Tonight’s the Bitcoin debate (8pm at Muchmore’s, 2 Havemeyer St., just three blocks east of the very first L subway stop into Brooklyn, which is Bedford Ave.). You can (and should!) RSVP on Facebook here and read my Bitcoin-defending debate foe Sander Hicks’ blog entry about it here.
And if you’re the kind of subversive troubled by Adam Kokesh being held without bail, Bradley Manning getting a mixed verdict, and Edward Snowden having to seek asylum in Russia (all just in the past few weeks), you might take some consolation in knowing that promo videos for full-blown fascist parties are still relying upon bad techno music.
I, of course, am slightly more mainstream than at least some of the above and am just hoping that more Republicans react (like Sarah Palin the other day) by saying they’re on “Team Rand” when 2016 rolls around -- instead of joking, like the useless John McCain, about being torn about whether they’d vote for Hillary Clinton or Rand Paul.
Go on, really, vote for Hillary, neoconservatives. It will make the sad, disastrous, century-long history of bipartisan Progressivism so much simpler to write.
Still: a Rand Paul presidential nomination would surely lock up the libertarian vote, much as a minuscule band of purists might quibble -- so the interesting hypothetical in my mind now is whether there’s a moderate-seeming yet libertarian-compatible running mate for him, perhaps Midwestern, perhaps a governor with a good track record. And as it happens, there are a few, including former governor Mitch Daniels.
Against Hillary, it’d certainly help if the running mate were female as well (I already know Republican women saying they’d defect to vote in the first female president), but you can’t have everything -- and Daniels has had enough martial troubles we might be able to talk him into a sex change. Gotta think strategically here as well as philosophically.