(((My Fellow Americans))) #56: Pound The Pavement with Brent DeRidder


About This Episode

Spike is so energized from doing his first Pound The Pavement campaign in underprivileged communities in Wilmington NC, and his guest tonight is the guy who came up with the whole idea!

Brent DeRidder is the Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party of North Carolina, the founder of the Liberty Coalition for Disaster Relief, and the originator of the Pound The Pavement Tour. He’s coming on, with his terrible haircut, to talk about all the stuff he’s doing, our amazing success with our first Pound The Pavement in Wilmington, and we also have a big announcement!

No it isn’t about the haircut.

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vinaka shoutout to tear on Turks his mom
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and I’m is always guys tonight I’m
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having on the show my absolute favorite
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North Carolina redneck and I say that
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knowing full well that I just pissed off
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at least four other rednecks that live
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in North Carolina minimum for possibly
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more
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he is the vice chairman chair person
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chair kin of the Libertarian Party of
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North Carolina he is the founder of the
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Liberty Coalition for disaster relief
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I just spent last weekend with him
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walking through poor communities and
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housing projects with him and converting
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people to libertarianism he’s just
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awesome and if you are able to watch
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this episode without following in love
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with him
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then I question your humanity my fellow
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Americans welcome to the show mr. Brent
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de Ridder Brent thanks so much for
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coming on thanks for having me man
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that’s a hell of an intro I’m thrilled
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to have you on I’m so happy to see you
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again it has been hours since I’ve seen
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you so I’m very happy I’m very happy to
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see you it’s been too long it’s been too
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long since I’ve seen you agreed it has
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been entirely too long it’s been several
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several days it’s been like no a couple
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of days in like three days
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that’s leis long enough it’s been almost
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a hundred hour
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since we’ve seen each other and it’s
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just way too long guys be sure to
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comment with your questions and thoughts
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and Brent and I will tell you if you are
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right or wrong now Brent for those who
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are watching who don’t know you and for
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some ridiculous reason did not watch and
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have not already watched episode 39 of
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this show between two anarchists
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rednecks with Brent the writer tell us a
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little bit about yourself to it to catch
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them up tell us a little ditty about who
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you are and how you got into
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libertarianism tell us your your ritter
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ditty that’s always a fun question and I
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do some of the I do a lot of these
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interviews and I it’s always a different
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answer
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and there’s recognizing that there were
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steps around the way that I just didn’t
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catch right away so I I used to be a
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Republican activist and sorry that those
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ideas didn’t follow along all along what
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I believe so I I went out looking for a
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new home and I found it with the
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Libertarian Party very good very good
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and tell us a little bit about that
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you’re you were the as I mentioned
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you’re the vice chair of the North
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Carolina Libertarian Party we did
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establish last time I believe that they
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do not allow beard straightening like
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the South Carolina Libertarian Party
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apparently does with mr. Jason Lyon but
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tell us a little bit more though that
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you know that’s that’s the basics about
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the party but tell us a little bit more
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about about them and what you’re doing
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with them yeah we definitely don’t
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certainly found upon a beard
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straightening here in the in the better
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Carolina but I love you the vice-chair
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of the Libertarian Party in North
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Carolina it’s probably the best thing
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I’ve ever done save for my my wife and
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my beautiful kids it’s it’s my highest
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achievement so I’m really happy about it
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I love working with the people here I
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really when I say I found a home in the
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Libertarian Party I mean like we found
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our family here we’ve you know put down
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roots we’re here forever
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so ya know it’s awesome we are by the
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way I had mentioned that I would be
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pissing off
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some other rednecks in North Carolina
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Ryan Teeter mr. a narco gun guy says I
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take offense to that so that’s that’s
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one the other three will be here shortly
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right well weird little poke where
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you’re my favorite kilt wearing
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libertarian actually my I think my
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favorite kilt wearer in general just in
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the whole anyway I don’t think I’ve ever
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met another kilt where less I’m
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forgetting someone which is possible but
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I can’t think offhand of another kill
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wear that I that I I love more than Ryan
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so I hope I didn’t offend you too much
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but there’s one so I got three more to
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go by the end of the show we should
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probably hear from them as well um so
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you’re involved in the Libertarian Party
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in North Carolina big part of that is
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going around trying to get people to
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vote for the Libertarian Party and
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support it in and you know get others to
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join and vote as well of course a lot of
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people who are libertarian also believe
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that the electoral process is completely
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irrelevant at best and harmful at worst
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that engaging in it is a total waste of
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time they believe to quote George Carlin
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if voting mattered they wouldn’t let you
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in or they wouldn’t let you do it I tend
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to argue that voting to reduce the state
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which would be ultimately what voting
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for the Libertarian Party is is similar
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to defending yourself in core yes you’re
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using the state’s apparatus and kind of
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I guess buying into the legitimacy of
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their system even though we don’t
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believe it’s legitimate but we’re doing
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so to try to protect ourselves from
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further harm what are what are your
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thoughts on that excuse me I kind of
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agree that it’s all it’s all Bank none
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of it none that really means when you
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look at it from the state’s perspective
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none of it means much so I don’t think
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you can vote yourself into freedom I
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totally agree with that idea and I kind
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of disagree with you that that it’s
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defending ourselves using their system
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I’m more George calling than that I
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think that if if we could defend
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ourselves with their system they
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wouldn’t let us use it okay um what we
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are able to do those we’re able to get
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the message of individual liberty out
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and the thing is I think libertarians
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don’t recognize right away is that if me
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then it doesn’t matter like if we win
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the votes don’t matter it’s about
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individual liberty so once we accomplish
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our goal you know in the next few
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generations let’s hope you know it won’t
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matter who gets voted for what gets
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voted for because we won’t be trampled
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on individual rights and it’ll be on the
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small community basis and you know
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voluntary systems so yeah I just use
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this as a platform to spread the idea of
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individual liberty that’s what I like to
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do is is sell libertarianism right and
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that’s and that’s so that’s the other
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part of it is that if you don’t think
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that it’s a legitimate way of actually
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effecting change at the electoral level
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it’s at least an effective way of
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letting people know that they can be
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free and that there are other people who
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want them to be free if nothing else now
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Joe Garcia brought up the the sword
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brought up Ryan Teeter sword that that I
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should probably should also probably the
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my favorite fake sword wielding umbrella
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libertarian as well so we think we
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avoided a bit of a crisis there when we
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thought Ryan might be packing when we
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were about to go on tour
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can you tell us a little bit about that
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oh yeah all the time
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those are my only friends as my kids
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will happily point out to you and he is
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the weirdest person I know and I think
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if you only hang out with libertarian
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saying this is the weirdest guy I know
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kind of means something so shout out the
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Ryan Theatre he is weird really really
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weird and he’s the kind of guy that
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shows up with a broadsword to go do
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outreach where we all thought it turns
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out it was just an umbrella that looked
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like a broad see it it looked like a
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sword like it the handle was very
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tactical looking it didn’t look like you
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needed that level of like you know
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tactical to be able to to be fair if you
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had shown up with the same thing you
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would have been all wrong spikes on well
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you know obviously but Ryan’s the kind
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of person that shows up like with a
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sword to a wedding events where it’s not
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necessarily like a wedding right yeah
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that totally happened just a few weeks
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ago I can hear him saying it’s always
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necessary potentially to have a so
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word so I can I can hear his
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disagreement in the ether but yeah so no
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I it was a very interesting thing now
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Brent you’re a dear friend and an ally
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in the fight for liberty but I’d be
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neglecting my duty as a journalist if I
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didn’t ask you necessary and even tough
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questions you claim to be a principled
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libertarian and yet I got an email from
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your haircut calling for us to fight to
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secure a future for white children
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please explain some friends talked me
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into going somewhere near and we under
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hairstylist who right before she did
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this to me made the ominous statement
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that she news she was exactly when I
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left and then I heard Clippers hit the
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side of my head so this happens but it’s
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all wash we’re even in things out you’re
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you know engaging in white genocide and
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I’m getting a haircut like Richard
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Spencer so it’s I mean it kind of it’s
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like one hand washes washes the other
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right like it’s you know right yeah it’s
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yeah this was this was a terrible
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terrible mistake that has led me to look
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like Matt Hardy on the way to WWE
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Smackdown there’s some silliness like
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that I didn’t see that until now and
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you’re right oh yeah I will tell you one
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of the hardy boys I look like I could be
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on the WWE or I could be representing
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some weird all right group yeah I
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definitely be a Broadway right now
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really both of the shirt yeah I just
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this shirt helps the shirt helps to reek
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Lera fire your cosmopolitan nature yeah
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so and she did she referred to it as a
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Viking cut is that correct she yes she
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did what I said was I was looking pretty
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shoddy I was looking like a commercial
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fisherman and was going how to do so
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like outreach with you guys which is
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essentially sales so I went I said I
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gotta look like a professional gun I’m
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like my beard to be narrowed a little it
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was really poofy it was out here yeah
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said I’d like my beard to be narrowed a
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little and trim off the end leave a
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little length on top but trim the sides
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in the back and she said what do you
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mean by a trim and I said a small amount
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of hair being cut from my head and she
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goes so short on the sides and on the
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top and I said sure and she goes I know
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exactly what you want shape now it was
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too late I’m sure you’ll grow into it
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I’m sure it’s I’m sure it’s gonna get
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better soon I believe in you
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well the baldness will eventually spread
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to the rest of it I’ve got a big bald
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patch back here so well now we’re just
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open that the baldness takes over faster
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than many hits me with a milkshake
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faster than the hair grows that’s
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that’ll be an interesting thing to see I
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was shocked when I came to Wilmington
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and saw you arguing with your hair about
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race and IQ it was it was no I walked in
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I wasn’t expecting that
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now speaking of Wilmington as I
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mentioned and you mentioned earlier we
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spent this past weekend walking through
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some of the most marginalized and
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underprivileged neighborhoods in
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Wilmington including even some housing
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projects we did this as a bit of a proof
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of concept for something that you’re
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calling pound the pavement and to see
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how successful something like this would
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be basically us going around knocking on
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doors and and to see if our theory that
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the libertarian message would be
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well-received by people of color and the
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poor and it was in fact wildly
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successful wasn’t it yeah I mean I’ve
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been saying for a long time that Ron
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Paul played around a lot of low-hanging
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fruit from the right and it’s that was
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great
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but it has led us to believe that that’s
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where our basis and it kind of that sort
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of embodies that that wrath versus right
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idea that libertarians should absolutely
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reject and we should be going after
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every authoritarian right authoritarians
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and left authoritarians and we went out
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to talk to some uh some folks that you
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know generally vote Democrat and and
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some would say lean kind of hard to the
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left my I think on the red carpet
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interview my brother-in-law kind of
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hackles us a little bit with with some
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weirdness about crime stats and and how
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some people I guess shouldn’t have
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shouldn’t have freedom those people seem
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really excited about it yeah they were
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asked about the message they were
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excited about individual liberty and
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where I thought we would be going into a
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community and arguing our ideas yeah it
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wasn’t one thought about we didn’t have
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to argue at all people were like yeah
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the government needs to get out of the
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way I don’t want to be on welfare I
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don’t want to live in this project style
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housing I want to you know and I want to
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be raising my kids without their father
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I want their in the drug war and I mean
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it was just people agreeing with
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everything we had to say and you kind of
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came to the realization that these folks
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are not voting democrat because they
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think that that’s that’s the best thing
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for them they were a Democrat because I
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mean literally they were the only people
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that they thought were willing to listen
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we were told many times during that that
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door-knocking campaign I know you heard
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it to you that yeah it was the first
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time they had seen any volunteers or any
19:02
candidates they were in shock that we
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had a vice presidential candidate I
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remember the lady complaining that said
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of the United States it’s just the most
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and people were thrilled to hear what we
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had to say they were they were inviting
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and and you know very much pro liberty
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even to what some would argue their own
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detriment I mean they want freedom ya
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know it was it was absolutely amazing
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and we had now I don’t know all the
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metrics but my understanding is we
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talked to hundreds of people I don’t
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know an exact no I don’t think anyone
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knows an exact number but but into the
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hundreds of people almost everyone who
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answered the door engaged with us there
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were some people obviously that weren’t
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home or whatever but pretty much
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everyone who answered the door at least
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engaged with us a little bit and I
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believe thirty people signed up gave
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their names number signed up for the the
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party that is that correct yeah I’m not
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sure we don’t have all the books
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together yet from it
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the weird guy with the swords holding
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onto a set of contacts but yeah like
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twenty or thirty new contacts of the
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people that we talked to only a couple
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were kind of know I’m a Democrat and
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closed the door in our face and then we
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had the one weird guy that was just
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having a bad morning yeah everybody was
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really great and we even had about
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twenty or thirty folks sign up to for
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our text list to get phone calls or text
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when we’re having an event or we have
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something going on with a campaign that
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they can help in so I’m hoping to use
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some of those contacts to actually plan
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events in those communities bigger if
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that’s maybe to a barbeque or whatever
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and just kind of mingle libertarians
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come out and mingle with folks from
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those communities and spread our ideas a
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little bit yeah it was incredible
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something that that we kept hearing like
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you said was people saying you know
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we’ll have Democrats do a cookout or you
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know some kind of you know something
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like that but we never had anyone
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actually come to our neighborhood and
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talked to us with the exception of you
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know Kevin Spears and some other local
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candidates who were running for City
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Council but nothing ever on a state or
21:08
national level and something you said
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and I started saying it too because it
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sounded so good was you said you know
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Democrats don’t really come here because
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they already take you for granted that
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you’re they’re gonna get your vote
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Republicans don’t come here because
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they’re scared of you and I’ve sort of
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taken for granted that they don’t have
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your vote and it was incredible how how
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receptive they were this experience to
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me completely refuted all of the
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naysayers who say nay poor people don’t
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want to hear the libertarian message
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they just want their food stamps and
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Welfare the people we talked to
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overwhelmingly guys did not want
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anything from the government but to be
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left alone they even said like Brett
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said we don’t want welfare we don’t want
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to be living here you know they didn’t
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want to live in substandard housing and
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live off of scraps they want the police
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to leave them alone so they can start
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businesses and build something as
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individuals and as a voluntary community
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and not have so many of them you know
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locked up on you know victimless crimes
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that that didn’t actually harm anyone a
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lot of these folks sounded downright
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anarchists when you say they just had no
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idea that there was a political part of
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your movement that was even calling for
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such a thing
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yeah for sure man and I think I think
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that’s something that we we forget to is
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that it’s not so much a left and right
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thing as authority versus anti-authority
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and that like poor folks get that dude
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like I come from a poor background um
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you know I grew up in a single-wide in
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the swamp or the marsh depending on who
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you’re talking to
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and you know we live below the poverty
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line now the government has made it
22:38
really hard for me to make a livin I
22:40
used to be a commercial fisherman and
22:42
there were times in my life where my
22:43
kids were on welfare if it weren’t for
22:46
welfare they would have gone hungry and
22:49
they would have gone without insurance
22:50
and it’s not because I’m slack or I’m
22:53
lazy I mean I work hard my wife works
22:55
hard it’s because government literally
22:58
was standing in the way of us making the
23:00
money and the headway that we needed to
23:01
fend for ourselves so it’s it’s not that
23:04
these communities are not interested in
23:06
providing for themselves and doing for
23:08
themselves
23:08
it’s that government puts itself in
23:11
between the individual and a better life
23:15
and that’s that’s what they’re
23:17
recognizing in these communities and
23:18
yeah for sure we were getting some like
23:20
legitimate anarchists I think miss
23:22
Peterson mrs. Peyser she might be
23:26
watching
23:27
what incredible women that you stumbled
23:30
upon for cific was out knocking on doors
23:32
and thought it was him because there
23:33
were a couple of doors getting shot in
23:36
her face we had like a bad streak it was
23:38
the only I just didn’t hear that well I
23:39
didn’t want anything to do with us there
23:41
were all that it was like all here since
23:42
today it was like all at once that we
23:45
had a bunch of nose and they happen to
23:47
be the ones that I was doing and I
23:49
thought oh boy maybe maybe I’m doing
23:51
something wrong and then I came up to a
23:53
door and met folks Brent and I met the
23:56
new matriarch of libertarianism mrs.
23:58
Peterson who was just incredible just
24:02
tell us about her burn oh she was great
24:07
her and Moses went to pre-k together um
24:10
this this lady issues she’s she’s an
24:14
older lady she’s not the kind of person
24:16
that you expect to be hmm
24:20
so she was just yeah I mean she knew
24:25
was talking about without their she was
24:27
explaining how the drug war was she’s
24:29
using all my rides so I’m going
24:31
door-to-door telling people how the drug
24:33
war is not a war on drugs it’s a war on
24:35
minority communities and low-income
24:37
communities um and that’s the first
24:40
thing she hit us with was that you know
24:42
this drug was so what do you think about
24:44
the drug war she says that’s a it’s
24:46
wrong communities in low-income
24:48
community and it’s they’re just trying
24:50
to get blacks and whites to fight and
24:52
that’s they’re trying to create a race
24:53
war to distract us from other things and
24:55
did you know that they’re over there and
24:57
the Middle East
24:58
protecting poppy field I’m ganna say it
25:02
wasn’t it was like I was watching Joe
25:05
Rogan sure he’s not that’s exactly was
25:11
like yellow pilling us we show up to her
25:15
house and relay hey here’s the thing
25:17
about you know cuz we had this little
25:18
thing that we were handing out this had
25:19
crime and justice and one of the people
25:21
that we knocked on when we gave it to
25:23
him they said oh there is no justice and
25:25
so I kind of added that to what I would
25:26
say where I would put give it to them
25:27
and say you know this says crime and
25:28
justice but we both know there is no
25:30
justice right now and we want to change
25:32
that well that got are all set off and
25:33
she went into you know you know Richard
25:35
Nick we didn’t even do we even bring up
25:37
the drug war did she she would start
25:38
talking about you know Richard Nixon
25:41
said this quote about locking up his
25:43
opponents and black people and it was
25:45
like oh wow this is yeah all the stuff
25:47
we were gonna say to you yeah no you you
25:50
handle the the crime and punishment
25:52
thing and you mentioned crime and that’s
25:54
what I remember Joe Garcia might he was
25:57
with us a little bit better I know he’s
25:59
watching now so correct me if I’m wrong
26:01
Joe but spiked hands off the crime and
26:04
justice leaflet from national and this
26:09
lady just goes off man for like we were
26:11
trying to leave where I go after this
26:14
wonderful woman because she already
26:16
knows everything and she like she had
26:18
been behind
26:19
we’re kinda keeping it closed and as I
26:21
tried to leave she’s like hey it was
26:27
great people are telling us to one of
26:29
the things I got hit with really hard
26:30
was be careful that you’re saying to
26:32
folks and China and people really wanted
26:35
us to present a watered-down message to
26:37
the left and I was like definitely not
26:39
we’re going to hit radical sites we’re
26:41
just going to talk about beforehand how
26:43
to make them palatable you know we’re
26:44
going to we’re going to present that
26:45
radical libertarian message in a
26:47
palatable way can appreciate my cousin
26:57
for entrepreneurship it was just amazing
27:01
yeah right that’s that’s the future of
27:03
libertarianism right there is reaching
27:05
out to those folks it is because they’re
27:07
living like a giris they’re living like
27:09
libertarians that didn’t even have a
27:10
word for didn’t even know there was a
27:11
word for it Jennifer Schultz said people
27:14
vote for who they meet a Donald Reed
27:17
deal says if you meet them they will
27:18
come Joe Garcia says it was a great
27:20
experience most folks were describing
27:22
their views as libertarians they just
27:24
didn’t know it because that and and and
27:26
she’s she said mrs Peterson rocked as
27:28
well and he’s right I mean that’s he
27:31
said yep she went off on her own she
27:32
knew the deal and that she was preaching
27:34
on her doorstep and that and that was we
27:36
saw I mean she was the most obvious
27:37
example of that but we saw a lot of
27:39
people that about halfway through the
27:40
first day I went from kind of saying the
27:43
whole you know we’re talking with the
27:44
community about the issues that affect
27:45
you that I just started saying hey
27:47
listen we’re here to see how we get the
27:48
police off your back and they would
27:50
light up and like start talking to us
27:52
about all this you know all the stuff
27:53
they wanted to be able to do I mean we
27:55
even walked up on some people that were
27:56
smoking and we’d say hey listen we’re
27:58
fine with you doing that we don’t think
28:00
anyone should be coming around here
28:01
giving you a hard time about it they
28:02
were loving it that the idea that we
28:04
should be watering this down because
28:06
they vote Democrat is absurd it meant
28:09
first of all a lot most of them aren’t
28:11
even voting and the ones that are voting
28:13
Democrat it’s just cuz that’s the only
28:15
option they’ve really been presented it
28:17
was I was energized to do this not just
28:22
in the Carolinas but all over by the
28:24
fact that I was able to present the most
28:26
radical way that I could possibly
28:28
present libertarianism to people and
28:30
they were eating it up with a spoon
28:33
Alvin Boyle would have killed in those
28:35
neighborhoods like it was just as didn’t
28:38
have to be a good message it was well
28:41
depending on what he’s brought up as a
28:42
subject but yes if he started if he
28:46
struck – though it was stuck to the war
28:47
on drugs and welfare and and and and the
28:50
war and that kind of stuff yes we just
28:52
gonna really just encouraged him to if
28:55
someone asked about age of consent to
28:57
maybe just hand it off to someone else
28:58
to talk about that part but but ya know
29:00
I mean we were in there just given an
29:02
unvarnished message it was it was
29:04
incredible it was absolutely incredible
29:06
it was exciting man and it definitely it
29:08
proved to me and always I had always
29:10
believed that I’ve been preaching it for
29:12
a long time but I think it it proved to
29:14
me and and proved a lot of folks out
29:16
there that this is this is the future of
29:18
Liberty it’s not it’s not combat it’s
29:22
not winning beating you know Democrat
29:26
voters or Republican voters it’s
29:27
converting them you know it’s about
29:30
beating the politicians and it’s about
29:32
beating the guys behind the behind the
29:34
politicians pulling the strings
29:35
it’s not about eating your neighbors
29:37
back or your you know the guy at the
29:39
road this tribalism that we’ve gotten
29:41
into is gross and it’s not productive
29:43
and unless we want to actually go to war
29:45
with all the authoritarians in the world
29:47
our best option is to you know talk to
29:50
people and change their minds which you
29:52
guys did an amazing job I thought it was
29:54
so cool man I invited a bunch of people
29:56
to very very loosely organized event it
30:00
kind of rained on us and gave everybody
30:01
an opportunity not to come and they were
30:02
just there are a ton of volunteers ready
30:04
to you know pound the pavement and sweat
30:06
and do the work and you guys did a great
30:08
job yeah it was awesome I was so glad to
30:10
do it
30:11
when I first the first day I thought you
30:12
know I’ll see if I can come back Sunday
30:14
by the time I was done that day I’m like
30:16
I’m I have to come back for this this
30:18
was absolutely incredible and you know
30:21
so so guys just let you know Brent and I
30:23
are gonna be working on doing more of
30:25
these in North and South Carolina and
30:28
with the idea that again this was a
30:30
proof of concept there were certainly
30:31
some things we learned that we could do
30:33
better although it was still incredible
30:35
and and you know as we perfect this in
30:38
the Carolinas we’re going to be looking
30:40
for people who want to replicate this
30:41
throughout the country our movement is
30:44
going to look a lot different moving
30:47
forward than it has been and it has to
30:49
because we have the cerebral
30:51
philosophical libertarian vote down
30:54
pretty much at this point people who
30:56
have just been drawn naturally to the
30:58
ideology because they’re drawn to
30:59
philosophies and they’ve read about
31:01
rothbard and hazlit and Kropotkin and
31:04
and and Mises and and and and and and
31:08
Basquiat and and and everyone else we’ve
31:11
got that that market cornered that’s not
31:13
going to be a winning coalition of
31:15
people a winning coalition of people is
31:17
going to look like a lot of people right
31:19
now who are you know we talk about the
31:21
harm being done by the state a lot of us
31:23
not all of us but a lot of us still live
31:25
in a lot of relative comfort and there
31:28
are people right now who are including
31:31
possibly some of the people watching
31:32
this I’m not I’m not saying everyone
31:33
here is on an ivory tower but there are
31:35
a lot of people who are acutely aware of
31:38
what the government does to them every
31:39
single day and they tend to be poorer
31:41
and they tend to be darker in skin tone
31:44
and and and that’s what it’s gonna look
31:47
like as people like that waking up to
31:49
the fact that in fact I say waking up to
31:52
the fact they already knew it we didn’t
31:53
even really have to tell anyone anything
31:55
all we had to let them know was that
31:56
there were people out there who were
31:58
actually organizing to try to stop this
32:00
these people don’t want even I did you
32:02
didn’t I wasn’t with you the whole time
32:04
did you meet a certain single person who
32:06
was like yeah no I really like living in
32:07
my in this stinking type of neighborhood
32:09
and and you know getting getting food
32:11
stamps so I don’t I don’t want to hear
32:12
what you have to say no definitely not
32:15
I’m not a bunch of people that were like
32:17
man I wish the government didn’t try to
32:19
lock me up every time every time I do
32:21
business or you know I wish they’d
32:23
they’d let me have the same opportunity
32:25
as other folks you know which is is the
32:28
case and no I don’t think we taught
32:29
anybody anything I think the thing
32:32
really didn’t may have taught the people
32:34
was there is a political party that
32:36
shares all of your ideas I mean we
32:39
weren’t waking anybody up we weren’t we
32:41
know nobody was getting brought out of
32:44
the matrix today when we woke up to the
32:46
idea that oh this community already
32:49
understands all this we’re preaching to
32:51
the choir they just didn’t know we
32:53
existed because we haven’t tried to
32:54
reach out what that was it was that’s
32:57
what had me so excited was it wasn’t
32:58
like oh they’re so receptive to our
33:00
message
33:00
that’s waking them up we didn’t have to
33:01
explain they were like yeah that’s what
33:04
we think and then they’d start saying it
33:05
to saying stuff that we hadn’t even said
33:07
yet and I’m like oh okay so this can be
33:09
that easy
33:10
so I’m so excited to replicate this
33:13
we’ll be talking about this more on the
33:14
show and in the vermin’s spike campaign
33:17
as well this is gonna be a big part
33:19
moving forward of what we’re doing
33:21
because the way to make up a winning
33:23
coalition is to is to take the people
33:24
that are the most beat up but you know
33:27
what government does to someone is beats
33:29
them up takes their wallet keeps most of
33:32
the money and uses a little bit of the
33:34
money to buy them some scraps to keep
33:36
them alive and then says well you know
33:37
hey for one for me you wouldn’t get
33:39
those scraps and they know that we don’t
33:42
have to explain to them that it’s a show
33:43
game they already know that they know
33:46
they got robbed they know that they’ve
33:47
been you know harmed and and it was just
33:50
really great to to reach out to them
33:53
yeah I was I was so will definitely be
33:55
talking more in the coming days about
33:57
pounding the pavement and guys it you
34:01
know like Brent says if you want to be
34:02
involved without having to put on pants
34:03
just you know just share what we’re
34:06
doing so that people can see it and if
34:07
and for those who do are okay with
34:09
putting on some clothing and going
34:10
outside and meeting some people some
34:11
awesome people we’re definitely gonna be
34:14
asking people to come and join us for
34:15
this because we had how many volunteers
34:17
do we have like 20 15 20 something like
34:19
that I think we’re on about 20 yeah if
34:22
you if there was a two-day event and it
34:24
was insane to me the number of people
34:26
that showed up for both days for not a
34:28
town they’re like they got a hotel so
34:30
that they could go Daddy their knuckles
34:31
and wear out their souls in Limington
34:33
but yeah it was like 20 folks man that
34:36
just went out rain or shine did the job
34:39
and got an amazing result and yeah if
34:41
you want how doing it get up and spike
34:43
get up with me yeah if if you can like
34:46
get me on a greyhound to your town we’ll
34:49
build an event around your your
34:51
affiliate or your neighborhood or
34:53
whatever you want to do yeah it’s it’s
34:55
like you know 15 20 something like that
34:57
less than that less than two dozen
34:58
people were able to sign up 30 people
35:00
and and I’m seeing wake up or really
35:03
just wake up to the fact that there were
35:05
people fighting for them an entire
35:07
neighborhood and I’m sure they’re still
35:10
talking about it because they were
35:11
excited people were coming out of their
35:12
homes this is real
35:14
this is how when we talk about how are
35:15
we gonna win this is how we’re gonna win
35:17
we’re gonna win by reaching people yes
35:19
it means reaching them you know on the
35:21
airwaves and on the internet and
35:23
whatever else but a lot of its gonna be
35:24
people that don’t even want to hear any
35:26
of that and they have someone come up to
35:27
their door and say we want to get the
35:28
police off your back we want to get the
35:29
government off your back so you can live
35:31
so you can live the kind of life you
35:32
want to live with you within a community
35:33
that is more prosperous and safer and
35:36
healthier and happier and freer and so
35:39
I’m really excited about it I I’m sue I
35:41
know we have other stuff to talk about
35:42
I’m super super super excited about it
35:45
before we go onto the next thing I just
35:47
would like to I would like to plug a
35:50
something that we’re doing where is it
35:53
nope
35:54
it’s back here so this is uh no it’s not
35:56
there either
35:58
anyway it’s something called the married
36:00
Russian campaign and basically what it
36:03
is it’s a campaign that we came up with
36:06
for the Vermont Supreme campaign and the
36:11
and the and the dignity ministry which
36:16
is a ministry that helps local homeless
36:18
people in the local Myrtle Beach area
36:21
basically the way it works is we have
36:23
some toothbrushes that are signed by
36:25
vermin supreme and with a donation of
36:27
$10 we will put your name next to vermin
36:30
supreme and hand it out to homeless
36:33
people as part of a care package that
36:34
they’ll get through dignity ministry and
36:37
then also of your $10 donation five
36:40
dollars of it will go to the vermin
36:41
spike 2020 campaign and then the other
36:44
five dollars will go to dignity ministry
36:47
us that they’ll have more money to do
36:49
what they’re doing any donation of $25
36:52
or more we will actually I will sign
36:55
next to vermin and mail the toothbrush
36:58
to you so you have a memento of helping
37:00
us with this with this charity thing
37:03
that we’re doing and then of the
37:04
proceeds from that $25 or more donation
37:06
half will go to the vermin campaign and
37:09
the other half will go to dignity
37:11
ministry so that’s Mary toothbrush and
37:14
for more information on that feel free
37:15
to reach out or you can go to vermin
37:17
supreme 2020 com press the donate button
37:20
make your donation and then and then let
37:22
me know that you’ve made it in
37:24
conjunction with this so that I can I
37:25
can let
37:26
campaign No so that’s something that
37:28
we’re doing
37:29
Brent speaking of helping people yet
37:31
another thing you do you are a man who
37:33
wears many hats all of them with the
37:35
Ford logo on it but you another thing
37:38
that you that you do is the Liberty
37:40
Coalition for disaster relief this is an
37:43
organization that organizes people to
37:45
help on the scene during and after
37:48
natural disasters in some cases even
37:52
doing so in in in in in violation of
37:56
what the state has told them they can do
37:57
but we leave it up to two individual
37:59
people with what they’re comfortable
38:00
with doing but it’s to help people and
38:02
show them that you know you don’t need
38:04
government to help people in disasters
38:05
it can actually be done in an even
38:07
better way by you know voluntary
38:09
individuals who are just doing it out of
38:11
the goodness of their hearts now Brent
38:14
for those unfortunate people who didn’t
38:16
watch episode 39 you have a really cool
38:19
story about how how Liberty Coalition
38:21
for disaster relief started tell us that
38:23
tell our viewers about that okay yes or
38:26
excuse me
38:28
a hurricane how have you hit a few years
38:31
back was was hidden Texas pretty hard
38:34
and my daughter was watching the news
38:37
and we were talking about libertarian
38:40
solutions to natural issues like natural
38:44
disasters and she’d wanted to do
38:48
something and she wasn’t sure what to do
38:50
so I started talking about doing a food
38:53
drive like a canned food drive and I got
38:57
some folks involved and we were gonna do
38:59
a canned food drive locally and she said
39:00
no that’s not enough you need to get all
39:04
your libertarian friends and she knew
39:05
that for whatever reason there were a
39:07
few folks on the internet that that
39:09
cared what some schmuck in a single-wide
39:11
in the middle is have had to say so I
39:13
started reaching out to people and
39:15
libertarians like really I was thinking
39:18
well we’ll have a really big canned food
39:20
drive right maybe we will have a few
39:22
folks in a few areas do it and if
39:23
everybody went nuts man I mean I get way
39:25
too much credit for it but people like
39:28
as as the founder of Liberty Coalition
39:33
for disaster relief do not advocate or
39:36
encourage anyone to
39:38
through be involved in disaster relief
39:42
that’s our official position as an
39:46
individual I was so amped when people
39:48
were telling me man the police were in
39:50
the way and they were like those
39:52
government agents telling us that we
39:54
couldn’t get through so I hope you don’t
39:56
mind what we just went around and they
40:00
did you know someone went around some of
40:01
them went down creeks and they’re in
40:03
their boats guys took off from across
40:05
the country so we’re raising money
40:07
people are donating funds and those got
40:09
distributed distributed amongst relief
40:12
victims after the hurricane but while
40:14
the hurricane was was hitting was Terra
40:17
and Houston apart people started leaving
40:21
their homes with trucks full of gas and
40:24
boats and disaster relief supplies and
40:27
Zack Garrett’s in a Matt Moore were a
40:29
couple that I remember and that had gone
40:31
out and and you know been hit these
40:34
roadblocks where the government stone
40:36
and it’s not safe to be here you have to
40:38
turn around
40:39
I don’t know saying it wasn’t safe
40:40
because of leading I think what it was
40:43
was they didn’t want they did not want
40:45
people to see the amount of casualties
40:46
that there were but they were tell them
40:48
it’s not safe turn around and in some
40:50
cases some guys you know turned around
40:52
and waited to help which was fantastic
40:54
it was amazing that didn’t believe in
40:56
what and then in some cases they were
40:58
like well there’s a red over here or
40:59
we’ll just dock the boat in the creek
41:01
and we’ll take the creek instead and one
41:04
instance and I’ve been asked not to give
41:05
names anymore about this one but in one
41:09
instance there were some folks from one
41:13
of the disaster the larger disaster
41:15
relief organizations that doesn’t do
41:17
such a great job and there were I think
41:19
local police had tried to stop my guys
41:22
or I should have should have brought the
41:25
story I had it written down somewhere
41:26
but anyway they they tried to stop the
41:29
guys getting through and the gentlemen
41:32
that were there had come armed because
41:33
they’re not stupid and they’re
41:35
libertarians and they said basically the
41:38
the other organization said that we
41:41
needed to give up our donations and that
41:44
they would distribute them but they had
41:45
already seen that organization or
41:47
members of that organization
41:49
actually selling selling those supplies
41:51
elsewhere and the guys that were
41:54
volunteering for said no and did not
41:57
only know that no and get out of the way
42:00
and they brought their guns out and they
42:02
were like look we’re not gonna be
42:04
violent but if it’s necessary we’ll
42:07
defend
42:08
you know these people are gonna get the
42:09
supplies that they need and rule and
42:11
defend them and you know essentially
42:13
those guys stood down and got out of the
42:15
way and our guys right on through and
42:17
that stuff where it needed to be so yeah
42:20
it was a great thing man we had a you
42:22
know a semi truck full of stuff from in
42:24
the Northeast up in New England
42:26
somewhere headed down and we had people
42:30
you know headed out to folks probably
42:33
don’t remember it but there was a there
42:35
was a nursing home or an assisted care
42:37
facility that was under water and the
42:39
staff had left and there were old folks
42:41
sitting in there in knee-deep water with
42:43
you
42:44
you know wounds and bed sores and Rianne
42:47
moody went down there and and made sure
42:50
those folks got what they need so they
42:52
were on there on the news for a split
42:54
second and then the news saw
42:55
Libertarians were the ones that handle
42:57
the problem and when you didn’t hear
42:58
about them anymore them just so people
43:00
are aware those were our volunteers
43:02
going down there and risk in their lives
43:04
and and going into dangerous places to
43:06
make sure people were safe yeah well it
43:08
was something I’m super honored to be a
43:10
part of yeah it’s absolutely awesome so
43:14
guys when people say to you without
43:15
government who will do X who will do you
43:20
know who will feed the poor who will
43:22
take care of this who will take care of
43:23
that one of the things they’ll say is
43:25
what about disaster relief when a
43:26
disaster strikes how are you gonna take
43:28
care of it without government and you
43:30
know who’s gonna do that and the answer
43:31
is we’re gonna do that and government
43:34
won’t be there to stop us from doing it
43:37
Brent I don’t know if you’ve ever heard
43:39
of prefigure eight prefigurative
43:41
politics it’s basically an old anarchist
43:44
practice which is basically the idea of
43:47
answering that question for lack of a
43:49
better word going ahead and forming
43:51
these these non-state solutions to the
43:56
problems that we face and sometimes
43:57
doing so you know not in full in full
44:00
you know regard for the law again you
44:03
iein or brent or any of the organization
44:06
organizations were part of ever are ever
44:08
going to encourage you to break the law
44:09
because that’s also illegal and we don’t
44:11
break the law what I am saying is that
44:13
when people choose to break the law in
44:15
doing these things what they’re also
44:17
doing is demonstrating that the
44:19
government is actually actively going to
44:22
stop people from helping people which
44:25
proves that they’re not in this to help
44:26
people because if they were they’d say
44:27
oh great you’re helping people too
44:29
awesome but they don’t they actually
44:31
stop you on the flimsiest of pretext the
44:34
real answer is they don’t want anyone
44:36
miss muscling in on their territory
44:37
because it destroys their whole argument
44:39
that you absolutely need them in order
44:41
to be able to get anything accomplished
44:43
especially things like disaster relief
44:45
helping the poor all of this stuff
44:46
that’s why they make it illegal to you
44:49
know feed the homeless that’s why they
44:50
make it illegal to help people during
44:51
disasters and so you know by doing these
44:54
things we’re actually showing them that
44:57
not only is government not the answer to
44:59
these things government is actually what
45:02
is preventing us from being able to do
45:05
it now Brent my understanding is that
45:07
you’re planning on ramping ramping up
45:10
operations for LCDR for 2020 until it
45:13
tell us a little bit about that yeah we
45:16
had to take some time off so it was
45:18
supposed to be a temporary thing anyway
45:20
it was just supposed to be for the one
45:21
hurricane right and then another one hit
45:23
and we were trying to get people on that
45:25
and we simply didn’t have the resources
45:27
we didn’t have the manpower we didn’t
45:28
have the financial resources so we
45:31
recognized that we were in over our head
45:33
and we had done what we set out to do
45:35
and most of us were already working
45:38
within the Liberty movement obviously
45:40
LCDR is is getting set up to be a
45:43
non-profit so we’re not affiliated with
45:46
any particular party or any particular
45:48
campaign in order do we endorse them but
45:51
most of us came from the Liberty
45:53
movement and we just kind of went back
45:55
to our projects and people wanted us to
45:58
come back and I was trying to find time
46:00
in my schedule when we were actually my
46:03
family was displaced by a hurricane we
46:06
were in Alabama we were stuck and we
46:09
didn’t know how we were going to get
46:11
home we had run into some serious
46:13
personal issues with some people that we
46:15
didn’t know as well
46:16
thought we did right and the whole
46:20
community just came together and put the
46:22
money together for us to get home people
46:24
were offering us
46:25
Rad’s sarah daggers was offering the
46:28
drive in from Louisiana and pick us up
46:30
and feed us and Shake taking us to her
46:32
house because those are the kinds of
46:35
people we have in the Liberty movement
46:36
which is why right now family is
46:38
anchored itself here and you know folks
46:39
got us home and we kicked it off again
46:42
and I promised people that come 20 20
46:44
LCDR would be back up and running and
46:47
ready to go and it’s looking like in the
46:48
next two weeks I’ll be talking to the
46:51
lawyer and get a new seat a new
46:55
accountant and moving on we’ll be ready
46:59
to do a relaunch and start you know
47:01
organizing funds and actions across the
47:04
country in the very very near future so
47:07
if you’re looking for a CDR to make a
47:09
comeback this is your year we’re looking
47:12
for new volunteers we’re gonna be
47:13
looking for funding I’m not allowed to
47:15
ask people for funding for the lawyer
47:17
because we don’t have the nonprofit
47:19
stuff set up yet so I’m not gonna ask
47:21
anybody for money but if anybody asks me
47:23
if they can help to pay lawyers fees to
47:27
get us started I will not turn you down
47:30
so if you’re looking for a way to help
47:32
there you go so we got some comments
47:35
here yeah it guys if you want to help
47:37
with LCDR get in touch with Brent and
47:39
because that’s that’s an amazing thing
47:41
to work on another example of going to
47:44
people where they’re needed same thing
47:46
with pound the pavement instead of
47:47
saying hey we’re doing this thing over
47:48
here come check us out you go to where
47:50
they are and say hey we’re helping we’re
47:52
here to help you and and and that’s it’s
47:55
so weird that the stereotype of
47:56
libertarians that we’re just a bunch of
47:58
rich selfish people that want to keep
47:59
all our money and I’m sure there are
48:01
some libertarians that that’s their
48:02
primary concern
48:03
most of the libertarians I know are at
48:05
or below the poverty level or were
48:07
hovering right around it and still want
48:10
to help people and and and recognize
48:12
that government’s actually making it
48:14
harder for them but going through some
48:15
of these comments Susan Hogarth the
48:18
chair of the Libertarian Party of North
48:20
Carolina said she had a great time with
48:22
us and yeah we had an awesome time it
48:24
was great
48:24
Joe Garcia says you can’t do it all from
48:27
behind a keyboard Jennifer
48:29
Schultz says I love it and Brandon rag
48:34
of age I hope I’m saying that correctly
48:36
said what law is it that says we can’t
48:38
feed the homeless so Brandon Brandon
48:40
there’s actually most or at least a good
48:44
number of counties and states and some
48:47
cities have laws against feeding the
48:49
homeless and they’re all almost
48:49
identical the the reason for that they
48:53
say is public health you know they don’t
48:56
know if that food was made right or you
48:59
know if you know if if it’s expired it
49:02
could be expired or someone might put
49:04
poison in it now remember that one of
49:07
the reasons is they might put someone
49:09
might put poison in it that that’s one
49:11
of their pretext or why they do this
49:12
ultimately we know why they do this
49:14
because if poor people get help outside
49:17
of government people are going to start
49:20
wondering why we need government that’s
49:22
the real reason where I live in Myrtle
49:23
Beach it’s against the law for the
49:25
restaurants here we have probably more
49:28
restaurants per capita than almost
49:29
anywhere on earth the restaurants here
49:33
aren’t allowed to give away their food
49:35
to the to the the homeless or the poor
49:37
so they have to throw it away
49:39
it’s absurd and we have a fairly large
49:42
homeless population here they can’t help
49:44
them they can’t give them food and it’s
49:46
written it’s tonnage I don’t even want
49:48
to think of how much tonnage of food
49:51
that there is that that just gets thrown
49:52
away um one of the things that uh that
49:56
we’ve seen and Ryan mentioned there’s a
49:59
guy in Florida that’s been arrested
50:00
multiple times within the span of a week
50:01
for feeding the homeless um so here’s
50:05
the thing Ryan also said in this the
50:07
same government that intentionally
50:08
poisoned people during prohibition by
50:09
putting poison in their in their
50:11
moonshine and alcohol and trying to kill
50:13
them yes but all that to say so one of
50:16
the things that they’ll do is they will
50:18
um they will take so after they you know
50:22
fine or arrest people for feeding the
50:24
poor they’ll take the food and they’ll
50:28
pour bleach on it so that no one can eat
50:31
it and then they throw it in the
50:33
dumpster now for those who have any of
50:36
you know familiarity with the homeless
50:38
community a lot of people who were
50:40
homeless end up having to resort to
50:42
climbing
50:42
to the dumpster to get food if there’s
50:45
nothing else available they have to go
50:47
into into the dumpster to get food
50:48
they’re often doing this at night
50:50
sometimes they’re intoxicated or if
50:53
they’re not intoxicated they’re
50:55
absolutely exhausted and you know
50:57
malnourished and and you know fighting
50:59
exhaustion and starvation and they climb
51:01
into a dumpster and grab food that’s
51:03
been covered in Bleach it’s been
51:05
poisoned and then they eat that and they
51:09
may not realize soon enough that there’s
51:11
something wrong with the food they may
51:12
just assume it tastes that way because
51:14
it’s been in the dumpster and then they
51:15
could die from that or just get really
51:17
sick and if you’re really sick and
51:19
homeless that could be a you know you
51:21
might end up dying from something that
51:22
someone else might not because you know
51:24
you you aren’t in a house you’re now
51:26
dealing with the cold and you’re sick so
51:28
this is a absolutely disgusting thing
51:30
that’s that’s happening and it’s a
51:32
perfect example of when someone says
51:34
without government you know who would do
51:35
this we would do this and government
51:38
wouldn’t poison people in the process of
51:40
trying to stop us that’s my rant I I’m
51:44
sorry Brent I know you’re you’re did you
51:45
want to weigh in on this at all with the
51:47
feeding homeless thing because it just
51:48
makes me sick no I mean away man but
51:52
yeah it’s you know we were just hearing
51:55
about that actually
51:57
this weekend when we were pounding doors
51:58
yeah the the chair of the New Hanover
52:01
County party where we were said hey you
52:04
know for our next event maybe we should
52:05
go feed the homeless because I’m
52:06
watching these police chase these two
52:08
girls through town who are who are
52:10
feeding the homeless and these girls are
52:13
trying to stay a step ahead of them so
52:14
yeah and that’s you know next event if
52:16
anybody wants to come to one meets and
52:18
get arrested with me let’s do it but one
52:22
of the things we can do as libertarians
52:24
that really makes a difference and I
52:26
know people like to go out and get
52:27
petition signed and I know we like to
52:29
push our candidates it’s really
52:31
important to a lot of people that we get
52:33
libertarians elected because it proves
52:35
that we can do it and yeah and it means
52:37
something but if you want to shake
52:39
people up and and make a difference go
52:41
out and do things for your community
52:44
that you know the state’s going to going
52:46
to stop you from doing because they’re
52:48
less libertarian outreach from from my
52:50
point of view and you know speaking from
52:53
the sales and marketing background the
52:55
best thing we can do
52:56
show where the state is the is the bad
52:59
guy you know there are good guys and
53:01
there are bad guys and in America we we
53:04
like to root for a the underdog and be
53:06
the good guy and Jesus the Libertarian
53:08
Party is both you know so like go out
53:11
and do a thing that the government’s
53:13
gonna stop you doing like feeding the
53:14
homeless you know it not only are you
53:17
doing a great thing for your community
53:18
but you’re doing something that it gives
53:22
the it gives the state the opportunity
53:23
to show what bad guys they are and they
53:27
really like to do it they’re really good
53:28
at it so why not
53:29
yeah and depending on your lover level
53:31
of comfort some people like Brent are
53:34
amped up to get arrested and some people
53:36
are not especially if they have priors
53:38
or anything like that here’s the thing
53:40
depending on your level of comfort if
53:42
the police come and say you can’t do
53:43
this anymore
53:44
you can be very vocal about saying hey
53:46
look everyone you can even livestream it
53:48
hey look everyone I’m being stopped from
53:51
feeding the homeless because it’s
53:52
against the law for me to help homeless
53:54
people to not starve to death and if you
53:57
if you aren’t comfortable with getting
53:58
arrested or fined or whatever you can
54:00
just do that and be very vocal about it
54:03
and we all walk away with your food or
54:04
if they take your food say hey look
54:05
everyone they’re gonna take my food and
54:07
poison it none of that’s illegal
54:08
uh-uh and if you and if you you know are
54:11
down to get arrested then what you can
54:13
do and again we’re not reckon we never
54:15
encourage anyone to break the law in the
54:17
show but if you if you chose to do that
54:20
the message you’re sending is I’m they
54:22
are such a bad guy that they’re actually
54:24
going to put me in a cage and charge me
54:26
for the horrible horrific crime of
54:28
helping poor people and what you and
54:32
what you’re also demonstrating is
54:34
libertarians either way whether you get
54:36
arrested or whether you’re just very
54:37
vocal about complying with their with
54:39
their their diktat there is you’re
54:41
saying libertarians are the good guys
54:45
and the state are the bad guys and
54:48
making a very there is no more of you
54:51
know there’s a lot of things in life
54:52
where it’s kind of a nuance you look at
54:53
foreign policy and it’s like you know
54:55
which one’s worse you know there’s never
54:56
really a clear-cut good guy and bad guy
54:58
this is a very clear-cut good guy and
55:01
bad guy whatever the original yeah
55:03
they’re though right had some black hats
55:05
here forget yeah this is an absolute
55:07
good guy bad guy so
55:10
when trying to feed the homeless someone
55:11
trying to stop them under the threat of
55:14
the law and and of using force whatever
55:16
you know force is necessary to bring
55:18
them under compliance it doesn’t get any
55:21
more white hat black hat than that like
55:23
you said yeah it’s definitely good guys
55:26
versus bad guys and it makes it super
55:28
clear and yeah I’m just excited about
55:30
the possibility of getting arrested for
55:31
this because hey it’s good it’s it’s
55:33
good media when when people see
55:36
libertarians get trashed for doing the
55:38
right thing and my wife just gave me
55:39
permission so I’m really excited to you
55:42
know do something new that my wife’s
55:44
giving me permission to do but there are
55:46
really nice ways to get involved and
55:47
safer ways to get involved to you man
55:49
like anarchist ambassador’s we did a you
55:52
know we like to answer that question if
55:54
if without government who would feed the
55:56
hungry was one of ours and I think we
55:59
had like hundreds of people across the
56:00
country and maybe even a thousand across
56:03
the country going out and feeding the
56:05
hungry in different ways and it was just
56:06
some silly event that we put on yeah
56:08
well you know I was like hey pick
56:10
something without government who would
56:12
do this you know forget the roads
56:13
because that one’s been hit a million
56:14
times but pick something different in
56:17
everybody was like what who would feed
56:19
the hungry without government and so we
56:20
went out and we had I mean we had people
56:22
donating large amounts of food to food
56:24
banks we had people volunteering for
56:26
food banks we had people that just went
56:28
out and you know passed out food to the
56:30
hungry and themselves and we have folks
56:31
that you know donated money to at a time
56:33
and some people like just went to
56:35
McDonald’s and bought lunch for the guy
56:37
behind him in line and it was this
56:39
amazing outpouring of libertarian
56:44
empathy and and caring that definitely
56:47
goes against the idea that we’re a bunch
56:49
of rich capitalist greedy assholes that
56:52
don’t want to pay our taxes yeah you
56:54
know yeah well I’m kind of stage being
56:56
the poverty line like one of those guys
57:01
and I think it’s important the world
57:03
cheese ball well and that’s the
57:04
interesting thing about this I came out
57:06
of being a conservative where I was a
57:08
I’m not sure I’d call myself rich but I
57:09
was successful with my business and I’m
57:11
wanted government to leave me alone and
57:12
get out of my business and stop trying
57:14
to feed all these damn lazy poor people
57:16
with my tax dollars that’s how I came
57:18
into libertarianism being around
57:21
libertarians I realized you know it
57:23
a completely different situation than
57:25
that these aren’t lazy people
57:26
these aren’t I mean there are lazy
57:29
people in every group there are lazy
57:30
rich people lazy middle-class people
57:31
lazy poor people that that’s just that’s
57:33
something completely outside of income
57:35
levels they’re not there because of
57:37
their choices more often than not
57:38
they’re not there because of that
57:39
they’re there because that’s more than
57:42
likely where they started and government
57:44
has zero intention of letting them get
57:46
out of it you’ll have a handful of
57:47
examples of people who have an
57:49
incredible vertical leap to you know
57:51
work their way up to that first rung of
57:53
the economic ladder which is way way way
57:55
up there and be able to pull themselves
57:57
out of it but for the rest of them
57:59
they’re stuck there and it actually was
58:03
in becoming more and more libertarian
58:05
that I also became more and more caring
58:08
and not just caring in like oh I want to
58:11
help these people but understanding that
58:12
they were there often because of
58:15
societal influences that they would make
58:18
a mistake and if I made a mistake I’d
58:20
end up being okay because I had the the
58:22
you know that the the financial
58:23
situation and the social support network
58:25
and the position in society to be able
58:28
to make that mistake and be okay if they
58:30
made a mistake it ruins their life and
58:32
often they don’t have to make a mistake
58:34
they’re born would their life already
58:36
ruined for them by the state so it
58:38
completely woke me up to that so for
58:39
those who are watching this who aren’t
58:40
libertarians who may have a
58:41
misconception about libertarianism I
58:43
need you to understand most of us come
58:45
here and become more compassionate we we
58:48
come here from whatever you know a
58:51
political position we had before and
58:54
become more actually more compassionate
58:56
as a result Brent I don’t know if you
58:58
had heard of prefigurative politics
59:00
before but you are the embodiment of it
59:03
your entire every action that you take
59:06
is you are taking a very tried and true
59:10
anarchist concept of saying yeah we
59:13
don’t need the state we don’t need
59:14
government and let me show you how that
59:16
works even to the extent of getting in
59:19
trouble for it and saying hey listen I
59:21
got in trouble for helping people so to
59:23
answer your question I’ll do it and
59:25
government won’t be there to to stop us
59:28
one more thing because again you you’re
59:30
clearly a lazy I mean you want to talk
59:32
about lazy poor people you’re clearly
59:33
very lazy because another thing you’re
59:35
supervising
59:36
super super lazy guy I don’t I I’m
59:37
shocked I even got you to stay up long
59:39
enough to be on this show another thing
59:41
that we talked about last time that
59:43
you’ve been working on and are closer to
59:45
getting started is the Liberty loop
59:47
which is where you’re gonna be taking
59:49
your houseboat I don’t want to say too
59:51
much I’d rather you talk about but
59:52
you’re gonna be taking a houseboat
59:54
across the Great Loop which is if you
59:57
see that black out the black outlines
59:59
there though the waterway loop around
60:01
the the eastern and part of the Midwest
60:06
of the US and and doing all sorts of
60:09
cool stuff tell us about tell us about
60:12
the Liberty loop what you plan to do
60:13
with that kind of crazy life I married a
60:24
woman who was real big on adventure and
60:27
I was not I was planning on staying in
60:30
Pender County and voting Republican for
60:32
the rest of my life yeah thank God that
60:35
didn’t happen but yes so one of the
60:38
noodles I threw at the wall man one day
60:39
I was I was talking to wife about how
60:41
you know I want to do this for a living
60:43
and and I’d like to I used to be a
60:45
Salesman and I was pretty good at it I
60:48
think I was pretty exceptional at it I
60:50
don’t like to toot my own horn in
60:51
recording where people can hold it
60:53
against me later but there’s a short
60:55
list of stuff that I’m good at and sales
60:57
and and marketing was at the top and I
61:00
kept finding that I there were products
61:03
that I just couldn’t sell like I could
61:04
go door-to-door and I would do really
61:05
well and then I would realize that I was
61:07
ripping people off and I was done it
61:09
just right I’m right that kind of
61:10
salesman so I started selling Liberty I
61:13
realized that the Liberty movement you
61:15
know doesn’t have a lot of that and a
61:17
lot of us are get here because we’re
61:19
intellectuals and intellectuals tend to
61:21
not be great at outreach and you know so
61:24
that’s when shopping politics is
61:25
definitely a sales game yeah you know so
61:28
I figured ah I figured I’d start doing
61:30
this and I did and I’m good at it and I
61:32
liked it and I thought that you know I’d
61:35
like to open a consulting firm that
61:37
focuses mostly on outreach I know there
61:39
are a lot
61:40
a lot of folks out there doing campaigns
61:41
and I’m happy to work campaigns too but
61:43
where my heart is is libertarian
61:45
outreach and you know organizational
61:47
development setting up organizations for
61:50
success and at further solid growth and
61:53
we’ve been able to grow in really rural
61:56
areas here in North Carolina we’ve been
61:59
able to grow a couple of really
62:00
successful thriving affiliates and I
62:04
thought we would spread that so I told
62:06
my wife I said I’d love to just travel
62:08
the country doing this and she said
62:09
that’s a great idea you should think of
62:11
a way to do it and we were working on a
62:13
houseboat a smaller houseboat and we
62:15
found a bigger one and I said hey
62:17
because we were gonna we’re gonna sell
62:20
concessions to fishermen and and you
62:22
know vacationers and stuff out on the
62:24
water okay charge an arm and a leg for
62:26
it right right yeah so and we’re still
62:29
gonna so if you want to you know you
62:31
want to buy like a six dollar ice Popp
62:34
I’m the guy to see but also if you want
62:37
to catch me doing a seminar or a
62:38
training event people started asking me
62:40
if I would come and and talk about what
62:42
we do here in in the southeast at their
62:46
affiliates or their libertarian meetings
62:48
and I said sure so the idea is basically
62:50
that we’re going to move my wife and
62:52
kids onto a boat a tiny boat
62:55
we’re not tiny but like 47 foot it’s too
62:58
big for six people I think useful for
63:00
six people right and we’re gonna go up
63:02
the eastern seaboard and across the
63:04
across New York and into the Great Lakes
63:06
and down the Mississippi and then to the
63:09
end of the Gulf and around Florida or
63:12
maybe a cross over chobe we’ll see and
63:15
kind of stopped at any affiliate that
63:17
wants to you know have an outreach event
63:19
or you want to do door-knocking or you
63:21
want to have a an outreach training
63:23
seminar or an organizational development
63:26
strategy session I’m just gonna you know
63:30
Florida on and do it and and kind of
63:33
prove the method show people what we’re
63:35
doing and hopefully it takes off into
63:37
something where I don’t want to be a
63:39
rich man I never have but I’d love to be
63:42
able to support my family doing what I
63:44
love which is course selling Liberty and
63:47
teaching other people how to sell
63:48
Liberty yeah I am so freaking excited
63:52
about this
63:53
idea I’m excited about all of your ideas
63:56
which is this my own personal thing but
63:58
I’m especially excited about this cuz I
64:00
like boats and I like the water I’m a
64:02
sweet summer boy I’m out there you know
64:04
when it’s during the summer I’m swimming
64:06
I’m out swimming somewhere and this one
64:11
I love liberty and selling it to people
64:12
and this is when I say selling just
64:15
telling them about it this is all of
64:18
those things at once and I hope I’m
64:21
hoping not I’m not gonna hold you to it
64:23
but I definitely hope that this can get
64:26
started
64:26
about the time that I get the vice
64:29
presidential nomination because this I
64:31
want this to be part of my tour is you
64:33
know we’ll bring back the idea that
64:34
bring back the idea of the Whistlestop
64:36
tour I have already gotten permission
64:39
I’ve already talked with my wife it’s
64:42
not permission I’m the man first of all
64:43
first of all permission I’m the man of
64:46
the house I’m literally the only one
64:47
wearing pants in this house because my
64:49
wife is laughter matthieu wife that’s
64:51
silly listen that’s she’s in charge you
64:56
don’t know our relationship I am as as
65:01
the boss of this marriage I’ve already
65:05
talked with her and she is perfectly
65:07
fine with me going on at least part of
65:09
the Liberty loop tour with you and your
65:11
family in fact her exact words were yes
65:13
please go I’m really grateful to have
65:18
such a loving and supportive wife which
65:20
would you have won as well
65:21
Brent your wife is I do and my wife will
65:24
be watching it so I’d like to point out
65:25
that I know where I stand in this
65:27
relationship I’m definitely in charge
65:29
there’s no nothing but for the grace of
65:31
my beautiful wonderful wife who I mean
65:34
the Gypsy really wouldn’t do any of this
65:36
my wife works overtime every week buster
65:39
but makes a good living so that I can
65:41
full-time devote you know all my all my
65:45
hours to this yeah so yep we both got a
65:48
couple of great laughs I would love to
65:50
have you on the boat we’re actually
65:51
looking at doing an interior tour two of
65:54
the country so we’re looking at buying a
65:56
school bus and turn it into a tiny home
65:59
with the kids and and
66:02
whenever someone needs assistance
66:05
growing their affiliate or doing
66:07
outreach will be there I’m so freaking
66:10
excited about this and yes you need to
66:12
be if someone needs to start paying you
66:14
because you are you are I said to
66:16
someone recently I think was someone on
66:17
team supreme I think was someone on team
66:20
supreme I said if I had a thousand Brent
66:22
de Ritter’s this country would look
66:24
completely different like a thousand
66:27
worker Ritter’s acting like being as
66:30
active as you are it would completely
66:32
change the the political and social
66:34
landscape in this country and I’m I’m
66:36
not I’m not overstating things when I
66:39
say that like there would he change the
66:41
alt right haircut game I would no longer
66:51
have to argue with your with your
66:54
haircut about immigration anymore no you
66:56
would this would become the the people
66:58
would say oh I know that haircut
67:00
you’re here to tell me about self
67:01
ownership and non-aggression and and
67:03
you’d be like yeah of course I am this
67:04
is the de rigueur haircut
67:07
but no you know what you can you can it
67:09
I don’t think you’re going to but you
67:11
could just keep that haircut and and we
67:13
can see if we could actually be
67:14
successful and having people think
67:17
that’s not a Nazi haircut anymore but
67:18
it’s actually a like a like southern
67:21
libertarian haircut I won’t be joining
67:23
you because I’m I definitely don’t have
67:25
the hairline for it but uh but yeah so
67:28
no so yeah Liberty loop um how can
67:31
people help you with this obviously I
67:33
mean you know how can people get
67:34
involved in Liberty loop people all the
67:39
time asking me how they can get involved
67:41
in the project if you want to help I’m
67:43
gonna have the help I think I get too
67:46
much credit for the stuff that other
67:48
people do none of this stuff is like a
67:51
Brenda Ritter show it’s rad it’s loosely
67:55
organized events and people who are
67:59
excited to show up and do a great job
68:00
and then I get to stand up front and
68:03
take credit for it but you can do that
68:05
when we go to do the Liberty
68:07
we’ll definitely be taking donations
68:09
because I have no idea how I’m gonna pay
68:11
for this trip right I know that
68:12
libertarians need some basic sales
68:15
training and some it sounds so
68:18
condescending but it’s a skill that’s
68:20
not most people don’t yeah yeah yeah
68:23
yeah I mean most people in the Liberty
68:25
movement anyway don’t don’t have that
68:27
skill set so so we do a lot of arguing
68:32
we’re not good at conversing so people
68:35
need need to know how to do that and I’m
68:37
happy to travel around and teach them
68:39
and help and maybe do some speaking
68:42
events and stuff but to do that we’re
68:44
gonna need money and I can’t rely on my
68:46
wife to continue doing it because she’s
68:48
gonna come on the tour with us and
68:49
she’ll be launching her own business as
68:51
well but mm-hmm it’s gonna be tight and
68:54
so that I’m not out there on the hook in
68:57
the middle of the ocean without fuel to
68:59
get home right in the in the near future
69:01
we will definitely have a link for you
69:03
to start donating so that we can so that
69:07
I can be one of those grimy guys on the
69:08
internet that lives off of your funds
69:10
and travels around and has high falutin
69:12
dinners with fancy people and big cities
69:16
I think that that would probably be one
69:18
of the best things to ever happen I mean
69:19
the last thing we want is for your
69:20
anti-state tour to end with your being
69:22
towed home by the Coast Guard I think
69:24
that that probably if we can avoid that
69:26
if at all possible yeah I mean he
69:30
started on the Coast Guard man that is
69:31
the biggest infringement on individual
69:35
liberty those guys can board your ship
69:38
anytime they want for any reason they
69:40
laugh they’ll be able to ransack my home
69:42
whenever they feel like it yeah so
69:44
definitely when there’s a link donate
69:46
because we’re gonna be going through a
69:47
lot for you folks getting boarded by the
69:49
Coast Guard is no fun and I imagine
69:52
doing the things that we’re doing will
69:54
probably be boarded more often than most
69:57
people I would imagine so I would
69:59
imagine so because they’re gonna be like
70:00
what is this houseboat doing stopping
70:02
places and getting people all riled up
70:03
and then they deposed their local
70:06
government um no I think this is great
70:08
if anyone is watching this in the
70:10
National Party or any kind of campaign
70:13
that’s you know paying people or
70:14
whatever Brent – Ritter’s your guy guys
70:17
I think I’m serious
70:19
III can’t they
70:21
there are some incredible people in this
70:23
movement in this state in North Carolina
70:25
and others as well people that are part
70:28
of team supreme that are amazing and
70:31
many of them are comparable to Brent
70:34
offhand I can’t think of anyone that’s
70:35
better than Brett put it that way so III
70:38
not true it is well to me I appreciate
70:41
it
70:41
it’s it’s true it’s true you’re wrong
70:44
about my wife though I’m totally in
70:45
charge here
70:46
I’m completely do you not believe you
70:49
when I when I walk when I walk in the
70:51
door the first I say I actually kind of
70:54
mildly kick open the door and I say the
70:55
man is now here the man is here I am now
70:58
here and everyone gets realized she gets
71:01
home with a small statured woman I am
71:10
currently married to one and I know what
71:12
they’re like and I don’t know and your
71:16
wife totally seems like a take-charge
71:17
kind of lady like she she was moving
71:20
through the crowd like a boss at the
71:22
South Carolina debate so you don’t know
71:26
my mom man you don’t know my marriage um
71:28
so let’s go through some of the comments
71:30
here Gio Garcia said you’re gonna be
71:33
eating at the finest waffle houses
71:35
around and and he also said that you’re
71:39
being modest you kick ass that’s exactly
71:41
correct
71:42
Ryan Teeter says he’s gonna he’s gonna
71:44
float along out there with us too I
71:46
assume that was that was correct that
71:48
that would be the case Matt Hicks said
71:50
I’m on a boat and free men don’t ask
71:52
permission that’s that’s that’s true he
71:56
also said that I kicked the door open
71:57
and just look around whatever I I
72:02
whatever I don’t you know you guys you
72:05
guys don’t you guys don’t know my
72:07
marriage like you don’t you don’t
72:09
realize how like much of an alpha I am
72:12
in specifically in the marriage an
72:18
appropriate amount of laughter I’m sorry
72:20
I apologize Puran you’re right as my
72:23
wife says often pure primal visceral
72:28
of masculinity is is what I project so
72:34
guys so right on go ahead I hear you
72:36
remind me of someone
72:39
I’m having a hard time putting my finger
72:41
on it but I’ve heard I’ve heard the
72:44
phrase Wow what was it peak physical
72:48
condition I love you weekend I’m the kid
72:52
that’s constantly shoveling candy corn
72:54
in his mouth peak physical condition
72:56
yeah that’s called that’s called being
72:58
in your 20s yeah that’s why wasn’t
73:01
physical we were we were all in peak
73:04
physical sports bra yeah we were all in
73:06
peak physical condition pal we all
73:09
remember what our early to late teens
73:10
early early to mid 20s were like and
73:12
then all of a sudden we weren’t in peak
73:13
physical condition anymore incoming yeah
73:17
it’s it’s you know I’m just you know
73:19
work on your cardio man cuz you know
73:21
peak physical condition starts to drop
73:23
off after 25 put it that way
73:25
but ya know raw masculine energy that’s
73:27
that’s how my wife describes me when
73:29
people ask you know what’s what’s what
73:30
am I like and see it I believe you it
73:32
comes from those seat massagers in your
73:34
car if there are any delegates that are
73:39
on the on the fence out there for your
73:41
state that are on the fence for who you
73:43
want to support for president and vice
73:44
president I’d like you to come and and
73:46
maybe take a short ride with me in my
73:48
car and it’s massage sheets and I have a
73:50
feeling I might change your mind about
73:52
about who should be leaving this country
73:54
it’s not a bride not bribing you it’s
73:57
not a bribe
73:57
I’m just saying I’m just saying you can
74:00
get in the car I’m not gonna give you
74:02
anything except peace of mind so Brent
74:06
if all of the things that you just said
74:08
you’re doing and more were not enough
74:10
I’m told that you have an announcement
74:13
for us tonight about yet another role
74:16
that you’re gonna be taking on this year
74:17
in this my fellow Americans exclusive
74:20
tell us about your this exciting new
74:23
role for 2020 I’m excited to both
74:28
volunteer for and endorse the supreme
74:31
colon ticket I’m really excited about
74:34
vermin supreme and I know I’m gonna get
74:37
some some noise thrown at me for
74:41
from folks probably from the great Sam
74:44
Goldstein himself marketing style first
74:53
of all you guys know the earned media
74:57
king champion he’s amazing everybody
75:02
knows who he is like my Republican
75:03
father knows who he is
75:07
everybody likes Berman you know except
75:10
for Sam but everybody else likes likes
75:14
Berman he does really well would be if
75:17
people get that it’s a joke and great
75:20
it’s it’s the kind of satire that
75:23
doesn’t need explaining it’s not super
75:25
complicated the guy wears a boot and
75:27
like six different ties because the
75:29
whole thing’s a joke
75:30
right and it’s you know valid access is
75:34
not a joke I get it you know running a
75:39
solidly libertarian campaign is not a
75:41
joke now the guy is solidly libertarian
75:44
I think both of you are you know as as
75:48
libertarian as it gets
75:51
he’s like I said the king of earned
75:53
media man the guy is an activist from
75:57
hell of a guy I mean he he’s always
75:59
working to you know to free folks up
76:03
from the state you know it’s it’s a
76:05
no-brainer in my opinion I’m I’m a huge
76:09
rough supporter to I left him rough and
76:11
and John Phillips particularly did on
76:13
Phillips like now that I’ve seen him in
76:15
the bad modscan you’re holy right that
76:19
dude is dreamy
76:19
oh gosh you want to talk about ROM ROM
76:23
masculine energy John Phillips jr.
76:25
literally it’s an actual dripping that
76:28
you see of masculinity on his mr. Jane
76:31
you’ve got again libertarian dad bought
76:33
you guys got to get out and get this
76:35
this you have to get it that’s me I look
76:38
amazing there John Phillips jr. you may
76:41
want to just keep it on January the
76:42
whole year seriously III I’m cutting
76:47
John’s head out and putting it on every
76:50
it’s we’re not gonna scotch tape it so
76:53
every note yeah I mean I think it’s a
76:57
solid ticket I think you guys have a lot
76:59
dollar for the Libertarian Party I think
77:01
it’s a great great messaging and right
77:04
now we can’t win and I infuriates people
77:07
when I say that and I don’t understand
77:09
why it does because what we quibble over
77:12
who’s going to get 3% or 5% oh man I can
77:15
bring 6% we’re quibbling over teeny-tiny
77:18
percentages and I know the ballot axis
77:20
is important but if we have to get
77:21
petition signed I’ll be the first one to
77:23
sign up and do it I don’t think that’ll
77:25
be the case I think this will be a
77:27
ticket that gets more media attention
77:29
than we’re used to getting it’s going to
77:31
get attention because people are going
77:32
to want to treat it like a joke which is
77:34
it’ll be the great floor and their
77:36
strategy point not what a joke that
77:38
ticket is it’s only going to draw a draw
77:41
more eyes to the Libertarian Party yeah
77:43
and I know I know you personally I think
77:45
well enough to say this and I know
77:48
enough about Berman to say that you guys
77:51
are going to focus what attention you do
77:53
get on down ticket candidates and on you
77:56
know development and growth for the
77:57
party and I think that’s what it should
77:59
be about we you can run Donald Trump
78:01
tomorrow he’s not going to win as a
78:02
libertarian Donald Trump where the VP of
78:05
baby Jesus is not going to win as a
78:07
libertarian your options right now are
78:09
marketing and I’m talking to
78:11
libertarians here delegates specifically
78:13
our options are marketing and there is
78:15
nobody better at marketing their ideas
78:17
than firm and supreme and is a weird
78:19
thing for me to say that it’s absolutely
78:21
true it’s absolutely does I’m excited
78:25
about your ticket I’m happy to be a help
78:28
to your campaign in any way I can and I
78:29
and I appreciate that you’re gonna be
78:31
the Grand Poobah of the team supreme
78:33
campaign is that correct
78:34
sure yeah definitely yep I got to pick
78:37
my own title which you know there’s a
78:40
draw right there if the volunteer
78:45
harasser I’m all for that
78:47
yeah I’m hearing like Tyler’s like he
78:50
got to name a pony this the whole thing
78:52
is very exciting oh you’ll get to name a
78:55
pony don’t get ahead of the show program
78:57
we’ll get there but I’m naming
79:02
don’t say it don’t say it yeah so yeah
79:06
so obviously guys we’re gonna run this
79:09
thing to try to win it and ultimately
79:12
that means to try to get as high of a
79:14
vote count as we possibly can I think
79:17
we’re gonna blow through that 5% that’s
79:18
gonna help us get the ballot access and
79:20
I think we’re gonna get numbers no one
79:22
that no one even expected and another
79:24
thing we’ll be able to do is by pushing
79:26
libertarianism as a mainstream thing
79:28
because I’m a mainstream audience that’s
79:30
watching this absurdity that we’re
79:32
initially presenting and then actually
79:34
cease cuz vermin you know people know
79:35
that I can present both a silly you know
79:38
a fun thing to watch as well as an
79:40
actual serious argument about
79:43
libertarianism in a serious message when
79:45
we went through the the projects in
79:46
Wilmington I wasn’t talking to people
79:48
about ponies and cheesy bread because
79:49
that would be an insult to them where
79:51
they were I went to them and talked to
79:52
them about the things that were harming
79:54
them and how we wanted to wanted to stop
79:55
that the and that’s really how we’d be
79:58
running the campaign you we’d get the
80:00
earned media because of the the
80:02
absurdity of the whole spectacle of the
80:04
thing and then when they get in same
80:06
thing with comedians same thing with
80:07
with you know like a George Carlin that
80:09
we talked about before you start them
80:10
with the jokes and then at some point
80:12
you’re hitting them with you know
80:14
serious you know reasons for why the
80:17
Republicans and Democrats are feeling
80:18
them that that’s not a bug that’s a
80:21
feature of the current duopoly republic
80:23
rat system and that that we are a clean
80:26
break from that there’s no cleaner of a
80:27
break from from this disgusting system
80:29
than a man with a boot on his head
80:31
there’s no cleaner of a break from that
80:33
entire thing than someone who says okay
80:35
you’re gonna treat this like a joke well
80:36
we’re gonna give you the funniest clowns
80:37
out there there’s a reason people get
80:39
most of their news from late-night talk
80:42
shows and the daily show and and you
80:44
know funny people on the internet land
80:45
and shows like this it’s because it’s
80:48
already so dismal they’re already so
80:50
done with the whole thing and they want
80:51
to at least get entertained a little and
80:53
we’re gonna bring that to a completely
80:54
different level we’re gonna dominate the
80:56
conversation and I’m really looking
80:57
forward to having you on because I know
80:59
things are gonna be absolutely amazing
81:01
with you whether you want ya man you
81:05
could not have possibly said it better
81:06
what you that you guys are the strategy
81:09
you’re using is and I’ve said this for
81:11
years we’ve got to start using proven
81:13
techniques the idea that we’re not going
81:15
to do that and we’ve got to be serious
81:17
you know really really serious watered
81:20
down guys it’s silly we need to be
81:23
presenting a principle message and we
81:25
need to use proven marketing techniques
81:28
to do that and that’s exactly what women
81:30
in Furman does and it’s exactly what you
81:32
do you draw free people in the humor and
81:34
you hit them really hard would be with
81:36
the facts and it’s it’s just an
81:38
impressive campaign man I’m really
81:39
excited you guys have a great staff
81:41
desert desert lindsey desert really care
81:45
when i just i have to say when i was
81:47
talking about you know some of the
81:48
people that are comparable to you
81:49
desiree Lindsey was literally one of the
81:51
people I was talking about like she
81:52
there’s no way I compared it does
81:55
absolutely not Desiree it’s a freaking
81:57
rocks
81:58
she’s an everything she touches turns to
82:00
gold she’s great at what she does and
82:02
she’s like a great motivator
82:05
man it’s lazy people like me off my back
82:08
she was a big part of LCDR right she was
82:11
she was very heavily involved than that
82:13
yeah she was from Iran tire out from
82:16
gate and like I said after after Harvey
82:21
everybody kind of went back to their own
82:22
projects and stuff but yes she was a
82:24
huge help in getting it boosted and off
82:26
the ground and and making things happen
82:28
a lot of the organizational stuff that
82:30
was just outside the scope of my ability
82:33
both of those those folks handled with
82:37
absolute professionalism so you guys
82:39
have a really good campaign behind you
82:41
and or a campaign staff bhaiyyaji you’ve
82:43
got the perfect strategy for where we
82:45
are right now I think a serious
82:46
candidate is it’s not a good option and
82:50
you know I’m happy to see what your
82:52
campaigns gonna do should the delegates
82:54
be bright enough to to give you the nod
82:57
yeah I mean ultimately if the delegates
82:59
don’t pick us because they want someone
83:01
who’s more you know serious and honesty
83:03
or whatever I get it I I get what
83:05
they’re trying to say although although
83:06
again guys we know about vermin with the
83:09
boot but take a chance to listen to him
83:11
when he gets serious he did he did a an
83:13
AMA for the Mises caucus and and and and
83:17
blew that away and and he was still fun
83:19
and and had silly movies or whatever but
83:21
the he is able to present libertarianism
83:25
in a very clear way and a very
83:27
sober and and and and and serious way as
83:30
well and I can as well – we both have
83:32
very interesting senses of humor and
83:34
sometimes when we’re together we can’t
83:36
stop riffing off of each other which is
83:38
very entertaining for everyone including
83:39
us especially us but but the reality is
83:42
we’re both able to present this in a
83:44
real serious way and and we will be
83:45
helping the down-ticket count candidates
83:47
and we will be getting in some vote
83:50
totals that that no one’s ever seen
83:51
before and let me let me go ahead and
83:53
say because I know I’ve got some folks
83:54
on that right now that that support some
83:57
other some other candidates and that’s
83:58
fine we we you know we love Kim we love
84:01
Dan I like Jacob I got to hang out with
84:04
Jacob this weekend he’s a good guy um
84:06
you know here’s what I want to say about
84:09
about why I’ve chosen vermin supreme and
84:13
and and and why I assume why brent has
84:15
as well you can obviously correct me if
84:16
I’m wrong the if you’re looking for and
84:21
this includes everyone that is running
84:23
including those who just announced they
84:24
were running this week if you’re looking
84:26
for someone who is the most principled
84:30
we’re up there with with some of the
84:33
some of the most principled candidates
84:34
out there we’re right neck and neck with
84:36
all of the other most principled and
84:38
there are plenty of principled
84:39
candidates in this thing I’m not
84:40
disputing that at all if you’re looking
84:42
for someone who has the most name
84:44
recognition that’s a lot of pragmatist
84:46
say we got to get the most name
84:47
recognition vermin supreme has more
84:49
social media followers than every other
84:51
candidate combined and and it’s not even
84:54
close it might be twice as much it’s a
84:56
lot more he has over I think seven
84:59
million mentions on tik-tok and these
85:02
are a lot of them from people that are
85:03
17 and up meaning that they’re old
85:05
enough to vote we’ve had people contact
85:08
our campaign saying my kid won’t leave
85:10
me alone about your campaign what can I
85:12
do to help this is a serious thing
85:14
that’s happening it’s a it’s a it’s an
85:16
absolute sea change in American politics
85:18
will it be enough to win I’d like to
85:20
think so but I think at the very least
85:22
it’s gonna be enough to score some
85:23
numbers that I respectfully I don’t
85:26
think any of the other candidates can
85:27
get in this cycle because of the
85:29
headwinds we have against us with ballot
85:31
access with debate access remember the
85:34
whole let Gary debate thing he had more
85:36
than a couple polls that would have
85:37
allowed him to debate and they
85:39
everything they could to shut him out
85:40
and we’re gonna be facing that as well
85:43
and we have to get that earned media and
85:45
if so if you’re looking for someone that
85:47
can get earned media no one else is
85:48
gonna be able to get that as well as
85:49
permit as in the nominee if you’re
85:51
looking for someone who is is you know
85:56
able to reach out to the youth Vermin
85:57
reach out to the youth if you’re looking
85:59
for someone who is able to be the most
86:01
compassionate vermin I’ve seen vermin
86:05
helping the homeless directly the vermin
86:08
at times in his past in his life didn’t
86:10
have a home and he and his wife to have
86:12
a home they they he has a level of
86:14
compassion that you don’t often see as
86:17
part of his schtick with this whole
86:18
routine but he’s one of the most caring
86:20
and compassionate people I’ve ever met
86:22
as well I say this is someone that
86:25
initially when he first started running
86:27
I didn’t get it I thought it was
86:30
entertaining and I was happy to have him
86:32
on my show and then I got it and I
86:34
realized this is this is the pic you
86:37
know again plenty of other great
86:38
candidates out there I think that vermin
86:40
is is is is in a position that none none
86:44
of the other candidates can do in this
86:46
cycle and any of the one the one that we
86:49
keep hearing about that that has
86:51
anywhere near the name recognition and
86:52
he really doesn’t also isn’t a
86:55
libertarian so not sure why we would go
86:59
with someone who isn’t a libertarian
87:01
when we have someone with more name
87:02
recognition and is actually a
87:05
libertarian let’s go through the
87:06
comments yeah go ahead
87:08
Brent oh no I was just I’m in full
87:11
agreement menace aside from his outreach
87:13
to the youth like like well pointed out
87:15
earlier folks my dad’s age know who
87:18
vermin is because he’s been around that
87:19
long and he’s been working that long and
87:21
he’s gotten that much media yeah so he
87:23
hits all those pragmatist talking points
87:25
and aside from that the idea that we’re
87:28
gonna keep we’re gonna we’re gonna give
87:30
up principle for name recognition is
87:33
it’s essentially the and it’s amazing to
87:35
me that such logical people can’t wrap
87:37
their minds around this but libertarians
87:39
have a hard time with it if we trade the
87:42
principles that we believe in yeah for
87:44
name recognition then we
87:47
may as well just join the Republican
87:49
Party Democrat party that’s it that’s
87:52
all you’re doing just go and join them
87:54
and that’s fine I’m not telling people
87:55
need either don’t start you know the LP
87:57
and see a bunch of dirty messages about
87:59
what a jerk I am
88:00
I’m not saying you should leave but I’m
88:03
saying if that’s your strategy then the
88:04
best way to follow through with that
88:06
strategy is to go to the Republican
88:08
Party or the Democrat Party where
88:10
they’re going to give you a seat at the
88:12
children’s table and not let you have a
88:14
voice yeah and I’ve been told that we
88:17
look silly running candidates that don’t
88:19
have name recognition in my my position
88:21
on that is I would much rather I can
88:23
either look and misrepresent it or
88:25
stupid if those are my only two options
88:27
and I don’t concede that those are the
88:29
only two options but if I only look
88:31
stupid or have my positions completely
88:34
misrepresented
88:34
let’s look stupid I’m totally good with
88:36
looking stupid I defy I defy you to find
88:42
somebody that thinks the things
88:44
Vaman looks like a serious candidate but
88:47
I defy you to anybody it’s find anybody
88:49
that can prove that he’s not I mean the
88:51
guy is brilliant he is a genius again
88:54
hang out with libertarians all the time
88:56
the smartest people I know yeah he might
88:58
be one of the smartest I’ve ever is that
89:00
brilliant guy yeah yeah you guys have
89:03
the strategy down for sure man I’m
89:04
excited super excited about this ticket
89:07
dude could not be more thrilled yeah
89:08
anyone who says that we need to present
89:10
some kind of austere you know super
89:14
serious candidate the last person to be
89:16
elected president is a bright orange man
89:19
who speaks at a low scream and gold
89:23
plates everything he has been the
89:25
punchline to late-night jokes for like
89:28
40 35 years or something like that
89:30
and more often than not the jokes were
89:32
at his expense they were not laughing
89:34
with him they were laughing at him and
89:36
he used that he harnessed that name
89:38
recognition that nearly 99% name reckon
89:42
99 point you know everyone knew who
89:44
Donald Trump was to get elected
89:46
president and you know spy despite his
89:49
party’s leadership yeah getting in the
89:51
way and that’s what we need
89:53
look around and see who’s getting
89:54
attention right now and and the party
89:57
leadership and the other parties shut
89:58
things down like they they shut down the
90:01
fringe on on both sides yeah but it’s
90:03
those weird fringe folks like Bernie
90:05
Sanders is like the weirdest
90:07
uncle you know I mean like their and
90:10
people loved him they think he’s great
90:12
and it’s because he’s that weird kitschy
90:15
you know you’re drawn to it yeah and and
90:19
that’s how Donald Trump pulled it off
90:20
man that’s how a New York City Democrat
90:23
won the Republican evangelical vote like
90:28
a casino owning strip club owning
90:31
grabbing bottom you know like that’s how
90:34
that guy won the evangelical vote man is
90:38
there those those weird big
90:41
personalities draw attention and and get
90:44
the vote and we’re it not for the
90:46
corruption of the other two parties you
90:48
would have that’s what you would have
90:50
you know run right now so if the
90:52
Libertarian Party folks in in the
90:55
Libertarian Party can kind of get out of
90:56
our own way yeah and and what a a team
91:00
of candidates like that represent us I
91:03
think we’ll be well ahead of the
91:05
Republicans and the Democrats who every
91:07
cycle they’re behind they’re always
91:08
behind yeah that’s what politics is
91:11
Susan Hogan said that to me yesterday or
91:13
the day before she’s a smart lady I
91:16
learned a lot from her and what you see
91:20
in the political atmosphere now is what
91:23
people felt yesterday and if today what
91:26
people feel is that they’re tired of
91:28
those serious overly serious pretentious
91:32
candidates and they want somebody who
91:34
reaches out to them and who they can
91:36
identify with and oddly enough it’s like
91:39
weird uncle Bernie
91:40
you know Donald Trump yeah you’re fired
91:43
or like the guy that wears a beat on his
91:45
head so let’s start looking at what’s
91:47
actually working and going with it
91:49
rather than what the other two parties
91:52
want us to believe because that’s how
91:54
they’re getting over exactly they’re
91:55
convincing us they’re convincing us that
91:57
we have to run Chafee or Chaffey’s or or
92:00
we have to run and I know you don’t want
92:02
our crap on other candy
92:03
but I’m happy to do it we have to run
92:06
these these milquetoast loser candidates
92:09
that have absolutely no business
92:11
representing libertarianism because they
92:13
don’t know what libertarianism is it’s
92:16
it’s silly and it’s it’s not going to
92:18
work anymore and I’m glad that the the
92:20
very few of the old guard that are left
92:22
that kind of feel that they are getting
92:24
pushed out and the only folks that I see
92:26
the only old-time are libertarians that
92:28
I see around mostly are libertarians
92:30
they get that and they’ve been screaming
92:32
at for decades yes correct
92:35
yeah no Matt Hicks who’s the second vice
92:38
chair of the South Carolina Libertarian
92:40
Party he’s also joined the team recently
92:41
and he gave an endorsement of us
92:43
yesterday actually and one of the things
92:46
he said is for those who think vermin
92:47
isn’t you know respectable enough to you
92:51
know get in this election and to be
92:52
taken seriously
92:53
our current president was in WWE
92:55
summerslam like it’s not people are
92:58
looking for in fact the more you piss
92:59
off the conventional wisdom and the
93:02
establishment the more people like you
93:05
the fact that D the people in the
93:08
libertarian party that are going know we
93:09
need someone in a suit who’s saying this
93:10
respectively they’re in the minority now
93:13
not just in this party but in the the
93:16
the really in mainstream culture we are
93:18
living the meme world now and vermin
93:21
Supremes one of the biggest memes going
93:22
so you know that we’re post we’re in the
93:26
post serious in this society I want to
93:28
go through some of these through some of
93:29
these comments Joe Garcia says spike
93:31
reminds me a little of Reb Brown because
93:33
am I because of my masculinity right
93:35
like like a football player
93:36
Captain America right like I’m like
93:38
really super hyper masculine Matt Hicks
93:42
says yes he earns all the media spike is
93:46
pretty okay – Thank You Jennifer Schultz
93:49
says I’m gonna vote for vermin spike
93:50
Thank You Jennifer um let’s see Jennifer
93:53
says we don’t we don’t want to sound the
93:55
same as everyone else we aren’t the same
93:57
as everyone else and trying to sound the
93:58
same if we sound the same as everyone
94:00
else’s like Brent said well why would
94:01
they vote for us why wouldn’t they vote
94:02
for the established options that have a
94:04
much better chance of winning if we
94:05
don’t sound different than what the hell
94:07
do you vote for us for um
94:09
Donald Reed deal says most certainly
94:11
Jennifer we are not Republican late or
94:13
Democrat late exactly
94:15
matt says he’s one of the smartest
94:16
people
94:16
with whom I’ve ever spoken she’s talking
94:18
about me of course Joe says he did the
94:21
same at the SC debates that’s correct
94:23
Joe says also says lincoln chafee no
94:26
Donald says Chafee is a lion oh and let
94:29
me say something here and I think Brent
94:31
agrees with me on this I’m glad that
94:34
lincoln Chafee joined the party I’m glad
94:35
to see anyone join the party as long as
94:37
they’re not calling for you know
94:38
genocide or you know whatever that Brent
94:40
haircut wants as long as they’re they’re
94:42
calling for you know as long as they
94:44
want to hear more that’s great that’s
94:46
different from saying that I want
94:47
someone with a multi-decade history of
94:50
anti libertarian governance with a
94:52
couple bright spots in there you know
94:55
that that we can get behind but the
94:57
entire rest of it you know is is is as
94:59
anti libertarian as I get to just step
95:03
in and go I should be the nominee um
95:05
because um I’ve been elected before
95:07
that’s not enough that’s not enough
95:10
again okay great so then I guess if I
95:13
were gonna vote for a lincoln Chafee
95:14
what I why wouldn’t I vote for Donald
95:17
Trump who agrees with Chafee 96% of the
95:19
time or Joe Biden that votes but that
95:21
agrees with lincoln Chafee ninety-seven
95:22
percent of the time why would I just
95:23
because of that 3 percent or even less
95:26
that’s that’s even remotely libertarian
95:28
go yeah let’s throw away all these other
95:30
principle candidates including a
95:31
principled candidate that has even more
95:33
name recognition than Chafee does in
95:36
favor of someone that ultimately I’d be
95:38
better off voting Democrat or Republican
95:40
um let’s see what else here a lot of
95:43
people just agreeing with us Bravo Brent
95:46
Donald Reid deal says might as well vote
95:48
for weld well well just said today that
95:50
he was the one who encouraged Chafee to
95:51
to get in there Jennifer says it good
95:54
I’m so glad he said that playing to
95:56
thank God yep weld said that thank you
95:58
very well you beautiful man thank you so
96:01
much for admitting that that’s wonderful
96:03
I’m glad to know who’s supporting Chafee
96:06
that’s that’s fantastic yeah no
96:09
absolutely absolutely um Joe Joe and
96:13
Matt both talked about you know WWE that
96:15
you know he was you know I mean give me
96:16
a break we’re talking about seriousness
96:18
here anyone who wants to talk about
96:20
seriousness in a candidate after 2016
96:22
elections I can’t take you seriously
96:24
anymore i I can’t take actually take you
96:26
less seriously now
96:30
Matt says unleash the ponies that’s
96:32
absolute oniy for everyone and in fact
96:33
plank number seven of my verbal
96:36
agreement for an even better America is
96:38
to arm your ponies with a 20 millimeter
96:40
vulcan cannon a hashtag armed the ponies
96:42
so let’s see here what else we got did a
96:48
lot of people just agreeing with us tell
96:50
him that’s right we’re brilliant they
96:52
are they really just smart audience Oh
96:55
Joe brings up how Chafee just got
96:57
absolutely destroyed on on Kennedy show
96:59
Kennedy who is on Fox Business there was
97:03
a clip that we put on the Muddy Waters
97:04
page from fake Rotarians where Kennedy
97:08
just said straight up do you think
97:10
Americans should be able to own an ar-15
97:11
and he wouldn’t answer it he just
97:15
wouldn’t answer it he started you
97:17
haven’t seen that no I missed it he
97:20
literally he went first of all he went
97:21
up well that’s all hmm uh-uh he did that
97:26
for about I think three or four seconds
97:28
it felt like an hour and a half but it
97:30
was like a long time of him just like
97:31
mm-hmm
97:32
[Music]
97:34
and then he go and he starts talking
97:36
about the war in Iraq and trillion
97:39
dollar deficits and he goes those are
97:40
also libertarian issues and she says
97:42
yeah but this is a libertarian issue
97:45
only brought up civil liberties and she
97:46
said what about the civil liberty to own
97:48
an assault with two onna ar-15 well you
97:51
know I want to talk about I’m here to
97:52
talk about the deficit and and I mean
97:54
you can see the look on her face like
97:55
yeah you’re not gonna get this cuz why
97:57
would we like we already have two gun
97:59
grabbers to choose from Donald Trump and
98:02
whoever the Republicans pick why on
98:04
earth would we pick that for the
98:05
libertarians it was it was insane I I
98:07
you need to see go on muddy waters all
98:09
of you after the show is over do not
98:11
leave until the show is over do not go
98:13
anywhere until the show is over but
98:14
afterwards go on money out waters and
98:16
scroll down a few posts and you’ll see
98:17
the video we shared it from the fake
98:19
Rotarians page
98:20
shout out to fake Rotarians um they mean
98:23
it’s it’s incredible that that this is
98:25
even being considered but yeah joe said
98:29
and this too I agree with joe Chafee is
98:31
welcome to come in and do some activist
98:32
stuff for a couple years before seeking
98:34
the nomination I want to see I want to
98:37
see Lincoln and people like him come in
98:39
say I completely disagree with what I
98:41
used to believe and I’m gonna
98:43
demonstrate this for
98:44
while and maybe then run in in a lower
98:47
ticket race like maybe rerun from my
98:49
Senate seat or something like that but
98:51
you can’t just come in and say yeah I’m
98:53
a well-known figure in Rhode Island I’m
98:54
gonna I’m gonna get the nomination it’s
98:56
it’s ridiculous yeah it’s it’s so in
98:59
this man it’s it’s something that we
99:00
keep doing it to ourselves and I’m glad
99:02
that we’re I think we’ve reached a point
99:04
where it’s not happening anymore I see
99:05
that those guys that were pushing bill
99:08
weld on us kind of shaking in their
99:09
boots now cuz yeah they know they’re not
99:11
getting this nomination it’s not going
99:13
to happen and and it’s gone that the
99:16
time of I’m here but I put in 80 hours a
99:19
week so that that’s gone the idea that
99:21
we’re gonna continue to have these
99:22
politicians misrepresenting us it’s it’s
99:25
not going to happen anymore yeah you
99:26
know there are a lot of other folks like
99:27
me that are putting in the time and the
99:29
hours to make sure that that strategy is
99:32
out the window it’s not coming back
99:34
we’re gonna have principled public
99:35
Ariens from now on yeah yeah well we saw
99:38
on my own authority with brushing
99:39
mandatory tooth brushing free ponies
99:41
unlimited zombie power and baby Hitler’s
99:43
dead and so is baby Woodrow Wilson
99:45
period gonzo
99:47
out of here by I’m thankful for Bill
99:51
weld and here’s why guys because he
99:54
showed us what happens a lot of us were
99:57
worried about the idea of nominating a
100:00
moderate gun grabbing republic rat
100:02
lifelong establishment politician and
100:04
everyone including you know Gary Johnson
100:07
kinda all don’t worry everything will be
100:08
fine and what did he do he used his
100:10
platform to explain why people should
100:12
vote for Hillary Clinton
100:13
he never at any point pushed a
100:16
libertarian message he said I’m sticking
100:20
around for good and the very second he
100:21
had an opportunity to do something else
100:23
he left lincoln Chafee hasn’t has a long
100:27
history of hopping parties not because
100:29
his policies changed but because he
100:31
thought he had a better chance with that
100:32
party and that’s he’s doing it again
100:35
so I’m actually thankful for Bill weld
100:36
because this isn’t theory we already
100:39
knows what I know what happens when you
100:40
nominate someone like this and it you
100:43
know you’re not gonna get libertarianism
100:45
you can’t get blood from a stone or a
100:48
turnip and you can’t get libertarianism
100:50
from a lifelong unrepentant someone with
100:53
a lifelong unrepentant anti libertarian
100:56
history of governance
100:57
and and and and we just need to do
100:58
something different and Oh Matt Hicks
101:02
says I’ve said this before spiked ponies
101:03
can’t handle the recoil from a 20
101:05
millimeter rotary gun these are magic
101:07
ponies and yes they can and the guns
101:10
magic – its magic involved so yes I can
101:15
with you guys be in there how could they
101:18
not be magic involved thank you it’s the
101:20
most magical ticket on the stage it’s a
101:25
it’s a magic ticket thank you for it
101:27
this that’s that’s one of your first
101:29
contributions to the team is that we’re
101:31
the ticket of magic now Brent now that
101:33
you are we’re gonna now do my fellow
101:36
final my fellow Americans and this is
101:38
where I’m gonna give you 30 seconds to
101:39
come up with an answer to an incredibly
101:41
difficult question that you’ve never
101:44
thought of before now that you’re a
101:47
member of Team supreme you’re gonna be
101:50
one of the first people to get a pony by
101:51
the way anyone watching if you join team
101:53
supreme you’re you’re on the top of the
101:56
short list for a pony so just keep that
101:58
in mind not again not bribing just
102:01
saying if you like free ponies and with
102:06
guns on them you get it first
102:09
everyone gets one you get it first and
102:11
frankly it’s gonna take a while to get
102:13
300 million ponies out there so I’m just
102:15
saying top of the line top of the line
102:17
anyway so now you’re gonna be at the top
102:19
of the line to get a pony and so I’m
102:21
going to give you 30 seconds to come up
102:24
with the name of your Pony and then I
102:26
will tell you if it’s the right or not I
102:29
didn’t really work out that well so 30
102:31
seconds to come up with the name of your
102:33
pony good luck
102:35
oh so this one’s easy I’m gonna I’m
102:39
gonna name my pony after my friend who
102:43
we got back and forth sometimes we
102:46
disagree a bit but but eventually we
102:48
find some common ground and I know he’ll
102:50
really appreciate it
102:52
so my pony’s name is going to be Sam
102:54
goldstein that’s arguably the best name
103:04
for a pony yes pony name ever mm-hmm in
103:08
this context guys I think we’ve reached
103:11
peak pony name there I’d have to think
103:15
that that’s the best pony name anyone’s
103:17
come up with is Sam’s not gonna get much
103:19
better than that
103:20
hey I can’t see how they all essentially
103:23
forced him into supporting your campaign
103:27
surely by the end of this interview Sam
103:30
Goldstein is going to come out publicly
103:31
endorsing the supreme campaign you’re
103:34
gonna see Noda popping up under or no
103:38
thank you
103:39
popping up under a Chinese name and and
103:41
and we will surely have a public
103:45
goldstein endorsement oath of your
103:48
campaign very soon I would think if he
103:50
wants the name is Pony there’s gonna be
103:52
listen guys there’s gonna be a day of
103:53
reckoning we’re trying to be nice right
103:54
now but at some point if people don’t
103:57
get with the program we’re gonna name
103:58
your pony for you and you’re not gonna
104:00
like the names that we come up with so I
104:03
mean I’m just saying like I’m not trying
104:05
to you know this isn’t like I mean it’s
104:07
a little bit of a stick and carrot thing
104:08
here like we’re trying to help we’re
104:10
trying to be helpful here and if you’re
104:12
not gonna take this seriously then
104:13
you’re gonna get Pony makhmud turd face
104:16
and stuff like that like it’s um like
104:17
not the best names for a pony and I
104:20
don’t know if it’s gonna be legal to
104:21
change its name to replace what’s that
104:23
that’s that’s I kind of like that name
104:26
it’s not the worst thing well words
104:29
Irish or Scottish it’s a scots-irish
104:32
surname um well then we’re gonna fit I
104:36
mean I again these are not gonna be the
104:37
bet you know it’s gonna be hit it’s
104:39
really gonna be you know luck of the
104:40
draw whether you like your name or not
104:42
for your pony so you can name your pony
104:44
and get it first by you know jumping on
104:47
the winning ticket here or
104:49
risk it when they start handing them out
104:52
I don’t know what to tell you guys
104:55
Jennifer Schultz I think says she’s
104:57
gonna name her her she’s gonna name her
105:00
Pony Lady Liberty that’s a nice name
105:02
Matt Hicks says what about donkeys I
105:05
have a miniature donkey named burrito
105:06
that’s fine we can have we can actually
105:09
give you a pony named Chu Luba that
105:11
we’ll have or whatever you want to name
105:14
the pony and because because you’re on
105:17
the team now so you get to name your
105:18
pony and get it first so yeah Brent as
105:23
always absolute pleasure having you on I
105:27
could we could do this for hours I know
105:29
you’re sick oh wait oh just in case you
105:32
didn’t think brent was enough of a
105:33
superhero he’s sick right now yeah
105:38
children with with fevers and I’m so
105:43
sorry
105:44
oh it’s okay oh wow okay yeah yeah we’re
105:48
sick here in the de Ridder
105:50
I came home with the haircut and
105:52
immediately everybody had the flu I’m
105:53
not saying they’re connected but that’s
105:55
something happened to Richard Spencer
105:56
and his family freaking Vikings with
105:59
their with their dirty their dirty other
106:02
diseases that they carry that came they
106:04
wiped out the natives and now you gonna
106:06
do with your kids no but I mean this man
106:08
sick and he just came on here and
106:10
explained how he’s like one of the top
106:11
ten libertarian activists in human
106:14
history
106:16
his words his words because if you’ll
106:19
recall when I said Brent tell me about
106:21
what you do and he said spike frankly I
106:22
am one of the top ten libertarian
106:24
activists in human history and I thought
106:25
well that’s kind of I mean okay if you
106:27
say so
106:28
nohe Brent you are absolutely amazing I
106:33
appreciate I am I love you I always love
106:35
to hang out with you I’m so excited to
106:37
get started with this campaign with
106:39
spreading the message of libertarianism
106:40
with the pound the pavement thing with
106:42
living on a boat with you and and
106:44
running away from the Coast Guard I’m
106:46
excited about all of these things and so
106:48
was my wife because she supports
106:50
everything I do because I’m the freakin
106:51
man in this house um Brent before I let
106:55
you go do you have anything you want to
106:58
yeah I want to give you a chance to give
106:59
your final thoughts anything you feel
107:01
like we didn’t have a chance to discuss
107:02
anything else that you’d like to promote
107:04
anything you’d like to reiterate that
107:06
you’re promoting Brent to Ritter you
107:08
have as much time as you want Brent to
107:09
Ritter at the floor is yours
107:12
yeah well I’ve always done a lot of
107:15
projects going on
107:16
and we’re always looking for volunteers
107:18
be it you know real-life volunteers or
107:21
virtual volunteers I’m a big advocate of
107:24
keyboard activism that’s how I got
107:26
started I think a lot of people get
107:27
started that way and you know it works
107:30
so if you’re looking to get involved and
107:33
you’re not sure how you know hit me up
107:35
and if you’ve got your own projects
107:37
going I love to get involved on those so
107:39
people would message me a lot and can
107:40
you help me with this or take a few
107:43
hours to do that if you’ve got a project
107:45
going on you think I can help with shoot
107:47
me a message anything I can do for
107:50
liberty you know let me know awesome man
107:53
again top ten
107:56
direct quote I’m one of the top 10
107:58
libertarians in human history Brent to
108:01
Ritter I’m not a humble why what yeah no
108:04
he stays definitely not humble if you’re
108:05
looking for someone humble then you know
108:07
go go go knock on some some other door
108:09
cuz cuz Brent Ritter’s here to to self
108:12
promote and to chew gum and he’s all
108:15
that it go no listen um I just want to
108:18
say one more thing cuz you because you
108:19
said you know like oh I loosely
108:21
organized these things and then I get to
108:24
take all the credit you were the reason
108:28
these things happen initially people
108:30
come in excitedly to do it and we all
108:32
should get some credit for that we do we
108:34
obviously all get credit for that
108:36
and yes you loosely organized it but you
108:38
organize it you started it you organize
108:40
it you see through to it you you you
108:43
lovingly encourage people that are
108:45
thinking of not actually showing up that
108:46
day to in fact show up that day and you
108:50
you get the job done man and I again I
108:52
I’m you’re one of my favorite people in
108:54
general but especially one of my
108:55
favorite people that are that are doing
108:56
this I’m so honored to have you as part
108:58
of our campaign it’s gonna be so freakin
109:00
awesome guys thank you Matt I appreciate
109:03
it absolutely guys thanks again for
109:06
tuning into this amazing loving episode
109:08
post holiday episode of the of my fellow
109:12
Americans be sure to tune in this
109:14
Saturday
109:16
for we will be live streaming at least
109:19
part of the Libertarian Party of
109:20
Tennessee convention that is happening
109:23
Saturday the 11th this coming Saturday
109:26
at 8 a.m. I don’t have the graphic
109:30
because I have time to make it but we
109:32
will be I will be there I’ll be one of
109:34
the people giving a speech some of the
109:36
other local and national candidates will
109:38
be there giving a speech and and then we
109:41
will will be hearing what they have to
109:43
say some big announcements probably
109:44
possibly happening at that convention
109:47
you’ll get to watch me freaking killing
109:49
it lie always keep killing it I have my
109:56
speech mostly done I’m gonna be killing
109:59
it and having a good time there and then
110:02
be sure to tune in next Tuesday for the
110:04
oh and if you live in the Atlanta area
110:08
anywhere near in Ileana on Monday I’m
110:11
gonna be in there there to do a
110:13
candidate meet-and-greet the location
110:17
and timing is to be announced but it’s
110:19
gonna be sometime Monday evening
110:20
be sure to inbox me because we’re
110:23
organizing that right now I’m gonna be
110:25
meeting with local people in the Atlanta
110:27
area to talk about our campaign what
110:29
we’re doing then Tuesday night be sure
110:31
to tune in for the money waters of
110:33
freedom we’re Matt Wright and I will be
110:35
parsing through the week’s news with the
110:37
cheerful good joy of the winter Wonder
110:39
Boys that we are and then tune in again
110:42
next week for an absolutely amazing
110:46
episode of my fellow Americans you’re
110:50
not gonna believe who the guest is
110:51
because I don’t know yet but we’re gonna
110:54
have a guest and it’s gonna be
110:55
absolutely amazing and then the
110:57
following weekend that next weekend I’m
110:59
going to be us I think I’m speaking I’m
111:01
not sure I’m gonna be at the Libertarian
111:03
Party of Georgia Convention as well
111:05
Environment supreme will be there as
111:06
well and Matt Wright will be there as
111:08
well so a lot of fun stuff happening
111:10
over the next couple weeks but thanks
111:12
again for tuning in have a great rest of
111:14
your evening and god bless you
111:17
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Spike Cohen
Spike Cohen
Local Jew. Contrarian stoic sentimentalist. Antidisestablishmentarianism. Will pet your dog.