Author of The Royal Green series

By the time I was of voting age in Austin, Texas, I was a pro War-on-Terror hawkish Republican with an ‘ends justify the means’ authoritarian nightmare of a worldview.

Voting for the first time in the 2010 ‘Tea Party’ wave of Republicans to unironically support ‘small government’ helped expose me to some real limited government talk, including Ron Paul who kept saying things that contradicted a lot of my core beliefs, but I wasn’t ready yet and voted Romney in 2012.

It was only later through storytelling, both being exposed to more fiction with themes of liberty (Atlas Shrugged, of course, being one, but honestly even Game of Thrones had a libertarianizing effect on me, as did many others), and especially in writing books of my own where I explored my own beliefs and wrestled with them, that I emerged out the other side a Libertarian. 

That soul searching process helped transform my values, and the information and research soon fell into place to prove the hard truths I had been unwilling to hear before about the War on Terror and many other subjects. 

My ‘patriotic’ hawkish ways were broken, and I had a better war, one of peace and true liberty, to fight for. I was your classic ‘guy on villain’s team has change of heart and turns to the side of the heroes’ character. 

The Red/Blue, Left/Right, two-party system illusion was over for me. My hair began to truly flow Libertarian gold. I had stopped voting by 2014 but started voting Libertarian in 2016, joining the party soon after (reading articles from smart places like Cato, Reason Magazine, FEE, etc., and closely following smart people like Larry Sharpe and Justin Amash). 

For the last year or so I now consider myself in the ‘anarchist’ or ‘ancap’ or ‘voluntary society’ camp (in large part thanks to Spike Cohen and other radical candidates in the 2020 Libertarian primary process), but with much love and respect for the limited government minarchists of the movement and party. 

I see the minarchist wing as being more immediately viable and persuasive to the average voter and an important stepping stone to getting us to where I would like to see us.

Anyone looking to reduce government rather than expand it is an ally to me. I want to grow our tent and welcome as many liberty-minded people as we can to the party, regardless of where they are at on every particular issue.

I spent a lot of 2020 on social media staying up all night trying to win people from the Left and Right to the cause, often through humor and memes, or waxing dark and poetic, usually ending with me crying into my whiskey (sometimes a Seabreeze or other cocktail) or else slamming a fist on my keyboard in frustration, but sometimes making a real breakthrough. 

I’ve spent some time since reflecting on what I got right and wrong promoting the Libertarian ticket and ideas, working on my persuasion abilities, and I’m looking to find where I can best apply my skills going forward.

What I learned however with my own experiences over the years was that sometimes people aren’t ready to hear something through conversation and debate on politics (we’ve all been ‘that guy’ at parties), but rather through storytelling, seeing the ideas and values expressed through characters they become emotionally attached to. 

I didn’t set out to write Libertarian fiction when I wrote my first books, but I could see the eyes of Liberty herself staring back at me through the pages by the time I finished them.

I want to write stories and characters that inspire others the way I was inspired through books/movies/graphic novels/video games that captured that spirit of love and rebellion against unjust authoritarian systems and powers. 

The more our ideas can influence the culture, the sooner we will start winning electorally and help turn this ship around and away from the looming rocks.

Or at least prepare a lifeboat. I’m still relatively new at being an advocate and have a lot more to learn. I am improving my craft and educating myself further, but every day that I can promote Libertarian voices and contribute my own either directly or through stories, I want to help the torch burn just a little bit brighter.

Kyle Anzalone

Found Ron Paul in ’09. I was a libertarian within a few months. Liberty Defined was a key book for me. I read my Rand, Rothbard, Sowell, Woods, Schiffs, and Camus over the next few years and was an AnCap by ’13.

I guess I’d call myself an ancap. The goal is to get people to understand the state is violence. Realistically, I’d like to see the empire end. Close as many military bases as possible, end sanctions, end drone strikes, end wars, bring troops home, end foreign aid, withdraw from NATO. 

I would like my country not to rule lives inside or outside of the US. I think the liberty movement must be cultural and political. It helps to have a libertarian presidential candidate.

But the real change will come when we change minds about the state, war, police, etc. That’s why I work at Antiwar.com and The Libertarian Institute.


Even as a child I despised arbitrary authority so you might say that I have always been a libertarian. Ideologically, I am a voluntaryist, although I am not against using politics as a form of self-defense.

The best-case scenario with the least amount of pain and suffering would be societal moves in the direction of freedom that replaced the need for government services, thereby eliminating them.

I think this could be entirely possible (through agorism, mutual aid, homeschooling, and charitable efforts, for example) but requires a great number of people to get on board.

Our current state of tyranny could serve to drive this or make it virtually impossible. We shall have to wait and see how it all pans out. Ultimately, my vision for the world would be one in which free markets and natural law rule, and society operated in a non-orchestrated, voluntary fashion.

I am involved in trying to make that happen in a number of ways and I coordinate with various groups on issues like homeschooling, community gardening, self-sufficiency, and education regarding libertarian ideas. 

I am currently working on a project called The Zen Libertarian. I appreciate that Self-Determination Advocates helps to advance these kinds of initiatives by providing them with exposure.

Jedi Hill (Alchemist Jedi)

I help Visionaries Fund their Vision by helping them overcome their fears!!!


JH: Nice to meet you, John. I am a big fan of people taking personal responsibility. What legacy do you intend to create?

JE: The blueprint for self-governance in the Information Economy.

JH: Blueprint for self-governance that might go along nicely with my New Atlantis Project.

JE: What is the New Atlantis Project?

JH: My vision is a world where everyone can thrive instead of fighting to survive. I plan on leading the world by creating an independent island country using the world’s plastic trash as its base.

As far as what I’d like to see happen in America is to win the Libertarian presidential nomination in 2024 along with the presidency so we can work on restoring freedom to the country.

JE: So, you are going to a gyre to collect the plastic and use solar to melt it?

JH: No, I’ll be shipping plastic waste to factories in order to recycle into giant lego-like blocks that will link together for the base of the island. Yes, I ran in 2020 for the libertarian presidential nomination and I plan to again in 2024.

JE: Why not just use fishing nets?

JH: People have tried that it’s not very efficient for the plastic collection. It’s faster to use the plastic trash gathered on land at the moment. What is your involvement with the libertarian party?

JE: Not much, in agorist mode now… how did you become a libertarian… may I ask?

JH: I never fit with the ideas of the duopoly and when Ron Paul ran for president he was the only one talking sense.

JE: When he ran as a republican? or libertarian?

JH: The 2008 run. I remember seeing him in 1988 but I was only 6 at the time so didn’t really understand it all back then. 

JE: I have heard that before…What is it about Ron Paul that reached you?

JH: Someone who also has a mind towards holistic health. eliminating the federal reserve and fiat currency. He was also the only peace candidate. Go back to the constitution and limit the power of government.

There were others but those we the big ones that caught my attention.

JE: Yes, I understand… May I ask your age? I am 65.

JH: 39

JE: Do you own a boat?

JH: No did some sailing when I was younger; hunting for a nice sailboat now.

JE: What do you think of the “Sailing the Farm” book and intentional community?

JH: That looks like an interesting book first I heard of it. I’m looking for an 80-100′ boat as 30′ is way too small for me.

JE: Here borrow my copy…


JH: Thank you for the book.

JE: What do think of the French Polynesia seasteading project?

JH: It was a nice try. I know they are now attempting to do something similar in Panama. Honestly, they need to be outside of the EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone) along one of the main shipping lanes if they want to make any real progress.

JE: If I were younger I would be a sea gypsy… start out with the Great Loop… then do the Caribbean… Would New Atlantis be stationary?

JH: No, it will be floating; the plan is to make it navigable like a ship.

JE: If I ever ran for president… I would do the great loop. stopping every day or so for a campaign stop… the boat would show the technology… like a moving museum. How can I help you?

JH: Think of who you know that might have engineering skills or has resources to help move things forwards.

JE: I could introduce you to Daniel E. Twedt. He has this vision for Permatrails… Many agorist have a single fixed location… These Permatrails would be a series of farms about a day’s journey apart.

What did you learn from your Presidential Campaign?

JH: That the libertarian party is just as corrupt as the duopoly and it takes money to win.

JE: I bet you have a story to tell! The Libertarian Party is just as corrupt as the duplicity?

JH: As a candidate, we got a list of delegate names and addresses. Once the convention was switched to digital some candidates were given a different list that included phone numbers and email addresses of delegates creating an extremely biased playing field.

JE: Some got more or better information than others?

JH: Yes, some got more and better information

JE: How much does it cost to win?

JH: You could buy the libertarian presidential nomination easily for between $50-100k

JE: I thought the Koch brothers bought the whole thing for $500,000 in 1980; that would be deflation! I am so sorry… You thought they would be fair?

JH: I’m not, I learned more about how things work and what I have to overcome in order to win in 2024

JE: What do you have to overcome to win in 2024?

JH: Get more news publicity, pay for delegates trips to the convention,

JE: What does it cost to pay for a delegate trip?

JH: Say $1,000 per delegate to cover their ticket and hotel, as Gary Johnson did in 2016.

JE: How will you get more publicity?

JH: Well for publicity I’m working on my 2nd book and building a real estate business to bring more jobs to my area as well as affordable housing.

JE: What do you think of the private, and charter cities movements?

JH: I like the private and charter cities; it’s a step in the right direction. They have the potential for lower taxes and more autonomy as opposed to big government oversight; more local focus.

JE: Yes, what do you think of the SEZ law in Nevada? In Nevada desert, a technology firm aims to be a government apnews.com

JH: Yea I saw that; it depends on which entity runs it; some of those tech companies are straight up dictators

JE: Yes, the most oppressive force in some friends’ life is the Tech firm they work for! That was what was so neat about Florida… a developer like Disney… could just buy up some swamp land… and make whatever he wanted.

Now you have to get government permission to cut down a tree… I hear.

JH: Disney is an interesting case; that’s one of the most micromanaged places on the planet

JE: Yes, that is what I hear… just so they don’t stop me from leaving hehe. I was hoping Smart Cities would be used to provide more freedom…. now I am not sure… What do you think?

JH: I think it’s testing for social currency like china to see how much people are willing to be controlled.

JE: Want to plug your book?

JH: You’re more than welcome to check it out yourself you can download a copy for free at ww.alchemythemasterspath.com

JE: Does it tell me how to turn lead into gold?

JH: No, but it shows how to transform the way you think and reprogram the subconscious mind.


I became a Libertarian when we moved to Denver at age 13. This is the birthplace of the Party. I’m a strong fiscal conservative, and socially liberal (what happens between consenting adults is none of my business), I am not the aggressor, but I will defend myself from the aggression type of Libertarian. 

I believe in capitalism and I believe that if you choose to not participate in it, you should not be penalized. I would like to see more politicians voted out and not replaced. I would like to see the IRS disbanded and done away with. 

I would like to see our military protect our borders. I would like to see more very local control and “leaders” held to a strict term limit, I would like to see no one above the age of 70 in public office, they are out of touch with the rest of the country.

I would like to see it much easier to start and run a small business, and the removal of most regulations and “fees” associated with starting up a small business. I most of all would like to see EVERYTHING privatized.

I struggle to see these changes ever occurring as the OWNERS of this country will never let it happen. This is why we must strive for sea steading. Self-Determination advocates can help by being involved in local government and getting involved with the actual Libertarian party to advance the agenda of taking over and leaving everyone alone.


How did you become a libertarian?

Ayn Rand, then Austrian Economics

What kind of libertarian are you?

A full advocate of don’t hit, don’t steal: the Non-Aggression Principle

What would you like to see happen? What is your vision for your country and the world?

Decentralization, a la Bitcoin, across all realms: education, defense, money, health, and media

How do you see these changes occurring?

People buy bitcoin, opt out of the fiat standard, then a forcing function takes hold

What can Self-Determination Advocates do to help?

Read the Bitcoin Standard or otherwise take the first step toward self-governance.

Spencer C. Underwood

I’m just an individual with Autism who likes to share truth and humor.

Lives in Kennedale, Texas

Many libertarians in Kennedale?

There are maybe one or two Libertarians in Kennedale… I believe one of them runs a not-for-profit farm that is sorta run like a food bank…

Do you communicate with him? Do you get together to chat?

Quite honestly, no we don’t really chat. I’ve never been out to his garden before. The man who runs the farm has a page on Facebook, it’s called The Garden of Eden.

You can look it up or I can go to the page and invite you to like it.

Sure, so, how do you keep up with the movement… and make a contribution?

Here is the page…  https://www.facebook.com/gardenofedenvortex/

The Garden of Eden

How I keep up with the movement is by getting my information from anything other than Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, and most local news stations. Most of the info coming from those news stations are controlled and scripted.  

They all lie! The only way to hear the word of Libertarianism is connecting with like minds, becoming friends with them, then just sharing information and learning from one another.

So, you do that one on one?

Sometimes I do, but for the most part, I just share things from alternative media pages, like Natural News.com, Del Bigtree, Ben Swann, The Philosopher, John Stossel, Etc.

What have you learned from them?

A lot. I’ve learned stuff about what a Libertarian is and isn’t, how our television basically brainwashes people to believe the official narrative and never question anything…

Trust me, John, I could write you a book about the size of the Holy Bible if I wanted to, LOL!!! I’m curious. How did you come about being a Libertarian?

When I was about 10 I watched a movie: “What a Way to Go.” It mentioned Thoreau and Walden. I finally read it as a high school freshman. The copy I got from the library also had, “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience.”

Then when I was a senior the school shrink told me about “The Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand.

How about you?

I heard about Ron Paul in 2008 and his platform about drug legalization… then fast forward a couple of years later on when I met a guy who used to be in the Army, he fought in the Gulf War in the early 90s. 

He had schooled me in on the Federal Reserve being a private entity and how FRNs are printed out of thin air. He also told me a little bit about Geoengineering or better known as chemtrails and Genetically modified organisms in our foods that we eat. 

After that moment and a little research on my own was when I came to realize that I was a Libertarian.

What was it that you researched?

Just about what my friend was telling me at the time. At first and in my head I thought that maybe he was just a little crazy, but he explained to me what Geoengineering was…

He asked me if I ever looked up at the sky and explained to me that sometimes you’ll see thick white, milky trails in the sky that comes out of the airplane exhaust. 

Sometimes it’s just thin contrails that only last a minute but other times those trails will stay in the sky for a few hours.

What is geoengineering?

Geoengineering definition: The deliberate large-scale manipulation of an environmental process that affects the earth’s climate, in an attempt to counteract the effects of global warming. 

If you do a Google search, it should give you this definition towards the top of the page.

so what does that have to do with jet exhaust?

It’s usually the US military and its planes who have the chemical ingredients in its jet exhaust that is doing the spraying, you’ll also find chemtrails to be most prevalent in the American southwest. 

If this doesn’t answer your question, then I can give you a link that will answer most of your questions.

Why are they spraying those chemicals, to fight climate change?

Climate change, solar radiation management, and human population control…

how do you feel about that?

I feel horrible. It absolutely makes me sick to see that the gov’t is being able to get away with such sorcery. There are all kinds of toxic metals in Chemtrails and they try to you in public school science books that it’s just contrails. 

Jin Soo-Kim

Jin Soo-Kim keeps SDA informed on the situation in South Korea. It is a pseudonym to keep their identity secret.  I was in the Navy. I was looking at “The Tao De Ching.” It had Chinese on one page and English on the opposite page. 

A person started telling me how Korea was traditionally a vassal state of China. At the center of the system stood China, ruled by a dynasty that had gained the Mandate of Heaven.

This “Celestial Dynasty,” distinguished by its Confucian codes of morality and propriety, regarded itself as the most prominent civilization in the world; the Emperor of China was considered the only legitimate emperor of the entire world (all lands under heaven).

Under this scheme of international relations, only China could use the title of emperor whereas other states were ruled by kings. Chinese emperors were considered the Son of Heaven. 

Sojunghwa (Korean: 소중화; Hanja: 小中華) is a 17th-century Korean concept that means “Little China” referring to the Joseon dynasty. After the Manchu-ruled Qing dynasty conquered the Han-ruled Ming dynasty, Koreans thought that barbarians ruined the center of civilization of the world and so Confucianist Joseon Korea had become the new center of the world, replacing Ming China hence the name “Little China.”

This was the beginning of Korean nationalism. 

Would you be willing to keep us informed on the situation in South Korea?

South Korea is currently dominated by totalitarian forces. SK’s left is mixed between Communism and Nazism; National (Nationalism) Liberation, Pro-North Korea, and Pro-China. Koreans are basically totalitarian leaning.

I just write my book. Small-Sinocentric Fascism.

What is your book about?

Maybe politics or warning on Sinocentrism (Chinese Racial Supremacy, or Asian Nazism.) Small-Sinocentrism is (Korea)

I am really ignorant… Korean’s are Han Chinese?

SK is 韓 (Korean)

SK is 韓 (Han) China is 漢(Han)

Same pronunciation; Different ethnicity

Do you think people should be warned about Korean nationalism?

Korean nationalists are leftists in Korea

Do they advocate eugenics, pure Korean ethnicity?

Yes, Core is yes. They oppose interracial marriage. Korean nationalists are pro-Chinese. Chinese nationalist’s you know they are killing Uyghur people.

Yes, genocide.

Ethnic Genocide. I am tired of the hypocrisy of the leftists. They don’t say anything. Silence. This is a complex equation. That’s why I write my book. Sinocentrism is Han racial supremacy.

They were invaded by Japan (World War II) so they have victimhood nationalism. Victimhood Nationalism book will be released in April 2021 in Korean and in December 2021 is the English version.

How big a part do these nationalists play in the South Korean government?

This regime is 80%. Pro-North Korea National Liberation leftists vs Pro-China National Liberation leftist’s

So, when when we hear them talk about “identity politics” Is it code for racism?

Yes, not openly

So the South Korean government is 80% these nationalists?

This regime. But I think SK’s left and right are both nationalists. Left is the worse. SK’s left and right are just only pro-North Korea (left) vs anti-North Korea (right). You know North Korea has racism and eugenics.

Wow! this is enlightening… I can’t wait for your book. will you keep us informed about the situation in Korea, and your book?

Yes, I will.


My transition to libertarianism was a slow one. I was raised in a conservative Christian home by parents who had very firm political ideologies.

I regurgitated Rush Limbaugh until college. There, my mind was transformed, not by the liberal perspectives commonly spouted in that setting, but by one class in particular—philosophy.

It taught me skepticism and free thought, enough that I put all my assumptions about politics on hold. I was apolitical for the next several years, but my default conservative conditioning was still present.

Then, a few years after 9-11 happened, a close friend of mine turned me on to some rising 9-11 conspiracy theories. And while I may not have bought into any one of them wholly, what I did buy was the idea that, historically, government is dishonest, self-seeking, and oppressive.

Enter Ron Paul. Through him, I learned about libertarianism—a political bent that, until then, had always confused me, and understandably so. It leaned left on many issues, and right on many others.

But Ron Paul, speaking into my freshly-opened mind, laid the mysteries of libertarianism bare. But my work wasn’t done. It took years of slogging through the contradictions of minarchism before I finally realized that I was an anarchist.

Not the I-just-wanna-watch-the-world-burn kind we’re all told from a young age is the anarchist norm. I was the I-believe-people-own-themselves kind. And from that premise, all else followed in time—my understanding of private property, taxation as theft, arrest as kidnapping, law as slavery, and politics as war by proxy.

Through that process of discovery, I came to steer away from using the label of anarchist, misrepresented and tainted as it has been over the years, and adopted voluntaryist, agorist, and consensualist.

Now that I have the fundamentals of liberty nailed down, I’m doing all I can to learn about how best to apply them and share them with others. What I’d like to see is an awakening on a grand scale akin to the one that brought me into the liberty movement.

I’d like to see enough people find voluntaryism that they might successfully repel statism and government interference in their lives. But I don’t see this happening in reality.

At least, not quickly. A much more likely scenario might be that pockets of voluntaryist communities would form through necessity, as a result of growing tyranny, and operate through agorism to avoid as much statist oppression as possible while starving the state of that percentage of production normally stolen from them via taxation.

Their success would determine their future growth or decline. Perhaps generations later, thriving agorist societies would press along the edges of the state and begin to push it aside into obsolescence.

As for ways to accelerate this, I really do think that the current growing tyranny is causing an equal and opposite reaction. It is actually helping move marginalized, disenfranchised people toward the philosophy of liberty.

I also think that those of us out there talking to people everyday about our perspectives does, over time, sink in and change minds. Not all of them, of course, but some. And that’s encouraging.

There are some other more radical ideas about how to accelerate liberty. Among them is the movement to effectively hijack the Libertarian Party which, to date, has been a mostly lame duck.

Those conspiring to take it over are “bomb-throwers” metaphorically speaking. They’re unafraid to call things by their right name and to call out hypocrisies on both sides of the aisle.

If not to take over the state so they have the power to leave everyone alone, at the very least, their pursuit of political office might provide them a loud blow horn with which they might reach the quagmired masses with the message of real liberty, not that watered-down swill currently offered.

Another radical idea is to tap into the influence of magical belief to spread voluntaryist ideas much in the same way statism impresses with its holy buildings and monuments, its mystical legal ritual, and its sacred texts.

My understanding is that this is a very new idea a few people in the liberty movement are just beginning to explore. Self-Determination, as I understand it, is another expression of self-ownership.

That people should have the freedom to choose their sovereignty has far-reaching implications. Helping people become aware of this concept would likely help move the needle of culture toward liberty.

Changes to the political terrain would certainly follow.