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2013-11-07 07:46:35 AM  
I guess Republicans are going to spend some time blaming Sarvis and Libertarians for farking up America.
 
2013-11-07 08:37:24 AM  

vygramul: I guess Republicans are going to spend some time blaming Sarvis and Libertarians for farking up America.


You say that like you're surprised their MO hasn't changed.

Introspection?  Never.  Attack?  Of course.
 
2013-11-07 08:41:14 AM  
All the Libertarians I know are either 20-something dudes who love weed and have very little idea what the federal government actually does or brilliant sociopaths who believe they would flourish in a country without a strong central government and therefore, screw you.

Anecdata!
 
2013-11-07 08:42:14 AM  
Also, there are a few who are Republicans but too self-aware to call themselves Republicans.
 
2013-11-07 08:46:27 AM  
Honestly, what does being a Libertarian mean beyond legalizing drugs, banging hookers and sitting by while the rest of the world blows itself up?

Well, there's also the self-centeredness and sociopathy.
 
2013-11-07 08:48:48 AM  

Diogenes: Honestly, what does being a Libertarian mean beyond legalizing drugs, banging hookers and sitting by while the rest of the world blows itself up?

Well, there's also the self-centeredness and sociopathy.


Don't forget the fedora
 
2013-11-07 08:59:53 AM  
It means you're probably white.
 
2013-11-07 09:02:43 AM  
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2013-11-07 09:22:48 AM  

kxs401: All the Libertarians I know are either 20-something dudes who love weed and have very little idea what the federal government actually does or brilliant sociopaths who believe they would flourish in a country without a strong central government and therefore, screw you.

Anecdata!


I can't disagree.  I went through a dumb college libertarian phase.  Then I graduated and the real world slapped some sense into me.  Between wising up and watching the political spectrum around me being distorted, I'm now pretty damn liberal.
 
2013-11-07 09:39:54 AM  
Wow, Subby didn't make the headline up, its an actual quote FTFA.
 
2013-11-07 09:46:07 AM  
I remember a friend who was a rabid libertarian. And then he had an autistic son born to him.
 
2013-11-07 09:46:37 AM  
Did they drop the elimination of public schools from their platform?
 
2013-11-07 09:47:00 AM  

kxs401: Also, there are a few who are Republicans but too self-aware to call themselves Republicans.


Most I have met are Republicans that are too self-aware to call themselves Republicans.

Both Sides are Bad! So vote Republican!
 
2013-11-07 09:47:03 AM  
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2013-11-07 09:47:19 AM  
Objectivism is autism, expressed as an existential philosophy.
Libertarianism is autism, expressed as a political philosophy.

Neither will ever attract more than about 5% of the human race as real adherents.
 
2013-11-07 09:48:54 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-07 09:48:57 AM  

justaguy516: I remember a friend who was a rabid libertarian. And then he had an autistic son born to him.


A chip off the old block, then?
 
2013-11-07 09:49:20 AM  

justaguy516: I remember a friend who was a rabid libertarian. And then he had an autistic son born to him.


Your friend was probably mildly autistic himself - it's common among libertarians. Probably passed it on to the kid.
 
2013-11-07 09:49:40 AM  

BunkoSquad: Diogenes: Honestly, what does being a Libertarian mean beyond legalizing drugs, banging hookers and sitting by while the rest of the world blows itself up?

Well, there's also the self-centeredness and sociopathy.

Don't forget the fedora


and the rich parents
 
2013-11-07 09:49:51 AM  

kxs401: All the Libertarians I know are either 20-something dudes who love weed and have very little idea what the federal government actually does or brilliant sociopaths who believe they would flourish in a country without a strong central government and therefore, screw you.

Anecdata!


It's not just you.   That's pretty much the entire herd.
 
2013-11-07 09:50:22 AM  
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2013-11-07 09:50:35 AM  

justaguy516: I remember a friend who was a rabid libertarian. And then he had an autistic son born to him.


Which he knew how?
 
2013-11-07 09:51:59 AM  
"No true libertarian..."
 
2013-11-07 09:54:01 AM  
Fedoraheads for freedumbs!

i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-07 09:55:12 AM  

Jackson Herring: [i.imgur.com image 553x768]


What IS this...I don't even...
 
2013-11-07 09:55:36 AM  

The Martian Manhandler: [www.leftycartoons.com image 650x976]


In my lolbertarian days (I was registered Librtarian from '76 to '06) I was a Briefly Tempting, Left-Wing, Stoned Libertarian, as best as I can remember.
 
2013-11-07 09:55:45 AM  

kxs401: All the Libertarians I know are either 20-something dudes who love weed and have very little idea what the federal government actually does or brilliant sociopaths who believe they would flourish in a country without a strong central government and therefore, screw you.


You forget about rich guys who got their wealth largely because of advantages that only happen in a stater where the govt makes investments for the future, who want to end thos einvestments because they are bootstrappy.
 
2013-11-07 09:56:02 AM  

kxs401: Also, there are a few who are Republicans but too self-aware to call themselves Republicans.


THIS.

My best friend from high school has recently decided to call himself Libertarian, but he pretty much parrots Rand Paul (who himself apparently hasn't had an original idea in years). I finally had to block him from FB because of all the "ERMAHGERD! SEEKRIT MOOSELEM!" bullshiat.

I do enjoy my debates with the couple of friends who can hold decent, thought-provoking conversations, but this guy apparently thinks Monty Python's Argument Clinic is a good idea.

/no it isn't
 
2013-11-07 09:57:08 AM  

toomuchwhargarbl: Fedoraheads for freedumbs!

[i.imgur.com image 430x538]


That's.........beautiful.
 
2013-11-07 09:57:23 AM  
 
2013-11-07 09:57:25 AM  
"F*ck you, I've got mine!"
 
2013-11-07 09:57:51 AM  

toomuchwhargarbl: Fedoraheads for freedumbs!

[i.imgur.com image 430x538]


that has to be a joke...
 
2013-11-07 09:57:54 AM  

toomuchwhargarbl: Fedoraheads for freedumbs!

[i.imgur.com image 430x538]


...wow

That is either the most disturbing thing I've read in quite some time, or some brilliant comedy.
 
2013-11-07 09:57:59 AM  
The only positive thing you can say about libertarianism is that it's internally consistent.  It's failings become obvious in any attempt to address a real-world issue.
 
2013-11-07 09:58:15 AM  

Valiente: justaguy516: I remember a friend who was a rabid libertarian. And then he had an autistic son born to him.

Which he knew how?


From his home-schooling psych 101 textbook, of course.  Duh.
 
2013-11-07 09:58:42 AM  
It is always fun to see someone get exposed to libertarian ideas. Usually they start out with all the stuff they agree with and get somewhat excited

Then they find the other half of the general views and discover they are things that they usually despise.

It is just like watching a horrible prank on someone. Sure you feel a little bad about it but it is hilarious at the same time.
 
2013-11-07 09:59:00 AM  

The Martian Manhandler: [www.leftycartoons.com image 650x976]


I have a friend who is one of the rare, Left-wing libertarians. It's like knowing a unicorn. (Although he's also just out of college).
 
2013-11-07 09:59:09 AM  

toomuchwhargarbl: Fedoraheads for freedumbs!

[i.imgur.com image 430x538]


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2013-11-07 09:59:47 AM  
Another article about how if they would just be TRUE libertarians it would be the best thing ever.

There is a reason why no one has ever successfully tried out your bullshiat philosophy, guys.
 
2013-11-07 10:00:07 AM  

toomuchwhargarbl: Fedoraheads for freedumbs!

[i.imgur.com image 430x538]


THAT is the best answer I've seen to "Who is John Galt" NOw I'll see this punks image everytime I hear John Galt.
 
2013-11-07 10:00:18 AM  

jso2897: The Martian Manhandler: [www.leftycartoons.com image 650x976]

In my lolbertarian days (I was registered Librtarian from '76 to '06) I was a Briefly Tempting, Left-Wing, Stoned Libertarian, as best as I can remember.


Due to influence from my mother's then-boyfriend (who was a weird combination of Naive, Terrified, Whitey and The Apostle), I became a big fan of Ron Paul's 1988 Presidential campaign on the Libertarian ticket.

Then as I grew older, I realized most of everything in the Libertarian platform short of legalizing drugs was stupid.
 
2013-11-07 10:00:22 AM  
It means you are too much of a pussy to call yourself an Anarchist
 
2013-11-07 10:01:35 AM  

toomuchwhargarbl: Fedoraheads for freedumbs!

[i.imgur.com image 430x538]


i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-07 10:01:43 AM  
QueenMamaBee:

/no it isn't

Your type make me puke, QueenMamaBee.

/Nono, it's "WAAAA!" Put your hand there.
//Would love subjecting some Libertarians to "Getting hit on the head lessons."
 
2013-11-07 10:02:16 AM  

QueenMamaBee: kxs401: Also, there are a few who are Republicans but too self-aware to call themselves Republicans.

THIS.

My best friend from high school has recently decided to call himself Libertarian, but he pretty much parrots Rand Paul (who himself apparently hasn't had an original idea in years). I finally had to block him from FB because of all the "ERMAHGERD! SEEKRIT MOOSELEM!" bullshiat.

I do enjoy my debates with the couple of friends who can hold decent, thought-provoking conversations, but this guy apparently thinks Monty Python's Argument Clinic is a good idea.

/no it isn't


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But, seriously - the difficulty is that taken as individual principles, the vast majority of Libertarian principles are morally and philosophically sound.
What "Libertarians" fail to see is that is is quite possible for this to be so, and at the same time, for "Libertarianism" as an overarching social and political philosophy to be utter nonsense.
That is, in fact, the case.
 
2013-11-07 10:02:25 AM  
"free markets to a gaggle of misfits who want pot and prostitution legalized and a total non-interventionist foreign policy."


What exactly do you think the "free market" is going to provide?  Wholesome values?  Left to their own devices people will sell each other for a pocket of shiny rocks you flippin' moron.

"Libertarians have devolved from the pro-liberty wing of the right side of the ledger to the annoying kid who, when he doesn't get 100 percent of what he wants, takes his ball and goes home."


Who are you dictate what "pro liberty" is supposed to mean?  If your highest goal is personal freedom,  don't be surprised when it turns out to be purely selfish means.  This guy is arguing contradictions.
 
2013-11-07 10:03:49 AM  

UNC_Samurai: I can't disagree. I went through a dumb college libertarian phase. Then I graduated and the real world slapped some sense into me. Between wising up and watching the political spectrum around me being distorted, I'm now pretty damn liberal.


Libertarians, like the Tea Party, are a group that espouses ideas that are contrary to what the individuals actually believe. I like jeffersonian liberalism, but I understand that as a practical matter progressive liberalism is more aligned to today's practical realities. It would be really "nice" if we could have a small central government, strong constitutional liberties and a strong self reliance. It is something that did work when this country was expanding, but these days we can't go back to the quaint world of homesteads. That is where libertarians get into trouble. They have ignored why we got where we are. Social justice, government oversight and restraint of rights were all necessary to have a functional and better society.
 
2013-11-07 10:04:18 AM  
Like any pure political philosophy libertarianism in an extreme form is doomed to failure.  Socialism, Capitalism (technically it's a kind of Oligarchy, I guess), Communism, Authoritarianism...  every single one is a non-starter unless blended with several other philosophies.

This is why the general talking points coming from the GOP these days are so pants on head retarded.  You shouldn't have to change your underpants every time Rush tells you something socialist is a-brewing... you should be thinking about whether a socialist solution for a particular problem makes sense.
 
2013-11-07 10:04:52 AM  

kxs401: All the Libertarians I know are either 20-something dudes who love weed and have very little idea what the federal government actually does or brilliant sociopaths who believe they would flourish in a country without a strong central government and therefore, screw you.

Anecdata!


Damn. You really nailed every single Libertarian I know too.
 
2013-11-07 10:06:05 AM  
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