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Betas: ‘Pinochet ONLY Killed 3,000 People!’

April 24, 2017 in Blogs

By Zach Foster

“Communism killed over 100 million people in the 20th century. Agosto Pinochet only killed 3,000 people!” That’s the excuse the alt-right and other fascist sympathizers cower behind. For starters, it’s a weak argument. Let’s not forget that between Italy’s invasion of Africa as well as Japan’s invasion of Manchuria and the end of World War II that fascism killed in 15 years almost as many victims as Communism killed in 75 years!

But alas, closeted white supremacists scream about the red menace while ignoring the others. They’re like people who worry about swine flu, bird flu, West Nile virus, etc. while ignoring things like the common flu which kills way more people. Worse yet, many Libertarians are too spineless to call these fascists what they really are (i.e. socialists hiding behind the colors of nationalism, or the kind of people which Ludwig von Mises trashed decades ago in his writings).

Let’s come up with a hypothetical character… a fictional revolutionary conservative we’ll call Victus Romano. If Victus hooks up with a transsexual prostitute in Orlando before physically removing him/her out of a helicopter, and he finds that he only has 1 wart on his dick whereas the hooker’s last client has 100 warts on his dick, it doesn’t matter that the other guy’s herpes outbreak is way worse than Victus’.
VICTUS STILL HAS HERPES.
At this point, we’re ONLY arguing about the number of sores, not the fact that he has a DISEASE.
Government is a disease. All this weak argument of “only 3,000″ does is 1) distract from the main issue by making it about quantity versus quality, also distracting from the simple truth that tyranny is tyranny and democide is fucking democide; 2) It encourage confused libertarians to go full retard. Never go full retard!
The problem is these people were largely killed based on hearsay and without a trial. Even if 99% of them were communists, Pinochet still violated the individual rights of the innocent people wrongly killed. Libertarianism is about protecting individuals, not killing communists.
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Want to Protest the Tax Code? Start by Reading It!

April 17, 2017 in Blogs

By Robin Koerner Complying with the tax code costs the United States a cool trillion dollars per year. That’s the entire GDP of Mexico, wasted …read more

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Syrious Questions of Moral Consistency

April 13, 2017 in Blogs

By Robin Koerner With his firing missiles into Syria, it took our new President about 76 days to start doing exactly what all the others do …read more

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The Armed Libertarian Revolution in Mexico (Part 4)

April 8, 2017 in Blogs

By Zach Foster

Part 4: One of the finest libertarian moments of the Revolution

Revolutionary generals Zapata (center-left) and Villa (center-right) occupy Mexico City

One of the most libertarian moments of the Mexican Revolution came when Zapata and Villa occupied Mexico City. For the first time ever, the residents of the Federal District saw genuine people’s armies. Pancho Villa’s troops all wore distinct uniforms, had northern accents, and were known for partying and looting. The Zapatistas were a bona fide peasant army and shocked the nation with their self-discipline and good manners. They wore large straw hats, the clothing in which they worked the fields, sandals on their calloused feet, and carried whatever hunting rifles, muskets, or enemy weapons they could scrounge. The Zapatists were remarkably respectful of private property, noted for knocking on doors and asking if the residents could spare a tortilla or a cup of water.
During the brief occupation of Mexico City, Villa and Zapata sat in the Presidential Palace. Both revolutionary generals agreed that neither one of them should be President of Mexico. As Villa said, “This ranch is too big for us.” While Villa arguably craved some degree of power and prestige, he was happiest among his troops in the North and had no national political ambitions. Zapata had no desire whatsoever to rule over Mexico. Both generals and their armies left the capital and went home. George Washington is praised for setting the precedent of stepping down from the presidency, but Villa and Zapata literally had it under their seats and chose to walk away.
Scholars and veterans of the Mexican Revolution agree that the Revolution was hijacked and corrupted. Article 27 of the 1917 Constitution promised significant land reform to the peasants, but the Constitutionalist regime had no intention of expropriating the land from their wealthy backers. The national revolutionary labor union, the CROM, mirrored the large unions in the U.S. and transformed from a platform for improving wages and working conditions into a cattle pen for delivering workers to state-backed enterprises. The extreme anti-clerical measures against the Catholic Church went beyond justice against a politicized religious organization, and went so far as …read more

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U.S. Libertarian Party Condemns Cuba’s Incarceration of Libertarians

April 7, 2017 in Blogs

By Zach Foster


Ubaldo Herrera Hernandez and Manuel Velazquez Visea have lit some huge brush fires of liberty in the short time since their arrest by State Security and incarceration in the Cuban Gulag. After 10 Libertarian state parties in the United States, as well as the Libertarian parties of Spain and Russia, condemned the action and called for the release of Herrera and Velazquez, the U.S. (national) Libertarian Party published the following:

The Libertarian National Committee of the United States condemns the arrest and detention of political dissidents Ubaldo Herrera Hernandez and Manuel Velazquez, who have been detained by the Cuban government since their arrest on February 2.

Both men were targeted for peacefully promoting small government, civil liberties, and free markets, for which they occasionally distributed flyers and put up posters.

Hernandez and Velazquez are members of Mises Cuba, an independent think tank which is based on the Ludwig von Mises Institute of Auburn, Alabama.

Mises Cuba has confirmed the activists’ ongoing detention.

“Hernandez and Velazquez are political prisoners whose actions have harmed no one and damaged no property,” said Nicholas Sarwark, Chair of the Libertarian National Committee. “We stand in solidarity with our fellow freedom fighters in Cuba.”

The Libertarian National Committee passed a resolution asserting that the activists’ arrest and detention “illustrate the threats to freedom we all face around the world.”

It further states:
“The Libertarian Party calls on the Cuban government to immediately release details of the above-mentioned arrests and detentions, including the specific charges being levied against the individuals in question. In the absence of such information, we call for the release of these prisoners.

“Libertarian activism worldwide must not be deterred by the attempts of authoritarian leaders, totalitarian governments, and dictatorial regimes to silence the voice of freedom. We condemn any acts of official oppression, and uphold the promotion of limited government and free markets in any country. Furthermore, we call on the U.S. Department of State to publicly denounce violations of the right to free speech, the right to peaceably assemble, and the right to due process abroad.”

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Report: Arrested Mises Cuba Member Charged with “Distributing Enemy Propaganda”

Cuban libertarian activists sent to the gulag

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The Armed Libertarian Revolution in Mexico (Part 3)

April 7, 2017 in Blogs

By Zach Foster

Part 3: Villa, Zapata, and the citizen-soldiers

Francisco “Pancho” Villa (center), Commander, Northern Division
From 1910 to 1919, Emiliano Zapata led the Liberation Army of the South and is responsible for Morelos’ period of autonomy until his murder under a false flag of truce. Like Ethan Allen’s Green Mountain Boys, and also like the irregulars at Concord and Boston, the Zapatistas fought a prolonged guerrilla war with the popular support of the public throughout Morelos and in parts of Puebla and Mexico State. Like the Green Mountain Boys in the New Hampshire land grants, like the American Sagebrush Rebellion, like the militants at the Bundy Ranch standoff and the Oregon wildlife refuge standoff, and like the Zapatista rebels in Chiapas today, the government called the original Zapatistas criminals and terrorists when they took up arms to resist eminent domain.
Pancho Villa is a controversial figure in the Mexican Revolution. People from Northern Mexico still revere him as a man of the people, while the descendants of his enemies still revile him as a gangster. The truth is that he was somewhere in between the two. Testimonies of Villista veterans and civilians testifies that the Northern Division really did often provide food and badly needed public services to the civilian population. In this sense, the exploited population were less exploited under the revolutionaries than they were by the federal and loyalist state governments. However, Villa did have the ability to be brutal and have people executed at the drop of a hat. Part of the brutality known among Villa and his lieutenants comes from having been gangsters.
Villa never particularly wanted to be a gangster, but it came out of necessity. His career as an outlaw began in his teenage years when he had to flee his native Durango after killing the local boss. The feudal lord was in the process of sexually assaulting Villa’s sister when the boy intervened and killed the man. Modern courts would recognize this as a justifiable homicide, and the rape of a maiden was certainly a crime in a conservative Catholic country. Unfortunately, in those days, peasants had no rights in court. Doroteo Arango, …read more

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Colorado, Chile, and Guatemala Libertarians Condemn Cuban Government for Arrests

April 6, 2017 in Blogs

By Zach Foster

International support keeps growing for the now-famous Cuban libertarian prisoners, Ubaldo Herrera and Manuel Velazquez. In recent demonstrations of support for the prisoners and opposition to the regime that sent them to Melena del Sur, the Cuban Gulag, libertarians in Colorado, Guatemala, and Chile took a public stand against the Castro regime’s oppression of libertarians associated with Mises Cuba and the Benjamin Franklin Libertarian Library in Havana. The parties involved are the Libertarian Party of Colorado, a libertarian talk radio celebrity in Guatemala City, and independent libertarians in Santiago, Chile.
In a recent press release, the Libertarian Party of Colorado said the following:
In early February, two libertarian activists, Ubaldo Herrera Hernandez and Manuel Velasquez Visea, were arrested in Cuba and convicted of attempted assault and the highly disturbing “distributing enemy propaganda” in short order. There is no evidence of any violence by these activists, and the subversive literature is in fact the type of items that Libertarians routinely read and distribute here in the United States. This conviction is a violation of the human right to peacefully declare one’s political convictions, and further, it is reported that the conditions of the prison where Ubaldo and Manuel are currently housed is the equivalent of the “gulag.” The Libertarian Party of Colorado joins the state Libertarian parties of Nevada, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Indiana, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Florida in calling for the Cuban government to free these activists by passing the following Resolution:
The Libertarian Party of Colorado condemns the unjust detention of libertarian activists Ubaldo Herrera Hernandez and Manuel Velasquez by agents of the Castro regime in Cuba on February 2, and demands the immediate safe release of these political prisoners who were targeted for their peaceful activism promoting limited government and free markets. We further ask the U.S. government’s State Department to place diplomatic pressure on the Castro regime for their release, and encourage Libertarian Party members and supporters to contact their elected officials toward that end.
Recently, Guatemalan libertarian author, activist, and talk radio star Gloria Alvarez dedicated an episode of the politics and current events talk show Libertopolis to the heroism of libertarians in Cuba. Havana-based activists Nelson Rodriguez and Caridad Ramirez talked about the arrest and …read more

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