What's so terribly wrong with being liberal?

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posted on Nov, 15 2003 @ 10:51 AM
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I wont be biased....whatever else you said in your paragraph. All a matter of oppinion. At least someone with a liberal mindset has some knowledge of the problems in society. Better than half of the people in the country already. So be what you want to be, just understand that humans all have differences of oppinions. There will always be fighting because of that. You dont have to go overboard in the fight though becuase opinions are just as valid from one person to the next. So when some people flip their lid and start name calling, thats whats wrong. Not the fact that you are conservative ore liberal, but that you cant come to grips with reality so you lash out at people.




posted on Nov, 15 2003 @ 11:09 AM
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im just sick of hearing things like shut your liberal mouth..or liberal this...your a liberal communist....when ill ive said is a different point of view on what our goverment is currently doing...i claim no particular polical agenda and im fully aware with all that is happining in our society....not only our own but alot of other societies as well which is mainly why i disagree with what the current administration is doing pretty much everywhere in in the entire world.....i dont see how that makes me a liberal...



posted on Nov, 15 2003 @ 01:46 PM
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Sucks to have a 2 party system.

Either you support the Republicans or you are a communist.

Now that is democracy in action. Thanks for all the choices.



posted on Nov, 15 2003 @ 05:07 PM
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Originally posted by TheBandit795

Originally posted by Thomas Crowne

Uh, I beg to differ. The liberal movement in the U.S. is the result of Soviet work to undermine the U.S. They had a longterm goal, just weren't economically strong enough to see it. I fear the victor of the Cold War may still die from its battle wounds, though, and their social undermining is the injury that will bring us down


You know that's nonsense TC. That's the label the conservatives give the liberals.

Also, liberals care about and for the enviroment much more than conservatives. Conservatives cut down trees while they could use hemp to make clothes and paper and save lots of trees...


Uh, no, its not nonsense. Its verifiable, as a matter of fact.

Yeah, I can see how much the liberals love the environment. They love it to death. Liberals have cost millions of critters their lives and vegetation has gone up in smoke by the thousands of acres because of their feel good but stupid way of thinking. Shallow thinking, knee jerk reaction, coupled with junk science is a bad combination.
There are some things about which I agree with you in regard to the environment, for example, the Everglades are slowly dying and drying up, and I feel that is because of human interaction in the area, but I haven't noticed anybody fix the problem. Both sides have had a chance and neither have done it.

One more time, to make sure you understand, the not cutting done of trees has costed us more than had cutting and thinning. Ask Tom Daschel. While he insured the rest of the nation couldn't do the right thing, he added a rider to exempt his state from the regulation in a piece of legislation. There's a political liberal for you.

As far as hemp. I agree with you.



posted on Nov, 15 2003 @ 05:23 PM
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TC, do you really think it takes "Soviet" influence for a number of your countrymen to come to the decision that liberal policies are the way forward? They can devise their own opinions through analysis of the political scene and through independent thought.

People everywhere decide on their political leanings because of what they see as morally right, or what they think makes more sense. Those voters who do not think about their political stance are most likely influenced by popular media. How could the Soviet Union have penetrated American society in such a way, and how could they persistantly get away with indoctrinating the people of a foreign country?

Do you think the Soviet Union still exists?



posted on Nov, 15 2003 @ 07:33 PM
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Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
Uh, I beg to differ. The liberal movement in the U.S. is the result of Soviet work to undermine the U.S. They had a longterm goal, just weren't economically strong enough to see it. I fear the victor of the Cold War may still die from its battle wounds, though, and their social undermining is the injury that will bring us down


Bring US down? Geee, how much lower could we possibly get right now? Liberation can only better this country, not bring it down. There are certain things/views(and I know saying this is gonna stir you all to pieces) but there are certain ways about communism that I believe could put this country in order. NOT that I agree with communism completely!! I do love this country, it is my place of birth..but it could stand a better government system that's for damn sure!
Surely you can't NOT agree TC?


Jo

posted on Nov, 30 2003 @ 03:29 AM
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I believe that if human beings were liberal during the Neanderthal period (some thing I do not know much about so enough said on that) I do not believe we would have been the dominant species on this planet.

Liberalism is a sneaky weapon the communists have used to turn democracy against itself.

It clouds the judgement of emotional people, which is the majority of any population.
It is a tool used in mass hysteria to force a democratic government into going against it's own beliefs.

Liberalism goes against every natural instinct in the name of civilisation wich inturn is responsible for the mess we are living with today in this world.



posted on Nov, 30 2003 @ 03:37 AM
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Easy question. Liberals are the spawn of satan. Nothing good comes from them. I use to believe in democrats, but all they know is partisan politics. Its disgusting. They cant seperate themselves from conservatives because all they do is try to take the conservatives views and expresss them in a more politically correct way. Any ways, liberals are not all bad......Just the majority of them.
I said about 8 years ago, watch that Gephardt guy will be President one day.....God strike me with lighting for that comment.



posted on Nov, 30 2003 @ 03:39 AM
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Politics 'is' evil. I hate all of it!



posted on Nov, 30 2003 @ 03:53 AM
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Originally posted by Sapphire
Politics 'is' evil. I hate all of it!


Politics does not mean government only. Your job, your newspaper, your television stations all have all dictated by politics.

Politics - Who gets what, when, where and how

If you hate all politics then I imagine your a loner with a problem with authority.



posted on Nov, 30 2003 @ 05:31 AM
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Politics piss me off too. And yes, you could call me a loner with a problem with authority.

The idea you have to be a part of either the Democratic or Republican is stupid. Why lump yourself into one group? I can see how there should be some guidelines to follow if one canidate's motives contradict that of another's, but some people have this idea that if you considered Liberal/Conservative that you in some way bad. Being open minded is the best choice anyway.

Also, some people seem to want to judge me too quickly. I don't like George Bush. Oh my, does this mean I'm a squirming pile of Liberal pig#? Some people seem to think this, just because I oppose a person who happens to be a Republican. The fact is, I'm NEITHER Liberal or Conservative.



posted on Nov, 30 2003 @ 09:22 AM
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CiderGoodHeadacheBad, no, liberalism is not the way forward. It is not what brought the U.S. forward, but it sure as Hell is what put sthe brakes on mthis nation for the last several decades.
Did it take Soviet influence? No, all it took was people who refused to think with the brain but feel with their shifting emotions, coupled with people who want more from others without contributing an equal amount back to come up with the basic principle of liberalism. Its just that the Soviets injected what we know as liberalism today into our culture many decades ago. This is no secret. It isn't by accident that the universities were the first targets, thereby stealing the cildren, therefore the future. Even in my little ol' state, one of our most well-known universities was taken over by the liberal scum, as it was a good school but much cheaper than the northern schools. Many yankees came to it because their parents could afford it.

So, yes, the Soviets had a large part in shapiong the destruction of our society and our nation, but as you point out, non-thinking people of any type could have done it, too.

Magestica, you say that libealism can only make the nation better, but you give no reasons for this position. And, no, no parts of communism can help better our nation. Going back to the ways that made us strong, not going deeper in that which is destroying us, is the way to save the nation.



posted on Nov, 30 2003 @ 09:24 AM
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Futs, why do you not like Shrub? I'm not asking this because I want to defend him, I ask this because if people are accusing you of being liberal and this is making you mad, I wanted to see what points you brought up that might be making people think you are liberal.



posted on Nov, 30 2003 @ 11:56 AM
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Thomas Crowne, I am afraid that you are using a tad bit of exageration in your remark on how cutting down forests saves them. It is a misleading bit of anti-environmentalist rhetoric. Cutting down a forest will keep it from burning down, in the same way that killing a man will keep him from the fate of spontaneous human combustion. Instead we need to allow for controlled burn, as there was in Nature for millions of years, a long perfected strategy of sylvan renewal. Environmentalists are just as much at fault for this destruction of the forest, but in a different way than the clear cutting of the stands of old growth forest allowed by the republicans. And I think everyone can agree on hemp


As people have said before, and I am just reinforcing: Liberalism is not a socialist tool for undermining America. How the heck could it be? Liberalism was around long before Lenin and will be around for a long time after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Quaker Abolitionists in America were liberal, yet had nothing to do with socialism, in fact the term had not been invented yet. The progressive, reformist movement led by people such as Upton Sinclair and William Jennings Bryant had some socialist influences, but this was long before the Soviets were blacklisted by America (yes it was us who made communism Americas enemy, they did nothing to desrve it). The Republicans used to be this nations Liberal party, and now the roles have switched, as politics is wont to do. There were liberals in America from Thomas Jefferson up until Ralph Nader and there will continue to be Liberals until the Conservatives create their long dreamt of Dictatorship.

No Thomas, it was not the Soviets who used Liberalism as a means of subverting America. It was the Conservatives who used Soviets as a mean of undermining Liberalism.



posted on Nov, 30 2003 @ 12:02 PM
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Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
Many yankees came to it because their parents could afford it.


The Civil War is over, Rebel
. Let it go.

[Edited on 30-11-2003 by maynardsthirdeye]



posted on Nov, 30 2003 @ 05:09 PM
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Originally posted by Gazrok
Extremism in anything isn't a good thing...as it blinds you to your side's shortcomings, as well as to the opposite side's qualities....that's why most are somewhere in the middle....



hey tel comrade colonel that





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