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  •  I suspect in a Libertarian reality (8+ / 0-)

    the boot on my neck would just say "Blackwater, a division of Koch Industries" rather than "Property of US Government".

    If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

    by Major Kong on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 11:19:13 AM PST

    •  I get your point. (0+ / 0-)

      But I think you're making the same assumption that ontheleftcoast made, which is that libertarianism equals support for the military-industrial compex. I don't think it does.

      •  Not exactly my point (6+ / 0-)

        The absence of government power would most likely lead to corporate power filling the vacuum. Up to and including private armies.

        Rule by big money is no better and probably worse than rule by big government.

        You see utopia, I see Pinkertons killing miners and steel workers.

        If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

        by Major Kong on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 02:11:12 PM PST

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      •  Honestly, I think that this is what Libertarian (2+ / 0-)
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        ism IS.

        Exchanging regulations on corporations for the "Jungle".

        I would rather that corporations be regulated (and taxed) until their eyes bulge out.

        I am reading Upton Sinclair's "Jungle". Now while the horrors of that book would not ever be realized in this country, they are being realized wherever and whenever there is NO regulation.

        I vote NO to Libertarianism.

        Ugh. --UB.

        "Daddy, every time a bell rings, a Libertaria­n picks up his Pan Am tickets for the Libertaria­n Paradise of East Somalia!"

        by unclebucky on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 03:08:03 PM PST

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    •  MajorK - while he isn't one, Ron Paul does follow (0+ / 0-)

      classic libertarian views on the military which is completely in line with progressives. They believe that our military should be for defensive purposes only. No foreign bases and no million person defense force.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 01:47:16 PM PST

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      •  I wasn't talking about the military (1+ / 0-)
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        I'm talking about "Corporations Gone Wild!"

        If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

        by Major Kong on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 02:12:31 PM PST

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