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Keith Preston

Updated News Digest February 1, 2009

Quotes of the Week: “A centralised democracy may be as tyrannical as an absolute monarch; and if the vigour of the nation is to continue unimpaired, each individual, each family, each district, must preserve as far as possible its independence, its self-completeness, its powers and its privilege to […]

The State and the Banksters

by Peter Bjorn Perls As an old libertarian and anarchist, news like this is not a surprise to me anymore, and neither should it be for others of like persuasion, but for those not accustomed to cynicism against the Establishment, a lot of reminders of the corruption in […]

Updated News Digest January 11, 2009

Quote of the Week: “As a matter of priority the new generation of “Alternative” righties are decentralists and anti-imperialists first, and culture warriors second, if at all. To them the warfare state and erosion of civil liberties are vastly more important and relevant than the overturning of Roe […]

The 60s Radicals Have Won-Now What?

Forty years ago, in the summer of 1968, leftist radicals fought the police outside the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Four years later, these same New Left forces went into the Democratic Party, seized control of its nomination process, and put George McGovern on the presidential ticket. The […]

Updated News Digest December 7, 2008

Quotes of the week: “”If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all their property until their children will […]

Updated News Digest November 30, 2008

Quote of the Week: “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”                                                                                                       -George Orwell War, Peace and the State by Murray N. Rothbard The MRSA Horror by Robert Klassen Lawrence Wilkerson: A Truth-Teller for Our Times by Tom […]

Updated News Digest November 23, 2008

Quote of the Week: “The fires of Hell are glaciers compared to my hate for the American Government.”                                                           -Joe Vogler, founder, Alaskan Independence Party Inmate Escapes German Jail in a Box Dual Loyalties Will Doom Obama  by Rannie Amiri Obama: The First Hundred Days by Alexander Cockburn Americans Like […]

Obama's Victory and What It Means

I’m going to go out on a limb and make a few unorthodox statements and predictions concerning the Obama victory. The first question, of course, is why did Obama win in the first place? Most conventional analysis tends to argue that Obama’s victory is traceable to the poor […]

Updated News Digest November 2, 2008

Quote of the Week: “To be governed is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so. To be governed is […]

Updated News Digest October 19, 2008

“I want to see this guy on death row.” -Vincent Bugliosi, prosecutor of Charles Manson, on the possible prosecution of George W. Bush for mass murder Taking a Look at Constitution Party Candidate Chuck Baldwin by Laurence Vance Ain’t My Government by Manuel Lora How to Fix Our Depreciating Money by […]

Reply to a "Horrified" Leftist

This is in response to something posted about me on The Art of the Possible web site: Says “Anonymous” (geez, that’s creative): “This web site is dedicated to hosting a dialogue between libertarians and the left, with the goal of encouraging theoretical synthesis and practical cooperation between the […]

Beyond Conservatism and Leftism

What does it mean that the Vice-Presidential candidate for the ostensibly “conservative” party is a female from a working class background who has the flag of a foreign state associated with a domestic ethnic minority hanging in her governor’s office? What does it mean that the Presidential candidate […]

Updated News Digest August 31, 2008

Quote of the Week: “We can expect as little from society as from the state. Salvation lies with the individual.”                                                                                                              -Ernst Junger   Neocon Leader Bill Kristol Calls on McCain to pick Lieberman as his Running Mate (Dog?) Fed-Bank-Wall Street Fraud Biden for Vice-Dictator by Glenn Greenwald When […]

Sufic Notes on Proudhon, Rothbard and Anarchism

(Thanks, Sean!)  [These are my musings from correspondence with a like-minded proprietor of a homepage, which I thought some here would find interesting. -SJ]:   Sufic Notes on Proudhon, Rothbard and Anarchism   I concur with your disavowal from the false dialectic of Left and Right: We have transcended beyond […]

Updated News Digest August 24, 2008

Quote of the Week: “In 2042, the Republican Party platform will include a plan for comprehensive reform of the US’s national health care program.  Republican Congressmen will engage in furious debate in an attempt to limit the penalties for discrimination against homosexuals to fines rather than imprisonment. Anybody […]

Updated News Digest July 27, 2008

Quote of the Week: “Soledad O’Brien, at the beginning of CNN’s “Black in America:  Reclaiming the Dream,” cited as evidence of the at least partial fulfillment of Dr. King’s dream that “Some are CEOs.  Some are Secretaries of State.” Well, I have a dream of my own:  To […]

Updated News Digest July 20, 2008

Quote of the Week: “ Those who expect to reap the benefits of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” – Thomas Paine   Strip Search a Thirteen-Year-Old and Keep Your Job Proudhon Seminar: What is Property?  Ch. 2 notes, Pt. 1 by Shawn Wilbur Gangsters […]

Clarifying the Left/Right labels

In response to my statement “Is the Left salvagable? In and of itself, it does not appear to be,”, Jeremy raises some helpful points concerning the defintions of “left” and “right”: That begs the question: what is this “Left”? If it is merely establishmentarianism with a cultural attachment […]

Pan-Secessionist Militant Street Actions

NA23 offers this suggestion: The key is the breaking down of the Left/Right dichotomy with a real social alternative. We have to disrupt the labels and stereotypes held by the left, right and the media. This can only be done succesfully through frequent street actions and public involvement, […]

Is the Left Salvagable?

Jeremy raises an interesting question in the Comments section: I don’t think the Left is so utterly irretrievable as you seem to, but a line must be drawn in the sand when it comes to revolutionary potential. Many on the Left (and Right, no doubt) will be found […]