A true liberal

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    I was searching for line drawings of Army helicopters and somehow this garbage came up in the results. I clicked on the page and found that it is an extensive rambling from the demented, drug-fuzzed mind of none other than that icon of leftism - Abbie Hoffman.

    I spent a little time reading his garbage and got rather tickled. My humor turned to amazement that so many Americans were sufficiently stupid to hold this jackass up as some sort of hero. But then I got to thinking - the same type of folks are supporting kerry today, so the more things change, the more they stay the same.

    Actually, I'm pretty amazed that the Democrats didn't dig him up and put him on display during their convention.

    Anyway, if you're up for an insight into a truly bizarre and demented mind, here's the link:

    http://www.tenant.net/Community/steal/steal.html

    And here's just a little teaser:
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    At large take-out stands you can say you or your brother just picked up an order of fifteen hamburgers or a bucket of chicken, and got shorted. We have never seen or heard of anybody getting turned down using this method. If you want to get into a grand food heist from take-out stands, you can work the following nervy bit: from a pay phone, place an order from a large delivery restaurant. Have the order sent to a nearby apartment house. Wait a few minutes in the booth after you've hung up, as they sometimes call back to confirm the order. When the delivery man goes into the apartment house to deliver the order, you can swipe the remaining orders that are still in his truck.

    In fancy sit-down restaurants, you can order a large meal and halfway through the main course, take a little dead cockroach or a piece of glass out of your pocket and place it deftly on the plate. Jump up astonished and summon the headwaiter. "Never have I been so insulted. I could have been poisoned" you scream slapping down the napkin. You can refuse to pay and leave, or let the waiter talk you into having a brand new meal on the house for this terrible inconvenience.

    In restaurants where you pay at the door just before leaving, there are a number of free-loading tricks that can be utilized. After you've eaten a full meal and gotten the check, go into the restroom. When you come out go to the counter or another section of the restaurant and order coffee and pie. Now you have two bills. Simply pay the cheaper one when you leave the place. This can be worked with a friend in the following way. Sit next to each other at the counter. He should order a big meal and you a cup of coffee. Pretend you don't know each other. When he leaves, he takes your check and leaves the one for the large meal on the counter. After he has paid the cashier and left the restaurant, you pick up the large check, and then go into the astonishment routine, complaining that somebody took the wrong check. You end up only paying for your coffee. Later, meet your partner and reverse the roles in another place.
     
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    Modern liberalism has truly become just a bad behavior justifying mentality. This is sad.
     
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    True liberal, sounds more like a guy that lost his job through conservative make rich richer economics. Everyone needs to survive somehow.
     
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    Yes, I remember "Steal this book" by Abbie Hoffman. It was definitely full of larceny, mayhem and dirty tricks.

    Back in the 9th grade, a friend of mine managed to get a copy of this book from a local head shop (back in those days, selling drug paraphernalia was not yet illegal). We had never heard of the book before, but we all knew who Abbie Hoffman was (sort of). After looking at some of the more choice sections of the book, we all thought it would be funny to do some of things he described. Fortunately, none of us did. My father got wind of this and warned me that the stuff in the book was clearly illegal and I could wind up in jail (or at least reform school) for doing it. He must have contacted my friend's parents or else they found the book on their own. The next day, he no longer had it and we never saw the book again.

    A few months later, the head shop was closed down because the owner was found selling drugs from the back room of his store. By the mid to late 1970s, bongs, pipes, coke spoons and other drug paraphernalia became illegal to sell (at least to minors) in New York (and probably in most states).

    Now that I look at the text of the book 30 + years later, I'm horrified at some of the stuff this guy was advocating. What is even more frightening is that this garbage was in the hands of a bunch of naive 14 year olds who might have been dumb enough to try it. Fortunately, this crap didn't get in the hands of some of the tough kids in school.... they definitely would have actually gone ahead and done some of them.

    What happened to Abby Hoffman? He committed suicide several years ago. I guess the care free hippie life and his radical revolutionary ways caught up with him. I know that he spent some time in jail. Life wasn't a bowl of cherries for this guy, after all.
     
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    Yup, Abby finally decided to perform one act which was a service to his country by ending his miserable existence.

    You have to wonder how someone gets to be such a total scumbag.
     
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    :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

    Spoken like a true leftist. There is no act so heinous that it cannot be rationalized by applying the old principle of "it's all relative".

    Hoffman was a worthless scum. His condition and his actions were the product of voluntary decisions on his part. Please spare me your tired old song of how "the man" or "the system" or "the rich" abused him. That old line should be getting embarrassing even to the shallow-minded.
     
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    who the hell is abbie hoffman, why are you declaring him/her 'a leftist icon', and where in that article does it declare itself 'liberal' in any way, shape, or form?
     
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    Who was Abbie Hoffman? Founder of the Youth International Party (i.e. the Yippies), one of the Chicago 7 and behind the riots during the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. Definitely a radical, leftist troublemaker, of course, in some circles he's equated to Robin Hood.

    Do a Google Search and see what I mean.
     
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    Hoffman was the ultimate super-liberal loon - he was anti practically everything. He hated business in every form, he hated the military and he hated the government. Actually, it would be easier to list the things Hoffman didn't despise.

    His philosophy was liberal. He felt that any act could be justified and that there was no such thing as "truth" and morals were for losers. Hoffman was one of the Chicago Seven and I believe that were he alive today, he would be cheering terrorists if not actively aiding them.

    To me, that pretty much sums up the philosophy of the far left looney fringe of the Democratic party today. Some things don't change much.

    Actually, I will now admit that the title of my thread "A true liberal" is an unfair characterization. I wanted to see if you were awake. Besides, I owed you one.


    :teeth: :mm:
     
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    Liberal in 2004 = Socialist in 1950
     

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