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Titus



Joined: 19 May 2012

PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:17 am    Post subject: we the people Reply with quote

Spartacist wrote:
This thread is just further proof of the deep distrust some libertarians actually hold for democracy and any real freedom, as they don't trust "the rabble" to hold power. Corey Robin's The Reactionary Mind makes more and more sense every day.


(from here: http://forums.eslcafe.com/korea/viewtopic.php?t=224188&start=75 )

When the rabble isn't carefully reading policy platforms and discussing wonkish issues over wine, this is how it behaves:

http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/20169595/video-shows-shoppers-pushed-shoved-during-black-friday-sales

http://fox17online.com/2012/11/23/teens-in-custody-after-woodland-mall-fight/

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/weird/NATL-Man-Pulls-Gun-on-Black-Friday-Shopper-for-Cutting-in-Line--180586131.html

http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2012/11/23/black_friday_arrest_.html

http://www.kshb.com/dpp/lifestyle/holiday/black-friday-2012-rush-at-victorias-secret-pink-at-oak-park-mall-in-overland-park-kan

http://radio.woai.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=104668&article=10591459

http://www.ketv.com/news/local-news/Disturbance-leads-to-scare-at-Westroads-Mall/-/9674510/17527440/-/46jcqfz/-/index.html?absolute=true

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2012/11/23/boy-robbed-during-black-friday-shopping-at-arundel-mills/
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Kuros



Joined: 27 Apr 2004

PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have anything to offer besides a purely emotional appeal?

The people aren't the problem. Its the way moneyed interests have captured the government.
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detonate



Joined: 16 Dec 2011

PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The moneyed interests as in the large percentage of people that vote Dem because they are interested in money handed out from the govt? Laughing
Or politicians from both sides of the aisle who want to keep the govt oversized with their best interests in mind... namely money and mo money.
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Kuros



Joined: 27 Apr 2004

PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

detonate wrote:
The moneyed interests as in the large percentage of people that vote Dem because they are interested in money handed out from the govt? Laughing
Or politicians from both sides of the aisle who want to keep the govt oversized with their best interests in mind... namely money and mo money.


Sorry, I forgot. Yes, there are poor people scamming the gov't out of thousands of dollars. Meanwhile, there are industries milking the gov't out of millions of dollars and the financial sector which bilked the gov't for billions. Its important we be balanced.
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