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So, everywhere else they have a culture of corruption, bottom up. Here we have top down corruption.
We have to find a way to make this political class wither and die.
Aaaaah, the naivete. If you talk in general enough concepts, you sound wise. Couldn't you have said, "we need to find a way to make people agree with us" or "we need to find a way to eliminate what we don't like in ourselves."
I'm interested in how this person defines "corruption," but I doubt we'll see that. "Corruption" couldn't possibly mean, "corrupted by striving for riches to lord above others." Naaaaah. But what was said in response to the golden quote above? This --
Take the money and power out of politics. End career politics, and make cronyism illegal and severely punished.
Libertarians want money and power themselves. Politics is about people doing shit to get more money and power. How is "politics" different from what libertarians do/want? That's politics too. So genius guy is saying, punish libertarians?
No, that couldn't be. Libertarians aren't "careerist" huh? They are temporary libertarians, huh? And there's no cronyism among libertarians?
I read the comments at reason because generally they're funnier and better-written than those I find at the "leftist" or "progressive" (no difference, despite what a hairsplitting "leftist" will argue) sites. Not because I agree with them.
How could I agree with them? They're naive little children who want the best toys of any kid in the neighborhood.