About a month ago our bud Ethan Lee Vita inquired if we’d be open to him using the LOT brand for a hitchhiking/agorism project he was brainstorming. After a couple back and forths, we were on-board.
In his own words:
Liberty on Tour: Hitchhiking is a project meant to network agorists throughout North America in building stronger connections to each other and publicizing their actions in order to inspire others to step forward into agorist action. It is also meant to discover counter-economists, those individuals forced into the underground economy due to the state, and share with them the knowledge of liberty in hopes of them deciding to become agorists. In this way, liberty can be increased amongst those already involved and introduced to those economically-inclined to liberty.
If you live anywhere along this route or know of potential leads or contacts Ethan may be interested in learning about (such as a place to crash and work together on some counter-economic, agorist, or other alternative organization), please let him know!
Also, though his expenses aren’t great, Ethan is operating on a shoe-string budget, so if you like what he’s doing and have a few bucks to help him grab a bite, consider making a donation. We’ll make sure he gets it (please put “Ethan” in the “Purpose” text field).
On a related note – We hope Ethan’s project will be the first of many people other than ourselves do through LOT. One of the most-difficult things we’ve found in launching new projects is cutting through competing content for eyeballs and minds. By facilitating Ethan’s project through LOT we can significantly mitigate this entry barrier, as well as provide a ready-made infrastructure (website, social networks, audience and institutional knowledge).
For us, partnering with Ethan – a seasoned hitchhiker (with over 30,000 miles under his belt) with a solid grasp on agorism who is personable and an excellent writer – was an easy decision.
If you have project ideas of your own that may mesh well with the LOT brand let us know. If we or someone else isn’t on-the-road under the LOT banner and your project fits the LOT tradition (some aspect of traveling and a hardcore message) we’ll see what’s up.