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posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 10:58 PM
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THIS I BELIEVE

I guess I'm a libertarian though I dislike the word because I don't believe in the gold standard or covert racism or American nationalism or a lot of other things that some self-identified libertarians seem to be into. However, I am a supporter of both laissez-faire economics and civil liberties so it's a better term than anything else and I think coining neologisms to describe one's own philosophy is narcissistic so I'll go with libertarian for now. I'm opposed to the drug war, any form of gun control other than a minimum age, and any immigration laws. I think the standing army should have a 99% cut in budget and personnel and the U.S. should withdraw all of its troops from outside of its borders immediately. I think we owe Iraq some money for reconstruction but our continued military presence there is absolutely disastrous. I would like to see a total separation of marriage and government but in the meantime I endorse gay marriage as a stopgap solution to the equal-rights crisis we are currently in, where heterosexuals have rights that homosexuals do not. I think that people involved in "polyamory," transgenderism, S&M, and probably bisexuality in general are confused or disturbed as the result of traumatic childhoods and should be treated, not indulged, and that the gay rights movement hurts its cause by affiliating with every sexually-defined personality type under the sun since most plain old homosexuals are well-adjusted people capable of stable relationships who are not acting out their pasts, but most transsexuals etc are just crazy; as a result, I think doctors who perform gender-reassignment are behaving unethically. I think racial profiling, torture, and imprisonment without charge are absolute evils that should never be practiced for any reason, but at the same time I acknowledge that Islamic terrorism is a real threat and I am suspicious of the motives of the people who want to ignore it entirely. I think there is something morally wrong with any person who willingly becomes a policeman, soldier, or politician, without exception. I think animal rights, veganism, opposition to GM food and nuclear power, and environmentalism in general are manifestations of a pagan fundamentalism. I think (know) that 99% of homeless people are alcoholic-addicts or schizophrenics and there are essentially no permanently homeless people who are just victims of economic circumstance, but to me this is even more of an argument for finding an effective way to help the homeless. I think you're stupid if you truly believe in religion, but that the vast majority of religious people are just going along for the ride to be socially acceptable. Any person who is opposed to homosexuality or abortion or taking the Ten Commandments out of courthouses or evolution and claims not to be a religious fundamentalist is a liar. Anyone who uses the expression "just as bad" in a religion debate is a moron. I think that the major problems in America today aside from overlarge government are bad parenting and a poor understanding of the latent psychological problems this causes, and people automatically adopting extreme contrarian positions as a response to underlying wrongs--for example, I'm adamantly opposed to the drug war, but I think people who refuse to admit that many drugs are seriously harmful are living in a fantasy world. I don't think there is anything illogical or wrong with saying "heroin should be completely legal for any adult with no restrictions whatsoever, but at the same time there is no good reason to ever use it and anyone who does is making an extremely poor choice." I think Canadians and Britons are on the whole more virulently and illogically nationalistic than Americans and let their outrage at being told what to do by Yankees cloud their judgment when we discuss foreign politics on this board. I think the minimum level of net-worth taxation necessary to sustain the proper functions of a minimal government is justifiable and any further taxation is theft. I think sales taxes or income taxes are horrible methods of taxation in any case. I don't think very many people really want peace in Israel-Palestine and most of the leaders on each side and their cheerleaders on this board just want to kill all the Arabs or all the Jews no matter how they couch their rhetoric. I'm also pretty sure that a lot of gun-ownership opponents really do want to see crime occur. I believe that properly conducted science is always right and there is absolutely no room for non-scientific explanations of anything; this especially means that people who believe in "paranormal phenomena" or "alternative medicine" are invariably scam artists or morons who should be laughed at in either case. I think Muhammad was a pedophile, highway robber, and perpetrator of genocide who came up with an amazingly effective scam to acquire more money and wives. I am not entirely convinced that Jesus ever existed but I think it's likely. I think almost all people who sue businesses are scam artists, and almost all people with back pain are opiate addicts. I think that state governments should take a relatively hard line on child abuse and neglect, including mandating vaccinations and such, and this is not in conflict with my general political philosophy because protecting the child's rights is more important than any fictitious parental right to inflict abuse. I think that fiat money is a-ok and the Federal Reserve is on the whole a good thing that manages the economy well, and a change to voluntary membership by banks is all that is needed to bring it into line with "libertarian" principles. I think that selling quack medical treatments should be illegal by grounds of fraud; this includes all homeopathy, magnetic cures, and non-scientific cancer treatments. I have a sneaking suspicion that every conservative on the Internet is a 50-year-old man with a big mustache who has been off work for the past 12 years with a fake disability claim and is posting from his riding mower. I believe that anyone who expresses the slightest sympathy with creationism should be loudly denounced and insulted until he shuts up, and that arguing with such people only lends them validity. I believe that liberal religion is as basically irrational and destructive as fundamentalism and is often a mask for fundamentalism anyway. I believe that Jimmy Carter is a senile Communist. I believe that I can be a libertarian who enjoys punk rock and NPR. I believe I will keep editing this post as I think of more things to say.




posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 11:26 PM
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Well...you're just all over the place, aren't ya?



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 11:29 PM
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I'm not trying to be rude, but would you consider a more frequent use of the Enter key on your keyboard?

Endless text with no visible breaks makes it all seem jumbled to my eyes, and it's very difficult to read.



posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 12:49 PM
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reply to post by Ceara
 


Sorry about its structure. I was typing it really late at night and my mind wasn't very clear at the time. Any comments you could make regarding the plausibility of my beliefs would be greatly appreciated.

[edit on 13-7-2008 by Kihunter]

[edit on 13-7-2008 by Kihunter]



posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 04:05 PM
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reply to post by Kihunter
 


As a former young communist, and a former atheist, I would rather recommend you to stick to the facts. They are much better than beliefs. People change their minds. More of that, minds of people could be changed without their participation.
With all respect to your elaborate writing. Truly.



posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 07:00 PM
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reply to post by mahasvin
 


What made you give up your Communist and atheist ideals? It's something I could never see being a transitory belief like a "phase" if you will.



posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 07:05 PM
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Originally posted by Kihunter
THIS I BELIEVE

I guess I'm a libertarian though I dislike the word because I don't believe in the gold standard or covert racism or American nationalism or a lot of other things that some self-identified libertarians seem to be into. However, I am a supporter of both laissez-faire economics and civil liberties so it's a better term than anything else and I think coining neologisms to describe one's own philosophy is narcissistic so I'll go with libertarian for now. I'm opposed to the drug war, any form of gun control other than a minimum age, and any immigration laws. I think the standing army should have a 99% cut in budget and personnel and the U.S. should withdraw all of its troops from outside of its borders immediately. I think we owe Iraq some money for reconstruction but our continued military presence there is absolutely disastrous. I would like to see a total separation of marriage and government but in the meantime I endorse gay marriage as a stopgap solution to the equal-rights crisis we are currently in, where heterosexuals have rights that homosexuals do not. I think that people involved in "polyamory," transgenderism, S&M, and probably bisexuality in general are confused or disturbed as the result of traumatic childhoods and should be treated, not indulged, and that the gay rights movement hurts its cause by affiliating with every sexually-defined personality type under the sun since most plain old homosexuals are well-adjusted people capable of stable relationships who are not acting out their pasts, but most transsexuals etc are just crazy; as a result, I think doctors who perform gender-reassignment are behaving unethically. I think racial profiling, torture, and imprisonment without charge are absolute evils that should never be practiced for any reason, but at the same time I acknowledge that Islamic terrorism is a real threat and I am suspicious of the motives of the people who want to ignore it entirely. I think there is something morally wrong with any person who willingly becomes a policeman, soldier, or politician, without exception. I think animal rights, veganism, opposition to GM food and nuclear power, and environmentalism in general are manifestations of a pagan fundamentalism. I think (know) that 99% of homeless people are alcoholic-addicts or schizophrenics and there are essentially no permanently homeless people who are just victims of economic circumstance, but to me this is even more of an argument for finding an effective way to help the homeless. I think you're stupid if you truly believe in religion, but that the vast majority of religious people are just going along for the ride to be socially acceptable. Any person who is opposed to homosexuality or abortion or taking the Ten Commandments out of courthouses or evolution and claims not to be a religious fundamentalist is a liar. Anyone who uses the expression "just as bad" in a religion debate is a moron. I think that the major problems in America today aside from overlarge government are bad parenting and a poor understanding of the latent psychological problems this causes, and people automatically adopting extreme contrarian positions as a response to underlying wrongs--for example, I'm adamantly opposed to the drug war, but I think people who refuse to admit that many drugs are seriously harmful are living in a fantasy world. I don't think there is anything illogical or wrong with saying "heroin should be completely legal for any adult with no restrictions whatsoever, but at the same time there is no good reason to ever use it and anyone who does is making an extremely poor choice." I think Canadians and Britons are on the whole more virulently and illogically nationalistic than Americans and let their outrage at being told what to do by Yankees cloud their judgment when we discuss foreign politics on this board. I think the minimum level of net-worth taxation necessary to sustain the proper functions of a minimal government is justifiable and any further taxation is theft. I think sales taxes or income taxes are horrible methods of taxation in any case. I don't think very many people really want peace in Israel-Palestine and most of the leaders on each side and their cheerleaders on this board just want to kill all the Arabs or all the Jews no matter how they couch their rhetoric. I'm also pretty sure that a lot of gun-ownership opponents really do want to see crime occur. I believe that properly conducted science is always right and there is absolutely no room for non-scientific explanations of anything; this especially means that people who believe in "paranormal phenomena" or "alternative medicine" are invariably scam artists or morons who should be laughed at in either case. I think Muhammad was a pedophile, highway robber, and perpetrator of genocide who came up with an amazingly effective scam to acquire more money and wives. I am not entirely convinced that Jesus ever existed but I think it's likely. I think almost all people who sue businesses are scam artists, and almost all people with back pain are opiate addicts. I think that state governments should take a relatively hard line on child abuse and neglect, including mandating vaccinations and such, and this is not in conflict with my general political philosophy because protecting the child's rights is more important than any fictitious parental right to inflict abuse. I think that fiat money is a-ok and the Federal Reserve is on the whole a good thing that manages the economy well, and a change to voluntary membership by banks is all that is needed to bring it into line with "libertarian" principles. I think that selling quack medical treatments should be illegal by grounds of fraud; this includes all homeopathy, magnetic cures, and non-scientific cancer treatments. I have a sneaking suspicion that every conservative on the Internet is a 50-year-old man with a big mustache who has been off work for the past 12 years with a fake disability claim and is posting from his riding mower. I believe that anyone who expresses the slightest sympathy with creationism should be loudly denounced and insulted until he shuts up, and that arguing with such people only lends them validity. I believe that liberal religion is as basically irrational and destructive as fundamentalism and is often a mask for fundamentalism anyway. I believe that Jimmy Carter is a senile Communist. I believe that I can be a libertarian who enjoys punk rock and NPR. I believe I will keep editing this post as I think of more things to say.


Why?



posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 07:19 PM
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You said a lot of junk. But what pushes my button is that you said; "I think (know) that 99% of homeless people are alcoholic-addicts or schizophrenics and there are essentially no permanently homeless people who are just victims of economic circumstance..."
First of all, what on earth does drinking beer or having mental compulsions and insecurities have to do with not having enough money for rent?



posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 11:11 PM
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Almost every homeless person I've dealt with has had a substance abuse problem. For instance, as i was driving to the post office I saw a homeless man leave a blood bank after I presume he had donated blood. Later as I was leaving the post office I saw the same man a few blocks ahead entering a liquor store.



posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 11:13 PM
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reply to post by SantaClaus
 


Most of these beliefs are based off my admittedly naive life experiences.



posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 11:29 PM
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Most Homeless people turn to smoking, substance abuse and alcohol after they become homeless as a means of helping them "Cope". Smoking can help cut hunger pain, alcohol makes them not care about their surroundings and enough helps them sleep in poor conditions. Harder substances usually follow later



posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 11:52 PM
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Homelessness is still not an excuse for substance abuse.



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 12:28 AM
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Not all homeless people abuse things such as smoking, alcohol or what not. Some have been kicked out of homes, families, and can't afford rent because they lost their job due to concerning reasons. Many men and women have lost their jobs to immigrants who work for less, and over the past six to eight years, Companies have been closing many textile mills and factories because the company itself can afford it by using far away trade as it is less expensive and easier means to get a hold of. Some homeless people also use alcohol to help cover physical pain as it dulls the senses. You cannot say for sure the reason behind these people intents. And the man you said you say walk to a blood bank, and then later to a Liquor store, you should be more surprised and respectful that he donated his blood rather outraged and disturbed that he needed a drink afterward.

People have different means of getting by, be open minded.

Homosexuality, I cannot say for sure if it is caused by the way the child was treated at a young age or not. But I can say for sure, that many gays - just as many straights - have had perfectly normal childhoods. But as they grow older, they lean the other way and just prefer the company of a same sex person, living on that type of Agenda. But they grow about these feelings in the same manner as straight people did; school, hormones, attractiveness, surprise and acceptance. Except that heterosexuality was accepted even at the smallest age, and surprise doesn't come to them because of their pre-recognition and acceptance.

Iraq. I agree with the theory that nobody really wants peace, that seems pretty correct. And the Islamic terror is real, and will always continue until the death of us all.

And by the way: your a great writer. Just use, like the others mentioned before, indents and paragraphs. That was really hard for me to read and follow.



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 12:33 AM
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I never said it was, I merely mentioned many turn to it after becoming homeless as a means of "coping". My stance on this is the same as ConMi when it comes to the Homeless factor.



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 12:36 AM
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I've gotten involved with several homeless folks, not to the point that I probably should, but I used to have a good deal of extra cash I didn't need, and was a bit more willing to help them out. Gave 'em lifts, cash for the bus, that sort of thing.
Sure, there are people who do it to take advantage of people like me, but you don't know when you may give someone the money to someone who really needs it. And a few times, I've given money to the right folks and I think it made giving my money to the wrong ones worth while, personaly, though I rarely see them spend it.
My boss sometimes takes people in from the streets, gives them a place to shower, and cooks them a meal. A few times, they are people who make a simple mistake, and it went downhill from there. Some ar edruggies, some aren't. Most are trying to survive. Some of 'em, life kicked 'em in balls a few times, and they surrendered.



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 12:41 AM
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My opinion on your beliefs, is that you need to copyapaste this to Word or some sort of text editing program and clean it up a good bit. Then take some time reflecting and gaining expieriences in life with people and places, and then come back and post this onto BTS, and try to rack up points there.



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 01:00 AM
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reply to post by ConMi27
 


I do think I've been fairly open minded, but once again I'll state that all of these beliefs are based on observation not baseless speculation.



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 01:02 AM
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I do intend to edit it eventually, but I ask in the meantime that you hold your snide remarks as I'm well aware of how hard it is to follow what I've written.



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