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[–] Rottcodd 0 points 70 points (+70|-0) ago 

Peaceful evasion of the established system is ultimately a greater threat than violent opposition.

The system is prepared to face violent opposition, and they can do so with the violence they prefer and with at least some superficial appearance of legitimacy. But if they use the violence they prefer to counter simple peaceful evasion of the system, then they expose themselves for the vicious thugs they in fact are.

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[–] The_Only_Other 1 points 16 points (+17|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Not really, they'll just crush the peaceful evaders while claiming that they're in violation of this law or that, not following some building code, or some such excuse and everyone will go on with their lives like it never happened.

How many people remember (or even know about) the Amish raw milk fiasco from a few years back? Peaceful people, just going about their lives, who were smashed by the state. Why? Well, if the government isn't swinging it's cock in everyone's face 24/7 it just doesn't know what to do with itself.

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[–] fr33europe 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

You are a literary genius.

Edit: not /s I died laughing at your cockanalogy

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[–] ObviouslyAHuman 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Peaceful protesters attacked, like occupy wallstreet was?

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[–] sunderkeenin 0 points 28 points (+28|-0) ago 

It's not even that there's no damaged party. They were actively beneficial to the surrounding community due to providing free food.

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[–] The_Only_Other 2 points 5 points (+7|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Fucking socialist scum!

Edit: from the responses, I don't think people realized this was supposed to be sarcasm.

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[–] TeranNotTerran 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Heh. I'm happy to see they've made it this far. It is a 3.5 acre plot and they are part of the city, so that probably is a big disadvantage for them. If it were 10+ acres (laws are different on such properties in Texas) out of city limits, I wonder if this would have never happened.

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[–] TeranNotTerran 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yeah, they are definitely doing a few things right that we should follow.

One of the tricky bits will be moving from their hippie commune to a highly functional captailistic society.

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[–] Chiefpacman 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Well it's not private property, the sheriff may not of even needed a warrant.

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[–] TeranNotTerran 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Ah, it's a public park and they don't even own it? I didn't realize that.

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[–] revofire 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

So if they purchase over 10 acres, think they'd be safe?

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[–] Samchay6 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Redmecks and hippies are natural enemies, it would have still eventually happened

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[–] sinjinsmythe 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Probably, except they would all probably be dead also.

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[–] ObviouslyAHuman 3 points 3 points (+6|-3) ago 

Killing people who kill people because killing people is wrong?

You don't fight the existing system, you create a better alternative and the people will follow. This was a better alternative, which is why it had to be attacked. Fighting back won't solve the problem. you just pickup and start over again and again until enough people join it hits critical mass where if they do use force not even the MSM can cover their actions.

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[–] The_Only_Other 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago  (edited ago)

You don't fight the existing system, you create a better alternative and the people will follow. This was a better alternative, which is why it had to be attacked. Fighting back won't solve the problem. you just pickup and start over again and again until enough people join it hits critical mass where if they do use force not even the MSM can cover their actions.

Sorry, but that strategy doesn't seem to be working out too well. People have been trying to get around the system and just go about their lives for decades now, or peaceful protesting the system as it is and the only result is that the state comes around and crushes them.

Occupy Wall Street? Protesters were brutally beaten and arrested. End result? Nothing happened.

BLM (at least the peaceful protests they had at the very beginning)? Same deal.

Peaceful Amish farmers who want to sell raw milk to their neighbors? Attacked, arrested, and put on trial.

Simply doing your job and being ignorant of 10,000 levels of bureaucracy? Well, ignorance of miles of complicate laws isn't an excuse, bucko. You better sit your ass in jail for a few years because... fuck you, we're the government and we say what goes.

And where does the average person stand after all of this? They couldn't give less of a fuck. Hell, they want to give the government more authority to police their lives.

The only way to turn things around in this country is a violent overthrow of the government (or a violent breaking away from it).

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[–] kevdude 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

If someone comes on to my property with the intention of harming me or my family, or depriving me of my lawfully owned property through destruction or theft, I will attempt to kill them in defense of said life/property.

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[–] redditor1255 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The outstanding traffic violation was probably a fine in arrears.

In Texas, if they give you a ticket, and you never show up for court, and you never pay it, they'll issue a warrant for your arrest. Then you have to go to court, discuss the traffic violation, and discuss why you didn't go to court.

The judges are usually pretty reasonable in these situations. It amounts to a stern talking to and you pay as much of the fine as you can afford. Whatever you can't pay they'll take in installments, or the judge will automatically take a % of your paycheck until its paid.

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[–] jeffwingersballs 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Quinn shares the overall mission of the Garden of Eden community and also speaks about the pressure the state of Texas has brought upon the community by intimidating, fining, and threatening the existence of their community. All this after the community began making their existence more public and teaching others how to do what they do.

Sad to say, but if you're doing one of these projects you have to be discreet about it.

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[–] 4334204? 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The last thing the government wants is for you to learn that you can live without it meddling in your daily lives.

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[–] fluffernuttins 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

While that action was so absurd and stupid that both liberal and conservative media declared it outrageous, this happened in mid 2013.

The community still exists and has filed a lawsuit, claiming that the raid occured because of an anonymous tip and a flyover of the farm where they thought tomato plants were pot.

SO STUPID.

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[–] Goatinsheepsclothing 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yeah the cartel can't have any competition, they'd cut the governments pay!

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