Hillary wasn’t indicted…
Trump is “silent” compared to usual and Johnson and Weld are well… Johnson and Weld, good but not great.
Throughout the country Democrats are quietly preparing for the coronation of Clinton, while Bernie is establishing the skeleton of his failed campaign to support his vetted socialist acolytes to carry on his revolution past July. The Republicans are jumping to their scattered factions, hoping they can bundle enough money to fix this zero sum game and maintain enough seats in state and federal government to maintain a majority. All the while the silence continues.
The silence is loud in itself…
Johnson and Weld are doing a good enough job, they are giving Americans a chance to feel good about voting for them. But why would they feel bad voting for Clinton or Trump in the first place? It’s because Clinton and Trump represent two walls closing in on them, while Johnson and Weld are lowering a rope for them. While we think about the walls and the rope and the fast heart rate screaming at you yelling “act” one question an omnipotent observer could ask is simply this… who said to look up in the first place?
John McAfee has been popping up in my thoughts lately. I spoke against his candidacy when he was running for the Libertarian nomination for the presidency but Mr. McAfee did something I didn’t see coming. He proved to not only be a legitimate candidate but in doing so, declared open warfare on the same leviathan loving opponents whom Libertarians fight against. While McAfee wasn’t the first person to address the fiscal crisis, the oncoming cyber war, and the issue with a lack of societal understanding of self ownership, he awoke a segment of the population that, while might be in the minority, will have an impact in the years to come.
the punk rockers, the black sheep, the nerds and the outcasts, those who need a second chance whether institutional or cultural, knew something was inherently wrong with the way our nation was going. John McAfee was able to not simply talk to those who had different political beliefs but were still politically active, but those who weren’t active nor even cared in the first place.
If there is one word I can use to describe him accurately, it’s enigma. I was hoping at the end of the day Kevin McCormick could clinch the nomination but that would have offered the American voter the same thing as Johnson and Weld, a calm and sensible approach to government in an insensible world. McCormick wouldn’t have made waves sadly in the same way two outsider, former Republican governors aren’t making the waves they assumed they would- McAfee did it by being revolutionary and an outlaw.
Good, bad, or indifferent, McAfee isn’t a villain, and he certainly wasn’t a joke.
McAfee has pulled a modern day Lazarus, jumpstarting a new company, a new lease on life, but most importantly at least in my opinion, a new mission. His #VoteDifferent initiative to help specific Libertarian candidates make an impact in their elections will hopefully succeed in giving them the attention and communication advantage often alien to 3rd party candidates. The most important skill though is not telling regular voters simply what you want to tell them, but talk to them in a way to make them want to listen.
I’ve been wrong in the past about things but perhaps a more outlaw approach to thinking isn’t something to be ruled out. After all as my friend Larry Sharpe once told me, “we were founded as a nation of outlaws.”
I still don’t think a McAfee/Weiss ticket would have been good for us in 2016, but hopefully the “let life live” movement he pushed into existence still serves a good purpose. Hopefully it can still remind us that sometimes America doesn’t need calm, sometimes, it needs someone whose blacklisted and loving it.
*Originally published at the Liberty Conservative, published with permission of the author