Wow. Those are super disturbing. Personally, I think it sucks that the media is giving this guy the exact glorification and exposure he wanted.Â I didn’t want to glorify “that guy” by mentioning his name or posting his photo here. However, I dug through the archives and found one that I feel accurately represents him.
The LA Times has an op-ed on the growing Libertarian undercurrent. This made me laugh.
Lane was investigated by the FBI in the early postwar years for daring to write on a postcard that Social Security was the sort of socialistic government management of people’s lives we fought wars against. True Social Security, she insisted, was canned vegetables and slaughtered pigs in your cellar. She and Paterson refused to accept anything from the Social Security system.
Hilarious! A friend and I were talking a few months ago about the wrongs of the socialist security system, and how we would thankfully opt out immediately and let them keep what we’ve already “invested” so long as we never have to contribute again.
Another good idea he had was to send all socialist security benefit checks to the wealthiest people in the country attached with a ‘thank you’ note for supporting so many people in this country.
They changed their look and feel today–very Web 2.0.
Look for more big media outlets to do the same, adding “digg” style recommendations for readers and giving them the opportunity to participate, not just read. They even have a “shutter speed” feature where “you can be part of covering the story.”