Doormats, Prostitutes, & Libertarians

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The following post is a guest submission from musician Allen Murdoch. Allen is one of the founders of the Skeptical Libertarian Facebook page. His personal blog can be viewed here and his Youtube page (featuring his music) can be found here. You can also buy his album, Ashes of Stellar Alchemy, here. “I myself have never been able to find …

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The Fallacy of ‘Free Market Capitalism’

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Today, while browsing around various debate sites, this article (http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/danielhannan/100127395/crony-capitalism-is-failing-lets-try-the-real-thing/) was brought to my attention by yet another right-winger trying to persuade me of the supposed virtues of ‘real’ or ‘free market’ capitalism. This was just one of many similar encounters I’ve had recently, in which the system we currently have is continually referred to as either ‘crony capitalism’ or …

Laszlo ZapacikThe Fallacy of ‘Free Market Capitalism’
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Fuck You I Won’t Do What You Tell Me!

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Rage. It’s an emotion that we are taught to keep bottled up, to stuff down inside, or to find some way to ‘channel’ in a ‘healthy’ manner. Bullshit. I’m an anti-authoritarian and I always have been.  I’ve labelled myself in different ways as I went through different intellectual/political stages but a common vein has always been anti-authoritarianism; I cannot accept …

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Libertarianism, Race and Gender issues

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The issues of race and gender seem to have blown up here at Gonzo Times. This has not been without resistance. The article I posted in October specifically seems to be getting a lot of attention. I have ran into the classic colorblind concepts in response to much of what was written. I thought to myself that I would lay …

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The Gun In The Room

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The following post is by Stefan Molyneux from “Lost Liberty Cafe.” I found it through Beyond The Corral. I do not completely agree with Stefan Monyneux, but it illustrates a major point in my philosophy. One of the most difficult – and essential – challenges faced by libertarians is the constant need to point out “the gun in the room.” …

Gonzo TimesThe Gun In The Room
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A Left Libertarian Manifesto.

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A Left-Libertarian Manifesto. Often I am asked what differentiates me as a left libertarian from other libertarians.Here is my attempt at an answer.In writing this manifesto, I have attempted to avoid controversies and instead focus on what I consider to be the essence of left libertarianism and lay out a few of it’s central tenets.Hopefully this will help explain and …

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Authoritarian Sociopathy: Part 1

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By Davi Barker This was originally posted at Examiner.com. Comments on the original are appreciated. For those interested in the science behind authoritarian sociopathy no studies are more poignant, or more chilling in their ramification than the Milgram Experiment and the Stanford Prison Experiment. But their sentiment was perhaps best expressed by Thomas Jefferson in an often overlooked passage of …

Gonzo TimesAuthoritarian Sociopathy: Part 1
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Rothbard on Left and Right Libertarianism.

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This is a post from Aristotelian Anarchy by Scott F. I have been following his blog and strongly suggest you subscribe here. “Most libertarians also reject the laissez-fairist position that it is morally imperative to obey all laws, no matter how despotic, as well as the all-too-common laissez-fairist patriotic devotion to the American Constitution and the American State. They have …

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Against the State: Forming Bridges between the Anarchist, Libertarian, and conservative movements

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This post has been removed at the request of the Author. Checkmate on classroom boredom.(Local) The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) November 16, 2008 I AM A SLOW learner. It took m e 43 years to figure out what I was put on Earth to do with all my oddball qualities, unique experiences and quirky insights. I found my calling via a …

Jay BatmanAgainst the State: Forming Bridges between the Anarchist, Libertarian, and conservative movements
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Capitalism vs. Communism Challenging The Paradigm

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Can the Captialism vs. Communism paradigm be challenged just as so many of us have found the flaw in a left-right paradigm? I was once like most Americans, I opposed socialism and communism. I knew that capitalism was the only way because that was just a fact. It was one of those unquestioned facts. Just as some fall into the …

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The Cruel Irony of Political Libertarianism

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Posted by Ross Kenyon Thomas Paine wrote — probably to annoy me — that “those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” With the American midterm elections this week, I find myself pensively reflecting on the cruel irony of being a political libertarian. There appears to be a direct correlation …

Gonzo TimesThe Cruel Irony of Political Libertarianism
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Confronting Ignored Issues On Our Journey To A Stateless Society

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The state realizes that if it can address an issue it can profit from the issue. Let us take a bill here on the ballot in November. It is being sold as a way to ‘stop puppy mills’. The state has found a villain that many can oppose. In response the state proposed a new tax on these puppy mills. …

Punk Johnny CashConfronting Ignored Issues On Our Journey To A Stateless Society
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Compendium of Sources to Learn About Anarchism

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For convenience, I have a sequence of links here corresponding to each section of this page, in order, so you won’t have to necessarily scroll through the entire length of this long page. I have my own little introductory summary here in giving my two cents, which you can skip straight to the sources on anarchism, if you don’t want …

JDenigmaCompendium of Sources to Learn About Anarchism

I am an Anti-Gun Libertarian

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I am a libertarian who is not pro-gun. To go even further I am an Anarchist who is not pro-gun or pro-violence. I am not a fan of any state regulation or power. I grew up in an NRA household. I spent 5 years in the USMC. I have seen enough guns in my lifetime and shot way too many. …

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Halloween State Regulations & Restrictions on Trick or Treat 2010

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This year State and local law enforcement in cooperation with the Federal Government want to make certain everyone has a happy Halloween.  So to ensure your holiday goes well as planned the benevolent state will be introducing a few new regulations. Don’t think of them as restrictions, mandates or demands. Think of them as the liberty to be happy, free …

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A Problem Of White Male Anarchism and Libertarianism We Must Confront

Punk Johnny Cash Anarchism, feminism, Racism 79 Comments

↑ Grab this Headline Animator It seems that the current anarchist movement is dominated by voices of white males.  I have noticed a divide in gender, culture and race. It seems that there are few voices of minorities or women dominate in Agorist, Mutualist, Libertarian or Anarchist circles. Why is it that these concepts are embraced more by white males …

Punk Johnny CashA Problem Of White Male Anarchism and Libertarianism We Must Confront
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Want to set up a Pirate Radio station so that you can ILLEGALLY broadcast the Liberty Radio Network in your own local area?

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↑ Grab this Headline Animator Want to set up a Pirate Radio station so that you can ILLEGALLY broadcast the Liberty Radio Network in your own local area? OF COURSE YOU DO! via @bradspangler From The Liberty Radio Network Run your own radio station! Perhaps you are an existing program director or owner of a radio station (or internet stream) …

Punk Johnny CashWant to set up a Pirate Radio station so that you can ILLEGALLY broadcast the Liberty Radio Network in your own local area?
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Only the Guilty Need Fear? Tell It to Anne Frank

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Posted by Kevin Carson on C4SS The U.S. government’s attempt to expand the surveillance state — in this case to make it easier to wiretap the Internet — is pretty much a dog-bites-man story. A fairly typical response is: “I’m not worried. After all, I’m not doing anything wrong.” Sure. Because governments have never done bad stuff to people who …

Gonzo TimesOnly the Guilty Need Fear? Tell It to Anne Frank

Dr. Cisse Spragins Libertarian Senate Candidate For Missouri Interview

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I recently had the chance to ask Dr. Cisse Spragins The Missouri Libertarian Candidate for Senate a few questions. I am not one to put much faith or hope in achieving anything in government, but I still vote. I try to give my vote mostly to third party candidates, and I feel Dr. Cisse Spragins has a stance I can …

Punk Johnny CashDr. Cisse Spragins Libertarian Senate Candidate For Missouri Interview

Without Adjectives

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Originally posted at C4SS by Anna Morgenstern If you have an interest in a stateless society, you need to understand what the state is. Otherwise you could end up chasing shadows, and many self-proclaimed anarchists often do so, unfortunately. When you look around you, you can see examples of its handiwork everywhere. Every police car you see, the various “permits” …

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The Libertarian Statist

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Since the Tea Parties have been in full swing I have found myself distancing myself from other so-called “libertarians.” It seems that the GOP lite has taken the term and ran with it. I already had issues with the Objectivists in some areas but that is to be expected considering their matriarch detested the anarchist strand that I proudly embrace. …

Punk Johnny CashThe Libertarian Statist