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2013-05-29 10:06:50 AM  
Holy shiat. This is TOO damn good.
 
2013-05-29 10:14:46 AM  
So what I'm hearing is that the tea party movement will result in the brutal murder of hundreds of millions of people
 
2013-05-29 10:14:50 AM  
Sending to Teabagger friends. Heads asploding soon...
 
2013-05-29 10:18:04 AM  

Aarontology: So what I'm hearing is that the tea party movement will result in the brutal murder of hundreds of millions of people


if it were ever allowed near the levers of power, yes.
 
2013-05-29 10:25:36 AM  

Aarontology: So what I'm hearing is that the tea party movement will result in the brutal murder of hundreds of millions of people


I have no doubt that a tea partier president would order the invasions of Iran.
 
2013-05-29 10:42:40 AM  
Visualize the entire United States as one vast "company,"

And this, right here, is your problem.
 
2013-05-29 10:43:08 AM  
PJ Media, literally the blog for which the phrase "your blog sucks" was created
 
2013-05-29 10:57:58 AM  

Karac: Aarontology: So what I'm hearing is that the tea party movement will result in the brutal murder of hundreds of millions of people

I have no doubt that a tea partier president would order the invasions of Iran.


You're thinking too small for theocrats.

Try "re-education camps". Accept the official, Tea Party approved denomination of State Christianity, or you can work to the death for your penance.

Homosexual or Muslim? Off to the gas chambers showers with you.

/yes. I firmly believe that if you give these people the power to shiat upon the constitution, our country will resemble a real-life version of the V for Vendetta Universe.
//Complete with Rand Paul as Chancellor Suttler.
 
2013-05-29 11:00:39 AM  
Visualize the entire United States as one vast "company,"


i.telegraph.co.uk

Purina.
 
2013-05-29 11:00:49 AM  
Forget the headline, TFA utilizes some awesome mental gymnastics.

Holy shiat, I leave you this gem:

The end result of this epochal demographic and economic shift is that for the first time in American history, the people who actually work for a living and contribute to the common good - the "proletariat" in Marx's version, and the "taxpayers" in ours - no longer control the company. Vote-wise, the scales have tipped in favor on the non-contributors and the bureaucrats, and suddenly  they are the ones making the decisions about what to do with our collective gigantic pile of money - while those who actually created the pile through their work and tax contributions have become powerless.

It is outrage over this very power shift that spawned the Tea Party, which is essentially a movement of taxpayers angry that they no longer get to determine how their taxes are spent. Historically speaking,  the Tea Party movement can be accurately defined as a workers' revolution.

Karl Marx, were he alive today, would approve.
 
2013-05-29 11:12:51 AM  
 
2013-05-29 11:20:28 AM  

hardinparamedic: Holy shiat. This is TOO damn good.


The money shot is the final paragraph in TFA.  And I quote:  The Tea Party is a workers' revolution. Modern "progressivism" is a reactionary totalitarian movement. The sooner that honest Marxists grasp this, the sooner "the people" can achieve liberation.

/I came
 
2013-05-29 11:23:15 AM  
So are tea partiers wanting to pay no taxes while the job creators pay all the taxes?
 
2013-05-29 11:33:58 AM  
The problem with this theory in the 21st century is that very few people actually work in factories anymore due to exponential improvements in automation and efficiency, and fewer still produce handicrafts, and the vast majority of American "workers" these days don't actually create anything tangible. Even so, there is an attractive populist rationality to this aspect of Marxism that appeals to everyone's sense of fairness - even to those who staunchly reject the rest of communist theory. Those who do the work should reap the benefits and control the system; hard to argue with that.

Huge holes in this line of reasoning.  Working in a factory is voluntary contract that the worker or employer can choose to get out of.  Taxes are forced upon us.

In the factory example, there are just workers and factory owners/ managers.

In the government example, there are taxpayers who pay a net outlay to the system (the author compares to workers), the bureaucrats that run government (the author compares to the owner/managers), but a third and significant group - the author calls non-contributors, who receive a net benefit from the system.  There is no group the non-contributors compare to in the factory example.

And to say the factory owners/ managers do nothing but sit idly by and mooch off their employers is extremely simplistic.  Who takes the huge risk to buy the land and the building, buy all the equipment?  Who develops the process?  Who is responsible for staffing?  Factory owners use *their own wealth* that they created through hard work (or inherited from someone else who worked hard per that person's desire to pass the money on to that specific person) and invest that money in a business that could very well fail, risking losing it all.

That is a far cry from a bureaucrat, who doesn't risk their own wealth and whose employees pay the bureaucrat taxes or risk going to jail.  I could keep going ...
 
2013-05-29 11:43:15 AM  
I don't want to click a Pajamas link.
 
2013-05-29 11:45:57 AM  
Your blogs is a fractal of suck. At any resolution, at any angle, from any distance - your blog sucks.
 
2013-05-29 11:46:07 AM  

Aarontology: So what I'm hearing is that the tea party movement will result in the brutal murder of hundreds of millions of people


It happened before when they were calling themselves Nazi's
 
2013-05-29 11:46:37 AM  
When I clicked on it my browser at work said "Rejected for reason: Stupidity"
 
2013-05-29 11:47:04 AM  

Aarontology: So what I'm hearing is that the tea party movement will result in the brutal murder of hundreds of millions of people


As long as they're liberals, commies, fascists, marxists etc. (but I repeat myself) I'm ok with that
 
2013-05-29 11:47:50 AM  
Forget the guy from Scanners - we need an anigif of the guy's head exploding at the Clayton Bigsby rile-em-up.
 
2013-05-29 11:48:39 AM  

Aarontology: So what I'm hearing is that the tea party movement will result in the brutal murder of hundreds of millions of people


imokwiththis.jpg
 
2013-05-29 11:50:29 AM  
The first view (held mostly by its detractors) is that Marxism is little more thanthe politics of resentment dancing.
 
2013-05-29 11:51:50 AM  
Visualize the entire United States as one vast "company,"

farm1.staticflickr.com

                 Monsanto?
 
2013-05-29 11:52:03 AM  
It's like the author is trying to expand on Poe's Law by testing the theoretical limits of trolling. I haven't seen this level of doublethink since I read 1984.
 
2013-05-29 11:53:03 AM  
Um, is the Tea Party core a group of petty bourgeois?  The people that thought they were the privileged and elite, but they got swindled just like the proles?
 
2013-05-29 11:53:25 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: Aarontology: So what I'm hearing is that the tea party movement will result in the brutal murder of hundreds of millions of people

As long as they're liberals, commies, fascists, marxists etc. (but I repeat myself) I'm ok with that


You need a dictionary.
 
2013-05-29 11:57:28 AM  
Historically speaking, the Tea Party movement can be accurately defined as a workers' revolution.

What a revolting worker might look like:

dailyratchet.com
 
2013-05-29 11:57:53 AM  

GiantRex: It's like the author is trying to expand on Poe's Law by testing the theoretical limits of trolling. I haven't seen this level of doublethink since I read 1984.


It's a masterpiece.  Reading this thing makes my thoughts itch.
 
2013-05-29 12:00:25 PM  
nah.  All populist movements have similar sounding rhetoric.  Marx wasn't a populist leader, he was just  a social theorist.  To really get something that sounds like the Tea Party you have to look to Mao.
 
2013-05-29 12:01:56 PM  
Nicholas Cage's hair looks like a teapot that looks like Hitler.  Your argument is invalid.
 
2013-05-29 12:03:07 PM  

Wasteland: GiantRex: It's like the author is trying to expand on Poe's Law by testing the theoretical limits of trolling. I haven't seen this level of doublethink since I read 1984.

It's a masterpiece.  Reading this thing makes my thoughts itch.


But, and this is important: Was it trolling? Or a cry for help?

Conservatism is a mental illness. This guy is trying his hardest to get the message across that he needs help. Mental illnesses aren't the fault of their sufferers and should not be seen as a flaw or vice, but as an affliction like any other. He just wants to be healthy and sees no other way to express his displeasure at his unfortunate condition.
 
2013-05-29 12:03:58 PM  
That was an exercise in Olympian levels of mental gymnastics.
 
2013-05-29 12:04:25 PM  
This is the level of reasoning you get when someone decides that two things he doesn't like must be equivalent since he doesn't like either one, ignoring all other possible factors.

Take this sentence:

I won't bother to RTFA, but I imagine that it contains lots of sentences conceptually similar to this:

"I don't like butterscotch pudding or helicopters, so clearly butterscotch pudding causes chemtrails."
 
2013-05-29 12:04:38 PM  
I think the article is basically doing this:

Communism is a populist movement.
Tea Party is a populist  movement.

Therefore the Tea Part is like communism.

Yeah sorry that doesn't work.
 
2013-05-29 12:06:25 PM  
the politics of resentment - a philosophical justification for the hatred of success by those who failed to achieve it.

For a moment I was hoping the whaarrgarbler was going to talk about "Ressentiment" but then I snapped out of it.

and finally under anarchy, freelance predators would be allowed to steal or destroy any existing wealth or possessions with no interference from the state

True, but the community/union militia would have something to say about it.

That's as far as I could make it.


SlothB77
Working in a factory is voluntary contract that the worker or employer can choose to get out of.

It's voluntary in the moment, but hardly voluntary in the sense that for the worker walking away means unable to buy food or pay for housing. A worker may have a choice of oppressive environments but since the labor supply is normally higher than the demand, the paradigm is impossible to escape within the capitalist sytem. Especially today, when 100 people apply to every job.

Who takes the huge risk to buy the land and the building, buy all the equipment?

Risk is not work. Especially considering that practically all investment capital was stolen in the first place.

(or inherited from someone else who worked hard per that person's desire to pass the money on to that specific person)

Just admit that there is no justification for inheritence if the principle is that wealth is the result of hard work.
 
2013-05-29 12:08:34 PM  

Dahnkster: Visualize the entire United States as one vast "company,"

[farm1.staticflickr.com image 640x480]

                 Monsanto?


Can someone please photoshop this to where the hand is smacking the face in a looped, never ending GIF?farm1.staticflickr.com
 
2013-05-29 12:08:46 PM  
As a Marxist.... this just makes me shake my head.
 
2013-05-29 12:11:34 PM  

Jackson Herring: PJ Media, literally the blog for which the phrase "your blog sucks" was created


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmPAuJqkAM0
 
2013-05-29 12:12:33 PM  
Karl Marx was a Tea Partier
Was a good friend of mine
Never understood a single word he said
But I helped him drink his wine
 
2013-05-29 12:12:34 PM  

Corvus: I think the article is basically doing this:

Communism is a populist movement initially followed en masse by racist, drooling, mouth-breathers who were mad at the government for perceived slights.
Tea Party is a populist  movement initially followed en masse by racist, drooling, mouth-breathers who were mad at the government for perceived slights

 .

Therefore the Tea Part is like communism.

Yeah sorry that doesn't work.


Actually, it kind of does.
 
2013-05-29 12:13:45 PM  

RumsfeldsReplacement: Corvus: I think the article is basically doing this:

Communism is a populist movement initially followed en masse by racist, drooling, mouth-breathers who were mad at the government for perceived slights.
Tea Party is a populist  movement initially followed en masse by racist, drooling, mouth-breathers who were mad at the government for perceived slights .

Therefore the Tea Part is like communism.

Yeah sorry that doesn't work.

Actually, it kind of does.


"Mass executions" and "spicy mustard" are kind of on different levels of "perceived slight".
 
2013-05-29 12:15:24 PM  
There's trouble at th' mill!
 
2013-05-29 12:18:15 PM  
There was an attempt at an intellectual foundation for Marxism........the same can not be said of the Tea Party movement.
 
2013-05-29 12:19:07 PM  

Citrate1007: There was an attempt at an intellectual foundation for Marxism........the same can not be said of the Tea Party movement.


Be fair, BSABSVR is kind of like an intellectual foundation.
 
2013-05-29 12:20:10 PM  

Corvus: I think the article is basically doing this:

Communism is a populist movement.
Tea Party is a populist  movement.

Therefore the Tea Part is like communism.



Actually, I thought the article was more doing this:

Red is Blue
Green is Blue

Therefore Red is Green.
 
2013-05-29 12:21:00 PM  
After reading the article, it is a stretch, but does make a point.  Except for the fact that the Tea Party is a bunch of useful idiots making the rich people much much richer.
 
2013-05-29 12:22:56 PM  

Blink: Corvus: I think the article is basically doing this:

Communism is a populist movement.
Tea Party is a populist  movement.

Therefore the Tea Part is like communism.


Actually, I thought the article was more doing this:

Red is Blue
Green is Blue

Therefore Red is Green.



i.imgur.com

RIP RED GREEN
 
2013-05-29 12:23:06 PM  
Goodness.

SlothB77 strikes me as the kind of person, who would consider Ayn Ryand "fun".
 
2013-05-29 12:24:24 PM  
Goodness.

I made a typo, should have been Rand, not Ryand.
 
2013-05-29 12:24:55 PM  

Blink: Corvus: I think the article is basically doing this:

Communism is a populist movement.
Tea Party is a populist  movement.

Therefore the Tea Part is like communism.


Actually, I thought the article was more doing this:

Red is Blue
Green is Blue

Therefore Red is Green.


imagemacros.files.wordpress.com
 
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