the libertarian contrarian

Apr 20

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Apr 19

Selling Envy

Apr 18

Super-IQ Group Calls For Less Government -

What are the politics of the super-intelligent? A nationwide poll just taken among members of the Triple Nine Society (TNS), a worldwide super-high IQ group, shows the surprising result that their views on most issues are closer to libertarian than to either Democratic or Republican positions.

Here Are the Rights You Have When Interacting With a Police Officer in One Detailed Infographic

Apr 17

“Obedience is the great multiplier of evil.” — John Holt, Freedom and Beyond

Apr 16

Study: The U.S. Is an Oligarchy -

In essence, the researchers found that government policy changes are correlated with the wishes of the wealthy and with interest groups, but not with the wishes of the average American—even though the whole idea of “Democracy” is to ensure that the wishes of the majority tend to carry the day.

The study notes that the position of the median American and the position of the affluent American are often the same; therefore, regular people tend to think that their political interests are being represented when they see the triumph of some political position that they agree with. In fact, the researchers say, this is a mere coincidence. Yes, the average American will see their interests represented—as long as their interests align with the interests of the wealthy.

(Source: thefreelioness)

FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States -

Spanking Linked to More Aggression in Kids -

thinkoutsidethestate:

"There can be no consent where it can’t be withdrawn" - Miguel Duque

thinkoutsidethestate:

"There can be no consent where it can’t be withdrawn" - Miguel Duque

Apr 15

(Source: givemeinternet, via thefreelioness)

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Apr 14

Seriously, think about it. The answer will reveal the depth of our slavery.

Seriously, think about it. The answer will reveal the depth of our slavery.

“Most institutions have a propensity to promote mediocrities, those whose primary strengths are knowing where power lies, being subservient and obsequious to the centers of power and never letting morality get in the way of one’s career. The military is the worst in this respect. In the military, whether at the Paris Island boot camp or West Point, you are trained not to think but to obey.” —

Chris Hedges, "The Menace of the Military Mind"

This echoes a post I made last year in which I note that “[t]he only true military value is unflinching obedience.”

(via laliberty)

(Source: laliberty)