Hope for The Amerika

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If Ron Paul ever becomes president, I might even consider moving back to The Amerika.

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15 Responses to Hope for The Amerika

  1. Gavin says:

    Oh my god! You want a ruler? Are you sure you are an Anarchist? haha.

    You should take a look at Ron Paul’s stance on immigration. It’s not very egalitarian to say the least. The man is calling for the deportation of all illegal immigrants currently in the US, which by the way is economically unfeasible, as well as unnecessary since they make our economy run via the service and agricultural industries.

    Read this post I wrote in regards to voting for the ‘lesser evil’

    http://makeshiftblog.wordpress.com/2007/06/02/the-question-of-lesser-evils-and-voting/

  2. Max says:

    Gavin, I did read that. I would not vote for anyone who is currently in the running for a presidential nomination, with the singular exception of Ron Paul. In fact, I got into an argument with a drunk in a bar last night who still thinks that if you don’t vote, you can’t complain. What a tosser! Oops, I should be more careful, he may read this.

    I do not love Ron Paul, I do not agree with everything he says. However I do agree with a lot of what he says – small government (a step in the right direction), no income tax (because I am a greedy capitalist bitch), no war in Iraq…

    Here is a summary I posted last month:

    Brief Overview of Congressman Paul’s Record

    He has never voted to raise taxes.
    He has never voted for an unbalanced budget.
    He has never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership.
    He has never voted to raise congressional pay.
    He has never taken a government-paid junket.
    He has never voted to increase the power of the executive branch.

    He voted against the Patriot Act.
    He voted against regulating the Internet.
    He voted against the Iraq war.
    He does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension program.
    He returns a portion of his annual congressional office budget to the U.S. treasury every year…

    Gavin, I also do not believe in voting for the “lesser evil”. And I doubt that the Republicans will nominate someone who doesn’t buy into that war-for-profit thingy. Which means, at the end of the day, I will not be voting. Socialist anarchist and anarcho-capitalist – we can stay away from the polls together.

  3. Gavin says:

    Alright, you just had me worried…

  4. Max says:

    That is very sweet, Gavin, but you don’t have to worry about me. I am saner than I seem.

  5. Same Old A-Hole says:

    “War for profit?” Maybe elements of WWII were profitable, but certainly no war since. The war in Iraq was an agreement to LOSE billions of dollars, never even implicitly a “war for profit.”

    And since our last meeting, I’ve paid attention to Ron Paul and his “campaign.” I’m not sure there’s been a more marginalized presidential candidate since Michael Dukakis wore that giant helmet and rode in the tank.

    I ask again, wouldn’t it have been much easier, and safer, for G.W. Bush, Tony Blair, and John Howard to protect their legacies and not choose the path(s) of most resistance? Something has driven these men to go against the grain. I highly doubt it is as simple as ego and war mongering. I’m sure they’re just protecting against the discovery that they orchestrated the 9/11 attacks ;).

    Here’s a video that illustrates well the problems in American politics. Sickening.

    Yes, I digress (again).

  6. Max says:

    Asshole, the war in Iraq is a war for profit. Not for the US government and not for the American people, but for Halliburton and the other contractors. Your tax dollars are making other people very very rich.

    Yes, Ron Paul is marginalised, but that doesn’t mean his politics aren’t sound.

    And Asshole, I don’t know what drives Bush, Blair and Howard to pursue whatever it is they are pursuing, but the word ‘misguided’ comes to mind.

  7. Same Old A-Hole says:

    It seems a very great coincidence that all three should be equally “misguided.” Is there a chance that others are misguided instead?

    And, I’m sorry, I just don’t go for the whole Halliburton scapegoat claim. Look at the actual numbers; Halliburton is far more profitable in their American based efforts.

    For a “libertarian” or “anarchist” your views very often mirror the far left.

    I

  8. Max says:

    All politicians are misguided. That is what led them to become politicians.

    Halliburton is making loads of money everywhere. They are just an example. And don’t forget about the gazillions of dollars that have gone missing. My point is that lots of people are profiting, which is fact.

    Asshole, you have known me for a very long time and you know very well that some of my views are extremely “left”. You also know that I don’t buy into that left-right thing. My views are my views. Live with it.

  9. Same Old A-Hole says:

    Yes, I agree that many of your views are “left.” But NONE are “right” (in the political context, not to mean correct). And I can live with that.

    I see you as falling in line with a good number of current convenient “libertarians,” who are actually far more left of libertarian but unwilling to embrace the political affiliations that would normally go along with such stances. If it walks like a duck…

    As for Ron Paul, I’m sorry, but so long as he embraces the notion that 9/11 was the work of anybody but the 19 ARABs and their conspirators, he’s just not credible. All of the other “theories” are pure quackery, making Ron Paul a quack. Oh, but… Oh, but nothing, 9/11 was what it was, pure and simple, and I’ve yet to see one single iota of legitimate evidence to the contrary (if Loose Change is the best that can be offered, then I rest my case). Ron Paul has been marginalized by Ron Paul, not by anybody else. He’s this election’s Ross Perot, no more, quite possibly less.

  10. Same Old A-Hole says:

    But fire doesn’t melt steel. Really? Seems it does.

  11. Max says:

    Asshole, like with every controversial issue these days, you can find ‘incontrovertible’ evidence to support all sides, no matter how opposing they are.

    I don’t have time to argue right now, I am still at work (and it looks like I’ll be here for hours more – fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck), but I’ll see you very soon and we can argue then.

  12. Same Old A-Hole says:

    You should just quit your job so we can start arguing now.

  13. Max says:

    But now I am too tired. And still at work.

  14. Dane says:

    This debate, I am enjoying. The discussion about marginalism reminds me of a moment in one of my favorite comic strips in which the main character’s best friends stage an intervention, saying, “Mo, we love you, but if you vote for Nader again, we’ll force you to wear a big red “N” for the rest of your life.” Here’s a link to the strip.

  15. Dane says:

    Wrote you a letter on my blog. Enjoy.

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