Free Talk Live Co-Host Mark Edge Officially Quits Over the Show’s Abysmal Advertise, Market, and Promote (AMP) Program

Long-time Free Talk Live co-host Mark Edge, who has been behind the talk show mike with fellow co-host Ian Freeman since the very first episode of FTL since 2002, has officially quit the show because of its abysmal number of subscribers to the Advertise, Market, and Promote (AMP) program. It has become both a surprise and shock to long-term FTL listeners who have frequented the show’s airwaves spending three hours live listening to the show as well as listening to the podcast via the show’s website and iTunes podcast link.

The segment, which features Mark’s announcement of his departure from the show, is actually a recorded one, which implies that it was recorded earlier and not discussed live during the show’s live broadcast. Why Mark and Ian chose to record it earlier and not converse about it live during the broadcast stream is unknown, but I suspect that Mark didn’t want to be inundated with phone calls about why he made the chose NOT to come back on the air after last night.

Here’s the video of Edge looking at his screen at the LRN studios while the pre-recorded segment was playing live on the air.

Here’s the audio version of that segment as well.

After that segment aired, the news of Edge’s resignation from the show immediately went viral on the libertarian blogosphere. Ian posted his erstwhile partner leaving the show on FreeKeene.com yesterday with the following blog entry:

Free Keene - Mark Edge Exits Free Talk Live's Airwaves Clip - 12-20-2015

When I confronted Mark on Facebook Messenger via Facebook‘s website yesterday, the exchange turned out to be this:

My Chat with Mark Edge About His Departure from Free Talk Live Clip- 12-20-2015

My Chat with Mark Edge About His Departure from Free Talk Live Part 2 Clip - 12-20-2015
The reasons that people are less inclined to subscribe to the AMP program, not “holding steady for many years” as Mark disingenuously puts it, are many, but one reason is not necessarily more paramount than the other. It’s nice that Mark is trying to peddle this image of FTL’s AMP program “holding steady for many years,” but if that were the case, he wouldn’t be bitching and complaining about the fact that he and Ian have alienated many of their subscribers within the last few years for a variety of reasons.

Let’s iron out the reasons, shall we?

  1. The condescending, insulting, and obnoxious “I-wanna-be-a-libertarian-although-I-am-not” asshole Christopher Cantwell. Thanks to Ian and Mark for allowing this to happen, self-glorifying celebritarian piece-of-shit asshole Christopher Cantwell destroyed the uniqueness, greatness, and distinctiveness that has made FTL an outstanding-produced live terrestrial/podcast show that once has brought people to listen to new ideas with enthusiasm and vigor. Other Internet talk radio shows, except for my show Liberty Cap Talk Live, lacked and never had from the beginning new ideas and a loving atmosphere of individuality that has always been a cultural, moral, and political tradition within the libertarian movement. Unlike the liberal and conservative shows, FTL’s refreshing perspectives created a new niche not only for libertarians but also people who were never libertarians but learned the ideas of liberty and thus evolved into natural libertarians.Cantwell effectively took a wrecking ball and demolished and pulverized the very foundation of the purity of the show that made it consistent. He effectively turned it into The Christopher Cantwell Show with Ian Freeman and Mark Edge, simply because he made it all about him. You weren’t allowed to have a difference of opinion with him. He consistently attacked the limousine Left, although I do concur with him on that. But when it came to the vile Right, he gave that team a free pass.Here’s the video to prove this:Here’s the audio of that version that should prove it more:It doesn’t even help that he had posted some negative posts consisting of racist tweets to a black Twitter user on his Twitter account, which resulted in bad publicity for him and his then-indefinite suspension from the show.That’s the biggest reason why the AMP subscribers and show listeners have felt alienated from the show and why they’ve abandoned it either in favor of other podcasts or doing something else. They hate the fact that Cantwell has destroyed every aspect of the show. They realize that Cantwell is not a libertarian, was never a libertarian, and will never be one because he’s a bitter, angry man who has an ulterior motive the size of a star becoming a supernova. Ian and Mark might as well have brought on Eric Dondero to be their co-host, considering he’s another example of a “I-wanna-be-a-libertarian-yet-I’m-not,” considering he hates Muslims
  2. Ian’s Arrogant Attitude. It doesn’t help that Ian’s arrogant attitude, which is not all that unusual because it’s been well-known over the years, hasn’t helped the show the slightest bit. Do people remember how he treated me when I called into his show to talk about Cantwell’s letter to the Free State Project in which he objected to being kicked out of the organization for his then-support for the State, including the Police State?Here’s Exhibit A:
  3. Choice of Co-Hosts. Finally, Ian’s choice of co-hosts ranging from asshats like Darryl W. Perry (who used to be a good friend of mine until he stopped talking to me on account of me for being a “drama queen”) have scathed FTL’s brand, not helping it at the very least. Other people who were co-hosts as well have ruined the good namesake of the show, but what’s done is done. There’s no use erasing it, because the stain can’t be removed. It’s there….for good.

 

Screenshots of Mark’s Departure from the Secret FTL & LRN Amplifiers Facebook Group

Yesterday, on the FTL & LRN Facebook group wall, Ian posted his blog post. This is what was posted as the following:

Mark Edge Exits Free Talk Live's Airwaves (Alternate Screenshot) Clipping Part 1 - 12-20-2015 Mark Edge Exits Free Talk Live's Airwaves Clipping Part 2 - 12-20-2015 Mark Edge Exits Free Talk Live's Airwaves Clipping Part 3 - 12-20-2015 Mark Edge Exits Free Talk Live's Airwaves Clipping Part 4 - 12-20-2015 Mark Edge Exits Free Talk Live's Airwaves Clipping Part 5 - 12-20-2015 Mark Edge Exits Free Talk Live's Airwaves Clipping Part 6 - 12-20-2015 Mark Edge Exits Free Talk Live's Airwaves Clipping Part 7 - 12-20-2015 Mark Edge Exits Free Talk Live's Airwaves Clipping Part 8 - 12-20-2015

 

Conclusion

It’s a sad time in the libertarian movement when you have a prominent figure in the movement — one who is well-known in the terrestrial radio/podcast show circuit and has been doing it for thirteen years — bemoaning about the fact that the AMP program isn’t what he wants it to be. He tells me that there are not “less people” and that AMP has been “holding steady for many years.” It can’t be doing that when you are experiencing diminishing returns on your investment and your listener base isn’t as solid as it used to be.

My message to Mark: don’t blame your former listeners and AMP subscribers for not giving enough to the show, for the lackluster performance of FTL, and for feeling alienated in light of a former co-host who has demonized good people in the movement who are doing their best to bring the ideas of liberty to them that they weren’t available fifty or sixty years ago.

Don’t blame them; blame yourself. You want more AMP subscribers? You want more listeners? Give them incentives to start donating and listening to your show. If your show ceases to be nuanced and entertaining, that’s on you, not your listenership. Jettison this whining bullshit and get your act together! If you want FTL to be bigger, better, and very successful, you need to work for it. Don’t insult your audiences; they are the reasons why you have a show. If you don’t get that, then FTL deserves to die, and you and Ian deserve to lose your jobs and get real jobs.

Good luck with whatever you do, Mark. What you decide is up to you. I just hope that what you’ve decided to do is worth it in the long run.

Update (12/21/2015): Since the publication of this blog piece, more responses in the secret FTL & LRN AMPlifiers Facebook Group have been added.

Here they are:

Update - Mark Edge Exits Free Talk Live's Airwaves (Alternate) Clipping - 12-21-2015 Update - Mark Edge Exits Free Talk Live's Airwaves Part 2 Clipping - 12-21-2015

I’ll continually update this blog piece if more people add their comments to this thread.

 

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Judge Andrew Napolitano and the Conservatarian Crowd on Planned Parenthood Allegedly “Selling” Fetal Body Parts Are Wrong

[This is a Facebook post of mine in which I explained in great detail of my view on the wrongheaded take by Judge Napolitano and the pro-Lew Rockwell and pro-Republican crowds that support him.]

As much as I passionately love Judge Andrew Napolitano, he’s wrong on the Planned Parenthood ruckus. What PP has inarguably done is donating fetal tissue for medical research. The price points would be higher if they were truly illegal.

It is, however, illegal for the organization to make a profit off of it. The revenue collected as a result of the transactions is mostly used for shipping and handling costs.

I love it when righteously indignant conservatives, most of whom are Christian and who claim to be pro-life and pro-“it’s-for-the-children” (when they are truly pro-death, meaning pro-dead men, women, and children in war-torn countries, especially in the Middle East and pro-capital punishment), claim that this isn’t a pro-life/choice matter, and yet it *IS* exactly that. They are clearly lying when they say that this has nothing to do with abortion, which is clearly about that issue, considering they are colossally obsessed with it. More to the point, they are just as obsessed with it as they are obsessed with Big Business, organized religion, and guns. (I can’t object to the latter because I’m pro-Second Amendment/pro-gun, but I used that to illustrate a paramount point of mine.)

Besides, if it weren’t about abortion or about being pro-life or pro-choice, then why even care about these transactions in the first place? I can explain that. They’re doing so to score points on the political meter and to bolster their chances of securing the White House in 2016 on Election Day, because it is a convenient campaign issue for them.

It’s funny that conservatives and, sadly enough, even some libertarians like some of the bloggers on Lew Rockwell are making an issue out of this matter when I don’t hear a peep from them constantly about how the Red Cross donates blood for blood transfusions at hospitals and other medical facilities and uses its transacted revenues to cover the costs of shipping and handling. And yet somehow that is all fine and dandy when it serves some political purpose for them entirely.

That part of the matter falls into taxpayer subsidies for these organizations and charities. Conservatives wail about the use of taxpayer funding for abortion and other services that could be completely covered by private donors. Fine, they have a point there. One third of federal funding goes to PP for its operations, and that funding should be yanked completely. So I concur with the Right that people shouldn’t be forced – at gunpoint – to fund an organization that goes against their beliefs, whether those convictions are secular-based or religious-based.

Yet only 2 percent of the American Red Cross‘s funding is subsidized by the government via federal grants. I realize that is minuscule compared to PP’s contributions, but the percent of federal grants really doesn’t matter. Why is it wrong when the PP gets a third of federal funding, and yet it’s ok that the American Red Cross gets roughly 2 percent of taxpayer funding at taxpayers’ expense. It doesn’t matter if it gets less funding than PP or what have you. Taxpayer funding shouldn’t be used for any organization, domestic or international. And yet the wing nuts turn a blind eye to that mess.

What about Catholic Charities? According to LRC blogger Laurence Vance, 65 percent of federal funding goes to that charity. Where’s the conservative outrage over that bullshit? Why are federal tax dollars being allocated to that organization which gets more money than PP does?

It’s funny how hypocrisy and demagoguery supplant ethics and morality for the needs and wishes of right-wingers who think they have cornered the market on family values and the moral fibers of communities when they really don’t.

Sadly even Rand Paul and his father Ron Paul act like they are taking the moral high ground on this uproar when they are just grandstanding and showboating in order to prove their need for relevancy.

I still say “Fuck You!” to the Democrats, but I would like to extend that sentiment to the Republicans, including the so-called “libertarian” crowd like Christopher Cantwell and all the conservatarians whose phony outrage over this issue is enough to bring about real climate change.

*Update 08-01-2015: Self-proclaimed libertarian author and talk radio talking head Tom Woods messaged me yesterday at 12:47 a.m. EST in which he was butt-hurt over the fact that I initially listed him in the final paragraph of my Facebook post and linked him as well.

Here are the following posts I took from my phone screenshots:

Tom Woods1

Tom Woods2

 

Tom Woods3

I admit I made a mistake when I had no evidence that he took the anti-Planned Parenthood/anti-donating fetal tissue side. Thus, I was wrong. And, because I admitted to him I was wrong, I did apologize to him. That being said, at the end of the day, when all is said and done, still he didn’t have to come off as belligerent and combative about it in my opinion.

But that’s me.

*Update #2 8-01-2015: Hours after I blogged my Facebook post on here including what I wrote about Tom Woods, Woods himself, who seems to have a colossal chip on his shoulder and a massive axe to grind, messaged me on Facebook nearly two hours ago at 9:01 a.m. EST today, in which he was upset that I referred to him being “a self-proclaimed libertarian” who was “butt-hurt” that I listed him initially in my FB post in the final paragraph.

Here are the first three pics:

TomWoodsFollowUpPic1 TomWoodsFollowUpPic2 TomWoodsFollowUpPic3

As I was responding to his complaint, I noticed the following:

TomWoodsFollowUpPic4 TomWoodsFollowUpPic5
As soon as I responded in a pissed-off fashion, he then blocks me, never letting me finish my points. I was going to say the following to him:

As for your snarky response to me, in which you sarcastically and untruthfully labeled me “a classy guy,” you want to talk about who’s truly a “classy guy”? Were you being a “classy guy” when you smeared Julie Borowski‘s critics who rightfully called her out on her “slut-shaming” of women for casual sex in her infamous  “Addressing the Lack of Female Libertarians” video in your book Real Dissent? (Yes, I’m referring to Token Libertarian Girl who gave herself that name, and nobody twisted her arm and made her do it.) I suppose in your world that it’s fine and dandy to toss morality around when it becomes convenient for you and Julie to do so, but when someone calls her out on it, you have to write a ridiculous chapter about it in the form of a “pro-Julie defense” that you mounted in your book.

In your chapter “The Central Committee Has Handed Down Its Denunciation” (Really, Tom? Really? What “central committee?”), you wrote of the author of a piece on the left-libertarian blog Bleeding Heart Libertarians titled “No Girls Allowed,” “I won’t go through the whole dreary, predictable thing, which you can for yourself.” (The author of the blog piece is Sarah Skwire, and I know that you know that, so let’s drop this “the author” business, because it’s condescending and insulting to the Nth degree. I even relayed to her what was written by you on my blog on my Facebook wall at the time on December 7, 2014. She even called you “actively rude,” Tom, which is true; you were exactly that.) Classy guy, huh?

And then you wrote, “Among other things, Julie’s critics say she ‘slut shames women who engage in casual sex.’ (Shows how sheltered I am; evidently there are people in the world who use the phrase ‘slut shames.’) Doesn’t Julie know that such behavior, far from being a ’cause for shame,’ is just one of the ‘complex choices that smart, thoughtful women can and do make.’?” That’s something you would expect to hear from conservatives like Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, and Dana Loesch, Tom, and not a true-blue dye-in-the-wool libertarian. Classy guy, huh?

You even wrote, “Julie’s critics can’t conclude their attack without unbosoming the lasting trauma of the whole episode for them; today, because of Julie’s video, they’re ‘a little too embarrassed to admit” they’re libertarians. Poor babies. To my knowledge, they have not expressed any embarrassment when libertarians have (for example) gratuitously insulted the religious beliefs of tens of millions of Americans in crude and ignorant ways. I suppose that’s designed to bring people into the fold?” Wow, you “sure are a class guy,” Tom.

No, Tom, that’s where you’re wrong on this. The reason that Julie’s critics like Sarah are ‘a little too embarrassed to admit’ they’re libertarians is not because of their inability to “conclude their attack without unbosoming the lasting trauma of the whole episode for them” or, “because of Julie’s video, they’re just ‘a little too embarrassed to admit’ they’re libertarians.” They’re a little embarrassed to be libertarians because of people in the right-libertarian world like you are politically correct just like many of the left-libertarian, mutualist, and limousine liberals happen to be politically correct. They’re tired of the unadulterated bullshit that your side pulls on women who didn’t set out to judge every heterosexual male in the real world and the entire marketplace as well as the marketplace of ideas. They’re ashamed of being associated with guys like you who sit in judgment of people, who, in your worldview, must be controlled and told what to believe, think, say, and do, because their true libertarian spirit of independence is a clear-cut threat to your brutalist libertarian ways. Still a classy guy, aren’t you Tom?

This malarkey that you spewed about libertarians “insulting the religious beliefs of tens of millions of Americans in crude and ignorant ways” is deplorable, condescending, arrogant, and pathetic. I say this because you never provided links and examples to buttress your talking points there, Tom. I don’t know that many libertarians who have “insulted the religious beliefs of tens of millions of Americans in crude and ignorant ways.” How were the “religious beliefs of tens of millions of Americans” demonized and vilified “in crude and ignorant ways,” Tom? You just made a smear against thousands of libertarians by accusing them of such things – a statement of yours which is false, because you have *ZERO* evidence to prove at your disposal. Therefore, you just wrote a baseless lie in your book, which you never exemplified and demonstrated in great detail in that damn chapter of your book.

Even if it were true that many libertarians have done such a thing, and I’ve seen no evidence in recent years on Facebook, Twitter, in books put out by many top libertarian authors, bloggers, et cetera that libertarians have committed these transgressions against “tens of millions of Americans in crude and ignorant ways,” most of the statements have been made (which have been made by a few libertarians and limousine liberals) about many religious conservatives, especially when it comes to true libertarian matters of marriage equality, the War on Drugs, and the War on Poverty. They even include conservative matters like nationalism, jingoism, anti-immigration populism, imposition of religious morality by the Religious Right (for decades), and the neoconservative foreign policy of interventionism and outright colonialism, which those “tens of millions” of “religious Americans” do support all the way. Those “tens of millions of Americans” for whom you’re sticking up, Tom, are against true freedom of religion. They favor freedom of Christianity. Any other religion, or lack thereof, does not apply.

How about Buddhists, Tom? Zen Buddhists? Druids? Wiccans and other Pagans who follow polytheism and a libertarian belief in free markets, private charity, the rule of law, and environmental protection via private property rights? Has it ever occurred to you that your side has insulted our side as well? I can think of hundreds of thousands, even millions, of Americans, on the other hand, who follow those belief systems who have been insulted, demonized, and vilified in “crude and ignorant ways,” but somehow that becomes conveniently overlooked by righteously indignant and judgmental cronies in your team who must think that it is perfectly, morally, and ethically acceptable to do such things. As a practicing Wiccan myself, I’ve seen Wiccans judged, assaulted, harmed, and threatened by religious fundamentalist Christians, one of whom was a 12-year-old girl, a practicing Wiccan herself, who committed suicide in 2001 because she was bullied by her classmates in one of the government schools which she was coerced to attend. Where were the Christians on your team when it came to that? I thought so.

Still a classy guy, Tom?

I thought so.

Christopher Cantwell’s Public Relations and Political Downfall On The Heels of His Racist-Fueled Twitter Tweet, and So On

Self-glorifying “libertarian/anarchist” a.k.a. celebritarian Christopher Cantwell (also an militantly atheistic asshole to boot) never lets an opportunity go to waste. He’s a self-promoting egomaniac who, among other things, is a soulless attention whore and who has invaded the libertarian “movement” within the last few years for his own self-serving, self-aggrandizing, and self-interested reasons. Not only that, he is a bona fide welfare queen begging for and securing funds from “activists” and “supporters” in his circle and bloviate on his blog for no other legitimate, justifiable reason other than to shoot off his mouth and make himself out to be the Perez Hilton of the Anarchist side of the libertarian “movement.”

Never once in my lifetime would I encounter a self-professed “Anarchistic, militantly atheistic asshole” who is also a sexist and misogynistic and, not to mention, a racist all rolled into one. Is the act of being a misogynist, a sexist, and an asshole a violation of the Non-Aggression Principle? No, it is not. But it is unethical, immoral, and anti-libertarian in its own heart, body, mind, and soul. Are these things violations of libertarian principle? No, they are not. Libertarians who are racist, sexist, and misogynistic have a legal right to espouse such dreadful and disgusting views and are free to express those views as they are protected by the First Amendment (in which case the government has no legal and constitutional right to prevent them from expressing such abominable ideas). But just because they are not indications of the violation of libertarian principles and the NAP does not mean that, from a purely ethical, moral, and pro-freedom standpoint, we should be tolerant of these things, whether the individual in question who professes such things truly believes them to be good things or not. That doesn’t mean we *HAVE* to agree with said viewpoints, nor do we need to do such things.

And just because sexism, misogyny, and racism don’t violate the principles of libertarians and the Non-Aggression Principle doesn’t mean they should be accepted as mainstream conventional wisdom in our society. So where does that leave us with Cantwell and his buffoonish statements, given the truth that he is simply and largely a soul-sucking pinhead?

It’s no secret that Cantwell is no stranger to controversy. What makes it worse is that now he told when he was hosting his new radio show titled Radical Agenda on May 15, 2015, in which he didn’t mince any words on M.K. Lords, who is the co-host on Freedom Feens.* (*Note: I will explain momentarily here.)

Here’s what Lords described on the Freedom Feens radio show:

On his website, Cantwell posts the following:

Christopher Cantwell's Blog Post Clip 1 - Radical Agenda EP009 - Josie's Tales, Police Cooperation

On his radio show, of course, he was going to discuss an incident (which he successfully did) in which he nearly “killed someone” over an altercation on a side street, in which he claims to have been armed with and brandishing a loaded sidearm that turned out to be a .38 Caliber Revolver that featured a laser sight (meaning that, anytime you aim the gun at someone, a red dot would appear on the target’s body.

On his show, Cantwell says bluntly, condescendingly, and snarkily in a drab fashion:

But what you’re about to hear is the reason that to me in no small shortage of instances, a female voice is nothing but noise. There are certain things you’re never gonna be able to understand, and that’s perfectly fine. I don’t expect you to understand them. Uhhh, I hope you never do understand them, because for you to understand them would be that we live in a terrible, terrible awful place that, that I would, uh, I would absolutely abhor. I, I think it would be absolutely sick if you understand, uh, what this woman is speaking in ignorance of, so let me play this clip and we’ll go from there.

This is what he stated on his horrible, God-and-Goddess-forsaken radio show in which he called Lords “this fucking, worthless rancid bitch.” How insulting this little prick can be!

It’s amusing to see how much regurgitation of his bullshit he spews on his show on a daily basis, as if it’s supposed to mean something genuine, thought-provoking, palatable, witty, poignant, and intriguing. All the same it’s ridiculous. In this episode, he says he “won’t mention the show” – meaning, he “refuses” to reveal the name of the show to which he listens daily and “the people in it” – meaning, the woman who serves as a co-host on it (but we all know it’s Meghan Kellison Lords), but it becomes more idiotically laughable as it proceeds.

He then says that he has “a clip from Freedom Feens” that he’s “going to play,” and it features “a woman by the name of M.K. Lords.” Wait a second? Just a second ago, Cantwell, you said you wouldn’t “mention the show” but you end up doing so anyway? You said you wouldn’t “name the people in it,” but you just mentioned Lords’ name on the air? Are you kidding me? Do you have a screw loose? Are you that vapid and stupid, for the Gods’ sake? Really? Really?

I don’t know about anyone else, but this man is both a textbook head case and a freak if he thinks he say one thing, and then not contradict himself a few seconds later like no one in this universe wouldn’t notice it. Yeah right, Cantwell, give me a break!

When he says that ladies have “female privilege” and that they are “noise,” he is showing his sexist and misogynistic colors right there. Ladies don’t have “female privilege,” and they aren’t “noise.” Their concerns about violence in the real world in which we live are valid too. Who is he is dictate this to? Does he have to resort to the level of douche-baggery and set the bar so low that libertarian women like Lords and everyone else have to ignore this crap that is highly pervasive in society and in the libertarian movement – that is, crap dictating how men and women should live their lives and how they should deal with situations in a politically-correct Cantwell style sort of way, that it’s permissible to treat women and men like dogs just because they happen to disagree with him?

CANTWELL’S RACIST TWITTER TWEETS

The racist-fueled tweets were reflected in his blog post on his blog following his “indefinite suspension” from Free Talk Live over the postings of his Twitter tweets which were racist entirely.:

Christopher Cantwell's Blog Post Clip 1 - Radical Agenda EP010 - My Anthony Cumia Moment

Now Cantwell is lying here. A black man didn’t take issue with his sexist response – at least not initially. He took issue with a Cantwell-inflated politically-correct statement in which Cantwell stated the following:

Christopher Cantwell's Racist Tweets on Twitter - Whiteboy or Cracker Tweet - May 19, 2015
He was goading black Americans into attacking him on Twitter, thus trying to get them into a Twitter tweet war. What was Cantwell trying to achieve here? What’s his major encore? Standing outside of Lords and this black individual’s cars and pouring sugar and salt into their gas tanks? After all, what is simply wrong with him?

What did he think he was trying to accomplish with that crack of his? By saying “whiteboy” and “cracker” and that he “expected equal outrage from the [social justice warrior] community,” he opened a Pandora’s box which he can’t ever close at all. He invited racism into the talking discussions, and that solves nothing. The only thing it accomplishes is that it exposes Cantwell’s collectivistic, “I’m-superior-next-to-you-so-take-it-like-a-man-or-a-woman,” State-worshipping, social engineering, statist mindset of which he will never be rid.

Then a black individual responds with the following racially-charged statement, taking Cantwell’s bait:

A Black Man's Response to Cantwell on Twitter - May 19, 2015

Of course @HeckPhilly posted eight other responses before that last tweet, making the above-mentioned tweet his 9th. Here are some of those tweets:

A Black Man's Responses to Cantwell on Twitter Part 1 Clip 1 - May 19, 2015

A Black Man's Responses to Cantwell on Twitter Part 2 - Clip 2 - May 19, 2015

Then Cantwell unveils the ultimate tweet that reveals how truly evil and disgusting it is and how he thinks:

Christopher Cantwell's Racist Tweets on Twitter - Part 2 Clip 2 - May 19, 2015

Well, if you’re gonna be a race-baiting, sexist-baiting, and misogynist-baiting asshole, at least be honest about it. But it seriously damages the movement entirely.

As Wendy McElroy recently told me about her sentiments about Cantwell in a private exchange via email:

My Chat with Wendy Elroy Via Email Snippet

FREE TALK LIVE’S RESPONSES AND CANTWELL’S DELIBERATE NON-APOLOGY

Of course, Cantwell didn’t waste any time going on his show justifying why he did what he did, and this is AFTER he was “indefinitely suspended” from Free Talk Live. That’s what he’s been doing this whole time. He’s not apologetic about what he’s said. Here’s what he says on his show:

Then FTL’s Ian Freeman and Mark Edge responded to the entire situation. In fact, they’ve discussed this on their show on May 20, 2015.

CONCLUSION

This is Christopher Cantwell’s public relations and political downfall in the worst possible light. He makes himself look so bad that he has no business being in a political movement that embarrasses libertarians like me in the worst possible way.

This is what I wrote on Twitter to weigh in on this travesty:

My Tweets on Cantwell Part 1 Clip 1 - 05-22-2015 My Tweets on Cantwell Part 2 Clip 1 - 05-22-2015 My Tweets on Cantwell Part 3 Clip 1 - 05-22-2015 My Tweets on Cantwell Part 4 Clip 1 - 05-22-2015

This is Twitter user d’onna aiko a.k.a. @dmoneyinthecutt‘s response to me.

d'onna aiko's Tweets to Me - 05-22-2015

Today, Cantwell decided to level a couple of slams against me, which d’onna and a Twitter follower named Independent Actor (@GummyNerds) decided to retweet and favorited on their ends.

Christopher Cantwell's Twitter Attacks Aimed Against Me Part 2 Clip 1 - 05-24-2015 Christopher Cantwell's Twitter Attacks Aimed Against Me Part 1 Clip 1 - 05-24-2015

 

This is what Cantwell is referring to. I made the mistake of calling him, because at the time I was taking his side on the recent Brad Spangler ruckus in which he molested his daughter in 2004, a matter which he revealed on Facebook and, for the longest time, became persona non-grata. I’d rather not go into detail over that mess, because the libertarian movement was at war with itself, and I had been the subject of colossal scrutiny, which I’d rather not discuss now and in the foreseeable future.

Here’s the voicemail to which Cantwell referred, in which I offered an olive branch. I tried to reach out to him and be civil to him, only that he decided on his end to take that olive branch, snap it into a shitload of pieces, and throw them back to me like they didn’t matter.

Of course, this was before I found out what a racist scumbag this maniacal dipshit was, but I should’ve known better. It was a one-shot deal. And now it’s been rescinded.

Remember, we are discussing the same Cantwell who not only argued for killing government agents, but also was kicked out of the Free State Project. This is the same Cantwell who said last year that Michael Brown deserved to be shot and deserved to die by the hands of Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. Cantwell, while labeling former Center for a Stateless Society (C4SS) co-founder Brad Spangler as a “lefty kid toucher” because of his confession of molesting his daughter when she was young and inappropriately used politics as the ends to justify his own means to further his “what popularity?” popularity in the “movement.” When Brad’s daughter read Cantwell’s piece, she responded vehemently and angrily, wrongly (although understandably) blaming her father’s actions on “rape culture” and “the Patriarchy.”** (**Additional Note: I was attacked for naming the victim, but she was an adult, not a child, and, because of her age being an adult, she no longer fit into the parameters of not naming the victim – ones that entail protecting the identity of a victim who was underage, and Brad’s daughter no longer fit that profile. Childifying a problem isn’t going to solve it; it’ll send a message, saying that you are now and always a victim, and you will go to your grave as a victim.)

As soon as she responded to Cantwell’s piece, Cantwell replied, attacked her for being a loony leftist on Free Talk Live, solely on the basis of her “anti-rape culture” and “anti-Patriarchy” screeds that she put out. Incidentally, that was the same day M.K. Lords chided Cantwell for writing about her. I believe it was an ill-advised move on his part, but he’ll do whatever he wants to do.

Cantwell is a disease to humanity. Worse, there’s nothing human about the man. And maybe this exposure of his true colors for what and whom he really is what we all need to see.

And maybe….just maybe we can heal from that all of that.

Christopher Cantwell’s Blazingly Stupid Facebook Post Put Up on May 18, 2015

“Libertarian/anarchist” a.k.a. celebritarian Christopher Cantwell put up this following blazingly stupid message on his wall under his Facebook account:

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I posted this on my FB wall with the following text:

 

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Here’s my screenshot of what was taken on Christopher Cantwell’s Facebook feed. There’s more to his stupidity than meets the eye.

I want to thank Avens O’Brien and Sharon Presley for their outstanding insights into the lunacy of this dickhead. I’ve been warning people for months about him. And I don’t care what Ian Freeman and Mark Edge had to say about this asshat on their airwaves. They can make all the excuses they want. I will go easy on Darryl W. Perry because he has been critical of Cantwell on Free Talk Live.

[H/T goes to Avens O’Brien for posting this on her wall.]