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Just joined - What’s the story?

Just joined - What’s the story?

-ironsydes-

iirc this sub was founded around the time that reddit was composed entirely of RON PAUL 2012 RON PAUL 2012 RON PAUL 2012


masjidknight

Oh god, I remember that time IRL, as I was deep in the RP Cult. Leaving that Koch funded madhouse was one of my best decisions ever. Right up there with leaving the military lol.


DrStrangeBalls

This is something that always makes me chuckle a bit whenever some Libertarian dipshit wanders in here, accusing people of not understanding the ideology. I couldn't say with certainty but I've got a pretty good feeling a good amount of posters formerly considered themselves Libertarians—I know I did. I voted Badnarik in 2004; I actually bought a few of [these ridiculous things](https://i.imgur.com/VY24Is7.jpg). We just grew up, took a look at the real-world material conditions, and came to the proper conclusion that Libertarianism is fundamentally unworkable garbage.


masjidknight

This.


AferEffort

I ditched the libertarian cult, but I’m still stuck in uniform. Lol instructions unclear, reenlisted


masjidknight

FACTS!


masjidknight

It took me 3 trips to MEPS and 3 contracts over 12 yrs to figure out the instructions.


AferEffort

They knew they had me when the economy tanked last year


AferEffort

Haha ah okay. That was my high school time, I was totally one of those Ayn Rand weirdos. I just read your “RON PAUL 2012” line and it was like my Manchurian Candidate trigger word. God it’s all coming back


Drakefoxaroo

Yeppp same here in 2012. Was a right leaning libertarian and pivoted over the years to far left socialist. Funny how that works huh...


AferEffort

It really is


DrStrangeBalls

> “RON PAUL 2012” Same. [This video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irSanGny4zg) always plays in my mind when I see it.


AferEffort

Omfg dude haha I love this. I mean I hate it, but like, I love to hate it


DrStrangeBalls

At least a couple of times when I've had a few I've thrown out "what's the first amendment? *You don't even know! Ha!*" completely apropos of nothing.


GinyuForceDid911

That makes sense, I feel like the internet has moved on to leftist populism now


PKMKII

That’s entirely dependent on which corner of the Internet you’re poking around in


AferEffort

Yeah have you seen iFunny lately? They’re right wing populists, they make dumb jokes but then they say all sorts of hateful things in the comments. I deleted the app over it


Drakefoxaroo

Honestly I've seen the internet pivot farther to the right in the last few years. I guess it depends on where you browse though.


LRonPaul2012

In hindsight, it looks like Ron Paul was an early precursor for Donald Trump, a hugely ironic example of state sponsored Russian propaganda. This is why Ron Paul will always rush to Putin's defense on everything, even on really blatant issues like the poisoning of nalvany, despite his claims of being anti state. In recent years, most of the right wing libertarians have gone full on alt right.


AferEffort

Yeah haha I swear libertarians are just conservatives that lack conviction. It’s so true