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I Have Decided to Join Your Group

For a long time now, we have been at odds. I have challenged your beliefs and values by pointing out that I have different beliefs and values. I have also threatened your ego by challenging your beliefs and nudging you into the dark corners of self-doubt. For how could we both be right?

Well, I have some great news. I have decided to join your Group. I will profess to have adopted your beliefs and values as my own. It should be clear that this is great news for you. First of all, your walls of certainty, erected around your fortress of How Things Are, with its inner sanctum that holds The Answers, will no longer be assaulted with Questions. This should be enough to make you smile. But, there is more!

I am now One of You. The Group has grown bigger. The Truth has become stronger. You can now be a little bit more sure that you are Right. There is strength in Numbers. For, if I agree with you, you must be right. You can add another brick to the wall around your Ego. And isn't that what is most important? That the Ego be safe? Well, I can help you with that. I have decided to join your Group. Won't you give me a warm welcome? It's a win-win. A mutual voluntary exchange of ego-boosting. What could be better?

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Yep... this group is ALL ABOUT building an Isolated, Safe Ego.

Yep. You've gotten the point PERFECTLY.

Nothing to do with Sound Money or a Constitutional Government or Individual Liberty....

It's all about protecting the Isolated SAFETY of our Egos.

You know...
A joke is only funny when it contains at least PARTIAL truth...
Back to the drawing board ?

Because I LOVE a good joke.

"If you always lean on your master, you will never be able to proceed without him." - Jefferson to his daughter Martha. March 1787

Michael Nystrom's picture

This is brilliant!


He's the man.

Thank you for your interest.

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tasmlab's picture


But you are going to find the application process, paperwork, filings and fees to be a real bitch.

Currently consuming: Morehouse's "Better off free", FDR; Wii U; NEP Football

One Point Overlooked...

...while many here were "reacting" and "intellectualizing" was THIS:





The "HUMOR" Topic.

Point made, with the acknowledgement that humor and ridicule are very
effective...........Good Post.
I will share this...it's that good.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!



a joiner

I want to join Your group. I think we can help each other. I have a certain set of skills.......

You should have joined my group.

The anthropomorphologists.

Defeat the panda-industrial complex

I am dusk icon. anagram me.

Ease up guys. Just reading a

Ease up guys. Just reading a couple comments where some have been offended by Eds use of the word "group". I think it's pretty ridiculous assertion that Ed doesn't really understand liberty because he called us a group. In fact, if I'm Ed, I would be offended by those comments. As someone that is starting their journey, he comes here for a place to call home, and then gets spat on.

DPrs are better .

Hobo Stew

Everyone contributes what little they have to share, Some make it taste a little better, Some not always so good. But in the end it is all shared as one welcome meal from the same pot.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

I think the thread is mainly all in fun

Bunch of libertarian-ish people riffing on the idea of 'group'. Wait .. was he serious!?

There is no group to join which shows....

you have no idea what you are talking about and just trolling. So please go back to the cesspool of misinformation you came from. This would be the politico.com comment sections you feel more to your natural waters.


because all of us signing up at the same website, sharing certain values, and being somewhat like minded under the banner of "The Daily Paul", could NEVER be seen as some sort of group now could it.

If you are going to start calling people trolls maybe you could come up with a good reason. Why start spewing this nonsense just because this person called us a group? Really? I guess people that use politico.com are part of a "group" and users of "The Daily Paul" are not.

Well here is the thing.

We are not like minded under the "banner of the daily paul" It's called freedom either with this website or without it. It's not the only one. So no I'm not part of whatever group you think this is. This guy who posted is obviously trolling the daily paul and it went right over your head because your level of awareness to it is very low. You miss the point completely and then in your blind ignorance you try to call me out? You must be a women. I know I'm right you don't have to respond. I forgive you because it is not your fault. It's just the way you were wired. Plus he has been a daily paul member for 2 and a half years. It's in the humor section ease up. GEEZ!

I'm the one that needs to ease up?

haha..good one.

Spinach pie

Reading this is like trying to count separate layers of filo in a Greek spinach pie. Every time I come back to it, it says something else to me. Nuances, nuances, alive, alive-o.

Wait what?

Wait what? I'm in a group? I have an ego? You say it's my group? Does that mean I own it?

Who said this? When did I sign up for this?


Honestly everyone can disagree with me (most of the world does anyway so what's one more?) - So long as I make them think afterwards.

My ego. Meh. You can have it.

Maybe we shouldn't let you in 'the group'

Because most of the regulars here on this board "would not care to be a part of any group that would have them as a member" (ala Grocho Marx).

Therefore .. are you *sure* you really belong as a part of this 'group'? :)


Ego can also be cultivated through exclusivity: You Can't Join Our Group.

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.” — Albert Camus

Uhh..Ok I guess?

Another noggin scratcher from the DP.

Teacher, Teacher

leave us kids along, all in all it's just an 'I've joined your brick in the wall'

This is good

This is amazing insight! A true understanding.
Cool sheet dawg!


We don't need numbers

We need people with conviction and honor.

Ed, you have just described

The US government to a 'T'.

And in a cool Pink Floyd sort of way.

LittleWing's picture

What could be better?

A self-licking ice cream cone? ;)

"A mutual voluntary exchange of ego-boosting." lol!

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.

I too have seen the derp

I have come around. We used to derp but now we don't. I'm excited to derp derp derp you.

We will all derp alike and soon derp will everyone!

everyone will derp the derp!

Derp derp derp, derp derp derp derp derp derp. Durp! Derp durp derp derp, derp.

At their inceptions, the #Liberty, #OccupyWallStreet and #TeaParty movements all had the same basic goal... What happened?

I am so pleased

I've been waiting for you to come around. I've dropped dimes in my secret wishing well for years hoping for this wonderful day, and now that it is here, I will forget all of the times you were so terribly disagreeable. In fact, I hardly remember them now.

Let us sit together and contemplate our oneness. You've made me so very happy. Did I mention you look particularly young today?

Strength in Numbers ?

"One man with courage is a majority." - Thomas Jefferson

Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% fatality rate.
Don't Give me Liberty, I'll get up and get it myself!