A Price Worth Paying?

A Price Worth Paying?

What is the value of freedom? Throughout history it has been an ideal that wars have been fought over. A concept so important that our ancestors were willing to suffer and lay down their lives to protect it. They did this because they understood deep in their gut, that a life under the heel of a boot is not a life worth living. 

But to my dismay, it has become increasingly obvious over the past year that the general public does not share this principle. Out …

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Annual General Meeting 2020

The year 2020 is so hopeless that we have decided to hold the 2020 AGM all the way in 2021.

The postponed AGM is set to go ahead online by Zoom this coming Sunday at 10:00 hrs GMT. The connection details will be sent to all current members via email.

 

Details about the agenda and more can be found here: https://scottishlibertarians.com/agm-10-01-21/

 

The meeting is open to all but we would ask that due to the extraordinary nature of the meeting being online and that this is the first …

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Hope for Aberdeen

Hope for Aberdeen

Bryce Hope SLP

To my fellow freedom fighters,

Thank you for welcoming me into your organisation. I am currently running as SLP candidate for in the by-election for Nigg, Cove and Kincorth in Aberdeen and I wanted to introduce myself.

I was born in Inverness and raised in the sprawling landscapes of the Cairngorms. I moved to Aberdeen in 2010 to study my way to success. I attended Aberdeen College (now NESCol) and University of Aberdeen, finishing with a Masters in music composition. During this time I have …

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We Need To Talk About “Education” – Deschooling Society

We Need To Talk About “Education” – Deschooling Society

“School is the advertising agency which makes you believe that you need the society as it is.”

Thus spake Ivan Illich. Austrian (we owe them so much) Philosopher, polymath, and author of the classic work Deschooling Society. A book that sits permanently by my bedside alongside Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged , The Complete Works of TS. Elliot and, The Count of Monte Cristo. But it is to Illich’s short but powerful gem that I turn to most out of the four.

When it comes to what we define as education I have …

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Orwell’s Newspeak : The New Normal

Orwell’s Newspeak : The New Normal

The term “Orwellian” is a word thrown around like confetti these days. Often in hyperbolic terms but in most instances I think it’s justified.

For those of you who never read George Orwell’s 1984 (studies show about 90% of people who say they have, haven’t. ….. OK I pulled that figure out of my backside but it’s pretty close.) I strongly advise you should do so now, before it’s too late. I’m sure someone somewhere will indulge in a bit of offence archaeology and uncover some …

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Notes from the Underground: Holyrood Confidential

Notes from the Underground: Holyrood Confidential

Like a few other curious individuals, concerned citizens and free thinkers who oppose the lockdown on the apparently insane principle that there is no evidence whatsoever that it is doing any good but on the contrary there is much evidence it’s doing harm. I attended today’s Anti Lockdown demo in Holyrood Park.

Apart from the disparate and brave few(I identified around 30)who defied Wee Sister in order to push back against state overreach, notable by absence were any I could possibly describe as “Far Right”. I …

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Let The People Go!

Let The People Go!

Unfortunately I don’t have the divinely inspired powers of Moses to utilise the ten plagues of Egypt upon our modern day despots.

But in the end, as Linkin Park have immortalised, it doesn’t even matter. Our despots seem determined to bring the plagues down us all by their own hubris and design. 

We have all done it I suppose. Made that ill thought through judgment in a moment of panic under pressure, then as it becomes patently obvious that it was a wrong decision, we struggle to …

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Frog Boiling and Free Speech

Frog Boiling and Free Speech

According to the “Boiling a Frog” theory, if you place a frog into hot water it will immediately jump out. If however you place the same unfortunate and unsuspecting amphibian into cold water, and gradually and incrementally increase the heat. The slimy, goggley- eyed fool will boil to death before it realises what’s occurring. So ok, experiments have been conducted and it turns out that the theory, like many others we are fond of, is a complete load of old bollocks. Sorry to ruin one …

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AGM Glasgow 2018

AGM Glasgow 2018

September 1st 10:00 hrs

Hallmark Hotel

https://www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk/hotels/hallmark-hotel-glasgow

 

Another year, another AGM. It seems like we only just did one. A lot of issues to discuss so please try to arrive on time.

I urge all paid up members to do their utmost to come along and vote. There’s no use moaning about the results afterwards if you don’t attend.

Lunch will be provided for members attending and the AGM and will be followed by the conference in the afternoon. Our guest speaker will be …

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The Case of The Nazi Pug : A Joke That’s No Laughing Matter

The Case of The Nazi Pug : A Joke That’s No Laughing Matter

March 2018 deserves to be recorded for posterity as a milestone. Or indeed a tombstone. A time When the Scottish Judiciary drove what may be the final nail into the coffin of freedom of speech and expression in this country.

It has been manifestly obvious to anyone that Police Scotland are a political animal and creature of the Scottish Notional Party. It would now also seem that the judiciary are firmly in their pocket.

At Airdrie Sheriff court after a trial lasting longer than Nurnberg, Markus Meechan …

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