Sunday, January 27, 2013

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! MEET KANSAS CITY ACTIVIST TONI BONES!!!



Over the past several years it's clear that Kansas City's community of local activists is burgeoning with excited and energetic new talent eager to change the status quo.

To wit . . .

CHECK THIS E-MAIL INTERVIEW AND PROFILE WITH LOCAL ACTIVIST TONI BONES!!!

We first heard about Toni through local Liberty gatherings, conferences and rallies and for a young woman who is only 24 years-old her list of accomplishments looks to be growing even more impressive this year.

Recently, I had the opportunity to ask Toni some questions about her activism and here's result of that conversation . . . 

Check it:

AN INTERVIEW WITH KANSAS CITY ACTIVIST TONI BONES

What do I do/Who am I?

As far as activism goes, I’m really not out to change peoples minds, anymore. The information is out there and I really feel it is everyone’s personal responsibility to venture out and come to their own conclusions. I find myself focusing on getting information out there, encouraging critical thinking and to facilitate self ownership, which I’ll get into more later. I certainly didn’t wake up one morning and find myself in the state of mind I am today.

Most of you are just now hearing my name for the first time but some of you may have seen me tinkering around with different projects such as KCNORML, The Libertarian Party, The Liberty Restoration Project, Show Me Cannabis Reform, Occupy KC, etc and so forth. These days I find myself investing in my most important and challenging venture of raising and nurturing my 3 little ones and tend to work behind the scenes organizing, networking and researching. I really feel my efforts have led me into a more serious and sustainable direction.

These last few months, especially, I have really found myself at a metamorphosis as far as activism and personal growth is concerned. While exciting and even unnerving, I definitely feel I am heading into a more positive direction as I switch up gears and hone in on different priorities. Don’t get me wrong, though, you’ll still catch me engaging people on the streets distributing resources, holding signs and attending events I deem valuable to awakening the public as well as leading a positive direction whether I agree whole heartedly with their message or not.


A lot has changed these last couple years for me as far as political preference, or lack there of, and my the affinity I’ve gained in regards to transparency, sustainability, holistic medicine and personal responsibility. As a libertarian activist that put her time in registering voters, gathering signatures, organizing events, marches and rallies and trying to work within our political system to realize how much good I was doing politically- which was absolutely nothing. Don’t misinterpret me, however. The people I’ve reached out to, met and encouraged has never been and will never have been a waste and I am truly grateful for every one of those conversations and encounters, good and bad. Without them, I would not have encountered and understood the voluntaryist philosophy I’ve adopted and nurture today.

One of my biggest transformations has been my evolution from a a Ron Paul loving, cannabis crusading libertarian to what I consider a plant hoarding, cop blocking anarchist. Now before you cower in revolt to the term anarchist and lash out about tin foil hats and chaos, allow me to better explain. Anarchy, or voluntaryism, is merely the belief that no other person has the right to commit force or fraud against another person and all human interaction is to be voluntary. This includes the idea that taxation is theft and the notion of governance by any group of people, legislated or not, is illegitimate.

We follow the Non Aggression Principle and violence is especially frowned upon and deemed illegitimate; except for in one instance, which is the protection of self, property and family. So don’t get voluntaryists confused with pacifist hippies as they can, and will, defend their families, themselves and their property without hesitation. It would be a huge mistake to confuse a voluntaryist as an easy target. In fact, many tend to be big supporters of open carry- just sayin! Don’t take my word for it, do your own research. It may be as positive and life altering as it was for me.

I am only 24 years old and admittedly new to the philosophy. There are others far more knowledgable on the subject than I. I can honestly, and whole heartedly say, however, that everyday I have followed this philosophy I have found myself a more responsible, honest person and a better parent.

When did I get started?

I’ve had an inquisitive mind and a lust for truth for as long as I can remember. It is rather difficult to pinpoint where I got started. One experience and early memory sticks out in my mind, though, so I suppose I will dive into that a bit. From an incredibly early age I had always questioned theology. While things never quite added up in my head as far as creationism goes and even before I really understood what I was questioning, I couldn’t help but acknowledge the unspoken, underlying notion that it was not to be questioned. I, and many others I’m sure, grew up just ‘knowing’ it wasn’t up for debate or questions, it simply was. I think this is what most intrigued me most with the subject and thus began my silent curiosity.

The mere thought of sitting around the Thanksgiving table with my family and even questioning this belief system as a young mind sends chills down my spine to this day. It is not that my family members were mean, bad people, or anything of the sort. It was just not an approachable acceptable subject and would appear to render one, almost immediately as some sort of unspeakable, clearly immoral outcast. Obviously, I don’t feel this way now but this is merely a view point I can recall as a young child. I remember one day mustering up the courage and sitting on my Mom’s lap and asking her the question, ‘Mommy, where do people come from?’. Predictably she responded with, “Well, god made us.” I then retorted, “Then who made god?. I can’t tell you what her response was to that question but I can say this was definitely probably one of the more profound moments I had in regards to defining myself as the inquisitive, critical thinker I still am today.

What motivates me?

Most obviously what motivates me the most are my children. I would not and could not be able to sleep with the knowledge I’ve accumulated knowing that I did not do something, anything, everyday to help snap our society out of the this embarrassing apathetic mess of ignorance and dependence that has been chosen for ourselves knowing that I have brought precious people into this world.

Less obviously, 3 things stand out in my mind as far as inspiration to the current direction I have chosen. I’ll try to briefly outline each of them without getting too carried away.

The first was my last pregnancy and birth. I had a holistic midwife and also a home water birth. While there are many aspects of that experience I would do differently in the future, for the whole it was a beautiful and memorable learning experience. As I mentioned earlier, the more I dive into horticulture the more interested I become in holistic medicine. This experience showed me how incredibly powerful a healthy understanding of herbs and nutrition can play into all aspects of your life, particularly pregnancy. I was able to not only maintain my health but improve it, dramatically lower and manage my blood pressure and gain the confidence I needed to step out of societies mold of constant medical intervention. Pregnancy is not an illness and I gained the confidence I needed to dive into the incredible world of plants, the relationship we’ve developed with them over these last ten thousand years or so and how to apply them to my families everyday life.

The second instance that sticks out to me was this last November. I was laying on my bed, slipping into a counter productive depression when a good friend of mind walked in and told me to get my ass up and go on an adventure. She insisted on watching my kiddos, handed me my keys and told me to get out of the house and find an adventure. I remember looking at my face book events and narrowed it down to two things. One was one of my favorite bands, Primus, being in town and the other than stuck out to me was the Music City Liberty Festival in Nashville, TN. While Primus was closer and definitely easier to pull off I felt a pull towards Nashville and ran with it. I packed a small bag and hit the road onto my 9 hour journey before I could change my mind. That decision changed my life for the better forever.

While in Nashville, I came across some great ideas, excellent music and even better people. Two of the bands that really stuck out were little known Hart Sawyer with her beautiful voice, almost classical music and brilliant lyrics. I’m not easily impressed, but that chick blew me away. The other was Rebel INC, incredible lyrics and brilliant dudes, definitely worth a listen, as well. I really enjoyed hanging out with these guys and finding out we were on the same wave length ‘politically’, I also had the privilege of meeting the founders of www.copblock.org, Ademo Freeman and Pete Eyre. Both are really great, principled guys I am grateful to have been able to meet. Pete and I continued to talk afterwards and turned me on to my next inspiration, The Unschool Bus.

This family is incredible. They ride around spreading an encouraging message and teaching their children how to live happily instead of just function in society. I’ve really been inspired through their you tube channel and philosophies in regards to parenting, for sure. They have renovated a school bus, which they lovingly call the Unschool Bus, and document their travels. Their adventures and courage has really motivated me to take my family in what I feel is a much more healthy and meaningful direction. All in all, all three of these things have really solidified my decision to focus on family, sustainability and creating life long memories. I’m still in the brainstorming stages with this but don’t be surprised if you see me documenting our travels and adventures in the near future.

The next year…

Over the next year you can plan on seeing me taking steps towards the above mentioned . Also with the only collection of activists I claim to be actively a part of right now, which is MO and KS very own chapter of Copblock. This particular effort is near and dear to my heart for so many reasons. Police brutality and misconduct are not isolated incidents and we see it happening more and more everyday. While it also strongly ties into my personal philosophy, transparency and accountability is also so very important. Especially when it comes to individuals claiming extra rights, operating on your stolen money and kidnapping people for victimless ‘crimes’, to say the least. Don’t get me wrong, though, I don’t hate police. I don’t believe a badge grants you extra rights, either. I encourage everyone to check out www.copblock.org and look into our first upcoming meeting with co-founder Pete Eyre, on Feb 2 at The Westport Flea Market Bar and Grill. Don’t be shy, I look forward to meeting with other like minded folks and discussing how we can create a healthier better Kansas City without fear of our so called protectors.
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58 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very.

Smart.

Young woman.

Anonymous said...

I did more by the age of 18... She's nothing spectacular someone just honed in on her. I know other female activists that have done far more to create change but they do it without seeking fame or fortune.

Anonymous said...

Seems to waffle between ultra liberal and ultra conservative. Hung up somewhere between Communist and Capitalist. Totally free and authoritarian. A hippie and a Wall Street moneyman. Very interesting. Do you think she knows where the 15K went to?

Anonymous said...

I'd fuck her in her ass. Then cum all over her face and tits. I'd even try to get some in her eyes.

Anonymous said...

I'd fuck her in her ass. Then cum all over her face and tits. I'd even try to get some in her eyes.

Anonymous said...

shes an evil looking beotch.

Anonymous said...

Phony article. Ya'd think this was a NY feature magazine! Way overwritten for a pot wench.

Anonymous said...

Toni Bones is da BOMB!

Anonymous said...

Let's just go ahead and give her $15,000.00 TOO....

Anonymous said...

Tony KNOWS that this post will result in the crap from 1:44, and yet he does it anyway.

Tony, give this young woman's father a call and explain why you decide to encourage this crap.

To all the other young women out there, don't in any way allow Tony to post anything including your picture. He knows of what he does.

No better that the freakish pervs.

Anonymous said...

Wanna impress me? Get a job.

Anonymous said...

Have you ever known a perv who WASN'T a freak?
Oh well, back my afternoon felching class.

Toni Bones said...

Haters gonna hate, Statist gonna state, Potaters gonna potate.

Anonymous said...

A pretty good profile TKC.

You will never see a person like this in the star because she wants to stand up for her rights rather than live off welfare.

More like this Tony!

Anonymous said...

I would definitely have my way with her in the bedroom mmhhmmm!

Anonymous said...

Good read

More things like this.

Anonymous said...



"If you wanna pop that puppy's can you don't have to grease her so hard, Tony."

(Heartbreak Ridge)

Anonymous said...

a supporter of cop block huh? wonder who she would be calling if someone like 1:44 got ahold of her.

Anonymous said...

Miss High Times

http://misshightimes.com/users/tonibones/

Anonymous said...

no superdave less things like this, boring, oh so smug supposed activists who enjoy the benefits of the very society that they despise and have been trying to destroy for years. Go to some remote region of this globe and start your little utopia that you dream so much about. I like the good ole usa as is, warts and all.

Anonymous said...

Whats her real name?

Anonymous said...

I call bullshit. She doesn't hate the police? Yea right. All anarchists hate the police.

Anonymous said...

anyone who actually knows her, knows this is a big load of bullshit. get a fuckn job!!!!!!!! welfare wont suport your ass forever!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Tony's is the only place on earth willing to give her press. Tony's pretty good at insulting readers intelligence though on a regular basis.

Anonymous said...

miss high times lol miss real busted

Anonymous said...

As a couple of others have said, "I call B.S." on this post!

Here's why:
1) I don't think "Toni Bones" is a real person.
2) I don't think the "character" as portrayed is capable of writing the posting above. We're led to believe that she's 24 yrs. old, has 3 kids, LOVES smoking pot, and has the time to travel around the country being a full-time protester jumping from pot legalization, to police brutality, to Occupy Wall Street, to Ron Paul libertarianism, etc.

Unless you tell me she's a spoiled trust-fund brat who got a good education before going "off the rails", I don't believe this story!

Anonymous said...

stupor dave shows his stupidity!

Anonymous said...

Too used to maisntream crap you've been spoonfed?

Not all people who smoke pot are the enemy?

Don't be such a fascist. She's a great writer, smart person and a great organizer.

Way to go Toni Bones!

Anonymous said...

Give her a little credit for imagining she can climb Everest in shorts, tank top, and flip flops.

Anonymous said...

Another Sistah Souljah, honkstress, negress, Shirley Chisolm wanna be. Bet them babies look like Buckwheat comin out of her hairy ass Nat Geo bush.

Anonymous said...

This is part of TKC's equal time requirement for D-Bags. She's providing balance to the Glazer intro.

Anonymous said...

Amen.

Anonymous said...

If you're going to try to attribute the above post to "Toni Bones" then you must provide additional information on this character to authenticate your premise of authenticity.
The posting is generally well-composed and written, indicating the author has an above-average education/intelligence (versus the postings of Alonzo), yet the given character traits stand opposed to this fact.
Question: what are the odds that the educated person who wrote the post is a 24-year old female who already has 3 children, states that she loves smoking weed, and appears to have attention deficit disorder based upon her stated work/activist history?
Answer: Highly unlikely!!
So, please confess your blogging sins TKC!

Anonymous said...

Awesome.

Anonymous said...

Not since "Ulysses" and "One Hundred Years of Solitude" hav I read so many words that basically amounted to NOTHING

Anonymous said...

She is a waste of space...she has earned nothing by the age of 24 except government support and knocked up 3 times...3 dads I'd guess too. Your losing touch TKC!

Anonymous said...

Wow what a bunch a d-bags a lot of you people are

Anonymous said...

Wear a rubber.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a meth whore to me.

Anonymous said...

The police are not anyone's enemy, except maybe anarchy. If you suddenly removed the police from the streets, the result would not be 'freedom', but lawless anarchy. Pretty young girls would be raped instantly.

She doesn't believe in taxes? How naive. This isn't libertarianism, this is Ann Rand.

Anonymous said...

A Notre Dame linebacker said: Better run from this one Tony. You could wind up on Ophrah or Katie spilling your guts.

Anonymous said...

Don't listen to her description of anarchism! Anarchism is NOT voluntaryism.

Voluntaryists ("anarcho"-capitalists) are the tea party wing of anarchism.

True anarchism lacks hierarchy, which means that capitalism is contrary to the political theory of anarchism..

That is all, nothing against her other than not knowing what anarchism is.

Anonymous said...

Don't listen to her description of anarchism! Anarchism is NOT voluntaryism.

Voluntaryists ("anarcho"-capitalists) are the tea party wing of anarchism.

True anarchism lacks hierarchy, which means that capitalism is contrary to the political theory of anarchism..

That is all, nothing against her other than not knowing what anarchism is.

i'd buy THAT for a dollar! said...

Thank you for explaining the rules of anarchy!

Anonymous said...

And Byron is still an incredible twit.

Anonymous said...

Thank god you are finally replacing that hideous pink haired monstrosity as your resident semi-hot crazy stupid libertarian chick. She should visit a nice libertarian paradise like Somalia, to come up with some new tips for all of us.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't be Tony'sKC without the pissing contest of who is the bigger cunt. Keep bitching, guys, it is definitely keeping the attention off of your low IQs!

Anonymous said...

While fairly good looking, she's arrogant for a low achiever, a chick that's never actually made anything of herself. Talks the talk, though. Counter-culture chicks who attract similar loser men are like that. Bet she lives on child support and barely gets by on second-hand, banged up stuff. She was never a serious part of Occupy, not that Occupy was serious about much of anything. I expect she spent some time writing that self-serving essay for TKC, what she didn't plagerize.

Anonymous said...

She sounds like an english major. Some one had to write that for her. I have a masters degree and I cant write like that! Very fishy.

Anonymous said...

Bones, Boner, what the hell!

Anonymous said...

I would give her 4 5 and 6!

Anonymous said...

if taxation is theft what do you call someone leaching off of welfare to support her self and kids? i doubt you ever have a plan to pay back what corrupted government hands to your worthless ass. bite the hand that feeds and see what that gets you.

Anonymous said...

an abundance of condescending cowards on this blog

Anonymous said...

I will attest to Ms. Bones'intelligence, which has been duly noted, I see. I'm proud to know her, proud that she IS a 24yr. old mother of three that did, indeed write this. It matters not what those of you who are obviously clueless to how hard she works for her family's well being, say. It doesn't change the fact that she is a caring soul with many passions. I am honored to have worked with her on many occasions. Maybe if some of you that are making me chuckle by your imaginations actually did more to improve our community, you would have met her already and your silly comments wouldn't even exist. Activism is not about 'fame' or 'recognition'. It doesn't pay in money, it comes with having to listen to uneducated, dis informed people that some of us happen to care about, whether we know them or not. It's not only her natural rights she fights for, it's your's as well. And most of you just spit in the face of a woman with nothing but compassion for others. Great article, Toni! Your awesomeness knows no bounds!

john said...

I really enjoyed reading your article. Unlike other comments on this post, I believe you are genuine in your thoughts, and its comforting to see that our youth can still write. To the people who beg to differ, its called a rough draft, and a final draft. This can be done without a google search or a masters degree. Anyway, toni, one point that stood out to me is the way u continue evolve in your thoughts, and as a person also. Its refreshing to see a beautiful young woman like yourself, engaging in thought and reason. Best of luck in your endeavors, you will succeed without a doubt.

h. hughes said...

You're so proud to know her, yet u remain ANONYMOUS!

Anonymous said...

You dont know her, i do, she may be a bitch but she is indeed real, she does have three kids, and she does do stuff for activism.

Anonymous said...

You guys have no respect. I understand Toni might have screwed around some people and might not be as amazing as she trys to make herself out to be, but to the people who say she is a lier and "not real" need to get their facts straight before they run their mouths on a publiv forum site. Toni Bones is indeed a 24 year old activist with 3 beautiful children (which i attended her youngest daughters natural home water birth in kansas city Kansas). Toni bones has been one of my biggest influences maturing into a young women. She is smart, beautiful, and talented. Tho she has fucked over a few loved ones of mine and even me, i'll never forget the cherished memorys weve had together, good or bad.