To those who haven't heard, Richard Simkanin just passed away, while still in the custody of the federal parasite class. As many of you know, he was sentenced to seven years in a cage, by a mentally unstable, god-complex fascist named John McBryde. (I had the displeasure of witnessing the "judge's" delusional psychoses in action at Richard's trial.) Richard's main "sin" was not withholding taxes from his employees--who didn't actually owe anything.
(If the employers of the country stopped acting as thieves on behalf of the parasite class, it would be really difficult for the federal extortion racket to continue, so the federal thieves really wanted to make an example of Mr. Simkanin--to publicly hurt and torture him in order to terrorize others into being obedient.)
After seven years in a cage for being open and honest, and sticking to his principles, Mr. Simkanin got out. However, when he did not report for the "supervised release" routine, the same psychopath "judge" sentenced him to another seven years in a cage. McBryde is certainly not alone among control freaks in thinking that violence is the way to change people's minds, that torturing and inflicting suffering on people is how to alter their beliefs. But with Richard, it obviously didn't work. He left the world with few worldly possessions, but with every scrap of his integrity intact.
People can endlessly debate Mr. Simkanin's legal theories and tactics, and what he should or shouldn't have done. But right now, we should all acknowledge that what he did do, all legal technicalities aside, was to lay down his life for his friends. He stood up for what he believed was right, and kept doing so through torment and suffering. He acted as the antithesis of the megalomaniacs who desire dominion over the rest of us. They could not break Richard Simkanin, and they never did. The most they could do was to kill him. And they did.
Everyone dies. Few still have their integrity fully intact when they do. Richard was one of those few people. Ultimately, he gave up everything to follow his conscience. May he forever rest in peace, and may his courage serve as an example to others.