Couldn’t happen to a nicer organization


Good news, everyone. Turning Point USA, the obnoxious right-wing organization that papers my campus with conservative propaganda posters, seems to be flaming out…or at least, one can hope.

A former student activist for conservative nonprofit Turning Point USA on Monday called the organization a “shithole” with “increasing levels of drama” and “some of the most incompetent, lazy, and downright dishonest people I have ever encountered.”

Is anyone surprised?

Comments

  1. Larry says

    a “shithole” with “increasing levels of drama” and “some of the most incompetent, lazy, and downright dishonest people I have ever encountered.”

    The commentor obviously hasn’t yet been nominated for a position in the white house.

  2. unclefrogy says

    there are it seems still to be found the wild conservative idealists. I would have thought they became disillusioned with the lies, cheating and anti-democratic policies and thought leaders and died out 40 years ago,
    uncle frogy

  3. Azkyroth, B*Cos[F(u)]==Y says

    I’m a bit afraid to ask, but what are “Austrian economics and property rights.”?

    Narcisso-capitalist code words.

  4. madtom1999 says

    Austrian economics and property rights? I’d imagine the first couple of years of WWII cover than nicely.

  5. says

    I can’t help but think of the recent discussion about relative levels of infighting in left-wing vs. right-wing groups.

  6. slithey tove (twas brillig (stevem)) says

    The conservative label makes my bias read his statement to silently include “…enough for me”, as in “they not dishonest enough for me to stay, so i’ll start a new paper even more dishonest, with more drama and .…”
    Sorry I’m being so biased

  7. lb says

    “Austrian economics and property rights? I’d imagine the first couple of years of WWII cover than nicely.”

    Thank you. That confirms what I was thinking the phrase meant.

  8. blf says

    I’m a bit afraid to ask, but what are “Austrian economics and property rights.”?

    No idea on the [Austrian?] property rights†, but the Austrian economics very very probably is a reference to a now-mostly-defunct line of economic bullshiting, known as the Austrian School. It seems to be a form of loonytarianism, as mentioned by several commentators previously.

      † Since loonytarianism has a religiously-strong devotion to individual property, I would not be surprised if [Austrian] property rights is reference to something along those lines.

  9. David Marjanović says

    Yup, the Austrian School of economics preached loonytarianism. Funnily enough – *dramatic pause while everyone finishes laughing* – their teachings have never been implemented in Austria, which has mostly been Keynesianist since 1945. …Or pretty much anywhere else other than Chile under Pinochet.

  10. jrkrideau says

    One more contribution.
    http://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/AustrianSchoolofEconomics.html

    I once saw a videor of F. A. Hayek. He seemed more like some fake guru on some strange drug than an economist. Scratch that last point about drugs. Lots of economists seem to be on some reality altering substance.

    The original School seemed to have some good ideas but as others said, in the middle of the 20th C they descended into loonie libertarianism

  11. Azkyroth, B*Cos[F(u)]==Y says

    their teachings have never been implemented in Austria, which has mostly been Keynesianist since 1945. …Or pretty much anywhere else other than Chile under Pinochet.

    What about Somalia?

  12. David Marjanović says

    I confess ignorance about Somalia. When was that (seeing that the country mostly doesn’t exist at present)?

  13. Pierce R. Butler says

    slithey tove… @ # 11: … his statement …

    Pronouns, some people around here assert, matter. ‘Twas her (one Kaitlin Bennett’s) statement.

    Ftr, Bennett was aggrieved with the lack of support from TP’s mother org regarding the ridicule she and her Kent State U chapter worked hard to earn with an event lampooning the idea of “safe spaces” which involved (nominal) adults wearing diapers. (For free – Bennett’s implementation of “Austrian economics” contradicts the formerly infamous DC Madame’s practice of charging hundreds of dollars for similar amusements. Kids these days!)

  14. David Marjanović says

    *headdesk* Sorry about Somalia, the looneytarian utopia, a point I’ve often made myself over the years.

    I don’t know if it has an Austrian-school economy; it probably hardly has any…

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