Honesty Cannot Exist without Consistency

Honesty Cannot Exist without Consistency

Honesty cannot exist without consistency. This statement may be obvious or it may be obscure, but the truth of this statement is unwavering. Honesty is based on consistently embracing truth and applying it to your every action, whether it is to your advantage or not. Sometimes honesty stings. Sometimes it hurts almost more that a person can endure. But if you are committed to the truth you have to be committed to consistent honesty, no matter the consequences.

An example of this can be found in Walter Block’s great book “Defending the Undefendable” where Block simply applies libertarian principles to everyday situations. He shows in his book that you can’t own your reputation, since it exists only in the minds of other people. Taking this principle further should lead the consistent libertarian to conclude that it would be immoral to use the aggression of government to punish someone for smearing your reputation. On a personal level, I have been attacked numerous times by a wide variety of internet trolls, internet tough-guys, internet geniuses, and internet celebrities. None of these individuals has had the guts to say squat to me in real life, but over the internet they are amazingly brave, even to the point of pretending to be me, copying my web site, and even attempting to scare me with physical threats. On several occasions, “laws” were broken and I could have taken “legal” action to have these people dealt with according to the standards of the government. In each case I chose to be honest by consistently embracing the core principles that I am bound to by my own honor.

I should note here; I use words like “principles” “honest” “consistent” and “honor” very carefully. Every day I look in the mirror and the face I see looks back at me. I cannot lie to that face, neither can I escape its stare. If I violate what I preach, the eyes in that mirror will never look at me the same again. I hold myself accountable by looking in those eyes every day.

Unfortunately I expect the same standard of behavior from friends, family, acquaintances, peers, and everyone else I encounter. When they fail that test, I move them to a separate category; not trust worthy. Think about that; not worthy of my trust. Such is the case with Stefan Molyneux, as has been documented in excess of late, but now I have to add Walter Block to that list. I have complained about Block’s inconsistencies before, but now, after seeing him attempt to wiggle a justification in this article, I am forced to categorize him as just another inconsistent statist.

After all, anyone can talk the talk. It only matters when we walk the walk. Unlike a Hollywood actor, I live the things I preach.

Ben Stone

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0446 pc381 Davi Barker Talks About Doxing

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With Ben Stone

Davi Barker joins Ben to talk about doxing, authority, zombies, and if we really need a Great Man .

Links:

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Stefan Molyneux; Two People Who Were in His Inner Circle

Stefan Molyneux; Two People Who Were in His Inner Circle from the Freedom Feens Radio.

Follow the link above to the Freedom Feens Radio (real radio) website and have a listen to the story of two people who were in the “inner circle” at Freedomain Radio (not an actual radio show).

Side commentary by Ben Stone:

Why pick on a “leader” of the movement? Why not embrace our common ground and just get along? Why is this important?

Let me answer these three critical questions:

1 – Why pick on a “leader” of the movement?

The better question would be; how can an anarchist movement have a leader? And specifically how can an anarchist movement have a leader who’s actions can’t be questioned or criticized? I will have no leader and I will be the leader of none. I can and will question the intentions and the actions of anyone I wish. This is not a point of negotiation.

2 – Why not embrace our common ground and just get along?

The only common ground I will embrace is truth. When someone lies, as it has been clearly demonstrated that Stefan Molyneux has done, I have no common ground with them. This is not a point of negotiation.

3 – Why is this important?

This is important because these principles that I live by are the basis of why anything at all is important to me. THE first principle is truth. When truth is violated, everything else becomes meaningless. Stef takes damaged hurting people and uses them for his own gain, while damaging them further. If we cannot stand against this from within our community, what do we really stand for? I stand for truth. This is not a point of negotiation.

Ben Stone

The accused:

StefanMolyneux

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0445 pc380 Ki Returns Again, Part 2 of 2

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With Ben Stone

Part 2 of 2, Ki returns to the podcast to discuss the sin of voting, blasphemous “law makers”, how minimum wages create drug problems, and agorism.

Links:

Ki

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0444 pc379 Ki Returns Again, Part 1 of 2

Bad Quaker Podcast
With Ben Stone

Part 1 of 2, Ki returns to the podcast to discuss agorism, the police state, history, drugs, and stupid Marines.

Ki

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Is Stefan Molyneux a Hypocrite for Using the Government Gun?

Is Stefan Molyneux a Hypocrite for Using the Government Gun?

by Ben Stone

When Ron Paul used the government gun to take down a fan site on the internet, I stood against the atrocity and named Ron Paul as an inconsistent hypocrite. See THIS LINK for my article titled I Accuse Ron Paul. I cannot grant Stefan Molyneux different treatment or I too would be a hypocrite. Unless I am made aware of some new evidence to the contrary, I have to assume Stefan Molyneux is a worse hypocrite than Ron Paul since Molyneux has specifically attacked the concept of “Intellectual Property” whereas some made the excuse for Ron Paul that he was somehow ignorant of the argument or ignorant of the actions of his handlers.

Stefan can feel free to contact me if he wishes to discuss this issue or this article, however if his psychotic followers try to pack this site with crazy nonsense, as is their tendency, I will simply delete their comments.

Links:

  • The story at techdirt
  • The story at Reddit
  • The actual videos in question can be found HERE
  • A fun new ad by the Freedom Feens can be found HERE

Please watch this 8:28 video explaining the situation:

The accused:

StefanMolyneux

This note added September 9th, 2014:
Some people were offended at the phrase above; “…if his psychotic followers try to pack this site with crazy nonsense, as is their tendency, I will simply delete their comments.”
Mostly the ones offended were his psychotic followers and they tried to pack this site with nonsense. Mostly I deleted them. To prove my point, consider what Michael Dean suffered at the hands of these people. They have attacked him on various web sites, created videos attacking him, and even threatened him. That’s what Stef’s slaves do.

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0443 pc378 Jim Babb, Theories and Chemtrails

Bad Quaker Podcast
With Ben Stone

Ben Stone and James Babb discuss critical thinking, conspiracy theories, and chemtrails.

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Links:

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Ben Stone Spreads Anarchy on the Radio

Ben Stone Spreads Anarchy on the Radio

Ben Stone joined Michael Dean on the Freedom Feens Radio Show, live on 25 stations across America. Click HERE to listen to Michael and Ben.

Ben in Branson Missouri picking Ronald Reagan’s nose.

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Ben Stone with Jeff Berwick on Anarchast

Ben Stone was interviewed by Jeff Berwick of Dollar Vigilante, for the Anarchast show. You can find it by following THIS LINK

Jeff_Berwick

An audio version will be available soon.

 

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Ben Stone at ZeroGov

Bill Buppert from ZeroGov had some questions for Ben Stone.

You can read all about it here.

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