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Forum Post: Libertarians are very confused about capitalism

Posted 4 years ago on Nov. 8, 2013, 8:15 a.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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Libertarians don’t have to agree on where all this ends (it ends with workers seizing the means of production), but they should understand that no matter what one replaces it with, dismantling an unjust system requires addressing the injustices that system created. If you don’t, then your idea of “freedom” will be attacked as the freedom to be exploited by the same people running the world today. And with good reason.

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Yes, indeedy, Mr. Davis. The problem is that these people refuse to do anything more than pay lip service to issues. It isn't that they can't. It's that they won't. I think it's a self interest issue.



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[-] 4 points by DKAtoday (33496) from Coon Rapids, MN 4 years ago

Libertarians are very confused

Period !

[-] 8 points by struggleforfreedom80 (6584) 4 years ago

They've been duped. A lot of people are upset about the current political system -- as they should be, but they've been tricked into blaming the government for the current situation, while focusing less on the ones who are really in charge -- the ones that have the politicians in their back pocket: the corporations and the financial elite.

When you have a lot of people pissed off at the government, it's easy for douchebags like Ron Paul or Gary Johnson to convince a lot of them that if we just privatize and limit government, everything will be better. The only problem is, by doing that the ones who are really in charge -- the powerful corporations -- will just get even more wealthy and powerful. Right-libertarianism is a call for corporate tyranny, pure and simple


[-] 4 points by DKAtoday (33496) from Coon Rapids, MN 4 years ago

Confused was too little to describe them - in full anyway. They are truly mentally deficient ill warped insane - as they support those that have their boot on "their" neck. These are the common folk that for some godawful reason support their abusers/murderers. They put into office/government the main sickness that is killing this country and the world. They see it - but they blame others who have nothing to do with "Their Wrongs". UnFnBelievable!

[-] 3 points by puff6964 (-5) 4 years ago

This is spot on. The only solution to eliminate inequity and injustice is to grab the means the means of production - socialism.

[-] 2 points by agkaiser (2095) from Fredericksburg, TX 4 years ago

It is a self interest issue . . . for the inventors and sustainers of the scam! The wannabes, on the other hand: the conned base, seem to occupy a broad band of the consciousness/unconsciousness spectrum.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 4 years ago

You don't really expect our local Koch machine and perpetual Paulpologists to read this do you?

I'm sure we would hear about how they are not real libe(R)tarians.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 4 years ago

Oh, they will read it. They just won't comment on it.


[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 4 years ago

I suppose they will just throw the smoke screen of duopoly back up.

Maybe they SHOULD save the world by starting a garden.

It would keep them too busy to pass that much bullshit and in that way they really would be aiding the revolution.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 4 years ago

That's a great idea.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 4 years ago

Unfortunately, they don't take suggestions very well.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 4 years ago

Fuck 'em.

We just have to wait for them to become self absorbed again.

[-] -2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 4 years ago

Hmmm, isn't that their main distraction anyway?

What else can you call their constant repetition of the same ideology, even after it's been proven incorrect?

Duopoly anyone?

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 4 years ago

Yes, well, they get paid to repeat. They are not down with the truth.