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  •  The problem is they're not really leftists (1+ / 0-)
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    Troubadour

    Not in the real sense.  They took on the Ron Paul people and created this new hybrid, Left Libertarian, which is the bizarro world version of the hyperconservative Austrians.  A complete and utter rejection of all authority, but not derisive towards human beings and most certainly not paternal.  

    Sorry, but they're not going anywhere because honest to god, they can't see that the real world is a game you have to play.  You have to pick up the controller and get in on it, it's not coming to you.  

    Romney/Caligula 2012!

    by sujigu on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 08:39:28 AM PST

    •  Whatever their identity is/was (1+ / 0-)
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      kalmoth

      a large part of the active core seemed to value it a symbolic identity over achieving anything with it.

      In Roviet Union, money spends YOU!

      by Troubadour on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 08:50:01 AM PST

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      •  They believe getting people to change (1+ / 0-)
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        what they talk about is an achievement.  They embody what I've always thought was the normal power leftists have: changing culture.  

        Their identity is important if you're going to understand them.  However, I feel they are mostly useless and have to get over themselves to actually be effective.  

        Romney/Caligula 2012!

        by sujigu on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 09:17:06 AM PST

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