As we have said before we believe that the libertarian movement is the most important movement in American politics right now, perhaps for more than a generation. It is also arguably the most important movement in world politics.
Libertarian thinking for instance runs through the current resistance efforts in the Ukraine and in Venezuela. (Not that libertarians are likely to run the show in either country.)
Young people in this country, (and around the world) well versed in the ways of the Net, crowd sourcing, social media, and the market of ideas, are using new tools to spread their ideas.
Free markets, free prices, free thinking, free speech, free association, free banking, freedom, liberty. These are the rallying cries of a large portion of the politically informed youth today. And the youth are quickly taking leadership positions in the adult world.
You wanted CHANGE? Well folks the world is about to get it, and it won’t be coming in the form of on-high decrees from the president and his cronies ( and I’m not only talking about Obama here. Bush, Clinton, the lot of them all had plenty of cronies and were plenty enamored with power) but from the people themselves. That is real change. That is real progress.
What’s particularly interesting about what is happening is that fundamentally technology and information is driving what is going on. The liberty moment hasn’t sprouted from some charismatic leader’s words. In fact its probably fair to say that if anything charisma is in short supply among the movement’s leaders. At least until quite recently.
The liberty movement is profoundly organic, which is why it is especially compelling and potentially world changing. As people have become better educated about all manner of things, from history, to what they eat, to the economy, it’s no surprise that people have come to fear freedom less and to see that individuals (or voluntary groups of individuals) can do many of the things that governments have claimed for themselves, and do them much more efficiently. The facade of the 20th Century state is crumbling. A new way of looking at the world is emerging.
(From US News and World Report)