This story was interesting. A “survivalist” Peter Keller built a bunker in the side of the mountain. The police surrounded and sieged the bunker. They pumped tear gas into the bunker, blew the roof off, and found him dead.
One spin is “All survivalists are evil. If you’re concerned about the collapse of the system, then you’re a fruitcake.”
Peter Keller shows a common fallacy. It’s the same mistake that Ed and Elaine Brown made. You can’t build a fortified bunker and hold off a siege by the State police. They have superior numbers. They have superior resources. If necessary, they will use explosives to blow you out of your hiding place.
If you want to avoid the State, the best option is stealth. For example, if Peter Keller adopted a new identity and ran away, he might have succeeded.
That’s why I like agorism. It’s a way of stealthily avoiding State theft. You don’t want a direct confrontation with State police. By that time, you’ve already lost.
Peter Keller shows an important lesson. You can’t build a fortified bunker and hold off State police. They will surround and siege you. They have superior resources.