I’ve volunteered for the FSP, but I first considered moving here because of Free Talk Live which is broadcast from Keene and closely linked to Free Keene. FTL and Free Keene are better at outreach, I couldn’t get ahold of anyone from the FSP from the West Coast. But once you get here, there is good activity with the FSP, namely Porcfest and Liberty Forum. It really depends on where you are though too, Portsmouth has a lot of their own activities.
I think the schism began when Ian mentioned his opinion on age-of-consent on FTL, that is a polarizing subject, but regardless, I also think diversity in the Liberty movement is a good thing. So is cooperation, which is why I started a book exchange organization to introduce people to the Objectivist liberty movement and a language club to introduce people to the Esperanto international peace movement.
There is more than one path to liberty, as long as we continue to not initiate force on one another, we will move forward together…or at least side by side.