by Charles Curley
Special to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise
What do Canadian truckers have to do with the Security State? How are PayPal and banks freezing dissidents out of the electronic economy? The Consortium Imposing the Growing Censorship Regime — and Our New Live, Prime-Time Rumble Program Greenwald summarizes the Big Tech-Deep State alliance, how it works, and how dangerous it is. Read this! And he announces his new TV show on Rumble. It will air at 7:00 pm ET, each Monday through Friday and is entitled “Stay Free”.
Speaking of PayPal, we’ve mentioned GabPay before. Stay tuned to this page for some announcements.
And meanwhile, Elon Musk’s new job title is Chief Twit. Fitting.
RIP, Sharon Presley. An announcement on her Facebook account: “I’m very sorry to have to let you know that Sharon died on October 31. I’m also sorry that I don’t have many details except that she was in the ICU at Adventist Memorial in Lodi. Her partner Art was able to say goodbye. She appreciated you all very much. This is Ellen. Unfortunately, Sharon wasn’t able to see your posts, but she was very moved by all the support you told us to pass on.”
Sharon was one of the founders of Laissez Faire books in Greenwich Village, a neighborhood of New York City. She was active in the New York libertarian sceneat that time, along with Murray Rothbard, Samuel Edward Konkin, and Roy Childs. Her degrees were in psychology.
In This Issue
In a letter to the Editor, Sean Gangol promises a follow up to his recent A Learning Experience with more movies that carry a message (possibly even a libertarian message!) without beating the audience over the head with it. Ye Olde Editor can think of a few. Clint Eastwood’s High Plains Drifter (1973) and Unforgiven (1992) come to mind. Traffic (2000) has an excellent anti-war on drugs message. A Man for All Seasons (1966) and The Lion in Winter (1968) for historical films. Red Dawn (1984), of course; especially the scene that points out the danger of all those Form 4473s.
L. Neil Smith takes up how to run a real Radio Free Asia. And how a libertarian President would get it done. How about a Radio Free America?
Ron Paul analyzes the upcoming midterm election. Remember Calvin Coolidge’s advice that it is more important to stop bad bills than it is to pass good ones.
I don’t think that word means the same thing to you as it does to me. Don Sanchez on what “equality” meant to the founders.
And a plea for skepticism from our editor.
Links! Have we got Links!
For those who haven’t made up their minds on how to vote in this election.
In case you missed it: The Tulsi Gabbard Show. Also on Rumble. A former Democrat, she’s campaigning for Mike Lee (R-Utah)and Kristi Noem (R-South Dakota).
New Poll Shows Cratering Support for Total Abortion Bans Among Republicans Interesting if true. I predict that this will not stop the total ban crowd. It will simply make them more isolated from their voters.
Is transgender ideology third rail of midterm elections? Poll, politicians suggest yes. Well, doh!
“We’ve come a long way since John Milton’s 1644 cry against the censorship of the press: ‘Let Truth and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worst in a free and open encounter?’ Today’s woke set did. In their eyes truth will always be bettered by bullshit in an open clash. If only they knew how much this told us about the corrosion of their own faith in humankind, about the decay of their trust in ordinary people and our capacity for reason and goodness, I think they’d stop saying it.” Bingo. Spiked’s own Brendan O’Neill does it again. Elon Musk and the great fear of free speech
It’s Worse Than We Thought: COVID-19 Closures and Learning Loss A good article as far as it goes, but it misses a key point. The author seems to have missed Maria Montessori 101: kids develop at different rates, and differently in different subjects. The notion of all children being proficient to a certain standard at a certain age is bunk. Some kids simply will not read at grade level, and that’s OK. We need to remember when dealing with standardized tests that kids are not standardized. And pray they never are.
And also, maybe it’s politicized education? “We can’t keep blaming COVID.”
Vladimir Putin’s failed strategy
A Closer Look at the Covid Mortality Rate, by Ian Miller
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