Friday, February 28, 2014

Five Libertarian Ideas #9 - Libertarian Culture, War, and Howard Stern

Libertarian culture
Gradually we're building up our LIBERTARIAN CULTURE. We've got books and books galore on politics, economics, history, and theory. We've got novelists like Garet Garrett and Rose Wilder Lane. We have movies like Atlas Shrugged 1-3 and Copperhead--even musicians like Jordan Page, Golden State, and Aimee Allen.  Now let's share these gems with others and create a demand for the free market to supply more #libertarian culture. –2/18

Tribute to a fallen citizen-soldier
While doing on-location research on the Mariposa Indian War, I found the grave site of 2LT Skeane S. Skeenes, who was one of the first soldiers killed in the war.  Regardless of one's opinions on the Indian Wars, appreciate the fact that Skeenes was a volunteer, a citizen soldier, doing what he honestly believed was good and right. Appreciate the fact that he died in service and never saw his mother again. Rest in peace LT. –2/18

A Ukrainian protestor braves the fire to guard the defenses

Ukraine verging on civil war
Looks like Ukraine's on the verge of civil war. What we see here is over 2 decades worth of PISSED OFF. When the USSR dissolved, most former SSRs transitioned to a market economy and de-fanged central government very quickly. This wasn't the case in Ukraine, where standards of living haven't gone up as high as other eastern European countries, and Ukraine until now has effectively remained a Russian satellite. –2/19

Howard Stern
The liberty movement NEEDS to reach out to Howard Stern ASAP. His admission to having voted for Democrats and Republicans both, and his refusal to back Democrats again because of "gangsterism" tell me that he's politically homeless and on the right wavelength to connect with our libertarian worldview. –2/21

Chapo Guzman arrested
Chapo Guzman, the world's # 1 drug lord, was arrested a few days ago in Mexico. While it's a symbolic victory, it won't end the civil war. In Colombia they busted the 4 big cartels, resulting in cocaine being continued by 300 independent producers. Today in Mexico, the Sinaloa Cartel's militias are still at war with the Zetas paramilitary army. –2/25

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Ukrainian protestor image by Mstyslav Chernov and used via CC BY-SA 3.0 license.

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