08-27-2016, 02:08 PM
This is a win for Hillary. What the progressive establishment does to manipulate the populace is absolutely scientific. This has been timed to the nanosecond and delivered with precision. Divide the people surgically. Control the narrative. At the end of the equation, democrats have the big tent. The DNC is running a high-tech campaign and trump is just a piece in the game, always has been.
The liberty movement has, by design, been tightly conjoined to trump and his campaign in the popular consciousness. Associating trump to Alex Jones, the most prominent media voice for "liberty" is strategically sound.
Liberty = coarseness. Liberty = science averse/lowbrow. Liberty = deportation. Liberty = religious suppression. Liberty = bomb the shit out of 'em (pro-aggression). Liberty = absurd, laughable. Liberty = teen-age lingo. Liberty = red-faced screaming. Liberty = self-absorption. Liberty = insensitive to the disadvantaged.
Meanwhile, perception of progressives = inclusion, compassion, thoughtfulness, enlightenment, diversity, intelligence, self control, service, graciousness, sensitivity, decency, non-aggression.
Nothing in that second list is contradictory to libertarianism or inherent to progressives. Today's breed of "liberty lovers," which is very different in nature than it was just 4 years ago, is triggered (heh) when you say words like "sensitivity," "compassion," "diversity." It HUURRRTS ussss! It BURRNNzzz. They have seemingly been convinced by Hillary and Barack that being sensitive, compassionate, and respectful of diversity makes one a progressive. I ask people here - wouldn't liberty be more viable and attractive if it reflected that second list instead of the first? Until it does, oppressive elites will continue to win. Libertarians will continue to be perceived as intolerable assholes.