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originally posted by: pexx421
a reply to: ketsuko
Here goes the side track. I did not want to know what you thought socialism was. I never asked that. I’m sorry if that’s what you took from this. I posted actual people talking about their ideas and experiences or lecturing based upon mostly facts and historical events or their perceptions of them. Not really ideologues hypothesizing. I listen daily to random talks on my commute home. It’s an hour long. Generally it’s people that I’ve found interesting and that have pretty amazing things to say that generally are not floating about in the msm or memes, or popular zeitgeist. If I wanted to hear main stream narrative I’d turn on the news.... but I don’t really have to because the mainstream narrative gets repeated thousands of times each year. Yes, sowell I hadn’t heard of. But who hasn’t had Friedman bashed in their face 1000 times?
I never said sowell was confrontational. Is he a right wing speaker? I don’t know. I didn’t really see it that way when listening to him. But, at any rate. The guys I’ve posted, most of them are talking about their own story. And it’s different. But if you’ve already heard what they have to say, then great! No need for debate there. I just expected that most people assume they’ve heard the other side, and if we took some time to actually listen to some that people felt were great, we may have a meeting of minds. But honestly, it seems that I’ve taken time here to watch what you provided, rather than assume I knew the content, and then to give my opinion. Despite the fact that yeah we’re all familiar with Milton.
Seems you, on the other hand, assume you know the stories I’m sharing, and want to skip that part of the experience and go right to saying why people you haven’t met or heard are wrong. But cool, I was putting this out there for anyone willing to share what inspired them and to consider the other sides inspirations as well. If this is not you, well there’s plenty rooms on here where you can rehash the old back and forth of unflinching ideologies.