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originally posted by: ForteanOrg
a reply to: introvert
Of course authoritarianism grew. The entire American model is based upon it. Your fine country is inhabited by the great-grand children that invented the practical implementation of "If you don't like it, shoot it" and "Shoot first, than ask questions." That type of stuff. Authoritarianism at it's best: the right you claim to be somebody elses boss and if he does not like it, well *BANG*. Please remember: just 0.04 percent of the worlds population are Americans - yet Americans think they should be everybodies police force, have a say in everything and lead everyone. That is a very heavy burden America has put on its own shoulders. It requires the type of stiff upper lip that eventually tears your ass apart.
Which is what we see happening right now. And oh boy, the stench..
originally posted by: introvert
We have heard the line repeated over and over again that the Left and their ideologies are authoritarian in nature
Authoritarian personality is a state of mind or attitude characterized by belief in absolute obedience or submission to one's own authority, as well as the administration of that belief through the oppression of one's subordinates. It usually applies to individuals who are known or viewed as having an authoritative, strict, or oppressive personality towards subordinates.
The USA seems lately to be in that Season 6 stage where the writers have run out of ideas and the storyline and characters are going completely chaotic and senseless.... there's a moment to stop tuning in each week.
originally posted by: CMJ23
I'm a newish poster (long time reader) so I'm not sure how off topic I can get and not have the post removed but I'm fairly certain this one should be okay. It has a point that relates to the thread, but I kinda take the long way to get there haha. Anyway enjoy!
I've watched this thread devolve and go off topic into the same old political arguements I've seen on here time and time again. I don't think I can take it any further off topic at this point, so I suppose I might as well throw in my two cents and maybe give everyone a chuckle and lighten the mood a little...
Repulicrat John Jackson says: "It's time for someone to stand up and say...I'm against those things that everybody hates! Johnson's policies go too far!"
Demilican Jack Johnson says: I am against those things that everybody hates and it's about time someone stood up and said it! Jackson's policy doesn't go too far enough!
Politicians are basically like clones when you get right down to it haha.
(Futurama fans get that reference lol)
Alot of people on this thread, but not all (I'm looking at you rational debaters, you know who you are lol), have gotten way too caught up in the arguement over Left vs. Right vs. Liberal vs. Whatever and who's party/canidate is more or less authoritarian...Do you guys not realize that ANY political party/politician can be authoritarian when it suits them to be so? That ANY political party/politician can be liberal?...When it suits them to be...Very few things are divided into black and white with a clearly defined line (Panda bears, piano keys and chess boards excluded) . Come on over to the grey area. I promise there's plenty of room for everyone (except you Chad...you can f**k off). In the end it's pretty moot to argue which party/canidate is better or worse because, let's be honest, they all suck in pretty well equal amounts because...well... they're politicians (except for your favorite your's REALLY sucks...hard). Notice that I said "argue about" NOT "debate about". That's more or less what alot of you are doing...argueing not debating.
Now that I'm pretty sure I have all you dipsh*t's attention, I'm going to need you to roll off your sister for a minute and read the next paragraph very slowly out loud. Take your time and sound it out and maybe... just maybe... this will get through that thick turd you're using for a head and you'll see things my way...your mom definitely came aroud.
Bashing someone, being patronizing, or acting condescending isn't the best way to swing anyone over to your way of thinking or to learn anything useful. As a matter of fact, those are probably the absolute worst things you could possibly do to try to change someones viewpoint. (If you've read this far you, hopefully, see what I did up there lol). If you read that previous paragraph without having at least a little kneejerk reaction then I'm not only suprised, but slightly dissapointed. How about we all agree to call these pissing contests a tie, drop the measuring tape, put away our willys, or...jillys?...(yeah, lets go with that lol), if you're of the fairer sex, and just get back to having a nice friendly discussion about the fairly interesting correlation the OP pointed out like he/she probably intended lol.