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With a mind to improving my poor Spanish skills, I listen to several Spanish podcasts. There are a number of socialist-oriented programs, but I know that there are many people in Latin America interested in libertarianism. My Spanish isn't nearly good enough (and I certainly don't have any sort of voice for radio). However, this could be a niche market for someone conversant in the language.

I know Manwich as said he speaks the language, but I'm not sure Costa Rica is ready for Manwich-ism.
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Re: What the world needs is a Spanish language libertarian podcast.
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2006, 05:38:55 PM »

Here in Oklahoma there are mostly two kinds of Spanish-speaking people. One is the kind who hates America and thinks that we exploit them, so they will take the money they make and move back to Mexico and start a business. The other kind are those who came across to have children so that they would get Section 8 housing and food stamps for at least 18 years.

I honestly have no interest in reaching out to either of these types of people in any way. Of course, being a Libertarian, I think welfare should go away and the border should be open, but I don't really want to listen to Spanish.
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Re: What the world needs is a Spanish language libertarian podcast.
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2006, 06:56:31 PM »

I find it hard to believe you've interviewed very many of the local hispanics, or maybe it's just like that where you live.

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Re: What the world needs is a Spanish language libertarian podcast.
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2006, 10:09:56 PM »

Here in Oklahoma there are mostly two kinds of Spanish-speaking people. One is the kind who hates America and thinks that we exploit them, so they will take the money they make and move back to Mexico and start a business. The other kind are those who came across to have children so that they would get Section 8 housing and food stamps for at least 18 years.

I honestly have no interest in reaching out to either of these types of people in any way. Of course, being a Libertarian, I think welfare should go away and the border should be open, but I don't really want to listen to Spanish.
Sorry to be crass, but that's utter bullshit.  Most hispanic immigrants I know are thankful to have the economic oppurtunities afforded to them by the free (relative to other South American Countries) market here in America.  Of course there are bad apples, but the vast majority seem to be hard working, self-reliant, ambitious people who only wish to support their families.

I happen to think that a Spanish Libertarian radio show would be a great success, as long as the arguments were couched in a Christian or utilitarian way. 
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Re: What the world needs is a Spanish language libertarian podcast.
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2006, 11:27:03 PM »

Here in Oklahoma there are mostly two kinds of Spanish-speaking people. One is the kind who hates America and thinks that we exploit them, so they will take the money they make and move back to Mexico and start a business. The other kind are those who came across to have children so that they would get Section 8 housing and food stamps for at least 18 years.

I honestly have no interest in reaching out to either of these types of people in any way. Of course, being a Libertarian, I think welfare should go away and the border should be open, but I don't really want to listen to Spanish.

Even if this were true (which I don't accept, having worked with many illegal Mexicans) it would only reinforce the fact that Spanish speakers need more exposure to the ideas of liberty. In any case, podcasting is a global media, and the libertarian movement is strong and growing in Latin America.

There are some folks who think Cuba might be susceptible to libertarian ideas, once Castro dies off.
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Re: What the world needs is a Spanish language libertarian podcast.
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2006, 05:03:47 PM »

I find it hard to believe you've interviewed very many of the local hispanics, or maybe it's just like that where you live.

Actually, the father of my niece's two children is illegal, and I've talked to many of his friends, who are all illegal. Quite a few of the students here at the University of Oklahoma *WOULD* be considered illegal, but their parents came over just before they were born. That last group is funny, because they realize how stupid their parents look 20 years later still talking about how they want to go back to "Good Ol' Mexico".
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