|Marlon Brawndo |
Ladies and gentlemen, the future mayor of Seattle.
No, seriously. The way things are going there, it would just make sense.
The thing I love about the hard left socialists is they always paint the right as inherently authoritarian but they embody that exact same authoritarianism and then some. MY authoritarian candidate is SO much better than YOUR authoritarian candidate.
If this guy got into politics, it would be at least amusing.
Didn't you hear? Taxation is a form of violence, according to some people.
I don't wanna 'no true scotsman' this guy but what kind of anarchist goes into the US military?
also, Marlon, baby, learn to differentiate shit, jesus.
Maybe his experience in the military is what led him to discover anarchism, or maybe he was coerced into it financially. Though then it's kinda weird to pull the "I put my life on the line for NATION" card instead of something more cynical.
SolRo, I'm not debating taxes within a social democratic model, when they don't burden the majority populace, can work to balance out a society so that everyone has access to say, low income housing, free education and universal health care. I support both those things, but I don't support the more negative traits that socialists tend to bring to the table. They tend to have a significant lack of respect when it comes to property, seizing land for development without any negotiation, for instance. There is a real and critical concern with the abuse of power when it comes to laws that socialists tend to favor that curb personal liberty, such as freedom of speech against the state. It's always different once they get in charge and then all the talk about taking care of everyone tends to come with a pretty strong arm. That's a major hypocritical streak, by the way, because they like to paint a really bad picture of evil rich people, but wherever they are in power, they tend to fall prey to greed and corruption. Socialist ideas tend to work better in theory than in real life.
No voting on taxes, we're just going to pass this tax no matter what the outcome is, because we say so. Well, they tried doing that in Seattle and there's a certain amount of planning and wisdom you need to implement really smart urban changes that they do not have a history of doing there. So, if you're going to ask for that amount of money you need to be able to back up what you are going to do with it. And the tax was problematic because it was going to be a huge local tax and the main problem is that corporations are free to leave the area they are being taxed and they will.
"They tend to have a significant lack of respect when it comes to property, seizing land for development without any negotiation, for instance"
I think you're conflating it with communism. Again.
It was relevant because SolRo mentioned taxes and Seattle has been going through a tax battle recently, initiated by a socialist politician (Kshama Sawant).
So taxing amazon is an authoritarian act?
one edgy boi
All you people up there in city hall. You're fucking it up for the people that's in the streets.
Later seen blowing a guiness record fat cloud from his f150.
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