[The following post is by TDV Chief Editor, Jeff Berwick]
People in the US and around the world are slowly figuring out that their systems are not “their” systems but systems placed over them to control and steal from them. Slowly the Republican versus Democrat debate in the US is being seen more and more as a farce. The savior, Barack Obama, is sitting at record low approval ratings, Congress approval ratings were in the single digits for much of the last year, the End the Fed movement continues to grow, support for the war of the month (ISIS) has fallen dramatically in just the last few weeks and mainstream news media ratings continue to drop off a cliff.
The grand majority still don’t see the full extent of the problem. Many figure these systems just need to be “fixed” but the point they are missing, and will soon realize, is that the political, financial, monetary and central banking systems themselves are inherently anti-freedom and anti-prosperity. Unfortunately, many won’t realize it until they’ve all collapsed.
In the meantime libertarianism, anarcho-capitalism and Austrian economics are growing in popularity worldwide. While still relatively small they are growing nearly exponentially as the internet gives people access to information they have been shielded from for decades if not centuries or millennia.
Slowly the philosophy and ideas of libertarianism began to take root.
A true libertarian is, by definition, an anarchist. “Libertarianism” is defined as a political philosophy that upholds liberty as its principal objective. Libertarians seek to maximize autonomy and freedom of choice, emphasizing political freedom, voluntary association and the primacy of individual judgment.
The word “libertarian” was mostly an unknown word even a decade ago. A small but passionate group of individuals kept the meaning of the word and the philosophy behind it alive. Then came Ron Paul first in 2008 and then even stronger in 2012 to spread the message of liberty… a word and philosophy mostly forgotten in the US for decades.
And then, this year, on CSPAN, the word “anarchy” finally started to become understood for what it meant – a philosophy of not wanting others to violently rule over you and not wanting to violently rule over others when Ron Paul was asked about whether anarchy was a good thing. He responded, “I think this is a great idea!“
On Fox News, one of the anchors even proudly proclaimed he was an anarcho-capitalist.
The modern libertarians are being boistered by a constantly growing segment of the youth who, for whatever reason, have rationally looked around, seen the system doesn’t work and is inherently flawed, and are building an entirely new decentralized, peaceful and voluntary world… without permission!
Now a growing group of people, worldwide, are rethinking and reinventing everything. From money, like bitcoin and a plethora of cryptocurrencies, to decentralized platforms that look set to create a secure new internet and completely negate the need for a centralized legal system to new ways of parenting and education outside of the boundaries of strict government schools to 3-D printed guns and on and on…
R. Buckminster Fuller said, ““You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
And with Austrian economics groundings and a deep understanding of the power for humanity of libertarian philosophies put into action many are creating a New World Order. But this wasn’t the one George H.W. Bush expected nor can he stop it.
And so, now is the time to create an event where many of the world’s best and brightest in the libertarian movement can meet, exchange ideas and have a lot of fun… and outside of the Empire… a sort of anti-Bilderberg. A place where, out in the open, world non-domination plans to free the human race from their chains can coalesce.
And have a good time, on the beach in Mexico, at the same time.
Now is the time for Anarchapulco!
ANARCHAPULCO – RETHINK _REINVENT __ALL THE THINGS
It mostly started as an idea years ago. After going to many freedom related conferences in the US I would constantly ask, “Why would you have a freedom conference in one of the least free places on Earth?”
And then, after being asked countless times “What’s it like to live in Acapulco?” I decided the time was right to hold a festival/conference on the beach in one of the most beautiful bays in the world… and in late February, no less, at a time when much of the world will be experiencing the effects of Al Gore’s “Global Warming” which has seen record cold temperatures and the largest amount of icepack in Antarctica right now since modern records have been kept.
I am thrilled to officially announce Anarchapulco today. You’ll be hearing a lot more about it so I won’t go into too much detail right now. But here are just a few of the highlights:
Rethink Conferences. Anarchapulco will be held from February 27th to March 1st, 2015. There will also be numerous add-on workshops in the days prior to the official opening of the conference. As well, it will also have true libertarian musical acts in the evenings poolside on the beach including Rob Hustle of “Call the Cops” in a 24/7 city that never sleeps, has no closing times, no restrictions on any substances for personal use and is known worldwide for its nightlife.
Rethink Entrepreneurialism. The leading-edge entrepreneur cultivation group, Exosphere, will be having a two day boot camp called Exobase on February 24th and 25th at Anarchapulco. Exobase is an intensive 2-day introspective journey about your life, options, and calling, while providing a set of practical philosophies and tools to navigate your path as you take your next steps. In short, if you want to learn some of the most important skills in starting up successful businesses in just two days – what you would likely not even learn in business college in two years – this is where you start.
Rethink Parenting and Education. Most libertarians, given any choice whatsoever, wouldn’t send their kids to government public schools to be vaccinated, forced to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and risk their 5 year old child being forced to sign a no-kill/no-suicide contract if the child even makes a gun shape with her crayon and says “pew pew”. Homeschooling is popular with libertarians but the world’s leading expert on unschooling, Dayna Martin, takes it one big step further. Dayna has been inspiring others for over a decade by sharing her experience through natural birth, attachment parenting and Unschooling. She is an activist, educator and author of, “Radical Unschooling: A Revolution Has Begun”, and her newest book, “Sexy Birth“. This has allowed thousands of other parents to learn about Unschooling and to proudly live their lives without fear. She’s been all over the media including Dr. Phil, CNN, Nightline, Australia’s most popular morning news program, The Jeff Probst Show, ABC’s hit show, Wife Swap, Fox News and 60 Minutes Australia. Dayna will be giving a one-day workshop on all of the above and more on February 26th. Countless families wonder how they can improve the life and the health of their family and this workshop could positively change their lives dramatically.
Rethink Media. Luke Rudkowski, founder of We Are Change, one of the most famous and cutting edge independent media brands and personalities will also be giving a one-day Change Media University Bootcamp also on February 26th. We Are Change has successfully exposed the hypocrisies of Henry Kissinger, Ben Bernanke, Joe Biden, Mitt Romney, Jacob Rothschild, Mayor Bloomberg, Larry Silverstein, and the Rockefeller family. It reaches millions of people, operating on a shoestring budget while effecting laws, vindicating people who were falsely charged, creating national debates, and awareness on issues that would have never seen the light of day. Change Media University’s mission is to create a new generation of journalists, unafraid of institutionalized authority, unafraid to challenge the status quo and preconceived notions. If you want to get into independent media on the internet there is no greater teacher than Luke Rudkowski.
ReThink Defense and Privacy. Cody Wilson, the inventor of the first 3-D printed gun, founder of Dark Wallet and now a founder of the popular 3-D gun printer, Ghost Gunner will be on hand to discuss creating new ways to make the state and its regulations obsolete.
ReInvent Politics. Tim Moen, the leader of the Canadian Libertarian Party, and known as the “Ron Paul of Canada” will discuss how he hopes to decentralize government from the inside and bring peace and prosperity through the political process. Tim, like many past Libertarian party leaders in Canada is a philosophical anarchist.
ReInvent Money. A large part of the bitcoin community will be on hand at Anarchapulco including all the main players in the Mexican and Latin American bitcoin community including Jose Rodriguez, the partner of Unisend, the Latin American Bitcoin Exchange and Rafael Rodriguez, a major venture capitalist in the bitcoin space and founder of Emericor.
ReInvent Governance. Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof of Bitnation will talking about Bitnation which aims to provide the same services provided by traditional governments, but in a geographically unbound, decentralized, and voluntary way.
…And that is just a sampling of groundbreaking and world changing speakers, artists and ideas that will be on display at Anarchapulco. Others already confirmed include Angela Keaton of Antiwar.com, Orion Martin, creator of the Sidekik police-state protection app and Redmond Weissenberger, founder of the Mises Institute of Canada will also be speaking at the event.
The crazy thing is that we are just getting started. Countless big name anarchists will be added in the coming weeks and months with some big announcements to come.
And, of course, for TDV readers and subscribers many from the TDV team will be there including Chief Researcher, Justin O’Connell and representatives from many TDV related companies including TDV Passports, TDV Offshore and TDV Wealth Management.
It will be an amazing meeting of the minds that already has attendees coming from Europe, South America, Australia, Asia and, of course, many from North America.
For more information check out the website at www.anarchapulco.com and enter your email there to be kept abreast of news as it comes out and “like” Anarchapulco’s Facebook page to also be kept in the loop.
We’ll hope to see many of you down here!
Anarcho-Capitalist. Libertarian. Freedom fighter against mankind’s two biggest enemies, the State and the Central Banks. Jeff Berwick is the founder of The Dollar Vigilante and host of the popular video podcast, Anarchast. Jeff is a prominent speaker at many of the world’s freedom, investment and cryptocurrency conferences including his own, Anarchapulco, as well as regularly in the media including CNBC, Bloomberg and Fox Business. Jeff also posts exclusive content daily to the new blockchain based social media network, Steemit.