Spin Job: The Odd Case Of Richard Andrew Grove - Clint Richardson (7/18/15)
Some may look upon Clint's piece as a hatchet job, whereas in our view one may separate the facts of someone's personal character from whatever that character produces; Richard Wagner may have been a personal mess but he composed some great music. Just because the "facts" of Grove's "whistle-blowing" may be less than accurate does not in fact render his productions worthless or meaningless because what the Peace Revolution series contains is verifiable through so many other sources that the conclusions one might reach through exposure to this material are nonetheless accurate, honest and truthful. That is, we cannot simply throw out the book from looking at the cover. We likewise must agree with Clint that no one in the business of informing the public must be immune from criticism, but we'd be chary of therefore allowing someone's obvious hard work to go unrewarded or unrecognized as valuable for gathering together in one place a "course of study" into areas that certainly need to be known more widely.
It was easy for Clint to go after anarchists and anarchy from the point of view he did, largely knocking out of the water any idea that anarchy could be what the word nakedly proclaims; without a ruling class. But Clint has fatally missed the point that people out here are being driven to mental and actual desperation by the powers that be (the ruling class) which has erected for itself countless laws, schemes, enactments, rules, regulations, etc. to stay in power. We must always bear in mind that their system destroys wealth as it centralizes it, without wealth or the means of its expression denied to more people who cannot make a living to support themselves or their families, eventually there is no "society" as we know it. Desperate people do not care about the issues Clint raised in his piece on anarchy. They do not care about any laws, neither are they likely to care about whatever interpretations this month someone is making concerning the Bible. What people want mostly is to be left alone, to have freedom to be able to provide a living for themselves and their families and where they can no longer do this, there is trouble and it is usually caused by this same ruling class that believes it has a right to rule, knows better and can morally and lawfully order people around.
We posted Clint's post on Anarchy largely to show any would be anarchists out there what the powers that be actually think of such as you. We further note that they will not accept the naked truth that all legitimate calls for anarchy represent a radical disengagement from any ruling class. Rather they will find ways to make their "laws" etc. stick because right now they DO have the power to FORCE people to do their bidding. And yes it certainly eventually boils down to whose money is being used to pay for and support that FORCE.
We posted this link to Clint's latest public spanking of Richard Grove, etc. to further illustrate that our audience is supposed to be vigilant to allow self-criticism where necessary. We continue to follow both Clint Richardson and Richard Grove and expect more great things from each of them. At the very least, perhaps they should get on the phone and talk this out. We would rather move forward with a relatively unified perspective. After all our enemies, even with all their internal disagreements, have always had a relatively unified perspective.