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 […]

Mock the Vote!

By David Heleniak Jesse Ventura, when he’s not talking about 9-11, makes a lot of sense. Describing the two party system to Larry King, he said, [W]hat you have today is like walking into the grocery store and you go to the soft drink department, and there 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 […]

How to Be Inhuman

reason.com Ronald Bailey Biotechnology holds the promise of some day allowing people to enhance themselves and their children using pharmaceuticals or genetic interventions. This prospect is welcomed by some, but causes a great deal of anxiety in many people: Are there enhancements whose benefits would come at 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 […]

The Politics of Transhumanism

changesurfer.com Version 2.0 (March 2002)     James J.  Hughes, Ph.D. Originally Presented at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science Cambridge, MA November 1-4, 2001 For more information please contact: James Hughes Ph.D. Public Policy Studies, Trinity College, 71 Vernon St., Hartford […]

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 […]

For a Revolutionary Right That Out-left’s the Left

What does it mean when the Right is becoming more revolutionary minded than the Left? Nowadays, there are “left-conservatives”, “left-libertarians”, “left-secessionists”, “conservative revolutionaries”, “left-nationalists”, “national-syndicalists”, “national-anarchists”, “national-bolsheviks”, “national-maoists”, “left-populists”, “left-decentralists”, “national-communists” and lots of other labels that defy the left/right stereotype. What does is mean that the official […]

The Second Vermont Republic, the League of the South and the Southern Poverty Law Center

Recently, Thomas Naylor of the Second Vermont Republic issued something of a challenge to the League of the South: http://vermontrepublic.org/to_the_league_of_the_south_from_vermont_with_love Naylor begins: When the Second Vermont Republic, through its sister organization the Middlebury Institute, first began reaching out to other independence movements in November 2006, four such groups […]

Jefferson on the Blood of Tyrants

‘Tis the day to consider the immortal words of Thomas Jefferson: “God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts […]

On Being the Leader of Anarcho-Fascism in America

Saith the Lefto-Totalitarian aspiring Stasi at Libcom.org: I’m particularly bothered by these so-called “anarcho”-nationalists that are trying to take advantage of the increase in interest in anarchism. The leaders of this fake “anarchism” are Keith Preston (USA), Troy Southgate (UK), Richard Hunt (UK), Peter Topfer (Germany), Hans Cany […]

Shutting Down the American Police State

Consider these grim statistics: -There are 36,000 paramilitary police raids on private homes in the United States on an annual basis. -The United States has five percent of the world’s population but twenty-five percent of the world’s prisoners. -One in thirty-one American adults is in prison, on probation […]