Thursday, August 18, 2011

He Buries Paul



Meet the Amazing Atheist, and his epic smackdown of Ron and the Paulbots. It's too bad this kid doesn't believe in a god, because he's pretty close to being one.

Needless to say, though, the slavish Cult of Paul is out in force in the comment section of this clip if you're so inclined to have a look.

(via Matt Osborne)

18 comments:

Thomas B said...

Now I'm going to think of magic wands whenever some right-wing joke invokes "liberty."

Really is a stupid fucking word. Kudos to the Amazing Atheist for asking a question that probably a whole hell of a lot of people have been thinking: "What does that word mean, anyway?"

idiosynchronic said...

Perfect.

Kyle said...

Wow. Seth Rogen really doesn't like Ron Paul.

Marc McKenzie said...

The Amazing Atheist is the fucking man....and I say this as a liberal Catholic.

This takedown of Ron Paul is the best I've seen. And a lot of what the AA said is exactly what I've thought of Paul and his supporters, both on the Right and the Left.

VOTAR said...

I dunno. I had kinda the opposite reaction. Rants like this one annoy me. It's just a really noisy(-er) mirror image of the kind of barking-dog stuff we hear from the extreme right.

I think Ron Paul is a lunatic, so Mr. Atheist doesn't have to convince me of anything, but I'm not sure that comparing a human pregnancy to a cancerous tumor (while hugging a child's backyard swingset) is the best way to sway opinions.

Maybe he has other videos where the platform of Paulites is deconstructed in a more rational and methodical way, so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. Or this time he's just finally snapped after 36 years without pussy.

Matt Osborne said...

Magic wand. Perfect.

Chez said...

Love how you call him "Mr." Atheist, Votar. That rules.

Steven D Skelton said...

Votar has it right.....this guy would be a lot calmer (and less annoying) if he got him a little a piece of snapper every once in a while.

Jonah said...

He isn't going to get very far with anyone by just pointing out the things he disagrees with Ron Paul and his supports about and then mocking them for having a different opinion.

Without facts and reasoning to support his own arguments he is just doing with the nuts on the right do.

Prophet of Ra said...

What bothers me about right wing religious politicians is that most of them run on the ticket of being a religious leader. Ron Paul is religious, but he isn't running on that ticket. And while I freely admit his religion may very well affect his decision-making in office, it's not his main source of influence (Rick Perry and Michelle Bachmaan are the types I dislike very much). Also, Ron Paul seems to get props for creating the Tea Party, but for the most part, he's ignored by the Tea Party for the reasons you posted a few days ago (religious warmongers).

His platform always goes back to personal liberties, which I would describe as the freedom to make your own decisions and the responsibility to own up to them. In essence, people should have the freedom to fail. He wants more power devoted to fewer people in the form of local government doing more and the federal government doing much less. This platform far outweighs his religious priorities as a politician. I totally respect and understand anybody who disagrees with this platform (and I can understand why), but I figured I should explain myself, as an atheist.

There are plenty of specifics I disagree with Ron Paul about. Abortion being one of many. But there is no perfect candidate on either side of the aisle, and after being lied to by both Bush and Obama, I'm about ready to vote for someone who I at least have a good idea of what I'm getting in office. Close Gitmo, end the Wars, audit the Fed, stop devaluing the dollars I make at work, end the TSA, work on immigration reform, give education back to the states, end the patriot act.

Do you really think Congress or the Supreme Court would allow him to make a Christian state?

Also, Ron Paul's birthday is tomorrow and he's hosting a moneybomb, so if you want to contribute I'm sure he could use a friendly donation of $20.12!

Chez said...

A couple of things: First, if Paul took the time to speak publicly about an issue, it's very likely that his belief on that issue will inform his policy decisions.

Second, Paul's idea of "personal liberty" is the kind of Randian nonsense that essentially decentralizes the United States -- as I've said before, a belief system which would render the U.S. as a superpower a moot point -- and that turns over all decisions to the soulless will of the free market. That "freedom to fail" argument is basically the same one used by pretend smart people like Megan McArdle when defending the fact that we the taxpayers were forced to bail out Wall Street when it cratered the global economy.

I don't want to see smaller government as some kind of catch-all rule; I want to see smarter government, but unlike Paul, I believe that government can still be a noble entity and can do a lot of good in people's lives -- it has for decades and decades in this country and can, I have to think, again at some point. This demonization of an elected government and of its role in who we are as Americans -- how powerful we are as a nation -- is crap.

As for Paul's money-bomb: If he's so into personal responsibility and the ultimate good of being at the whim of the free market -- fuck him, let him get his own money.

darkdragonsou99 said...

I think votar has something right the comparison between cancer and a fetus is wrong. The proper comparison is a parasite it steals everything from it's host and gives nothing back. A fetus is nothing more then a parasite until it's capable of surviving on it's own no one gets pissed off when you kill a tapeworm.

Smackdown?lol said...

Anybody who thinks this was a "smackdown" is a retard. I am no RP fan but there are much better points to be made against RP. THis was just uninformed ranting.

Chez said...

Passion isn't always a bad thing, and the general points he makes about not simply Paul but those who seem to blindly worship him are good ones. So suck it, retard.

Doctor Jones said...

YAWN -- I'll still take the straight talking Paul over the other lying scumbags. (See The Atlantic's "Why Does Ron Paul Scare You")

Chez said...

What I like is that by saying something that ridiculous, it pretty much lets me know immediately that I can probably discount your opinion on just about anything.

And if you're going to reference articles just for the hell of it, here.

Chaz said...

You speaking highly of a fat spaz who picks on youtube morons lets me know I can definitely discount your opinion on everything. If that man boobs/former neckbeard is your idea of someone whose intelligence should be respected your writing must be around the Sookie Stackhouse novels level.

Calling Paul people blind worshipers while working for the Huffington Post makes you look like the retard. Ever hear of the Movement For Spiritual Inner Awareness cult that she was such a strong follower of?

Survivor by Palahniuk is one of your favs? lmfbo, I'm sure your writing is real professional man-boy.

Chez said...

A little late to the party, aren't we?