My problem with objectivity and reason part 2

Written by Nico Metten

Last year I wrote a piece with the title ”My problem with objectivity and reason”. I had some critical feedback about this piece. The criticism could not convince me that I am wrong, but it showed that people read my thoughts with a very different understanding than I intended it to have. That is why I would like to clarify my main idea again here.

Contrary to some perception, I was not trying to proof that there cannot be an objective truth. I was only saying (more…)

A Libertarian look at what is going on in Crimea

Written by Nico Metten

Everywhere in the media, Russia is condemned for annexing Crimea. We are witnessing a huge propaganda war on both sides of this conflict in which the truth does not seem to play an important role. Like always in political situations, the world seems to become black and white. Everyone is expected to take clear sides. Once you have picked a side you are suppose to praise everything your own team does and condemn every action of the other. (more…)

Human Zoo Britain Continues

Written by Nico Metten

Last year I wrote an article entitled ‘Human Zoo Britain’ in which I criticised the total apathy of the British society concerning the horrific revaluations that came out of the leaks of Edward Snowdon. Unfortunately, the nightmare continues and gets a lot worse. Since I published my article, new revelations have shown that not only are these secret state agencies sucking up all communication’s dater they can get their hands on. They also seem to operate without any form of even minimal moral standards. (more…)

Human Zoo Britain

Written by Nico Metten

Seriously, what am I complaining about? No one forces me to live in Britain. I came voluntarily 5 years ago. I came because I was deeply fed up with the political system in Germany. Germany is a country in which almost everyone is a more or less consistent statist. People love things to be very organised over there, and of course the wet dream of every organisation junky is a giant monopoly on organisation, in other words a state. Like every statist society, Germany is heading for a giant economic disaster. Today, over 50% of the population in this allegedly most productive economy in Europe gets their income out of taxpayer money. That means that the point of no return has long passed. The worst thing however is that Germany has a very bad debating culture. There are all kinds of taboos and words that must not be mentioned in any debate. (more…)

Podcast “The Myth of the Closed Mind”

Written by Nico Metten

This is a podcast from a talk of Ray Percival, who gave a talk on “The Myth of the Closed Mind”. The talk was part of the monthly meetings of the Libertarian Alliance. It was given on Monday 12th August 2013. The Libertarian Alliance organizes a meeting on every second Monday of the Month at The Institute of Education, off Russell Square – student bar, Room S13, Thornhaugh Street , London , WC1B 5EA. The meetings are free of charge and everyone is welcome. Coming along is highly recommended. More information can be found here. (more…)

Podcast “The relationship between immigration, middle class decline and Libertarianism”

Written by Nico Metten

This is a podcast from a talk of David Barker, who gave a talk on “The relationship between immigration, middle class decline and Libertarianism”. The talk was part of the monthly meetings of the Libertarian Alliance. It was given on Monday 5th August 2013. The Libertarian Alliance organizes a meeting on every second Monday of the Month at The Institute of Education, off Russell Square – student bar, Room S13, Thornhaugh Street , London , WC1B 5EA. The meetings are free of charge and everyone is welcome. Coming along is highly recommended. More information can be found here. (more…)

Podcast “Bitcoin – what it is and why Libertarians should care about it”

Written by Nico Metten

This is a podcast from a talk of David Goldstone, who gave a talk on “Bitcoin – what it is and why Libertarians should care about it”. The talk was part of the monthly meetings of the Libertarian Alliance. It was given on Monday 8th July 2013. The Libertarian Alliance organizes a meeting on every second Monday of the Month at The Institute of Education, off Russell Square – student bar, Room S13, Thornhaugh Street , London , WC1B 5EA. The meetings are free of charge and everyone is welcome. Coming along is highly recommended. More information can be found here. (more…)

My problem with objectivity and reason

Written by Nico Metten

There seem to be a lot of truth fundamentalists in the world, people who believe that there is an objective truth for everyone and we better find out what that truth is so that everyone can live after it. Both assumptions seem to be a little bit odd to me. I used to hold both of them very strongly when I was a teenager. Since then however, I have moved away from these assumptions. Today I have serious doubts about the existence of an objective truth, other than the truth itself that there is no objective truth, at least none that we can discover. Furthermore I am quite convinced that even if there was such a truth, the importance of that truth would be much overrated. (more…)

Jeremy Forrester gets sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison

Written by Nico Metten

Jeremy Forrester, the teacher who ran off with his 15 year old girlfriend to France has been sentenced to five and half years in prison. His crime was, well he was going on a holiday with is girlfriend to France. That means that Britain is among many other countries like Iran, Saudi Arabia etc. in which people go to jail just for being in a loving relationship with the wrong person. The worste thing is that the waste majority of people in this country are ok with that, as there hardly seems to be any critical word about it in the media. That is the main motivation, why I am writing this blog post. I find it outrageous that there isn’t even a debate about this. Let us have a look at the case. (more…)

Podcast “A Response To Walter Block’s “David Friedman and Libertarianism: A Critique”" part 2

Written by Nico Metten

This is a podcast from a talk of Jan Lester, who gave part 2 of “A Response To Walter Block’s “David Friedman and Libertarianism: A Critique”". The talk was part of the monthly meetings of the Libertarian Alliance. It was given on Monday 9th June 2013. The Libertarian Alliance organizes a meeting on every second Monday of the Month at The Institute of Education, off Russell Square – student bar, Room S13, Thornhaugh Street , London , WC1B 5EA. The meetings are free of charge and everyone is welcome. Coming along is highly recommended. More information can be found here. (more…)