What Libertarianism Is and Is Not

This installment of Subversion features an opening monologue about highlighting the double standard a lot of folks tend to have about private entities when compared to public entities.  Your host then gives a cursory look the framework for the various libertarian schools of thought, then tackles a “Libertarianism Debunked” video produced by The Young Turks point by point to flesh out the simplified and straw clad version of libertarianism TYT provided.  It is clear that Hasan Piker has not even a clue what his opposition really believes and we expose that, even if the video came out in August 2016 the same ol’ fallacies keep getting thrown at you.

Visit the Libertarian Union to find other great podcasts ranging from heavy topics such as Foreign Policy Focus and legal theory through a libertarian lens with Liberty Weekly, or just something light and fun with Daniel and Robert over at Actual Anarchy for movie reviews from a hardcore libertarian perspective.

The Inaugural Libertarian Union Meetup

I know that libertarians are an individualistic bunch and are anti-collectivist, but there’s something to be said about the usefulness of voluntary coalitions.  This week we bring you an in person conversation between Patrick MacFarlane of the Liberty Weekly podcast where his staple topic has been centered around aspects of law from the perspective of an anarchocapitalist.  We discuss tactics, pragmatism, conspiracies, net neutrality, the left-right dichotomy, culture, and among other tangential topics.  Subscribe to Pat’s show and follow his blog over at LibertyWeekly.net

Patrick and I crossed paths through both doing libertarian podcasts, having both become part of a podcast network called The Libertarian Union. Find more at LibertarianUnion.com

2017 in Retrospect

What begins as a retrospective look at the show over the past year, quickly turns into an episode devoted to yours truly’s pet issue, foreign policy.  I will provide some key pieces of information that has helped form my understanding of the geopolitical quagmire in the Middle East/North-East Africa region, with a lot of help from clips made my various other media outlets.

Who are the big players, why each faction leverages power against each other, and under which proxies.  These are the big questions we need to be asking ourselves, and there’s a lot to unravel.  Consider this setting a precedent for 2018’s trajectory as a show, where you can expect to see more of the curtain be pulled back, as we subvert the gatekeepers of narrative.

Talking “Dangerous History” with Prof CJ of The Dangerous History Podcast

You’ve been cautioned by the title of this episode.  Just as it says, contained within the next hour and a half of audio is a discussion on the subject of history from a perspective you may not have previously been able to see given the information provided at the time.

In this rather conversational interview, listen as CJ and Trey stumble upon subjects such as Ronald Reagan, George Bush, war and peace, draining the Florida Everglades, and much more.

Related links:

The Moldy Peaches

Punk Rock Opera

Rope River Blues Band

Jordan Peterson, Clean your Room

Where to find The Dangerous History Podcast

Waters of Destiny

Prof CJ’s series on “Draining the Swamp”, a chronicling of the geoengineering project of irrigation networks in the Florida Everglades: Rise of Cane Kingdom Part 1 and Part 2

Nancy and Ronald Reagan statement on the War on Drugs

George Bush, Axis of Evil Speech

This is your security force

It was announced this morning that Ex-Mesa, AZ police officer Philip Brailsford was acquitted of second degree murder and reckless manslaughter.

This will come to no surprise to anyone familiar with criminal justice reform, being as the thin blue line of legal protection benefits the monopoly security forces throughout America.  Police are all but trained to shoot first and ask questions later, and there is no better case than the deadly encounter which ended the life of Daniel Shaver.  Warning, this video is very graphic, but is important to observe the near execution style tactic officer Brailsford coldly employed.  

Here are the facts.  Daniel Shaver (a pest control worker) was showing off his pellet gun in his hotel room, when some busybody saw the gun through a window.  These guests told the hotel management, who called police, then the video linked above ensued.  Panicking and obviously confused, Daniel frantically attempts to obey every single command the officer screams at him while a gun is pointed at him while begging for his life.  He is told to crawl with his left ankle wrapped around his right ankle.  Daniel is wearing what looks like ill fitting gym pants and pauses at one moment to pull up his pants (as a result of the commands officers were giving him), causing the officers to shoot him in response to him reaching for his waistband.

Nowhere in the video is it apparent that Mr Shaver was armed.  Nowhere in the video is it apparent that this person is criminally insane.  The video shows a scared young man who was gunned down in cold blood.  What is apparent to me is that we have a very real problem with police violence that people have put up with for far too long.

Please consider donating to Daniels Memorial Fund, to help Daniel’s family recover from this unjust killing.

Giving Thanks

 

As an expression of my gratitude to my listeners, I’m giving you a special bonus episode of Subversion this week.

I had on:

Patrick MacFarlane from over at Liberty Weekly podcast

Will Porter, contributor at anti-war.com and the libertarianinstitute.com

TJ Eckert, copy editor/writer with beinglibertarian.com

Kyle Anzalone, from the podcast Foreign Policy Focus

And finally none other than Prof CJ from the Dangerous History podcast

Related links:

Thanksgiving themed nationalist propaganda from 1951

Twin Cities’ Traffic Congestion Ranks Among Worst in the US

The Drone Papers

Articles like this Washington Post piece are becoming normal, talking about Yemen yet never mentioning the US

130 children die each day in Yemen </p

Rants, Rock & Roll, and Q&A

This episode contains a rant by yours truly, as well as a clarification as to the future of the content on this podcast.  The first half I take you on a path down questioning some of the worst things I’ve noticed as well as a story about a conversation I had with a drone pilot.  As the show has evolved since it’s advent, there have been a lot of sharp turns and 180’s but now it is safe to say that the intended goal will be to bridge the gap between libertarianism as a thought experiment read about by wishful people.  No, some people have to be out there engaging in entertainment to give some influence.  People like Doug Stanhope and Dave Smith are great examples of libertarians out there on stage asking the questions no one else will ask on the nightly news.

The music you hear for the first 20 minutes underneath the monologue is by Yndi Halda, from their album Enjoy Eternal Bliss

Problems with American law enforcement with former officer Raeford Davis

I had a chance to talk to Raeford Davis, former police officer with Charleston, South Carolina.  This was a unique encounter for me, being as most police officers I know do not share much in common from a basic philosophical view.  The opportunity to find a truly principled libertarian who has had experiences inside Leviathan is seeming to become more common.

Some places to find Raeford’s writing:

An interview in GQ

The mistitled article, Why I Hated Being a Cop in collaboration with Vice.

Raeford’s Twitter handle: @RaefordD

Following the tragic events in Sutherland Springs, Texas the Holcomb family lost 8 of their own.  Bryan, Karla, Marc, Noah, Emily, Megan, Greg, Crystal and her unborn child.  Please join me in donating to these people to help put their loved ones to rest, it’s the least we can do.    donorsee.com/1498

A War for Culture or Competing Cultures of Warfare? Pt. 2

Picking up where we left off in Part one of this episode, Jordan and I expose the blind spots on both of the polarizing factions surrounding the immigration debate.  We also further describe the machinations of this perceived culture war that we are witnessing.  This topic seems to have it’s roots entangled closely to the secession movements we’ve been witnessing worldwide, some would say in response to a rise in international hegemony.

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