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Paradigm Shift

The old guard built this movement. Without them, it’s unlikely any of us would be aware that a liberty movement even exists! This alone is an accomplishment. And the history books will look favorably upon them for it - & justifiably so. Their preference for a political approach however, has been ineffective at bringing about liberty (just take a look around, if you’re still permitted). Progress hasn’t just stagnated, we’ve been losing ground rapidly. It’s time for a paradigm shift. One that moves away from the old way of thinking & instead focuses on teaching people how to opt out of corrupt systems & to build competing, market-based alternatives to state institutions. Like sports teams, ideas also get tired & worn out, old players retire, & new, fresh ideas take their place. In the world of ideas, when paradigm shifts occur, the old guard resists the change at first, but eventually comes around to seeing the benefits and virtues of the new way. This is how progres

Parallels to 1984






Pleased to announce this is the first article by a new contributor at The New Libertarian, Marcelo. 

I’m 32 years old, I believe in the principles embodied by the constitution, I believe that our government hurts more than helps, and I am a God fearing man. Yes, I am a Christian & I go to church every Sunday. Before I lose most, if not all of you, hear me out: Even though I am a Christian I believe strongly in the separation of church and state. I do not believe in abortion personally but who the hell am I to tell you what you should do, or what to believe in. I believe in science. And most importantly freedom for every single individual. Hopefully, I can be a solid representative of the Christian-Libertarian viewpoint. And honestly, maybe libertarian isn’t even the right word since the party has gone to shit. So, if you’re still with me let’s get started.

Recently, I was at a social gathering and like anywhere else the majority of political allegiances were either owed to Republicans or Democrats (very few libertarians). With the political tension at an all time high, and the Supreme Court hearings going on, I bet you can figure out the topic of discussion. I typically stay out of it, and only make my jabs when I can get both sides at the same time to see something new. On top of that I’m not a political expert by any means. I’m a common sense type of guy who leans on people from all walks of life to help further my understanding. People like Sally.


So these friends are constantly going back and forth. One day I decided to ask, “Doesn't it make you sad as a human being that neither side gives a fuck if this lady was actually raped or if she’s ruining a man’s life for political gain?” As the conversation progressed, I explained my belief that after November 7th, whether or not he gets appointed, we will never hear of this again! I actually got some people to agree with me. Amazing, I know.

I left the room and thought about it. I felt like these people lived in George Orwell’s 1984. As you may know, in the book, Big Brother can erase any information from the past by just stating new, made up “facts.” For instance,throughout the book they are at war with East Asia, then suddenly it switches, and they are allies with East Asia & at war with Eurasia. No one bats an eye.

This is the same thing happening today. Most people choose to forget that the Clintons were and may still be friends with the Trumps. They forget that Bill Clinton is a sexual predator. They forget that some people, like Lindsey Graham, who called Trump a racist, are now his best friends.

Why do they do this? Maybe it’s some animalistic need to be superior. In order to feel that way, your party must win. Who knows? One thing is for sure, as a society we are allowing today’s narrative to erase the past, even the recent past.

The keyword is allowing...


-Marcelo


“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”
     - George Orwell



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