For the past 21 months I have been recharging my political and sociological batteries by not writing about all of the things I see wrong with the world.
However, during this time an interesting thing happened: Libertarianism joined the mainstream. It's
|Let's hope being on the side of personal freedom is a fad|
that lasts longer than hipster beards and vinyl.
now hip to be a libertarian. This scares me because you have to make a conscious decision of consistency to actually be a one, and I'm not sure most people are ready to do that, but that's a topic for another day. Right now, let's rejoice that it's hip to let other people live how they want and hope for a government that isn't all up in your hipster beard every five minutes.
There is one group however that has been slow to embrace this movement toward individualism: the Main Stream Media (MSM).
You can tell this is true because the MSM still touts Hillary and Jeb as frontrunners for 2016. Meanwhile Rand Paul - this generation's Ronald Reagan - steadily chips away at the barriers the GOP and Democrat parties have erected between ourselves and our government with nary a corporate media mention. Bear in mind that the MSM's brief flirtation with Chris Christie is because 1) they are waiting for him to say something outlandish so they can be the first to report it, and b) the MSM is condescending.
Also bear in mind that the MSM's brief flirtation with Donald Trump is because he is A) a megalomaniac with bad hair, and 2) he can't help but say outlandish and foolish things.
But back to libertarians becoming mainstream. Here's the deal: America is a libertarian country. Even people who self-identify as liberals are libertarians at least when it comes to social issues, while most people on the right can be considered somewhat libertarian, at least when it comes to the size of
|This is me, your faithful|
libertarian blogger. I see
what's going and I'm not
It's enough already with the propaganda - we need to become individuals again.
We have a real opportunity in 2016 to take back our country from the fools and thieves who are currently running it, but only if we vote with our true hearts and not with our media-addled minds. We have become overly affected by the mass media in this country but social media is changing that. A guy like Rand Paul is never going to get any attention in the MSM because he is too different for their little minds to handle, but through alternative channels, his message that obviously resonates with real people can be heard. We are taught to think by all quarters of the MSM in sound bites that are spoon fed to us by people with agendas and this is extremely dangerous - and its our fault.
For your consideration, here's a handy pictorial guide to the four presidential candidates you've heard the most about this week:
|This picture proves it for once and for all - there is NO DIFFERENCE between|
Jeb and Hillary. By logical extrapolation, if you hate Hillary you can't love Jeb,
and if you hate Jeb you can't love Hillary.
|That this country takes this guy even minutely seriously is embarrassing. |
If you want a businessman in the White House (you should) call Steve Forbes
and let's get this done right.