... 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
meanings Left and Right had in American politics became especially
shaky after the fall of East European Communism, and
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
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.
Thomas M. Sipos was a Libertarian
Party speaker at the antiwar play, What
I Heard About Iraq. He is a contributor to the upcoming
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
Nation. He recently started the Libertarian