Wednesday, February 1, 2012
abaldwin360:

If housepets were libertarians. 

abaldwin360:

If housepets were libertarians. 

Saturday, January 14, 2012 Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Not surprisingly, this gigantic loophole has made modern American libertarianism the favorite philosophy of a vast array of local bullies, who want to keep the big bully (government) off their backs so they can bully to their hearts’ content. The curtailment of government legitimacy, in the name of “liberty,” allows abusive bosses to abuse workers, racists to curtail opportunities for minorities, polluters to pollute without cost, religious groups to make religious minorities feel excluded, etc. In theory, libertarianism is about the freedom of the individual, but in practice it is often about the freedom of local bullies to bully. It’s a “don’t tattle to the teacher” ideology. Therefore I see no real conflict between Ron Paul’s libertarianism and his support for the agenda of racists. It’s just part and parcel of the whole movement. Not necessarily the movement as it was conceived, but the movement as it in fact exists. Noahpinion (via azspot)
Sunday, October 9, 2011
statehate:

For background, see “What media coverage omits about U.S. hikers released by Iran,” by Glenn Greenwald.
And here’s a quote from the two American hikers imprisoned in Iran:

“In prison, every time we complained about our conditions, the guards would remind us of comparable conditions at Guantanamo Bay; they’d remind us of CIA prisons in other parts of the world; and conditions that Iranians and others experience in prisons in the U.S.
“We do not believe that such human rights violation on the part of our government justify what has been done to us: not for a moment.  However, we do believe that these actions on the part of the U.S. provide an excuse for other governments - including the government of Iran - to act in kind.”

statehate:

For background, see “What media coverage omits about U.S. hikers released by Iran,” by Glenn Greenwald.

And here’s a quote from the two American hikers imprisoned in Iran:

“In prison, every time we complained about our conditions, the guards would remind us of comparable conditions at Guantanamo Bay; they’d remind us of CIA prisons in other parts of the world; and conditions that Iranians and others experience in prisons in the U.S.

“We do not believe that such human rights violation on the part of our government justify what has been done to us: not for a moment. However, we do believe that these actions on the part of the U.S. provide an excuse for other governments - including the government of Iran - to act in kind.”

Thursday, September 8, 2011
I’m plotted on the left.  I must say, I’m unsurprised (and pleased!) to be so much closer to Mandela and the Dalai Lama than to George W. Bush.  The test is here.

I’m plotted on the left.  I must say, I’m unsurprised (and pleased!) to be so much closer to Mandela and the Dalai Lama than to George W. Bush.  The test is here.

Monday, June 20, 2011
pantslessprogressive:

Poll Finds a Shift Toward More Libertarian Views

Since 1993, CNN has regularly asked a pair of questions that touch on libertarian views of the economy and society:

Some people think the government is trying to do too many things that should be left to individuals and businesses. Others think that government should do more to solve our country’s problems. Which comes closer to your own view?
Some people think the government should promote traditional values in our society. Others think the government should not favor any particular set of values. Which comes closer to your own view?
[…] In the polls, the responses to both questions had been fairly steady for many years. The economic question has showed little long-term trend, although tolerance for governmental intervention rose following the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The social libertarian viewpoint — that government should not favor any particular set of values — has gained a couple of percentage points since the 1990s but not more than that.
But in CNN’s latest version of the poll, conducted earlier this month, the libertarian response to both questions reached all-time highs. Some 63 percent of respondents said government was doing too much — up from 61 percent in 2010 and 52 percent in 2008 — while 50 percent said government should not favor any particular set of values, up from 44 percent in 2010 and 41 percent in 2008. (It was the first time that answer won a plurality in CNN’s poll.) 
[1,015 respondents; +/- 3% margin of error]

Dear [so-called] “Libertarians” of Tumblr.  Notice how CNN’s definition of libertarianism involves thinking the government should NOT promote on set of social issues over another? Yeah, you’re doing it wrong.

pantslessprogressive:

Poll Finds a Shift Toward More Libertarian Views

Since 1993, CNN has regularly asked a pair of questions that touch on libertarian views of the economy and society:

Some people think the government is trying to do too many things that should be left to individuals and businesses. Others think that government should do more to solve our country’s problems. Which comes closer to your own view?
Some people think the government should promote traditional values in our society. Others think the government should not favor any particular set of values. Which comes closer to your own view?
[…] In the polls, the responses to both questions had been fairly steady for many years. The economic question has showed little long-term trend, although tolerance for governmental intervention rose following the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The social libertarian viewpoint — that government should not favor any particular set of values — has gained a couple of percentage points since the 1990s but not more than that.
But in CNN’s latest version of the poll, conducted earlier this month, the libertarian response to both questions reached all-time highs. Some 63 percent of respondents said government was doing too much — up from 61 percent in 2010 and 52 percent in 2008 — while 50 percent said government should not favor any particular set of values, up from 44 percent in 2010 and 41 percent in 2008. (It was the first time that answer won a plurality in CNN’s poll.) 
[1,015 respondents; +/- 3% margin of error]

Dear [so-called] “Libertarians” of Tumblr.  Notice how CNN’s definition of libertarianism involves thinking the government should NOT promote on set of social issues over another? Yeah, you’re doing it wrong.