Kathy Zhu, Conservapedia, and Politics as Social Clubs

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Ellie McFarland | @El_FarAwayLand

Recently, right-wing commentator and former Miss World America Kathy Zhu (@PoliticalKathy) burned down social media with her controversial statements about the state of modern conservatism in politics.

Zhu tweeted, “You don’t have to be traditional to believe in freedom and liberty. You can go to EDM concerts, you can smoke weed, you can own 6 cats, you can have colored hair, you can have piercings/tattoos, you can be vegan, you can care about the environment. It’s cool to be a conservative.”

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YouTuber Sargon of Akkad runs for European Parliament as member of UKIP

Peyton Gouzien | @PGouzien

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) has selected YouTuber Sargon of Akkad to be a candidate in the European Parliament election. Carl Benjamin, who goes by Sargon of Akkad on YouTube was selected from a pool of “190 potential candidates” according to comments from UKIP’s leader, Gerard Batten. Additionally, Mr. Batten cites Sargon’s selection for candidacy as “UKIP’s priority to have MEPs who will fight to make Brexit happen.”. Mr. Benjamin has been an outspoken critic of the European Union and supporter of Brexit, main traits of UKIP.

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“Everything the Government Does is Socialism”: A Child’s Guide to Libertarianism

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Jack Parkos | @laissez_faire76

Libertarians promote free-market capitalism and little to no government interference in the economy. We oppose government control over the economy. Further, we oppose Marxist ideologies like communism and socialism. One problem with libertarians, however, is their false usage of the term “socialism“. Libertarians label things as “socialist” regardless of whether they are inherently socialist. This characterization hurts the movement.

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A Populist Battle in the 2020 Election

Jack Parkos | @Laissez_Faire76

As of now, there are 18 Democrats running for the primaries in the 2020 election. Furthermore, Bill Weld has announced that he will challenge Trump in 2020. Although it’s early, it appears that the big candidates for the election are Donald Trump for the Republicans and Bernie Sanders for the Democrats. Both Trump and Sanders have been labeled as “radical” and “anti-establishment” by many in the “establishment”.  The establishment, which, is dying. The old politics of neoliberalism and neoconservatism are being replaced by a new generation. This generation is embracing a new ideology-populism. This is happening on both the left and right sides of the political spectrum.

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