Local activist nails Town Council; calls out the gun in the room.

Posted January 13th, 2012 by Grey

John Bush, a local activist from Austin, Tx. was previously banned from speaking to Austin City Council for a year, previously. Finally, Council realizes they can't be dictators forever - and allow the man to speak. Ownage ensues.

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CaptainWhomp 3 years 32 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago

While valiant, this guy is missing the point of the gun-in-the-room analogy. It's not literally about guns at all, but about coercive force. It's about the threat of people with guns coming after you if you don't comply with their demands. By his logic, any gun-toting citizen is also guilty of having a gun-in-the-room.

Aside from that, he's got the right ideas, but has probably chosen the wrong forum in order to make progress. Not sure what the point is of just making these guys angry. They're going to play their role no matter what. Being an ass just makes them dislike you more. No matter how much you pwn the other guys, winning more liberty is still the only real goal.

I think he should focus his energy on something constructive in the liberty movement, like organizing, educating, or planning.

I saw it as just that

JamesButabi 3 years 32 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago

I interpreted it just as you hoped would happen Captain. I think he aptly pointed out the monopolistic nature and injustices of the state prior to pointing out the ACTUAL gun in that very room. He even made note that they represented the force of the city as a whole and the need for force to maintain any legitimacy in corrupt system.

Ah, well I guess that's good,

CaptainWhomp 3 years 32 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago

Ah, well I guess that's good, then.

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