Lighting up lawns, burning up liberty: Libertarian Party of Florida convention 2019

The Libertarian Party of Florida, most recently best known for its association with Nixon/Reagan/Bush/Trump henchman, political dirty trickster, and indicted criminal Roger Stone as well as National Socialist Movement card carrying member, stage speaker and Charlottesville Unite the Right torch burning rally alt right organizer and self-proclaimed unconquerable God-Emperor Augustus Invictus, will be holding a cross-burning in conjunction with its annual convention in Tampa on May 3-5 (Invictus has gone on to the Republican Party to more fully support Donald Trump).

A reader whose name we misplaced comments “I don’t know who any of those guys are, but the first one looks like he just got abducted by aliens, the second looks like he hangs out in high school parking lots, and the one on the far right looks like an 80s white supremacist movie villain.” In reality they are Libertarians for Trump founder Walter Block, neo-secessionist League of the South co-founder Tom Woods, and Jeff “Blood and Soil” Deist, president of the Mises Institute.

Learn more about current LPF leadership at http://archive.is/t5jC7

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Against_Communism

Rock Against Communism (RAC) was the name of white power rock concerts in the United Kingdom in the late 1970s and early 1980s.[1] The lyrics usually focus on racism and antisemitism, though this depends on the band.[2]

History

The Rock Against Communism movement originated in the United Kingdom in late 1978 with far right activists associated with the National Front (NF).[3] It was intended to counter the Rock Against Racism organisation.[3] The first RAC concert was in Leeds, England in 1978, featuring the Nazi punk bands The Dentists and The Ventz.[citation needed] RAC held one concert in 1979 and another in spring 1983, which was headlined by Skrewdriver, a white power rock band led by Ian Stuart Donaldson. After that, RAC concerts were held more often. They were often headlined by Skrewdriver and featured other white power bands, such as Skullhead and No Remorse. In the mid-1980s, summer concerts were often held at the Suffolk home of Edgar Griffin, a Conservative Party activist[4] and father of Nick Griffin, an NF organiser who later became the national chair of the British National Party. By the late 1980s, the RAC name had given way to the White Noise Club (another NF-based group), and later Blood and Honour, which was set up by Donaldson when they fell out with the NF leadership.[3] As hardcore punk music became more popular in the 1990s and 2000s, many white power bands took on a more hardcore-influenced sound.

14 thoughts on “Lighting up lawns, burning up liberty: Libertarian Party of Florida convention 2019

  1. Bill Forrest

    A reader whose name we misplaced comments “I don’t know who any of those guys are, but the first one looks like he just got abducted by aliens, the second looks like he hangs out in high school parking lots, and the one on the far right looks like an 80s white supremacist movie villain.” In reality they are Libertarians for Trump founder Walter Block, neo-secessionist League of the South co-founder Tom Woods, and Jeff “Blood and Soil” Deist, president of the Mises Institute.

    I can’t stop laughing. My sides are hurting. Scarily accurate!

  2. paulie Post author

    Jon-Luc Tesky
    22 mins

    Today April 1, 201[9], I announce my candidacy for Chair of the Libertarian Party of Florida. We are at a crossroads. In 2014 and 2016, we had statewide candidates, we had a growing membership, and we were politically relevant. In 2017, Marcos Miralles was elected Chair, and reversed our course.

    In 2018, we had no Statewide candidates, our membership is stagnant and inactive, and we are officially irrelevant on the Florida political scene. To top that off, under Marco’s watch, we lost $15000 due to fraud, and we were investigated by both the state of Florida and the federal government.

    The LPF has become a haven for the alt-right, and we have lost the principles that made our Party great. We need a new direction and new leadership. The current crop of candidates are uninspiring, ineffective, and part of the same Executive Committee that has lead our Party to irrelevancy.

    So, I am running for Chair to fix our Party. We need strong leadership with strong principles to reinvigorate our Party and stop the takeover by the alt-right. We need to have statewide candidates, and we need to inspire our members again.

    I have a long history of activism in this party, I pre-registered as a Libertarian, when I was 16 and joined my local affiliate when I was 18. I am currently the Vice Chair of the Polk County Libertarian Party. I’ve worked on both the Wyllie and Stanton campaign. I am a proven fundraiser.

    Vote for me to be chair of the Libertarian Party of Florida, and together we will end the stagnation, and make our party relevant again!

    LET THE LPF PROSPER!

  3. paulie Post author

    One part was exaggerated for the 1st:

    “The Libertarian Party of Florida, most recently best known for its association with Roger Stone as well as National Socialist Movement card carrying member, stage speaker and Charlottesville Unite the Right torch burning rally alt right organizer and self-proclaimed unconquerable God-Emperor Augustus Invictus, will be holding a cross-burning in conjunction with its annual convention in Tampa on May 3-5. ”

    While most of this is true, I have not heard of any actual plans for a literal cross-burning in conjunction with the LPF convention, and as far as I know, if there are any actual KKK members who will be in attendance they will be in plain clothes, not KKK regalia.

    Sadly, it’s so close to being literally true that not only was no one apparently fooled but hardly anyone seems to have even noticed. It almost seemed so matter of fact that one may have wondered why a publication would even bother to mention something so routine.

  4. paulie Post author

    Run Jon-Luc run! I hope that “2018” part was not a tell that this was an April Fools joke but rather a simple typo. Discussed in comments at https://independentpoliticalreport.com/2019/04/faux-news-former-candidate-seeking-reform-party-nomination-donald-trump-cuts-aid-to-three-mexican-countries-in-central-america/ and https://independentpoliticalreport.com/2019/04/lighting-up-lawns-burning-up-liberty-libertarian-party-of-florida-convention-2019/ …may make a separate article post later if I have time and if I get confirmation you were not joking about running. – Paul Frankel, Secretary, Libertarian Party of Alabama

  5. paulie Post author

    Jon-Luc Tesky Paulie Cannoli It was a simple Typo, and It’s not an April Fools joke like the current state of the LPF.

    Paulie Cannoli Awesome. See comments on those IPR articles. Feel free to jump in, but there’s a comment lag issue so they may not show up immediately, but will eventually. Will make post when I get a chance; running late for work.

  6. ken

    I’m getting sick of the hatchet pieces on the Libertarian Party of Florida. If you want to address individuals with whom you have an issue then go for it, but quit trying to drag everyone down.

    If you should ever want to try your hand at actual reporting then feel free to come to Florida and meet the people you you keep writing about.

  7. paulie Post author

    I’m getting sick of the hatchet pieces on the Libertarian Party of Florida.

    Other than the April Fools exaggeration about cross burning (figuratively but as far as I know not literally true), everything I said can and has been documented. I have plenty of links to much more if you care to follow them.

    If you want to address individuals with whom you have an issue then go for it,

    Oh, I have.

    quit trying to drag everyone down.

    I’d rather drag you up from the paleo/nationalist/alt right swamp you are getting mired in. Bring back folks like Wyllie, Stanton, and the many, many others who have been ran off by the Invictuses, Ramseys and their enablers and “make LPF great again.”

  8. paulie Post author

    If you should ever want to try your hand at actual reporting then feel free to come to Florida and meet the people you you keep writing about.

    I’ve been in Florida many times and have met many Florida LP members. On the other hand I have had some such as Invictus and Ramsey who have personally threatened me so I am not all that eager to run back there, aside from having other things to do.

    Now as for people who should try real journalism: try Ramsey. He has spread a lot of lies against me and offered to take them down if I took down accurate information about his then friend Invictus. That’s not how we do things here.

  9. dL

    Other than the April Fools exaggeration about cross burning

    It’s not an exaggeration, although these days cross burning has been replaced by ICE kidnappings as the preferred method of intimidation.

  10. Florida Man Larry

    “Come to Florida Paulie, even though the violent white nationalists with records of violence have been threatening you. I feel that entitled to your time.”

    Seems unsafe. Maybe address the problem you don’t want criticized? You know what? It’s easier to just pretend it doesn’t exist and blame the messenger. Let’s just do that instead.

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