It’s Nice to be Hated

It is rare that one can express a political opinion without offending someone. Libertarians often get a double dose of it, as almost every opinion we express offends someone from the left, the right, or both. As a result, we get our share of hate mail. One such writer came up with a long list alternate names for Hammer of Truth:

May I suggest some name changes that may fit your site better than “HAMMER OF TRUTH’ if you are going to completely lose credibility? How about:

HAMMER OF PROPOGANDA

HAMMER OF LIES

HAMMER OF OPINION

HAMMER OF CONSPIRACY THEORIES FOR EVERYTHING

HAMMER OF PARANOIA

HAMMER OF THE RIDICULOUS

HAMMER OF ALL DRUGS ARE OK, MAYBE EVEN GOOD FOR YOU

HAMMER OF ALWAYS BASH THE RIGHT WING

HAMMER OF MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY

HAMMER OF TO HELL WITH THE TRUTH

HAMMER OF DON’T VERIFY OR DOUBLE CHECK ANY INFORMATION

HAMMER OF THE OUTRAGEOUS

HAMMER OF ANTIWAR (ANY WAR)

HAMMER OF LET’S BASH ISRAEL

HAMMER OF WE DON’T CARE IF WE ARE ATTACKED

HAMMER OF THE THREAT FROM OUR ENEMIES IS NOT REAL

HAMMER OF I SUPPORT AND PROMOTE PORNOGRAPHY

HAMMER OF FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS ABSOLUTE AND NOTHING IS SACRED

HAMMER OF ATHIESTS

HAMMER OF IF YOU DISAGREE WITH ME, GO TO HELL

HAMMER OF I AM ALWAYS RIGHT

HAMMER OF WIERDOS

HAMMER OF NEUROSIS

HAMMER OF LET THE ILLEGALS IN

HAMMER OF IF YOU ARE AGAINST BUSH, I AM YOUR FRIEND AND YOU MUST BE RIGHT

HAMMER OF LIBERTARIANS ARE ALWAYS RIGHT

HAMMER OF ANARCHY

HAMMER OF 9/11 WAS AN INSIDE JOB

I can’t speak for everyone around here, but I intend to keep hammering away until we get our freedom restored.

58 Comments
  1. Hammer of I can’t be bothered to hit the Write button and publish my own opinions the same as every other editor here.

  2. The horrible thing about politics is that — whatever position you take, whatever party you belong to — whenever you open your mouth on any political issue, it seems someone is alwyas ready to jump on you, to declare you a “traitor,” to declare you “evil.” It makes me want to give up poltics completely almost every week.

    But I don’t give it up, because even more than I cannot abide hate, I cannot abide oppression. So until governments give up oppressing, and people stop defending oppression, I will not give up politics.

  3. They also forgot HAMMER OF DEAN, HILLARY, KERRY, MOHAMMED, BIN LADEN, DEAD AMERICAN AND CHILD RAPIST LOVERS

  4. HAMMER OF LETS BASH ISRAEL?

    I thought libertarians were mostly pro-israel (I know I am)

  5. Ahh, another classic Julian e-mail eh?

    As for the 9/11 thing (which people got in such a freagin tiff over), I encourage you to visit the scholars for 9/11 truth page http://www.st911.org/

    The interesting combo that made me laugh is
    HAMMER OF TO HELL WITH THE TRUTH
    HAMMER OF 9/11 WAS AN INSIDE JOB

    If anything, this site won’t touch 9/11 conspiracies with a 10 foot poll, one of the reasons for my departure. So the angry e-mailer (I’ll just call him Julian) was right, but for the wrong reason! :)

  6. I WAS CLOSE ENOUGH. WHAT ARE YOU, THE FACTUAL HAMMER NAZI.

    yup, right movie, but my quote was wrong. I guess this spazoid was right. I didn’t “verify” my information on this one :)

  7. Point being, there will always be some one, some where, who will say your full of shit. Sometimes, they will do just to disagree with you regardless of your stance on an issue.

    I have an aunt who will argue with me and the rest of my family about EVERYTHING. We ignore her now, and everyone (except her of course), is happy.

    I say, ignore people like this, and move on.

  8. Did Bill O’Reilly write that hate mail? Some of what it says sounds kind of like his rhetoric.

    Well, at least HoT is getting traffic, it seems.

  9. Rick: The likely reason why “this site wont touch on 9/11 conspiracies” is becuase there is no 9/11 conspiracy. Your second-rate websites don’t convince me, or anyone else with a rational mind.

    In the meantime, my personal favorite is: HAMMER OF IF YOU ARE AGAINST BUSH, I AM YOUR FRIEND AND YOU MUST BE RIGHT

  10. Hammer of exposing brash, ignorant, bitter, bigoted, idiotic, unmitigated conservative rage and hatred.

  11. >>there is no 9/11 conspiracy

    Dan, you are wrong by definition. Because even if you believe the 19 hijackers story, that is/was still a conspiracy.

    If there was no conspiracy, then it must have been known publicly. Show me your 2nd rate website with such knowledge!

    Excellent post by Jake Porter, the 25 rules of disinformation. Lemme see. Dan’s argument fits #2 and #18 quite nicely. :)

    Eh fuckit. Not worth arguing with the true believers. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

    HAMMER OF I AM ALWAYS RIGHT

  12. Hey, I do support and promote pornography! I also condone its creation and distribution.

    Have you got a problem with that Mr. Right-Wing pro “freedom”* dude?

    *Where freedom = what the right wingers want it to be.

  13. It’s about time conservatives started realizing that “libertarian” is not some fashionable synonym for “right-wing”. They are finally realizing that we find most of their members’ actions just as distasteful as the Dems. This makes me happy. =)

  14. I almost forgot last month’s nominee:

    SG leaps from a statement about fairness to all religions to accusations that the Judge would force us all to worship his monument and compare the Judge to an Afghan Mulla. This is not shrieking? This is fairness? I thought better of Scipio’s own sense of fairness.

    SG should change the name of his site from Hammer of Truth to Fingernails on the Chalkboard of Truth.

  15. How about:

    Hammer of immoral, drug-crazed, gun-toting, anti-government, paranoid, conspiracy-theorizing crackpots.

    That about covers every possible myth about libertarian, I think.

  16. The likely reason why “this site wont touch on 9/11 conspiracies” is becuase there is no 9/11 conspiracy. Your second-rate websites don’t convince me, or anyone else with a rational mind.

    De Nile ain’t jes a riva en Ejip? Rationalize this…just a few questions for believers in the regime’s official, irrational 9-11 conspiracy hypothesis

    I thought libertarians were mostly pro-israel (I know I am)

    Why would you support any nation-state regime and call yourself a libertarian? Much less a national socialist (it is both nationalist and socialist; care to argue?), officially theocratic, military-industrial security state which has by far the highest per capita consumption of US tax-extorted foreign aid welfare?

    Note: I am mostly of Jewish ancestry, and not self-hating.
    I am, however, not a Zionist; my uncle was a strident Zionist before he tried living there, but not since.

  17. HAMMER OF ALWAYS BASH THE RIGHT WING

    Reich wing. And hammering is too good for them. How about a roach motel for reich wingers? The reich wingers check in, but they don’t check out.

  18. HAMMER OF ALL DRUGS ARE OK, MAYBE EVEN GOOD FOR YOU

    They can be, depending on usage patterns. I think of it kind of like fire: it can be life-saving, recreational, discomforting or deadly, depending on when, where, why, and how.

    Banning lighters, matches, stick-rubbing, etc, would be the functional equivalent of drug prohibition under this analogy.

  19. HAMMER OF THE THREAT FROM OUR ENEMIES IS NOT REAL

    They are very real. The problem is identifying them correctly. They consist mostly and primarily, by far, of internal enemies: chiefly, those in the Bush and Clinton Crimes-against-humanity families, the NSGOP, NSDP, and other blind or half-blind camp followers who accept regime disinformation (CNN, fox, hate radio, major dailies, etc) as gospel. Also, elites in most major institutions (corporations, regime, media, miseducation, military-police state, welfare pimps, even state-controlled religions by virtue of regime extortion-exemption; this also applies to foundations and major lobbyists).

    As for external “enemies”, aka mechanical rabbits, upon closer examination they often turn out to be heavily financed, trained and infiltrated by the real (internal regime) enemies as well, for the express purpose of creating enemies/problems for the regime to fight/solve and
    to deflect attention away from regime evil.

  20. HAMMER OF DEAN, HILLARY, KERRY, MOHAMMED, BIN LADEN, DEAD AMERICAN AND CHILD RAPIST LOVERS

    “Islamo-fascists” support Bush for/as Emperor and the War of (“on”) Terror. Why?

    1) They are corrupt, and recieve funding from the USSA regime (mostly covert, some above-board).

    2) The war plays into their hands as much as it does the USS regime fascists; both sides gain money, power and recruits the more the conflict is perpetuated.

    3) So if both sides win, who loses in the war of terror and foreign wars? Peaceful people, non-regime connected businesses (especially smaller ones), families, rank and file soldiers, etc….on both sides.

    4) Dean, Hillary and Kerry are false opposition to Bush. More circus sideshow as part of the ancient Roman bread and circus plan. In Rome they were called by color: blue and green parties, if I recall correctly. Now, blue and red, which can mean either Crips and Bloods or Ds and Rs. In any case, point me to the nearest vomitorium….staged

  21. HAMMER OF MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY

    As opposed to the regime of forcible government, which does not offer the highway as an option?

  22. HAMMER OF I SUPPORT AND PROMOTE PORNOGRAPHY

    Yeah, I guess exposing some of the regime’s antics, such as what they are doing to Kubby and Iraqis – among many other examples – gives sadist regimists a woody. While it is too bad that some of these people get sexual gratification by reading the evil exposed by thi site, at least they and their apologists can also be self-righteous in condemning other forms of sexually gratifying material. Frustrated sexual energy should instead be channeled into warfare on behalf of the regime and hypocritical religious zealotry. Or perhaps martyrdom, or domestic violence?

  23. HAMMER OF FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS ABSOLUTE AND NOTHING IS SACRED

    If freedom of speech is not absolute (by regime force) and something is sacred, are those people or things which are sacred the regime, does the regime decide what is sacred enough to limit speech, or both?

    Or would such an interpretation place the regime in the same category of sin for which Lucifer was cast out of heaven (attempting to take God’s place)?

    If the latter, could this logically explained why Lucifer (Satan) was credibly able to tempt Jesus with earthly power over all the regimes of the world? If this power was not Satan’s to bestow, would it really have been tempting, and wouldn’t Jesus be in a position to know if it was a lie?

  24. HAMMER OF IF YOU DISAGREE WITH ME, GO TO HELL

    You mena this site promotes fundamentalist theology?

  25. HAMMER OF LET THE ILLEGALS IN

    If human beings are illegal, this means that the borders are a legitimate property line. If this is correct, the regime is either partial or whole owner of all property within its self-defined borders.

    If the regime has such property rights legitimately, this would explain why they also have a right to wage foreign wars, internal wars (drugs, poverty, terror), tax unwilling subjects, define limits on speech, etc.

    However, what makes such property rights which the regime claims legitimate or desirable?

  26. HAMMER OF IF YOU ARE AGAINST BUSH, I AM YOUR FRIEND AND YOU MUST BE RIGHT

    Not really, but it means you must be right on at least one point; let’s see what else we can agree about, while keeping in mind we may well disagree on a lot of things.

  27. HAMMER OF LIBERTARIANS ARE ALWAYS RIGHT

    LOL. Libertarians probably spend more time and effort bashing each other than they do bashing everyone else combined.

  28. HAMMER OF ANARCHY

    HAMMER OF 9/11 WAS AN INSIDE JOB

    9/11 was an inside job, by definition; it also happens that the official conspiracy lie (calling it a theory would be giving it far too much credit) is blatantly ridiculous, and very easy to expose.

    Anarchy is the solution to regime-perpetuated chaos as well as regime-perpetuated tyranny; both feeding off each other to take freedom, property and lives away from everyone else – scare tactics create a sufficient number of scared sheep to push them as well as the unwilling caught up in their stampede to the slaughterhouse for the benefit of carnivorous regimists.

    Steps to the slaughterhouse include feeding the sheep, branding them, penning them in, rounding them up.

  29. Actually, I think he missed one – “Hammer of Confusing Liberalism with Libertarianism”.

    As the names imply, the two share much more than either does with conservatism. In practice, the NSGOP has usually been the more anti-liberty face of the two-headed monster one party system; and even more so under dubai-ya than usual.

  30. “As the names imply, the two share much more than either does with conservatism. In practice, the NSGOP has usually been the more anti-liberty face of the two-headed monster one party system; and even more so under dubai-ya than usual.”

    I’d agree if “liberalism” weren’t a misnomer based on historical accident. Today’s “liberalism” is mostly a rehash of old nationalist socialism. Even their support for personal freedom is really about exerting control – they would legalize pot because they approve of it, but they are all for restricting tobacco and alcohol because they don’t approve of them. But how long, once pot is legalized, before the Democrat trial lawyers sue the cannabis companies for promoting carcinogens as “healthful”?

  31. Ya know, in spite of this guy being a loony, there’s something to be said for name change. Any organization that uses the word ‘truth’ in it’s handle automatically sets my BS detector on it’s most sensitive scale. Although, that’s not necessarily a Bad Thing these days.

  32. How about we rename ourselves? Maybe Hammer of Think? We can keep the HoT shortcut and embrace the HoOpinion, HoBushbasher, HoBullshit, HoPorn, and HoDrugsaregoodforeveryone ideas that everyone seems so willing to pin on us. No matter how we are tagged, that people respond would indicate that they are 1) toeing a party line or 2) Thinking and forming Independent opinions.

    Let’s be logical here. That Libertarians are prone to disagreement amongst ourselves surely means that we Think for ourselves. But hey, I am in a malaria ridden country right now and am probably feverish.

  33. me1:“As the names imply, the two share much more than either does with conservatism. In practice, the NSGOP has usually been the more anti-liberty face of the two-headed monster one party system; and even more so under dubai-ya than usual.”

    TH: I’d agree if “liberalism” weren’t a misnomer based on historical accident. Today’s “liberalism” is mostly a rehash of old nationalist socialism. Even their support for personal freedom is really about exerting control – they would legalize pot because they approve of it, but they are all for restricting tobacco and alcohol because they don’t approve of them. But how long, once pot is legalized, before the Democrat trial lawyers sue the cannabis companies for promoting carcinogens as “healthful”?

    me2: All true, but there are a variety of flavors of modern liberalism, some of which are more libertarian than others. While the US (only) has a few very-slightly-superficially-libertarian conservatives, there’s more in common betw/ L&L …

  34. ….than L & C, especially around the world and historically. Recent developments in USSA polyticks show the super/artificial conflation between libertarianism and conservatism to have been a temporary local deviation from the norm.

    The historically and globally more prevalent conflation between conservatism and authoritarianism/fascism on the one hand, and between liberalism and libertarianism on the other, is now bein restored in the USSA today.

  35. How about we rename ourselves? Maybe Hammer of Think? We can keep the HoT shortcut and embrace the HoOpinion, HoBushbasher, HoBullshit, HoPorn, and HoDrugsaregoodforeveryone ideas that everyone seems so willing to pin on us. No matter how we are tagged, that people respond would indicate that they are 1) toeing a party line or 2) Thinking and forming Independent opinions.

    p)If nothing else, having Bush, Shit, Porn and Drugs in the site subtitle should increase traffic even further.

    Let’s be logical here. That Libertarians are prone to disagreement amongst ourselves surely means that we Think for ourselves. But hey, I am in a malaria ridden country right now and am probably feverish.

    p) The USSA, or where? Also, our disagreements among ourselves are staged, and our opponents unanimity of action and purpose is equally illusory. Or so I think. Wait, I don’t. Only they do.