Brian’s Column: Ch 3: The Good Neighbor Libertarian

The essence of Leaving the Sandbox (LTS) strategy; everyone who can becomes a friendly leader in the community, creates the empowered, nonaggression way.

sunshine manRecall the phrase I’ve coined for the new Libertarian Party strategy: (Citizen) Empowerment and (Government) Accountability. The Good Neighbor Libertarian (GNL (‘Genial’)) is my idealization of a person who helps crystallize the former. Rummaging around for clip art, I’m afraid I couldn’t find anything that fits my image of the GNL person (whom I conceive of as a man),[1] so I settled on Mr. Sunshine for this edition. Whether male or female, our GNL is the kind of person who opens doors to a bright new day. Continue reading

Brian’s Column: Of Kleptocons and Kings, Part 1

Understanding the foundations of power politics

He who has the gold makes the rules. — The Wizard of Id

Over the past four decades, in my own way (and with many esteemed allies), I’ve pursued the great human cause of political liberty and self government—first through the libertarian movement and Libertarian Party, and more recently via the Free State movement, these writings, and any number of other grand or modest strategies.

Over the past four years, I feel I’ve come to understand the essence of what has stood in the way of liberty’s success.  The obstacle is at once far more specific than commonly understood while also being cleverly concealed from general awareness of its victims… whom we may safely identify as all normal, self-aware, reasonable, enterprising or industrious, mostly literate, considerate, cooperative and caring human beings.  I.e., us.  We true/natural humans remain robust in number but perilously weakened by affliction of this “impediment”… which has characteristics of a deadly biological disease. Continue reading