HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Why Libertarianism Doesn'... » Reply #26

Reply #26

In the discussion thread: Why Libertarianism Doesn't Work [View all]

Response to napoleon_in_rags (Reply #24)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 09:21 PM

26. No

Its about FACING IT culturally.

And accepting that fact that the reality on the ground calls for ugly policies. The kind of cuts Ron Paul advocates are ugly, really ugly, and the kind of tax hikes I am advocating are really ugly too. Its politically easy to smash either of these positions, eluding to some kind of rosy third way. But if that third way is just PR, just perception manipulation, then that leads us to the worse outcome of all, we could literally lose it all. The debate about who's got the right treatment comes after we face the fact that the patient is wounded, that's priority one.

That's not it. I could advocate tax hikes that aren't really ugly because they don't devastate the overwhelming majority of Americans, but they would benefit society. Really "ugly policies" are destructive.

So it's not about finding a middle ground between really "ugly policies" and beneficial ones.



Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 51 replies Author Time Post
ProSense Dec 2011 OP
TheWraith Dec 2011 #1
Poll_Blind Dec 2011 #25
Sarah Ibarruri Dec 2011 #2
Betsy Ross Dec 2011 #7
Sarah Ibarruri Dec 2011 #8
Sarah Ibarruri Dec 2011 #9
hifiguy Jan 2012 #49
Sarah Ibarruri Jan 2012 #50
JDPriestly Dec 2011 #11
Sarah Ibarruri Dec 2011 #12
dawg Dec 2011 #3
Sarah Ibarruri Dec 2011 #10
abelenkpe Dec 2011 #4
ProSense Dec 2011 #14
deacon Jan 2012 #36
onehandle Dec 2011 #5
PowerToThePeople Dec 2011 #6
quaker bill Dec 2011 #13
ProSense Dec 2011 #15
quaker bill Dec 2011 #19
ProSense Dec 2011 #21
freshwest Dec 2011 #17
izquierdista Dec 2011 #16
napoleon_in_rags Dec 2011 #18
ProSense Dec 2011 #20
napoleon_in_rags Dec 2011 #22
ProSense Dec 2011 #23
napoleon_in_rags Dec 2011 #24
LineLineLineLineLineLineReply No
ProSense Dec 2011 #26
napoleon_in_rags Dec 2011 #27
ProSense Jan 2012 #28
napoleon_in_rags Jan 2012 #34
ProSense Jan 2012 #38
napoleon_in_rags Jan 2012 #39
ProSense Jan 2012 #40
napoleon_in_rags Jan 2012 #41
ProSense Jan 2012 #42
napoleon_in_rags Jan 2012 #45
MH1 Jan 2012 #46
napoleon_in_rags Jan 2012 #47
Night Ripper Jan 2012 #29
ProSense Jan 2012 #30
Night Ripper Jan 2012 #31
ProSense Jan 2012 #32
PeaceNikki Jan 2012 #33
deacon Jan 2012 #35
hughee99 Jan 2012 #37
TheKentuckian Jan 2012 #43
ProSense Jan 2012 #48
Quartermass Jan 2012 #44
ProSense Jan 2012 #51
Please login to view edit histories.