We are also one of the Partners to this superb event.
The Freedom Festival is created by the superb The Freedom Association a group established by, amongst others, the venerable Ross McWhirter and Norris McWhirter CBE whom I recall – with some sense of thinking they’re a little weird – from Roy Castle’s (unforgettable) Record Breakers in the 1970s.
Did you know Ross was assassinated by the Provos (the IRA)? I certainly did not. I can see why he was a target. It strikes me as not particularly freedom thinking to restrict the Irish in the UK as Ross proposed. See the Wikipedia entry. Was it a reason to murder him? Certainly not – that is the essence of tyranny and the opposite of freedom. No doubt they justified themselves as all tyrants do. (One man’s tyrant/terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter. Yes, but there are ways and means. Look at Ukraine right now, for example. It’s called democracy.)
So, if you’re going to the event please say hello and that you read this blog and especially come to the Gala Dinner where I’ll be giving a short speech about The Great Depression in the US 1920/21 – THAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT!
Copyright Jonathan Davis 2014