These are the slides and audio from the presentation I gave at UC San Diego, entitled, “Blue Republicans and the End of Left vs. Right”
Here’s the blurb
Robin Koerner, who coined the term “Blue Republican“, explains how the USA is being run under a politics of fear, resulting in a massive take-down of civil rights, an increase in militarism and an entrenchment of crony corporatism.
Democrats and Republicans are equally guilty.
Their areas of agreement (monetary system, interventionist foreign policy, anti-Bill of Rights etc.) are fundamental and often unspoken, and have done more to bring the US to its current state of crisis than any disagreements they have, which are mere distractions to the true rise of tyranny and elimination of our Constitutional Republic.
Robin redraws American politics as divided not between Left and Right – an illusory divide – but between (classical) liberal and illiberal. He discusses the differences between how “Left” and “Right” (as usually defined) think, to find ways they can begin to speak in each other’s language to work together to reverse the tyranny that is being imposed by political and economic elites. He also challenges liberals to admit that the (state-driven, centralized) methods they have favored for decades have not – and cannot – deliver the social and economic justice they seek, and he suggests a new approach for principled liberals.
Thanks to Josh Marxen for compiling the video and to Youth for Ron Paul, San Diego chapter, for sponsoring the event.