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Re: Christmas Thread
« Reply #60 on: December 24, 2011, 06:10:19 PM »

The other night, we saw a stage version of “A Christmas Carol” at the local theater. About the time Mr. Scrooge was being interrogated for the third time about his lack of holiday spirit, I actually developed some sympathy for his plight.

The old businessman, nasty enough to be sure, was not inaccurate in his depiction of the holiday as being based on humbug, a polite term for bullshit. Which belief does not fit this description? That a jolly fat man flies about with the help of reindeer, or that a virgin popped out a savior baby who will save everyone because some ancient man ate a magic fruit?

I then asked myself just why old Scrooge was such a misanthrope. The Ghost of Christmas Past shows plainly enough that the guy was spirited and congenial enough in his younger years. Clearly, some traumatic event must have led to this change in his character. It came to me that it must have had to do with his relationship with Marley. Obviously, it was a very close relationship, enough so that Ebenezer threw over his fiancée to be with him. The two gentlemen, we learn in the story, even shared a house together.

Surely, this was more than simply a friendship in the usual sense. Certainly, much more than just a business arraignment. Even after seven years, Scrooge still refuses to remove his “friend’s” name from the sign over the door.

Then there is that matter of Scrooge’s father kicking him out of the house for some unspecified reason. We’re simply never told why. What had the father found out?

I contend that it was dear Marley’s death on Christmas Eve that forever put the surviving lover off the holiday.

Of course, such things as homosexuality were not discussed among polite company in Victorian times. They were barely discussed in non-polite company. But then as now, such relationships did exist.
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Re: Christmas Thread
« Reply #61 on: December 24, 2011, 11:27:16 PM »

Twas the night before Christmas, and all over the net

Libertarian infighting, as good as it gets.
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The young cats and rookies, the intellectual debtors

watch left and right scrum over racist news letters.
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Should anarchists vote? Or is it a crock?

'Wendy's a statist!' Exclaimed Walter Block.

Anarchists, minarchists, a matter of degrees?

You min-mins are fascists! Awaiting kings decrees!
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Atheist, Christian, Muslim or Jew

We don't fight over faith, like statists do.

We prefer to fight over who should be ruling.

And private vs public vs un-or-homeschooling.

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Taxation is theft, and all war is murder.

Further consensus? Good luck, cat herder.

Even semantics are points for a schism,

Call it free-markets, or capitalism?

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Austria or Chicago? Friedman or Mises?

Is Piekoff the pope, if Ayn Rand is Jesus?

Konkin or Rothbard? What's on your shelves?

Ah hell, what's the difference, Ron Paul twenty-twelve!

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So on Hayek and Murray, on Ron and on Ayn.

On Ludwig and Milton! on Bastiat and Heinlein.

Let's call a truce, friends, for just this one night.

Then on the 26th... libertarians.... FIGHT!

A guy named Jim Object made this up.
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Re: Christmas Thread
« Reply #62 on: December 25, 2011, 09:43:53 AM »

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Re: Christmas Thread
« Reply #63 on: December 25, 2011, 12:27:48 PM »

MERRY CHRISTMAS, ASSHOLES!!!!


AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
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Re: Christmas Thread
« Reply #64 on: December 25, 2011, 12:32:48 PM »

Diogenes The Cynic, that is so good! I just have to pass it on.
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Re: Christmas Thread
« Reply #65 on: December 29, 2011, 10:25:12 PM »

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Re: Christmas Thread
« Reply #66 on: December 30, 2011, 07:19:17 AM »

Diogenes - awesome post, thanks for that.

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Re: Christmas Thread
« Reply #67 on: December 30, 2011, 10:42:16 AM »

To be kind, I will just link these sexy santas. PG13 but I can no longer guarantee that if you scroll above or below that post...

http://anti-state.com/forum/index.php?board=3;action=display;threadid=19920;start=580#msg491244
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