My impression of the Zehut Founders Conference

I have very high standards. I don’t trust anyone when it comes to political events, or what I term antipolitical events. The Zehut conference I see as an antipolitical event, which is why I attended. It is why I’m a paying member. There were about 20 people who each came up for a 90 second speech. Almost all of them were liberty-centered. One introduced herself as a feminist. Another as a homosexual. I don’t know which one took more courage.

There was only one speech that I did not like, which centered on improving people’s incomes and other economic interventionist stuff. But all the others were decent to very good. That is a very good record for a rag tag group of people who are not studied libertarians but only have a vague sense of a right direction.

There were all kinds of people there, most of whom I didn’t even recognize, and I’ve known Feiglinites for a long time. At the end, I saw a couple I know, who I was surprised actually came. I originally got them into Likud and they understand more about liberty than most.

The husband urged me to try to build myself up in the party and run for Knesset on the list. The thought of trying to build support for myself in that context in Hebrew makes me enervated and exhausted, but the wife then says, “There’s no way. Rafi has the least tact of any human being alive.”

That may be true, but I suggested I could be like Donald Trump (להבדיל), saying stuff that is so caustic that everyone loves me just for that. I may try, but I doubt I have the energy.

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4 thoughts on “My impression of the Zehut Founders Conference

    • I don’t know if I can convince you, but I’ll try. Ron Paul is not libertarian enough for me. But I voted for him because I trusted him to never break or cross his own lines. I saw a human being in him, not a politician, and I gave him my loyalty. It’s the same thing with Moshe Feiglin. He is not libertarian enough for me. But I know him and trust him never to break his own lines. He never has.

      I was very suspicious when I went to this event, because I was expecting a bunch of micromanagement suggestions on how to improve Israel by enacting this and that law. But aside from one speech which I said I did not like, that is not what I heard. I heard cries for liberty. Not very sophisticated ones, not very thought out, but they were cries for freedom, not control. And they were coming from very different sources of people who would otherwise have absolutely nothing to do with one another.

      These people are not studied libertarian philosophers. They’re just people who want liberty. If you don’t join us, you’ll have to klop על חטא. Join the party and help make it even more libertarian. And support me if I decide to run on the list. Which is always possible.

  1. Conference/Convention is spelled כנס, the same root as enter, convene, bring in.

    It is not spelled קנס, which means “fine,” the money punishment kind.

    So far, I’m not impressed. I didn’t see the video. I didn’t want to see the video, after seeing that flagrant spelling error.

    Or , maybe I’m wrong, and the video is about the party founders being “fined,” something of which I know that Rafi is not a fan.

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