The dearth of writing over the last few months has been chiefly due to a lack of motivation and general frustration with debating these issues with anybody. However, do not fear, my love of liberty has not been lost. I recently decided to paint as an occasional hobby and almost immediately those familiar black and yellow colours were flowing out of my (highly amateur) brush! If the logical part of my brain has been shying away from expressing my voluntarist ideals of late the creative part was clearly itching to come out and play. Maybe this is a lesson for all of us: if you’re feeling burnt out from always discussing philosophy logically perhaps expressing the things you deeply care about in a creative way will kick-start your passion? I’ve always felt that one of the main things our movement lacks is artistic vision. A movie as well put together as Zeitgeist but putting forth our own (far better–more coherent) ideas would probably have a far greater impact than 1000 talking head videos or blog articles mostly preaching to the converted.

With that said: I am not a painter. I post these because I think it came out okay and people seemed to appreciate my previous an-cap wallpapers. If there are any real artists out there (and I mean that far more broadly than painting, of course) then I strongly urge you to start thinking about ways you can use your talents to get across our message. We are overflowing with engineers and armour-plated logical arguments but in the real world it’s often art (propaganda?) which inspires emotions in people and it’s emotions that give people the reason to really delve into the academics of libertarianism. Saying that, the following painting and wallpaper will be of interest only to the already converted so do as I say, not as I do…

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Detail wallpapers
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Some preview pics:



Anarcho Capitalist Painting