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  •  devolves to warlordism not unlike (18+ / 0-)

    the Afghan Taliban only in the US context back to the paranoia of the Cold War (Red Dawn) with tribal racialism seen in the state-level regional secessionism at the county level now, prepper bunkers for those with 'bagger stupidity and disposable income, all prompted and massaged by mass media pawn your stuff so you can afford to prepare for the apocalypse

    Apparently, Paul only opposes authoritarianism only when it emanates from Federal authority. Authoritarianism on the State level is just fine. The essence of Paul's pseudo-Libertarianism isn't the abolition of authoritarian power but its transfer from the Federal Government to State Governments.
    Unsurprisingly, this approach is a welcoming one for both white supremacists and Dominionist Theocrats. It goes a long way towards explaining the bizarre alliance between themselves and Paul's brand of "Libertarian individualism" that constitutes the ideological back bone of the Tea Party. Tabachnick and Cocozzelli meticulously document the web of connections, political, personal and organizational that comprise this alliance.

    Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be" - Barack Obama 04/27/2013

    by annieli on Mon Dec 16, 2013 at 05:53:04 PM PST

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