Demokrat America 2012 (Too many Republicans too!)

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Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#1 Dec 5, 2012
(Copied from "Small Craft Advisory")

Hippieocrisy

During the late 1990s and early 2000s, when I was in the midst of some sort of mid-life crisis, I attended some weekend music festivals. These festivals were populated with old hippies whose current lives had become so meaningless that they wanted to escape into their past, when they remember being more relevant. The other attendees to these festivals were the young, modern day hippies who were so void of their own creativity that they wanted to hitch their creative wagons to a star that had long ago burned out. I attended because I enjoyed the music, camping out for the weekend, playing my guitar around a campfire and eating junk food. But I never fully bought into the hippie mentality, and there were several reasons why.
There was a decidedly anti-Capitalism present in the air and on the ground at the hippie festivals. I saw hippies, young and old, wearing tee-shirts emblazoned with slogans like, "Corporations Kill", "Corporate America is Responsible for Global Death" and the ever popular, "Ban Profit." What bothered me is the pure ignorance of a mindset that would presume there could be jobs, and therefore tax revenue to pay for the social programs for which hippies advocated, without profit from corporations and small businesses. What was more troubling was the hypocrisy exhibited by these anti-capitalist who themselves sold glass marijuana pipes, grilled cheese sandwiches, cigarette lighters and bottled water, all for a profit. What further compounded their hypocrisy is that they sold their wears without purchasing a vendors license from the event sponsor, thereby engaging in the same kind of cheating of which they accused the corporations.
The hippie hypocrisy didn't end with engaging in capitalist behavior while at the same time demonizing it, but extended to their environmental views. Once again, the tee-shirt slogans of the hippies did not match their behavior. The catchy little slogans were all about "saving the planet" and "being green", but the hippies actual goal seemed to be to turn the festival grounds into a garbage dump by the end of the weekend. Trash bins were strategically placed throughout the festival grounds, but the hippies preferred to drop their trash where ever it was they happened to be standing when it was time time to dispose of their refuse. When confronted with his slovenly behavior, I heard one hippie say, "Relax man, they have volunteers that pick up the trash." The improper disposal of litter was only one of the ways in which hippies emulated their own characterizations of corporate polluters, but I will save you from the details of their scatological behavior.
In addition to the hypocrisy I have outlined above, the peace and love of communal hippie living was less in evidence at these weekend music festivals than was child-like self-centeredness. It was a microcosm of why the Liberal creed of "Do what feels good" is a recipe for disaster, whether in the life of an individual or of a culture.
space ace

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Dec 5, 2012
You mission in life is to trash anyone with different views than you, because of course only your views can be "correct".
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#3 Dec 5, 2012
space ace wrote:
You mission in life is to trash anyone with different views than you, because of course only your views can be "correct".
Why bother to type if all you are going to do is reveal that you are ignorant and lack any thoughts but those Talking Points found on the back of the Koolaid package that the Demokrat Handlers from the Plantation provide for you, along with your EBT Card on the 1st of the month?

This is not MY Article stupido...the awful truth that hurts you so badly is from the source I listed.

In real life, on the street, I would biotch slap you verbally, then let the pack take whatever action they felt was required to eliminate your defective feeling from the culture and stop the disease that you represent....Rapid Moral Degradation.
goose

Wheaton, IL

#4 Dec 5, 2012
space ace wrote:
You mission in life is to trash anyone with different views than you, because of course only your views can be "correct".
You don't I suppose. Yeah right!
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#5 Dec 5, 2012
space ace wrote:
You mission in life is to trash anyone with different views than you, because of course only your views can be "correct".
When do you plan to come back here under one of your many other names and repeat what you have not said in your 1st non response to the Thread?

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