Jackalope Freedom Festival: Fun, Music, Food, Games and Freedom

With the upcoming Jackalope freedom festival right around the corner (see Jackalope Freedom Fest here) I want to extend the invitation to those in Arizona and surrounding areas who have not been here yet.

Freedom as we all well know, is the absence of external controls on individual behavior. Therefore government and external governance outside of voluntary individual interaction is never freedom and can never promote, endorse or encourage it, except in that those who desire freedom and live under the alternative can and often do rise up to gain their own freedom.

Jackalope Freedom Festival is not an organization, there is no leader, there is no government. The only rule expected to be followed by those attending is self imposed by those same individuals. If it be voluntary in nature and action than it be good, if it is NOT voluntary in action or nature then it is bad. It is simple, enforced only by those who reject the involuntary actions of others against themselves and are both capable and quite willing to use force in defense of it.

You will find amazing individuals who are self sufficient and some quite happily off the grid as well. There is amazing speakers, awesome soon to be friends and even better a plethora of individuals who, like myself, have spent the larger part of their lives living as much as possible outside the laws of governments and men. We do not embrace violence as many 1% organizations do, as violence for the sake of violence, breeds violence, and only results in more of the same. We do endorse and support self defense and to this I and others attending offer our services in learning how to utilize the various tools available for us as individuals in the maintenance of our individual freedoms.

Tools for the maintenance of freedom include but are not limited too the following,

  1. Agorism, voluntary exchanges between individuals without external controls or limits
  2. Crypto-currencies, quasi anonymous currencies allowing free trade without controls
  3. Cryptography, use of various tools for the maintenance of relatively anonymous and safe Internet use.
  4. Defensive Tools, These include but are not limited to firearms, knives, sticks, hands and feet – martial arts specifically designed to provide better individual defense.
  5. Use of alternative currencies, such as but not limited too 90 and 60% silver coinage, gold, precious stones, copper, and other similar “coins” .
  6. Free trade or free market, agorism or the voluntary exchange of products and services for other products and services.

You see, it is the belief of those involved in this and other similar Freedom Fests that a true resistance to tyranny and ability to obtain individual freedom relies on the individual themselves and not on a group or cadre of leaders. By practicing ones freedom we maintain that same freedom. We do so at no small risk to self as most desire the far more simple course of group slavery and the mentally relaxing state of apathy that exists under government.

So, what will be offered this year?

I dont know, for the past few years there have been several agorist farmers peddling their awesome wares. Quail, quail eggs, farm raised pork, goat, beef and vegetables. Some people may have corn dogs, others may have homemade moonshine (good Apple Pie and the like) and yet more may have mead and other homemade goods.

What am I bringing this year!

I bring firearms, steel targets and this year a small private club casino day. Yes folks, those who are at Jackalope Freedom Festival are members by default of this club, entrance into the bug resistant tent is a mere two silver dimes or $5, this will include drinks (alcoholic and non) as well as a seat at whichever table you prefer. Saturday the 1st of August, 2015 beginning at 10am there will be blackjack (two deck- rules to be posted at table) and roulette (again rules posted) – chips may be purchased at either table and bets are 1$ – 10$ all winnings to be paid in silver coin. All dealers/tenders will be paid by house from entry fees and via tips so be liberal in the tips! A drawing at noon, 4pm and again at 6pm for 10$ in chips will be occurring, the only requirement is that the winner sit and actively play for a minimum of 45 minutes or till the money is gone whichever comes first. At 9pm Saturday night a single table texas holdem poker game will begin, this is a rebuy tournament style game. The initial buy in is one ounce of silver or $20 this gets you $2000 in chips, within the first hour you may buy back in for an additional $20 at any time or a half buy in of 10$ chips run equivalent as per the above initial buy in. The payouts will run to third place and are paid out when the table decides as a whole to do so or there is a final winner. 10% of the pot will go to the dealer/ house and the other 90% will be divided among the top three or again to the table as decided by the table. Any potential arguments or issues in game will be decided with finality by the dealer. Deal will not rotate and the dealer will not play, the dealer will be paid from the 10% as per amounts decided by house and dealer. All additional rules will be posted at tent entrance, you have the voluntary ability to agree or disagree, if you enter after reading and agreeing than all issues will be per rules or by decision of the game owner.

The lighting has been tested, the tent tested and the games are of amazing quality with top of the line chips, cards and tables.

Firearms training/shooting will occur Sunday in the AM – $20 per person this includes limited but substantial amount of shooting for each individual, ear and eye protection and 45 minutes of group training specifically in handling and accurate shooting of firearms. Sign up at the casino tent- I will also be available on Friday at noon for the same. 

So, bring your silver, money and or trade-ables and be ready to have the best time of your lives!

For those who have not attended, bring extra water, food and bedding. It is NOT an established camping area. I generally always have a porta-potty, shower and extra bedding available and this year will be no exception.

Free the mind and the body will follow!


About Jesse Mathewson

Jesse Mathewson is the author of the popular blog, jessetalksback.com and provides commentary to many varied places based on a background that includes education in criminal justice, history, religion and even insurgency tactics and tactical training. His current role in his community is as an organizer of sorts and a preacher of community solidarity and agorism. He also runs Liberty Practical Training, a self defense school specializing in the practical applications of defensive approaches versus the theoretical. As an agorist, voluntaryist and atheist his life is seen as crazy and wild by many, though once they get to know him most realize he is a bluntly honest individual who will give you the shirt off his back if he believes it is necessary to help you. Very simple, "That which is voluntary between all individuals involved is always right, if it is not voluntary, it is always wrong."
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  1. Reblogged this on Individuals Talking Back and commented:

    Check it out and come on out!


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