Free your mind

It seems the more I research the more I realize what is coming ahead.  It’s all bad news.  So if you haven’t noticed I’ve taken a small hiatus.  No matter what your news source it all has similar undertones.  I am sick and tired of the depressing mentality.  If we are truly going to lead the way, we need to stop pushing this doom and gloom philosophy.  We need to provide the answers not the excuses.
We are the intellectuals, it is US who know how to fix the problems.  So stop spending all your time reading the news or trolling forums [...]

Libertarianism and “Cultural Ownership”

I recently watched Pat Buchanan’s “Culture Wars” speech to the 1992 Republican National Convention (which I had not seen previously) and was struck by an interesting chord.  Buchanan seemed to think (I use past tense mainly because I don’t think he thinks this any more) that culture was something owned by particular groups within American society.  He speaks of culture as something which can be stolen and misused.  Something which needs to be taken back and reconquered.  Something we must not let fall into the hands of those who would destroy and debase it.  Is this the case?  What does [...]

Tweet With Me

Under advisement from my Dad, I’ve joined Twitter to provide another venue for Austro-anarchist thinking and my brand of revisionist history to reach a wider audience.  If anyone is so inclined, I’d very much appreciate your “followership” on Twitter!  Here’s my profile:

Wisdom from the Old Republic: William Leggett (3rd Ed.)

William Leggett, easily my favorite Jacksonian and one of the most eloquent and interesting (not to mention fiery as Hell itself) libertarians, became interested in the issue of intellectual property only near the very end of his tragically short life.  All of his writings on the subject span a single month in 1837, but in that one month he accomplished what libertarians have been attempted to redo for decades now.  He sorted out the issue of intellectual property and concluded that, indeed, one cannot own an idea.  Here it is in his own words:

February 11, 1837.
Text abridged.

Able [...]

John Barnetts and the Olustee Campaign

I realize it’s been an awfully long time since I’ve posted anything here (much less continued my 3 existing series), but I decided to take this opportunity to do two things:  1)  celebrate my recent good news (a paper of mine has been selected as the Editor’s Choice piece for this year’s edition of Write the Ship, my college’s journal of outstanding student writing) and, 2) share some of my favorite and (I think) most important research with all of you.
It is about a Civil War veteran from Shippensburg, John Barnetts, and his involvement in the critical Olustee Campaign of [...]

The Framework

The growing season is starting and I have been feverishly working to get my garden framework into place. Here is the end result! Now let’s see what we can grow :)