A Principled Libertarian Stance Amidst Israel’s Mass Slaughter In Gaza

A Principled Libertarian Stance Amidst Israel’s Mass Slaughter In Gaza

Recently online Antiwar.com and some voices in the antiwar movement have come under criticism, accused of being “left” leaning or pushing an anti-Western agenda.  It is nothing new for those who are consistent in their criticism of war to receive backlash from supposed philosophical allies or the usual pro-war beings.  Collectivists however are seldom consistent when it comes to principles. They tend to lack an ability to discriminate nuance or to absorb criticism of their ‘side’ when it comes to injustices inflicted upon the innocent.  Certain social media hangers-on in the American liberty...

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Who Will Fight These Wars Anyhow?

Who Will Fight These Wars Anyhow?

The war drums are beating, and public officials and the media are certain that the enemy must be conquered. The war is over there, away from home, in someone else's. The public is conditioned to accept that war is inevitable, that for the liberal democracies of Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States it is an "obligation." It seldom matters whether the voting tax base wants war or not. As bombs drop in Yemen, Syria, and Iraq, as Israel destroys Gaza and the Russians fight in Ukraine, Washington and its allies talk about expanding the warfront to include Iran, China, and North...

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Remembering John Pilger, Aussie Truthteller

Remembering John Pilger, Aussie Truthteller

“Official Truths are often powerful illusions.”- John Pilger For most of his life, John Pilger spoke out against power and championed those who get lost in the shadows of history. The Australian-born journalist (though truly a citizen of the world) passed away in December at the age of 84. It was a tragic loss. Pilger worked for some of the more famed media outlets, from Reuters to the Daily Mirror, though he always kept his own unique voice when reporting and witnessing events. It was during the Vietnam War that his dissident words ascended among his peers, with a film making style and...

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They Always Kill Children

They Always Kill Children

“Why is the World Silent?” - Chaim Kaplan Humanity has endured self-inflicted savagery for all its history. Modern civilizations have apparently transcended above the primal savagery of ancient barbarity, yet despite technology allowing us to peer in with a voyeur's fascination, the world is mostly silent while children are slaughtered. The children of Gaza are dying in large numbers; they are the victims of a state policy so bent on vengeance that the wider world is absent in any true condemnation or action. A child in the West Bank may as well be a Biafran baby or a Yemeni girl or a boy...

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The Duty

The Duty

The drumbeats of war seem to be the heartbeat of history and most often requires a generation of boys to wage it. Boys of a certain age are assumed to become combatants, to be used as fodder and be made killers or charged guilty of such potential, regardless of individual deed. Whether a man agrees with his government's policies does not matter. It was decided for him that he should serve, either enslaved into a uniform or as a volunteer seduced by pay, duty bound. In the case of survival, when a people face extinction, the fighting males become the last vestige of hope for a society or...

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Give Peace a Chance

Give Peace a Chance

Armchair generals and warmongers often share a similar view when it comes to analyzing historical and contemporary events; if the military was not constrained, then victory would be assured. That is the language of mass murderers disguised beneath the need for strategic necessity. It's ruthless execution uninhibited by morality or law. It’s the collectivists' sword wielded with savage disregard for innocent individuals. As the war drums beat we hear the same voices now calling for death and destruction. The solution: more military power, operations, kill, conquer, bomb, destroy! On the cusp...

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The Savior and Revenge

The Savior and Revenge

Righteous vengeance often spurs rage that spills blood endlessly. In the 1998 film Savior, revenge and the brutality of war steers our "hero" Joshua Rose, played by Dennis Quaid, into his redemption. After losing his family in a terrorist attack, Joshua walks into a nearby Mosque where he suspects those responsible to be and guns down a group of praying men. He escapes to join the French Foreign Legion where he learns to be a sniper. After his six years in the Legion are up, Joshua declares that he would like to "kill people that he hates for a change." Cut to Bosnia, 1993. He fights for the...

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Rage and the Meme Effect

Rage and the Meme Effect

“People shouldn’t expect the mass media to do investigative stories. That job belongs to the ‘fringe’ media.”- Ted Koppel It’s called the fog of war for a reason, and yet it is with viciousness, fortified by bias and outrage, that we witness a certain eagerness to kill thousands, if not millions. Media and government officials have always been unreliable sources before and during a war, especially when public relations are a crucial weapon. Deception and lies to control the narrative and simplify affairs into a good versus evil struggle is key. To dehumanize and alienate the foe and...

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Last Rights: The Death of American Liberty

Last Rights: The Death of American Liberty

Americans today have “freedom” to be fleeced, groped, injected, harassed, surveilled, vilified, disarmed, beaten, detained, and maybe shot by federal agents. From hapless homeowners hit by SWAT raids to pandemic lockdowns pointlessly paralyzing lives, government...

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