Just sent a short email to the Tumblr staff:
With jgreendc stepping down as an editor, I would like to offer a few recommendations to not only replace him but to offer some much needed counterpoints to the current left-leaning (and, frankly, pro-state) lineup.
- libertarians - clever and articulate, Brian is a student and columnist who has been featured on the likes of the Huffington Post
- antigovernmentextremist - Nate keeps himself on top of current events while engaging in thoughtful discussions on his extremely popular libertarian tumblr
- conza - Michael is an incredibly erudite Hoppean, and as an Australian he would provide a perspective that’s sorely missing now
All are smart, young, and active in online political discussions. I’d be happy to recommend more if you are interested, as there is happily no shortage of intelligent liberty-minded individuals on tumblr. But I believe these three are a solid start in adding a contrasting point-of-view to the current line-up, while further elevating the aggregate IQ of the tag’s curators.
Thanks for the consideration, and I appreciate what the tumblr staff does to promote political discourse.
As it stands, I’m the only
anti-statist anarchist of any kind to have served as a #politics editor. Let’s hope that changes. The tag could use a little less state-worship and a little more Rothbard.
libertarians asked: From the #politics tag: "For many, their biggest issue with Paul has to do with his Blame America First foreign policy positions. According to Paul, we were responsible for the jihadists crashing planes..." You would assume that at least people who get their news on the internet would realize the reality of blowback. How does reallyronpaul get promoted to that page?
I think you know the answer to that one…
libertarians asked: Pretending the US government defaults, do you think it will take a strong toll on the medical research industry (namely stell cell research)? I realize that's a general ass question, but I can't really understand what will happen directly after a default.
Well, those most attached to the government teat will certainly feel the affects most - and health care is particularly engorged ad mammae. But the affects will likely be temporary and proved to be a net positive.
Suppose a man - because of some radio contest granting him free, unlimited access - eats a dozen donuts daily from a local donut shop (the only one in his area), and one day a freak tornado sucks the shop from existence denying the man his regular supply of delicious sugary death rings. Surely, he will feel the affects more than the occasional patron, and he will no doubt suffer some painful withdrawals. But, eventually, the absence of the steady supply of empty calories and carbs will prove to be a boon to his well-being and his waist-line.
Medical research, when funding becomes more focused and accountable through private sources, will in turn become more focused and efficient as it will be more prone to cut losses when necessary in order to better chase successes.