The first day of the Campaign for Liberty’s Northeast Regional Conference was a blast. As mentioned before, I am renting a table in the exhibitor room, where there are a lot of warm and interesting people with projects I want to get behind. Like DelValley Silver, a silver-based barter network that doesn’t try to rip people off with inflated silver prices like AOCS or peg the value of the “tokens” to federal reserve notes like Liberty Dollar. And they’re selling attractive rounds very close to spot! I already got two. Check them out at DelValleySilver.com. Like Schumpeter’s Gale, an animated pro-market movie where rebels blow up the Federal Reserve. I love it!
While I expected to encounter a bunch of raving minarchists at my exhibitor table, I found instead people with amorphous political philosophies I’ll just call confused, pissed off and looking for something to do. This is fertile ground and my A Day in the Life of John Q Public and New Government Terms of Service: We Can do Anything we Want with You. Forever (which I repackaged as a CNNMoney.com article, LOL) went over exceedingly well.
Recruited for a War on the GOP
Except, after awhile of me talking about anarchy and non-voting an older gentleman at an adjoining table came over and tried to sell me on joining the GOP and taking over precincts (or something) so the right candidates could get in. He himself is apparently planning to run for congress. He admitted right off the bat that government always got co-opted by the bad guys. He just wanted to take it back. What about when you’re out of office? Won’t the bad guys co-opt it again? What about when you’ve reduced the government to minarchy, won’t it start growing again? Is that really a permanent solution then? So I turned his own words back at him and he wouldn’t have any of it. At one point he said something negative about anarchists and so I asked if he knew where anarchists were coming from, i.e., why we hold the opinions we do. Sure, he said, anarchy comes from evil. There’s your quote of the day. LOL.
Looking Forward to Tomorrow
So I’m looking forward to tomorrow and if you want to help me work the table, I’d be happy to have you. :)