Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 9, 2011, 7:58 p.m. EST by looselyhuman
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First, I know I'm going to get flamed for pointing out the obvious right/left dichotomy at play here, but closing our eyes will not make it go away.
The John Galts and Howard Roarks of the world are here in force. They didn't like what happened to the Tea Party after it was co-opted by traditional conservatives, so they think they can co-op this movement.
They believe because we share some common ground on the bailout and the Fed they can make this movement work for their narrow anti-tax, anti-government, anti-common-good, anti-everything-but-their-own-self interest agenda. This is NOT a match made in heaven. The goals and motivations are diametrically opposed.
Then there are the other Ayn Rand, Ron Paul kool-aid drinkers that are just here as trolls and have no interest in any change or any movement whatsoever. They just want to disrupt and derail. This latter category is at least pretty honest about their intentions and less insidious, but still obviously a problem...
We need to realize that the more we try to be all things the less effective we will be. The Tea Party is still out there and we need to be a counterbalance to shift policy initiatives back in the direction that will benefit the 99%, not the 1%.
Make no mistake, the right libertarians among us are the 1%, or see themselves as such, or aspire to becoming it. Their views are simply not compatible. Like the communists and hardcore anarchists, I guess they have to be tolerated, but don't look to them for help. IMHO.