STARVING the MONKEYS: Fight Back Smarter

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    Are you prepared for the greatest crisis in American history?

    Not if you haven't read STARVING the MONKEYS.

    You’re being lied to.

    By everyone on both sides of the political aisle. Liberals tell us that Obama’s socialism will bring a glorious new era. Conservatives tell us that it won’t, but we just need to vote Republican to solve the problem. And they all claim to believe that the current system can be salvaged. Don’t kid yourself. The system can’t go on much longer. But by reading this book, you can be prepared.

    In it, you’ll learn:

    • Why voting shouldn’t be your primary tool, and how voting for even reformed incumbents only makes things worse.
    • How protest movements can become a dead-end without a plan for individual action.
    • How and why the system seeks to destroy anyone who thinks for himself.
    • Why you need much more preparation than gold and guns, or heading for the hills.
    • How to carve out personal and financial independence without attracting attention, while you prepare for the coming crisis.
    • How to be worthy of assistance during and after a collapse.

    All this, and much, much more is in STARVING the MONKEYS. Some call it a 21st century version of Atlas Shrugged. Others find it chilling. But for those who are ready to face the greatest crisis in our history, STARVING the MONKEYS is a book full of promise and real hope.

    Softcover, 420 pages

    Chapter 1: Enthusiasm to Attack

    “My (Naval Academy) ranking had been weighed down somewhat by those dirty sinks and the occasional wrinkled trouser.”

    Chapter 2: Who Should Read This Book

    “This book is written for individuals who want to rely on themselves. And are weary of being the only player on the team while the bench-warmers around them get all the benefits of their efforts.” and “This book is written for the individuals that are at the end of their ropes, and are considering drastic options.”

    Chapter 3: Fundamental Concepts

    “Ayn Rand was also wrong about her understanding of the nature of collectives. In Atlas Shrugged, the collective responds to the heroes of the story in an almost childishly gentle way. In reality, however, the collective is far more aggressive.”

    Chapter 4: Caveman Capitalism™

    “... As it turns out, money flows to specific places just as water will find its own level by flowing downhill. Or at least until someone builds a money dam upstream of you.”

    Chapter 5: Prancing Rabbits

    “This episode touched me deeply. And caused an uncontrollable gagging reflex.”

    Chapter 6: The Font of Value

    “Energy is the foundation of civilization, and liquid fuel the key pillar in that foundation. So, if one wanted to bring that civilization to its knees a good path to follow would be.”

    Chapter 7: The Shamans

    “And so, the most successful barbarian kings soon realized that it was essential to cut the bond between a man and God. This division would leave the man with no authority to which to turn but to the king himself.”

    Chapter 8: From Force or Fraud

    “But this new brand of theft was different. This kind of took advantage of the peacefulness and sense of fairness of the victim, that very peacefulness that was his strength in trade.”

    Chapter 9: A Tribe Consumed

    “Once his position was assured, walled in safely by regulations that prevented competition by the small, Brokerog could now manipulate the normally good effects of a free market.”

    Chapter 10: Employment Trends

    “Many jobs seem like they create original value, but in fact they merely cleverly conceal a regulatory compliance role.”

    Chapter 11: Math and Science

    “And that last paragraph, when read within the bowels of certain labs, or within the sealed chambers of certain shamans, made those readers’ blood run cold with fear.”

    Chapter 12: Scholarship and Sadi Carnot

    “And yet all those pompous asses presume to know what motivates ... any frightened kid in school just before they prescribe medication. Or a returning war veteran. You don’t know crap.”

    Chapter 13: The Idea Factory

    “To start a bubble session, treat yourself to some creature comforts.”

    Chapter 14: Organizational Value

    “The true creative individualist sees his role in the organization as a facilitator of creativity. In contrast, the collectivist chooses to perform as a gatekeeper, limiting access to resources required to unleash creativity.”

    Chapter 15: Entrepreneurial Success

    “Your reaction to this destruction of your value? Follow them down into debt.”

    Chapter 16: On International Relations

    “I would much rather our ambassadors be shot-up Marines that are missing parts, including things that are obvious as you reach for a crepe.”

    Chapter 17: Waco and Other Texas Wackos

    “But at that moment I was ashamed to be protecting the people that would do that.”

    Chapter 18: The Drug War

    “As a Marine officer in war I sat in the desert and I realized that President George Herbert Walker Bush was a worm. And that he was only one of the many for whom understanding of or respect for the Constitution eludes.”

    Chapter 19: Gun Control

    “Sure enough, after my Marine unit arrived in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm we were denied ammunition by the local logistics officer.”

    Chapter 20: Smoke Filled Rooms

    “Curiously, the founding fathers themselves sowed the seeds of our destruction.”

    Chapter 21: Cho

    “Throughout the land, injustice serves as a means for the masses of the weak to detect and attack the strong.”


    A well-meaning legislator in Montana introduced legislation exempting guns made in Montana, and kept in Montana, from federal gun laws. This law went into effect on 1 October, 2009. And it will fail. You see, the monkey collective doesn’t really care about interstate commerce. This is just an excuse to create a regulation. If that clause didn’t exist, the monkey would find some other justification. You can’t use reason to counter justifications. You can only use force.

    So if a state moves to try to increase your liberty, it can only ethically do so if it is willing to move to protect your rights against anyone. Including that national agent who comes to arrest you for violating national law. With force, if necessary. Otherwise, it is just playing games, with you as the pawn. So that law in Montana won’t be good enough . . . Because it has no teeth. There are no penalties laid out for anyone who attempts to violate your rights under this resolution. For example, they might have added:

    “Any person who shall attempt to violate the right of any Montana citizen to comport themselves in accordance with this law shall be subjected to a fine not less than $5,000, or imprisonment for not less than one year, or both.”

    Or something like that. And then when the BATF agent shows up to arrest Mr. Montana under national statutes, the state police need to be there to slap handcuffs on said agent and haul him away for trial. Along with any of his friends. And if said agents draw their weapons on the state police for doing their duty, the state police should respond to them as they would any common criminal.

    It’s absurd to even talk about such a thing, isn’t it? Because when the state troopers moved to protect Mr. Montana, they would then have to deal with the national forces moving into Montana en masse. The state legislature would then have to decide whether to treat these forces as an invading hostile force. To a monkey politician, none of this is worth it.

    5 out of 5 stars
    Very eye-opening book, May 24, 2010 
    By  W. Gant (Nashville, TN) on

    I ordered Starving the Monkeys on a whim after being thoroughly irritated at the number of regulations, taxes, and other junk thrown at me when I first started my business. The book was not an easy read—there are plenty of things in here that will make you uncomfortable, especially if you are the product of a public school system or a liberal arts school. Even if you grew up in a rural environment and especially if you currently inhabit a beige-walled cubicle hell in a position that does not provide real economic value. The words ring even more true if you have been gradually worn down by collectivism in the workplace and in your government, having felt that there was a problem but being unable to put words to it. That said, true learning is often uncomfortable and difficult.

    First off, the author starts off with a discussion of basic economics, presented in the context of a small, (presumably Stone Age) tribe. He shows how free markets and money develop and how they are eventually corrupted by collectivists to become far less efficient than they could have been. Then he goes on to the real reason I bought the book, which is to explain how to effectively fight back against the forces of niceness (as he puts it). He describes a strategy that I hadn't considered and that I believe is probably the only thing that can work.

    I will also add that I believe the author did make a mistake in his choice of the price point on this book. There’s a lot of stuff in here that is worth more than he’s charging for it. I believe that this manual should replace Atlas Shrugged as required reading for those who wish to throw off the chains of the collectivists, as it is more compact and logical. Ayn Rand’s long rants irritate me when reading—the quality of Tom Baugh’s ideas is at least as good as Rand’s, without all the preachiness. It’s also much more recent, practical and relevant to a modern audience.

    Tom Baugh is a former Marine, patented inventor, entrepreneur and professional irritant.


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