Category Archives: Peace

Dear Occupant or President

This Two’s-day is about the relationship between um, our wonderful government here in the United States of America and the citizens who are represented in this great Republic.

Now, there are some anarchists out there who might say it’s really a parasitic gang of thieves and murderers protecting aggressors and thwarting justice, but let’s not “should” our rulers to death. (“Should” term stolen from The Simpsons‘ Brad Goodman self-help guru character, but not used in the following clip, Adjusting Your Self-O-Stat (The Simpsons)).

These malcontents would probably agree with the late, great George Carlin about elections, George Carlin – Why I Don’t Vote.

Dilbert creator Scott Adams’ latest book is How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life.

Dilbert creator Scott Adams on Bill Maher's show.

Anywho, Scott Adams was on Bill Maher’s show explaining Donald J. Trump’s success in the primary and Adams’ prediction of Trump’s victory in the general election, Real Time with Bill Maher: Dilbert Creator Scott Adams (HBO), also embedded below. Since that show, Adams has switched his endorsement from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump, and explains it in this blog post, Why I Switched My Endorsement from Clinton to Trump.

For supporters of Secretary Clinton or other candidates who are thrilled that The Donald did not seem as detailed and logical as Hillary, this too shall pass. Believe me. This is Huge. Not the details, reason, and logic part– but probably the winning part. Oh well.

Don’t believe me? Just ask Michael Moore, Michael Moore melts down on Twitter after debate: ‘It’s over’.

January Meetings in So. Calif.


Geo. McCalip Update on “Fomenting Revolution for Fun and Profit”

Dinah’s Family Restaurant 6521 S. Sepulveda Blvd. (at Centinela Avenue) in West Los Angeles
(310) 645-0456.  The club meets in the separate meeting room behind the main dining area.

7:00  p.m.  Gathering Time
8:00  p.m.  Dinner  (Order from the regular menu)
8:45 p.m.  Announcements                   <–(Note starting time)
9:00 p.m.  Guest Speaker: Geo. McCalip
10:00 p.m. Q & A                                 <–(please hold questions and comments until this time)
10:30  p.m. Adjournment from Dinah’s    <–(please depart the premises at this time)
11:00  p.m. Afters: Mixing and Mingling Lounge- Radisson Hotel 1616 West Centinela Avenue Culver City

Dinner stipulations: $10.00 order minimum plus $3.00 Club Cover Charge

For information on the Karl Hess Club:


In December 2009 Geo. gave a very well received presentation at the Karl  Hess Club wherein he declared that nine years on defense was enough.  In his speech that evening, “Fomenting Revolution for Fun  and Profit,” he laid out a strategy for going on offense with a goal of putting an end to the tickets for revenue scam.

Since then, California Legal Rights Fund has received funding from  various sources and is beginning to put his plan into action.  Geo.’s  speech will give us an update on the latest developments in the battle
to reclaim our rights.  Be there to hear the latest report from the front.


Geo. McCalip is a long time libertarian activist and former resident of AnarchoVillage.  For almost ten years he has run, a  pro bono web site dedicated to helping people fight the California  traffic tickets for revenue scam. This experience led him to found California Legal Rights Fund (CalRights),  an educational non-profit (501(c)(3)) dedicated to educating the people of California as to  their legal rights. (


Our regular venue is Dinah’s Family Restaurant in West Los Angeles.  The address is: 6521 S. Sepulveda Blvd. (at Centinela) (310) 645-0456. The nearest corner is W. Centinela Avenue.

The time for dinner is anytime between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.  You may be seated in the meeting room at that time.  Other restaurant patrons may be there as well until  8 p.m. The club will have exclusive use of the room between 8 and 10:30 p.m. The program will be from 8:45 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. (the restaurant’s doors close at 11 p.m. sharp). Please exit promptly after 10:30 p.m.

Dinah’s minimum for our diner/attendees is $10.00. There is a $3.00 cover to the club (which, with notice, may vary upward by program but will be at least $3.00).  Order off the regular menu. Individual cheques. Pay your own tab.  The club dues will be collected from you.  Please note that KHC attendees must observe the minimum restaurant order.

Thank you to our loyal members for your continued support.

Upcoming Programs Scheduled:

February 21, 2011    Karl Hess IV “Wither Conservation in the 21st Century: More Government or More Liberty?
[200th meeting] SPECIAL DUES: $5.00 (this month only)
March 21, 2011       Speaker and Program TBA [Award Night: The SEK3 Memorial Chauntecleer]
April 18, 2011          Howard Hinman “The Secrets of MERS and the Massive Mortgage Meltdown.”
[7th Samuel Edward Konkin III Memorial Lecture]
May 16, 2011 Ben Pleasants “Erotica” (Tentative topic)


Please join us for the Aftermeeting in the lounge at the Radisson Hotel Culver City.   When we adjourn Dinah’s at 10:30 p.m., proceed to the Radisson and we’ll reconvene for an informal gathering by 11 p.m. until 2 a.m.

The Radisson is at 6161 West Centinela Avenue at Arizona in Culver City 90230-6306 (one  block West of Sepulveda Boulevard).  It is possible to walk from Dinah’s in about two minutes or repark your car on Arizona one minute away.

The lounge is immediately inside the hotel lobby adjacent to the desk.  N.B.:  the available hotel parking is a pay lot.

Park on the street or in the lot at Dinah’s (after hours and at your own risk).  Radisson Telephone: (310) 649-1776

For More Hotel Info, see: Radisson Website:

We will try this a time or two to see how we like it.  It is always possible to return to the Back Stage at a later date.

Upcoming Local Event We Highly Recommend:

INFO BLURB provided by Howard Hinman:

Karl Hess Community Technology Forum

January 13, 2011

Karl Hess Community Technology Forum

Date: Monday January 31, 2011

Location: Asian Buffet (Oriental buffet)
23552 El Toro Rd., Lake Forest, CA 92630
(At Raymond, behind a Chase Bank, near the government library).
Tel: (949) 206-9988 – Fax:  (949) 206-9098

Pre-meeting:  6:00 p.m.
Dinner 7:00 p.m.
Announcements:  7:45 p.m. Howard Hinman, Master of Ceremonies
Presentation: 8:00 p.m. “Who shall we save …  banks … or you?”
Questions: 8:45 p.m. Q&A via written cards for at least the first round of questions.
Close by 9:30 p.m.

Howard Hinman of Orange County, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the event.  In honor of the event, he will offer a Toast to the evening’s festivities.

For the first round of questions, audience members are asked to submit their questions in writing to Master of Ceremonies, so that they may be presented to the speaker most effectively.

Cost is dinner (approximately 15.00 FRNS) plus a 5.00 room charge per attendee.  (Cash only for the room charge please.)   MasterCard and Visa accepted by the restaurant.  Beer and wine available at an additional charge.

Good food.  Some vegetarian dishes available.

For this meeting, leave a reservation message with the subject “OC KHCTF” on the web at or email:

If you have additional questions contact Kent Hastings toll free at 1.877.867-8209 or leave a voice mail message.

Please reserve by 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 30, 2010 so that the restaurant may properly prepare for this Monday evening event.

Currently scheduled dinner talks at the Karl Hess Community Technology Forum include Jenny Cohen of San Diego County on Monday, June 6, 2011.  Her topic is “Gardening and Entrepreneurship”.

While every effort will be made to adhere to this schedule, it is subject to change – with or without notice!

Resilient Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization.  Its mission is to support a resilient community, including respect for personal rights and responsibilities.

For information about this event (other than reservations) and/or future events, please contact Howard Hinman, Director of Communications, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Legal Researcher, at (714) 244-2291.  His email is:


We Also Highly Recommend:

Looking for Hugh, The Capitalist Guidebook, a novel by Leon Weinstein
2009  4780 Poe Avenue Woodland Hills, CA 91364  $12.99
For more information and to order a copy, contact: or 818 716-7064

The author, who was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, started writing plays in high school, going on to direct theatre shows and films.  In 1974 he immigrated to Israel where he organized the Theatre for Youth and was twice nominated for the Best Children’s Show of the Year.  Author of numerous plays, short stories and a variety of political articles, Mr. Weinstein co-founded Weinstein Art Management, in Woodland Hills, which is aimed at providing venues for artists from ex-communist countries. He is currently on a quest to prevent socialism from taking over the United States of America.

The author says that “this book  is an attempt to apply to everyday life the philosophical principles of Ayn Rand and many other proponents of Capitalism and individual freedom. My thanks go to Antoine de Saint Exupery for writing The Little Prince, Lewis Carroll for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, L. Frank Baum for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and Jonathan Swift for Gulliver’s Travels. These four authors were my guiding stars in creating Looking for Hugh.”

It is the story of a  teenage boy searching for his lost friend Hugh in a series of encounters after a ride on a kite to the “Thousand Islands Empire.”  Part fantasy and part polemic, the vignettes portray a series of situations each illustrating different facets of oppression brought about by adherence to various political philosophies.  Intended for adults but accessible to younger readers, the author hopes that this work will serve to educate and inspire those who would champion the ideals of a free society.  This book is very readable and is highly recommended.  Mike says: ****1/2
Available at Amazon:


A new institution of higher learning:  The C. S. Lewis College in Massachusetts

Dr. J. Stanley Mattson, the Founder and President of the C. S. Lewis Foundation, was inspired to use the Foundation to acquire and restore The Kilns, the home in the English countryside Professor Lewis shared with his brother Warren Lewis, and later his wife, Joy Davidman.  Fully restored and updated for practical living, it now serves as a retreat and study centre for scholars.

Over the years the Foundation’s mission has grown and developed to include OxBridge, a tri-ennial convention of those devoted to Lewis and the Inklings which spans a two week period at locations in and around Oxford and Cambridge Universities. In the United States each year there is a series of regional quarterly workshops and retreats held in such locations as San Antonio, Austin, and Navasota, TX; Nashville, TN; San Diego, CA; and Asheville, NC.

The Foundation’s latest project is the C.S. Lewis College which will commence Fall 2012 in its recently purchased campus (the former Northfield Mount Hermon School located in Northfield, Massachusetts), on the site of a college for Christian women founded by evangelist Dwight L. Moody in 1879.

The new institution is the culmination of a four decade long quest of the Foundation to establish a Christian Great Books College somewhere in the United States.

Dr. Mattson, in an article in the Spring 2010 issue of the Chronicles of the C.S. Lewis Foundation, its quarterly newsletter, stressed that C.S. Lewis College will be distinctive in a number of areas, first and foremost in its frank and robust embrace of Christian thought and life.

The curriculum areas envisioned for this fully accredited institution are Great Books, and Visual and Performing Arts. The Great Books curriculum, under development now, will encompass the seminal writings of the greatest thinkers of Western civilization, ranging from physics to politics to poetry and everything in between. A school of Visual and Performing Arts will follow within a few years.

Based on the classical curriculum found in British universities, modified to include the works of some modern writers including C.S. Lewis, Great Books will be one course of study, all works read by each and every student, and individually defended in discussion-based seminars and tutorials.

“This means that students who choose C.S. Lewis College will do so because they desire to assume primary responsibility for their own education,” according to Dr. Mattson.

Initial funding of the school is primarily by Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. which had purchased the campus for the Foundation and provided funds for its operation and capital improvements. Following start up, the College will be funded by a combination of tuition, private donations and grants.

For more information on the C.S. Lewis Foundation and current programs along with news on the college, please visit and

Random End Notes:

The decision was taken to try the Radisson for an Aftermeeting venue by virtue of its very close proximity to our dinner venue and also because it will almost certainly be quieter (if not downright sedate) than the Back Stage.  However, the drinks are likely to be more expensive, so we will want to assess whatever trade off this represents.  Join us, throw in your opinion, and we will listen.

The Karl Hess Club wishes you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year in 2011! Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you often in the new year, and in those that follow.

Audio: Taming the Violence of Faith

Given the shootings in Arizona, it’s timely to publish a link to the audio for Jay Stuart Snelson‘s talk at our Orange County, CA supper club.

(The name of the club is the Karl Hess Community Technology Forum. Karl Hess was a political speechwriter for Barry Goldwater who became a noted Libertarian activist. Karl was also known for promoting off-grid renewable energy, housing and food systems. Congratulations to Make Magazine‘s Green Project Winner: The Global Village Construction Set. The GVCS leader is a fan of the appropriate technology work as described by Karl Hess and I support their project.)

The audio mp3 file khc2010nov29.mp3 is of Jay Stuart Snelson‘s talk at the Karl Hess Community Technology Forum Nov. 29, 2010. I recorded it with the iTalk app on my iPod Touch and did what I could in Audacity and Levelator. Howard Hinman was MC. He is heard bringing the club to order and providing the speaker introduction.

A film released this year, Countdown To Zero, by the makers of An Inconvenient Truth and Food, Inc., confirms Jay Stuart Snelson’s assertion that nuclear weapons are still a very significant threat even if supposedly “the Cold War is over.”

Here’s the trailer for Countdown To Zero at YouTube.