This week on Manch Talk, I get a little feisty and frustrated at an article written by a Soros-funded anti-liberty authoritarian who goes around NH spreading misinformation about the Free State Project. Usually, I let people like her slide, because, life’s too short, ‘never punch down,’ eye on the prize, blah, blah, blah, right?
Readers know I generally try to focus on the positive in life, and see the best in people, but this lady is, in my opinion, an awful human being. Why? Because after her last dog-and-pony misinformation show held at a library in early 2020, several Free Staters spoke up to tell their personal stories about why they are liberty activists…
And, since it was clear our words moved the audience and helped them gain a better understanding of where we are coming from (ostensibly a good thing if you are trying to heal the world), she told me afterwards she would never let us speak again.
Most of us who spoke up that night are immigrants from repressive regimes (Russia, China, Ukraine, Apartheid South Africa, etc.), and we *know* what suppression of individual rights looks like, we *know* what happens when the Powers-that-Claim-to-Be start saying things like, “Well, yes, this may be bad for you, personally, but it’s for the ‘common good’.” This, of course, is one of the oldest authoritarian lies in the book. Trust me: We know. We’ve lived it.
That same evening, this was my message to local progressives: Can we find common ground between progressives and libertarians in NH? According to this lady, no.
But, I will not be dissuaded from trying to reach people with a message of peace, love, respect, founded in the principles of individual liberty. If we are not free as individuals, we are not free at all.