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The Corax Conference 2017

Corax Conference 2017 blew us away! Ever since we heard about the 2016 conference, we knew that we wanted to attend this year’s version and we bought our tickets before the first speakers even were announced. When the first line of speakers finally were revealed, we knew that we were in for a treat. Corax conference aimed to cover most viewpoints existing under the big umbrella called Libertarianism and we think that they did a really good job attracting diverse speakers from different standpoints. Most interesting was to hear from Professor Hans-Herman Hoppe and his clarification of his and his predecessor Murray Rothbard’s visions of Libertarianism.  We highly recommend purchasing a remote ticket so you can listen to his and the rest of the speakers talks from the Corax conference.

However, the most controversial talk of the conference was surprisingly Jeff Deist’s speech, which was broadcasted from Mises University, and we can’t understand why really. We can highly recommend listening to Tom Woods show episode 966, where you’ll find the whole speech and good points from Tom Woods, really explaining why this speech is nothing more than highlighting the importance of decentralization.   

Ulrika also thought that talking to and listening to Julie Borowski was especially fun, since she has been following Julies work on Youtube for several years now. That’s why she gets the honor of being on the first picture in this blog post. More about the conference can be read in the figure texts.  We had a fantastic week on Malta, so thanks to Bubb.la/Cor.ax for making this happen!


Coraxkonferensen 2017 fick oss att tappa andan av glädje och lärdomar. Ända sedan vi hörde om 2016 års konferens visste vi att vi ville delta i årets version och därför köpte vi våra biljetter innan de första talarna ens hade tillkännagivits. När den första raden av talare äntligen presenterades visste vi att vi skulle få vara med om en enastående tillställning. Coraxkonferensen syftar till att täcka de flesta delarna under det stora paraplyet som kallas Libertarianism och vi anser att de gjorde ett riktigt bra jobb. Höjdpunkten var att höra från professor Hans-Herman Hoppe där hans förtydligande av hans och hans föregångare Murray Rothbards visioner av Libertarianismen var väldigt klargörande. Vi rekommenderar starkt att du köper en fjärrbiljett så att du kan lyssna på Hans-Herman Hoppe och resten av föreläsningarna från Coraxkonferensen.

Den mest kontroversiella föreläsningen på konferensen var överraskande nog Jeff Deists tal som sändes från Mises Universitetet. Vi kan starkt rekommendera att lyssna på avsnitt 966 av “the Tom Woods show” där du hittar hela talet, samt bra poänger från Tom Woods, som verkligen förklarar varför detta tal inte är något annat än ett framhävande av vikten av decentralisering.

Ulrika uppskattade också att få chansen att prata med och lyssna på Julie Borowski, eftersom hon har följt Julies arbete på Youtube i flera år nu. Därför får Julie äran att vara med på den första bilden i det här blogginlägget :). Mer om konferensen kan läsas i figurtexterna eller lyssna på sammanfattningar från både radio bubb.la och radio frihetligt. Vi hade iallafall en otroligt bra vecka på Malta, så stort tack till Bubb.la/Cor.ax för anordnandet av detta!

Julie Borowski, one of the speakers that Ulrika was looking forward to listen to. Her Libertarian Youtube-channel is funny and makes Libertarian viewpoints accessible on topics that are discussed today. Libertarianism in social media was her main topic during this conference.

Sofia and Martin, the founders of bubb.la and Cor.ax, made this conference happen. There aren’t any conferences in the world that gather speakers from such different stand-points that can be found under the big umbrella called Libertarianism, so we didn’ẗ want to miss this for the world.

The main speaker was the legendary Professor Hans-Herman Hoppe, a rare sight on the international speaker scene. We feel blessed to have had the opportunity to listen to his current viewpoint.

Adam Kokesh, the NOT president of the USA 2020, was also a speaker on the conference. We had the pleasure of listening to Adam last year on the Anarchapulco conference in Acapulco. He will do a European tour 2018 and he will come to Sweden, so don’t miss him when he comes to your country!

Matthew Reece, writer on the Zeroth Position, had a great lecture about the neo-reactionary and the alt-right movement. Highly informative.

This is Corax conference for us. Matthew Reece and Adam Kokesh wouldn’t be invited to the same conferences in the US, but here they could meet and have a discussion on stage, a rare event in the Libertarian movement. Unfortunately, Adam had to leave early so we just have to look forward to the next time Matthew and Adam can meet on stage.

Jeff Deist, the president of the Mises Institute  in the US, held an interesting lecture on decentralization for both us and the Mises University with the help of Skype and cameras. It was one of the best speeches we listened to and it was also one of the most controversial apparently. We highly recommend you to listen to the Tom Woods episode linked above in the text, if you want to learn more about what Jeff actually said. Also in the picture, Hans-Herman Hoppe waving to the Mises University attendants.

Brendan O’Neill, a Marxist-Libertarian journalist from Spiked online. He talked about his case for a Libertarian-marxism, but we found it confused and we didn’t agree with his advocacy for democracy.

Bubb.las own doomster ;), Johnny Mellgren, held a spot on lecture about the next financial crisis.

Other speakers were not familiar to us, but were very interesting. Moritz Bierling held two lectures during the conference. The first one was a Jordan Peterson-inspired lecture about SYSO – Sorting YourSelf Out, instead of the degenerative YOLO (You only live ones)-view of life.

The second lecture was about the internet phenomenon memes and trolling, and what it means.

We got good laughs from his lecture. We were really bad at taking photos, so we don’t have any pictures from the Lichtenstein as a Libertarian utopia lecture by Andreas Kohl or the lecture about free economic zones in the world by Simon Sarevski, which is a shame.

We do have one blurry picture of Simon wearing his T-shirt displaying a nice quote by Bastiat.

We found more nice T-shirts worn by other conference attendants.

Dinners and activities were also on the schedule, so we had the chance to talk to each other all night if we wanted.

Or take sneaky pictures on Hoppe! Btw love the look on Sofia’s face when she discovers what Pontus is doing 🙂

We also met friends that we haven’t seen in a long time. We had the pleasure to get to know these guys in Acapulco last year. It was great catching up with Shamus and David on Malta.

We noticed a stricking resemblance between Pontus and Aron Askew, the campaign manager of Adam Kokesh’s presidential campaign.

We also had time to enjoy the cliffs of Malta before we left the conference. Pontus is not naked 😉

Last, but not least, we want to thank Sofia, the organizer of this Conference, for this excellent and well-organized week and we hope to meet you again soon!

Annalkande storm av anarkister! / Approaching storm of anarchists!

(Please scroll down to the orange text for the English version)

Vi hade nu hittat ett boende och det var dags att lära känna alla ankor här i Acapulco! Det var en exponentiell ökning av anarkister som började 2 veckor innan konferensen startade och med det så intensifierades också träffarna och aktiviteterna. Vi tänkte här ge er en bildkavalkad på det vi var med om och mäniskorna vi träffade istället för att försöka beskriva det i text! Enjoy 🙂   

We had now found an accommodation and it was time to get to know all the ancaps here in Acapulco! It was an exponential increase of anarchists which started two weeks before the conference, so there was a lot of people to meet up with. Therefore, the number of meetings and activities also intensified. Here we give you a cavalcade of pictures of what we did and the people we met during that time rather than trying to describe it in text! Enjoy 🙂

Vi mötte upp på en ordinarie träff och fick möta en del av den lokala anarkistgruppen! Här med familjen Freeman! We attended a regular meet up and we got to meet some of the local anarchists in Acapulco! Here we are with the Freeman family!

Vi mötte upp på en ordinarie träff och fick möta en del av den lokala anarkistgruppen! Här med familjen Freeman! We attended a regular meet up and we got to meet some of the local anarchists in Acapulco! Here we are with the Freeman family!

Resten av den lokala gruppen anarkister som vi mötte upp där! The rest of the local group of anarchists we met up there!

Resten av den lokala gruppen anarkister som vi mötte upp där! The rest of the local group of anarchists we met up there!

Vi var och storhandlade för första gången på länge! We went and bought in bulk for the first time in a long time!

Vi var och storhandlade för första gången på länge! We went and bought in bulk for the first time in a long time!

VI har varit med på Pokerkvällar hemma hos Linus! We have been on poker nights at the home of Linus!

Vi har varit med på pokerkvällar hemma hos Linus! We have been on poker nights at Linus apartment!

Vi har badat i poolen som hör till vår byggnad! We have been swimming in the pool that belongs to our building!

Vi har badat i poolen som hör till vår byggnad! We have been swimming in the pool that belongs to our building!

Vi mötte upp en del av svenskarna som också kommit till konferensen, Denise, Charlie, Linus, Erik och Klas finns med på bild här då vi möttes upp för en lunch! We met up with some of the Swedes who also where here for to the conference! Denise, Charlie, Linus, Erik and Klas is pictured here when we met up them for lunch!

Vi mötte upp en del av svenskarna som också kommit till konferensen, Denise, Charlie, Linus, Erik och Klas finns med på bild här då vi möttes upp för en lunch! We met up with some of the Swedes who also where here for the conference! Denise, Charlie, Linus, Erik and Klas is pictured here when we met up for lunch!

Vi har varit på hemmafest och värdparet har hittat ett hem med en fantastisk pool och utsikt! We have been at a home party and the hosts have found a home with a fantastic pool and view!

Vi har varit på hemmafest och värdparet har hittat ett hem med en fantastisk pool och utsikt! We have been at a home party and the hosts have found a home with a fantastic pool and view!

De har även en bar i poolen! They also have a bar in the pool!

De har även en bar i poolen! They also have a bar in the pool!

Achara visade också hennes senaste konstverk som skulle auktioneras ut vid konferensen till förmån för Larken Rose "The mirror"-projekt! Achara also showed her latest piece of art that would be auctioned off at the conference in favor of Lark Rose's "The Mirror"-project!

Achara visade också hennes senaste konstverk som skulle auktioneras ut vid konferensen till förmån för Larken Rose’s “The mirror”-projekt! Achara also showed her latest piece of art that would be auctioned off at the conference in favor of Lark Rose’s “The Mirror”-project!

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Mer folk som var med på festen! More people who were at the party!

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Efterfesten hamnade hos oss! The after party ended up at our place!

Efterfesten hamnade hos oss! The after party ended up at our place!

Ulrika fick reda på var det hemliga kaffeshoppen låg och följde med de lokala anarkisterna för att inhandla gott kaffe! Ulrika found out where the secret coffee shop was located and went with the local anarchists to purchase good coffee!

Ulrika fick reda på var den hemliga kaffeshoppen låg och följde med de lokala anarkisterna för att inhandla gott kaffe! Ulrika found out where the secret coffee shop was located and went with the local anarchists to purchase good coffee!

Hon provade även en frappucino som var alldeles för söt! She even tried a frappuccino that had to much sugar in it!

Hon provade även en frappucino som var alldeles för söt! She also tried a frappuccino that had to much sugar in it!

Det var middagar ute nästan varje kväll! There were dinners out there almost every night!

Det var middagar ute nästan varje kväll! There were dinners out almost every night!

Försökt kolla på superbowl-finalen! Tried to watch the super bowl final!

Försökt kolla på superbowl-finalen! Tried to watch the super bowl final!

Vi har varit på fester på husttak! We've been to parties on a rooftop!

Vi har varit på fester på husttak! We’ve been to parties on a rooftop!

och har haft fantastisk utsikt över Acapulco! and experience nice views of Acapulco!

och har haft fantastisk utsikt över Acapulco! and experience nice views of Acapulco!

Fler och fler ankor kom på träffarna ju närmare konferensen vi kom! The closer to the conference we came, more ancap's started to show up to the meetings!

Fler och fler ankor kom på träffarna ju närmare konferensen vi kom! The closer to the conference we came, more ancap’s started to show up to the meetings!

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Det blev många sena kvällar de här veckorna! There were many late nights during these weeks!

Det blev många sena kvällar de här veckorna! There were many late nights during these weeks!

VI har också fått en liten vardag och träning har stått på schemat de flesta av dagarna. Ulrika håller på med en Yogautmaning och försöker lära sig tekniken! We also have introduced workouts on our schedule that we have done most of the days. Ulrika is also doing a Yoga challenge and try to learn the techniques!

Vi har också fått en liten vardag och träning har stått på schemat de flesta av dagarna. Ulrika håller på med en Yogautmaning och försöker lära sig tekniken! We also have introduced workouts on our schedule that we have done most of the days. Ulrika is also doing a Yoga challenge and try to learn the techniques!

Och vi har också lagat mat som vi ätit medan vi njutit av vår utsikt! And we have also cooked our own food that we have been eating while enjoying our view!

Och vi har också lagat mat som vi ätit medan vi njutit av vår utsikt! And we have also cooked our own food that we have been eating while enjoying our view!

Bubb.la grundarna Sofia och Martin dök upp och Martin sände radio bubb.la från våran lägenhet! The founders of Bubb.la, Sofia and Martin, showed up and Martin transmitted radio bubb.la from our apartment!

Bubb.la-grundarna Sofia och Martin dök upp och Martin sände radio bubb.la från våran lägenhet! The founders of Cor.ax, Sofia and Martin, showed up and Martin transmitted radio bubb.la from our apartment!

Vi hade svenskträff på vår balkong och vår hederssvensk Doug var också med :) We had Swedish hang out on our balcony and our honorary Swede Doug was also invited :)

Vi hade svenskträff på vår balkong och vår hederssvensk Doug var också med 🙂 We had Swedish hang out on our balcony and our honorary Swede Doug was also invited 🙂

VI var även på nattklubb och det var länge sedan vi var ute och dansade så här! We even went out to a night club and it was a long time since we were out and danced like this!

Vi var även på nattklubb och det var länge sedan vi var ute och dansade så här! We even went out to a night club and it was a long time since we were out and danced like this!

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