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« on: October 22, 2008, 08:25:43 PM »

To my surprise, a co-worker (real deal communist) of mine has asked me to give a presentation about liberty at his next youth outreach meeting. What is weird is that he understands, and agrees with the NAP, so we get along for the most part. (I tell him that he can voluntarily live in his commune and I'll live in the real world.)

The topics that usually get presented in these meetings are focused on getting more Hispanic young people interested in ancient cultures, and becoming active in their community. In my city, we have a HUGE gang problem and getting these kids interested in anything that focuses their energy in a positive manor is a good thing.

I'm pretty good a giving presentations in general but I'm a little lost on finding good material (visuals, handouts) that I can present. Other than the world's smallest political quiz.

Iím not sure if I should focus more on the philosophy of liberty or if I should try to find issues that affect youth personally.  Iím only going to have about 10-15 min.

Anyhow, I was wondering if you guys had done any sort of outreach like this with high school aged people, and if you had any pointers.

Thanks for your help.

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Re: Youth outreach
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2008, 09:37:49 AM »

(I tell him that he can voluntarily live in his commune and I'll live in the real world.)

I think this condescending attitude is one of the reasons that people aren't perceptive to the ideas of libertarianism. As if his commune isn't part the 'real world', whatever the hell that means. I hope you don't talk to him like that in real life.
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Re: Youth outreach
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2008, 09:38:06 AM »

To my surprise, a co-worker (real deal communist) of mine has asked me to give a presentation about liberty at his next youth outreach meeting. What is weird is that he understands, and agrees with the NAP, so we get along for the most part. (I tell him that he can voluntarily live in his commune and I'll live in the real world.)

The topics that usually get presented in these meetings are focused on getting more Hispanic young people interested in ancient cultures, and becoming active in their community. In my city, we have a HUGE gang problem and getting these kids interested in anything that focuses their energy in a positive manor is a good thing.

I'm pretty good a giving presentations in general but I'm a little lost on finding good material (visuals, handouts) that I can present. Other than the world's smallest political quiz.

I’m not sure if I should focus more on the philosophy of liberty or if I should try to find issues that affect youth personally.  I’m only going to have about 10-15 min.

Anyhow, I was wondering if you guys had done any sort of outreach like this with high school aged people, and if you had any pointers.

Thanks for your help.



Kenneth beat me to it. The Philosophy of Liberty is just fantastic.
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Re: Youth outreach
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2008, 10:49:23 AM »

(I tell him that he can voluntarily live in his commune and I'll live in the real world.)

I think this condescending attitude is one of the reasons that people aren't perceptive to the ideas of libertarianism. As if his commune isn't part the 'real world', whatever the hell that means. I hope you don't talk to him like that in real life.

Don't worry, we tell each other stuff like that. He is a pretty good friend of mine, so stuff like that is ok. We both understand that we really belive in volentary systems. It works out surprisingly well actually.  We both would like people to reject the state as it is today and let people decide how they want to live their lives. and that is the main reasons I think he wants me to present my views on liberty. I really have a lot of respect for him for seeing the value in another viewpoint.
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Re: Youth outreach
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2008, 11:03:50 AM »


I think this condescending attitude is one of the reasons that people aren't perceptive to the ideas of libertarianism. As if his commune isn't part the 'real world', whatever the hell that means. I hope you don't talk to him like that in real life.

Besides, you are taking what I said out of context. If you read the sentence before that I talk about how "we get along for the most part"
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Re: Youth outreach
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2008, 06:47:44 PM »


I think this condescending attitude is one of the reasons that people aren't perceptive to the ideas of libertarianism. As if his commune isn't part the 'real world', whatever the hell that means. I hope you don't talk to him like that in real life.

Besides, you are taking what I said out of context. If you read the sentence before that I talk about how "we get along for the most part"


Aight.
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