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    06-22-2018, 10:19 PM
    I don't know anything about that, but he would still have been better than that joke of a man Gary Johnson.
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  • ThePaleoLibertarian's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 08:49 PM
    Survive? The West doesn't even have the will to regard itself as something distinct and particular and, most importantly, ​superior.
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    06-22-2018, 08:48 PM
    I still say he should have been the Libertarian candidate.
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    06-22-2018, 02:43 AM
    In the past, I would -- at least partially -- defend the ACLU from fellow right-wingers who would criticize them. This was, after all, the organization that defended Hoppe's free speech after he said that gays have higher time preference than straights. They believed in wacky things, but the organization (or at least some chapters) deserved respect. Those days might be coming to a close.
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    06-20-2018, 05:52 PM
    It takes a truly twisted person to jump to kidnapping and caging children with pedophiles over a policy disagreement. Why would such a scenario even enter his head? People say some nasty stuff to their ideological enemies online, but this is among the most depraved I think I've ever seen.
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    06-19-2018, 05:49 PM
    Yes, antifa was such a nice and peaceful group before fascist Darumph took office.
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    06-19-2018, 05:48 PM
    The Eric Clanton trial is the real one to watch. Antifa has always been protected by police indifference in California or Oregon. They hardly ever even get arrested.
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    06-15-2018, 08:47 PM
    I have absolutely no sympathy for the "victim". Good riddance. The criminal element can be justly wiped out by peaceful people. Saved someone else the trouble, possibly reacting to a far worse crime.
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    06-15-2018, 05:05 AM
    I've said this in the very thread we're posting in but, I guess you missed it; Rand could not have won the nomination. It wouldn't have mattered what he did. Rand couldn't beat Trump. Nobody did and nobody could. He could have gotten out of single digits.
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  • ThePaleoLibertarian's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 05:00 AM
    Except I was talking about the problems of Rand's campaign at the time when most others on RPF were calling me overly worried or even a saboteur. In fact, I think among the peanut gallery, whistling through the graveyard, unwilling to accept the trouble that Rand's campaign was clearly in. I never once said that Rand should act like Trump. That would have been ridiculous and struck a totally false note. The only person who benefited from acting like Trump in 2016 was Trump. I did say that Rand should make immigration as a major component of his campaign and emphasize his opposition to birthright citizenship. That would have helped and I was saying that since I joined RPF, long before Trump even announced his candidacy. Cruz appealed to Reagan "conservatives" and Rubio appealed to neocons. They knew who their audience was. Rand didn't. He had one foot in the liberty movement, the other foot in the mainstream GOP and failed to really connect to either camp. It was bad strategy. I'm sorry if that hurts you, but it's true.
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    06-14-2018, 04:32 AM
    I want to scream at these feminists. Men are not just defective women. Boys are not just defective girls. Men acting differently than women doesn't mean that something is wrong with men. Stop assuming that female behavior is the default and that any deviation from that is indicative of some sort of problem.
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    06-14-2018, 04:28 AM
    Again, for the third time, show me a time where I praised Trump in a sycophantic or overly myopic way. Do this or I have been proven right, as all can see. Ah, "vibes". Yes, such great epistemological rigor. Tax cuts can be populist but you have to make the emotional argument, not heady economic ones.
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    06-14-2018, 04:21 AM
    I've said this previously, but it bears repeating. The problem with Rand's strategy wasn't that he failed to beat Trump. Nobody beat Trump. It was his year. Rand couldn't have done anything to gain the nomination, it was Trump's from his first speech. The problem with Rand's strategy was that not only did he fail to capitalize on the movement his father built, he failed to get out of the single digits in polling. That is, by definition, a bad strategy. Rand zigged when he should have zagged. He was terrified of being called a racist or an extremist or whatever, so he tried to court favor with the mainstream and ended up alienating everyone in the process. His ill-timed, ineffectual attack against Trump was just part in parcel with a bad strategy. He didn't read the writing on the wall. I agree with this partially, but I think that policy had a lot to do with it. If Trump had the exact same personality but talked a lot about how mass immigration and NAFTA were great things, he would have lost. Trump's persona benefited him greatly, but so did his stated goals and we're seeing the rise of similar ideas throughout the West. Which leak? I recall a leak where it was clear that Hillary's camp wanted Trump to win the nom because they thought he'd be easy to defeat-something I don't doubt the media agreed with. The media pushing Trump and making him look like a martyr when attacked is a different narrative and not something that happened last election cycle.
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    06-13-2018, 08:48 AM
    Ah, so you're just a moron. Understood. I won't accuse an honest idiot like you of being a liar again! You sure set me to rights. By the way, you barely seem to be able to type in English. Just thought I'd make you aware. Ah, it's an "implicit vibe". Gotcha. Such incredible deduction. Do you read tea leaves or do a voodoo dance? Again, name one post I have made that is overly laudatory or unrealistically pro-Trump. You won't. You can't. The truth is I've posted about the man far less than most, both on RPF and all other social media. After Rand dropped out, the banalities of the political system didn't interest me enough to comment. I'm interested in the metapolitical and statecraft, not gutter politics. Unsurprising.
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    06-13-2018, 07:39 AM
    Yes, people want to be safe. It's number two on Maslow's hierarchy. This is a natural and healthy inclination that, sadly, the demotic state uses to spy on people. If you want people to go against such things you must accomplish two goals: 1. A vision of safety that doesn't need such programs 2. An emotional argument in opposition to spying programs Everyone was attacking Trump for his "conservative cred", you idiot! Jeb Bush was trying to woo voters by talking about how Trump would raise taxes. It was a losing strategy because Trump tapped into something visceral, on the gut level of voters, something a libertarian candidate could do, but won't because they're incapable of internalizing effective strategy. This is just incoherent nonsense. "The strategy was great! Trump was martyred by the people attacking him because of the media!" It's stupid and so are you. A strategy that loses is bad strategy and no one voted for Trump because other candidates were attacking him and he was thus a "martyr".
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    06-13-2018, 07:17 AM
    If going Amash is going after Trump and that really is working (as opposed to just not hurting him), great he should continue. However, I'd say that looking at the board the way it stands, that is going to be the exception, not the rule.
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    06-13-2018, 07:11 AM
    That is complete and utter garbage. You are either a liar or an idiot. Well, you are an idiot, but this statement either comes from your obvious stupidity or dishonesty. You are incapable of salient commentary of any sort, I just wonder if you're a liar in addition to that fact. I have been exceedingly even-handed with Trump and I've posted about him far less than the vast majority of people who post here. You cannot find a single post from me "kissing his ass" or anything of the kind. What are you babbling about, fool? Who mentioned the Libertarian Part at all? I haven't said word one about them in this thread. The Republicans can't seem to get elected by going anti-Trump or anti-populist, but the LP can't get elected no matter what they do. They have nothing to do with this. Jeb Bush (supposedly) supported cutting taxes. That is not what this populist movement is about. This is across the Western world. It's about culture, immigration and identity. Going to people who clamor for these issues with tax cuts is doing it wrong, especially the way they sell it. Funny thing is, I'm not even a populist. Populism is demotic in nature. I have no value for "the people" and their political will in principle. All I am doing is analyzing strategy and evaluating what works and what doesn't.
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    06-13-2018, 07:02 AM
    It isn't that he attacked him, it's how and when. Whatever you think of him, Trump tapped into a very real and fruitful vein of support, mostly from people discontent with immigration and modern American culture. A whole host of Conservatism Inc. types started piling on and Rand looked like just another one of those. If you read my posts from that period, you'll see that I was fine with him attacking Trump, provided it was an effective strategy that helped the campaign. It wasn't. Rand's campaign was dysfunctional and ineffective and I was one of the first on RPF to bring up the manifest problems when most others were just blindly following something that clearly wasn't working. I mean, I know libertarian are allergic to effective political strategy, but at least try to appear like you know what you're talking about.
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    06-13-2018, 04:38 AM
    For libertarian-leaning candidates, running against Trump is NOT a winning strategy. It didn't work for Rand during the primaries, it didn't work for this guy and it won't work for anyone else. A far better strategy is to try to sell libertarian ideas under a populist banner to try and ride the wave. Populism is big, left and right, throughout the Western world. Libertarians with political ambitions either need to use this fact to their advantage or realize they'll be neutered politically.
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    06-10-2018, 07:47 PM
    I started 12 Monkeys recently. I was originally resistant since I love the movie so much, I didn't think a TV series could do it justice, but it's actually pretty good. Similar to the film in premise, but does things differently enough to feel like something original.
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    06-08-2018, 08:39 PM
    Sure, I'm not saying that's the cause of suicide worldwide. In the West, suicide is a largely urban phenomenon, though not among, say, blacks. Dysfunctional as they are, the black community is still exactly that, a community. In the West, the edifice of the modern city is one of the causes of atomization and isolation, leading to both leftism and suicide. Other parts of the world are a different story.
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    06-08-2018, 08:28 PM
    I think it has more to do with the isolating and dysfunctional nature of modern urban cities in the West, which is where leftism thrives the most. Cities digest people. The modern Western model is highly corrosive and needs to be rethought.
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    06-08-2018, 08:15 PM
    Well yeah, but they didn't do anything. As with anything, one has to be sure that who you hire is both competent and ready to act. They were neither.
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    06-07-2018, 06:03 PM
    School shootings are not an issue of law or economics and as such can't be solved through those means. I'm sure private security would help, but the root of the problem is civilizational and spiritual.
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    06-07-2018, 05:58 PM
    New Vegas>"new Vegas".
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    06-07-2018, 05:54 PM
    What a desecration of such a beautiful church. I used to like seeing Grace Cathedral when I lived in SF, even when I was a "left-libertarian" libertine. Seeing it debased like this is very sad. Progressivism is a memetic parasite. It latches on to other memeplexes and transforms them into a delivery system for progressive ideology. In the Bay Area, I knew several people who would happily identify as Christian or Jewish, but when I actually asked them what their tradition means to them, it became clear that it was just progressivism wrapped in a religious aesthetic and the occasional scriptural justification for leftism. This is yet another example.
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    06-06-2018, 01:45 AM
    His story is quite a fascinating one, I just hope the actor they got to play him is up to the task.
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    06-05-2018, 09:41 AM
    He's going to wield this like a cudgel and blame the NRA. I don't think I have ever seen a teenager as fame-hungry as David Hogg on the national stage.
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