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Pro-Mutant. Freedom of Speech. Learn by Publishing.

Children Need to Automatically Follow Flushing Should Should.  11 x 8.5 inches.  Photocopy.  Circa 1987. Today, self-publishing means a moment of interaction with a global communication and tracking node you carry in your pocket.  In the 1980s, self-publishing meant hours leaning over a photocopy machine.  If you were

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Untitled.  8.5 x 11 inches.  Paper, glue. By 1992 I was well underway in my trajectory through anarchism (and out the other side).  This is the sort of poster I was making and posting on telephone poles in Knoxville, Tennessee that year. The image is of Wilhelm Reich and his cloudbuster machine.  Making posters as [R

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Accomplishments.  Ink, 3.5″ x 4″.  Circa 1984-1985. My earliest self-published work was seized and destroyed by a middle-school teacher in 1978-1979.  My self-published work between then and 1987, when I started publishing OVO, is not well preserved.  This is one of very few items that remain.  Here we see

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One hundred and one years ago today… British Pathe: Emily Davison Throws Herself Under The Kings Horse Wikipedia: “Emily Wilding Davison (11 October 1872 – 8 June 1913) was a militant activist who fought for women’s suffrage in Britain. She was jailed on nine occasions and force-fed 49 times. She is best

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Successfully Amusing I know Trevor Blake, and he is not a “failed egoist.” First of all because you really can’t fail at being an egoist, and second of all, because he gets more enjoyment out of his life than most people and avoids jobs better as well. But the essay his book is named after […]

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A Reminder from Selective Service.  Collage, paper and glue.  1984. My earliest self-published work was seized and destroyed by a middle-school teacher in 1978-1979.  My self-published work between then and 1987, when I started publishing OVO, is not well preserved.  This is one of very few items that remain. I register

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Marxism has a long and well-­known history of emerging from the working class, that group who through no fault of their own are impoverished and without political power. We start with Karl Marx (born to a wealthy family) and his comrade Friedrich Engles (born to a wealthy family). Their writing inspired Vladimir Lenin (bor

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Welcome to the Easter Challenge! Our panel of experts – Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and our Mystery Guest – have two thousand years to give consistent answer to simple questions about the resurrection of Christ. No proof is required, only consistent answers. Our questions are prepared by Dan Baker, author of Losing Faith

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I offer my thanks to Mr. James E. Miller for his April 7th 2014 essay “On Natural Rights, the Egoists Have Nothing” which appeared at mises.ca. Thank you to Mr. Miller and thank you to mises.ca. I have read Mr. Miller’s review of Nicholas James Pell’s review of my review of L. A. Rollin’s book

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Buy Confessions of a Failed Egoist by Trevor Blake http://tinyurl.com/theuniqueone $9.95 plus postage Underworld Amusements, Publisher Available 1 April 2014 Paperback 140 pages 8″ x 5.2″ ISBN 978-0988553651 TREVOR BLAKE… IS… DENSE “Trevor Blake hails and assails the ‘ism’ closest t

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Are We There Yet? is a series about changed minds. Dave Brockie: On the old site I used to have this thing called “Stupid,” and damned if it wasn’t one of the more popular pages. The idea was this: for a year straight I would catalog every single act of stupidity I committed. Hopefully I […]

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Reprinted with kind permission of Matt Forney of 12 March 2014. – Trevor Nietzsche is dead. God is alive. I mean that in the same way that Nietzsche himself proclaimed God’s death. More than a century after the egoist movement launched by Nietzsche and continued by Dora Marsden, Ragnar Redbeard, H.L. Mencken and

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Fred Phelps (November 13, 1929 to March 19, 2014) has passed away. Known primarily for his public defense of atheism and laughing mockery of all things religious, “Pastor” Phelps is fondly remembered by his family and the thousands of friends he made all over the world. Phelps was always the first to point out t

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Purchase The Skeptics Annotated Bible. Visit The Skeptics Annotated Bible site. Already forgotten in the mists of antiquity, before the World Wide Web there was a computer network made up of bulletin board systems (BBS). The BBS could send messages to each other, arriving in a few days while letters (a barbaric form of prot

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Are We There Yet? is a series about changed minds. p.m.: I was born in Switzerland and I live in Zurich. My main job is teaching at a secondary school, and I have always been politically active in my free time. I am an old activist from the 1960s; I was there at the anti-Vietnam […]

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Culture and Choices. Digital Image. Trevor Blake. 2014. Public Domain.

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The itsy-bitsy Holy See (aka The Vatican) holds a seat at the United Nations. They were squirming in that seat this week as the UN them they must dismiss clergy who rape children rather than reward them with a new parish to plunder. Imagine if Prince Albert II, head of state in the Principality of […]

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Pax Corvus by Trevor Blake. Based on a photograph by Gregorio Borgia / Associated Press. Block print. 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches. Edition of nine. February 2014. Every Sunday the Bishop of Rome recites the Angelus Prayer.  This practice has roots more than seven hundred years old but in it’s current form was establishe

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Offense! The gift no one wants to give but once received everyone loves to share. And not even feminists can sputter and shout as loudly as our official officers of oriental offense, the Muslim world. Jesus and Mo is a comic strip by Mohammed Jones. Each week these best of friends meet for an innocent […]

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I begin with a tale sure to embarrass myself, thus winning you to my cause. In 1984 I was listening to experimental music to the exclusion of all other music. Rhythms not produced by machinery were not part of my sonic diet, and songs had to mean something (or at least be mean) to gain […]

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Are We There Yet? is a series about changed minds. Finding the Off Switch: I am an analog man in a digital world. Even at work, when my bosses and peers are bombing me with text messages and e-mails, I respond to most of them face-to-face. People treat me much different in person than they […]

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Reprinted with kind permission from The Real Matt Forney. It’s funny: for a guy who went to a Catholic school, I really don’t remember much about the Bible. We had religion classes once a day during my entire tenure there, but I never cottoned to my school’s limp-wristed, social justice interpretation of C

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Are We There Yet? is a series about changed minds. In November 1991 I published a review of William Powell’s book The Anarchist Cookbook in my zine OVO.  I received the review without credit, but now I know the review was originally published in the New Libertarian, Volume V, Number III, April 1988.  Powell has [

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Prescriptions, claims about how things should be, have their place. Their place is largely in my past and outside of me. I know what I prefer but can’t tease out of that how things should be. I am humbled by how wrong I was about how things should be in the face of what is. […]

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Liz Ramirez, Cassie Rivera, Kristie Mayhugh, and Anna Vasquez have been released from prison. They served fourteen years for a crime they did not commit. A crime, in fact, which no one committed. A crime that never happened. But due to the free pass Christianity gets when it talks nonsense, these four women were put […

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Today, 25 November, was a special day in the life of Yukio Mishima.  May you have a special day as well.  I don’t want to do what Mishima did, I want to do what I do as fully as he did what he did. “The past does not only draw us back to the past. […]

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Are We There Yet? is a series about changed minds. Ex Cathedra: Thinking Globally, Ranting Locally (early 2007): When the Pope proclaims an infallible religious truth, he does it ex cathedra. In Latin, ex cathedra means “from the chair.” Professors who hold “chairs” in universities participate in the

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Buy The Gospel According to Malfew Seklew for $4.95 for Kindle at amazon.com “Like Thomas Paine, Malfew Seklew rips the mask of sham and pretense from the hypocrites and fakers and will be appreciated about 100 years after he is dead.” Malfew Seklew is to the pen what his friend and flat-mate of Ragnar Redbeard

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American Library Association, Banned Book Week: Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms o

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