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I Am a Libertarian Socialist

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    Let Me Explain How It's Not An Oxymoron

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ArkJmUOIqM&feature=related How the "libertarian right" gets away with pretending it's a philosophy of "Freedom" is by asserting that we volunteer to work.  It's a philosophy based on the concept of "Self-ownership". While the ideal of self...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 6 Responses Jul 12, 2011

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    I Was Not Inducted Into My Ideology I dug for it knocked on the door and freely entered

    I had to dig, to find my ideology. and people call me paranoid when I say the media manufactures consent creates a herd mentality and discourages people from asking questions. Some pretty major ones like what if you reject BOTH the free market dogmatism of adam smith AND the hard...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 8, 2012

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    Fear Uncertainty And Doubt Is Turned Against Us All The Time.

    certain select interest and people who have a need for us not to know this, namely the CIA among other forces have tried to convince the masses via a campaign of fear, uncertainty, and doubt, a fud campaign, look it up that Socialism always leads to gulags, murders and prisons...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Oct 21, 2012

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    It's About The Language Not The Concepts, So Clearly

    i maintain my theory that the propaganda these days is language based rather then content based and our opposition does not even understand the concepts they oppose and therefore I submit that agitprop should craft new language. I have done one such silver tongued thing and...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Sep 20, 2013

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    Dae's Complete Theory Of What A "Right" Means"

    the material condition of objective and absolute reality matters when it comes to the ideal of having a “right”because if you have no means to actually utilize a right then you could not be said to be any better off then if you had not the right at all.this is why when...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Sep 15, 2013

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    A Book Suggestion! Let's Rock!

    I need to read it too but i'm broke!http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23180.Sin_PatronAnother suggestion for you:http://www.arvindguptatoys.com/arvindgupta/teenlib.pdf
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Oct 21, 2012

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    Im Still Thelostbear....i Am Still A Stranger Here,im Still Lost

    this account will ramble,perhaps like a river or like an unplanned stroll in the country where i choose whatever paths present themselves and perhaps make new ones.i may not even worry about retracing my steps,and i make no apology for the random connections or not.indeed these...
    thelostbear thelostbear 56-60 1 Response Feb 21, 2012

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    I Am A Revolutionary Libertarian Socialist

    i grew up with a very rich life experience and in a loving family that encouraged me to look outward and engage with the world.so i actievly sought ways to be active in teh community.i discovered marx in the histroy curriculum when i was about 15 ywaes old and wanted to do...
    therevolutionarythinker therevolutionarythinker 56-60 Apr 19, 2011

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    Simply put, Libertarian Capitalism still has

    government involvement, only in a different way. With a strictly capitalist system, without any socialist attributes, the Government works solely in the interest in protecting the property of the property owners. So essentially, the Government is still working for someones...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 1 Response Jan 7

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    Powerless And Disengaged

    when i first came to this section of the site,i madea positive contributin,but i also complained to the bureau of indifference(ep support)-several times about the abusive,insulting and stereotyping in the same section by another contributor,not because im weak or oversensitive...
    thelostbear thelostbear 56-60 Sep 24, 2011

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    Anacho-Capitalist Are Not True Anarchist And This Is A Descriptive Post As To Why Not A No True Scotsman

    Another common apologetic defense I seem to encounter often of Anarcho-Capitalism Is as follows: Your criticism is invalid because if The Government did not exist the laws that allow you to refer to a corporation as a corporation would no longer exist. This defense fails for a...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Oct 4, 2013

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    And For Triple Points How The Market Becomes Even More Oppressive Than The State

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Company_town http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_company_towns aahh.. company towns. Yes, that would make a libertarian go nuts. “We had to kill them. They were on my land and would not be enslaved voluntarily.” Ya’ll are funny. This...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Oct 21, 2012

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    Tyranny Of Ownership

    Okay, there is nothing wrong with ownership, but I believe nature ought to regulate ownership, not Government, or at least only as far as natural. Because we all need to have ownership over some stuff, where we can do what we please with what we own. Like owning food, modest...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 Aug 24, 2013

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    Libertarian Or Anarchist?

    I'v just joined 'i am an anarchist' i usually call myself a libertarian but the term seems to be different in the US - I'm from the UKWhat do other members mean by libertarian?
    Dickiej69 Dickiej69 66-70, M 1 Response Aug 15, 2012

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    I'm not sure I really feel the same way about

    this any more: I'm not feeling it anymore. If all you do is spam that ******* Emma Goldman quote anytime someone advocates any kind of rhetoric that supports the state at all you are failing. And I'm sorry but theory is not practice and no matter how well I understand theory...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    Im getting fed up with the ownership morality.

    It seems like people who think in terms of ownership feel that they can do whatever they want, and mistreat people, all the while, saying that we have to just sit by and take it, cause its their property. It seems people just want to own everything, and function like a small...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 Sep 23, 2014

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    Self Ownership Is Absurd. I Can'T Be In Two Places At Once

    how can a person own themselves and be themselves at the same time?they can't! haha. capitalism is absurd!
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Jul 1, 2013

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    As years pass, I oppose liberalism more and more. Both in the classic interpretation, and the modern American idea of liberalism (which is close to what we call in Europe...
    Cierzo Cierzo 41-45, M 8 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    The next leftist that lectures me on tolerance, love, and open-mindedness while simultaneously condemning all Republicans, Conservatives, Libertarians, or anyone else who doesn't...
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    So, why doesn't our current democratic system work? In principle it seems like a sound option but in practice there is a lot to overlook. Primarily - and what most supporters of...
    Jugemu Jugemu 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Yes, it's true. My family seems bewildered that the once ultra Christian daughter/sister/cousin they knew has become... gasp . . . a liberal. Honestly, I'm surprised that more...
    moonchild0315 moonchild0315 36-40, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    'In a purely libertarian society, the young child is not as bereft as might at first appear. For in such a society, every parent would have the right to sell their guardianship...
    BlotOutTheSun BlotOutTheSun 22-25, M a week ago

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    As a libertarian I am going state my views on child **** and i doubt many libertarian's would agree, but I believe any true Libertarian should. Here the simple and shocking...
    iSceneGirl iSceneGirl 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 20

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    This by far the dumbest philosophy I've ever come across. The wishful thinking of libertarians is on par with christians and Muslims who think they'll go to a magical place in the...
    BlotOutTheSun BlotOutTheSun 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I just read the book ... loaned me, The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets: How to Keep Your Portfolio Up When the Market Is Down. The author Peter D. Schiff...
    silmarilion123 silmarilion123 41-45, M 5 Responses Aug 17

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    If you are 20 years old, and you are not a socialist, you have no heart. When you are 40 years old and still a socialist, you have no brain
    whoizzupdude whoizzupdude 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I doubt anyone is ever ashamed of their own country. But I am. Profoundly. I'm not ashamed of it because people bash it. I'm ashamed because of the inconsistencies people here...
    throwingeverythingaway throwingeverythingaway 18-21 Aug 10

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    Hello! New here and not to much socialist. But feel free to message me!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 10

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    Proudsocialist predictions for the next few years.There will be several assassination attempts on candidates by right wing zealots.There will be a shooting spree at a campaign...
    proudsocialist proudsocialist 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    Direct response to Princess who thinks Hitler was an atheist Here is a speech quote "We tolerate no one in or ranks who attacks the idea of Christianity. Our movement is Christian...
    RenaDragon RenaDragon 18-21 6 Responses Aug 8

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    I wish this group were more active! Libertarians believe so many different things, but if I had to pick out a few shared ideas among them all, it would be the smallest government...
    Ravenwind43 Ravenwind43 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    I don't think he's "evil" or the "antichrist," and I think all that stuff about him being a Muslim terrorist is bullcrap, and I find it hilarious when people call him a "Muslim...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    my neice the one who was born with a silver spoon and still is there at the tender age of 36 has no tolerance for lesser people or in her mind lesser I often hold myself back at...
    blonde10 blonde10 36-40, F Aug 5

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    "The Nazi flag does not represent racism. The nazi flag represents national socialism. Its not the racist flag, its the national socialist flag. World War 2 has nothing to do with...
    Cellfishdude Cellfishdude 18-21, M Aug 3

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    Having read both “1984” and “Animal Farm” (as well as have watched the film adaptations) by George Orwell, I must firstly say that few writers can articulate their opinions...
    Drastine Drastine 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 2

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