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Exciting Times for Resilient Freedom

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It has been an exciting few weeks for me and the team here at Resilient Ways Foundation. I’ve moved from Lawrence, Kansas to Dayton, Ohio. There is an excellent collection of agorists, anarcho-capitalists, anarchists, and others here which we are working very hard to grow rapidly. One of our leaders here, Melissa Michelle, calls our area “New Somalia.” After all, how many times have statists told us to “move to Somalia” if we don’t like things in ‘merica? She and Dan Sullivan have come up with a flag for New Somalia, complete with grumpy cat and motto “Nunya.” In other

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Working with the People, Avoiding the Government

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Back to index … “Take the children and yourself And hide out in the cellar By now the fighting will be close at hand Don’t believe the church and state And everything they tell you Believe in me, I’m with the high command.” ~ “Silent Running”, Mike and the Mechanics As anarchists, we embrace an ethical framework that depends upon the idea that most, if not all, people are essentially decent, rational, agents. If as a community designer you engage with the outer community, with respect, understanding and compassion? – it is more likely than not that you will be

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Networking Communities Together

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Back to index … “If we do not all hang together, we shall most certainly each be hanged separately.” ~ Ben Franklin Many networks of communities already exist. There are social media platforms that encourage individuals, groups, and companies to create identities and “profiles,” fill them with facts and features, add information in text, images, video, and interact with others. We anticipate creating a highly resilient, private, and censorship-resistant social media platform, and do so with open source tools so that others may follow suit, involving themselves in our social media platform or creating their own. We intend for our

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Lease Arrangements

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Back to index … “To obviate the essential tyranny (coercion) of political administration the proprietary authority, suitably organized, must extend its jurisdiction, and thus its revenues, by itself supplying police and other community services without coercion, out of its own revenues and properties, and thus raise its own values and voluntary incomes.” ~Spencer Heath, Citadel, Market, and Altar, 1946 The master lease for the Somali Free Port was modified by its co-author, Spencer MacCallum, for use with the Seasteading community. The original had been written by Spencer MacCallum, an anthropologist who lives and works in Mexico, and Michael van Notten,

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Crypto-economics, digital coupons, precious metals

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Back to index … “I’ll tell you what I think about the way This city treats her soundest men today; By a coincidence more sad than funny, It’s very like the way we treat our money. The noble silver drachma that of old we were So proud of, and the recent gold coins that Rang true, clean-stamped and worth their weight Throughout the world, have ceased to circulate. Instead the purses of Athenian shoppers Are full of shoddy silver-plated coppers Just so, when men are needed by the nation, The best have been withdrawn from circulation.” – Aristophanes, “The Frogs,”

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Communications & Information Security

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Back to index … “Three may keep a secret if two are dead.” ~ Benjamin Franklin A voluntary communications web, within the community, would be preferable to a single point of failure system. Even an old-style telephone switchboard, with independent power, would enable some independent comms between 2 or more families. A wireless network might also be established, using open-source VPN technology, mesh-nets and the emerging WISPr standard. INFOSEC is about providing, for your information, the same level of protection from intrusion, attack, or theft that you would mitigate using physical security (PHYSEC). If you think of INFOSEC in similar

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Physical Security, Search and Rescue, “Bugging Out”

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Back to index … “A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” ~ George S. Patton Maintaining physical security of a community is important – but it is also important to note that many of the assumptions we make about the relative “danger” or “safety” of our communities can be flawed, anecdotal, and based on prejudice. One of the reasons for choosing a rural community is to avoid “squares on the murder map” – places in the USA (counties) where murders occur. You could argue that “rural” means lower population, therefore lower incidences of

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Education and Learning

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Back to index … “It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations. Precisely one of the most gratifying results of intellectual evolution is the continuous opening up of new and greater prospects.” ~ Nikola Tesla Much if not all of the success of a community is linked to its ability to learn, to store and index knowledge from others, derive new sources of information, and to maintain necessary roles. But does this imply public

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Health & Wellness

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Back to index … “Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” ~ Ben Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac People want to live long, healthy lives. People do not want their lives suddenly cut short by injury nor by illness, and they want to be healthy, vibrant, and capable their entire life. We believe in an integrated approach to the whole human, including all aspects of health. People have physical bodies, but they are clearly more than their physical bodies because we know that when a body is no longer living, it is not what

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