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[–] Medicroger 0 points 38 points (+38|-0) ago 

Spoilers:

"As a rule, people resent being saved from themselves. And if you think depriving people of their right to make mistakes makes sense, you probably never had respect for their right to make decisions at all."

"Were I British, I'd probably have voted to Remain. But it's not hard to understand being pissed off at being subject to unaccountable bureaucrats in Brussels. Nor is it hard to imagine the post-Brexit backlash confirming every suspicion you might have about the people who run the EU."

"Imagine having pundits and professors suggest you should have your voting rights curtailed because you voted Leave. Now imagine these same people are calling voters like you "children," and castigating you for being insufficiently appreciative of, say, the joys of submitting to a European Supreme Court that claims primacy over the Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights."

"What's particularly concerning about the reaction both to Brexit and to the rise of Trump is the way these episodes are framed as requiring exceptions to the usual democratic rule. They're called threats so monstrous that we must abrogate the democratic process to combat them.

Forget Plato, Athens, Sparta and Rome. More recent history tells us that the descent into despotism always starts in this exact same way. There is always an emergency that requires a temporary suspension of democracy."

It's a good read.

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[–] smackdownfletch 1 points 23 points (+24|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Wow, that's surprisingly unbiased for Rolling Stone.

EDIT: Nevermind, the highlights above are great, but the article stinks of the same biased bullshit as usual. My bad for only commenting on the highlights and not the article.

EDIT 2: I've really had to chew on this article because of comments below. (Hey, actual productive discussion other than slinging mud, imagine that!!!). I feel like the author's leaning an speculation does try to push the reader one specific direction, but I will admit that it's a mostly well written article. I feel like he leans on the potential negatives without giving the positives much credit or discussion. Let me put it this way - I'd be less convinced/concerned that there was an agenda being pushed in the media if more articles were like this. So even though the tone isn't my favorite, I'll give it credit for at least trying to be somewhat objective.

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[–] BentAxel 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

No, none at all. WTF is this shit?

Because the vote was viewed as having been driven by the same racist passions that are fueling the campaign of Donald Trump, a wide swath of commentators suggested that democracy erred, and the vote should perhaps be canceled, for the Britons' own good.

Where the fuck has Trump actually been racist?

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[–] BoringSupreez 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

My reaction as well. This is the same publication that pushed the mattress girl story with no evidence?

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[–] Medicroger 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

What parts struck you as biased?

I want to prevent things from going over my head if I can.

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[–] fagnig 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

On the Remainians Plato defence:

The great philosopher despised democracy, believing it to be a system that blurred necessary social distinctions, prompting children, slaves and even animals to forget their places.

#regressiveleft

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[–] BoiseNTheHood 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'm surprised that Commie rag Trolling Stone allowed this to be published. It's too sane and reasonable. It's even more shocking coming from a left-wing nutjob like Matt Taibbi. Of course, he had to force in an off-topic jab at Trump because his raging case of Trump Derangement Syndrome compels him to, but other than that, it's a good read.

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[–] DrJungyBrogen 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Rolling Stone's parent company is Wenner Media LLC, owned by Jann Wenner. Jann Wenner is an Obama campaign donor and seems to have been part of the Obama campaign money machine for years. Think there are any political favors happening there?

"KURTZ: Last question. In the past you've interviewed John Kerry, Al Gore, Bill Clinton for "Rolling Stone" cover stories. I don't see any Republicans on that list. If John McCain called you up and said, "I would like to come and sit down with you and be on the cover of 'Rolling Stone,'" what would be your reaction?

WENNER: Well, I think we might take him up on it. We had Bush on the cover recently. It was a cartoon of him sitting on a stool with a dunce hat on his head, and it said "The Worst President in American History?"

Rolling Stone has never been a legitimate news magazine, it's mainly just full of biased lefty opinion pieces.

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[–] refugee610 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Holy shit Rolling Stone published something intelligent!

The author is exactly right, the behavior of the elites after the Brexit vote is an almost comically perfect illustration of what the "plebs" took issue with.

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[–] Troll 2 points 5 points (+7|-2) ago 

As much as a shit Rolling Stone is, they're right about this. Maybe they're getting smarter, maybe they'll shut the fuck up for a change.

Also, fuck Rolling Stone forever. Those cunts gave 2/5 to Type O Negative's Bloody Kisses album. What a bunch of dickless cucks.

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[–] senpaithatignoresyou 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

They are about to be gawkered. They are being sued by the sarah nausmberg victim for their role in his defamation.

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[–] pocketForceNapkin [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

This is probably the best article I have found about the Brexit

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[–] IdSay 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

that "leave eu" frontman has the most punchable face, if i've ever seen one. close to donald trump, hillary and ellen pao. and hitler.

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[–] SonOfRobin 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Matt Tabbi. He also wrote this...The Divide and Griftopia

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