Month: January 2016

Utopias in America

An interesting discussion of the many utopian colonies that appeared in the U.S. in the 19th century from the National Park Service website. National Park Service The Amana Colonies were one of many utopian colonies established on American soil during the 18th and 19th centuries. There were hundreds […]

Keith Preston: Muslims chiefly targeted in US counter terrorism effort

Press TV. Listen here: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/01/30/448011/Brennan-Center-US-terrorism-surveillance-Keith-Preston-Countering-Violent-Extremism “Muslims or people of Middle Eastern ancestry are being verily targeted in” the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program, Preston says. Muslims and people of Middle Eastern origin are mainly targeted by a US government program to “counter terrorism,” says a political commentator from Virginia. Keith Preston, chief […]

Why America Is Moving Left

This article by Peter Beinart confirms what I’ve been saying for some years now. Beinart’s argument is consistent with just about every demographic, cultural, generational, economic, and partisan trend. By Peter Beinart The Atlantic Republicans may have a lock on Congress and the nation’s statehouses—and could well win […]

Has Trump Killed the GOP?

Hopefully. Politico.Com Nothing like Donald Trump has ever hit a major American political party: A blow-dried celebrity gleefully smashing one modern Republican certainty after the other. As he defies his own party on tax orthodoxy, on healthcare and on bending a knee to Roger Ailes, he’s exposed the […]

Ford Foundation-Funded “Anarchist” Embraces Totalitarian Humanism Against Oregon Dissidents

Says supposed “anarchist” Spencer Sunshine: “The movement’s beliefs are a grab bag of toxic politics which commonly include: opposition to any restrictions on gun ownership; anti-immigrant xenophobia and Islamophobia; unrestricted use of private and public land; legal strategies of right-wing decentralization; a commitment to completely unregulated capitalism; various […]

“Hitler’s Klanarchist”

This is an old article from a 1987 edition of the Detroit-based anarchist magazine Fifth Estate. Another bit of trivia is that the author of this piece was eventually elected to the Michigan state legislature as a libertarian-leaning Republican. By Greg Kaza Radical Archives The rhetoric is anti-state. […]

“Conservatives” against Trump

This is beautiful. The entire array of the neoconservative/”movement conservative”/Republican alliance is squirming over Trump, which means they obviously think he’s a genuine threat to their hegemony on the American “right.” The best possible scenario that can come out of the Trump candidacy would be for the GOP […]

Against Left-Libertarianism

A collection of article arguing for orthodox anarcho-capitalism against left-libertarianism. We the Individuals Scratch an egalitarian, and you will inevitably find a statist. -Murray Rothbard Sometime ago, this site published an article by the title of “Left-Libertarianism, A Love Story”. The article, in hindsight, was a disappointment. The […]

Death to America?

Libertarian Alliance Death to America? by Sean Gabb 22nd January 2016 Talking about the future is often a sure recipe for looking like a fool. However obvious it may seem to us, nearly everything that happened in the past was unexpected at the time. I am not aware […]

Keith Preston: The American regime couldn’t care less about the protection of human rights

Press TV. Listen here: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/01/18/446272/US-rally-Nimr-execution/ A demonstration in the US city of New York has condemned Saudi Arabia’s recent execution of top cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, as well as Nigeria’s detention of senior cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky.   Hundreds of activists gathered at New York’s Times Square on […]

The Strongest Prejudice Was Identified

From Edge: Jonathan Haidt on politribal prejudice. ______________ If you were on a selection committee tasked with choosing someone to hire (or to admit to your university, or to receive a prize in your field), and it came down to two candidates who were equally qualified on objective […]

More Than a Whiff of Cologne

More than you might wanna inhale! ~MRDA~ Opinions/Editorials: How to deal with the sexual assaults in Cologne and Hamburg by Musa Okwonga German Feminists: Forget Rapist Migrants, They’re Already Marginalised by Liam Deacon Why We Can’t Stay Silent on Germany’s Mass Sex Assaults by Maajid Nawaz The solution […]

Keith Preston: Republicans seek to undermine Iran nuclear agreement

Press TV. Listen here: http://www.presstv.us/Detail/2016/01/16/446058/US-Republican-party-sue-Obama-Iran-nuclear-deal-Keith-Preston “The Republican Party essentially takes the same line on Middle East politics as the Netanyahu regime and Israel,” says Preston. The US Republican Party has long been trying to undermine the Iran nuclear agreement in lockstep with Israeli policies, says an American journalist. In […]

Keith Preston: US sailors release positive sign in a wider sense

Press TV. Listen here: http://www.presstv.us/Detail/2016/01/14/445714/iran-us-navy-persian-gulf-irgc-pentagon-nuclear-agreement- After being assured that the troops were not spying on the country and had been drifted away due to technical issues as claimed, Iran set them free. The commander of the American crew told Iranian media that trespassing the Iranian waters, which led to their detention by […]