Liberty Speaks II Event – Oct. 8th and 9th
Rain or shine (event will be indoors if it rains)
Castle Hall, 16070 Henderson Rd., Goldsboro Maryland
Kids 12 and under free
‘Austrian Economics or Bust!’
‘Wherever there is complexity there is mythology’
Meet champions of freedom like Prof. Michael Rectenwald (last minute change to live remote appearance), Celia Farber, Spike Cohen, Antony Sammeroff , Caryn Ann Harlos, Reed Coverdale, Jorge Besada, Irene Mavrakakis, M.D., Prof. Walter Block (remote), and more, and hang out with some of the best informed people in economics, science and history.
A weekend of fun, music, art, food trucks, education and discussions on vital subjects relating to the economy, healthcare and peace in an outdoor setting at Castle Hall, a fully restored Revolutionary Era home on 6 acres of land in Goldsboro, Maryland.
Liberty Speaks founders Irene Mavrakakis M.D. and Jorge Besada got to discuss the event(vid) at the ‘Punk Rock Libertarians’ Podcast 10/3. Follow Punk Rock Libertarians on youtube, Facebook, twitter, podbean
Event Schedule (tentative). More speakers to come…
|Pre-recorded and other event-related or suggested content|
|Journalist/author Keith Knight helps us overcome ‘The Great Winston Churchill’ myth. Complete video, jump to Keith’s Churchill-related content, jump to Prof. Ralph Raico’s ‘Rethinking Churchill’ talk. |
Safe and Effective: A Second Opinion (2022) | Oracle Films
|Saturday Oct. 8|
|10:00 – 10:10 AM – Introductory Remarks – Event Themes: 1) Wherever there is complexity there is mythology, and 2) ‘Austrian Economics or Bust!’- Irene Mavrakakis, M.D. and Jorge Besada|
|10:10 – 11:00 – Jorge Besada – “How The World Works: An Easy Yet In-depth Introduction to Carl Menger and his ‘Austrian School of Economics”|
|11:00 – 11:10 – Bryan McCarthy, D.O.– “The Crisis In Western Healthcare”|
|11:10 – 11:30 – Dr. Paul Isaacs -“Suffering Rejection after Serving through the|
Pandemic; Standing for Faith and First Amendment Religious Rights”.
|11:30 – 12:15 – (live remote via zoom) Prof. Michael Rectenwald – The Great Reset Myth|
We are sorry that a last minute emergency has prevented Prof. Rectenwald from traveling to Goldsboro for in-person appearance as originally planned, but he will be able to present remotely.
|12:15 – 1:30 – Live Music – David R. Perry|
|1:30 – 2:15 – Caryn Ann Harlos – “And having done all… to stand” : You never know when a time of severe testing will come. It may never, but ordinary people exhibiting courage can and do make a difference. And if enough of us merely stand, we will change the world.|
|2:20- 2:25 – Cody McNutt – Candidate, U.S House of Representatives, Delaware At-Large District|
|2:25 – 2:50 – Prof. Walter Block – pre-recorded discussion on various errors and misunderstandings leading to Jew/Gentile conflicts. Also free-market history|
|2:50 – 3-35 – Jorge Besada – “Hitler’s intellectual errors (Socialism, racialism, anti-Semitism) and the vital need for Jews to properly understand them”|
|3:40 – 4:00 – Lemichael D. Wilson, Candidate for Governor Of Tennessee -“The Light Switch of Liberty: Together, We Can Turn it Back On”|
|4:00 – 4:15 – David Lashar, Candidate for Governor Of Maryland– “Keepers of the Flame and Bearers of the Torch”|
|4:15 – 5:15 – Antony Sammeroff – “The Emperor Wears No Scrubs” – Overview of various medical myths|
|5:15 – 6:15 – Q/A with Speakers|
|6:15 – 6:30 – Closing Remarks for Saturday.|
|6:30 – 7:00 – Ticketed small group conversations with individual speakers in various rooms|
|7:00 – 8:00 – Ticketed VIP meet and greet with available speakers, founders and venue owners.|
|7:00 – 9:00 – Karaoke, open-mic, free-market world-wide revolution plotting.|
|Sunday Oct. 9th|
|10:00 – 10:10 AM – Introductory Remarks – Irene Mavrakakis, M.D. and Jorge Besada|
|10:10 – 10:35 – Irene Mavrakakis, M.D. – “The Sovietification of American Medicine: Fauci as America’s Trofim Lysenko”|
|10:35 – 10:45- Brittany Kosin, R.N, Emergency Room Nurse and Candidate for Pennsylvania State Representative. “The Past, The Present, and The Future of Medical Freedom and Mental Health Reform”|
|10:45 – 10:50 – Chris Dalton, Candidate for Delaware State Senate District 21- “Serving up Liberty”|
|10:50 – 11:50 – Celia Farber – “An Uncensored History of HIV”|
|11:50 – 12:00 – Break, Open-Mic. Political candidates and/or physicians speaking on medical censorship|
|12:00 – 1:30 – Lunch – Music|
|1:30 – 2:30 – Spike Cohen – “Cultivating a Culture of Liberty” – The need to grow the liberty movement by focusing at the local level, finding people who are being harmed by government, helping them organize to get justice, and using it as an opportunity to demonstrate to the community that statism caused this problem and liberty fixes it.|
|2:30 – 3:00 – Mike Ter Maat, Libertarian Presidential Candidate – “A Gold New Deal: Changing the Relationship Between Us and Our Government”|
|3:00 – 3:10 – Dan Fishman– “Liberty Listening vs Liberty Messaging”|
|3:10 – 3:25 – Duane Lester – “What If Government Didn’t Do That?”|
|3:25 – 3:35 – Dayl Thomas -Secretary of Rank The Vote Delaware. “Ranked Choice Voting”|
|3:35 – 4:20 – Reed Coverdale – “Libertarian Zionism” : Providing concrete solutions to the Israeli/Palestinian and Russia-Ukraine conflicts by understanding freedom/privatization/decentralization and also discussing the great progress that has already been made along these lines with the Free State Project in New Hampshire.|
|4:20 – 4:50 – Jorge Besada – “Economic Ignorance as the Source of Racial Problems, the Nonsense of Critical Race Theory and today’s ‘intellectual leaders'”|
|5:00 – 6:00 – Q/A with Speakers|
|6:00 – 6:30 – Closing Remarks|
|6:30 – 9:00 – Karaoke, open-mic, free-market world-wide revolution plotting.|
Where: Castle Hall, 16070 Henderson Rd., Goldsboro Maryland
When: Saturday October 8 & 9, 2022
Guests can take advantage of the myriad of hotels, airbnb’s, and campgrounds in the surrounding Delaware and Maryland areas. Tents (20 spaces) and RVs (10) are welcome to camp out on Castle Hall’s grounds for an extra fee (no RV hookup on Castle Hall’s grounds) Subscribe to our mailing list for speaker and event updates. Vendor site sign ups available on the eventbrite site. Advertising in the online program for the event and sponsorship opportunities are available for purchase. Email us at email@example.com for more information.
Please read the following description of the theme and mission of this Historic Event.
Imagine you had a time machine and went back in time about 300 years to Salem, Massachusetts during the famed Salem witch trials where 19 women were hanged for witchcraft, and told people that the world could function much better if there was no slavery, that women should have the same rights and freedoms as men, that homosexuality should not be criminalized and seen as part of homo sapiens, and that six million years ago we had a common ancestor with chimpanzees (we’ll assume they know what chimps are). People would see you as some devilish monstrosity spreading heretical ideas and quickly “conspire” to kill you. Would this mean that the people of the time were somehow dumb or malicious? Or members of some “vast conspiracy” of “bad guys” or “special interests” intent on taking away your freedoms? Of course not. The people would be fellow homo sapiens acting based on the prevailing myths and incentive structures of the times. If by our modern standards pretty much everything about how people saw the world 300 years ago could be understood as myths, in other words, as “widely held but false beliefs or ideas”, why should we not be open to the idea that we too are likewise immersed in mythology?
Since myths are ideas, how do we discover the best ideas, determine their validity, usefulness and spread them? How do we discover the best information with which to guide our actions and order mankind?
Among numerous great free-market economists of the so-called ‘Austrian School’ ,1974 Nobel Laureate F.A. Hayek(Mick Jagger’s favorite economist), in some of his seminal writings like ‘The Use of Knowledge in Society’ and the aptly titled ‘Competition as a discovery procedure’ helped us realize that the economic competition which emerges from people’s freedom to choose among competing alternatives or ideas is how we motivate the discovery and spread of superior information and subsequent order throughout society. This process of ‘competitive knowledge discovery’ inadvertently turns mankind into a global supercomputer as entrepreneurs via the companies they create are motivated to innovate and have to copy and thus spread each other’s innovations due to billions of minds freely trading their life-sustaining wealth for what they calculate to be best.
Coercion, whether it is by the patriarchy, slave-master, Church, and ultimately government, is not only a burden to those being coerced, but also destroys this wonderful mechanism of ‘competitive knowledge discovery’ which is what has discovered and spread the superior information which replaced erroneous mythology and continuously reordered mankind into increasingly more technologically advanced, productive, and prosperous states. This helps us understand how as the coercive and thus competition-immune-monopolistic decision-making power of the Catholic Church was reduced and individual freedom increased in Europe so did emerging ‘competitive knowledge discovery’ and resulting technological advancements thus taking Western civilization to prominence, but as the social order got mind-bogglingly complex in the late 1800s and Socialist-competition-immune-Central-Planning mythology arose, freedom and emerging ‘competitive knowledge discovery’ was destroyed leading to immense suffering and technological stagnation in Communist countries like the former Soviet Union and pre-Capitalist China.
The complexity of the biochemical order also leads to mythology in medicine. A simple look at the history of medical treatments easily shows how most medical treatments throughout history preached by the “experts” of the time have been based on myths that did far more harm than good with the recent CovidMania as a perfect example. History too is a complex field and is also understandably plagued with mythology. For example, most countries have myths about how their prior presidents and ‘great leaders’ were always righteous while everyone they fought were the ‘bad guys’ or ‘evildoers’. “Our troops fight for freedom and justice while our enemies commit atrocities” is a very popular myth that re-emerges in various wars/etc. All wars must be based on myths which deviate from the truth that all human beings are fellow homo sapiens who can maximize prosperity by peaceful cooperation in the global free-market. For example, in the USA we live under the myth that the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor because they were some sinister brutal conquerors. As president Truman mentions in a letter to Samuel McCrea Cavert, General Secretary of The Churches of Christ in America, “The only language they seem to understand is the one we have been using to bombard them. When you have to deal with a beast you have to treat him as a beast. It is most regrettable but nevertheless true.”
At the Liberty Speaks 2 event we will discuss:
- How out of the complexity of the social and biochemical orders we get myths in economics, medicine, and history
- How government’s competition-immune coercion inadvertently helps sustain myths
- How vital it is that citizens understand how not only is liberty needed to shield us from tyranny but to allow the emergence of the ‘competitive knowledge discovery’ that helps us discover superior information.
- Discussion on Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Its history, ramifications, and proposed concrete solutions.