Skip to comments.Tea Party Crasher Hides 'Personal Political Manifesto' -- No Wonder!
Posted on 04/14/2010 10:23:23 AM PDT by NMEwithin
So Jason Levin is the total moron who put together the Crash the Tea Party web site. Levin is not your garden variety moron though. I mean it takes a pretty impressive level of idiocy to attempt to covertly infiltrate the biggest and most widely covered political movement in the country at the moment using a publicly available web site to provide details and solicit support for your plan. This idea is so completely idiotic that when I first heard about it I figured Levin would turn out to be an internet marketer and that this was really just a PR ploy. But alas, it seems he really is just stupid.
However, since Levin is now getting some media coverage for his little scheme from the AP and TPM among others I decided to dig around a bit and see if I could add anything interesting to the public record on Mr. Levin. (Not surprisingly, Free Republic was the first to expose Levins real identity and has dug up a lot of other useful information about him.) What I managed to find is Levins personal blog on Blogger, which unfortunately (if not surprisingly) seems to have been recently blocked from public view. Equally regrettable, the site is also excluded from Googles web caching feature so it is impossible to view any full pages on his site. However, by using the partial text results from this Google search, along with a Digg post, and some guesswork on key words, Ive been able to uncover the gist of a blog post of Levins from May 2008 entitled My Personal Political Manifesto. Its organized into ten statements of belief. Here are the partial segments I was able to uncover:
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What if the tv station is showing porn and my 13 yo son doesn’t want to push the off button?
Quite the Liberaltarian.
Inconsistent ramblings of someone who takes a little from column A and a little from column B and some from column C.
See http://news.infoshop.org/ for more about the incoherence of those that call themselves “anarchists”.
Pretty much everyone could find a thing or three they agree with with some of these people since their overall philosophy, if you could call it that, is just a mishmash of things based on their personal biases.
Critical thinking and logic are not to be found. Lots of emoting can be seen there, though.
“And it should be taxed”
I never understood why this is always whipped out for justification. As if my goal in life is to make tax revenue as large as possible. Okay, I realize people like free money (and that they somehow think the government having more money will benefit them, which it won’t, not even by decreasing their own tax burden). But does it have to be always and forever the first or second reason for legalization? Can’t it be a footnote, or something?
Except for that part about universal health care. Libertarians who model themselves after Jefferson want nothing to do with it.
Stop allowing the left to destroy the language. They've already done it to the term "anarchist". That means pretty much nothing since it could mean anything.
They stole "liberal" and now that means statist of some sort.
Stop being a tool for or falling for the propagandists.
Get rid of the TV.
“for more about the incoherence of those that call themselves anarchists’”
How can any self-respecting anarchist advocate so much taxation?
“Except for that part about universal health care. Libertarians who model themselves after Jefferson want nothing to do with it.
Stop allowing the left to destroy the language.”
He said LIBERALtarian (also known as “libertines”), not libertarian. pay attention.
These people don’t think! They emote! They like the state to meddle in things they like the state meddling in. They don’t want it meddling in things they don’t want it meddling in.
They want universal health care. Maybe they think an MJ tax will pay for it.
Ideological purity and internal consistency is a good thing. These leftist idiots don’t have either.
You need to note that I use the term LIBERALtarian.
I assumed it was meant in a pejorative way. I didn’t know it was meant to make a distinction.
OK. Distinction noted. I have always assumed that it was meant in a negative way around here. Thanks for clearing that up.
“I assumed it was meant in a pejorative way. I didnt know it was meant to make a distinction.”
I won’t rule out that it was meant to be pejorative to libertarians of all stripes. Can’t read minds. But certainly distinguishing leftist libertarian-types from rightists was intentional, I think.
LOL!!! It's come to this....
“They stole “liberal” and now that means statist of some sort.”
Which is why I refrain from calling leftists “liberals”.
In fairness to the MODs there were curse words in the manifesto so I can see why it was removed. No big deal, just click the source link.
"Thou shalt not screw with the Pajamarati!" (12th Commandment)
A PO'd and PJ'd FReeper is more dangerous than a Sassanian cataphract in full battle array.
You are now an authentic FR Original.
Well - we’re talking about vices. There is some “libertarian” logic in this. You cost society for this behavior, so you should pay in advance by taxes on this behavior.
I’m personally not so sure this isn’t that bad a strategy either. This is what we do with alcohol and cigarettes. We tried making alcohol illegal and found that didn’t work. So make it legal, but make people responsible for their behavior while under the influence to protect the rest of us makes sense.
The only problem that stops me from adopting this strategy whole heartedly is that the few countries that have gone down this path haven’t faired very well either. You trade one set of problems (theft, etc with drug abuse for instance) with a whole set of other problems.
From my experience, this guy is typical of “libertarian” atheists and new agers. His absolute hatred for religious freedom (centered around the respect for human life and moral conscience) is right up there with the Soviets and Chi-coms. Which is why I can not support libertarians into power.
Sane libertarians who understand and respect the constiution could disassocate themselves from these social radical atheist anti-constitution hatemongers. But they do not. They got the ideal of the founder’s individual economic freedom but totally missed the constitution’s design of individual social liberty. What a waste.
This is 100% true -- which is to say, neither is a necessity at all.
“Well - were talking about vices. There is some ‘libertarian’ logic in this. You cost society for this behavior, so you should pay in advance by taxes on this behavior”
I’m not saying that such a thing as a sin tax shouldn’t exist—though it can get out of hand, as with cigarettes lately it’s been bordering on abuse. Although I think it’s less a strategy to deter use than it is easier to suck money out of unpopular groups. Joe Lunchbox asks, “Who cares about druggies, anyway? Let ‘em suffer!” Meanwhile, Uncle Sam laughs his self-satisfied laugh, counting his money. This is how government grows, on the backs of the unpopular.
Back to the main point, I don’t theoretically oppose taxing legal drugs. I just wish that wasn’t one of the first justifications to be offered. Maybe if higher revenues ever helped balance the budget, reduce deficits, or curtail spending (in the long run), but, alas, they don’t.
What do you think I've been trying to do on this thread? I've been pointing out how their "philosophy" is not libertarianism but a mish mash of things based on personal bias. (You are correct that it seems to boil down to a hatred for God.) It isn't even logical or internally consistent. I put them firmly on the left with those that mis-call themselves "liberal".
I consider myself a Christian libertarian. I know where our rights come from and I fully understand the dangers of government. It is others who don't bother to think too deeply about the inherent contradictions and inconsistencies in the positions of these so-called "anarchists" or "left libertarians" or "libertarian socialists" that lump them in with rightists who want small government. Some of those people may call themselves libertarians. They're stupid for doing that if they are rightists because it is self-defeating.
My preferred word would be "liberal", but the left has largely destroyed that.
And miss Glenn Beck?? Never!
I understand. Are you in the leadership of the Libertarian Party? Are you giving speeches to Libertarian as a leader?
Personally, I would be a “Christian Libertarian” as well if it were not for the hate-mongers leading the charge of the party. After getting involved in the party, I was horrifed at the dominate Marxist spirit of hatred and intolerance for the constitution’s design of social freedom. This is what is meant when a libertarian proclaims themselves a “social liberal and economic conservative.” The social liberal is a Marxist and so we have an ideology that is a house divided against itself.
Apply that logic to licking your own balls and murder and then get back to me.
I am not a Libertarian. I’m a libertarian. I don’t often think about the party but rather the philosophy.
I am a social conservative and an economic conservative, but also against government coercion because I believe that ends in slavery and/or genocide.
I am not surprised that the Libertarian party has become corrupt. Human institutions become corrupt after a while. Humans do evil.
1. You own your own body
That is unless the government wants to pass legislation that takes that ownership via the guise of health care.
Yep, this guy’s #3 directly conflicts with his #’s 1 and 8. He is truly a maroon.
Yes they do.
None of them “conflict” if the goal of espousing these views is to see yourself as morally superior to others.
LOL...where is my trophy??
Oddly, Point #1 loudly proclaims the feminazi’s mantra: “It’s my body”. Yet, he is willing to turn his body over to a faceless, nameless bureaucrat who will tell him what to do with “his” body.
The feminazis may say that,
but what they mean is
“I had a RIGHT to do what I did. I DID! I insist that I did!”
Whenever I argue with them, all they seem to have is emotionalism. They feel one way and then they just want to rationalize those feelings, regardless of any facts you provide that counters their feelings. It really is not very convincing or attractive. I usually walk away after realizing I'm dealing with an unreasonable, close-minded person.
People probably haven't noticed from my postings, but emotions don't go far with me when people try to use them as arguments.
You want to understand it?
They’ve HAD AN ABORTION.
They KNOW THAT THEY KILLED A CHILD.
They DON’T WANT ANY REMINDERS.
Does that explain the “emotionalism” that you encounter?
That is pretty much what I assume. That adds to the unattractiveness.
Why do you think they call it DOPE?
Great work everyone!
Ever try to sell an organ to the highest bidder in this country?
Walter E. Williams says that despite the left wing mantra, our government does NOT recognize a right to do what you want with your body.
I figured the guys words should stand as they were written...unedited
4. Church and State must remain separate.
One of the biggest problems in this country right now is the hijacking of the republican party by right-wing fundamentalists who are convinced that 2000 years ago the Sky Daddy had a baby with a virgin
I found this article through a news search for references to “Crash The Tea Party”
The media was decidedly silent until they could cast this angry man as a “victim”
I then found the FR thread. Glad you posted it and yes, the full article is still there for those who follow the jump and can handle the potty mouth.
Wonder how he feels about the Saudi State funding the expansion of Islam in the West through the construction of new (missionary) mosques.
Good reporting. I still think this is just a money scam to bilk gullible liberals out of donations. The more publicity this guy gets the more money pours in. But since it’s Democrats being scammed that’s okay.