Libertarian Swingers

November 4, 2016

Spoiler Alert: Walter Block won this debate, i.e. convinced a larger percentage of the audience to vote in his favor than Nick Gillespie. For what it’s worth, I found it to be an interesting parallel to the Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump debates. Gillespie did his best Hillary impersonation-radiating contempt for his audience and reveling in his own smugness/anemic stabs at humor-while Block resembled a more sophisticated Trump, i.e. meandering, combative, at times losing the plot, but nonetheless making a number of persuasive arguments.

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6 Responses to Libertarian Swingers

  1. Tatyana on November 5, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    Hey,pity you didn’t tell me about it!
    I’ll come to the next one. Adding 3rd to 2 of my namesakes there…

    • G. Perry on November 5, 2016 at 7:43 PM

      I should have posted a link a couple of days before, but I’ve been preoccupied by other matters. It’s a much better format/venue than Junto, FWIW. I’m definitely going to future debates-if I can snag a ticket before they sell out.

      • Tatyana on November 5, 2016 at 11:28 PM

        The tickets are on Eventbrite? Then I got one; they are free
        Are you OK?

  2. Tatyana on November 5, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    Listened to debate.
    Have to say – I disagree. Not only Nick was funnier than professional comedian (oy vey), certainly funnier than the other guy; he was more reasonable, more consistently libertarian in his arguments – and less frightened of WWIII false scare like his opponent.

    Here’s something I totally part ways with both of them there: US have to, -no, has an obligation to – get involved in events outside of the country. Against Russia, in particular – who is presided by a gang of tugs, with continental gangsta bragging and bullying.

    I especially, especially disagree with Mr. Block making excuses for Russia’ aggression and the war it perpetuates on its European borders. He should be ashamed of this appeasement. Frankly, it’s outrageous – when someone with Jewish background says things like he does. I’ll use expression Nick used speaking of T.: “he is…erm…uninformed”.

    • sjw reason mag types on November 8, 2016 at 2:54 PM

      Nick got exposed, as the koch brother/reason mag types often do when the rubber meets the road on issues like war or race. The gary johnson clown they have all been supporting for years is basically a SJW who thinks hillary (!) is a wonderful public servant.

  3. Tatyana on November 5, 2016 at 5:37 PM

    typos galore!

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