Migration Commencing!

If you have attempted to use any form of the domain THEBOBOFILES.COM you will noticed you can’t get to this site and hopefully you arrived here either by typing in the whole “thebobofiles.blogspot.com” URL or you were able to find me again through a search.

In any case, just wanted everyone to know that the domain name itself has been moved to a host server in order to begin the process of updating and upgrading this blog. Please bear with me as I get through this. Just remember to use the blogspot url to get here in the meantime!

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What is up with these Anarchists, anway?

Wow, my first guest post, ever. Thanks BoBo, this is different. I’m used to hosting conservatives on my site, not the other way around!

I’d like to let you in on my secret for consistent Anarchist rantings. I drink a lot of coffee, then I listen to Micheal Savage or drop in on pacifists when they post about how bad it is to be mean or some other such nonsense. There is nothing like blogging while hopped up caffeine and irritation, it’s that masochism that keeps me going. But enough about my sex life…

I can already hear the questions…Anarchy? What the hell? And what does Anok mean anyway?

Anok is loosely translated to mean “Without Master”. Meaning that we, as individuals being of sound mind do not need masters in our lives telling us what to do, how to do it, and whom to do it with. We are perfectly capable of making these decisions on our own, and we don’t need a government or religious appointed nanny to help us out. In many ways, this is a similar ideology that many (true or classic) Conservatives have, at least with regards to limited government.

But politically speaking, Anarchists are actually apolitical. Not that we aren’t political, because many of us do become so, but that our “political beliefs” are off the political barometer. We are neither left nor right, nor moderate. Generally speaking this is because we have no use for any government, also referred to as the “State”, as a whole. We oppose government, in general. So it’s hard to be political when you don’t support (government) politics.

And yet we are, because the world is political, and thus we are too.

Many Anarchists are little bit Right, a little bit Left, a little bit Independent, a little bit Green and a whole lot of Attitude. I personally just stick with the attitude. That said, I have blogged extensively on the finer details of the various ideologies of Anarchism, activism, movements, theories, ideals, etc but I would like to keep my post on BoBo’s blog brief. I’m brevity challenged as it is, and getting into all of that could take days, if not years. Feel free to poke around however.

I think I’ll just talk about some general ideas, for a moment. Personally speaking I see no need for man made laws, I loathe Capitalism, and feel that all governments are corrupt. I only have respect for those who earn it, meaning a political position or economic position of power means approximately zip to me, unless the person in it has done something worthy of respect.

I firmly believe and support the idea of self sufficiency, personal responsibility, and self defense. It takes a lot of work to be an Anarchist. We are not lazy buggers. (OK, maybe a couple are, but they’re posers anyway), not Hippies, not Pacifists, and yes, I bathe. Many of us are trying to operate in a world that supports ideologies and lifestyles that we do not, or cannot support ethically speaking. There are various ways of going about this, and you can ask me, but I’m keeping it general.

Sheesh!

“So what do you mean you’re an Anarchist, why does your blog talk about US politics so much?”

The short and sweet answer is, because I may be an Anarchist, but I still live under a government. Ergo, I talk and debate and discuss the world I live in, not the world I dream of. My observations of US and Global politics is, of course seen through an “Anarchy filter”. They are on sale now at Hot Topic! No, but seriously, I do the best I can to take my experiences, my opinions, and my observations and apply them to real life situations (in politics) and attempt to change other’s perceptions by suggesting Anarchist alternatives.

I challenge the status quo, as it were.

There is something else that needs to be defined here, however. Anarchy does not mean “chaos”. Anomie means chaos, Anarchy is simply an ideology that opposes the State or any oppressive structure that controls and dictates our actions. It also does not mean we can do as we please. There is something called natural law that every living thing must adhere to. Many Anarchists also recognize legitimate authority, even if on a temporary basis. Legitimate authority can be interpreted differently, by different people, however I feel that it is any authority that works collaboratively with, is intrinsically tied to and part of, a collective group on a small scale and uses that authority to further the survival of said group. This authority is typically rooted in natural law and common sense, and isn’t at all arbitrary.

I also have respect for Leaders as opposed to people in positions of Power. The difference being that Leaders do not seek to possess power, and use their skills to enhance the society, or group by teaching the group how to accomplish whatever task the Leader is leading. Essentially a Leader is a teacher, who is part of the group, rather than a strict Authority whose power was bestowed to him or her.

Parents are Leaders, with legitimate authority over their children. Royalty, the Super Wealthy, Presidents, and Elitists are not Leaders. They are, in my book, Power Whores.

Pffft. All you Anarchists are the same!

Well….There are several fractal groups of Anarchists that divide themselves up over specific ideologies. Anarcho-Syndicalists, Anarcho-Communists, Anarcho-Capitalists, Anarcho-Tribalists and so on and so forth. If I were to belong to any of the groups, it would be the last – an Anarcho-Tribalist. I believe in the Tribe, that is to say your group, be it family, friends, neighborhoods whathaveyou. I believe that by bringing self regulation back down to proper proportions, and forcing those who claim any Leadership whatsoever to live among those they plan on leading and work cooperatively with the whole tribe, you create a state of living that relies on natural law, and legitimate law and have no further need for man made or arbitrary laws.

In any case, many Anarchists do, or will occasionally side or sympathize with hard leftists, such as Socialists and Communists. But there is an inherent flaw to that strategy, in the fact that no matter what kind of government takes place of the old one, an Anarchist will always be a threat. Essentially, Anarchists and the Left are rather strange, and violent bedfellows. It’s exciting for a while, but the spark goes away when the Leftsts no longer want to play.

Oh will you please shut up already?!

Alright, alright, I’ll leave you with this thought. The next time you choose to do something, I want you to think about the governmental system you live under for a moment. Ask yourself if, when you choose an action, do you really choose the appropriate consequence? Do you actually have control over what happens to you? In an Anarchist world, your actions dictate your consequences naturally. If I choose to smoke pot alone in my home I am also choosing to cause possible brain damage, possible cancer, and eating too much junk food and getting fat. These are the natural consequences of that specific action. But under a government, that has arbitrarily made pot smoking illegal, I not only get the natural consequences of my actions, but I get possible jail time too.

And tell me, is making a person into a criminal in society’s eyes because they are fat, diseased and stupid an actual consequence of choice? What purpose, if any does that serve? (For the record I don’t smoke pot, but you can use the same equation for a great many of our laws).

For your reading enjoyment, when you have a spare decade, these posts address some of the topics I touched on tonight in greater detail:

Why governments don’t work
Do as you’re sold, the mindless mantra of America
Your vote is your voice
Unmistakenly Lawless
The Pansification of our World
Fair trade, for real.

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Coming Soon!

Hi All – just wanted to let you all know that I will be moving to a new place soon. I have my own domain http://www.thebobofiles.com – many of you probably have been accessing this site using that domain. However, it is currently on a “redirect.”

Holly has graciously agreed to host my new site and it will be a wordpress design and layout. I will be updating my DNS to use my domain only and it will not be tied to this blogspot.com domain. Once we have the new place up and running…I will be placing a “Redirect” page up here to let everyone know to use the domain exclusively and to change your bookmarks (for those of you that have actually bookmarked the page).

For those of you who receive this either as an e-mail subscription or as a feed item – since everything is actually through Feedburner right now…I’m not sure how that will affect you guys. You may or may not have to resubscribe – but – we’ll see. In the meantime, I will keep you guys up to date as we progress. I’m getting really excited about my new place already! The only downside to this is losing all the rankings I’ve achieved so far under this URL. I’ll just have to rebuild I guess to include backtracking to all the blogs that have linked to me and asking them to change the url address. Oh what a headache this could turn out to be – but – all in the name of trying to be a legitimate blogger – even though I am a clown! LOL

Wish me luck!

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Let the games begin! Okay – maybe not yet!

So – Hillary has announced that she will be announcing on Friday that she will be conceding her race for the Presidency. Is anyone else here waiting for the other shoe to drop? If she’s really going to concede the race, why is she waiting until Friday to do it? I know that Nancy “Stretch” Pelosi and Dirty Harry Screed have given a deadline to all the Superdelegates that they need to make a decision by Friday – does this have anything to do with it? Is Hillary still working behind the scenes to gain support from those Superdelegates?

One has to wonder just why she’s waiting until the end of the week if she’s already announced today that she will concede. Just what the heck is she waiting for? Perhaps she’s just holding her delegates as ransom – either make her the VP candidate – or she continues the race until the convention and does not give up her delegates. Obama has only narrowly clinched the nomination. He does not officially become the candidate until all the votes are tallied and delegates awarded at the convention. There has been enough negative news about Obama to come out in these later months that the earlier voters had no knowledge of. The latest elections give Hillary a strong argument as to why Obama is not the right candidate for the Dems and the fact there was very little scrutiny of Obama at the outset. The mainstream media completely failed the people who voted at the beginning of the primary season by not outing Obama for who he REALLY is sooner.

Technically, Hillary could still take the nomination away from Obama at the convention if she continues to work behind the scenes. According to the way it works in the Democratic party the so-called “pledge delegates” are not actually pledged until they say so at the convention. Hillary can still take those awarded to Obama through the primaries and caucuses away from him. I know, leave it up to the Dems to make their whole process so convoluted that it makes no sense at all. A candidate can win enough delegates and the popular vote to clinch the nomination, but, come time to the convention, all those delegates can “switch” their votes to a different candidate than what the people chose.

So – in the meantime – I’m waiting to see what happens on Friday and whether or not that other shoe ever drops. Why won’t she give us a definitive time-table for her withdrawal?

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Anarchy in the U.S.A. – Or at least at The BoBo Files!

Well – not that anyone here at The BoBo Files is committing any anarchy or that someone here is trying to take over! Afterall, it’s just me – but then again – I guess one of the multiple personalities could always make an attempt at it! [No they wont] (Yes, we will) – See!

In any case, this is an announcement to let everyone know that this week’s guest blogger is none other than Anok – the self-proclaimed Anarchist – from Identity Check. She’s left a few trinkets here and there on some of my posts. I’ve reciprocated on some of her posts. I don’t really know what she’s going to post about this week – hmmm – Anarchy maybe? Or maybe she’ll let us in on just what the heck an “Anok” is (for those who don’t like to look up words in the dictionary or on google).

Just make sure you all drop by this Friday and see what she has to say!

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One down – One to go? Maybe.

So, Obama clinches the nomination and Clinton indicates that she wouldn’t mind being on the so-called “dream-ticket” as the VP. Wow! So, she didn’t really concede, she just accepted the fact that Obamarama has the most delegates.

Does anyone else here think that she might continue her fight at the Democratic Convention? Just saying…when was the last time you ever heard this power-hungry witch give in to anything? We’ll see! In the meantime, if Obama is stupid enough to put Hillary on the ticket with him – as much as I hate to say it – I might have to vote for McCain. With Hillary on the ticket – this will definitely bring in all the Democratic votes to their side. I have my principles – but I would hate to see a marxist and a socialist take over this country and drive it in to the ground.

Besides – there are still rumors floating out there that someone somewhere has a tape of a racist rant by Michelle Obama. If the rumors are true and the tape does eventually get released – do you think the people will really want someone like that as a First Lady? If there really is a tape – do you think the Clinton’s are behind it? I sure do! Again – as stated up in the first paragraph – the Clinton’s are power-hungry and would do anything to obtain it and keep it. Considering there was no concession – I’m not holding my breath and I’m certainly not accepting Obama as the November candidate at this point!

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