Friedman Conference Report 2. Meet the Libertarian Spice Girls!

This conference really deserves live-blogging. Among many high points the 10 o’clock session yesterday stands out. Leaving the Left was a panel with Bindi Cole Chocka, Miriam Isa, Vanessa de Largie and Omayma Mohamed. Words fail to convey the seismic impact of this amazing gang of four.

Each of these became a poster girl for the extreme wing of the radical hard left, combining every meme in the toxic brew of identity politics, the rancid form of feminism, anti-religion, LGBQT you name it. Their personal journeys to that point were captivating and their departure from it to small government, low tax, respect for traditional values and etc was equally inspiring.

The outgoing President of the World Taxpayers Association told me at lunch that in twenty years of Libertarian conferences this session was in the top five. Certainly for me it was worth the price of admission and that is the VIP ticket that I purchased to get the opportunity to spend quality time with the likes of Roger Douglas and Grover Norquist in the VIP Lounge.

So much else to report and it is all on again this morning. That session with go viral among liberal/conservatives and non-leftists of all persuasions when it is on YouTube. A massive strike in the fight-back against identity politics.

PS The Spice Girl idea came from seeing them on TV news during the conference.

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15 Responses to Friedman Conference Report 2. Meet the Libertarian Spice Girls!

  1. Annie A

    Yes, please let us know when the You-tube clip is available. Sounds very interesting.
    Thanks

  2. Stimpson J. Cat

    But can they cook as well as sing and dance?
    😁

  3. Sinclair Davidson

    You missed my sessions Rafe

  4. Up The Workers!

    And what do they think of the Leftys’ concept last weekend of attempting to elect an alleged non-consensual horizontal-jogger to the high Office of Prime Minister of Australia?

    Did that get them all hot and sweaty?

  5. Iampeter

    Each of these became a poster girl for the extreme wing of the radical hard left, combining every meme in the toxic brew of identity politics, the rancid form of feminism, anti-religion, LGBQT you name it. Their personal journeys to that point were captivating and their departure from it to small government, low tax, respect for traditional values and etc was equally inspiring.

    Where to begin?
    So, you think you can be PRO-religion but ANTI-identity politics?
    I guess this is the same as you can be anti-censorship, but PRO-censoring tech companies?
    Speaking of which, did any of these panels address the identity politics of the conservative movement with their attacks on tech companies, immigrants and trade?

    In terms of other nonsense:
    How does “respect for traditional values” reconcile with “small government?”
    What’s meant by “small government” anyway?
    I love how you guys just list these random terms, with no regard for potential contradictions, no clarity, no specifics and finish with “etc.” As if it’s not even important to get into any of that too much.

    Sounds like a really great conference so far…I’m sure everyone is learning lots.

  6. Zyconoclast

    This Vanessa de Largie?

    Looks like a real poster girl. 👍

    My [email protected] Runs My Life
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/my-vagina-runs-my-life_b_7676686

  7. Tel

    So, you think you can be PRO-religion but ANTI-identity politics?

    Many religions contain an embedded concept of tolerance, even when other people are different.

    If you studied a bit you would know this.

  8. egg_

    you think you can be PRO-religion but ANTI-identity politics?

    This.
    We’re so generous, we allow room temperature IQs to comment.

  9. stackja

    Petering out returns.

  10. Tim Neilson

    you think you can be PRO-religion but ANTI-identity politics?

    Where to begin?

    A very few examples should suffice for those not utterly and implacably determined to remain in a state of total ignorance and stupidity.

    Judaism – Leviticus 19:15 and 19:34

    Christianity – Colossians 3:11.

  11. Nob

    Identity politics is when you attach -phobia and start looking for offence to take.

  12. DaveR

    If the video ever makes it to YouTube – given the crackdown on Conservative content.

  13. Bronson

    Way to misinterpret scripture Tim but keep going you’ll get some where in the end

  14. Up The Workers!

    “Libertarian Spice Girls”???

    The mind boggles!

    Did they wear tassels on their Bill Shortens?

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