We need to get a grip.Submitted by Princeps on Fri, 05/16/2008 - 15:16
I'm just going to throw out there that it's possible that we're making ourselves look, well, stark raving mad.
For instance, nicknames for our political opponents. The man on the street does not refer to John McCain as Juan McInsane or whatever the heck passes for crazyman tinfoil vogue these days. We can present a spirited, lively, intellectually sound defense of our principles and critique of theirs without resorting to schoolyard tactics.
Second, the conspiracy theories. Aliens? Secret Masonic handshakes? Get a grip, guys. There's actually plenty Masons I know that support Ron Paul, too. (For the record, no, I'm not a Mason.) And they're too busy running a social club to even bother trying to establish functional control over world politics. Seriously... you think that if the Masons controlled stuff, they could have-I don't know-managed to get the Anti-Masonic Party banned back in the 1800s or something.
Liberty is neither juvenile nor paranoid. Juveniles demand a mommy state to take care of them, and paranoid people demand the state destroy all those funny-looking people that might be plotting to kill them. Let's rise above that, guys.