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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Why We Should Oppose Mandatory Face mask Laws

Why We Should Oppose Mandatory Face mask Laws

 

 
As summer is coming up and the number of deaths from Coronavirus are going down, you would honestly think that it will be time to grasp that breath of fresh air whether it be out in the garden, out for a walk on the streets or even in the park with bigger woodlands if you’re lucky. Except, that may not be the case any longer if the pro-lockdown and Health & Safety zealots have anything to go by.

Three months ago, right at the time when …

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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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Statement on Brexit

Statement on Brexit

Brexit Statement.

 
When she took office, Theresa May claimed that “To deliver Brexit, you must believe in Brexit.” She doesn’t, so she hasn’t. Her belief that Brexit is fundamentally bad for Britain has shaped her approach to the issue. She believes that the best Brexit is the weakest Brexit, irrespective of what we voted for. Sadly, the EU has taken advantage of this to demand a punitive financial payment of £39 billion and straightjacketed our economy by demanding compliance with its rules and regulations. This leaves …

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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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General Election June 8th

General Election June 8th

The UK Prime Minister Theresa May has decided to disrupt our council election campaign by selfishly and inconsiderately calling a snap General Election. (Tsk!)

However, be that as it “May”, if life gives you lemons…squeeze them back in the ****s eyes is what I say.

Accordingly the leadership team will be doing our best to appoint a campaign manager and place some candidates in key positions in Scotland. Given our current financial situation we are looking at three, possibly four, candidates at the most but ideally I’d …

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IndyRef2? Why I Cannot Vote Yes (again)

IndyRef2? Why I Cannot Vote Yes (again)

“..for, as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom – for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself. .”

 

So assert those who signed the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320. A document that alongside Magna Carta is said to have influenced the founding fathers of America and their constitution.

The first …

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Scottish Council Elections 2017

Scottish Council Elections 2017

A Call to Arms.

 

Our campaign to inject Libertarian principles into the Scottish body politic continues with our plan to field candidates for May 4th.

You may be aware that our membership secretary, Stephen McNamara, recently stood in the Kilmarnock East and Hurlford by election, achieving a new council election record  of 53 first votes and 305 seconds. These numbers are not as important as the fact that almost 3000 people were presented with a ballot paper featuring our party name and logo.

Awareness is growing.

In view of this, …

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