A Pirates Life is the Life for Me

in palnet •  last year  (edited)

The following is from https://pirateswithoutborders.com

First Letter of Captain Marque

Humanity's long pursuit of freedom is full of desperate complaints against the Crown. Rulers and subjects alike have penned countless flowery documents claiming to limit the Crown's hostility with signed agreements. But today any observer can see that all these poetic social contracts have been impotent to prevent the Crown's predation, or worse, they have authorized it. Those they propped up as our liberators are now subsisting on our bondage. Limited government is a lie they cultivated to keep us submissive.

Stripped of its grandiose rhetoric, the essence of the Crown has always been rule by force. Every euphemism has only enshrined the violence inherent in the system, embodied not only by the enforcers, but in every courthouse, school and post office. Everywhere the Crown tells you, "Obey, or else." Well, I've had enough of centralized force.

I am no revolutionary. I have no desire to reform your system, or run it my way. If you want your servile life, keep it. But know that the Crown can never be trusted to abide by its founding charters, nor to keep its treaties, nor even to play by its own rules. Put simply, the Crown cannot be trusted. That's why I raised my black banner, why I'm opting out.

The folly of revolutions is that they only reset the cycle of violence. My aim is to break that cycle, and abandon the madness of expecting different results. My aim is an evolved society of individuals, invisible to the Crown. And, evolution requires viable mutation, not a new hierarchy, but new modes of horizontal innovation.

Liberation requires collaboration between free thinkers without infringement or censorship. In another age, we could meet in public spaces. Today, avoiding the Crown's surveillance requires we exchange encrypted communication.

Energy independence turns the gears of the visionary's imagination, and grants us individual control of our modern lives. No meaningful alternative to the Crown's system can be achieved without exploring decentralized energy production and storage to create heat, power and incredible new tools.

Flourishing in our new autonomy requires that we construct secure habitats in which to dwell. Cutting edge materials and methods provide unimaginable new options, allowing us greater mobility, and access to many previously uninhabitable environments.

The privateers of the Crown have turned our food and water into subtle poisons, making us vulnerable in mind and body. Therefore it is essential to cultivate our own heirloom nutrition and healthful water to repair and improve our bodies.

The Crown has conspired with the medical industry to ensnare us in a web of control and dependency.

To avoid their notions and potions it is essential to take responsibility for our own health, and pursue sound medical science.

The Crown has claimed regulatory control of every means of conveyance, stifling the free travel of individuals and their property. This is an intolerable act. Superior transportation technologies already exist, but are suppressed by regulations.

Humanity's labor has been greatly expanded by the use of machines. We must maintain decentralized automation for the future use of labor saving and humanity serving tools, or we will be victims of the Crown's automatons.

Living in the information age has not insulated us from misinformation. When the Crown controls education it controls the very lens through which we see the world. Above all, we must teach truth to our young, to let them see the world as it is.

Obviously this is not an exhaustive list of all the tools at our disposal. The truths of the natural world work just as well for us as for any others. The road ahead requires vast and decentralized efforts and experimentation by diverse and disconnected parties. The strength of a network is not in it's unity but in it's decentralization, leaving no one point of failure, no centralized figure, no critical junction for the Crown to target.
So, bow down to your finely-dressed abusers, if you wish. Let them pat your heads as they slip their hands in your pockets.

We won't force you to live our way, but we will not submit to living your way. We are not your property. And, when you are ready to stop being their beast of burden, ready for adventure and opportunity, come join us on the high seas. We will not be hard to find.

This statement is the first letter of captain marque a project created by @ernesthancock and is a philosophy I have come to hold in my heart. It's a powerful passage that I believe is important to share.

I believe to create real change in this world all we need to do is start saying no to the current system, making it irrelevant, and opting completely out of it. I have personally resolved the best path for myself is to build the new systems for resiliency using modern technology. Make the new systems so compelling, teach them to like minded people, and produce so much abundance that it will look foolish to stay within the old system.

This is why I will fly the pirate flag and work for the evolution of humanity to exist on the next level.

Yours in liberty toward a brighter future,
Greg Doud @makinstuff

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Ahoy, mate! Permission to come aboard?

Aye aye me hearty!

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I have hitherto been unaware of Ernest Hancock, to my detriment. Great writing, conveying obdurate truths.

"I believe to create real change in this world all we need to do is start saying no to the current system, making it irrelevant, and opting completely out of it. I have personally resolved the best path for myself is to build the new systems for resiliency using modern technology. Make the new systems so compelling, teach them to like minded people, and produce so much abundance that it will look foolish to stay within the old system."

I completely agree. Our overlords parasitize our every act. They tax our wages, our homes, our food, and if the Climate Alarmists get their way, they'll tax our very breath. By adopting decentralized means of production, like aquaponics, 3D printing, mesh networks, and cryptocurrencies, a wholly new paradigm becomes potential. AI is central to this evolution. Not Skynet AI, but apps like those on our phones already. Excel is an example I have used, because it harnesses the skill and work output of a thousand accountants and all it's users need to do is put the right inputs into the right places.

Programs that run 3D printers, tend your aquaponics grow, and manage automated processes of every kind are eventuating, built by devs involved in those niches. Advanced tech can be daunting, because most of us have been trained to be averse to learning by our painful public school indoctrinations, so AI becomes a key part of decentralizing and enabling people that aren't Ag school graduates and don't want to be to have an aquaponics system that feeds them.

As we produce our own goods and services, we don't pay someone else to make them, and that transaction cannot be parasitized because it didn't happen. The more we use decentralized means of production, the more of our labor and work we get to keep. The more we keep, the less we feed our oppressive overlords. Across all fields of industry, decentralization is the cutting edge of technological advance, and the myriad parasitic flea bites we suffer today that drain away our time and treasure in our every transaction are prevented, because we don't transact in the legacy systems that feed corporations.

As development continues, and the increase in prosperity and freedom early adopters demonstrate becomes more apparent, ever more people will seek to use the tools that are setting people free from their parasites. Eventually, inevitably, being parasitized will be consigned to the dustbin of history, and people will marvel that we ever tolerated it for a minute. As a result, the flow of assets to overlords will shrivel and one day end completely.

I have been myself learning how to weld and fashion common plastics lately, between gigs and reading. I am preparing to get into 3D printing, and learning about the properties of plastics, as I intend to see how far I can push the tech.

We're just getting started. But that's how every journey begins.


This reply is the most succinct explanation of what I perceive as the liberation of humanity from this current death and debt paradigm. It will indeed take time, but as long as the folks who see how powerful they can become by taking ownership of themselves and exploring the use of these new technologies to become a hub of knowledge and production for your community. This is a really great low cost printer that @kodaxx reccomended to me in a past podcast https://www.creality3donline.com/creality-ender-3-pro-3d-printer_p0117.html

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I am looking at a creality CR10s. I had been wanting the CR10 5s, but there were reports of problems with the large build size, and I didn't want to overcomplicate my initial learning curve.


Fuck yes. Let me come on your ship. We used to fly a pirate flag on the truck that we lived in and in our back garden when we lived in England full stop when we left we gave the flag to the neighbours. They had a thing with flags and would find particular ones on certain days of the year. After we move to Australia they use to fly the pirate flag on the anniversary of are leaving every single year. Resistance and really resilience and self sufficiency. Teach Yourself the tools to be independent of stupid fucking systems that limit you and keep you under control. That's why I think making stuff is pirate and Punk and awesome. It says I can do it myself so don't make me buy your stupid product and do your stupid thing because I don't need it. Anyway I have to go because I have bills to pay haha

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Wlecome above the grid my friend, where we're going we don't need roads. You get it @riverflows everyone that disobeys and opts out by not giving their money over to the institutions they don't wish to support , but choosing to put that money into themselves, and others whom are creating new systems are creating real change in a positive direction.

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I'm with you on that!
Saying no to the current system and having
Abundance for all!

You are a great inspiration for that future @porters. It's a message that many can get behind I believe.

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Is that a portable autonomous habitat?

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This is the goal for it @gustavomonraz, and what I hope to demonstrate each capability living on my land off grid with onboard water generation, solar power, food production via the transport of aquaponics/microgreens farming, Caterpillar tunnel greenhouse, ham radio communications, and structure creation using aircrete.

Howdy sir makinstuff! Beautifully written. I couldn't agree more and this would apply to every modern country that I know of.

Thank you fine sir, there is no need wasting your time on this current system. If we put it aside as a distraction we can build the new ways that will leave behind the current paradigm of death and debt.

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I hope it can actually be done sir makinstuff! It could be the dawning of a new age.

It is my highest of hope's, in my mind we are already there.

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We sure need to be and I hope it's coming to that!

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