Category: Therapeutic State

The State: Its Rise and Decline

Read this classic lecture from 2000 by Professor Van Creveld, and then read my “Philosophical Anarchism and the Death of Empire” from 2003. Van Creveld’s lecture describes the emerging world order, and my essay outlines a new paradigm for the “worldwide Grey Tribe” as it might be called. […]

How liberalism became an intolerant dogma

Required reading. By Damon Linker Liberals are increasingly religious about their own liberalism, treating it like a comprehensive view of reality and the human good. 351 A lot of liberals are taking things very personally these days. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst) At the risk of sounding like Paul Krugman — […]

The Rise of the Progressive Puritans

Jason Hurley, an acquaintance from maverick anarchist circles, offers the following insights concerning this article by Matt Walsh. Read Walsh’s article here.  Says Jason: “Matt Walsh, your entire premise is based in medicalized morality. It’s no secret that early doctors and scientists of the developing western world carried […]

Why Libertarianism is a Joke

The Dangerous Times Libyan Rebels celebrate village victory firing off AK47 shots as they ride out in convoy, 30 km from Bani Walid, on September 3, 2011. (CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)1 It’s not just that I think morality is non-cognitive and largely bad in most people, it’s that […]

Bring Back our Balls!

By Gavin McInnes Taki’s Magazine In 1974, a daredevil walked across a tightrope that connected the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers. It was called “the artistic crime of the century.” The DA considered trespassing charges but dropped them in the face of the city’s enthusiasm for their new […]

The War on Drugs Remains Literal

By Lucy Steigerwald Antiwar.Com On March 13, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued a ruling that may provide a benefit for a small but not insignificant number of the people arrested for marijuana in the state. Brandi Jessica Russell had her 2011 conviction for possession of less than […]

A Libertarian Litmus Test

The drug war. We often here about how this or that Republican politician is a “libertarian” or “libertarian-leaning” or a “friend of liberty.” In the vast majority of the cases (if not all of them) said Republican politician supports the war on drugs. Oh, some of them may […]

Don’t Appear to Be Clenching Your Buttocks When Pulled Over For Not Coming to a Complete Stop or Be Tortured by Doctors: America, This is Your War on Drugs

Reason.Com From the “folks, this is just wrong” department of our War on Drugs, reported by KOB-TV 4 in New Mexico. They are reporting on a lawsuit that arose from an: incident [that] began January 2, 2013 after David Eckert finished shopping at the Wal-Mart in Deming.  According […]

Mandatory protective eyewear in porn?

Salon.Com (Credit: Gavran333, Edward Westmacott via Shutterstock/Salon) Draft regulations currently being considered by the state of California would mandate the use of condoms on porn shoots. Sure, we’ve heard this before with the AB640 condom bill, which is currently stalled in the Senate. But this draft from the […]

The real history of psychiatry

naturalnews.com Dr. Peter Breggin There have been recent calls for a national Mental Health Registry, and then additional calls to link such a registry to gun licensing. In the dreadful wake of Newtown, both the left and the right and the current US federal administration are demanding that […]