What do you think of libertarianism?

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What do you think of libertarianism?

  1. It has some good ideas, but I am not that radical

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  2. It's CRAZY and slightly DANGEROUS

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  3. It is makes more sense than any other type of national system. Take us home, Ron!

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  4. I don't know much about it

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    I'll be honest - I think libertarianism is CRAZY. I think it is one of those ideologies that sounds good on paper, but to actually apply it as a government system would be disasterous.

    Later, I will make a post that fully explains my reasoning.
     
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    How is it crazy??

    If people can create a government (which you want so dearly) then they can create a local government made up of people from that community that understand that said communities concerns..

    Don't confuse libertarianism with anarchy - we're not the same. OWS are a bunch of anarchists...

    Libertarians are a bunch of people who want to be left the fuck alone...
     
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    You're right. There is a distinct difference between anarchy and libertarianism. Anarchy is definitely more crazy.

    And you are contradicting liberalism if you think the OWS protesters are anarchists. :cuckoo:
     
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    They're certainly anarchists living in communal fashion...

    That is blatantly obvious..
     
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    This is a real libertarian...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gapDn_QaDTE&feature=related]Chris (CptnMidnite) Responds To[/ame]
     
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    Here's the thing about movements: the bigger one gets, the more assholes they are going to attract. The OWS is huge. It is bigger than anyone's expectations. Unfortunately, destructive people are attracted to these kind of passionate movements. I don't think these throuble-makers represent the movement itself.

    The Tea Party had complete idiots, too. Anyone remember the "Get your government hands off my Medicare!"?

    Haha, classic stuff.
     
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    I'm opposed to OWS because 90% of the OWS movement is socialist..

    OWS documented for the world what progressives believe in - and that is socialism and unethical behavior..

    My libertarian brothers and sisters are/were down there but they certainly weren't part of the freak show. One needs intelligence to even acknowledge what libertarianism is, let alone embrace the philosophy...

    Sorry I can't write you a thesis or a manifesto because I lack the time but I would suggest you research libertarianism before you form a conclusion..
     
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    You seem to be so convinced I am completely naive, yet you have no problem associating the OWS with socialism. It seems to me, that you do not know much about the maldistribution of wealth in this country. Most of the people in the top 1% did not earn the money in their paychecks. Taxing the wealthy is not socialism. The rich can stay rich and can still put in their fair share for the good of the country. And I am not just talking about the rich being taxed. I think everyone needs to put in there fair share - including you and I.
     
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    You mean Keynesian economics?

    :lol:

    I know all about pseudo-capitalism...
     
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    I generally find that most libertarian ideas are held from a world view that is not based in reality. The world really is a dangerous and extremely complex place. The notion that simplistic solutions exists..ignores that reality.
     

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