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Forum Post: Greed - A libertarian social disease

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 4, 2012, 4:47 p.m. EST by aahpat (1407)
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Milton Friedman is patient zero in an epidemic of the social disease greed that, in modern times, started in the late 1970's with Friedman's ascendance in popularity in American business colleges. He gave it to a couple of generations of MBA's who have since spread it throughout our society.

Today it threatens to kill the body politic of America.

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[-] 4 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 2 years ago

Libertarianism is couched in a lot of pretty attractive language like personal liberties, freedom, and what-not, but in actuality, a dark language lurks deep in the ideology and it expresses nothing more than the desire to have the right 'to do wrong'.

[-] 2 points by aahpat (1407) 2 years ago

That nails it.

Libertarians fight for the liberty to prey on others without government regulatory constraint or oversight.

[-] 3 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 2 years ago

I'm convinced a lot of them are very aware of the dark nature of the libertarian ideology and love it, and I'm equally convinced a lot of them never look beyond the pretty language and try to understand the criticisms of libertarianism with any objectivity. It's sad really. Nothing worse than a blind follower who doesn't even truly understand what he is following.

[-] 3 points by aahpat (1407) 2 years ago

A couple of libertarians that i have led to see those specific concerns became former libertarians as a result.

Those that peddle the dogma evangelically, as many do on these forums, know precisely how corrupt they are being. Fuckin predators.

[-] 2 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 2 years ago

That's what I'm talking 'bout! You saved two of them moneysuckers from the dark side!

On behalf of humanity and wallets everywhere, I thank you.

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[-] -3 points by PileOfSmegAKAZenDog (-30) 2 years ago

Says the degenerate gambler who lost half or more of his net worth playing the wall street casino games. Big brother! These crooks rigged the game and cleaned me out! Regulate them because I'll never get past my own greed and learn to produce actual wealth myself! I must also be able to etract wealth off the backs of those who work and produce tangible and durable goods!

WORK?!!?!?!?! Blehhhk! Not for this degenerate gambler and big government titty baby!

aaphat, I bet you take huge dumps in pristine meadows and then roll all in whatever you don't eat.

[-] 0 points by kingscrossection (1203) 2 years ago

OWS takes dumps on public property.