The Twenty-First Century’s Libertarian Manifesto
I’ve often been asked why I wrote Lord of Columbia. What made me put forth so much effort and passion in the work that I’m willing to forgo a personal training career to write the book, get the word out, and even do something in libertarian politics to spread the word?
The Libertarian Message. I’ve often called Lord of Columbia a Libertarian Manifesto, something in the likes of Ayn Rand’s works or Robert Heinlein’s The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.
Influences like J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia, and George Lucas’ Star Wars reign supreme. However, Libertarianism is my main message.
It’s a manifesto for a Libertarian Revolution.
Every writer seeks value, every writer writes for a reason, every book written by every author has a purpose. Every purpose has a movement inspired behind the cover.
Lord of Columbia personifies such a movement. It’s a work where oppressed colonies stand up to their imperial overlords. Where government overreach results in totalitarianism, corruption, and an invasive police state.
Yet, I wanted to go beyond just Libertarianism, as a book on Libertarian principles may bore even the most avid reader (Not everyone is going to read The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith). So, what could I do to make this message interesting? How could I entertain to inform?
What could I do to relay my message to even the most politically uninformed?
Relate the work to something. Something everyone has heard of. Has known. Something that affected the founding of this very country, the United States of America. But not the United States Empire that we see today, but the Republic. My loyalties lie with the Republic.
So, the founding of the United States of America. What happened? How did it happen? Why did it happen?
What made America, at one time, the most unique and exceptional country on Earth?
A revolution, the first country to ever gain independence from a European Empire, this one being the British Empire.
But again, I thought to myself, I don’t want to retell the American Revolution, though many connections, such as the Boston Tea Party, Boston Massacre, and Battles of Lexington and Concord can be traced in Lord of Columbia.
Sure, the work’s entirely fiction. It’s urban fantasy, and in the new adult sub-categories, and it’s edgy. If you’re a fan of the American Revolution, Libertarian Politics, or simply something that might remind you a little bit of Harry Potter, I think you’ll like this work.
If you’re a Trump or Hillary apologist, you may be out of luck. If you’re a fan of socialism or communism, you aren’t going to like this. If you think the NSA, TSA, CIA, FBI, and the police force are necessities, be prepared to listen to a pro-liberty argument for once, as this book series preaches a case against law enforcement and mass surveillance.
If you believe the media and everything they say, justifying US intervention, I’m sorry but you’re going to brand me an anti-Patriot, even when I’m anything but.
True American, pro-liberty, Constitutional values, limited government, classic liberalism, free markets, non-intervention, and right to privacy are what I preach in Lord of Columbia. The rebellion, or better yet, I should say, the term starts September 1st.
I’d like to thank everyone for coming across My Freedom Flame, please come back soon.