Lies of Omission

Lies of Omission
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Monday, September 18, 2017

Not Enough

I have been buoyed by the support we have gotten from hundreds of people both while making the film Lies of Omission and by those who have purchased it from the website. None of it was ever done to support me as a person, but to support the message that those in the film were trying to bring to those less astute than the average reader of this blog and many others. It is and always has been a tool to help educate those who will not read The Road To Serfdom or anything else that might expand their understanding of the predicament the people of this nation are in. I hope it is, and we tried to make it, something that even the astute can value for the perspectives that it brings forth by the people we interviewed.

And, then there is the other side of this issue which is to take to task our efforts as foolish and just plain wrong. Well, this wouldn't be a collection of individualists if we didn't disagree about all sorts of things. I certainly have my disagreements with any number of individuals and organizations, but I recognize that it does no good to air my disagreements when I can just as easily address the issues in private e-mails if I feel it is important to do so.

Over the years there are those who have wondered why I have not gotten off the porch. Okay, valid enough question. But first, there is the mistaken assumption that I have not gotten off the porch. Putting every dime of my available funds toward things like the film, the Siege of DC, the Constitutionalist, the Patcons I have paid for myself and on and on is somehow not getting off the porch? Putting myself out there for ridicule and harassment by the IRS isn't getting off the porch? My family would not agree that I have stayed on the porch when so much has been sacrificed to pursue liberty and they know that when it comes to "nut-cutting" time, they will lose out again, but we aren't there, yet.

The reason we are not there, yet is because of this fed-infused movement, this destroy everyone that takes a different tack or comes at the problem from a different angle than someone else attitude that permeates this group, if you can call it that. It is that division that makes this group impotent, because every action requires not only leaders, but those willing to follow and it is the second category that we lack. Where I have led, I have done so, because no one else was going in the direction I thought we should go, or I would have followed someone else. It would have been much cheaper and less demanding on me if I would have been able to simply donate to someone else's "Gone With The Wind" production of a pro-liberty film. Lord knows I didn't need to do this for me, but I saw I was capable of it and that it needed to be done. Because, guess what? There are no reinforcements without things like Lies of Omission that points out the need for reinforcements.

Okay, I have done what I consider to be my duty and will continue to promote the film here and elsewhere, because I owe it to those who gave us the time to do their interviews and those who would benefit from hearing what they had to say. The rest of it, the insults, the criticisms I will take as part of the price of doing what I felt was right and putting my effort and funds toward it and when that time comes that I have to look at my grandkids in the eye (if I'm still around) and explain what I did to stop this insanity, I will have a list. Then, I will explain that had half of this group been willing to follow instead of lead, we might have made a difference, but not enough of us would do it.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Genocide: The Collectivist Answer

The Washington Times published an article about the effort to hold "climate change deniers" legally culpable for their views. It is just another case of never let truth or science get in the way of the religion of anthropogenic global warming.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma were going to incite the collectivists in the global warming cult; that was a given. But it illuminates the current state of collectivism in the liberal solar system, which is: it is okay to attack someone they consider a "Nazi" and the definition of Nazi might be anything they find contrary to the collectivist mantra; Ben Shapiro, by his very existence, is guilty of rhetorical thuggery whenever he speaks against the collectivist agenda and those who find enough science to doubt the anthropogenic source of global warming can be jailed.

What we see is that the collectivist liberals are in the process of criminalizing opposition to the tenets of their death cult, paving the way for them to engage in genocide. As drastic or sensationalized as that seems, it is verifiable from the origins of every genocide ever committed.

The first step, always, is to demonize or blame the intended victim for the ills of society as in blaming capitalism for poverty; Christianity for feelings of immorality; white people for the social condition of minorities. And, where there is no evidence that there is a connection between any of these causes and effects, the personal testimonial of a liberal who FEELS that there is a connection is good enough for government work.

In thinking through collectivism, it becomes quickly apparent that the solution to all social ills is government. The solution never is more liberty or less regulation, even though that may be the exact solution to any given social issue. The goal of collectivism is more government and control. Despite the obvious conclusion that all collectivism ever yields is a field full of bodies to be covered up and the misery of the average citizen, collectivists are never deterred. They are either evil enough to lust for the genocide or foolish enough to believe that it will lead to a better world, they all still agree that a genocide is necessary to either heal the planet or rid the world of opponents, but genocide is the answer.

To witness the objectivization of a whole group of people is breath-taking. Having grown up in the shadow of World War II, being informed of all of the actions of the German people and shaking one's head at how that could ever take place has given way to watching it take place in America. It is a narrower and narrower path one must walk to avoid physical harm; it is a narrower and narrower thought path that one must adhere to to avoid ridicule, defamation and ostracization. Say the wrong thing and one can be made unhireable, even if that statement were true.

The collectivist has no interest in the truth, because compliance with even the most outrageously false statement must be accepted and recited. To deviate is to lose everything. This is why racial issues don't have anything to do with racism, why gender issues don't have anything to do with gender, why feminist issues don't have anything to do with misogyny. These are simply the tenets of the religion of collectivism and being able to accurately recite the appropriate response to any issue arising regarding any of them is the key to social acceptance. In reality, it is all just designed to "other" capitalists or republican ideals. To make capitalism or the Constitution deplorable and therefore punishable for speaking of such things. This is how one gets to genocide.

Don't think there is a path toward compliance that includes just having a different view point, they will continually move the goal post for you, the filthy capitalist.


 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Mr. Jeff Sessions

Apparently, we are going to have to deluge Jeff Session's office with demands. Whatever happened to the idea of being able to count on the law enforcement offices to do their job? What level of criminality must be present before the Attorney General will take the steps to hold everyone accountable. The fact is, none of us would have gotten away with what the rich and powerful have gotten away with on television.

Yeah, I know it's been this way for a long time and there is nothing new under the sun, but I had some respect for Jeff Sessions before he became Attorney General and I thought he would be a good AG, because he had always struck me as a law and order guy, no matter which way the blade of justice cut. I don't think that anymore. I have given him time to get his organization in line and start pursuing the obvious criminals standing right in front of him, but he hasn't.

Now, we learn that Lois Lerner, the woman who used the IRS to attack me, little old me, simply because I had gone to a thing called "Take the Townhalls to DC" where a bunch of us met up in Washington DC and went through the House of Representatives, to each of our representative's offices and demanded answers of the staff there and implored them not to pass Obamacare, I was attacked. Within two weeks of this event, I found an IRS agent in my office demanding to see my records. "Where are your papers, Mr. Davis?"

My business was investigated and when they found nothing in 2009, they moved on to 2010 and when they found nothing in 2010 and I was shutting down my business for lack of economic activity in 2011, they found something, or created something. I still maintain that I made every payment, filed every return, but mysteriously, they lost the last return I filed. I guess they waited to try and find something legitimate before they "created" a violation, but I could produce no evidence that I paid it, no canceled check, nothing. Maybe I did miss it, I just don't think so, but since I couldn't prove I paid it, eventually I did pay the required amount. Though they had threatened me with owing them several hundred thousand dollars, they settled for the $3,400 that I actually may have not paid.

Mr. Sessions, you have no idea the thousands of conservatives who were put through hell by the agents of Ms. Lerner. To give her a pass when there was no forgiveness on her side, when the most ruthless of tactics were used as a bludgeon by her and her agents, I cannot fathom your leniency other than corruption. This, sir, is what makes radicals out of the common man. This obvious double-standard for the rich and powerful against the common laborer, who struggles to pay taxes, who has their profits sacrificed to pay for the excesses of others can drive one mad.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Oathkeepers Requests Volunteers

12 Round Productions is on the verge of some very positive developments, but others have failed to develop, so I am holding my tongue when it comes to who, what and where. The middle of this month will be important for us. But, I cannot go forward without addressing a few things that come to mind.

It has been brought up more than once that there is a sort of joy taken in the difficulties of one of our own. I don't understand that, but I have felt it. I thought the III% would support us. I thought the Oathkeepers would support us. I thought big blog sites would support us. I thought gun stores would support us. While we have gotten support from some of all of those groups, there has been no blanket support or real encouragement. But, it is for each to decide for themselves what they want to encourage and what they want to discourage. I just thought that with our ability to help so many other liberty-focused efforts that even those who did not particularly support Lies of Omission might want to support our ultimate purpose.

But, we are adults and recognize that it is our company to grow and our support to track down, tackle and bring back to the cave.

I bring this up, because it goes deeper than just 12 Round Productions and Lies of Omission. I noticed in the news where Oathkeepers were asking for volunteers, i.e., retired police officers to help to secure a warehouse down in Texas where supplies were being shipped, but also subject to hijacking by the locals as the warehouse is in a bad neighborhood where gangs and crime are rampant. Well, having been snubbed by Stewart Rhodes where Lies of Omission is concerned, even though it benefits, or could benefit to a great deal, the memory of his good friend Mike Vanderboegh, my first instinct was to play the old, "where were they when we could have used their help" sort of routine. Then, I realized I was falling into the same nonsense I had just been criticizing. So, I won't.

What Stewart Rhodes and Oathkeepers are asking for are professionals, who can recognize a threat and deal with it effectively.

I have always hated that aspect of this factionalized community, where one will not assist another because their sense of ethics have been violated, or they once talked to someone who had violated their sense of ethics and there are just as many who refuse to assist THAT one because somewhere along the lines of 20 some years of activism they had stepped out of the lines of another group, or once spoke to someone who had.

What Oathkeepers are asking for is good and decent and they don't really want my help, but I will gladly support what they are trying to do.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Pro-Liberty Film Needs Support

Lies of Omission was supposed to do more than preserve the voices and perspectives of Mike Vanderboegh, David Codrea, Matt Bracken, Kit Perez, Claire Wolfe and Gun Owners of America's Larry Pratt. It was supposed to fuel an engine (12 Round Productions) to counter the collectivist agenda. It was supposed to extend out into the community highlighting other efforts and organizations. We had some good follow-up films we wanted to do, primarily The Vanderboegh Tapes, which was to be a two-disc set of the full interview with Mike Vanderboegh, which would be a financial loser, but a cultural boon. We had hoped to be able to absorb those costs through the profits from Lies of Omission.

A film of this type does not make it through the normal routes, there were no grants to obtain or funding sources looking for a conservative, pro-liberty message. They did want LGBTQ films, they did want tales of Social Justice Warrior actions and BLM accounts of protests (riots). That is what we were up against and what YOUR message of liberty and freedom are up against, a wide and persistent message that everything you believe in is wrong. We had hoped to be a force against all of that.

This is a difficult post to write, because we have had a great deal of support for Lies of Omission, but there has been criticism from inside the ranks. The truth is, we have done what we set out to do. We preserved the voices and perspectives of six liberty activists that, for the most part, have gotten little or no positive attention in the past. This film will exist long after all of us are gone and that, to me, is success, but it squanders a great opportunity to do much more.

While a lot of people deserved to be better compensated for their efforts on the film, no one would feel cheated if we were unable to compensate them any further. Those very few who have contributed to the creation of The Vanderboegh Tapes in advance can have their funds refunded with a note that there is not enough interest to follow through.

I have paid attention to the well-meaning detractors, who often mentioned that we should have gone straight to VOD and forget the DVD, but that comes with some problems from my perspective. One is, they can take down the internet at the most crucial time for Team Freedom, or delete any of those files from Amazon, YouTube, Netflix and etc., for "hate speech" violations. Gone! That can't happen with a DVD, sure it is a little old-fashioned, but the durability and portability is unparalleled. And, we will go to VOD in a few months, VOD distribution has evolved from the days when one needed permission from a distributor and a distribution deal. Today, it can be done with listing fees and little or no "piece" to the distributor, because it exists as a one-time setup on the major subscription sites with SEO. As long as it exists on the subscription service, then it is largely our responsibility to drive demand and build awareness.

Make no mistake, we are not abandoning ship, but Lies of Omission is beginning to look more like a one-off rather than the start of something beneficial for any number of groups and individuals who have been involved in the fight for liberty for decades and even some of those innovative younger organizations like TPUSA, which was in the sites as well.

But, you CAN still do something. You can change the course of events. You can put us back on track by supporting and promoting Lies of Omission with DVD purchases, telling your local talk show host about the film and 12 Round Productions and what we are trying to accomplish. You can suggest the film as curriculum in home school organizations. You can go to IMDb.com and rate the film high to get the attention of distributors who actually pay an advance.

No matter which way this goes, it has been a pleasure to work with those who made Lies of Omission possible.

Those Who Seek Power

The recall effort in Custer County, Colorado is more than a small town problem being dealt with, it is instructive as to how politics in this nation must be done. It is self defense, it is defending the homestead from invaders, because if you realize that these county commissioners had drafted legislation and were intent on pursuing a policy whereby a person could be jailed for repairing a broken outdoor light fixture (typically a yard light on a farm or ranch) in the interest of perhaps 6 or 7 other collectivists who wanted to eliminate "light pollution" in a rural mountain village and surrounding county and still think that the overwhelming majority shouldn't toss them out on their ears, then we will never understand each other. And, to the degree that this course of action might be emulated elsewhere, where the collectivist hooks be extracted by legal force, this is a good thing.

Collectivists operate by deception, it is their trademark, and these three individuals, having secured their seats one at a time, masquerading as conservatives to a largely disinterested population with much more to worry about than the actions of a county commission sworn to defend the Constitution, simply picked a few "Rs" on the list and gave it no more thought, until the Trojan Horse candidates revealed themselves for their true natures.

Ann Bathrop and Ann Willson took it upon themselves, being nothing more than ticked off women who had been betrayed, like every other resident of Custer County and dug into the statutes to discover the long and arduous process of having all three commissioners recalled at the same time, a monumental task, but not beyond their abilities nor their energy and they succeeded.

What was the response from these representatives of the people? Of course they came into the meeting bothered, angry and belligerent with the air of people who have told the citizens to pack sand only to have that sand thrown back at them. Who did these little people think they were? They were, by God, the rightful rulers of their domain, the owners of the seats in which those belligerent asses sat. Sometimes that has to be recalled and emphasized, if for no other reason that to put the next thug in line on notice.

Unfortunately, this is not a victory dance, but rather a well-deserved respite and a chance to gather strength before the push begins to have those seats filled with other, more appropriate posteriors in the coming months, but for the two Ann's it is a job well done and a grateful county thanks you for your tireless effort. Had they any interest, these are two of the people who should rightfully take those seats, but as I have noted before: "the people who seek power are hardly ever the ones who should possess it."

Friday, August 25, 2017

T.L. on Michael Dukes Show

Tune in Aug 25th at 10am EST T.L. Davis will be on the Michael Dukes Show discussing Lies of Omission on Firearms Friday out of Anchorage, AK Michael Dukes Radio





http://radio.securenetsystems.net/v5/KBYR


Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Vanderboegh Tapes

It has felt good to get back to my usual political commentary instead of the constant shilling for the DVD of Lies of Omission, but sometimes something comes along that has to be shared with those who helped to fund it and have taken the time and purchased the DVD.
http://sangredecristosentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/081817-24.pdf
The readable copy of the article is here.

David has done an immense amount of work to help get this DVD into the hands of the people who can use it to its fullest and we appreciate it greatly. The purpose of the DVD is to have something to hand off to someone who can use it. We want it to be disseminated. There will come a time when we go the Video On Demand (VOD) route and that is being put in place as we speak, but if you haven't noticed, time is of the essence. It also takes anywhere from 3-6 months to realize any proceeds from VOD and we are in the process of filming B-roll for the next project which we are revealing today for those who have not purchased the DVD, who are already aware of the Vanderboegh Tapes.

The Vanderboegh Tapes will be the full interview with Mike Vanderboegh, who has insights and intimate knowledge of events surrounding Waco, Oklahoma City, Fast and Furious, the militia movement and the Clinton crimes as well as his evolution from communist "killer tomato" to founder of the III% Movement.

We will not be seeking donations for Vanderboegh Tapes, the whole idea of Lies of Omission was to set up a process by which we can produce these types of films from the economic engine of previous projects. There is a way to get a discount on the Vanderboegh Tapes with a coupon in the case of Lies of Omission, but aside from that this project will be internally funded.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Radio Interview

Radio interview with Dan Lynch on KUBC 580 AM this morning Aug 17th.http://580kubc.com/t-l-davis-wrote-and-produced-lies-of-ommission/ A lot of information about the film, not enough on where to purchase which is http://12roundproductions.com or http://liesofomission.com

I need to get better at this, but time flies and I get too involved in the issues being discussed. Okay, I admit it.  

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Charlottesville Doctrine

Further demonstration of the fact that the terms Republican and Democrat have no meaning is the way the cowards and traitors of the Republican establishment have come out in favor of Antifa, the new KKK of both parties. There is no other way to interpret the vehemence with which the Bushes, Rubio, McCain, Cory Gardener, etc, etc have attacked Trump for pointing out the simple fact that violence was unleashed on the white supremacists and Nazis at the Charlottesville protest.

Like 'em or not, the white supremacists and Nazi's had a permit to rally and it was the responsibility of the state to protect that right and to protect the demonstrators. Those who did not have a permit were the Antifa counter-demonstrators, who arrived with weapons and the intent to inflict injury on the protesters. This is a coordinated attack on other Americans aided and abetted by the state and city governments.

What Antifa, with the help of government officials, including the police department and state police, have demonstrated to the entire nation, is that if someone has a point of view with which one disagrees, perhaps even vehemently, it should be countered with violence. I don't know what other message to take from the events of Charlottesville. It is a free for all.

In the days of the republic, folks like me allowed for these diverse opinions and points of view and allowed for peaceful demonstrations on behalf of opinions I found detestable, but no longer. Now that the principles of the republic have been done away with and civil discourse obliterated with violence, the sense of dedication to those principles is quickly diminishing.

Before, it was always a trade off, in order to have a civil society the worst points of view had to be tolerated. Now, when I see someone burn an American flag I no longer have to reflect on the whole purpose of the First Amendment and freedom of speech, I can (and should) as dictated by the Charlottesville Doctrine, stomp their head in.

This is the Charlottesville Doctrine: Protests held and engaged in by individuals with disgusting and socially objectionable points of view should be met with violence.

The Charlottesville Doctrine, just so you feel morally secure in these attacks is supported by U.S. Senators on both sides of the aisle. House of Representatives from both sides of the aisle, the media, judges, police officers, governors, mayors and state police. Have at it!

I discussed this on 580AM KUBC Aug 7 http://580kubc.com/t-l-davis-wrote-and-produced-lies-of-ommission/

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