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« on: October 17, 2011, 09:14:22 am »
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It's what I've been noticing in most of its parts.
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I know the culture of Hollywood leans liberal so I boycott most movies unless one of the actors has publicly come out as a pot-smoking libertarian.
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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2011, 10:32:13 am »
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For the same reason many other opinions are popular on the internet; it's an ability to publically but anonymously express opinion and speak to likeminded individuals.
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2011, 10:34:44 am »
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For the same reason many other opinions are popular on the internet; it's an ability to publically but anonymously express opinion and speak to likeminded individuals.

This.

Also, for groups whose views are in the minority and have had difficulty getting exposure for their views using traditional mediums the internet is a rather cost effective way of getting said exposure.
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2011, 11:06:38 am »
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Because suburban white kids identify strongly with those views.
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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2011, 12:53:41 pm »
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Counterculture Libertarian is a holdover from the late 1990s.
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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2011, 02:09:44 pm »
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Counterculture Libertarian is a holdover from the late 1990s.


Any article that explains this phenomenon? Was this brought up from the rise of anti-PCism popular culture that was mainstream from 1998-2001 such as South Park, Nu-metal, rap, WWF, and Jerry Springer?
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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2011, 04:34:51 pm »
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Counterculture Libertarian is a holdover from the late 1990s.


Any article that explains this phenomenon? Was this brought up from the rise of anti-PCism popular culture that was mainstream from 1998-2001 such as South Park, Nu-metal, rap, WWF, and Jerry Springer?

How is the World Wildlife Fund libertarian?
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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2011, 04:57:24 pm »
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Counterculture Libertarian is a holdover from the late 1990s.


Any article that explains this phenomenon? Was this brought up from the rise of anti-PCism popular culture that was mainstream from 1998-2001 such as South Park, Nu-metal, rap, WWF, and Jerry Springer?

How is the World Wildlife Fund libertarian?


Lol. I was reffering to wrestlin.
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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2011, 12:03:28 am »
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Counterculture Libertarian is a holdover from the late 1990s.


Any article that explains this phenomenon? Was this brought up from the rise of anti-PCism popular culture that was mainstream from 1998-2001 such as South Park, Nu-metal, rap, WWF, and Jerry Springer?

How is the World Wildlife Fund libertarian?


Lol. I was reffering to wrestlin.

I was joking.
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2011, 07:09:36 pm »
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Part of it is that the internet has no clear authority figure and both atheism and libertarianism are skeptical of authority.
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« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2011, 04:05:18 pm »
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Part of it is that the internet has no clear authority figure and both atheism and libertarianism are skeptical of authority.

Leftism is the same way with authority.
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« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2011, 02:14:05 am »
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Part of it is that the internet has no clear authority figure and both atheism and libertarianism are skeptical of authority.

Leftism is the same way with authority.

That depends on the authority.

Although, it does with libertarianism too (see the willingness to accept corporate authority).
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« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2011, 05:09:40 am »
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Yes 'cause that's something all libertarians get behind Roll Eyes  I suppose you also think we enjoy anarchy, want to get rid of prisons and cops and think Somalia sounds perfect?
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« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2011, 08:14:08 am »
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Because it is filled with Pre-teens and teens that are interested in holding counter-cultural views for their own shock-value sake.
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« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2011, 03:32:54 pm »
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Yes 'cause that's something all libertarians get behind Roll Eyes  I suppose you also think we enjoy anarchy, want to get rid of prisons and cops and think Somalia sounds perfect?

No, but I'm referring to the type of 'libertarianism' that actually has some vague influence on public policy, which tends to be corporatist.

Come to that, state authority isn't something all leftists can get behind either.
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« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2011, 04:34:28 pm »
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Part of it is that the internet has no clear authority figure and both atheism and libertarianism are skeptical of authority.

Leftism is the same way with authority.

That depends on the authority.

Although, it does with libertarianism too (see the willingness to accept corporate authority).

Authority such as cops and military are distrusted by most leftists.
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« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2011, 04:53:36 pm »
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Because it is filled with Pre-teens and teens that are interested in holding counter-cultural views for their own shock-value sake. But more importantly as seems to be a trend with this demographic, to try and be rebellious against what is the norm.
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« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2011, 08:53:36 pm »
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Part of it is that the internet has no clear authority figure and both atheism and libertarianism are skeptical of authority.

Leftism is the same way with authority.

That depends on the authority.

Although, it does with libertarianism too (see the willingness to accept corporate authority).

Authority such as cops and military are distrusted by most leftists.

True.
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« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2011, 04:04:20 pm »
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Then how come leftist politics are as common as libertarian politics on the internet even though it has the second best following of the ideology's?
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« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2011, 04:24:33 pm »
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Then how come leftist politics are as common as libertarian politics on the internet even though it has the second best following of the ideology's?

It doesn't matter. They're both anti-establishment and that was the point.
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« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2011, 05:31:21 pm »
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Yes 'cause that's something all libertarians get behind Roll Eyes  I suppose you also think we enjoy anarchy, want to get rid of prisons and cops and think Somalia sounds perfect?

No, but I'm referring to the type of 'libertarianism' that actually has some vague influence on public policy, which tends to be corporatist.

I just wanted to point out that 'corporatist' refers to someone who follow corporatism, which is Mussoulini's theory that parts of a society should act together as one body. I'm pretty sure libertarians aren't a fan of that. I think the word you're looking for is 'corporatocratic'.
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« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2011, 05:39:55 pm »
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Because the majority of internet users are highly educated adults and youths.  These two groups tend to be atheist and libertarian.  Particularly youths, who seem transition from apathy to libertarianism seamlessly before being immersed in the real world.  Adults seem to be more of a well rounded group.
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« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2011, 09:01:08 pm »
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Yes 'cause that's something all libertarians get behind Roll Eyes  I suppose you also think we enjoy anarchy, want to get rid of prisons and cops and think Somalia sounds perfect?

No, but I'm referring to the type of 'libertarianism' that actually has some vague influence on public policy, which tends to be corporatist.

I just wanted to point out that 'corporatist' refers to someone who follow corporatism, which is Mussoulini's theory that parts of a society should act together as one body. I'm pretty sure libertarians aren't a fan of that. I think the word you're looking for is 'corporatocratic'.

Yes, you're right; thank you.
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