Monthly Archives: July 2011

United States Pirate Party: The Current State of Affairs

Source:   US Pirate Party (from e-mail sent to Ryan Brennan, editor & webmaster of,  July 23, 2011)

The United States Pirate Party (USPP) has finalized the election of Party officers in an open election held July 14, 2011.

The election was delayed due to several reasons including a recent malware attack on the webservers hosting the official Party’s website ( and the apparent absence of several former officers. [read more]

Lee Wrights: The manufacture and manipulation of fear

“Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real.”
- Gen. Douglas MacArthur

by R. Lee Wrights

BURNET, Texas (July 23) – Fear is a very powerful emotion. Fear can paralyze you into inaction, or stampede you into doing things you would not ordinarily do. In certain situations fear can be beneficial; it can heighten [read more]

NY: Suffolk County Independence Party ignores local choice

In a move the chairwoman of its East Hampton chapter characterized as a “back room deal,” Zachary Cohen [non-Democrat/non-Republican] has been replaced by Bill Wilkinson [registered Republican] as the Independence Party candidate for East Hampton Town Supervisor. [read more]

Carlos A Rodriguez-Freedom Fest: Does it live up to the hype?

FREEDOM FEST: Does it live up to the hype?

This was my second year in a row attending Freedomfest in Las Vegas, Nevada.. The conference which bills itself as the “world’s largest gathering of free minds” is held yearly in mid July in [read more]

In NY: Socialist Workers Party submits signatures for special election for Congress

On July 13, the Socialist Workers Party submitted signatures to place its nominee for House on the ballot in New York’s special election set for September 13. No other group or independent candidate submitted a petition. There is still the potential for a Green Party candidate to enter the race through their party processes. [read more]