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  •  To piggyback on my diary from today (4+ / 0-)

    I'd say he GOP hopes to repackage the exceptionalism and American Dream myths in such a way as to attract new immigrants.  See, government is bad, regulates too much, but if you and your wife work 3 minimum wage jobs each, good things are bound to happen!  Ain't America such a great country!

    Meanwhile they are trying to get to those young'uns who have bought into the Libertarian bullshit.  See this past weekend's FT article on the Bitcoin assholes.  

    The strongest evangelisers of Bitcoins have always been libertarians. This is broadly the political hue of the Bitcoin Foundation, set up by some of the earliest users and entrepreneurs of the currency to steward its development. But an increasing majority of the people interested in Bitcoin are only “libertarianish”, despairing of government rather than opposed to it. And they are hardly just in the US...

    Intellectually self-confident and eager to plunge into debate, Mohan is quickly becoming a catalyser of the New York Bitcoin community. He is organiser of a regular “meet-up” group which aims to connect the Bitcoin-curious, and which has helped build interest even after an apparently life-threatening price crash in April. Mohan wants to get rich, and he wants to wreck government as we know it, too. Through Bitcoin, a currency outside the purview of banks and government control, Mohan sees “a chance to build a financial business with no regulation. Government is coercion and force. You don’t fight coercion with coercion, you just ignore it. Bitcoin allows you to ignore it.”

    That's right.  Fuck the government.  Oh yeah, and fuck all those pensioners.  And Social Security recipients.  And whomever else gets screwed when your bogus currency spins out of control and tanks.  Lord help us if the Wall Street Masters of the Universe take notice....

    To be free and just depends on us. Victor Hugo.

    by dizzydean on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 02:51:54 PM PDT

    •  Libertarians (2+ / 0-)
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      are little more than conservative Republicans who think our country's drug laws shouldn't be enforced.

      On a related note, libertarian ideas seem to be induced by heavy drug use.

      Democrats and especially liberals need to stop playing into the libertarian bullshit.  Getting angry about the NSA or the IRS plays into their hands.  Don't give them any more fuel.

      28, white male, TX-26 (current), TN-09 (born), TN-08 (where parents live now)

      by TDDVandy on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 03:00:19 PM PDT

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