Book Review: Leaving the Sandbox (2014)

Grand strategy for Libertarians in an era of wanton federal crimes and terror
by Brian Wright

Reposting this review on the eve of my 2018 campaign for state representative in Michigan. The LP is the vehicle upon which I’m seeking the office, but my mission is more fundamental: establishing a system in Michigan for First Principles grand juries via legis-lative act. My brochure lies here: The book reviewed is about how the LP became controlled opposition and must change its stripes entirely. A bit dated now thanks to my First Principles GJ route, but still worthwhile ideas for the LP.  

FrontReviewed by the author.

Only a large-scale popular movement toward decentralization and self-help can arrest the present tendency toward statism…

A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers.

— Aldous Huxley

Leaving the Sandbox is my book on grand strategy for the Libertarian Party, in particular,  and for the liberty movement in general (in terms of what can be done sans party to bring about a free society).

From the Foreword

The motive force of the Old Paradigm—a political-economic Western Cabal with immense and concentrated state power and material resources—is desperately trying to hang on to its Old World privileges. The average American feels this in the onrushing accouterments of the federalized, militarized police state, where citizens have all the rights the Occupying Government tells us we can have.

A clear and present danger.

It is the awareness of this danger of the Cabal running amok and/or committing literal genocide on the species—also suicide: the Men of the Power Sickness, as I call the Cabal, is a diseased parasitic bunch whose existence depends on the host it destroys—that lead me to plot a metastrategy for excising the Cabal. The metastrategy I call the Paradigm Shift. The diagram of the plan, known as a syllograph, is entitled Shakabuku Liberty.

Shakabuku—waking people up to their inherent greatness while delivering to them ‘a swift spiritual kick to the head’—is my context for writing this strategic vision of the LP/LPM.

Recognize that in the upper right quadrant of the syllograph (where I describe the flow of practical liberty and liberation techniques to facilitate the achievement of the New Paradigm) I do not include a reference to the Libertarian Party. Why not?

Mainly, the jury is out.

It is a slam dunk statement that the LP/LPM has been ineffective in achieving its goals of electing Libertarians to partisan public office. That’s going on 43 years now.

  • Has the LP/LPM nonetheless contributed toward liberty?
  • Is it reasonable to expect LP/LPM success in the future?

Up front, my answers are: a) marginally and b) yes, provided Libertarians recognize their strategic role in the libertarian cosmos and transform their means accordingly. The Grand Strategy I propose is also in two parts, coming from a deep appreciation of the objective reality of context. The focal points:

  1. Empowerment: At the state and local levels develop grassroots self-government, person to person, to facilitate the easy transition to the voluntary-community model (technically a condition known as panarchy)
  2. Accountability: Predominantly at the national level educate the people to their own power—embedded in the Magna Carta and the Constitution (not to mention our consciences)—to investigate and indict government officials and associates who have engaged in gross criminality.

Integrally, elect Libertarians. Many hands make light work.

Brian Wright
Novi, Michigan, USA, June 2014

Key Concepts

In the book I first developed my notions of the Threat Matrix, which is a set of roughly 12 categories of federal high-crime assaults on the people’s lives and liberties that are in full release. Any political activity that is not directly responsive to these threats is irrelevant to the creation of a free society. Most LP and LPM activities over the past two and a half decades have been wholly nonresponsive to real high-crime threats.

The other principal idea for moving forward is called panarchy or freedom of choice in government. I have a full section devoted to the argument that First Principles confer on humanity the absolute right to determine, at an individual level, who their governments shall be, or, more important, shall NOT be. Panarchy or government by contract is an idea whose time has come, and also one that provides a means to finesse the Death-Star, deep-state control we’re dealing with under the Western Cabal.

After_911_Truth_Cover_Front_ReducedThe book also introduces concepts of how best to understand and meet the challenges of Cabal modern mind control technology, which folds in with the advent of the electronic or TV image/emotion manipulation age. These countermeasures are discussed in full in my subsequent book, After 9/11 Truth (2015).

All in all, Leaving the Sandbox gives the libertarian reader a toolbox and foundation for practical local political activity.

Let me conclude with a context diagram—which came to me as I was making presentations on how to implement the key ideas of Leaving the Sandbox—that shows my view of progress toward the New Paradigm, which is not inevitable certainly, but very likely in direct proportion to the number of people who do not look away from the truth that Toto reveals about the man behind the curtain .AND. who ‘Dorothy up’ by insisting on justice.


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