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Let It Be Known!

Let it be known, I support one's right to discriminate against whoever he wants, for whatever reason. Yes, one should be allowed to ban blacks, Jews, Mormons, or gays from their home or business. One should also be allowed to refrain from entering homes or businesses owned by blacks, Jews, Mormons, or gays. No group should be allowed to trespass the desires of the property owner. Let it be known!!

The State Created Batman

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I found a very interesting take on The Dark Knight by Jeffrey Tucker at the Mises Institute. I've always been a big fan of Batman, and even more so now that I consider myself a voluntaryist-libertarian. What Batman means to me is that not only is he doing what the state has failed to do, ie. catch criminals (and embarrassing them by challenging their monopoly on the use of force), but really only exists, at least his more recent version, as a symptom of statist intervention into society. Here's the article, here's an excerpt:
The problem of evil is a big theme for a movie, and certainly for a movie based on a comic book, but Batman: The Dark Knight deals with it expertly, and with a message that offers profound support to the idea of human liberty.

It does so in two ways: it supports the view that human beings are capable of cooperating toward the social good, and it shows the unpredictable level of evil that state intervention unleashes. Yes, I know it sounds implausible, …

American Conservatism

Lew Rockwell puts it beautifully,
"The problem with American conservatism is that it hates the left more than the state, loves the past more than liberty, feels a greater attachment to nationalism than to the idea of self-determination, believes brute force is the answer to all social problems, and thinks it is better to impose truth rather than risk losing one soul to heresy. It has never understood the idea of freedom as a self-ordering principle of society. It has never seen the state as the enemy of what conservatives purport to favor. It has always looked to presidential power as the saving grace of what is right and true about America."

How Un-Free We Actually Are

Realizing that you can only consume what the state allows, only work where the state allows, only shop at businesses where the state allows, only trade for services that the state approves of, and only do with your property what the state allows, will go along way to helping you understand just how un-free you actually are. If we are ever to regain our liberties, society must view the state as the freedom black-hole that it is.