Description Hoover held control of the FBI for 48 years. An amazing thing to think about. That much control; that much power for that long.This is just a little blend of history with the great Orwell dystopian masterpiece Nineteen Eighty-Four. Hoover seemed to fit right in both worlds, so we made an INGSOC propaganda poster that looks as if it were wheat-pasted on the side of some building generations ago. Torn, distorted, and distressed through the natural decay of time, the paper matches the harsh, menacing glare of Hoover's portrait. (We even added stains to it from some rebellious pleb that tossed a drink at the poster.)As Time magazine put it in 1975:'The fact that such a man could acquire and keep that kind of power raises disturbing questions not merely about the role of a national police in a democracy, but also about the political system that tolerated him for so long.'Illustration by Dan McCall.
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Multi-partisan? You guys made that up.
You caught us. But we think the word fits. Liberty Maniacs rejects the false dichotomy of two party political systems because, well, there are other parties out there. It probably doesn't come as a news flash to you that no party is right all the time. So we give credit where credit is due, and give heck where it's due too. In our view, liberty isn't partisan, the absence of it is.
Aren't you just crazy libertarians?
Sure. Of course we are! We tend to think that when it comes down to it about 65% of you are too. I'll show you a brief, albeit simplistic illustration of what we mean. Here's the American Heritage Dictionary's definition of libertarian.
1. One who advocates maximizing individual rights and minimizing the role of the state.
2. One who believes in free will.
Now if you fall into either category, you're a Liberty Maniac like us. Welcome. Sure, we might have a whole lot of disagreement about the details, but that doesn't change the fact that you're a freedom-loving, free-will professing, liberty junky!