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Ayn Rand’s Objections to Anarchism DEBUNKED Ep. 122

Keith returns to the show with a vengeance! In today’s episode, we do a quick refresher on Ayn Rand’s background and her connection to the libertarian movement, then dive right in to her quoted opinions of anarchy. Could the legitimacy of the State’s monopoly on violence be a major blind spot in her thinking?

Keith Knight’s Don’t Tread On Anyone

Referenced Material (Amazon Affiliate Link):
The Ayn Rand Lexicon
The Virtue of Selfishness
Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
Rand’s Appearances on Donahue: Early 70s ; 1979
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Lew Rockwell’s “Declaration Confusion” Ep. 119

During the week, Patrick took the opportunity to read from, and expound upon, an article called “The Declaration Confusion” (which appeared in Lew Rockwell’s book The Left, The Right, and The State ) for the newly renamed Liberty, Bigly sideshow and we thought the content was prime for the main podcast. Topics include the right of Secession and how the various political factions interpret the Constitution.

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The Conspiratorial Corruption of the Constitution Ep. 2

Julian Assange and the Sedition Act

Dangerous History Podcast

Books referenced in this episode (please use the Amazon Affiliate Link!):

The Left, The Right, and The State by Lew Rockwell

Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman

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Where is the American Antiwar Movement?

As voluntaryists, we understand that it is impossible to delegate rights to third parties that we do not ourselves possess. Therefore, murder is not justified just because “society” delegates that some men are “soldiers.” With this reasoning, we arrive to the conclusion that war is simply murder on an industrial scale.

Aside from being mass murder, war is also the health of the state. The state waxes fat off war, expanding its own power both domestically and internationally, using central banking to transfer wealth from the many to the few, thereby socializing the costs of war while lining the pockets of special interests.

To top it all off, war mobilizes the propaganda wing of the state, girding the opinion molders in academia and Hollywood to inundate the public with war fervor and state worship.

Because war supercharges the state apparatus, enslaves generations to debt-based servitude, erodes liberties at home, and results in the immoral death of millions, one must come to the conclusion that the issue of war and peace is one of the most pressing issues facing the modern Liberty Movement.

Great . . . so where is the rest of the antiwar movement in the United States? Where is the antiwar movement within our own movement? When is the last time this country saw a real antiwar movement?

True, the 1960s antiwar movement was not perfect and was corrupted with marxism, free love, and fueled by opposition to the draft as much, or even more, than moral concern.

However, we need some kind of antiwar movement. Where is it?

. . . Bueller?

Just as important, where is the antiwar Left? We need them too. At the moment, the prospect of an antiwar movement from the Left are not promising. Some on the Left have even decried antiwar sentiment on the Right as being a dog-whistle for white supremacy…seriously.

18 years in Afghanistan . . . bases all across the world? Largest military budget in human history . . .

Enough!

More than just about anything else (aside from ending the Fed, the mechanism that makes this all possible), the United States needs a new antiwar movement.

Unfortunately, it is not enough to only prevent US military escalation in Syria. We must go further than that, or we will only be waiting for the next false flag push for escalation. We have to actually make progress in bringing the troops home. This will obviously demand heightened activism.

My question is, who is going to put that together? I think the onus is on us libertarians, because practically no one else seems concerned.

What say you?