The musings of one Andrew Langer - defender of liberty, passionate protector of individual rights, foodie. (Note: Said Musings of Andrew Langer are his own, and the views represented herein are likewise his views, and not the views of any other people, entities, foodstuffs, etc [unless otherwise specifically and explicitly noted].)

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Energy Policy and the "March Against Terror"

Did an interview yesterday with my friends, Kerri Houston and George Landrith, on their net-broadcast radio show "March Against Terror" (

Thought I had a picture of me and Kerri, which I would have put here. Unfortunately, I don't.

It was a fun interview. You can download the mp3 of the broadcast here:

I'm at about the 26minute, 45-second mark, and on for about 12 minutes.

- Andrew Langer


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you want to know the roots of terror?

August 19, 2006 11:49 AM

Blogger Andrew Langer said...

Are they the roots of terror, or the answer thereto?

I can't make heads or tails of that website.

August 19, 2006 2:49 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Andrew,

Since 'algebra' comes from Arabic, we will give you an equation.

Marxism + Feminism + Islam = Terrorism

Is the IWSF a front for MEK? That is a question to be asked. These groups seek to topple the Khomeini revolution regime, but also have strong ideological agendas.

But thanks for looking.

Galina Lermontova
site administrator of

August 21, 2006 10:58 AM

Blogger Andrew Langer said...

Galina -

Historically speaking, whenever there has been a movement to topple dictatorial regimes, there have always been factions committed to replacing those regimes with Marxist/Maoist/Stalinist systems.

It's especially a problem where the oppressive system being replaced has kept massive amounts of the populace in poverty and has kept from them the tools to empower and enrich themselves.

Richard Pipes and Hernando DeSoto discuss the role that property rights have played over the years in these struggles - in fact. DeSoto identified the issue of access to land as a key component of the success of Peru's "Shining Path" marxo-terrorist group.

DeSoto convinced Peru to liberalize land policies, thus removing a huge component of Sendero Luminoso's popularity.

Thus, the key to defeating terrorist groups with a marxist revolutionary bent is to offer up a more compelling vision of the future with which to compete for the hearts and minds of the populace. He who offers greater hope (and the "bigger and better deal") wins in the end.

Thanks for reading - and for peeling back the curtain a little bit.

- Andrew

August 22, 2006 10:48 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thanks for the dialogue. My English is not good you must excuse. We only postulate the question of what comes from the mix in these groups (MEK, MKO, IWSF) of Islam, Marxism, and feminism.

We note the opposition of the monotheism of Islam and atheism of Marxism.

Also the groups involved link so strongly to issues in current news.

Regards from Moscow,


August 22, 2006 11:30 AM

Blogger Andrew Langer said...

Ah, but you'll recall in your history of the Soviet Union that the Bolsheviks spent a considerable amount of time and effort attempting to link the Islamic "jihad" against the religious infidels with the communists' "jihad" against global capitalism.

There was a very telling story about John Reed's having felt exploited when his rhetoric in a speech in one of the islamic socialist republics was changed from "class war" to "holy war", in fact.

While Marx and Lenin (and later Stalin and Mao) felt that there should be no gods before them, those attempting to use socialism to consolidate their power within a nation have never felt any compunction against adapting religious rhetoric and exploiting devout faith for their purposes.

Though it might be communist dogma that religion is the "opiate of the masses" - how better to control a society than when it is seduced into an opiatic slumber?

- Andrew Langer

August 22, 2006 2:24 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems to me that maybe Aerosmith could do some of your liberty songs as covers with these Iranian Freedom girls in the video?

August 30, 2006 6:38 AM

Blogger Andrew Langer said...

Why Aerosmith, in particular?

August 30, 2006 5:14 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, ok, if not Aerosmith, then how about...

King Crimson?
Danni Minogue?
The Nels Cline Singers?
Katie Melua?
Kevin Federline?
System of a Down?

But I could see some pair of guys, like the two in Aersosmith or Keith Richards and Mick Jagger dancing around with the girls on that site. Maybe David Lee Roth?

Oh well.

September 03, 2006 6:07 PM


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