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... is scheduled as the guest speaker for the 157th meeting of the Karl Hess Club, to convene on July 16, 2007.

 

    Thomas M. Sipos on "Should Libertarians Build Alliances With the Left?"
 

Sipos contends that the terms Left and Right, which originated from the French Revolution, have always been problematic, because humans are complex beings, impossible to categorize into only two ideological camps. Whatever tenuous meanings Left and Right had in American politics became especially shaky after the fall of East European Communism, and collapsed entirely after 9/11.

Sipos will explain how lobbies and pundits use political labels to create a false "team mentality" among the populace, confusing people into supporting policies that undermine their actual principles.  People should instead "take the red pill" and look beyond political labels at concrete policies and their underlying principles (which principles should not be confused with sound bite labels).

Once libertarians "take the red pill," they will see that they have potential allies among people of a variety of political labels.

 

    About Thomas M. Sipos
 

Thomas M. Sipos was a Libertarian Party speaker at the antiwar play, What I Heard About Iraq.  He is a contributor to the upcoming book, The Cost of Freedom, a collection of essays and articles about antiwar activism in the United States, due out from Howling Dog Press.

Sipos is the author of the anti-Communist satire, Vampire Nation.  He recently started the Libertarian Peacenik blog.