Your party is an illusionSubmitted by KongVault on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 09:33
I don't mind liberals. Heck, I'm a liberal. A real one. Now we call ourselves libertarians because the word liberal has lost all meaning and we had to come up with another word that has the same root and means the same thing. It's been twisted to mean authoritarianism and pitting groups against each other. Liberals used to be about small govt, fiscal responsibility and personal liberty.
These names are so ridiculous. What does it even mean to be a libertarian? It's like calling yourself a Non-nose-puncher because you don't believe in going around punching other people in the nose. We really need a name for that?
I hear a guy say we just need to elect a conservative to be President, and it's like, oh my god, do you still not get it? Are you not keeping up with reality? How does anyone still think that these leaders of the country are not a bunch of corrupt liars? They still buy into the crap that conservatives care about freedom and real economics. These jokes of a budget like that guy Paul Ryan came up with. Wow, what aggressive cuts he's making! They don't even get that it's not a 10% cut, it's a 40% increase after a 10% cut to the increases.
I'm with Jesse Ventura on this point. This system of political parties does not serve us. It's nice to think we can take over a party, or build a newer one, and have some chance at bringing someone through such a system, but that's just playing their game. Guess what happens when you move from talking about the issues to identifying yourself as a certain party? The other guy who was with you on some points will back up and say "Whoa, I'm a Democrat, I hate libertarians, so I hate you!" It does not work.
So I no longer identify myself with a political party or political ideology by name. I won't call myself a libertarian anymore. It's like we have to put ourselves into an opposing group just because we hate corruption and deceit. What kind of stance is that? Oh, very interesting, so according to your political ideology you DON'T like being punched in the nose? Interesting theory. It's like we have to pick a stupid group to jump into just to say something that should be so common sense.
If it weren't for all the propaganda, people would agree with each other on most things. Americans used to agree on the principles of freedom and liberty. I just can't believe that people are still buying into all this.
Even if you feel like you identify 100% with an ideology, it's still a mistake to say so and define yourself as that. Even if it's accurate, in the same motion you're defining your enemy, when your real enemy is the people who are brainwashing your supposed enemy. These opposing political parties are made of people who don't have a clue that they're victims of massive deception. They wouldn't be able to handle the idea. They'll take it to their graves if you oppose them. But if you cut off the head of the propagandist, you've released the people and they can start to understand what spell they have been under.