Mark Levin- Libertarians Are A-Holes

Nobody guides me in my thinking on political matters more than Mark Levin. I consider him to be almost the only political commentator on radio or anywhere really worth listening to. A day or so ago he got fed up with the offensiveness of the Ron Paul followers. Levin says its not what they believe in that is offensive, its the way they prosecute their arguments. Its something I have to agree with.

“And so we get into these debates on constitutional issues, on economics, on history,” he continued. “And that’s a good thing. But the Ron Paul people are the biggest a-holes of them all. Now some of you may be thinking about Ron Paul – I promise you his followers are the biggest a-holes of them all. Not necessarily because of what they believe, but the way they express themselves. They’re obnoxious. They’re like Marxists, really. The mob mentality, the language, true believers, and yet there is a lot that is sensible, particularly on the Rand Paul side of the family when it comes to the Constitution, and economics and so forth.

When it comes to actually defending this nation, the effort to twist the Constitution so the Congress is some kind of parliamentary body and to pull a quote from this founder, that one — try and make your case, it’s almost childish, goofy,” he continued. “And then you get into the weeds and you got to pull back, look at the big picture. These are outliers. A lot of the people who follow him are truthers, conspiracy theorists behind 9/11. A lot of them are Israel and Jew haters, not all of them obviously. I’m not saying that, but you should see the stuff we had to pull off our sites, so I’m told. Again, I don’t want to accuse everyone of that. That would be ridiculous.” (source)

Footnote: I was pleased to see Lindsay Perigo back on TV. Then I read the issue for his first show was drug legalisation. Man, that’s so old. So much happening these days that is a real and present threat to our freedom and Perigo wants to talk about smoking pot. FFS. The Objectivists, the drug addicts and the homosexual activists have destroyed NZ’s Libertarian Party. There is nothing there to attract the vote of the man in the street who wants small government and low taxation.

Or to be fair, it is there, but its submerged under fathoms of doctrinal mumbo jumbo that only a cultist could relate to. The party has completely lost the connection to middle New Zealand it was building on when Perigo first started his radio shows. All that good work wasted by means of a elitist power bloc that just cannot get its message right or get its message heard.

Link to audio of Levin’s comments.



Categories: Media, NZ Politics

10 replies

  1. Red I can’t get NZ television here (and most of the time I’m pretty fucking grateful for it – although they do show Motorway Patrol on channel 7, which is good for a laugh), but I can pretty much guarantee the first 3 weeks of Perigo’s new show will be:

    Week 1: legalise all the drugs. It’s a victimless crime and a little dope/smack/P/crack never hurt anyone!

    Week 2: gay marriage. Why are we so prejudiced against homosexuals that we won’t allow them to participate in a religious ceremony where they make promises to each other before a God they don’t believe in?

    Week 3: Open the Borders! If there’s one thing New Zealand needs, it’s more low-quality immigration to bolster our unemployment numbers.

    Fucking Libtardz. So many really important issues that need addressing, and on which they actually make some sense, but they focus on this type of bullshit.

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  2. They buy into so much of the left-wing trickery believing it to represent “freedom” It’s as if they’ve never hr=eard of Antonio Gramsci or Georg Lukacs.

    I know I’ve linked to this article before . . and while I don’t agree with some of the claims, it is essentially right.

    Free spirits, the ambitious, ex-socialists, drug users, and sexual eccentrics often find an attractive political philosophy in libertarianism, the idea that individual freedom should be the sole rule of ethics and government. Libertarianism offers its believers a clear conscience to do things society presently restrains, like make more money, have more sex, or take more drugs. It promises a consistent formula for ethics, a rigorous framework for policy analysis, a foundation in American history, and the application of capitalist efficiencies to the whole of society. But while it contains substantial grains of truth, as a whole it is a seductive mistake.

    Libertarianism – Marxism Of The Right
    http://www.amconmag.com/article/2005/mar/14/00017/

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  3. I once stumbled across this snot-nosed little fuckwit from a link on Lindsay Mitchell’s blog. Typical uber-libertarian . . have a look, every second post is either sneering at the Tea Party, conservatives or Christians OR whining about the lack of rights afforded to queers and drug users. Completely hopeless.

    http://freestudents.blogspot.com/

    (I just can’t understand why they’re so preoccupied with drugs & queers.)

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  4. I didn’t think this was one of Levin’s better rants actually, quite the opposite, as he’s doing there exactly what he’s condemning these “outliers” for. In other words, his entire argument lacks substance, logic and evidence, and is only remotely funny, which is the best aspect of much of Levin’s work.

    NEVERTHELESS, he is right that there are outliers within the libertarian movement (as in any) who are just as bad as fanatics in any movement, because they cannot see common ground and are typically way to dogmatic. Human nature being what it is, this can easily lead to “group think”, and an entire movement that in itself may have very valuable contributions to make gets being absorbed in pursuing some irrational objective, or at least looks that way, to the detriment of the core message.

    As RB notes, the NZ libz are particularly infected with this harm. A small clique of elitists are running that show and some of them appear to be nasty little Rand worshipers of the worst kind, which indeed is a pity, because libertarianism itself has a lot to offer.

    I strongly disagree with RB that the pot debate is passee, or that it should be, quite the contrary, and many of the arguments were raised at Perigo’s show.
    Unfortunately the format of that show didn’t allow for a lot of factual evidence, and that would have been very helpful on that topic.

    I can understand that libz are preoccupied with drugs, or rather drug legislation, as it is simply ridiculous that the state gets involved in deciding what drugs one is allowed to use or not. The homosexual angle is surprising to me, and appears to be something in the NZ libs only. When talking with libz across the globe, drug legislation is always on the agenda, queers never. In contrast, internationally, libz talk increasingly about the nonsense of IP legislation, while that is a taboo in the NZ libz. My conclusion is that the libz in NZ have relegated themselves to an obscure corner as a result of some personalities.

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  5. In defence of Perigo it needs to be said that freedom is indivisible. Therefore any debate about freedom whether it be drugs/immigration/tax etc is a debate about ONE thing: Freedom. It matters not that the drug debate is looking tired and old, the issue is contemporary and vibrant. There! I have now unclothed my underlying political principle.

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  6. Why do you hate Ron Paul? Hell kick criminal Obama and the NWO, and and his criminal wars AND climate scam for a six if he get to be President.

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  7. With the obsession that Mr Farrar has about all things homosexual you wonder if Libertarians have any other serious concerns.

    I have serious concerns about the disproportionate influence homosexuals have in New Zealand politics. Farrar calls that an obsession. I think he should look in a mirror. Bigotry is a two way street.

    The following is a comment I complained about
    http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2010/04/arguments_over_the_un_declaration.html#comment-684189

    Every Maori I have ever known has always had another agenda other than the one that they are portraying to you at the time. Believe me when I say that this can only lead to more separation of the 2 races than what is being portrayed currently.
    >From Capt Cook onwards Maori have been described as “a cunning, lazy, indolent lot”. What’s changed?

    Farrar replied that if he used the n word that could get him demerits. I get demerits for calling Finlayson Tinkerbell and suggesting he MIGHT having something to do with the police not charging Hughes as they are both homosexuals.

    In summary I think Farrar give Libertarians in New Zealand a bad name. It his blog but he acts strangely for what I understand Libertarians stand for – freedom. The worst crime on KB is the state the fact that homosexuals are disproportionately represented in the sexual abuse of underage adolescents. Farrar is very intelligent. He makes a living off the use of statistic. If I am wrong why does he not put me down with logic rather banning rational debate to suppress the truth.

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  8. If I am wrong why does he not put me down with logic rather banning rational debate to suppress the truth.

    Mr Farrar is beholden to the mantra of political correctness and thus, it considered a gross display of bigotry to suggest such facts:

    Kurt Freund, et al., “Pedophilia and Heterosexuality vs. Homosexuality,” Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy 10 (1984): 197. “The proportional prevalence of offenders against male children in this group of 457 offenders against children was 36 percent.” See also, Kurt Freund, et al., “Heterosexuality, Homosexuality, and Erotic Age Preference,” “Approximately one-third of these individuals had victimized boys and two-thirds had victimized girls. This finding is consistent with the proportions reported in two earlier studies,” p. 107.

    More here . . .
    http://www.traditionalvalues.org/urban/one-a.php#_edn7

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  9. Angus, thanks for that. I would not mind a chat off the blog. It you would as well my gmail is chuckbirdnz@gmail.com

    If you do email me please let me know on this blog as I do not regularly check my gmail account.

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  10. Gant: Perigo is on Youtube. There is a link from the SOLOPassion blog.

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