Without the East, the West Would Be Lost

Without the East, the West Would Be Lost

Recently on the Foundation for Economic Education’s podcastWords & Numbers, the hosts had a conversation with Robert Anthony Peters, an actor and director, about his new documentary titled Tank Man. The film focuses on the man in the famous photo of him standing in front of tanks after the Tiananmen Square massacre in China. Being unfamiliar with this event, I was shocked to hear that this event is not taught in Chinese history books and Peters explained how locals are aware they’re not supposed to talk about this event.

I was struck because erasing history essentially generates a new reality. Citizens do not question those in power as they should, and those lessons are forever lost. China, however, is not the only group or nation to alter the reality of people through erasure or ignorance of history.

Read the full article at BeingLibertarian.com.

The Philippine War on Drugs Has Murdered Thousands – World Liberty Weekend

The Philippine War on Drugs Has Murdered Thousands – World Liberty Weekend

The death count by the Philippine police in the name of President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs makes the United States’ numbers seem like a grain of rice. Government officials claim that over 5,000 drug dealers, which they claim all fought police, have been killed, while activists say that it’s actually at least 27,000. The rate of extrajudicial killings has become so awful that dozens of countries have called on the United Nations to investigate.

President Duterte won in 2016 on a platform of practically eliminating crime and has continued to draw controversy for his cruel and explicit comments. As Mayor of Davao, he earned the nickname “The Punisher” and was accused by human rights groups of allowing death squads to murder hundreds of alleged criminals. His election rivals warned that he would bring nothing but more death and terror to the Philippines, a prophecy that appears to have come true.

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