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Invictus, 34, was listed as a featured marcher for the Saturday event, which was roundly condemned after marchers carried Nazi flags, performed Hitler salutes and chanted white supremacist and anti-Semitic sayings while carrying torches. He could not be reached for comment Monday.
IPR note: The author has run for office several times as a Libertarian Party candidate and served multiple terms on LP exec comms at various levels.
The Twitter account @YesYoureRacist went up in 2012, but jumped from about 65,000 followers to more than 350,000 in the days following Virginia’s “Battle of Charlottesville.” After an army of white nationalists rioted to “Unite the Right,” murdering one and injuring dozens, @YesYoureRacist admin Logan Smith swung into action to identify, then “name and shame,” the attendees.… Read more ...
Libertarian National Committee Executive Director Wes Benedict issued the following statement:
The Libertarian Party condemns bigotry as irrational and repugnant, and offers its condolences to the family of the woman killed in Charlottesville, Va.
There is no room for racists and bigots in the Libertarian Party. If there are white nationalists who — inappropriately — are members of the Libertarian Party, I ask them to submit their resignations today.… Read more ...
Nicholas Sarwark shared Arvin Vohra’s post.
Since so many are asking “What’s the big deal about Jeff Deist’s speech,” let me break it down.
The speech ends with, “In other words, blood and soil and God and nation still matter to people. Libertarians ignore this at the risk of irrelevance.”
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Today (August 12th, 2017), the “Unite the Right” rally is scheduled to proceed in Charlottesville, VA. The “Right” being united there isn’t just any “Right,” but one that welcomes white supremacists and self-described fascists. Multiple speakers will say this themselves, and the chants at a chaotic pre-event march the night before included Neo-Nazi slogans.… Read more ...
Nicholas Sarwark was feeling sad.
August 12 at 8:05pm · Phoenix, AZ
I have dedicated my life to defending individual freedom. Freedom to make good choices or bad choices. Freedom to say kind things or hurtful things. Freedom to pursue happiness anyway you choose as long as you don’t hurt other people and don’t take their stuff.… Read more ...
Youtube video posted by George Phillies. Youtube description:
The Libertarian State Leadership Alliance 2017 National Conference presents its panel “Physically Removed, So to Speak: Making the LP Inhospitable to the Alt-Right and Other Nazis” with Josh Katz (moderator), Jody Weitzman, Mike Shipley, and Leslee Anne Petersen. … Read more ...
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Racism killed people in Charlottesville this weekend. That is as un-American as it gets. In the nation our Founders created, even a tiny minority of vile and repugnant ‘demonstrators’ enjoys the right to express racist white-supremacist evil. BUT, the rest of us — the overwhelming majority — have the right, and I believe, the obligation, to condemn racism of every form.
For most of my adult life, I’ve heard about the eerie comparisons between George Orwell’s 1984 and our present day. After reading, or rather listening to the audiobook, 1984 again recently I noticed not only the similarities, but also some stark contrasts between Orwell’s vision of the future and our present day.… Read more ...
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Apollo Pazell is a political consultant based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Apollo has been highly involved with and managed many campaigns.… Read more ...
Commenting at The Jack News article on prospective 2020 LP candidates for POTUS IPR owner Warren Redlich writes:
You left me out. The “Stop Wasting Money” campaign is coming. 🙂
I haven’t asked Mr. Redlich whether he was serious, but the entire series is highly speculative so in covering this series of articles at The Jack News for IPR I have decided to expand the series, as a bonus to our readers.… Read more ...