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Some personal thoughts here after looking at this great infograph…
As if you didn’t need anymore reasons to not vote for these clowns here is some more.  Admittedly they are all bad choices but it is shocking to see the Paul supporters fervently willing to put up the blinders and embrace it all with utter naivety and blind devotion. Ron Paul, a guy that says the civil rights act and voter rights act are UNCONSTITUTIONAL and introduced bills to overturn them? Are you fucking kidding me???? Have you all ever heard of the civil rights movement? Martin Luther King?  Rosa Parks? Let me remind you that people fought INCREDIBLY hard just to have the same rights as WHITE PEOPLE.  Decades of struggle and oppression  to overcome this bullshit brought on by HUNDREDS OF YEARS OF THE WORLDS MOST FUCKED UP SLAVERY TRADE.  How does this not mean anything to Ron Paul supporters.  Maybe you are to young to remember the struggle people had to go through.
I guess its all ok because he wants to legalize weed.  Right.
In reality that is another fallacy.  To overturn a federal mandate, he would need approval from congress. Even if that did somehow occur, he is still leaving the legalization up to the states.  This by no means “legalizes weed”. 
Ron Paul has been in congress for 22 years and hasn’t been able to do much of anything and now we are supposed to believe he is the magic man with the answer to all of our problems?   This sounds like religion more than politics! I’m glad he is against war, so am I .  I also realize Ron Paul says “end the fed” but still not a single person has given me answers to any of my questions.  People just know that “ending the fed” is a good idea but did they ever take the time to actually look at Ron Paul’s stance on parallel currency?  It’s just the same thing all over again…Politicians campaigning, coming up with clever catch-phrases and “hooks” to win approval from the target market…and nobody actually takes time to look and explore what does any of this mean.  I’m sorry if I disagree with you Paul supporters but I don’t believe we should switch to a gold standard either and I don’t believe we should allow for competing currencies.  (Both of these are Ron Paul’s official stance)  What happens when a single corporation “wins” and becomes the pref distributor?  That would amount to the initial issue but the problem is they wouldn’t just be independent to the executive but also to the legislative branch of government. In other words they would not be elected or appointed. I am in no way defending bernanke & c. I am trying to warn you about the type of “hyper-capitalism” free-market ideology Ron Paul is promoting. Another way to put it would be; what would prevent corporations or countries from buying up all the gold resulting in us losing more of our rights & purchasing power to corporate interests?

Some personal thoughts here after looking at this great infograph…

As if you didn’t need anymore reasons to not vote for these clowns here is some more.  Admittedly they are all bad choices but it is shocking to see the Paul supporters fervently willing to put up the blinders and embrace it all with utter naivety and blind devotion. Ron Paul, a guy that says the civil rights act and voter rights act are UNCONSTITUTIONAL and introduced bills to overturn them? Are you fucking kidding me???? Have you all ever heard of the civil rights movement? Martin Luther King?  Rosa Parks? Let me remind you that people fought INCREDIBLY hard just to have the same rights as WHITE PEOPLE.  Decades of struggle and oppression to overcome this bullshit brought on by HUNDREDS OF YEARS OF THE WORLDS MOST FUCKED UP SLAVERY TRADE.  How does this not mean anything to Ron Paul supporters.  Maybe you are to young to remember the struggle people had to go through.

I guess its all ok because he wants to legalize weed.  Right.

In reality that is another fallacy.  To overturn a federal mandate, he would need approval from congress. Even if that did somehow occur, he is still leaving the legalization up to the states.  This by no means “legalizes weed”. 

Ron Paul has been in congress for 22 years and hasn’t been able to do much of anything and now we are supposed to believe he is the magic man with the answer to all of our problems?   This sounds like religion more than politics! I’m glad he is against war, so am I .  I also realize Ron Paul says “end the fed” but still not a single person has given me answers to any of my questions.  People just know that “ending the fed” is a good idea but did they ever take the time to actually look at Ron Paul’s stance on parallel currency?  It’s just the same thing all over again…Politicians campaigning, coming up with clever catch-phrases and “hooks” to win approval from the target market…and nobody actually takes time to look and explore what does any of this mean.  I’m sorry if I disagree with you Paul supporters but I don’t believe we should switch to a gold standard either and I don’t believe we should allow for competing currencies.  (Both of these are Ron Paul’s official stance)  What happens when a single corporation “wins” and becomes the pref distributor?  That would amount to the initial issue but the problem is they wouldn’t just be independent to the executive but also to the legislative branch of government. In other words they would not be elected or appointed. I am in no way defending bernanke & c. I am trying to warn you about the type of “hyper-capitalism” free-market ideology Ron Paul is promoting. Another way to put it would be; what would prevent corporations or countries from buying up all the gold resulting in us losing more of our rights & purchasing power to corporate interests?

Ron Paul’s lack of success in congress.

In total Ron Paul has sponsored 464 bills:

105th Congress - 32 Bills Sponsored by Ron Paul
106th Congress - 51 Bills Sponsored by Ron Paul
107th Congress - 64 Bills Sponsored by Ron Paul
108th Congress - 68 Bills Sponsored by Ron Paul
109th Congress - 71 Bills Sponsored by Ron Paul
110th Congress - 70 Bills Sponsored by Ron Paul
111th Congress - 61 Bills Sponsored by Ron Paul
112th Congress - 47 Bills Sponsored by Ron Paul

How many bills has Ron Paul sponsored that have been passed and enacted into law you say?

105th Congress - 0 Bills Passed by Ron Paul
106th Congress - 0 Bills Passed by Ron Paul
107th Congress - 0 Bills Passed by Ron Paul
108th Congress - 0 Bills Passed by Ron Paul
109th Congress - 0 Bills Passed by Ron Paul
110th Congress - 0 Bills Passed by Ron Paul
111th Congress - 1 Bill Passed by Ron Paul
112th Congress - 0 Bills Passed by Ron Paul

Well that is interesting isn’t it?

Ron Paul has only passed 1 bill in 14 years.

That is a success rate of less than 0.22%. Yes less than a quarter of a %

Im sure whatever bill he got passed had to be really good tho right?

Lets look and see.

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-2121

To authorize the Administrator of General Services to convey a parcel of real property in Galveston, Texas, to the Galveston Historical Foundation.

So Ron Paul’s ONE and ONLY success in Congress, he got some land given to a historical society in his home district. Dare I say, least effective politician EVER!

Libertarians.

Can you prove your ideology is more than merely theoretical construct?

Can you provide one real world example of a government that functions according to your principles?

Can you show me one country that is on the gold standard?


UPDATE: I have recieved answers so far. All of them said No.  Except one person who completely avoided the question entirely.

I’m simply asking a few questions so please stay on topic and answer the question if you wish to participate.

The funniest part is that I was recommended a video and some txt to read.  Both of which clearly stated no to all three answers.  The one real world example they  provided was Somalia.  Typical libertarian response, and still not a sufficient answer to my questions by any means.  If anything Somalia  is really more of a soft-spot for libertarians so I am a little bit surprised that someone would actually post that mises vid, but not too surprised :)

Did dreams of computer utopia cause economic collapse?

excerpts from “The year 2011 marks the end of the End of History”

Almost twenty years ago, following the total collapse of the Soviet   Union and the final discrediting of state communism, the American   political scientist Francis Fukuyama conjectured that “we may be   witnessing … not just the end of the Cold War, or the passing of a   particular period of post-war history, but the end of history as such:   that is, the end point of mankind’s ideological evolution and the   universalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human   government.” Two decades after the publication of The End of History and the Last Man, Fukuyama’s thesis seems more shaky than ever before.
This is not to repeat the endless Leftist cliché that neoliberalism is dead — as Slavoj Žižek pointed out,   the ideology already died two deaths, first as tragedy following the   9/11 terror attacks, and then as farce following the global financial   collapse of 2008 — but rather to point out that neoliberalism as such   has finally been revealed for what it always already was: a zombie   ideology wrapped around the face of humanity, just like Matt Taibbi’s   famous vampire squid, “relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.”


So today, an entire generation of young  people, deprived of hope and  opportunity, is rising up to contest the  absurd notion that this disastrous state of affairs somehow constitutes the culmination of “mankind’s ideological   evolution.” Is this really the best we can do? Is this the Utopian world   order that Fukuyama envisioned when he decried the eternal victory of   liberal democracy and global capitalism over its invisible enemies?  With  failing banks, bankrupt states and runaway private debt,  Fukuyama’s  ideal world has certainly started to look a lot more bland  now that the  credit-fueled consumption spree that underpinned it has  crashed headlong  into its own inevitable finality.


Fukuyama himself believed Gaddafi to be the embodiment of the End of History. His overthrow,   therefore, even if it would never have succeeded without the military   might of the imperial West, completely undermines Fukuyama’s thesis.   After all, if we had truly arrived at the End of History, how could the   author of this thesis so blatantly end up on the wrong side of History   himself?


After all, if liberal democracy is really the culmination of human   ideological evolution, how come millions of people are taking to the   streets all over the world demanding something different? If   representative democracy is the very pinnacle, why are these young   people chanting “they do not represent us!”, and why do they cry out for   a real democracy instead? As the massive movements in Israel and Chile demonstrate, the   phenomenon cannot be reduced to the crisis alone, for even their  booming  economies could not stop the tide of indignation from flooding  into its  streets. In truth, the problem runs much deeper. As the indignados like to chant, “it’s not the crisis, it’s the system.”

In short, Fukuyama was unable to see outside of his absurd argument that liberal democracy was the end of humanity’s sociocultural evolution. 

excerpts from “The year 2011 marks the end of the End of History”

Almost twenty years ago, following the total collapse of the Soviet Union and the final discrediting of state communism, the American political scientist Francis Fukuyama conjectured that “we may be witnessing … not just the end of the Cold War, or the passing of a particular period of post-war history, but the end of history as such: that is, the end point of mankind’s ideological evolution and the universalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government.” Two decades after the publication of The End of History and the Last Man, Fukuyama’s thesis seems more shaky than ever before.

This is not to repeat the endless Leftist cliché that neoliberalism is dead — as Slavoj Žižek pointed out, the ideology already died two deaths, first as tragedy following the 9/11 terror attacks, and then as farce following the global financial collapse of 2008 — but rather to point out that neoliberalism as such has finally been revealed for what it always already was: a zombie ideology wrapped around the face of humanity, just like Matt Taibbi’s famous vampire squid, “relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.”

So today, an entire generation of young people, deprived of hope and opportunity, is rising up to contest the absurd notion that this disastrous state of affairs somehow constitutes the culmination of “mankind’s ideological evolution.” Is this really the best we can do? Is this the Utopian world order that Fukuyama envisioned when he decried the eternal victory of liberal democracy and global capitalism over its invisible enemies? With failing banks, bankrupt states and runaway private debt, Fukuyama’s ideal world has certainly started to look a lot more bland now that the credit-fueled consumption spree that underpinned it has crashed headlong into its own inevitable finality.

Fukuyama himself believed Gaddafi to be the embodiment of the End of History. His overthrow, therefore, even if it would never have succeeded without the military might of the imperial West, completely undermines Fukuyama’s thesis. After all, if we had truly arrived at the End of History, how could the author of this thesis so blatantly end up on the wrong side of History himself?

After all, if liberal democracy is really the culmination of human ideological evolution, how come millions of people are taking to the streets all over the world demanding something different? If representative democracy is the very pinnacle, why are these young people chanting “they do not represent us!”, and why do they cry out for a real democracy instead? As the massive movements in Israel and Chile demonstrate, the phenomenon cannot be reduced to the crisis alone, for even their booming economies could not stop the tide of indignation from flooding into its streets. In truth, the problem runs much deeper. As the indignados like to chant, “it’s not the crisis, it’s the system.”

In short, Fukuyama was unable to see outside of his absurd argument that liberal democracy was the end of humanity’s sociocultural evolution. 

There are only two types of politicians. Greedy ones or Zealots.

edit: with maybe one exception for Bernie Sanders

"One of the more pretentious political self-descriptions is  "Libertarian." People think it puts them above the fray. It sounds  fashionable, and to the uninitiated, faintly dangerous. Actually, it’s  just one more bullshit political philosophy." -George Carlin
From George Carlin’s book, Napalm & Silly Putty  (p. 261)

"One of the more pretentious political self-descriptions is "Libertarian." People think it puts them above the fray. It sounds fashionable, and to the uninitiated, faintly dangerous. Actually, it’s just one more bullshit political philosophy." -George Carlin

From George Carlin’s book, Napalm & Silly Putty  (p. 261)

VERMIN SUPREME 2012!!  BECAUSE PONIES & ZOMBIES.

VERMIN SUPREME 2012!!  BECAUSE PONIES & ZOMBIES.

Vermin Supreme 2012!…just listen to him ok? don’t listen to the mainstream media!!!

Vermin Supreme 2012!…just listen to him ok? don’t listen to the mainstream media!!!

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