Forum Post: The Political Ideology of The Libertarian Party According To Gary Johnson (And Why He’s Full of Shit) [Part 1]
Posted 2 years ago on March 29, 2013, 2:26 p.m. EST by KevinPotts
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The Political Ideology of The Libertarian Party According To Gary Johnson (And Why He’s Full of Shit) [Part 1] By Kevin Potts / Reality Check News https://www.facebook.com/pages/Reality-Check-News/208106556037187?ref=hl
First of all, I just want to say this is not just a legitimate critique of Gary Johnson and The Libertarian Party by any means. According to Reality, 99% of ALL politicians are Full of Shit and could give a-flying-fuck-less about even attempting to solve even the most basic fundamental problems that continue to plague our society, particularly The Struggling Plight of The Exploited, Oppressed Poor And Near Poor People who now make up nearly Half-of-The-Population-of-This-Country in “The Most Wealthiest Nation on Earth“. They (most politicians) either don’t care or they’re dumb as fuckin “rocks” because even an immature-six-year-old with half-of-a-heart and still half-asleep from his afternoon nap could figure most of this shit out fairly easily:
“Wake up little Timmy! It’s time to play a game! And look, I even brought your favorite Teddy-Bear, Mr. Cuddles! You really like Mr. Cuddles don’t you? You care about Mr. Cuddles? I know that you do and I care about Mr. Cuddles too and we don’t want anything bad to happen to Mr. Cuddles do we? -not if we can help it, right? We want Mr. Cuddles to be healthy and happy, right? Sure we do! -because Mr. Cuddles is our friend! Yayyy! Okay, now let’s rub the sleepy from our eyes and pay attention for just a minute, it’s time to play The Mr. Cuddles Game!”
Round One: Ohhh no! Mr. Cuddles can’t find a job because there’s not enough jobs to go around because the greedy billionaire CEO’s shipped all the jobs overseas to exploit foreigners who are willing to work their entire lives for a dollar a day! And now Mr. Cuddles is homeless and freezing in a dirty alley about to starve to death! What should we do?! Should we intervene?! Should we use just a tiny fraction of ALL-of-This Tax-Money That We’ve Supposedly Collected To Be Used Toward The Common Good to help him?! Should we at least guarantee Mr. Cuddles the right to live? -and to eat? -and to have a roof over his head? Should we help Mr. Cuddles? Or should we tell Mr. Cuddles that we can’t help him because he needs to learn to accept “personal/financial responsibility“? Should we turn our backs on Mr. Cuddles? -and tell him that he needs to clean himself up and get a job? (remember there are not near enough jobs to go around so it‘s physically impossible for everyone to have a job, that‘s why Mr. Cuddles is unemployed and homeless and hungry in the first place). Should we let Mr. Cuddles starve to death in a dirty alley? Should we leave Mr. Cuddles to die and hope that somebody else helps him?? -and rationalize our decision not to help by saying, “he’s free to do whatever he wants“? Should we just stand by and watch? -while Mr. Cuddles begs for pocket change on the streets? -while he eats out of garbage cans? -while he sleeps in a cardboard box? -until he eventually snaps? -and robs a liquor store? What do we do, little Timmy?! What-do-we-do?!
It’s definitely the former as opposed to the latter, “They Don’t Care” -because most of our basic fundamental problems and the solutions to those basic fundamental problems are extremely simple. It’s not a matter of intelligence, it’s a matter of misplaced priorities and values -of humane conscience and morality (particularly the lack thereof).
( Note: Mr. Cuddles is not just a metaphorical/hypothetical kid’s Teddy-Bear used to express The Sick, Sad, Inhumanness of A Serious Ongoing Atrocity/Epidemic, he actually represents Over TWENTY EIGHT MILLION (28,000,000) Real-Life-Flesh-And-Blood-Americans Who Are Currently Unemployed/Unable To Find Jobs Because THE JOBS DO NOT EXIST. He Also Represents An Estimated 2.3--3.5 MILLION PEOPLE Who Experience Homelessness EVERY YEAR In America. http://www.nationalhomeless.org/factsheets/How_Many.html http://www.dissentmagazine.org/article/let-them-eat-code)
What inspired me to write this was an interview by Abby Martin (from last year) of Gary Johnson, where he sums up the ideals of the Libertarian party in his bid for the presidency as a third party candidate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZyMcGGpH7k&list=PLI46g-I12_9pbIc7FuM0hfUaczb-jSok7&index=90 [ 0:00-11:25 ] On many of the issues I’m in agreement with, such as: Let’s NOT Bomb Iran, Let’s End The Wars/Bring The Troops Home, End American Militarism/Imperialism/Cut Military Spending Almost In Half/Reduce Nuclear Warheads From 2,300 to 500 (it‘s a start at least), Marriage Equality, End The Drug Wars, Repeal The Patriot Act & NDAA, Fix The Two-Tiered Injustice System/Corporatocracy. I certainly have no problem with Any of That and would consider it a miracle to see ALL of That happen within my lifetime. However, providing lip-service to those issues and being able to actually implement that type of change, even as POTUS within our corporate-owned-corrupt-system is a completely different story. If Gary Johnson had been elected as POTUS would any of those changes have occurred? FAT Chance. Extremely-Highly-Unlikely. Or even more True to Reality: NO. Like I said, to even think that it might could happen within this corrupt system by simply voting for someone is on the same bar as believing in miracles and Santa Claus. Since when has any elected president actually implemented the publicly perceived platform they ran on? Or even seriously tried? With the exception of marriage equality maybe (they have to throw liberals a bone every now and then), NONE of those changes would have happened and that’s part of why Gary Johnson and 99% of ALL politicians are Full of Shit. To even attempt to make us believe that he could do ALL of That if we elected him is a Total Deception and a Complete Denial of Reality -which leads to the main point I wanted to make here,
The Reason Why The Political Ideology of The Libertarian Party And Gary Johnson Is Full of Shit:
(1.) Instead of advocating for the Top 1% (who are already Getting Away With Murder, who already have More Ridiculous Wealth And Abusive Power Than The Law Should Allow) to pay Their Fair Share of Taxes, Gary Johnson wants to eliminate the income tax altogether and shift Even More of The Financial Burden on The 99%. I’m ALL for Ending The FED to Take Away The Abusive Power of Private Banksters To Control And Exploit The Entire Money Supply, which would Free up Billions And Trillions of Dollars for us to use to Help Improve The Lives of The Less Fortunate Among Us, but that’s not what Gary Johnson is advocating for. He wants A ZERO Tax Rate! -For ALL Billionaires/Millionaires and Corporations! And in a blatant, Orwellian fashion, he wants to replace The Entire Income Tax System of collecting taxes with One Federal Consumption Tax; and he wants to call it The “Fair”? Tax!!? According to Gary Johnson, this is THE ONLY WAY TO CREATE JOBS??? -and he doesn’t know of any other way. Deregulate Capitalism Totally And The Sky Will Rain Candy! Let The Greedy, Irresponsible Mother-Fuckers Have Free-Reign And Even More Total Control Over Our Economy And Our Lives And The Decent Paying Jobs And Prosperity Will Trickle Down On Us Like A Baptism of PISS From The Heavens! The Invisible Hand of Free Markets And Unbridled Capitalism Will Take Care of Us (Like An Unwanted Baby In A Basket Left On An Unempathetic/Psychopath’s Doorstep) -The Inhumane, Sick Values of Profit Over People Will Nurture And Sustain Us (ALL We Have To Do Is Ring The Doorbell, Take Off Running And "Believe").
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