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The potential for liberalism in South Africa

Rational Egoist

It being just the 5th day of the new year, we’re being treated to all sorts of predictions and theories for the year ahead, both worldwide and here in South Africa. As ‘complex’ as matters can at times appear, especially when you look at the fiasco that parliament was in the latter half of 2014, I think it’s possible to cut through all of the attempts to paint South Africans as mysterious and difficult to understand and focus on one point: South Africans are still fighting for freedom. This might strike you as reductionist but I think it’s vital to step back from the furnace and talk about philosophy and principles.

When I talk about liberalism, I mean exactly that. Liberalism. A philosophy of human liberty, of open markets, free speech and freedom from religious persecution. Nowadays when the word ‘liberal’ is used, it is said with a smirk of contempt from…

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Wreckless Congress Just ‘Declared War’ On Russia: Every Declining Empire Needs An Enemy

By Christiaan van Huyssteen (@cvh23)

From Zerohedge:

Ron Paul writes: Yesterday the US House passed what I consider to be one of the worst pieces of legislation ever. H. Res. 758 was billed as a resolution “strongly condemning the actions of the Russian Federation, under President Vladimir Putin, which has carried out a policy of aggression against neighboring countries aimed at political and economic domination.”


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Amateurish Diplomacy

By Christiaan van Huyssteen (@cvh23)

John Kerry, Samantha Powers, Victoria Nuland, Hillary Clinton… Almost undoubtedly the most inexperienced diplomatic team in American history.

“We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall and we see further than other countries into the future, and we see the danger here to all of us.” – Madeleine Albright (US Secretary of State 1997 – 2001)

Inexperience and arrogance, a dangerous mix.

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US Now Bombing ISIS In Syria

By Christiaan van Huyssteen (@cvh23)


Barack Obama is the 4th consecutive president to bomb Iraq. I’m sure it will work this time.

The US is now also directly involved in Syria by bombing ISIS/ISIL militants.

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