Started by mst3kpimp, March 04, 2012, 01:59:05 PM
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Quote from: Sardondi on April 11, 2012, 09:01:46 AM He's certainly no conservative. Politically he's far more populist, with a good bit of libertarian thrown in.
Quote from: Sardondi on April 11, 2012, 09:41:44 PMI stand by my statement that Jones is a populist cum libertarian with few if any conservative instincts. The fact Jones says he prefers Republicans and his family votes for them is no "admission" he's a conservative. Indeed, for at least the last two decades significant distinctions can be made between conservatives and Republicans. Besides, the vast majority of libertarians and populists can find no home at all in the solidly statist, authoritarian and crony-capitalist/phony-capitalist Democrat Party of the 21st century. If they wanted their vote to count for something they had no choice but to vote Republican. Which is exactly what conservatives feel as well about the GOP. But more persuasive is the fact that Jones is an almost textbook populist, constantly playing the "average guy" against "the elltes". And where he may deviate, it's always in favor of the libertarian view, not conservative. As for using a Rolling Stone article to bolster your claim that Jones is a conservative, that's an odd choice for an appeal-to-authority argument, inasmuch as it still claims to have anti-establishment bona fides. Besides, in the 40 years I've read RS the one consistent editorial position Jann Wenner's vanity mag has taken is its dedicated animus against conservatism. RS has demonstrated time and again its willingness to make any claim just so long as it might embarrass conservatives or conservatism, and, in keeping with leftist principles and practice, the truth or falsity of a claim is entirely irrelevant. Sorry, but Jones belongs to Bob LaFollette, George Wallace, Dennis Kucinich and Ross Perot; not Frederich Hayek, Russel Kirk and Ronald Reagan.
QuoteWhy is it that libertarians seem to have a belief in common ownership over private ownership?
QuoteFor any type of libertarian society to actually function properly you would need for all the citizenry to be intelligent, educated and equally non-greedy. While time could improve the overall state of societal intelligence and knowledge to reduce/eliminate that basic human instinct of gathering and acquiring more to gain comfort and advantage would be virtually impossible to eradicate.
Quote from: Zircon on August 14, 2012, 12:08:23 PMThe title of this thread dealing alleging C2C is pandering to the "right wing" ... all of these folks they have on talking about bank and corporate takeovers ... are the guests suggesting these entities are "left wing". If so, then the "right wing" is legitimized by exposing and trying to counter these entities are they not?
Quote from: Zircon on August 14, 2012, 12:08:23 PM... all of these folks they have on talking about bank and corporate takeovers ...