LibLabCon are all the same, and we’re the ones with egg on our faces


Britain’s ruling oligarchy is rotten to the core. The three main parties are simply there to propagate themselves, without a thought for the paying public.

Two stories this week, one comical, one scandalous, illustrate the point that UK politics is in the cesspit.

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Police brutality in the UK


With the case of Azelle Rodney’s 2005 killing at the hands of a police officer making headlines this week, the issue of police brutality is coming under renewed scrutiny in the eyes of the British public. After being pulled over by police in the north of London, a man by the name of Azelle Rodney was fatally shot six times in his car by a police officer, known only to the media as ‘E7’, who claims to have thought the deceased was reaching for a sub-machine gun. Not surprisingly, investigators found that Rodney was holding no such weapons at the time of the shooting.

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On the Supposed Necessity of the State


“The State is: an institution run by gangs of murderers, plunderers and thieves, surrounded by willing executioners, propagandists, sycophants, crooks, liars, clowns, charlatans, dupes and useful idiots-an institution that dirties and taints everything it touches.” -  Hans-Hermann Hoppe

I don’t like libertarian ‘infighting’, but I also have a passion for justice and truth. For some time I have been agonising over whether to write a short response to an article at The Libertarian by Joseph Wyly[1] and I have obviously just reached a decision.

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The Youth’s World


Written by Chris Stockdale

“Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” ~Thomas Alva Edison~
Everywhere you look you see teens and young adults sporting all kinds of different styles. Always looking to be accepted by a group; always looking to be “sexy”. Recently Ashton Kutcher gave a speech at the “Teens Choice Awards” in California. A speech that has shocked those on both the left and the right. In his speech he covered three key points. The first, opporutnity. Secondly, being “sexy”. Finally, living life. Continue reading

Angry Rant: Liberty Is Lost

The Economist Liberty Lost Decade

Written by DME Kasson

Gandhi was once asked what he thought of Democracy in the West, he said he thought it would be a good idea. I, for one, also think liberty would be a good idea. The bad news is that I do not see much of it in the United States today. The only exception that I see, however, are lies from the mouthes of shameless, professional liar politicians. What I mean is that they are at liberty to say whatever they want without consequence or responsibility to their words.

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Partisan Dealignment and Political ‘Apathy’


The issue of political disillusionment and partisan dealignment is in the news again. While the Conservative Party will not reveal their exact number of members, some prominent conservatives put the figure at 130,000 or less. To put this in context, membership in 1951 was around 2.9 million, while the figure was 258,000 in 2005, when David Cameron took over the party’s leadership.

This is partially a result of current issues such as right-wing migration to the UK Independence Party, who estimate they now have 30,000 members, compared to only 19,000 last year. However, membership in both the Conservative and Labour parties has been falling steadily since the 1950s. Labour membership is currently at a record low of around 200,000 compared to a peak of 876,000 in 1951.

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Why Socialism Fails

Socialism Comic

I’m going to challenge the “Socialism works if its run properly” argument and say that it is logistically impossible for socialism to function the way most idealists want it to. To make things more challenging, I will not be criticizing market socialism and its prospects of success. The reason I’m doing this is because so many other (more qualified) economists and academics have dismantled (torn apart, really) the theories of the socialist market system.

Non-Intervention ≠ Isolationism


Many critics of the libertarian movement criticize our foreign policy as being “isolationist.” They say we believe in cutting ourselves off from the rest of the world. Meanwhile, they suggest we need hyper-interventionist policies, for we need to embrace our role as the greatest and most powerful nation on earth, as if the only way to demonstrate this is to invade foreign countries. But the myth that libertarianism is isolationist is as far as can be from the truth. A better word to describe our beliefs on how to deal with the rest of the globe would be “non-interventionist.” America should adopt a policy of non-interventionism, because it would eliminate negative reactions to our intervention from various nations without costing us a dime.

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