Disillusioned and Furious

Everyone has a ‘Red Pill’ story about the single moment that changed it all. Their outlook on life, justice, society, even reality itself had all changed; and their curiosity brought them deeper into the rabbit hole. What enlightenment can have such impact? Politics. Most people turn away from the very word, avoiding it as if it were a hex on the house of their family name. Out of disgust and contempt for politics, most have made the choice of doing nothing. It is within their rights to remain neutral on the subject. But what I am telling you now, is that remaining neutral will benefit injustice more than supporting one side or the other regardless of which side is wrong. Those who conceded that voting does not matter since elections are rigged and the politicians are bought and paid for by the corporations or whomever is the mysterious entity known vaguely as ‘the powers that be’, are close to being disillusioned. (more…)

Ron Paul Rally Tampa, Florida 26th August 2012

On my travels to Tampa last weekend a lot of thoughts ran around my head. I am a Libertarian and I know this very well, but I wanted to see how other Libertarians and Libertarian leaning Republicans behave and respond to the many questions and attacks Libertarians undergo. I found that Libertarians are a rather diverse group which in essence is what being a Libertarian is all about, individuality and the rights thereof. Some of us are keen on science while others are more keen on religion. This is a big dividing factor between most of us in this party. I myself am an atheist an anarchist and a strong advocate for evolution. While many others still believe in a god of some sort. This causes a rift between the pro-choice and pro-life individuals among us. This being said we are all in favor of individual liberty, little or no government, a strong desire to end the Federal Reserve, very similar if not exact views on foreign affairs (especially dealing with war and military spending), and we all seem to love Ron Paul.

The Paul Fest was an excellent experience for the lot of us, I’m sure most attendees would agree, but the bigger event was the Ron Paul rally at the University of South Florida Sun Dome, which took place on Sunday August 26th 2012 in Tampa, Florida. At the rally we saw many esteemed speakers from the likes of the highly influential Lew Rockwell, Barry Goldwater Jr., and many others along with a couple musical performances. (more…)

Gary Johnson At PAUL FESTIVAL 2012 Tampa, FLA

Two fellow liberty movement members and I travelled across country to attend the Paul Festival and Ron Paul rally in Tampa, FLA this year. It was a pleasant experience driving about 4,600 miles round trip. I feel proud to know there are no limits to my participation in the liberty movement.

Among other speakers at the Paul Festival was my candidate for president Gary Johnson. It was an absolute pleasure to record his speech and an even more powerful pleasure to meet him. I’m not one for bothering people I like so when I approached him I was attempting to simply quickly have a picture taken of us but Gary wanted more, he wanted to speak to me and everyone that approached him. Looking straight in my eyes and reaching out his hand it seemed as though he was giving me his undivided attention which forced me to speak more than I had originally planned. It was a pleasant meeting and further solidified my desire to vote for him in this coming 2012 presidential election. (more…)

Pussy Riot Behind Bars

Throughout the 1970’s and into the 1980’s the United States used a unique form of warfare agains the Soviet Union. The United States still does this today with Iran but with a little less taste and more as an attempt to enrage them. I’m not sure where I stand on the social attacks towards Iran but with the Soviets I found it to be quite effective and enlightening. I of course am referring to using the images of a “free” Western civilization to encourage and educate the oppressed. We did it with disco, we did it with punk rock and the kids loved it.

Now a few decades later I among many others find myself flabbergasted and appalled by the recent civil rights attack from the Russian judicial system agains the Russian punk band Pussy Riot. In Vice magazine there was a very good interview with the members about what took place. Please click here for the full interview. (more…)

Why I Believe Democracy Is Wrong

As an American I often hear people toot the horn of democracy every chance they get. It is branded into our brains as children during our schooling years. The belief that democracy is the best and the highest level of evolution for political systems (even though we are reminded time and again the it first was developed in Athens long ago). Well I’m here to tell you that I think it sucks. Democracy is wrong.

How is it that democracy is actually considered fair? When the process involves a majority vote on the matter. Say for example you are a member of a family of five and on vacation. Everyone is hungry but of course not sharing the exact same amount of hunger, but even still let’s believe you are all craving food at an equal level of desire. There you are all five of you wishing to eat. In a more simple way similar to the U.S. governments idea that there are only “really two” parties, let’s say three of the family members are craving seafood while you and one other member are craving Chinese food. Well the vote goes out and guess what? In a democratic process you and your other family member lose out. It’s fair right? (Some families are more run like a dictatorship with either the father or mother  making the final decision but let’s imagine a more democratic family).

That sums up why democracy is unfair pretty simply. And it’s true. Why do we truly believe a democratic system is the best way to solve all of our problems? I agree that when it comes to governing it may very well be the best system because it makes a complex situation more simple like voting for candidates to be the candidates to vote for in a presidential election. It narrows it all down to make choices easier. This is the other problem with democracy though. Every four years the same point is made by many voters in various ways basically stating voting for “the lesser of two evils.” How is that fair? We don’t want either jerk. But we have no choice other than them unless due to massive media conditioning and a corrupt voting procedure we throw away votes by writing someone else in or voting for someone of a smaller less fortunate party (ahem… Libertarian). But this is democracy right? (more…)

Cuban Punk Rocker Gorki Aguila And The Truth About Capitalism vs Crony Capitalism

Lately anyone who has a Facebook or Twitter account has seen a lot of opposition towards capitalism. Even among the wealthy celebrities who wouldn’t be wealthy nor even a celebrity without the helping hand of capitalism find the romance in being anti-capitalist. Here’s the thing kids you’ve got it all terribly wrong. For one thing you’re speaking about your opposition towards CRONY capitalism not true capitalism. Does my love of a free market make me appear square? Greedy? As your enemy? If your answer to any of those questions is yes then you are a sheep (or a bona fide communist in which case I can and will respect your views because they’re not hypocritical). If you are reading this on you iPad or Mac Book then you my friend are a sheep among the sheeple and I AM more punk rock than you ever will be!

Hmm did I strike a chord? If so, good. Crony capitalism is corporatism gone incredibly wrong. You wish to occupy Wall Street but I’m afraid you are off the mark. You need to travel to Washington D.C. There is where the source lays, not on Wall Street. Your government you wish to provide more power too is the source of your outrage. And it’s so terrible how sheep-like they actually make you look when you go after Wall Street because they told you to. That’s right the government blamed you for the real-estate bubble burst, for the bailouts and for the poor economy. What they don’t tell you is that they were behind it all and when the bubble burst they took us deeper by bailing out the banks that they also blamed. This is brilliant work by both the Bush and Obama administration. To be able to cause such economic destruction and then turn around and blame the innocent and have the innocent actually believe them is a brilliant play by the U.S. government. Sure the citizens after a bit of time didn’t want to take the blame anymore so they turned to Wall Street and put the blame on them. Don’t get me wrong there are plenty of crooks in Wall Street but these crooks are in cahoots with your dear government.

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Why Young Adults Should Not Be Encouraged To Vote

The title pretty much says it all. Any Libertarian minded reader probably knows what I’m going to write about here. How the youth are stupid and mess the election process up by visiting the polls. Sure there is much truth behind this. We all know that when you’re young and don’t pay taxes (therefore not yet really living in the real horrible world the rest of us live in) you tend to lean left speaking loudly about policies to solve problems we all know later in life are unsolvable by policies. It’s easy to desire higher taxes when you haven’t worked yet and are heavily exposed to the views of tenured professors (who also don’t live in the real world). I remember once Johnny Ramone of the Ramones once said (not an exact quote) that as we get older we tend to lean more right because we realize how the real world really works.

So when Bill Clinton was desperately (and rather somewhat successfully) trying to appeal to the youth by being cool with his saxophone (there’s nothing cooler than a white guy with a saxophone) on MTV, he knew what he was doing. He was right to do it too. The youth will lean left because it is cooler. It is more romantic to protest and fight against global warming. It is more romantic to view life from a socialist point of view. It is no doubt more romantic but unrealistic. Taxes aren’t romantic nor are they interesting. Taxes are a boring subject along with all other economic-based subjects. But they are the most real issues affecting your life. Reality is most of the time unromantic. It’s just the way it is. All of us who have been in long-term relationships know that after the initial two weeks to a month that the romantic fire starts to dim. Sure there is still much romance and splendor but not as much as there was in the courting process. We now start to see flaws as they reveal themselves. If these flaws are not too pressing and we can learn to live with or love them then we can hold on to the romance longer. This is the same with real life. Once you’re finished with school and have the pressing realities of life pushed onto you things change. Suddenly all these liberal ideologies seem to not be as of much importance as paying your bills on time, even if you’re fortunate enough to have a job in the career you studied and paid so much for.

So revving up the youth to vote for policies and leaders that raise taxes and advocate socialist ideals is a scary thing for the rest of us who have to live in the real economy (reality). Now don’t get me wrong, there are many romantic wonderful things about the real world. It just would be nice to be able to seek these wonderful things without the weighing pressures of a bad economy on our minds. (more…)