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Response to MatthewStLouis (Reply #9)
Thu May 17, 2012, 09:52 AM
deadinsider (201 posts)
12. Loyalty: Number One commandment comrade!
That's the thing, yeah?
This country is all f'ed up because everyone is out for themselves due to this neo-liberal economic BS!!!
The tea-baggers are right in one thing: something is wrong with the country that I thought I was in... but they are swayed by this "well, if it's not past my nose, I don't see it" crap. I discussed things with a lot of tea partiers, and every time I get them to see things my way; I'm a freaking pinko commie for poop's sake!!! It comes down to informing them respectfully without sounding like an arrogant prick.
Recently I was talking to one that brought up the Mexican immigration problem. Well, I said: "We gonna build a fence or whatya think?" He was like "yead, that's what we need." But then I said: "Well, that stinks cause you're all against the Federal Gvt so I guess the stare your in could build one but the state next door may decide not to (maybe they don't hae the money; you those deficits are important right?) and then those dang Mexicans will just come through there. No answer. Buncha thinking going on... like maybe the Federal Gvt is needed (duh).
And another demographic (like they're different) is the Ron Paul supporters. Talk to them. They make more sense than the T-baggers, but still you get that cognitive dissonance going on. "I'm voting Ron Paul. He's agains big government!" They have this insane logic that free enterprise (laissez faire capitalism) equals freedom for the everyone (yet that, to them, does not equate to the laborers for some mysterious reason). Then you ask them: "So what do you think of Wall Street, or the Federal Reserve (fave one here cause it 'private'). "Screw the Fed, we need to go to the gold standard. End the FED!!!" Yo, fun guy, the Fed is PRIVATE! They'll bitch about coorporations and then bitch about 'over-regulation' in the same sentence. That's where I'm just lost. Another thing: these f'ers rail against 'socialism' and 'communism' (though I bet, when asked, they couldn't explain the difference to me) but have no idea that there conception of 'small government' is very relative to classical 'anarchy' and 'communisim'.
Anyway, I typed enough... hope there's not too many spelling or grammatical erros.s...
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|Nye Bevan||May 2012||#6|
Loyalty: Number One commandment comrade!
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