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Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 9:49pmSanction this postReply
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Is it on youtube? It's making my browser freeze.



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Friday, September 18, 2009 - 3:40amSanction this postReply
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Mine too.  I think the site is getting swamped and crashing.  It may show up on YT, but not there yet.  The link is getting vigorously passed around.

I was finally able to finish the first video last night.  


 A woman in the audience actually tried to compare Brook to "Satan!"  A young man yelled out "You're the son of Patrick Henry!" to Brook.  I'm not sure in what part that bit of drama shows up, but there are five videos of the seminar.

I can't wait to view the rest of them this weekend.  There was no recruiting involved. This was purely an effort to arm the people with principled intellectual ammunition. Yaron Brook's effort is heroic to this cause.




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Friday, September 18, 2009 - 7:05pmSanction this postReply
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I NEVER thought I'd see the day when the executive director of ARI would sit at the same table with a well known Libertarian.  Part 5 is epic in this regard.

Part 3 features Fred Smith, founder of CEI and charismatic Libertarian speaker. Full of animation and bursting with positive energy, his communication skills are thoroughly enchanting and brilliant. I found myself adoring the man after the first two minutes. (No small plus that he looks a lot like Santa, and sounds amazingly similar to Burl Ives. He's completely endearing.)

The whole series is plain wonderful. Everything is presented in such a way to be easily grasped by folks who aren't familiar with intellectual movements or ideology. The ideas were all appealing and timeless, with an emphasis on positive motives, rather than a focus on the negative outcomes of the policies being fought. 

Individual rights were defined and drilled from different angles. I'm certain that most folks (other than the lady in the sparkly hat) went away with a much better understanding of how to battle America's fast encroaching statism.

I'll be watching these again.

 
 
 



 




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Saturday, September 19, 2009 - 2:57amSanction this postReply
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Yaron Brook is awesome. Reading the wikipedia entry on him, amazingly there is no negative criticism. I enjoyed the video, of him cutting to the chase and very clearly and elegantly making the point that the fundamental ethical question that determines whether a person wants obamacare, (whether a person wants the producers to pay for those who need) is whether other's needs should be a higher priority than your own self interest. By the questions asked by the audience its clear that he was not speaking to objectivists, but to a general public that is dissatisfied with the Fed Gov, and at the end of his speech he is cheered with a standing ovation! : )

Many times in his speech he contrasts "other's needs" vs "one's own goals/rational self interest". I'd like to comment that I've got this automatic cringe reaction every time I hear the word "need". : P
(Edited by Dean Michael Gores on 9/19, 3:03am)




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