Why are Republicans Wrong about Everything?

Search
Go

Discussion Topic

Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
Messages 44521 - 44540 of total 52587 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2013 - 07:32pm PT

Why Libertarians Are Basically Cult Members

Salon / By Michael Lind

June 11, 2013


Simply note libertarianism's fatal flaw and you'll get an enraged, hysterical response. They still don't get it


My previous Salon essay, in which I asked why there are not any libertarian countries, if libertarianism is a sound political philosophy, has infuriated members of the tiny but noisy libertarian sect, as criticisms of cults by outsiders usually do. The weak logic and bad scholarship that suffuse libertarian responses to my article tend to reinforce me in my view that, if they were not paid so well to churn out anti-government propaganda by plutocrats like the Koch brothers and various self-interested corporations, libertarians would play no greater role in public debate than do the followers of Lyndon LaRouche or L. Ron Hubbard.

An unscientific survey of the blogosphere turns up a number of libertarians claiming in response to my essay that, because libertarianism is anti-statist, to ask for an example of a real-world libertarian state shows a failure to understand libertarianism. But if the libertarian ideal is a stateless society, then libertarianism is merely a different name for utopian anarchism and deserves to be similarly ignored.

more
http://www.alternet.org/economy/libertarians-are-cult-members?paging=off
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jun 17, 2013 - 07:39pm PT
In answer to Dr. F's original question:

Because they are nattering nabobs of negativism.
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2013 - 07:53pm PT
Who the hell is Republican Jesus™?

Republican Jesus™ is very different than the Jesus you and I are familiar with. First off, he is White. Not just white, but White. Republican Jesus™ has a special place in his heart for America. Specifically, White America. Do you doubt this? Ask yourself why anyone who believes in a colorblind Jesus would even conceive of praying for the death of Obama? No, only those who follow Republican Jesus™ would even think that such a prayer could, or should, be answered. If you are currently thinking that racism has nothing to do with the unprecedented hatred of Obama, go away, I’m talking to the grownups.

Republican Jesus™, by the way, is a big supporter of the Confederacy. Why he let them lose the War of Northern Aggression is a mystery. But all “real” Americans know that the South will rise again and Republican Jesus™ will lead the way back to glory. Or something like that. How the Northern and Mid-western Red states fit into this Southern revival is also a mystery.

Republican Jesus™ loves guns. Loves them! Never mind all that silly talk of beating swords into plowshares! Every good member of the church of Republican Jesus™ should have, at minimum, enough armament to hold off an invasion by those commie liberal hordes that are coming any day now. Or the ATF, whichever shows up first. Or maybe just enough to wipe out a schoolroom filled with kids when their excellent parenting skills manifest themselves in the next Columbine tragedy.

Remember, conservatives, to complain about anti-bullying programs being government overreach afterwards!

Republican Jesus™ loves the rich. Ignore that whole “camel through the eye of a needle” garbage. Republican Jesus™ wants you to be prosperous! It’s called “prosperity theology” and it percolates throughout the conservative religious fervor. God rewards the faithful with material wealth. Very spiritual stuff. If your idea of spiritual is a McMansion.

But Republican Jesus™ is not just about love. Republican Jesus™ also hates and, boy, does he hate!

Republican Jesus™ hates the poor. This is the flip side of “prosperity theology”. If God rewards the faithful with riches, than the poor are obviously NOT of the faith and deserve what they get. This is, in part, why conservatives hate the social safety nets of welfare, food stamps and Medicaid. Those (and by “those” I mean those) people don’t worship Republican Jesus™ and are unworthy of being helped. Besides if you feed them, they’ll just breed!

Republican Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer of South Carolina actually said that. And he meant it.

Republican Jesus™ hates The Gay. They’re sinners, after all. It says so right there in the Bible next to the part about shellfish being an abomination. Nothing demonstrates the compassionate conservatives’ dedication to the teachings of Republican Jesus™ like blocking legislation for same sex marriage and calling homosexuals pedophiles while enjoying a nice shrimp cocktail before a delicious lobster dinner.

Also, Republican Jesus™ gave us AIDS, and STDs in general, as punishment for homosexuality. Of course, this ignores the fact that lesbians (a well-known subset of homosexuality) have the lowest rate of STDs, including AIDS, among all adult population groups. So as far as punishment goes, half of the “sinners” are better off than the rest of us, statistically speaking. Maybe Republican Jesus™ likes him some girl on girl action?

Republican Jesus™ hates Muslims. Muslims are scary because some of them do bad things to innocent people. That makes them all evil terrorists. This is not to be confused with White Christian Militia types who blow up abortion clinics or plot political assassinations in Republican Jesus’™ name. Those people are martyrs and heroes. Or they were crazy lone wolves having nothing to do with Republican Jesus™. It depends on which channel you’re interviewing on, Fox or MSNBC.

Republican Jesus™ totally hates Liberals. Liberals are the pawns of Satan George Soros trying to destroy the greatest country ever made on this 6000 year old planet (conservative moderates are almost as bad and must be expunged!). Compromising with a Liberal is a terrible sin in the eyes of Republican Jesus™ and must not be tolerated.

Finally, Republican Jesus™ hates science. With a passion bordering on obsession. And that’s the topic of my next ivory tower snobby liberal thesis: “Why DO conservatives hate science so much?” Or “How I learned not to learn and trust my beer gut instead.”


Read more: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/06/16/republican-jesus/#ixzz2WX5FGZmm
dave729

Trad climber
Western America
Jun 17, 2013 - 08:05pm PT
Remaining calm when the world is blowing up seems stupid eh? In the immortal
words of Hillary, "at this point what does it matter?"


CANADA IS DOOMED: Three Signs The Country Up North Is Screwed Beyond All Recognition.

(sorry Canada but cannot leave you hoosers out of the fun)

scandals, corruption, cash payoffs, crack piping, cities in receivership.
A wondrous age in the great white north. We could learn something.

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-three-reasons-canada-is-in-big-trouble-2013-6?utm_source=hearst&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=allverticals



Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Jun 17, 2013 - 08:11pm PT
how does the supreme court decision fix elections, Ron?
rSin

Trad climber
calif
Jun 17, 2013 - 08:42pm PT
this extremist conservative jesus fiction has really brought the knuckle draggers out of the woodwork

their leaders are "christian dominionist" who believe that christ example is only godly living when your poor people being occupied by a forein nation. as soon as christians regain control of their government they are compelled to go torquemada on the citizens again and since that sits so well with the lowest class of humans ever their all hot on practicing early and letting billionaires use them to destroy american values across the board simple because its the best route to power they can devise





mikey weinsteins military religious freedom foundations is dedicated to protecting us soldiers from their running wild in the service presently

he and chris hedges refer to these bastard crybabies doctrine as the "weaponized gospel of christ"

their positions is based on ignoring christs teachings and believing that christ actually wanted the old testiment back so therefore the rules before the new covent are where to start if your really into him


http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/

TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jun 17, 2013 - 09:36pm PT
http://sofrep.com/22033/doubling-down-on-no-benghazi-stand-down-order/
jghedge

climber
Jun 17, 2013 - 10:15pm PT
Hahahaha, TGT gets jealous of Rong hogging the SuperTopo Stupid Spotlight, apparently

Don't worry TGT - we give you just as much credit as we do Rong

He's just (a little) more entertaining
Curt

climber
Gold Canyon, AZ
Jun 17, 2013 - 10:37pm PT
From TGT's article:

...the moral of this story...is don’t be a blind consumer of the news. Listen and ask questions, even when distinguished individuals tell you something. Just because they have a title, awards, position etc. it doesn’t mean they have a lock on truth, common sense and aren’t misleading you...

Translation: Even when there is overwhelming factual evidence to the contrary, don't believe anything, if it isn't fully aligned with your personal bias.

Curt

jghedge

climber
Jun 17, 2013 - 10:48pm PT
And, most especially, trust nothing that you know is true, because truth has a well-known liberal bias, and is therefore ideologically slanted.
rSin

Trad climber
calif
Jun 18, 2013 - 12:22am PT
the first lesson at jesus camp they teach the kids is that you can think logically to the wrong conclusion...
Hawkeye

climber
State of Mine
Jun 18, 2013 - 10:15am PT
Bush’s ratings beat Obama’s

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2013/06/12/bushs-ratings-beat-obamas/

i didnt vote for shrub, but this article should tell you libtards something about your shining star.
jghedge

climber
Jun 18, 2013 - 10:43am PT

"i didnt vote for shrub, but this article should tell you libtards something about your shining star."


So you voted for Gore and Kerry - well done!

When Obama gets down to 25%, let us know


Then he'll equal the repub's shining star.
J man

Trad climber
morgan hill
Jun 18, 2013 - 12:18pm PT
Please let it not be true.

FBI team pulled out of Cincinnati in the middle of questioning IRS employees and sent north to dig for Jimmy Hoffa?
Totally weird. A short 300 miles north and a 5 hour drive into cow country. Priority One! Code 3.


Did this sudden reassignment come via a White House suggestion?
This brilliant diversionary idea may have originated from the top AFL/CIO
boss who visits senior advisors every week at the White House.
They hope that stopping the IRS questioning will stop the scandal.

D.C. is overloaded with scandals just now and the FBI suddenly decides to
dig for Jimmy Hoffa?
More likely Its punishment duty for the agents who were taking their jobs
seriously and recording lots of damming evidence from IRS personnel in the
501c(4) exempt division office in Cincinnati Ohio.


Sent to dig up mosquitoe infested swamp land in Michigan can only be
viewed as a warning for government employees to keep their traps shut,
and suits the administrations sense of a teachable moment.

When Chicago types hint about digging graves and hiding bodies we damn
well better pay attention.
Curt

climber
Gold Canyon, AZ
Jun 18, 2013 - 01:03pm PT
Did this sudden reassignment come via a White House suggestion?

Yes. Every morning Barak Obama personally calls each of the FBI's 36,000 employees and gives them their daily assignments. Are you the only one who did not know this?

Curt
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Jun 18, 2013 - 01:08pm PT
I knew that!


And I also know that Obama personally went to Cleveland at night and instructed those 2nd floor
IRS workers to target Tea Party applications for non profit social welfare status.

Actually, he went privately to their homes so he could hide his being in Cleveland.


how do I know this?

because I heard it from this guy....
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jun 18, 2013 - 01:43pm PT
rSin

Trad climber
calif
Jun 18, 2013 - 02:33pm PT
the only damning evidence is that the irs DIDNT take its responsibility to feret out illegal political influence rackets masqurading as social welfare organizations

second only to obama cutting the mike at the bully pulpit before explaining this as such
rSin

Trad climber
calif
Jun 18, 2013 - 02:40pm PT
wow...

someone just pulled his syria toys and went home



say,
i read the wacko conservative headlines just to stay up on their drift
the lastest is about china getting direct action to treasury auctions which will allow them to avoid wallstreet primary dealers and the losses which come from the high speed transactional robbery your subjected to when placing your purchase there


the wackos think this is another grave sovereignty loss

not making china suck wall street dick just to access the market


anything to this?
WBraun

climber
Jun 18, 2013 - 04:03pm PT
America’s an out-of-control menace. It’s lawless, unprincipled, uncompromising, and unrelenting.

It threatens freedom and world peace.

According to Wired.com, a recent Pentagon report recommended nuclear war in response to cyberattacking America.
Messages 44521 - 44540 of total 52587 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
 
Our Guidebooks
Check 'em out!
SuperTopo Guidebooks


Try a free sample topo!

 
SuperTopo on the Web

Review Categories
Recent Route Beta
Recent Gear Reviews