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Dear Subscriber,

Here is a short crash course in self-ownership, from Josie the
Outlaw. Can you think of any good reason NOT to send this to all
the statists you know?

Larken Rose
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Roving Anarchist Alert! (IN, MO, NM, TX, FL, NC)

Dear Subscriber,

Over the years I've gotten lots of e-mails saying, "If you're ever
in my area, let me know!" Well, next month I will be DRIVING from
Pennsylvania to Arizona (and back), to attend the Freedom Summit.
(I don't fly the fascist skies anymore.) And if there is any
demand, I thought I'd might as well make some little stops along
the way, to say hi to various groups of random extremists, give a
talk, have a chat, sell a book, whatever. The way things stand now,
these are the nights I could be available, and where (exact
locations are flexible):

February 10th (Monday): Indiana
February 11th (Tuesday): Missouri
February 13th (Thursday): New Mexico

February 18th (Tuesday): Texas (eastern end)
February 19th (Wednesday): Florida (panhandle)
February 20th (Thursday): North Carolina

I doubt I'll be doing talks/meetings at all of those, but if any of
those dates and places work for you, and you want to get together a
few folk for me to talk to, I don't go cross-country very often.
Yes, I'm hoping to sell a few books, or beg pitifully for spare
change, to help with gas money along the way, but other than that
the group does not need to be big, nor do I need to be paid just to
show up. (On my last trip, some of the best discussions were among
groups of four or five, although fifty or sixty is fun, too.) It
may be years--or forever--before I pass through the area again. So
if you want me to stop by, rant and rave, offend some people,
and/or have a pleasant chat, let me know.

Larken Rose
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Jury Nullification: Anarchy in Action!

Dear Subscriber,

For all the time I spend bashing various types of "political
action," there is one thing that almost counts as "working within
the system" that I do agree with: jury nullification. I finally got
around to making a short video about it, which is posted here:

The reason I finally got around to it is because a "Josie the
Outlaw" video was just posted on the same topic, which you can see

I think as an introduction to jury nullification for the general
public, hers is way better than mine. So feel free to spread it
around. (And feel free to go to the web site
to support the project, if you deem it worthy.)


Larken Rose
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One Week (Last Call)

Dear Subscriber,

When it comes to the issue of true freedom, which of these
statements applies to you?

1) "I like being in a small, exclusive group of people who
understand the truth, so we can have disdain for others."

2) "I want the world to understand this, so all the authoritarian
oppression, extortion and murder can end."

I suspect there are some people who, if they were honest, would
pick the first one. I hope it's not you. If you picked the second,
then please pay close attention to this message. After this, I
won't be sending any more updates on the new "Josie the Outlaw"
project to this list. It has now been exactly ONE WEEK since we
released the first four "Outlaw" videos. When we first launched,
people could theorize about how people MIGHT respond, and what the
effect MIGHT be. Now I can show you what DID happen.

In ONE WEEK, Josie has gotten over 200,000 video views. "Message to
Police" alone got over 100,000. Her YouTube channel already has
over 5,600 subscribers. (For comparison, my channel just topped
10,000 subscribers after 4.5 YEARS on YouTube; Josie is well over
halfway there after a WEEK.) And the vast majority of views and
comments are NOT coming from the proverbial "choir." And a lot of
people new to these ideas didn't merely like the videos, but are
excitedly spreading them around to others (and telling us that).
The comments and the likes-to-dislikes are hugely, overwhelmingly
positive--more so than I expected, in fact.

In short, when it comes to spreading the message of TRUE freedom
(self-ownership, non-aggression principle, and a stateless
society), nothing I have ever done has come anywhere near this
project. This isn't conjecture anymore. This is now the
statistically obvious reality. At the end of this message I'm
including a chart which shows my top-viewed videos of all time,
compared to the new "Josie the Outlaw" videos. Look carefully at
it, paying special attention to how long the videos have been up,
and then decide if this isn't something worth supporting. As I said
before we launched, we did NOT make these videos to preach to the
choir. So frankly, I don't really care if the videos are what YOU
want to see. You're not the problem. I care if they are what OTHER
people want to see. And they are; the numbers don't lie.

This is the last request I'll make to this list about this, but if
you want to support something that is ACTUALLY WORKING, now is the
time. If you haven't yet watched the videos yourself, the new web
site is:

And the donation/subscription page is:

Larken Rose
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My own videos, compared to the new Outlaw videos (titles

Approx When
Views Posted Title

284,000 (2.5 years) The Tiny Dot
120,000 (4 years) I'm Allowed to Rob You
102,000 (1 week) ***MESSAGE TO POLICE***
76,000 (1.5 years) How To Be a Crook
66,000 (1.5 years) The Jones Plantation
64,000 (1 week) ***WHY GOOD PEOPLE SHOULD BE ARMED***
60,000 (1 year) When Should You Shoot a Cop?(*)
57,000 (2 years) Shooting Cops
50,000 (4 months) It Can't Happen Here
49,000 (2 years) If You Were King
43,000 (4 years) I Love My Country
31,000 (4.5 years) You're Not the Boss of Me! (part 1)
22,000 (1 week) ***ON BEING AN OUTLAW***
18,000 (1.5 years) Eek, an Anarchist! (Tessa)
18,000 (2.5 years) Tiny Dot Explained
17,000 (6 months) What Anarchy Isn't (Tessa)
16,000 (1 week) ***WHEN RESISTANCE BECOMES DUTY***
(Dozen of mine with fewer than 16,000 views are not listed.)

* The same video, posted on CopBlock a year ago, has 490,000 views.

Outlaw Update

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Dear Subscriber,

Three days ago, I sent out a message about what we hoped the new
"Josie the Outlaw" web site and videos would accomplish, and what
we hoped the response would be. Well, after 72 hours, it's time for
a little update on the response so far. In short, in video views,
in "likes," in getting subscribers, in people sharing it, in
getting the message to people who are not already in the "choir,"
the "Josie the Outlaw" project is already soundly thrashing
anything I've ever done before. Here are some of the details:

Again, the new web site, where you can watch all the videos, is

(For those who want to see this project continue, the bottom of the
web site shows how people can contribute via Bitcoin, PayPal, or
credit/debit card.)


Larken Rose
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"Operation Outlaw" (formerly Secret Project)


. .
. Operation Outlaw (formerly "Secret Project")

The reason there are seven billion statists on this planet is not
because those people used evidence and reason to choose slavery
over freedom; it's because the mental cage of authoritarianism is
all they'e ever known, and all they've ever heard of. So they
perpetually play the pointless game of bickering over what flavor
of ruling class there should be, and never get anywhere near
understanding or achieving real freedom.

For centuries there have been "radicals" advocating actual freedom
(and I don't mean the "slavery lite" known as "minarchism"), and
yet most people are still completely oblivious to those ideas. This
isn't because the advocates of true freedom have been lacking in
sound arguments, or lacking in good intentions, or lacking in
passion. If anything, it is because advocates of freedom have been
lacking in an understanding of human psychology and propaganda. The
message was sound; the delivery mechanism was lacking.

A minority of the population actually enjoys thinking,
philosophizing, pondering ideas and concepts, logically debating
viewpoints, and so on. But most people just want to live their
lives, be comfortable, avoid trouble, and don't want to have to
think or care about whatever is wrong with the world. And when
truth-seekers try to wake up crowd-followers, the truth-seekers
often feel as though they're talking to a brick wall--all of their
passion, reason and enthusiasm, just seems to scare away the
"normal" people, more often than it makes them think about
anything. So the truth-seekers get frustrated and discouraged, and
the crowd-followers get annoyed.

One major obstacle is that it takes too much effort to actually
UNDERSTAND things, so crowd-followers usual prefer to just BELIEVE
things instead. Instead of logically and objectively analyzing
different things they hear, usually they just base their beliefs on
how the MESSENGERS look and sound. If a politician or pundit SOUNDS
sincere, LOOKS attractive, and comes across as confident, polished,
well-dressed, educated and informed, then it hardly matters at all
whether his message has any truth or reason to it. In contrast,
even the most brilliantly explained ideas will be ignored by most
people, if they are delivered by a messenger who does not look
attractive, professional, respectable, and so on. Everywhere you
look, statism is being preached by rock stars, movie stars, all
manner of celebrities and people in power, and other attractive,
seemingly important, respectable people. On the other hand, freedom
is often preached by dorky middle-aged white guys ranting for hours
on end at cheap webcams in their basements (like me). Guess which
one the crowd-followers usually side with.

I have long believed--and I've heard lots of other people say--that
the MESSAGE of self-ownership, the non-aggression principle, a
stateless society, and so on, is a great message, but we need a
better MESSENGER to deliver it to the rest of the world. Well, for
the past couple of months, I've been working with someone who I
believe can be that messenger, and has the potential to reach
millions more people than I ever could on my own, and more than
almost anyone else I know could reach.

Her name is Josie, and for the project we've been working on--and
even in her daily life--she proudly wears the label of "Outlaw."
(The use of that term is actually a lot more significant than just
a nickname, but I'll explain that elsewhere.) Now, the goal here is
NOT to have one more person preaching to the choir, but to make
something that truth-seekers can throw at the rest of the world, to
try to get more of the "non-choir" folk to start thinking about
things. You can find the new web site, and the four new videos
already posted there, at I think the
appearance and presentation of the videos is a lot better than
anything I've done before, and not JUST because it's Josie
delivering the message instead of me (though that obviously helps …
a lot).

Some people around the Philadelphia area will already know Josie
from local activist groups and events, but I'm thrilled that I
happened to meet her before she got very well-known (which I think
was destined to happen) and even more thrilled that she agreed to
do this project with me. And Josie is not just a pretty face. Far
from it. I have been hugely impressed by how perceptive and
intelligent she is, and how quickly she got to the point of really
understanding true freedom, not the "slavery lite" that I often
bash. (I'm only slightly embarrassed that she went through the
process so much faster than I did.) More importantly, achieving
freedom and justice--for everyone, everywhere--isn't just a fun
part-time hobby for her; it's what her life is about. And Josie is
NOT the type of person who is after fame and attention for herself.
In fact, she doesn't like being in the spot light, but is willing
to take on that role if it helps combat tyranny, which I very much
think it will. Unlike some in the "movement," she knows the
difference between message and messenger, and knows which one
really matters.

But the best message in the world is worthless, if it's not being
seen or heard by anyone. The purpose of making these videos is to
get the ideas of voluntarism and self-ownership to the seven
billion people out there who have never heard of it. But for that
to happen, we need YOU forwarding the videos around to everyone you
know, friend or foe, freedom activist or devout statist. So watch
the videos, and then see if you can think of any reason why you
SHOULDN'T spread them around, far and wide. The four new videos can
be found at the following links:

"On Being An Outlaw"

"When Resistance Becomes Duty"

"Message to Police"

"Why Good People Should Be Armed"

And if, after watching the videos, you see the potential that I
see, then Josie and I would love it if you could help us keep
making them. We already have several more videos planned, and I
doubt we'll run out of new ideas any time soon--if ever--but we
can't keep doing it without the help of others. If you know of any
more cost-effective way to spread the ideas of self-ownership,
voluntarism, etc., to the rest of the world, then go support that
instead. But nothing I've ever done before has anywhere near the
potential to spread the message of true freedom as far as this
could. Both Josie and I would love nothing more than to be able to
focus our time and energy on creating and pushing this message--in
fact, we both think that it's the most important thing in the world
right now. If you think so too, any help you could give would be
greatly appreciated.

The bottom of the new website ( shows how
you can support this project. PayPal donations can also be made
directly to ""This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." and Bitcoin donations can
be sent directly to 14XjgAJD2zBPNF6cgBPvPfd4MoxRg4bZfD

Enjoy the videos, and if you deem them worthy, spread them far and

Larken Rose
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