Ridley finally posted a short video of me debating two Ron Paul campaigners during the OccupyNH actions outside the NH Primary debate.
As of now, it has about 5,600 views (which is quite a bit considering how most of Ridley's videos rarely get more than 1,000 views within three days of their postings) and over 400 comments, many of which use sexist words and phrases like "stupid bitch", "c*nt", "whore", and "I want to punch that bitch in the face so she'll shut up" all aimed at me. Really goes to show the level of shit people will spew out at someone so as long as they're hidden behind an anonymous username and a computer screen. It was posted on a few libertarian and Ron Paul websites, as every video critical of Ron Paul and/or his supporters usually are. Thankfully, an internet friend of mine, Rob (who is a left-libertarian and very pro-free market) responded to some of the commenters on facebook. He told me on skype that market anarchists of all sorts should embrace this new narrative of history and look at it from an austrian schooler perspective. I mean, what are you really going to do when it's very clear that anthropology has debunked myths economists held for centuries: continue with the myths and try to prove the damning facts wrong or reshape your theories so that they fit the newly-discovered facts? Perhaps economists should double as anthropologists as opposed to mathematicians/logicians, no? I reminded him as well, Graeber never argues that markets couldn't exist without the state; he only contends that markets would have to be radically different than they are now if they were to exist without a state (as in, we would have to build up a high amount of trust with others, which we obviously don't do under our current capitalist system).
So yeah, watch the video, comment, share it. I dislike the way my voice sounds on camera but it's not all that bad here. Vermin Supreme shows up as well.