My Sordid Libertarian Past
I was a once a Libertarian. I was introduced to the ideals of the Libertarian Party (click here) back in 1980 by my friend Randy. His dad was a Libertarian. Randy also listened to Crass. Well, for a little while. He wouldn't loan me his Crass records because after listening to the lead off song Asylum (click here), he reacted by scratching the record with a nail. It wouldn't be long before Randy became a full blown Born-Again-Christian. It is probably better that way. For him, anyway.
Anyway, in 1980, and later when I turned 18, the Libertarian Party was very attractive. They were opposed to forcing young men to register for Selective Service - a hangover from the party's founding at the end of the Vietnam Era. They were hands off when it came to guns. They were pro-women's rights. They advocated for legalized prostitution and for legalization of marijuana.
For a young man, what wasn't there to like?
Like many of the follies of youth, the shine of the Libertarian Party started to wear off over time, and as their membership numbers increased - for the wrong reasons - my interest in their party waned. Eventually I reregistered as a Demoncrat, and then as an Independent. Then back. Ultimately it didn't matter back then, and it doesn't matter now. Maybe the Dems shoulda noticed there were more than a few people like me at the party table. I dunno. In any event, they missed the opportunity to nab the borderline folks had they used one iota of the talent that Trump bought.
I really don't buy into any of those parties anymore.
The message seems so simple. Legalize pot. Shut down the business of prisons. Be cool to each other. Leave the women alone to use their bodies as they see fit. Shoot your guns responsibly. Regardless of which bathroom you choose, don't piss on the seats.
Where There's a Void, There's a Butt Plug
Richard Spencer, a white nationalist, says that he is not a Neo-Nazi, and that both the KKK and Neo-Nazis hate him. Liar liar, pants on fire; retribution was swift.
This is a video of Richard Spencer getting punched in the face. Ouchie.
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When I saw this footage on my favorite TV news station, Russia Today, Spencer said that it looked worse than it was. I dunno. Looks like it hurt to me.
I have to admit that when I first saw the footage I felt bad for him. I couldn't hear anything. I was just puzzling on why he had one of those bad 1930s German haircuts, and why he had a froggie pin on his lapel. I didn't know who he was, but he just looked so defeated.
So I listened to him speak, and I read his writing. Screw that guy.
Fun and Games
When Trump took these boneheads under his wing he sent a pretty strong message to us all. He doesn't care about any of us. Playing games matters, it's just like a vacation. Fun, fun, fun. There is even a fun new Nazi punching game (click here).
In Punch a Nazi, gamers are encouraged to coldcock Spencer and Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos. They also get a chance to deck Adolf Hitler himself.....The game is designed in the style of NES classic Mike Tyson's Punch Out, although your opponents won't punch back.
I have no doubt this will only serve to encourage more naughtiness.