Posts Tagged ‘libertarianism’

“I will argue that, rightly understood, these demands are more intertwined than many contemporary libertarians realize: each contributes an essential element to a radical challenge to any form of coercive authority,” Charles “Rad Geek” Johnson wrote in this essay published in 2008, excerpted in this post. “Taken together, they undermine the legitimacy of any form of government authority, including the ‘limited government’ imagined by minarchists.”

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An analysis of applying libertarian justice and mutualist living by Karl Hess from the newsletter he co-edited with Murray Rothbard. This article appeared in the same issue as Prof. Rothbard’s heavily-circulated “Confiscation and the Homestead Principle” [.pdf].

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The Isocracy Network interviews Mr. Carson on the theory and practice of mutualism, worker self-management, anarchist thinkers and his critics.

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The Varick Street Detention Center has an ‘immigrant jail’ holding 250 people kidnapped by the government—100 of whom, held without charges, have petitioned they endure grossly inhuman conditions and slave labor—shines a  brighter light on the illegitimacy of immigration law.

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The MHD guys dropped by for a visit. Here’s the interview that resulted (9:47):

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[Originally posted at c4ss.org]

In a blog post discussing why many people fail to even recognize things that don’t fit their expectations, Molinari Institute President Roderick Long lists six theses that he asserts ought to be followed when crafting radical libertarian/left libertarian/market anarchist rhetoric:

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Libertarian legal theorist and patent attorney N. Stephan Kinsella, J.D. discusses the framework of libertarianism and the false concept of “intellectual property” (IP) at Mises University 2009, followed by a Q&A session – 30 July 09.

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AntiWar Radio host Scott Horton discusses the American Empire — Somalia, 9/11, jingoism directed at Iran, the Af-Pak War, Neoconservatism, the Israel Lobby, and Israeli espionage in the U.S. (55:35):

http://dc160.4shared.com/download/121156420/342471cd/_The_American_Empire__-_Guest__Scott.mp3?tsid=20090727-232939-3f831404

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The guy toward the end saying that gays in San Fransisco don’t really make the statement some could make in Nebraska.

Not necessarily. If the people “protesting” actually protested, it would make a statement. To protest, one shows the value they add to the collective society by removing what they contribute to those who are oppressing them; the protester wouldn’t patronize businesses that aid the marketplace.

Seeing as this is a protest stemmed from gay marriage arguments, this protest is a bit of a joke as is every outrage directed toward the results of the Prop 8 ballot measure and Prop 8’s mere existence on the ballot itself. If the LGBT community wants to make a statement, they’d not go to work or patronize businesses and marry.

Flood the churches willing to perform the ceremonies. Get a group of ordained ministers in the LGBT community to conduct ceremonies in public.

To protest Prop 8, every proponent of gay rights and liberty — gay or straight — should make the statement that marriage is a pledge between two consenting adults and God, not the State. Get married and don’t apply for a license. File for civil union and lobby to separate the church from the State and abolish marriage licensing — as it’s an illegitimate authority of government to verify or override an ordained minister’s religious ceremony that violates the rights of no one.

If it’s all about people’s warped vision of God and forcing that vision on others based on irrational subjectivity (bigotry), test their faith. Is marriage a union before God or the State? If marriage is a union before God, the authority lies with God. If marriage is about the State, one can’t argue denying the right for any two consenting adults to file for civil union — and no one really does.

The burden of proof is not on gays to justify their right to marry. It’s on the State to justify its authority in this matter. Until then, marriage licensing is absolutely illegitimate.



Dr. Murray N. Rothbard — American economist of the Austrian School, reformed “big-O” Objectivist, self-proclaimed anarcho-capitalist — establishes what constitutes a just war, breaks down the oxymoron of neoliberal “humanitarian intervention” and lectures on “America’s Two Just Wars.” This lecture is in five parts totaling a little under 50 minutes. Seeing as Dr. Rothbard died in early Jan ’95 and his citing of Bosnia and Somalia in this lecture, this has to be 1994?

Part One (9:59):

Part Two (10:00):

Part Three (9:58):

Part Four (10:01):

Part Five (10:25):