Connor Freeman is a writer at the Libertarian Institute, where he covers issues in noninterventionist foreign policy, focusing on the middle east and America’s new cold war footing against Russia and China. His writing has also appeared at Find all of his work here.

Connor joins me to discuss his most recent piece “Faux Populists Shill for the Permanent War State.” We also cover America’s New Cold War and those who are selling it. this is what appears to be a coordinated campaign involving prominent “alternative” voices, some of whom are beloved by libertarians. We also send a tough love wakeup call to fellow libertarians who spend more time talking about messaging, strategy, and drama than performing substantive work.

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Patrick MacFarlane is the Justin Raimondo Fellow at the Libertarian Institute where he advocates a noninterventionist foreign policy. He is a Wisconsin attorney in private practice. He is the host of the Liberty Weekly Podcast at, where he seeks to expose establishment narratives with well researched documentary-style content and insightful guest interviews. His work also appears on in the viewpoints section. He may be reached at

2 thoughts on ““Independent” Media Sells America’s New Cold War Ep. 176 ft. Connor Freeman”
  1. Watching/listening “”Independent” Media Sells America’s New Cold War ft. Connor Freeman Ep. 176″ wherein you mention an interest in METAL music.
    LOVEBITES formed 2016, 4 virtuoso Japanese women Metal musicians and a ballet dancer – R&B/Soul vocalist. All songs in English. Awarded “Best New Band” by Metal Hammer in 2018 prior to appearances at Wacken and Bloodstock Festivals. Toured with DragonForce end of 2019, numerous CDs, EPs, LIVE DVD/Blu-rays, near 50 songs, literally all excellent in many Metal styles.
    Some songs from Feb 2020 show (in setlist order with a few missing):
    “Thunder Vengeance”:
    “Holy War”:
    “Don’t Bite The Dust”
    “Rising”: (embedded lyrics)
    “Raise Some Hell”:
    “Break The Wall”: (embedded lyrics)
    “Chopin etude > Swan Song”: ([cc] lyrics)
    “M.D.O.”: (embedded lyrics)
    “Signs of Deliverance”:
    “Awakening > The Hammer of Wrath”:
    “Edge Of The World” with [cc]: ([cc] lyrics)
    “We The United”:
    This band, LOVEBITES, encourages SELF-empowerment, perseverance, integrity, dignity and unity in love, while exposing many of life’s harsh truths and asking relevant questions.
    Compositions and musicianship/performances are as good as I have seen in my 70 years of life.
    A most profound wisdom in M.D.O.: “Betrayals don’t ever come from your enemies.”
    From Edge of the World: “Why is there authority when there is no justice in their rulings?”
    btw, I am appreciative of your conversation with Mr. Freeman. I am a skeptic, in general.
    My own life-guide is stated: “mutual-respect through personal-empowerment with inclusive-cooperation, refusing coercion.”
    I welcome a response concerning this music/band/lyrics, my “guide” and my own music, found on the listed u2b channel “website” in a playlist titled “Why ill din the Streets/Welcome Home” (a ‘play’ on the film title “Wild in the Streets”) each song has a drawing of a guy with hand out, palm up with tree growing out of it, in place of video. Lyrics are in video descriptions.
    Thanks for your work. This program is my first time hearing what you have to say. I will listen to more…

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