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US Election Big Takeways

DEMS WIN THE HOUSE. The next two years will be very different from the last two. We're not out of the woods yet, but at least we've found a path.

Robert Mercer and Breitbart

Robert Mercer, a man nigh infinitely more wealthy than Donald Trump, spent millions on Breitbart in order to spread Alt-Right anti-immigration propaganda. He also spent millions helping get Donald Trump elected. When Trump was elected, he appointed Robert Mercer's daughter (Rebekah Mercer) and Mercer's people (like Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway) to top positions within his Administration. Trump, propelled by the Alt-Right anti-immigrant agenda of Bannon, cracked down on illegal immigration and has been spreading anti-immigrant propaganda and lies.

US Libertarian Racism

Murray Rothbard and Russell Kirk were brilliant intellectuals of the right, but they were also highly problematic. They were both walking encyclopedias. Rothbard gave us the "non-aggression principle" as a libertarian axiom. Kirk warns against insurrection and revolution. They both defend the natural law tradition. Rothbard is the founder of modern American libertarianism. Kirk founded modern American conservatism. But they also bear some guilt for Trumpism and fascism.

Beating up the Uglies of the Liberal Party of Australia

When Malcolm Turnbull was dumped as Liberal Party leader and thus as Prime Minister, he took the opportunity to exact his revenge by resigning his seat.

LGBT Rights Are Human Rights!

This latest Trump admin attack on trans people is fascist, stupid, irresponsible, and anti-scientific. The proposed Trump admin policy would make "genetic testing" necessary to prove the sex of an individual if they wanted to change their gender from that assigned at birth. The policy proposal is a trans-erasure measure, meant to erase trans people and force them to out themselves on every occasion. No trans individual would ever be able to have their sex changed on any government document because it would be impossible for any of them to pass the required test.

The Geo-Distributist and Neo-Republican Nature of Libertarian Social Democracy

What distinguishes my model of libertarian social democracy from conventional social democracy is that it is neither capitalist nor socialist but geo-distributist. It uses land value tax to fund a citizen's dividend (or basic income) that makes all people co-owners of land and natural resources.

Electoral Politics and Social Change

"If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal."—Emma Goldman

Prison Abolition and Libertarian Social Democracy

The intersection of prison abolition, social democracy, and libertarianism:

If you are libertarian, you have to be a prison abolitionist. The prison system is modern day slavery, the antithesis of liberty. 1 out of every 110 adults in America is incarcerated. Many of them are enslaved for having committed non-violent and victimless "crimes."

The Australian embassy in Jerusalem

The move of the Australian embassy to Jerusalem is a cynical use of my identity as a dogwhistle for Western nationalism.

To explain we must look deeper into the alliance of so-called 'Judeo-Christian values' behind all this.

Everything about Judeo-Christian values is misleading. Jewish law is closest in style and structure to Sharia law. Over the centuries, Jews have lived in peace and perhaps as equals among Muslims. Before Israel came about, the Europeans had committed pogroms and kicked Jews out of their borders hundreds of times.

Education Reform is Essential

If we want the republic, our representative democracy, to survive and thrive, education reform is most essential. If the ruler of any society is a moron, then that society is doomed. In a democracy, the people are the rulers. In times past, they trained their princes in philosophy, ethics, and science, so that they could be decent rulers. In modern times, the people are supposed to be the rulers. Mandatory public education is the corollary of republicanism. If we want a decent republic, we need high quality education.

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