Libertopia’s First Video: The Top 10 of Leftism!

Happy 2018! We’re starting out the new year with Libertopia’s first video – The Top 10 of Leftism! If you’ve ever wondered how you can be a super awesome leftist, then you’ll want to check out our crazy list of top 10 qualities. Start your amazing journey today! This comedic parody video is non stop laughs!

Want to get in on the fun? Thoughts on leftism, social justice warriors, trigglypuff, snowflakes, male patriarchy, cake baking, progressivism, art censorship, bernie sanders, leftist lunacy, statism, national socialism, murray rothbard, voluntaryism… or any other topic on your mind? Leave us a comment! Also, be sure to let us know if you’re an artist or creative who would like to be featured in an interview, or have your artwork displayed on our site! You can also check out Libertopia’s own artwork page here, download our 60 page art ebook at Libertopia: Collection One (which is on sale for 99 cents, and features a lot of our libertarian / ancap cartoons, infographics, essays and awesome artwork) or check out our unique t-shirts, coffee cups and so much more over at the libertopia store!

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Gorge Lukas BOMBSHELL! New Sci-fi trilogy in the WORKS!

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Galactic Imperium Breaking News: At a Marin County New Year’s Eve Gala event this past Sunday evening, world renowned filmmaker Gorge Lukas made known his latest project: A new sci-fi trilogy with the potential to shape global culture and the dreams of young people for years to come.

“My love of science fiction as a story-telling device, combined with my desire to innovate is the reason I’ve decided to pursue the creation of a new saga,” noted Lukas at the event. “Plus, I’ve been a little disappointed, as have many of my fans, with the bumbling and incoherent story that my prior property has taken under the Empire of the Mouse. As such, this new trilogy will tell the story that I want to tell – but in a new universe with new characters. I might even throw in a few libertarian / anarcho-capitalist themes too, just to keep things fresh and interesting.”

Lukas then proceeded to note that he has already assembled a team of artists to help visualize this new universe, along with actors already selected for the key roles. “The story will revolve primarily around Duke StarStrider, a young lumberjack on a forest moon who soon discovers his magical connection to a secret power only known as the Spirit Wind. Space trucker Hanz Olo and his sidekick Munchakka the Lizard Man soon join forces with Duke in order to help rescue Princess Leeta from the nefarious Dark Crater and the Red Empire.”

Planned for a 2020 release, the trilogy will kick off with Star Battles: Red Reaping (working title). An extensive toy line is also planned, along with “Star Battles” branded food wrappers, socks, toilet paper, plumbing supplies, power tools and assorted lawn fertilizers.

Note, this post is intended as a parody or satire. Thoughts on Star Wars, Star Wars The Last Jedi or great parodies like Hardware Wars or Star Wars Bad Lip Reading? Leave us a comment! We love chatting science fiction – and libertarianism too of course (which also has a great tradition in sci-fi)! Enjoy cool graphic design or awesome artwork? Check out the rest of our site for libertarian artist interviews and more!

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Make it a libertarian Christmas!

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Six ways YOU can Protect Yourself from the Creep State

Sure, you may have heard of the Deep State, but what about the Creep State? Just like that shadowy organization that conspiracy theorists wager is pulling all the puppet strings of politicians in the halls of government, the Creep State is pulling all the strings of the civilian population. And one way they’re doing it is through monitoring, tracking, indoctrinating and social media manipulation. Yeah. Creeeeepy.

In what’s hard not to view as the stalky behavior of an obsessed lover, Facebook in more recent years has amped up the creep factor through utilizing artificially intelligent algorithms and human monitoring in order to track your likes, serve up suggestions, and even find weird ways to suggest friends. Almost as if they’re peeking through the blinds of your house, finding out who you’re talking to, digging through your trash to see what you buy – and maybe even listening in on your conversations. You can bet that if you’ve used Facebook and Google regularly, they both know an alarming amount about you. And even if you don’t, they still might know a lot about you based on their stalking of your friends and family members who do use it. Meanwhile, other social media giants like Twitter and Youtube rule like third-world despots, employing armies of thought crime advocates to squash and censor anything they don’t like.

The situation would be pretty grim if it weren’t for free market competition and innovative, freedom loving intellectuals who are finding other ways to protect life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Following are six social media alternatives that might help protect you from the social media Creep State.

1. GoodGopher, an alternative media-friendly search engine at pledges to be 100% uncensored, with zero spam and free inboxes. Some of the independent news websites included in GoodGopher are,, and

2. Unlike Google, DuckDuckGo at is a search engine that doesn’t track you, and emphasizes protecting searchers’ privacy. Furthermore, DuckDuckGo doesn’t profile it’s users, or keep track of search history.

3. Gab, a Twitter-style network at is a social network that “champions free speech, individual liberty, and the free flow of information online. All are welcome”

4. is a social media site at that claims to respect privacy and the freedom to share opinions without fear of censorship. The service also features live chat, free internet calling, and a social currency called “Unity”. Additionally, states that they “don’t sell your personal information and we don’t let search engines data mine your posts if you want to make that choice. Once you delete something from, it’s gone from the site, we won’t retain it.”

5. Tutanota Email at says that it’s “the world’s first secure mail service with automatic encryption – engineered in Germany. Open source & forever free. Protect your privacy now.”

6. Youtube Alternatives: Check out Dailymotion ( and Vimeo ( However, at this time we’re not sure about how much either of these censor or track user experiences. If anyone knows of better alternatives, please let us know in the comments section!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving from the team (Julie and Lewis) here at Libertopia! While the past year has definitely had some challenges, there’s a lot to be thankful for too. And in the case of the left, they’ve given us a lot to laugh about as well – just like this leftist turkey and his campaign against “fascism”. Anyway, we hope you have a great day with friends and family celebrating the blessings of life and liberty. Until next time!

Want to get in on the fun? Thoughts on leftism, leftist lunacy, statism, socialism or any other topic on your mind? Leave us a comment! Also, be sure to let us know if you’re an artist or creative who would like to be featured in an interview, or have your artwork displayed on our site! Be sure to check out our libertarian artists page for our artist interviews and artwork from a variety of different artists in our community! You can also check out Libertopia’s own artwork page here, download our 60 page art ebook at Libertopia: Collection One (which is on sale for 99 cents, and features a lot of our cartoons, infographics, essays and awesome artwork) or check out our unique t-shirts, coffee cups and so much more over at the libertopia store!

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The One Simple Answer to Division and Strife in America?

think locally, act locally, brion mcclanahan, libertarian, community, localismFor years we’ve been indoctrinated into thinking that BIG is beautiful. You know, BIG houses, BIG schools, BIG spending and BIG government. But can small be beautiful too? For instance, I recently was talking to several Millennial-aged guys about the intense division and violence between diverse communities in the not-so-United States. As we talked, the thought was mentioned that it really didn’t make sense for millions of people to expect adequate representation based on the way things are currently being done. Case in point: There’s a lot of people out there who seem to hunger for a little taste of the power represented by crony capitalists, special interest groups and political bureaucrats in Washington D.C. And unfortunately for the rest of us, these various people groups are trying to secure that power for themselves – regardless of whether their neighbors in another community don’t really want to live that way. Which leads to…yeah, you guessed it: a big stinking mess.

But you know, there’s a surprisingly easy solution to all this. It’s just that for whatever reason, we’ve been trained to think that the very American ideal of liberty and self determination is somehow associated with death, destruction and the end of all civilization as we know it – which is really pretty silly when you think about. For example, in the November 9, 2017 edition of the Brion McClanahan Show (Episode 126: Human Scale), Dr. McClanahan talks about Kirkpatrick Sale, a leading authority on the discussion and study of size and scale in government. His 1980 book “Human Scale” is, in many respects, the basis of the “Think locally, act locally” message.

“One of the first podcasts I did was an episode entitled Small is Beautiful,” McClanahan notes. “So I’ve done several of these types of episodes. And in that particular podcast, I focused on the idea of the size of a state in terms of representative government. I got into this representative ratio situation we have in America that’s way out of whack, where we have in the Constitution where George Washington and the Founding Generation thought that 30,000 to 1 was a good representative ratio for Republican Government. And now we’re sitting at 750,000 (or close to that) to 1. And so we really don’t have Representative Government, but we do have that at the State and Local level.”

Dr. McClanahan continues, “For example, African Americans are much better represented at the state level than they are at the general government. So there are several reasons why when we start talking about these particular issues where it seems that real federalism, decentralization, is a preferable path for American citizens. But people just don’t seem to get it, because they think the only government we have is in Washington D.C., the only elections we should vote in are in Washington D.C., and that somehow we really have a republican form of government.”

“If you think about the United States, it’s a huge territory. From the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean, it has 320 million people. The state of Alabama has as many people in it now as the entire United States had in 1790…So we’ve got a situation where the United States has gotten so much larger than the Founding generation ever conceptualized. Even at the height of the Roman Empire there were only a 100 million people in it. And that was considered to be a mega empire…so it’s amazing how our conceptualization of size and scale has changed. And we seem to think only these mega-States can provide any security, any economic well-being.”

Kirkpatrick Sale, Human ScaleDr. McClanahan then discussed how Kirkpatrick Sale does a nice job pointing out how maybe mega-States aren’t necessarily needed. Of all the world’s political entities, there are around 223 of them. Counting the smallest independent islands, 45 or so are below 250,000 people. Around 67 have below 1 million people, and roughly half have below 5 million…so think about that. The majority of the States in the world are small states: the size of the state of Alabama. Half of the countries in the world are that size, yet they’re economically viable…the example of Iceland, with the world’s oldest Parliament, in an unquestioned beacon of democracy, suggests that 319,000 people is all you would need. Going up a bit in size, there are another six models of good governance below 5 million: Singapore, Norway, Costa Rica, Ireland, New Zealand and Estonia. So here you have prosperous States, states with very good government, States with very vibrant economies. And they aren’t being invaded on a daily basis. And yet they’re small.

Furthermore, just because a community of people like Texas or California may seek to determine their own destinies, doesn’t mean they can’t still be Americans, be proud of who they are, or have great relationships with their neighboring communities. I mean honestly. Why wouldn’t they?

Dr. Brion McClanahan is the author or co-author of six books, including his latest, How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America (Regnery History, 2017). He has written for,,,,, Chronicles Magazine, Townhall Magazine, and Fusion Magazine. McClanahan is also a faculty member at Tom Woods Liberty Classroom, has appeared on dozens of radio talk shows, and has spoken across the Southeast on the Founding Fathers and the founding principles of the United States.

Twice a week on his highly recommended podcast, Brion McClanhan discusses history, politics and culture – but not in the conventional way. He’s covered the constitution, presidents, elections, foreign policy, education, war, pop culture, world history, western civilization, American history, all with the motto of ‘think locally, act locally’. “This is not something you will hear on your mainstream media outlets. This is an empowering message of how you can change your life. We often feel powerless to stop out-of-control government and the monumental changes taking place in American society. But what most people don’t realize is that the local is where all the action takes place. This is how the Founding Generation viewed the world, and why words like federalism and decentralization are the keys to unlocking political peace in the 21st century. Listen to the Brion McClanahan show, and make ‘think locally, act locally’ part of your life.”

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Peaceful Secession: The Sensible Alternative?

secession, secede, peace, peaceful, graphic, meme, love, peaceful secession, hopeful future, graphic designWith a rise in violence and the chasm-like divide between the left and the right in the United States, is peaceful secession the most sensible alternative for diverse groups of Americans?

In Episode 116 of the Brion McClanahan ShowThe Winds of Change, Brion discussed the positive movement towards decentralization, and how many different people (including millennials) were supportive of secession – especially in light of the hateful rhetoric and extreme divisiveness not seen in the United States since the 1850’s. And in the popular Tom Woods Show from December 4, 2013, Tom discussed the complex subject of secession by addressing some of the common prejudices and misconceptions regarding decentralization in the United States. Woods agreed that when engaging people on this particular subject, it’s important to note that secession may indeed be unconventional, and contrary to what many may have learned in public school. “But that doesn’t mean it’s wrong.”

Secession – Loved by Americans Since 1776? Despite the United States claiming to uphold such ideals as liberty, freedom and independence, it’s ironic that when it comes to the confines of American political discourse, there’s a small range of things people are not allowed to talk about – or even support. Like the recent subject of Catalonian independence, in which many Americans have surprisingly sided against the efforts of the Catalonian people to seek independence and freedom. Woods notes that, “just because this view is held by neither Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, does not in itself invalidate it…when we think about things like farm subsidies or even foreign policy, we can have civil disagreements about them…but yet for some reason, when you talk about secession, the assumption is you must be crazy, there’s something wrong with you. And yet there’s no reason, right off the bat, that you would think people ought to draw that conclusion. Wouldn’t this just seem to be a practical question?”

“Why would it be forbidden to question where the boundary lines are drawn…Why can’t you just say maybe this unit should be two units, or maybe it should be three units, or maybe it should be ten units?” Tom noted, expressing that when the discussion is framed this way, even a person with a modicum of intellectual curiosity would have to consider what’s so special about the particular shape – or boundary – of a country. For example, is the shape of the United States somehow sacred? So much so, that you can’t even talk about it or debate it?

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A Sacred Shape…“I think part of the reason that we resist this topic of secession is that in the United States in particular, there has been what we might call sacralizing the secular. You take a secular thing – that is, a thing that doesn’t have a religious meaning or dimension to it, namely ‘The Union’ or ‘The Union of States established by the Constitution’ – and this Union is routinely spoken of as if it’s a sacred thing. We see this throughout U.S. history. This religious language that is used to describe the United States…This no doubt derives from the ‘City on a Hill’ rhetoric that goes back to the Puritans appropriating it from the Bible. And then John F. Kennedy yes, but mostly Ronald Reagan appropriated it in turn from the Puritans, and took this Biblical image of the Church and adapted it so that words that were supposed to describe the Christian Church now describe the United States. You might think Christians would find this blasphemous, but they’re the ones that most cheer it on, oddly enough.”

Mr. Woods then discussed how the work of two 17th century intellectuals, Johannes Althusius, a theorist of the Dutch Federation, and Thomas Hobbes, encapsulates much of the history of the West in terms of political organization. And over the years, we’ve moved from Althusius to Hobbes. For example, in Politica, Althusius writes how society is made up of different groups with specific rights and liberties that couldn’t be modified or intruded upon by any of the others. Even Kings, whose power were often hemmed in by other institutions, couldn’t just bark out irresistible commands to the others. “That’s how society was arranged. Not just a bunch of isolated individuals, atomized individuals, but a balancing act of all different power centers whose symbiotic relation constituted society.”

Rose Wilder Lane, libertarian, ancap, voluntaryism, meme, statism, statist, quoteThe Hobbesian Leviathan: On the other hand, there’s the system Hobbes discusses in Leviathan (1651). “Hobbes describes a society not as a system of levels, but precisely as a single, flat plane consisting of isolated, atomized, undifferentiated individuals. At the center of this society is a single, infallible power center, with any subsidiary bodies having whatever liberties the center deigns to acknowledge. And those liberties and rights may be cancelled at any time…Under this system, where you have a single, irresistible, infallible, indestructible, power center at the center, if one of these subsidiary groups resist, it’s not a virtue. It’s not a virtue to be cheered. It’s treason.”

Secession Superstitions: “So when you  hear people talking about Nullification as treason, and secession as treason, it’s this Hobbesian superstition that they have haplessly absorbed…especially in the wake of the French Revolution. We have now all around the world for the  most part, the type of state Hobbes described…and how has that experiment gone? Well, we’ve had totalitarian regimes that scarcely could have been dreamed of in the past, we’ve had total war on a scale that was not seen…on a smaller scale we have impossible levels of debt and bureaucracy. These governments have established a set of self-perpetuating fiefdoms that rule over us and seem impossible to dismantle. And yet despite this horrifying record of the Hobbes model, the question of the proper size of the political unit and whether secession or decentralization are desirable is not even raised.”

History Supports Secession: While the Tenth Amendment in the Constitution, and Virginia, New York and Rhode Island’s rescission clauses (which detailed these states could withdraw from the federal union) point to the sovereignty of the states in America, there’s plenty of other sources to look. For example, “The Declaration of Independence does not speak of a single blob, it speaks of free and independent states,” Mr. Wood notes. “And by states, they mean places like Spain and France. They have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do. The British in the Treaty of Paris acknowledged the independence not of a single blob, but of a group of states. Again, the Compact Theory. The States created the Union. The States came first and the people of the states are the sovereigns…In the Law of Nations (1758), Emerich de Vattel noted how Sovereign states can enter into federations without compromising or impairing their sovereignty. They’re exercising their sovereignty when they enter a Union like the United States – therefore they could obviously continue to be as sovereign as before. Which means if they have the sovereign power to join such a union, they have the sovereign power to withdraw.”

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