Whether you are an antigovernment libertarian* or a antiwar liberal, I highly recommend that you read Terry Jones’s book Terry Jones on the War on Terror. I got it off of Amazon for $2.00 used, with another dollar or two for shipping. I have read a lot of books and articles on the War on Terror. I have never before read a book, which is actually a collection of articles, which disassembles the absurdity of this war in such a clear way. Being that he was one of the founding members of Monty Python, who were all great bullshit detectors, it should come as no surprise. He’ll have you laughing the entire time, at least until you realize that the farce that he is describing is our lives. Comedy when done right is the ultimate form of truth telling. This is the kind of book that takes ideas that have already probably been percolating in your head, and brings them to the surface with the upmost clarity.
I’m actually surprised that the true libertarians and the liberals haven’t joined forces on a lot of issues concerning the long running War on Terror and the civil liberties that it has destroyed. I feel like this is one issue that certain elements of the right and left should be able to find unity. The fact that we still allow our government so much power over our lives because of this joke of a war is still beyond me. I would assume that between the antigovernment libertarians and the left wing that stands for protecting civil liberties, that we should be able to get some kind of movement on these issues if people were organized right. Not the first time that I’ve been confounded.
*I mean true libertarians. I do not mean the antigovernment Christian corporatists that just want to impose their form of government upon you. You know, the one that protects corporate interests over the rights of individuals and tells you what God to worship at the same time. I am a liberal. I personally only feel like libertarians are right half of the time, but I’m happy to find common cause with them when they are.