On the December 12, 2017 Hagmann Report, Dave Daubenmire commented to Doug Hagmann, “…you know for people to take stuff out of context-you guys get a lot of that stuff as well. Those who aren’t watching my show every day and don’t understand what, what came before this morning’s program are not, not going to understand what it is that we’re talking about.”
CONTEXT refers to those parts of writing or speech coming before or after a statement, which contribute to the full meaning intended by the author or speaker. An argument which narrows the words of a speaker or writer to the extent that the true intention and meaning has been altered, becomes falsehood.
Thus, as I was reading the motions for dismissal filed December 15, 2017 in an ongoing lawsuit, it was interesting to observe that one defendant’s attorney was arguing that the plaintiff had failed to provide the entire context of certain statements which had been made by the defendants. On the same day, a transcript of the entire radio broadcast in question was provided to the Court by the other co-defendant, in order to give the complete context of the quotations.
Since this is an ongoing lawsuit, I am not going to identify the details, but suffice it to say, that in my “unlearned ordinary citizen” opinion, that when the attorneys for the defendants decided to put into the legal record, the full context of the contested words, they opened a closet door which allowed an embarrassing skeleton to fall out. For the very first item in the broadcast under scrutiny, regarded the 2015 legal problems of Kent Hovind. At that time, Hovind had already served 8 plus years in jail for tax fraud, but in this broadcast, he was being held up as an innocent man who had been persecuted by the IRS and the judicial system because of his religious beliefs.
Some of Hovind’s legal and tax problems had stemmed from his reliance on the counsel of various persons involved in the Sovereign Citizen Movement who are anti-government and who consider themselves above the law.
It is curious that an attorney who is attempting to show that his client’s controversial words against a plaintiff were within the legal boundaries of protected free speech, would place on the Court record, documentation which proves that the CONTEXT of the contested words included a defendant’s public misrepresentation of the facts of a lawsuit involving Kent Hovind, who was both a civil and criminal law-breaker.
The context of one’s words and actions is indeed an interesting topic to examine, especially where the subject has developed a severe case of amnesia with regard to their own personal history. (See this short video for a reproval of Kent Hovind’s statement that he does not know what a sovereign citizen is).
As I scan the panorama of the recurring themes of the Christian Alternative Media over the years, the antigovernment rhetoric which is routinely pushed onto Christian audiences, is beginning to standout as the silhouette of the false legal theories of the Sovereign Citizen Movement. This will become apparent as we take a cursory look at the website and broadcasts of Victurus Libertas, which one of my readers asked me to review. I had noticed this site when I had written about Robert David Steele and his #UNRIG campaign. But when I went in for a closer look, I was surprised by what I found that ties VL into the Sovereign Citizen worldview.
One has to wonder why 5 months ago the Hagmann Report, which claims 70 million downloads a year, decided to promote one of Robert David Steele’s favored internet broadcast co-hosts, Jim and Angie Blake of Victurus Libertas to greater prominence. VL now has 65,000 YouTube subscribers, which is 63% of the 103,000 subscribers which the long standing and the very popular Hagmann Report attracts. One of the things which the Hagmanns, Robert David Steele, and Victurus Libertas share in common, is that in the recent past they all had heavily pushed the fake Pedogate stories into the public view.
On the surface, Victurus Libertas presents the image of believing in God, as their motto is based on Romans 8:31. Yet, as we shall later observe, their governing principle is in fact based on that opposing principle of God called Mammon.
THE FREEDOM PROJECT
At the Victurus Libertas.com website, owners Jim and Angie Blake claim that they are in the process of unveiling the Freedom Project, declaring “This is a MIND BLOWING project that will cost you absolutely NOTHING except exiting the Matrix. In fact, you will be guaranteed sustainability and security against those who impose against us now.”
On this undated page titled, The Freedom Revolution, the Blakes claim that, “Last week, out of nowhere, we were contacted by an individual who has the means, the plans, the ideology AND the resources to help us all achieve what we so desperately want and need to do in order to free ourselves from the chains of the federal, state and local governments who have illegally enslaved us…Every Tuesday a new portion of insight will be released leading up the final unveiling of the project in it’s entirety-which is expected to be completed in early 2018. The revolution is HERE. How you deal with it is up to you. You can do nothing and hope for the best, or you can control your own destiny and be a PART of the FREEDOM REVOLUTION!”
WHAT, NO VERIFIABLE CREDENTIALS?
Jim and Angie Blake reveal little of themselves, except that on their Facebook pages it appears that they live in Fort Worth, Texas, were married in 2009,and have 6 children between them from prior relationships. Without any supporting evidence, they claim to be activists, truthers, investigative reporters, and even critical thinkers. Angie admits to having once been employed with Parkway Tavern, and Jim reveals on his Facebook page that he made an unpleasant discovery in the men’s room at some unknown job location. That’s quite a resume!
In September of 2017, the Hagmann Report featured a special interview of Jim and Angie Blake to discuss their Youtube broadcast channel, Victurus Libertas. This promotion from The Hagmann Report, as well as the repeated guest interviews of former CIA agent, Robert David Steele and former Congress woman, Cynthia McKinney, helped to advance their visibility and credibility. But without a proper resume of Jim and Angie Blake’s employment history, we will have to rely once again on the vetting skills of the premier father/son private investigator team, Doug and Joe Hagmann, whose famous words of assurance, Trust me, folks!, caused their listeners to gloss over various fake “Insider” sources.
It needs to be noted that Victurus Libertas (VL) also has relied on unnamed Insiders as their sources. One of them claimed to be from the DHS, which caused me to wonder if Doug Hagmann’s Rosebud or DHS Insider, was being recycled. And then there is FBI ANON…. Hagmann has claimed to have once worked undercover as a FBI operative, so I guess we should ask him to vet that person’s credentials.
MEMBERSHIP FEES: THE DOOR TO INSIDER ENGAGEMENT (something Ex-Con Tax Defier, former IRS Agent, Sherry Peel Jackson knows all about)
On the VL website which Angie heads as the Editor-in-chief, a page on Membership Levels provides a door to their world of secret insider sources. The Basic Membership is $2 per month to support their efforts to “bring the truth forward for all to see while exposing corruption”. This level gives the member “access to ALL worldwide news stories, be included in the weekly newsletter to stay updated on the website, as well as the VL Channel and you will have first access to EXCLUSIVE interviews from our CREDIBLE INSIDE SOURCES before anyone else.”
The Gold Membership is $5 per month which gives the Basic package plus “In addition, you will have access to 1-HIGHLY EXCLUSIVE interview per month, in which YOU will ask questions of a POLITICAL EXPERT, such as Robert David Steele, Field McConnell or possibly even Ron Paul. We will have these HIGHLY EXCLUSIVE interviews set up each month….Your name will be used when we present the questions. It will be just like you are interacting directly (with) the expert!”
The website, Galactic Connection.com featured a May 15, 2017 Victurus Libertas Channel Update called Under Attack But We Will Not Quit-Targeted Individuals. As shown below, Readers and Viewers of VL can ask FBI ANON their own questions.
In the above screenshot, the Blakes ask for prayers, saying, “I never knew what the term targeted individuals meant until now. I have empathy for all those that have been targeted by the deep state for telling the truth and exposing evil. Pray for all those that have the courage to take on the swamp creatures.” In the post dated May 16, 2017, which accompanies the video, Angie says, “We are fortunate and grateful to work with some really great insiders who want the truth to come out about the inner workings of our governments. FBI Anon, most known for showing up on 4Chan from time to time with his AMA, has agreed to allow our audience to ask questions…”.
That is, those may ask who have paid for the $5/month Gold Membership. When I was writing about Robert David Steele several months ago, I noticed that he limited his communications with the public by stipulating that he would only answer emails where the writer was also a supporter; i.e., gave him money for his #UNRIG campaign. Some of the donations he received for Earth Intelligence Network he used to fund the various YouTube broadcasters which interviewed him.
So why would Field McConnell of Abel Danger, or “even Ron Paul” want to buy into this exclusive interview situation which might be viewed by only a handful of persons? Well, Field McConnell has interviewed Sovereign Citizen “Judge” Anna Von Reitz, which is a common denominator with the Victurus Libertas website. And we do not know if Ron Paul is even aware that his name has been dropped for commercial purposes by the Blakes.
Many Tax Defiers and Sovereign Citizen Believers Prefer the MLM model of defrauding their customers
There is an interesting link between Sovereign Citizens and the use of MLM companies; one example which had been noted by this blog was that of Ernest Land, the Director of Creation Science Evangelism Ministries, connected with tax fraud Kent Hovind.
The exclusive interview method of enticing members as used by VL, has the overtones of a common MLM strategy, where if the participant gets to a certain level, the customer gains access to an online resource center where certain vendors are allowed an exclusive arrangement. Whether selling MLM Zurvita energy drinks, or VL Mugs, hoodies and shirts, or Sherry Peel Jackson’s Healthy Place products, Victurus Libertas raison d’être is for commercial profit. Truth is subordinate to commercial profit at Victurus Libertas; it is just another commodity to be bought and sold, like an over priced coffee mug.
Healthy Place’s Sherry Peel Jackson was once involved in the MLM Pinnacle Quest International (PQI), which got into legal problems with the Department of Justice. PQI was discussed in an October 12, 2010 article by Steve Rhode, called, Promoters of Debt Elimination and Tax Relief Scheme Get Hard Jail Time. Rhode explains, “PQI was an umbrella organization for numerous vendors of tax and credit card debt elimination scams. Some of the PQI vendors, such as Southern Oregon Resources Center for Education (SORCE), sold bogus theories and strategies for tax evasion. For fees starting at $10,000 SORCE assisted its customers in the creation of a series of sham business entities in the United States and Panama. Other tax-related PQI vendors denied legitimacy of the income tax system on various theories and provided customers with a “reliance defense” that consisted of a paper trail of frivolous correspondence which a client could allegedly use as evidence of good faith if the client were prosecuted”.
Steve Rhode also notes that one of the speakers on the PQI’s Q1 audio course included “Sherry Peel-Jackson, a tax defier“. He goes on to say, “These individuals make false and fraudulent statements about the internal revenue laws..”.
In the screenshot below, Jim and Angie Blake of Victurus Libertas extol ex-con Sherry Peel Jackson as one of their heroes; therefore they have partnered with her to sell her Healthy Place products.
Sherry Peel Jackson is now out of prison, but nine years ago on September 11, 2008, the Department of Justice had issued a news release headlined, Four Year Prison Sentence Affirmed for Georgia Tax Defier: Former IRS Employee Convicted of Tax Crimes. This notice begins, “The U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed a four-year prison sentence for tax defier crimes committed by Sherry Peel Jackson, a former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employee and tax preparer, the Justice Department announced today.”
The DOJ press release explained, “…beginning in 2000, Jackson willfully and intentionally did not file her own individual tax returns. At that time, she also operated a tax preparation business and continued to prepare, submit and file individual tax returns for her customers. For the next three years, Jackson intentionally did not file her tax returns, despite an income of more than $400,000 in that time period…In May 2008, a federal court in Florida found Jackson to have been advancing frivolous tax arguments at a Pinnacle Quest International (PQI) sales conference and in PQI promotional materials. The court barred PQI and its principals from publicizing tax fraud schemes.”
Victurus Libertas features 3 interviews with Sherry Peal Jackson; the one on August 28, 2017 proclaims, Former IRS Agent Sherry Peel Jackson Reveals Her New Master Plan For Being Debt-Free and Healthy, and the April 23, 2017 interview was titled, Exclusive-Former IRS Agent, Sherry Peel Jackson Exposes Income Tax/Federal Reserve Connection.
Given the past history with the fraudulent MLM PQI, and the tax defier conviction and imprisonment of Jackson, I cannot understand how Victurus Libertas can view her counsel as worthy of consideration. But perhaps it has to do with their admission that they endorse the legal theories put forth by Anna Von Reitz, who is well known in Sovereign Citizen circles.
An Interview with self-proclaimed Superior Court Judge Anna Von Reitz aka Anna Maria Riezinger
On December 6, 2017 Victurus Libertas posted their full interview of Judge Anna Von Reitz on YouTube. Then on December 16, 2017, Jim Blake claimed that they were being “targeted and attacked after (their) interview with Judge Anna Von Reitz”. In the comment section, the Blakes added this information: “FAQ – What kind of targeting? – A. Petty Vandalism, Electromagnetic, 3 dead batteries at the same time, Financial (not disclosing at this time), Prank phone calls by Private #’s, door knocking, window tapping…Also feel like a spiritual battle going on”.
One person commented that they were praying in the name of Jesus for them, and “I bind those targeting you!”, while another offered some white witchcraft advice, saying, “Stay full of love and compassion for each other and the ones around ya, the scalar energy weapons and phyic(sp) attacks are more or less beat the same way, Practice the good energy Magic I have used the defense spells successfully…basically a boosted prayer”. Jim Blake also quoted a scripture in the book of Revelation about the inability of anyone to close a door which God opens, and also their Victurus Libertas motif, If God is for us, who can be against us?
The Full Interview began with an advertisement for their 16 ounce mug and shirts, and at the 1.15 mark, Angie says, “Hey guys, I’m so excited tonight, our guest is a state Superior Court Judge…”.
The very first statement of the interview is a lie, and Angie Blake, if she were honest would have stated that their guest, Anna Von Reitz, has falsely claimed to be a State Superior Court Judge of Alaska. But I suppose their guest would not have granted an interview at all, unless the co-hosts had pledged to lie on her behalf. According to Snopes.com on December 10, 2015 The Mind Unleashed published an article that had discussed the actions of “Judge” Anna Von Reitz’s attempt to get U. S. Marshalls and the FBI to arrest Congress and the President. In the screenshot below, we see this “Judge” title discussed.
At this juncture of the Victurus Libertas interview, there is a distinct fork in the road. If you want to honor and exalt a LIAR who claims she is an Alaskan Superior Court Judge, listen to the rest of the interview. If you prefer to stay within the bounds of reality, click the interview off. I am not surprised that after publicly endorsing a woman who is delusional, that the Blakes are hearing tapping on the windows, etc. which they call targeting.
Victurus Libertas has entered the twilight zone known as the Sovereign Citizen Movement. Except don’t ever call Judge Anna a sovereign citizen, she prefers state national. Her website is Anna Von Reitz.com, and I have been reading some of her articles and noting the links to other sites, which I will comment on at a future date, as I continue to review the antigovernment biases of the Christian Alternative News Media.
Here is what Jim Blake summed up in his Targeted and Attacked video: “Well, folks, it’s become painfully obvious that for the last 2 weeks we have been targeted by some very bad people and some people that did not like the message that was disseminated a couple of weeks ago by Judge Anna Von Reitz in an interview that we did, an hour and fifty minutes that we did with her a couple of weeks ago and if you haven’t seen it, you need to, because it is a well of information, it’s incredible. Basically, basically she outlines how we as Americans have all been bamboozled by the Federal government, by England, by some very rich people, and powerful people, and people that are very greedy, that want to enslave all of us. And the Federal government deems us all as corporate entities, instead of God’s creation with inalienable rights and we have all been bamboozled into thinking that we live in the land of the free, but how free are we really when 60 or 70 percent of our money goes into taxes.”
“We’re told every morning what time to get up, what time to have lunch, what time to go home, how much sleep we need, so we can continue doing this day after day after day, to put into the system to make others rich and powerful. Well, Judge Anna Von Reitz does a very eloquent job of telling everyone what, what happened, how it’s still happening and how we can take our lives back all of us. These people are not very happy with that message because when the numbers, when the people, find out what has been going on for so long, they’re not going to be very happy. Well, we’ve been targeted pretty severely and so I’m just getting our message out saying once again, please pray for us. We’re probably going to go dark for the rest of the year- we will not be deterred, we will not quit….”
Besides indicating that he does not like to have to be told to be at work by a certain time, as I suppose he prefers to sleep in, I was curious by Jim Blake’s resentful claim of being taxed at the 60-70 percent level, since the Federal Income tax brackets peak out at about 39 percent. Even at that level, income is taxed in progressive steps, other types of taxes are deductible, etc., so it appears that Jim Blake is unable to give a credible analysis of the most basic realities affecting the middle and upper middle classes of the United States.
So how reliable are the opinions of the Blakes and the guests which they interview at Victurus Libertas? If you are looking for an honest and truthful discussion of the “evidence” upon which Angie and Jim Blake, Judge Anna Von Reitz, Robert David Steele, the Hagmanns or Sherry Peel Jackson rest their arguments on, you would be better off to do your own independent research.
Ironically, Anna Von Reitz accused the government, in the Victurus Libertas interview at the 5.14 mark, that “they’re doing a bunch of legalistic chicanery and semantic deceits in order to bring forward these false claims…”. This was stated by a woman who illegally claims to be an Alaskan Superior Court Judge, and who employs a bunch of legalistic chicanery and semantic deceits in order to support her false claims! And I did not take her words out of context.
CONtext! The whole CONtext! And nothing but the CONtext! Say, that would make a nice logo on a very large coffee mug or hoodie.
END NOTE: This article on Victurus Libertas was written in response to the following comment by Danny posted under the Tracking the Leopard Meroz January 7, 2018 article on Dave Daubenmire and Doug Hagmann.