Ideological Bigotry

It isn’t often that I can say I agree with Bill Clinton. He made a good point while appearing on the Daily Show.

“America has come so far,” he said. “We’re less racist, sexist, homophobic and anti specific religions than we used to be. We have one remaining bigotry: We don’t want to be around anyone who disagrees with us.”

Ideologically intolerance seems to grow more and more as move further into the internet age. We have built information silos. Hell, I’ve personally made one with We Are LIBERTARIANS.

I think this problem is also due to rampant codependency. We want everyone to like us. If we are around people that share our opinions then how can we end up in disagreements? The problem with this hidden behavior is that our wall ends up ten feet higher.

So let’s take Bill Clinton’s advice and be friends with people that are wrong.

Bill Weld Isn’t Going Anywhere

News “leaked” over the weekend from legendary reporter Carl Bernstein that LP Vice Presidential candidate Bill Weld would be dropping out to support Hillary Clinton. Weld said it was wishful thinking. Clinton sees the Libertarian campaign hurting her so she had an old friend start a disinformation campaign knowing that Libertarians would be good sheep and attack their candidate. What’s sad are the many libertarian sheep that bleated in terror.

Nicholas J. Sarwark, the National Chairman of the LNC, said it best, “I don’t know which explanation is sadder: that a once respected journalist is reduced to making up stories to sell his book or that a Presidential candidate has to use her biographer to attack Gary Johnson because she’s afraid to do it herself.”

One other note. I thought the 60 Minutes interview with Johnson and Weld went well. It is linked below. The most striking part was the segment following theirs. The gist was”Only the President has access to the end of humankind through nuclear weapons, and he doesn’t have to consult Congress.” Thanks for bringing home the importance of voting Libertarian this year, CBS.

Gary Johnson to Appear on 60 Minutes

Gary Johnson will be on 60 Minutes tonight. I can’t believe how great this cycle has been. It’s a vindication for all the years of people telling libertarians to give up on growing a third party and change it from the inside. Not once have I been asked in 2016, “Who are you guys running?”

He’s on the ballot in all 50 states and is a serious enough candidate to be on every major news program. We hear there is no chance that he will win. He has every opportunity if people vote according to their conscious. Math doesn’t prevent him from winning, only fear.

Barack Obama: I am delaying my immediate plan.”

One of the problems with our government is that it is reactionary. But if you are running for a reactionary office, you cannot be this deliberate in a crisis. This is fodder for McCain’s judgement argument.

“Given the gravity of this situation, and based on conversations I have had with both Secretary Paulson and Chairman Bernanke, I have asked my economic team to refrain from presenting a more detailed blue-print of how an immediate plan might be structured until the Treasury and the Federal Reserve have had an opportunity to present their proposal.” – Obama

In the 527 ad, it will appears as this: “I have asked my economic team to refrain from presenting a more detailed blue-print of how an immediate plan might be structured.”