A Side Worth Considering

For some interesting debate on the respective merits of Ron Paul versus None of the Above as libertarian choices in the current presidential campaign, see here and here.

As for those favouring yet a different direction, a third option is available:

DARKSEID for President

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8 Responses to A Side Worth Considering

  1. FSK November 26, 2007 at 6:51 pm #

    Darkseid would NEVER beat Cthulu.

    Did you ever see “Kitten Wars”?

    Someone should design a website like “Kitten Wars”, but with “Evil comic book characters running for president.”

  2. Administrator November 26, 2007 at 7:58 pm #

    George W. Bush in Penance: Relentless #3Here’s the scariest one of all, from the most recent issue of Penance: Relentless — though I can’t help wondering whether Bush really uses phrases like “common denominator” in unscripted life.

  3. Administrator November 27, 2007 at 12:53 am #

    Yeah, but Darkseid already has his two chief minions in place.

  4. Administrator November 27, 2007 at 1:08 am #

    Plus, Cthulhu is a libertarian. Lovecraft’s “Call of Cthulhu” starts off with a Hayekian insight about “the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents,” and then goes on to promise that Cthulhu’s return will make the human race “free and wild and beyond good and evil, with laws and morals thrown aside,” so that the entire earth will “flame with a holocaust of ecstasy and freedom.” Okay, perhaps more libertine than libertarian, but clearly some sort of sissy lefty compared to Darkseid’s inspiring vision of patriotism, sacrifice, and military glory ….

  5. Jim Greenleaf November 27, 2007 at 1:29 am #

    I tried to post this up on Brad Spangler’s site, with little luck, so I figure this is as good a place as any.

    How do you privatize the Post Office without having the postal workers revolt? By giving them a vested interest in the privatization of the Post Office.

    Postal workers have a vested interest, both morally and economically, to support the current system. The solution to the second part is simple, and there are historical examples counter to Molyneux’s argument that show they can work. You give the workers, literally, stock options in the Post Office. Czechoslovakia did this after the fall of Communism with astounding results, as did many other Eastern European countries.

    In countries which did not give incentives, exactly what Molyneux talks about happened. The ministers and others in charge of factories, restaurants, hotels, everything from capital to consumer goods industries, sabotaged and stole as much as they could. They had no incentive not to. But in other countries, they had first dibs on any privatizations. They would become the new managers of the private firms. With incentives, the Post Office workers only have their moral investment to protect, and that can only go so far and convince so many to prevent the privatization. Some may even see the privatization as a way to further their moral convictions.

    Whether Ron Paul is clever enough to actually implement such a program is certainly debatable, however.

  6. Black Bloke November 27, 2007 at 10:07 pm #

    I nominate Dr. Doom for Darkseid’s running-mate. He’s already got a proven track record for running not only an enterprise (as some POTUS candidates relentlessly try to make seem relevant) but a whole country, and even a whole planet!* The man’s literally been to hell and back, and he’s a doctor honey, a doctor!

    *Admittedly in another reality.

  7. Black Bloke November 27, 2007 at 10:11 pm #

    Dr. Doom’s campaign book: http://kungfurodeo.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/chicken_doom_cover_final1.jpg

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