Activism and Revolution: Thoughts On Hong Kong and The PRC Part Two

This is a continuation/ update of my previous post Activism and Revolution: Thoughts On Hong Kong and The PRC. This is my commentary on the events of the current protest movement in Hong Kong as a Libertarian Marxist in the United States, my thoughts and ideas as to what is happening today and what is …

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Mass Media In The Modern Age: Big Problems, Big Solutions

This began as a rant on how I really hate Fox News, but then it turned into something more; an argument for the return of a kind of fairness doctrine on a libertarian basis, a critical analysis of Fox News and how it is similar to Stalinism, and an analysis on political religions, extremism, and …

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Activism and Revolution: Thoughts On Hong Kong and The PRC

Hong Kong and the Old Left Here in America the news that Hong Kong protesters stormed the main Legislature's building struck me with a rush of hope and excitement. As a student of history it is easy to understand how my minds conception of what was happening leaped to titanic proportions. I was hoping for …

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Why I Changed the Name of The Blog to Red Liberty

A few months ago we changed the name of our blog from Thought Foundry Blog to Red Liberty, though we never really gave an explanation as to why. In my view such an explanation is long overdue. When I started this project it was mainly just a source to write about my interests: Astronomy, Egyptology, …

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To “Break up” Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple? No! To Democratize Them? Yes! A Reply To Elizabeth Warren

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has, in true Keynesian spirit, recently unveiled her plan to "break up" the big tech monopolies of Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple, among others. The critics are accusing Warren of socialism, but in fact, this policy misses the mark entirely and is anything but socialist in nature. The socialists here …

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In Defense of Positive Liberty

Every so-called right today was once in olden times, or perhaps in times not so long ago, nothing more than a privilege for the few, a dream for the many. To say on the one hand "freedom is not free" and to ask on the other hand "who will pay for it?" is an irreconcilable …

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Sympathy With The Super-Villains

In superhero movies, the protagonist often "saves the world". This rarely of course means saving the structural integrity of the planet we live on, but rather "the world" symbolizes the status quo. The "bad guy" is demonized to the extreme and holds no coherent theoretical or scientific basis for their critique of the status quo, …

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