3rd Parties
January 7, 2004 1:00 PM   Subscribe

Are you tired of two-party politics? Cheer up. You can be a Beer Drinker or a Nazi [possibly NSFW] or a Fascist. Join the Pot Party or even the anarchosocialist Birthday Party.
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly (25 comments total)
 
or even the anarchosocialist Birthday Party.

Is Nick Cave was running for President?
posted by homunculus at 1:32 PM on January 7, 2004


You know, I didn't risk clicking it, but assuming that's real, linking to a Nazi site kinda goes beyond "offering a balanced viewpoint."
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 1:36 PM on January 7, 2004


Why? I looked at the site, and I still think Nazis are morons.
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly at 1:41 PM on January 7, 2004


You fool! Don't you know the First Amendment only protects the speech we agree with!
posted by keswick at 1:46 PM on January 7, 2004


Don't forget the Nihilist Party, of Southern California. (found yesterday while trying to determine whether there actually existed any serious nihilist philosophers. alas, the answer is no.)
posted by kaibutsu at 1:56 PM on January 7, 2004


I gotta say, those fascists on Yahoo are profoundly tedious -- what ever happened to the *interesting* fascists? Where's Ezra?
posted by aramaic at 1:57 PM on January 7, 2004


Nor should we forget the Official Monster Raving Loony Party.
posted by MrBaliHai at 2:07 PM on January 7, 2004


You fool! Don't you know the First Amendment only protects the speech we agree with!

Hate speech isn't free speech. Nazi sites tend to be the former.

I thought I remembered Mefi having an issue with links to something like that before, that's all I was asking. Let's get off our high horses together then, shall we?
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 2:16 PM on January 7, 2004


He's on a high-horse because he disagrees with you? Your accusation is pointed in the wrong direction, my friend.
posted by tomorama at 2:21 PM on January 7, 2004


Pfft. The concept of hate speech is a crock of $#!t, designed to eliminate lawful, albeit unpopular speech. Which is exactly what needs defense. [insert Voltaire quote here]

(Now comes the part where someone calls me a bigoted anti-semite.)
posted by keswick at 2:22 PM on January 7, 2004


found yesterday while trying to determine whether there actually existed any serious nihilist philosophers. alas, the answer is no.

nihilist philosophers ... existance ... *chuckle*.
posted by Wulfgar! at 2:33 PM on January 7, 2004


There would be lots of 'em but they can't be bothered.
posted by jfuller at 2:51 PM on January 7, 2004


The concept of hate speech is a crock of $#!t, designed to eliminate lawful, albeit unpopular speech.

Speeding tickets are a crock of $#!t, designed to eliminate lawful, albeit upopular speed.
posted by jpoulos at 3:13 PM on January 7, 2004


(Upon further review, I see what you're saying keswick. I don't necessarily agree, but your logic isn't flawed in the way I thought it was.)
posted by jpoulos at 3:18 PM on January 7, 2004


"Unpopular Speed" is protected by the Constitution?
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 3:24 PM on January 7, 2004


heh. nice one, steve.

Thanks for the retraction/clarification, jpolous. You don't see that a lot in these debates.
posted by keswick at 3:39 PM on January 7, 2004


Hate speech isn't free speech.

It should be.
posted by rushmc at 4:34 PM on January 7, 2004


I hate Walt Whitman.

"Leaves of Grass" my 4$$.
posted by kaibutsu at 5:32 PM on January 7, 2004


the day the official monster raving loony party starts a u.s. branch is the day i start voting again.
posted by joedan at 6:52 PM on January 7, 2004


Woah. Can you invoke Godwin's Law if the Nazi reference is in the FPP?
posted by MiG at 7:23 PM on January 7, 2004


Hate speech isn't free speech.

It should be.


Agreed, but for the record, I included the Nazi link almost as a joke. Can we at least openly mock unpopular speech?
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly at 8:38 PM on January 7, 2004


Come now, no one linked to Libertarian National Socialist Green Party?
posted by rough ashlar at 9:57 PM on January 7, 2004


Looking at the
nazi party new year's message
(which is, of course, outrageous, but one which I'd want protected under free speech were I a yank), I wondered again if anyone knows of some kind of script/ Word macro, that can parse the text and devise some kind of "looniness grading" based on the number of WORDS in CAPITALS. Maybe the loony-spotter script could also weight it by checking for words about timecubes or Princess Diana/ JFK/ Marilyn/ Elvis conspiracy theories and maybe factor in the number of different typefaces, colours etc used in the web page?

If anyone writes one, they could sell it to Google for inclusion in their toolbar, so you could filter search results based on relevance-to-the-real-world.
posted by Pericles at 1:50 AM on January 8, 2004


the script would also need to check for spurious quotation marks, somehow, too, as in
Look folks, I DON'T get a rush EXPOSING these types of "personalities" slithering within our Resistance "movement"...BUT, how in hell can we even PRETEND to be "examples" for our Folk to ADMIRE and EMULATE...IF we are "ACCEPTING" of such behavior... we might as well as come right out and CONDONE IT! AREN'T THE "ACTIVITIES" OF THESE PEOPLE THE VERY SAME THINGS THAT WE CONDEMN IN THE...."You Fill In The Blank"?! All I can say is that I'M not a HYPOCRITE...and that I'M 100% against such un-Aryan "behavior"...and IF YOU'RE NOT, I feel sorry and disgusted for you.
posted by Pericles at 1:58 AM on January 8, 2004


Are you tired of two-party politics?

We now have a 2nd party aside from the RepubliCrats?

Why wasn't I notified?
posted by ZenMasterThis at 4:53 AM on January 8, 2004


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