Guest Column: Libertarians and The Alt-Right…

… brothers in arms toward leftist destruction
by Shane Trejo [go to source original column here]

Lately, there has been a great deal of petty bickering going on between libertarians and members of the alt-right. This turf war is being waged primarily through social media, and much of the time, it is centered around disputes on contentious issues such as multiculturalism and open borders. Instead of arguing about the specifics of these nuanced issues and further dividing the two factions, libertarians and members of the alt-right should find common cause against on their extremely dangerous, increasingly deranged, and virulently statist enemies of the political left.

The Impact of the Alt-Right

At the current moment, the alt-right is emboldened by their perceived success. Whether true or not, they have given themselves credit for memeing Donald Trump into the White House. Based on the media coverage of their exploits, it is hard to disagree with this assessment. Hillary Clinton read Alex Jones’ conspiracy theories and ridiculous headlines penned by Milo Yiannopoulos at live events during the height of campaign season. Her campaign actually released an online resource depicting Pepe the Frog as a white supremacist threat. The alt-right is the left’s preferred boogeyman of the moment, a distinction that libertarians enjoyed at the height of the tea party era.

Sadly, many libertarians have reacted to the alt-right with much of the same admonition as the left. They have repeated talking points straight out of CNN, led by the once relevant Jack Hunter and other creatures of Washington D.C. swamp. These hacks are only concerned about protecting their bread and butter and refuse to see the bigger picture. At the very least, libertarians should be cackling feverishly at the Idiocracy-meets-the-Twilight-Zone new political normal that has resulted due to Trumpmania. Libertarians should appreciate the bizarre and ruinous impact that the alt-right is having on the body politic at large. Continue reading

Brian’s Column: The Death of Death Star Politics

Home of Postmaster 1, Sterling Heights, Michigan.

Walking_off_Stage_2[Editor’s note: This column is an excerpt from the Tin Man’s Heart chapter of my novel in  progress, The Truman Prophecy. The corresponding location in the book will likely see several changes before publication.]

Patrecia Bartlett turned off her TV in disgust. Mid-October 2015, the 2016 presidential candidates snorted and pawed in the early public forums leading into Primary Season. What earned her revulsion was the latest ‘debate’ among the Republican lot.

She seldom watched mainstream TV anymore, but succumbed today in a moment of weakness. Maybe this one time—with alleged libertarians Rand Paul and Ben Carson or apparent anti-MSM, Jack-in-the-Box billionaire Donald in the mix—a genuine ray of hope-laden light would slip out between the gears of the fog machine. Continue reading

Guest Column: Rand Paul vs. Justice for Palestinians

Paul introduces bill to cut off aid to Palestinians for joining ICC
Per JustForeignPolicy.org

RandPaulEditor’s note: It’s no secret for anyone following my recent direction in views on the State of Israel that I’ve come  to see the Zionist garrison state as a major barnacle on the ass of human progress. That doesn’t necessarily mean I’m taking the side of Israel’s opponents—although lately I’m having difficulty seeing the Israeli state as legitimate in the first place—and frankly I don’t know the agenda of Just Foreign Policy. I only know that I agree with them that it doesn’t meet the boundaries of common sense to deny the people of an occupied territory access to an international tribunal that may one day consider charges of human rights violations by its occupiers.

Note: For the same reason, I would enable access to the international criminal court by the captive peoples of the United States… specifically, descendants of American Indians forcibly dispossessed and expelled from their property by the American government during the 1800s.

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Brian’s Column: Snowden-Manning 2016

“… effecting the Revolution in hearts and minds… “

http://brianrwright.com/Snowden-Manning.jpgRemember the climactic scene in the Wachowski Brothers’ V is for Vendetta where the people of jolly ol’ England decide they’ve had just about enough of black bag government? Thousands of them, all wearing Guy Fawkes costumes, march directly on several companies of stormtroopers bristling with automatic weapons and supported by artillery and armor. What happens? What do all these heavily fortified and gunned up state enforcers do when faced with a determined rush of a whole city of unarmed men, women, and children ‘mad as hell and not bloody gonna take it anymore?!’ Continue reading