Comment: How so?

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How so?

As far as I can tell, people believe what they want to believe out of self interest.

There are different poles that people align themselves with. Around here, the poles are ideological. They are freedom based, because we all came here because of Ron Paul. But now everything begins to bifurcate. Even the freedom message that brought us together begins to divide. Prominent divisions:

- Conservatives vs. Libertarians
- Libertarians vs. Anarchists

There are few big government folk around here. However, many people favor certain programs of the government. I know Ron Paul guys who love Section 8. They love getting the high rent, renting out to the deadbeats on the Government dole.

This is out of integrity. No wonder Jimmy can't stand himself.

What's it going to take for Jimmy to change his mind? He'll get to a point where he can't live with himself. Because he cares. He's not one of the crass people who don't care. There definitely are those. But Jimmy knows its wrong, and he does it anyway.

He's the classic example of a Libertarian with issues: Libertarians who are dependent on the system.

As long as you are dependent on the system, you're never (obviously) independent.

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Which is a long way of illustrating my belief that beliefs are an expression of evolution. They grow and morph and change based on environment and exposure.

All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.