right to hate Arabs.

I already sagely nodded while you bitched about newsletters while you sat in resigned silence about the crime with your hands gripped to chair.

I resigned in silence to the young Mexican queens down the block who voted for a mass murderer to protect the right to have a fucking piece of paper.

I championed murder enthusiasts to defend our vaunted right to not believe in sky fairies.

Your tests of me in support of just another form of Kulturkampf are a foot on my neck.  With an occasional to stomp to remind me how white, liberal and guy I’m not.

And just because the foot on my neck might be wearing a Birkenstock or owned by another queer doesn’t mean it’s not a foot and it’s not on my neck.

Your boot on the neck of an entire people.

I’m not coming back to the war.


Angela Keaton will be speaking at Libertopia Festival 2011 in San Diego
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