Election Day Poo

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When I asked someone what this post should be called (which is being posted on the eve of a great holy day,  a.k.a. The American Presidential Election) one of our younger readers suggested that I go with election day poo. Yeah, I had misgivings about it at first too – but I reconsidered once I read how a lot of the millennial generation is really pretty sick of the whole election mess (such as this article about millennials preferring “giant meteor” over anyone else). Although I can’t help but think that a lot of people, regardless of age are pretty tired of the goofy theatrics on the part of the establishment media, and the constant badgering of voter registration via social media sites like facebook, twitter and google. So there you have it. I’m going back to playing Destiny now.

Do you have thoughts on the American election cycle, clueless voters, voluntaryism, statism, establishment politics, the voting process, media bias, special interest groups or any other libertarian issue related to this topic? Let us know! Also, don’t forget to check out our many other amazing libertarian articles, cartoons (which can be found here), and our cool 60 page book with some of the finest libertarian content around at Libertopia: Collection One!

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The Most Fantastic Libertarian Voting Guide EVER!!

lewisSo in case you hadn’t noticed (which I’m sure you haven’t), Libertopia has been pretty quiet lately on the whole fantasmagoric, utterly life changing and galactic news-shaking issue of voting in America. That’s because, quite frankly, we’re not really too worried about it. That and having a ton of other things coming up that’s not really related to the island of Libertopia (apart from not getting stuff posted as regularly as we used to). But anyway.

So I’ve been sitting here thinking, “since Libertopia is such a MAJOR libertarian  news outlet (not), I should really get with the program and issue an official voting guide on who I think you should vote for. Because, you know…uh….all the huge alphabet soup news agencies, movie stars and social media czars are screaming out that we better vote for you know who, or the entire world as we know it will end. Just like it has threatened to do every four year cycle since they started figuring out they could make dump-truck loads of money off this thing.”

Which leads me now to the moment you’ve been waiting for with baited breath since you began reading this post. Y’all ready for this? My voting recommendations are as follows:

For President, vote for whoever the heck you want to vote for. Or don’t vote at all. I mean seriously. Did you think as a libertarian I could really do that to you? But I will say this. I’m so mind-numbingly sick of the whole election thing here in America that I could projectile vomit for about four days straight from here to Antarctica. Every where I go, the near cult-like fervor surrounding the election of another limp balloon that sells used-cars on the weekend all while moonlighting as a politician seems like it’s the only thing people can think or talk about. And as sad as it might be, I even recall people after the 2012 election saying they woke up the next day to learn that their political champion hadn’t been elected, and were depressed for a whole week. Pathetic. Why let this whole thing run your life like this? I’ve tried to ignore the absurd media circus, social media rants and mind-numbing post-debate discussions as much as I can, and my quality of life has increased in happiness by about a factor of about 99.99 percent.

Sure, I’ve been through these elections before, and am familiar with all the hysteria that is pumped out to a multi-billion dollar tune. But honestly, i’m my own person. I have people I know and care about in my community. People I respect and honor who I can actually get to know. And ultimately, some clown that I’ve never met just isn’t worth a whole lot of my time. But…but…no. That’s it. Be your own person. Take responsibility. Spend time with those you love. Get to know your neighbors. And just enjoy your life🙂

Do you have thoughts on the American election cycle, clueless voters, establishment politics, the voting process, media bias, special interest groups or any other libertarian issue related to this topic? Let us know! Also, don’t forget to check out our many other amazing libertarian articles, cartoons (which can be found here), and our cool 60 page book with some of the finest libertarian content around at Libertopia: Collection One!

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So, What About the Lesser of Two Evils?

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The above cartoon I thought was pretty appropriate, especially given the recent amusing hoopla over national voter registration day. I mean, even if you spent only five seconds on google, twitter or facebook, you probably encountered at least one of their annoying ads “evangelizing” on why it’s SO important to get registered to vote for whoever you happen to think the lesser of two evils might be. Yeah, BIG choice there.

I’m not sure who all these people think they’re fooling. Just like this other ad featuring a bunch of movie stars pleading with us peasants to get out the vote and make sure that either the Left’s Wallstreet Candidate “A” or the Right’s Wallstreet Candidate “B” keeps a firm boot planted on everyone’s back. It’s almost as if they think that special interest groups pumping millions into political parties, media bias, the weight given to urban districts over rural districts, and that funny game called the electoral college isn’t already over-riding that little thing called individual voice.

But in the end, while national elections might be prone to leave one feeling frustrated or excluded, I do think there’s a lot of hope for getting involved on a local level. By educating yourself on local leaders and issues that have real potential to impact your community (including you as an individual, your family, local economy, private business, local taxes and much more) your voice has the potential to make a positive difference where it really counts!

Looking for even more libertarian fun? Be sure to check out our libertarian artists page for artist interviews and artwork from a variety of different artists in our community! You can also check out Libertopia’s very own artwork page here (which has a ton of libertarian political cartoons, illustrations, memes, infographics and more), or download our 60 page art ebook at Libertopia: Collection One!

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Serve and Protect or Harass and Collect?

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helpus2Whatever happened to the police motto of “Serve and Protect”?  With all the problems and negativity surrounding the police, is it really true what some are saying in regards to officers simply out to harass and collect? If you have any thoughts on police in the news, police misbehavior, misuse of authority, government agents or any other issue related to this cartoon, let us know in the comments section!

Meanwhile, if you’d like to get in the fun, then 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 (which has a ton of political cartoons, illustrations, memes, infographics and more), or download our 60 page art ebook at Libertopia: Collection One!

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Cartoon: A Foul Source!

foulWith this cartoon, I really wanted to visually communicate the idea that even though some people might be really good at selling you on whatever it is they want from you (like a politician, a salesperson or even someone you might be in a relationship with), sometimes they themselves aren’t so great. butthead, cartoon, libertarian, poisonous relationship, Narcissistic, political, windbag, presidential election, editorial cartoon, illustration, gif, animatedMaybe even a foul source! So that’s why this individual has a harp (which represents pretty sounds) sticking out of their…uh…”face”. Hmm…maybe that’s what they mean by butthead? Note: Animated version at left! Do you have any thoughts regarding poisonous relationships, corrupt politicians (regardless of party affiliation), political windbags, the presidential election, nonpartisan establishment media or even narcissistic movie stars? Let us know!

Want to get in on the fun? 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, or download our 60 page art ebook at Libertopia: Collection One!

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Expressions of Liberty: Street Artist BINES

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Note: The above is my attempt – from one artist to another – to pay a little respect to the work of BINES (a liberty-minded Philadelphia Street Artist). In this piece, I drew the iconic Bines character and Lewis Liberman giving each other a thumbs up, along with the message “Peace and Liberty!”. The text of “Libertopia and Bines” is also on the sticker.

Bines, street art, libertyI recently contacted the street artist known as BINES in regards to the extremely timely “Commentary on Political Atmosphere” (at left – click to enlarge), which they shared on Instagram recently. After receiving permission from this talented artist to post about their work, I found it pretty tough to pick just a handful of examples – as there’s a vast array of Bines art pieces that can be seen throughout Philadelphia. Some of them utilize a strong message of liberty and incorporate such personalities as Adam Kokesh, Rand Paul, Vermin Supreme or Bob Ross, while others are simply designed to add a little bit of individual artistry to a blank wall or abandoned space. Either way, as a fellow artist, I couldn’t help but be encouraged by someone using their talent to not only share something positive with their community – but also sometimes speak a very thoughtful message about some of the crucial issues facing people today.

Bines49, liberty IndependenceAnother piece of art that I thought really stood out is the commissioned work, “Independence Vs. Present” (at left – click to enlarge). I think it really leaves the viewer with a lot of important things to consider. In regards to this work, Bines  writes that, “It is really important to appreciate the founding fathers who had such revolutionary visions and bold action in the creation of our area! However we must remember the true roots of American history…those of civil disobedience against unjust regimes. And even though the current republic of this land might think otherwise…it still remains the duty of Americans to follow Moral Law even if it conflicts with arbitrary things ‘politicians’ write down on paper.”

bines3Lastly, I thought this was another great piece of Bines street art that communicates a relevant taxation is theft message that a lot of people are sure to appreciate (at left – click to enlarge). Employing the eye-catching character designs that Bines is known for, the piece states that, “Well, what happens when you don’t pay taxes? You get a fine? Okay, and if you don’t pay the fine? Men with guns come and take you away, even though you are acting peacefully and not hurting anyone. Basically using force against people who are acting peacefully does not seem just does it? Wouldn’t it be better to only pay your community voluntary without threat of force for services?”

To see more of Bines and their impressive array of amazing work, check out the Instagram page @bines49. Also don’t miss this great interview, Philly Street Art Interview: Bines.

Curious to learn more? Want to get in on the fun? 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! Also, be sure to check out our libertarian artists page for our artist interviews and artwork from a variety of different artists in our diverse community! You can also check out Libertopia’s own artwork page here, or download our 60 page art ebook at Libertopia: Collection One!

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Color Sheets: Libertarian Word Search & The Monster!

It’s party time with yet another two awesome color sheets to set your creative juices on fire! The first is a fun little libertarian word search, which features some of the most used libertarian words (like voluntaryist, statist and free market) – along with some of the greats of libertarian thought (like Murray Rothbard, Ludwig von Mises, Leonard Read and Lysander Spooner). The second features a line art illustration (for you to color) of a libertarian facing off against a two headed monster! Again, both of these are designed for you to have fun or share something cool with your kids, friends, neighbors or family members who may be wondering how to respond with the election front-and-center in their minds.

Simply save each color sheet to your desktop and print on your printer, or open in a new tab and print off. If you have any trouble, or would like to leave a comment in regards to libertarian crafts or kids coloring pages – let me know! Also, don’t forget to snap a picture of your masterpiece, and send it our way via facebook, instagram, twitter or google+ (Look for Lewis Liberman or Julie Wilder). And if you’d like more great libertarian color pages, check out all our designs right here (go to the bottom of the page and look for Libertopia Color Sheets). As always, have FUN here at one of the most awesome libertarian art sites in the WORLD! (Note: the Lewis, Paul and Julie color pages are also available in our 60+ page Libertarian Art book available HERE!)

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