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    Re: Is Ron Paul Insane?

    He's a Neocon, look at the website, it's the American Conservative. He's a total Neocon nazi and a bad man, but it still doesn't negate his argument.
    His argument negates his argument because it is based upon the most idiotic premise in the universe, i.e. that libertarians are in anyway comparable to Marxists or Communists. Either way, I'm not overly concerned with the smear campaign against libertarian ideology as it currently exists. Conformists have always tried to maintain the status-quo, but progress can only be delayed for so long. It may take a while - ten or more years perhaps - but libertarian-minded individuals will start to emerge as viable candidates for the Congress and eventually the Presidency. All we needed was somebody to get the ball rolling...thanks Ron.

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    Re: Is Ron Paul Insane?

    He's using Marxist as a metaphor; libertarians are similar in that they have a fringe political ideology, socialize among each other obsessively and think and act in extremes. Libertarians, just like Marxists, think that their magic ideas will save society, but only if applied in totality and without compromise. And, just like Marxists, libertarians dismiss the obvious failings of their ideology with the fallacy that the specific application of libertarianism was "impure" in some manner and if the libertarian method was applied either in a broader way or more doctrine manner it would have worked.

    They're also both basically dead ideologies that only continue on among academics and the political fringe.

    What I find particularly obnoxious about libertarianism is that it's used a political red herring by Neoconservatives and social conservatives (ask Ron Paul about his positions towards abortion, something which should be a libertarian no-brainer) to obfuscate the failings of the Republican party. There was not a single Republican president in the last 60 years that was remotely libertarian.

    There are three basic kinds of libertarians.

    The Republican Liar: Libertarians that are libertarians until it violates some basic Republican tenet (usually something to do with drugs, abortion or Israel).

    The Backwoods Psycho: Libertarians that aren't really libertarians they're just insane and heavily armed.

    College Libertarians: Too-cool-for-school college kids that will either be socialists in a few months or Neocons.
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: Is Ron Paul Insane?

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    He's using Marxist as a metaphor; libertarians are similar in that they have a fringe political ideology, socialize among each other obsessively and think and act in extremes. Libertarians, just like Marxists, think that their magic ideas will save society, but only if applied in totality and without compromise. And, just like Marxists, libertarians dismiss the obvious failings of their ideology with the fallacy that the specific application of libertarianism was "impure" in some manner and if the libertarian method was applied either in a broader way or more doctrine manner it would have worked.

    They're also both basically dead ideologies that only continue on among academics and the political fringe.

    What I find particularly obnoxious about libertarianism is that it's used a political red herring by Neoconservatives and social conservatives (ask Ron Paul about his positions towards abortion, something which should be a libertarian no-brainer) to obfuscate the failings of the Republican party. There was not a single Republican president in the last 60 years that was remotely libertarian.

    There are three basic kinds of libertarians.

    The Republican Liar: Libertarians that are libertarians until it violates some basic Republican tenet (usually something to do with drugs, abortion or Israel).

    The Backwoods Psycho: Libertarians that aren't really libertarians they're just insane and heavily armed.

    College Libertarians: Too-cool-for-school college kids that will either be socialists in a few months or Neocons.
    I guess I'm the second kind. ALthough the insanity is subjective to personal opinion now isnt it?
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    Re: Is Ron Paul Insane?

    No you're not; you have a computer.

    The second kind is Ruby Ridge people.
    Last edited by new coup for you; 01-27-09 at 03:37 PM.
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: Is Ron Paul Insane?

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    No you're not; you have a computer.

    The second kind is Ruby Ridge people.
    Well, I'm not in college.

    I'm not a republican I guess, as I am FAR too mixed in political and social opinion for that bland title.

    The only thing left are my guns and the criticism I get for my outlook.

    So, what kind of libertarian would you classify me as?
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    Re: Is Ron Paul Insane?

    You can be the first or second without actually being a Republican or in college.
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: Is Ron Paul Insane?

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    You can be the first or second without actually being a Republican or in college.


    How is that?

    I won't be going socialist or neocon any time soon.

    I don't stick with "libertarian" ideals untill they conflict with republican standards.

    So, perhaps you should add a 4th category.

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    Re: Is Ron Paul Insane?

    To do a really exhaustive anthropological study of libertarian society would require way more time on the internet then I could possibly fit into my schedule.
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: Is Ron Paul Insane?

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    To do a really exhaustive anthropological study of libertarian society would require way more time on the internet then I could possibly fit into my schedule.
    I already provided you with a 4th option
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    Re: Is Ron Paul Insane?

    I'm thinking "internet libertarian" might be a reasonable addition, but it has a lot of similarities with "college libertarian".
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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