Today we’re speaking with Ricky Roberts, an interesting and complex man who’s experienced many major changes and difficult hurdles in his life. Up until 2016, Ricky was gay... Just kidding. He was a democrat; he’s still very much gay. But in today’s political arena, it seems like the two are one and the same. However, Ricky broke the mold, become one of the original members of the #WalkAway campaign; a group encouraging people on the Left to walk away from the divisive tenets endorsed and mandated by today’s Democratic Party.
After surviving a brain tumor removal at age 8, Tory Wachtel stronger than ever, and ready to challenge the world and their flawed ideas. He is the host of the UnUseful Idiots Podcast and today he joins me to discuss labels, voting, niche perspectives on modern-day politics and society, the quagmire that is elections, how behaviors change as soon as politicians get into office, and how to effectively remove a government. Plus, a great analogy comparing government to a rock in a stream and how the water erodes that rock incrementally over long periods of time.
My guest today is Theodore, a half-assed statist and the executive director of http://www.crowdfundedgovernment.com. He advocates for voluntarily funding public services without taxation; taking power out of lobbyist hands and handing it back to the people. Sounds like a potential move in the right direction, but as an anarcho-capitalist, I’m skeptical. I poke holes in his idea to change the way in which we handle funding of public services.
A few months back, I wrote a controversial post about abortion, commenting that an unborn child should have a chance at life even if the woman is raped. It was not well received. However, after recent events in Alabama, it seems I'm not the only one who feels this way. I’ve been turning this topic over and over in my mind. I decided to take a closer look at the rape-victim pro-choice point of view; as they say “her body, her choice;” trying to understand if there is a middle ground somewhere on this particular subject.