Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Note to Libertarian Bloggers: How to Boost Traffic to Your Sites

Take a look at the right hand column of the EPJ web site you are now at and scroll down a bit to MOST POPULAR POSTS DURING THE LAST 7 DAYS. That's a list automatically generated by Google. Then notice what the top post is: Bizarre Attack on Lew Rockwell.

That's my takedown of the attack on Lew by a  member of the International Executive Board of the Koch-funded Students for Liberty. It's the top traffic producing post this week. Do you want to boost traffic to your site? Then defend Lew, and defend pure libertarianism, against those who want to append also sorts of baggage to the non-aggression principle. That's what people want to read.


  1. That and irrationally rant about Bitcoin a few times per day.

    1. What exactly is irrational about what he's said about it? It's so easy to make an ad-hominem attack, isn't it? If you've got a legitimate issue with what he's said, post the details of that and refute his stance instead of just looking like the anonymous bitter Bitcoin fanboy who lost 70% of his "investment" because he didn't heed solid advice.

    2. Cory,

      It is irrational to post incessantly about a topic that you don't support and claim will disappear from the face of the earth. It is further irrational to simultaneously claim to an expert Bitcoin trader, which he does, and denigrate anyone else who has participated in that activity solely because that last 5 months have been poor performance.

      I, and others, refute him constantly. He does not care, or listen. And when those comments are particularly stinging he does not post them.

      Furthermore, I have made many fiat currency units investing in Bitcoin and have been in it for years, not months. So go f*** yourself.

    3. "It is irrational to post incessantly about a topic that you don't support"

      So it is irrational to warn people not to waste their money? Hmm, "irrational", where do you get the definition for that? Funny. Your explanation here as to why you call it "irrational" would apply to criticism of the government too. Maybe you were just caught using a misplaced word and now you have to run with it. Oh, and do put all your money in bitcoins, I want a fool and his money to be parted. But stop derailing the topic, buddy.


    What is faith? Faith is believing in something you cannot prove.

    Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. (New International Version-1984)
    Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of thing hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (New American Standard Bible)
    Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (King James Version)

    I have faith that Jesus is the Son of God. I have faith that He performed miracles. I have faith that Jesus was resurrected from the grave by God the Father. I believe this because I have faith that the historical record of the Bible is accurate, yet I cannot prove it. There are no living eyewitness to confirm that Jesus was who He said He was or that He was resurrected from the dead, I accept it by faith, I believe it, however, I cannot prove it.

    Atheists do not believe the fact that Jesus was the Son of God or that there even is a God, they cannot prove their unbelief, they accept it by faith.

    Romans 8:24 For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope, for who hopes for what he already sees?(NASB)

    We have hope we have been saved, but we hope because of faith. We cannot prove we have been saved. We believe that we have been saved because we believe, by faith, that the Bible is accurate and trustworthy.

    John 20:27-31 Then He said to Thomas, "Reach here with you finger, see My hands and put them into my side; and do not be unbelieving, but believing." 28 Thomas answered and said to Him, "My Lord and my God!'29 Jesus said to him, "Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed." ...... (NASB)

    Thomas had proof that Jesus was resurrected from the grave. Men today cannot prove the resurrection of Jesus from the grave, they accept it by faith.

    There were more than five hundred brethren, including the apostles, who saw Jesus alive after He faced death on the cross. They were eyewitnesses, they had proof of the resurrection of Jesus. (1 Corinthians 15:3-7)

    Those of us alive today have to have FAITH that the Biblical accounts of Jesus and His resurrection are true. We cannot prove they are true. NO ONE IS ALIVE TODAY WHO WAS AN EYEWITNESS TO THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS.


    NOTE: Atheists believe, by faith, that God does not exists, but they cannot prove it.