Conservatism / Libertarianism is the new counter culture

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  1. thewap macrumors demi-god

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    Progressives are the new puritans vs. the rising of conservative libertarians for individualism.
    Enjoy the video.

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    Ha, ha. I have seen this meme coming for years. Glad it's finally here so we can confront it head-on.

    Conservatism is by definition a conformist ideology.


    In the new conservative rebellion we see African-Americans being taunted, punched in the face in front of law enforcement to no response. And this is "direct action".

    In the new conservative rebellion we see opposition to same-sex marriage. This conservative rebellion boils down to denial of public accommodation as a form of "protest".

    In the new conservative rebellion we see grown men and women carrying firearms where ever they go, often shooting themselves or injuring other people. (more truthfully, this is probably a fear of the outside world than it is genuinely rebellious intent)
     
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    There is so much wrong with this statement I don't know where to begin.

    Most conservatives carry guns everywhere and end up shooting themselves or others. Please back this statement up with any facts at all.

    You know nothing of conservatism. There is no racism. I'm a conservative. I don't care what color you are. I dont care what you do I your home. You shouldn't care what I do in mine.

    Virtually all of your posts contain references to race. You are the one making blanket statements about people you don't know. You are the racist.
     
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    Foucault. The most cliche' movie clips imaginable. Drivel and spittle.

    Can I please have my four minutes back?
     
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    I noticed that you are new to PRSI:

    the usual suspects usually talk about race all the time and then claim that everyone who disagrees with them is racist ... you'll see ... ;)
     
  6. Populism macrumors regular

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    But but but RACISM!
     
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    What is PRSI?
     
  8. Meister Suspended

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    This subforum.
     
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    Ha! I love it. Thanks. This forum is getting me so frustrated. Are people really this thick headed? I've been on here for years but usually only talk about Apple stuff. It's all pretty pleasant and tame.
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    Got it. Thanks.
     
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    There is a lot of truth to that. If I wanted to seamlessly fit in with 95% of the student body on any collage campus I would declare myself liberal. If I wanted to be an iconoclastic rebel who raised eyebrows (and date liberal girls excited about my edginess) I'd claim conservationism.
     
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    Dad bod and conservatism ... I knew that my lifelong training would eventually pay off.

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  12. Robisan macrumors 6502

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    This pretty much applies to the pompous child-doof in the video...

    There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs. (source)​
     
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    Read both for the first time in the past five years--many decades removed from the 14-year-old me. LOTR is an excellent trilogy and I regret mocking by brother when I was 14 for reading his "nerdy" books. Atlas Shrugged is the worst-written book I ever read: filled with silly melodrama and swollen with adverbs: "She laughed mockingly as he tore off her dress eagerly." Simply awful, especially since Ayn Rand had had twenty-five years to learn something from Hemingway when she published that atrocity. The Fountainhead sucked just as bad.
     
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    He/She hates white people. Just look at his/her post history. He/She is basically the opposite of smellysox yet his/her comrades here are silent.
     
  15. thewap thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Now the top Libertarians have just announced their support for Trump!
     
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    Congrats, OP. I wasn't going to respond to any of your three most recent topics, because they just didn't seem worth it -- just a lot of deranged echo chamber stuff.

    But this one is hilariously deranged. It's like watching Joe McCarthy declare himself the new Lenny Bruce.

    bent christian pegged it -- it was only a matter of time before conservatives tried to imitate the cool kids. And just like dorks trying to imitate the cool kids, it's so pathetic.
     
  17. thewap thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Thanks Thomas, a well balanced opinion is always welcome.
     
  18. Snoopy4 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, you've got to let it roll. There are some on here that will post Hillary love threads. It's creepy. Like they have some fetish for grandma or something.
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    Especially from one of the cool kids.
     
  19. thewap thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Progressives are more like a cult with intolerant dogma for tolerance of their point of view only, kind of similar to the Hitler youth syndrome.
     
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    A group of people coming together under a common banner, shunning those who of an opposite opinion or political leaning, shunting them all into a big box of They, totally separate from the box of Us, and calling themselves The New Freethinking Tolerance is an irony George Orwell would greatly appreciate.
     
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    As much as you'd like to see you and your kind as some kind of new avant-garde, I think that it's very boring to resort to cliches like Nazi comparisons. And the "why don't you tolerate our intolerance"-thingy really isn't that original anymore either...
     
  22. Snoopy4 macrumors 6502a

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    Google Trump. Let me know how many Nazi references you can find coming from the left.

    <drops mic>
     
  23. chown33 macrumors 604

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    The funny thing is I can replace the first word with a ________ fill in the blank, and it still has a ring of truth about it.

    The tragic thing is that what anyone decides to fill in the blank with says more about themselves than whatever word they filled in the blank with.
     
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    A self-important "mic drop" after such a fail is rather embarrassing. At no point did or would I argue that Nazi references are a right-wing exclusive hobby. I find them tiring throughout. Anyway: Hitlary. <I'd drop the mic now too, had I picked it up>
     
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    I agree. The Hitler references are tired, boring, and so often just grossly inaccurate. The only thing worse on the internet than inaccurate Hitler references are the way overused eye roll emoji.
     

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