Letters to the Editor
from L. Neil Smith, Curt Howland, Ulrich Biele, and A.X. Perez
by L. Neil Smith
Imagine, for a just moment, that there was a famous
international organization, forged in the last, terrible days of the
planet's most devastating conflict, headquartered in New York, ostensibly
dedicatedin the immortal words of Elvis Costelloto peace, love,
The Year of Loving Dangerously
by Jim Davidson
My friend from college, Ted Rall, has written and artist
Pablo Callejo has illustrated, a new book. The Year of Loving Dangerously
is a graphic memoir, in many senses of the term.
Obama and Libertarians
by Daniel G. Jennings
Barrack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid maybe the best
friends that libertarians have in America today. By trying to solve the nation's
problems through big government and big spending and failing, these three are
demonstrating how impotent government really is. More importantly, they're
giving big government, progressivism and socialism a really bad name.
The Issue of Copyright
by Curt Howland
In the Dec. 13th, 2009, issue, Daniel Jennings discusses
how publishing is changing by noting that electronic formats and print-on-demand
have finally reached the "mainstream". This brings to mind that we, as in society
in general, are going to have to deal with copyright.
by Paul Bonneau
It's funny how things look different, after one abandons
the collectivist mindset. It's actually quite hard to do that; I see hints of
collectivism all the time, even around here. Just a subconscious way of looking
at the rest of the human race. For example, it's not unusual to read libertarians
talking about war between countriesas if countries could war. Countries
can't war, any more than countries can think or feel. It's all just a
collection of individuals, some who war, and some (most, actually) who don't war.
A Critical Decision
by Michael Gaddy
Members of all branches of the United States Military will
soon be facing a most critical decision. A report emerged that Obama is using
the deployment of additional troops to Afghanistan to cover for the movement
of some 200,000 troops, presently on duty in countries other than Iraq and
Afghanistan, to USNORTHCOM to prepare for the "expected outbreak of Civil War
within the United States before the end of winter."
I Just Became a Trillionaire!
by Russell D. Longcore
About a week ago, I increased my net worth by 160 trillion
dollars. Yes... TRILLION. I'm not kidding. I am now worth 160 TRILLION Dollars.
Here's the back story.
I Want A Government Job
by James Glaser
When I was growing up, my dad had his own business, but I can
still remember his telling me to get a government job. He used to tell me that
the pay wasn't that good, but you got benefits and a retirement. That was then,
and this is now. From USATODAY.com:
Do Antiwar Libertarians Hate the Military?
by Laurence M. Vance
Americans love the U.S. militaryand especially American
conservatives. Even among those who treasure the Constitution, oppose an
interventionist foreign policy, and no longer support the war in Iraq, the
U.S. military is still held in high esteem.
Smashing: Fail; Withdrawing: Epic Win
by Jim Davidson
Smashing the state sounds elegant, but is wrong. Etienne de
la Boetie was right in advocating that we let the tyranny fall by withdrawing our
support. Some people think they want the order the state provides. When they see
attacks on the state, efforts to smash it, they see those as reasons to strengthen
the state. So smashing at the state often makes things worse. Efforts to smash the
state don't often succeedthe number of failed rebellions in history far
outnumbers the number of successful revolutions. But suppose you do succeed?
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
Liberty does not need Justification
by Lion F Batoosta
Libertarians have written a great deal of literature trying
to make a case for individual freedom using the concepts of morality, ethics,
utility, private property, non-aggression principle and various other values.
But so far no libertarian has asked this basic question: do we need to justify
our desire for individual liberty?
Why We Need "Common Sense" Alcohol Control
Unattributed, from the Northwest Firearms gun forum board
Consider: 5% of all deaths from diseases of the circulatory
system are attributed to alcohol.
Atlantea The Beautiful
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 55 of a weekly cartoon series.
Agenda 21: The United Nations Programme of Action
Planning for Your future, serf!