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Non-State Justice Systems: A Primer Ep. 36

How would justice work in a society without government? For most people, tackling this question can be a daunting challenge, until you realize that non-state and voluntary legal systems already exist all over the world, and have for millennia. Let’s learn about them!

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Show Notes:

Jeff Deist

Stephen Kinsella

Allen Mendenhall

David D. Friedman

Bruce L. Benson

Bruno Leoni

Miranda Forsyth: “A Typology of Relationships Between State and Non-State Justice Systems”

Brynna Connolloy: Non-State Justice Systems and the State: Proposals for a Recognition Typology

Liberty Weekly and the Constitution of No Authority Ep. 28

The Dumpster Fire of Australian Progressivism Feat. Shaheen Ep. 35

Think progressivism is bad in the United States? Iranian/Australian transplant Shaheen joins us to share his coming to liberty tale, along with some war stories from the Land Down Under.

Special thanks to Shaheen for joining me!

Show Notes:

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Objectification: An Analysis

The Actual Anarchy Podcast: The Dark Knight Part 1

The Actual Anarchy Podcast: The Dark Knight Part 2

The Actual Anarchy Podcast: The Dark Knight Rises

Malik Obama on Twitter

Tom Woods Show Ep. 998 Against the Haters: The Brilliance of Hans Herman Hoppe

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Should Libertarians be Optimistic? Peaceful Treason on the Liberty Weekly Podcast Ep. 34

In this episode, I am honored to be joined by Jared and Will from the Peaceful Treason Podcast! We cover a lot of ground here, from secession, to crypto, to reasons for libertarian optimism. I hope that you enjoy our conversation as much as I did, and moreover, that you go and check out their show!

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Are Politics Exclusively Downstream From Culture? Ep. 33

To our knowledge, Andrew Breitbart was the first to coin the adage: “politics are downstream from culture.” Though we recognize the truth in this observation, we wanted to tease this statement apart and pose a few questions. In doing so, we add some nuance to this statement.

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Show Notes:

Intro Audio Sample: Andrew Breitbart Explains Cultural Marxism

Breitbart.com Op Ed: “Politics Really is Downstream from Culture” By: Lawrence Meyers

The Frankfurt School

Adam Kokesh for Not-President

Pension Crisis-Zerohedge Search

 

The NFL Kneeling Scandal is Peak Idiocy

Well everyone, the summer is over and with the start of a new school year comes another season of NFL football and (more importantly) NHL hockey.

Unfortunately, with another NFL season comes the resurgence of player flag protests and kneeling, inspired by the antics of now-NFL nobody Colin Kaepernick. (Think I spelled that right, but don’t care either way).

I have a few thoughts and facts pertaining to this:

1) Beginning in 2009, the Department of Defense began paying millions of taxpayer dollars to NFL teams (including the Green Bay Packers) in exchange for extravagant patriotic rallies reminiscent of “The Triumph of the Will.” Moreover, professional sports teams are incredibly subsidized by both local governments and the federal government.

2) NFL players and owners who kneel are melodramatic and annoying as hell, and I would suspect selfish motivations over altruism. However, some are making the point, in their own words that this is “not a black and white issue” and is more about police brutality, which has become a hallmark of the American post-911 police state.

3) The flag is just a piece of cloth that means nothing. Rights do not come from government, they come from our humanity. It is not because of the government that we have inalienable rights.

4) The government itself is the biggest threat to your rights, not the terrorists that THEY THEMSELVES CREATED and continue to arm, and then use to justify infringing on our rights.

5) It has been a very very very long time since an American soldier actually died protecting freedom, or the United States from an imminent attack that was not instigated or encouraged by our own government.

6) Who cares? Football is a GAME. It’s a game, people. Moreover, it is the bread and games of a dying empire, much like the Roman coliseums.

7) The United States military is currently complacent in, or perpetrating, the slaughter of millions across the globe, but particularly in Yemen, where we are assisting in an active Saudi-led genocide, carried out with US aid and weapons.

These are all points that I would make, but my main takeaway from this irritating and downright cringe-worthy melodrama is that professional sports are/were one of the last mutual interests that normal, apolitical people could bond over.

The divide and conquer narrative has now permeated even this (final?) bastion of American cultural identity. Now regular Americans can’t even use football and sports as an escape from the fake and crumbling economy, or the hysterical and grotesque mainstream media.

For all of the NFL’s faults, of which there are many, it is sad that people are now further divided over whether or not to kneel or stand for a piece of cloth.

Don’t step into the trap people, don’t get caught in the hate. This entire annoying affair is another side-show to distract, divide, and conquer. Instead, we need to be coming together to fight against less trivial matters through civil discourse, economics, logic, and compassion for our fellow man.

Thank you all for continuing to consume and support my work here at Liberty Weekly.

Interview with Mance Rayder: The Free Man Beyond the Wall Ep. 32

In this episode, I am thrilled to be joined by Mance Rayder of the Free Man Beyond the Wall Podcast. In addition to his short, punchy podcast, Mance slaps down statist delusions with hard hitting ancap and voluntaryist memes. We have a great wide-ranging interview and grapple with many topics. Mance talks about his projects and offer’s his opinion on the proper role of voluntaryists within the “Culture War.”

Special thanks to Mance for reaching out to me to do this interview!

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Twitter @mnrothbard

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State of the Show: September–Bonus Episode

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Liberty Weekly Plays DOOM Chapters 3 & 4

For my second Let’s Play, I continue my adventure in the newest installment of the DOOM franchise. I talk about my fellow podcasting community, give some shoutouts and continue on to discuss voluntary legal systems and jury nullification.

Weird combination, but hey, stick to what you know!

Be sure to give some love to my fellow podcasters:

Actual Anarchy: http://www.actualanarchy.com/

Battle For Liberty: https://battleforliberty.com/

Peaceful Treason: http://peacefultreason.libsyn.com/

Free Man Beyond the Wall: http://freemanbeyondthewall.com/

Dean-o-Files: https://airad.io/dean-o-files

Don’t Waste Your Hate: http://www.dontwasteyourhate.com/

Foreign Policy Focus: http://www.kylesfylesblog.com/fpf/

The Ancap Barber Shop: http://www.ancapbarbershop.com/

Antifa, Ben Shapiro, & Free Expression Ep. 31

Jerry makes his *triumphant* return to the show, kicking off a great conversation about Antifa and free expression. We end by discussing the nature of socialism and conclude, rather unsurprisingly, that Antifa and the Alt-Right are just two sides of the same collectivist coin.

Check out my Let’s Plays of DOOM on YouTube! It’s like a whole new series of the podcast.

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Show Notes:

We Are Change Footage of Berkeley

Free Man Beyond the Wall w/ Mance Rayder–Episode 3: Antifa — The Founders and its Modern Counterfeit

Tim Pool: Who is Truly At Fault for the Violence in Charlottesville? 

Tim Pool: Charlottesville is the Escalation of Identity Politics

We Are Change: Police Officers Dressing as Antifa and Instigating Violence

Liberty Weekly Plays DOOM Chapters 1 & 2

Hey everybody, as part of an effort to appeal to a wider audience and drive more traffic to the podcast (and because it is really fun), I have started doing some “Let’s Plays” of my favorite video games!

Because the style allows me to create videos without doing any editing, I am able to create what would otherwise be entire episodes of the podcast, without any extra effort!

If you are a fan of the show, I think you might enjoy them! I talk about of lot of familiar topics and I am even joined from time to time by a very special guest (Ms. MacFarlane)!

Check out my very first Let’s Play below: DOOM Chapters 1 & 2