posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 11:20 PM
I have been expressing my overall disgust with the GOP recently here on ATS, and I think with good reason. I became interested because there are
people I know who are just "foul" people, in that they talk like racists amongst themselves, think we should bomb every country who gets in our way,
and who are also die-hard republicans.
So I began digging to see if the majority of people that shared their views on non-political issues also leaned republican, and this seems to be the
case from what I could verify. Personal experience does affect my ideas, but my opinion was not formed from only a few isolated examples,
What I conclude is that people who are more compassionate towards other people are not those who rant about going to war, etc., and they do not follow
the types of ideas I outlined above. The general public who lean towards the GOP however seem to, as an average, harbor ideas that are detrimental to
the freedom and personal rights of other people. They are not quick to help other people, and are extremely worried about someone taking advantage of
They feel that because they would take advantage of someone in a certain situation, that everyone must also be trying to take advantage of them. Sort
of like this old guy I know who throughout his life was quick to take things from others without asking or returning the items. He is constantly
thinking people are trying to steal from him, which is not the case, but he thinks everyone is like him apparently. That is just an example, and I do
not mean to say that republicans are thieves, lol. I imagine some are, just like some dems are.
It does seem that those who have made their money by taking advantage of other people have republican leanings, and I would venture these are the
majority instead of the average. GOP beliefs regarding business, the economy, and other ideas are simply outdated. They have not changed much over the
many decades, and some of these ideas that they cling to have been proven to be ineffective for the masses, although they allow the rich to make more
money. Trickle-down economics, for instance, which clearly is a load of crap, is touted by those who wish to take advantage of others to profit. The
fact that there are starving people in their own country does not bother them in the least.
This is because they feel that anyone could get a job if they wanted to, and they have no compassion for these people, or anyone else in a similar
situation, despite the fact that they are wrong. They justify everything they do in some outlandish way, and refuse to advance their ideas as society
progresses. There are just many things that irk me about the GOP, and from what I have seen firsthand, I could never be a member of that party, for I
have too much value for the feelings of others.