Sunday, March 05, 2006


So, dear friends.

I’m Boris Karpa. I live in Israel, and this nation does not comply with any of the famous libertarian principles. Here, the political climate is all about Big Government [mamlachtiut, in Hebrew], gun control [Let’s just say these guys are not just after guns, they are after knives and airguns and airsoft), drug prohibition [They’ve made movement to ban the drug legalization party from running in the elections. It failed – so far], and so forth.

Israel does not have trial by jury, poisoned tree principle, or any kind of protection against unreasonable search and seizure. We have a government monopoly on electricity (de-facto), local phone calls (de-jure), and nearly everything is regulated by them.

There is no separation of religion and state – the religious interests, various yeshivas etc. benefit from a 950 million-shekel budget. The government is corrupt like there’s no tomorrow.

And, last but not least, as far as I know, there’s no libertarian party, movement, or anything like that in Israel. There’s just me. Boris Karpa, a guy with a camera and a blog, who will take all of you through the deepest recesses of the Israeli body politic.

Buckle up and ready your barf bags! Let’s lock and load!


Blogger Aaron Singleton said...

Nice site! I'm not very familiar with the political situation in Israel so it will be interesting to see what you come up with. It must be lonely being a libertarian over there but keep up the good work.

Aaron Singleton

5:02 AM  
Blogger Thermblog said...

Your description of Israel sounds like many countries.

Do something useful you wart.

11:15 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

I just read a Karpa essay in a gun mag in the US. In it he defends the right of homosexuals to adopt children. Nothing better for a queer than being able to pick out your own sex toy at the local orphanage.
Karpa, do me a favor, stay in Israel.
Joe Kirkup

8:05 PM  

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