Yeah, exactly! Damn liberals don't know how to think for themselves! Only the right wing would blatantly disagree with a celebrity president who wanted to see a man fired for kneeling during the anthem to bring awareness to racially based police brutality, citing that he viewed it as disrespecting the country and its veterans, even though it was a veteran that gave him the idea to do that in the first place...
Prove what wrong? The point I'm making is that it's not only the left. Y'all acting like it is because you're as "brainwashed" as you claim everyone else is. Both parties are equally shit, and both are guilty of many of the same behaviors.
They got bitten by the Communism bug & they are too poor & too dumb to know better. Went to the political forums a few days ago, 2 Commies called me a conservative & blocked me when I tell them welfare & increasing minimum wage doesn't work. The lure of free stuff & more money is a sweet promise to the illiterate. Ever since I was a kid, all of my American & European friends keep warning me that Americans are dumb, I never believed them until this political correct madness happened. I still have some people on this site asked me not to talk to Americans like they have no brains, I told them I would but it doesn't work. I thanked them for asking me, because now I know they can understand the subject matter. But now we're living in a post metoo world, emotion reigned the discourse, logic is considered "conservative" "monstrous" and "heartless". Well, how else am I supposed to talk to these people than to treat them like young children?
Not only a great way to grow the economy it is also a good way to avoid your country turning into a third world society.
Let's face it during good economic times of growth and lowering unemployment free hand out programs do more harm than good and lead to a labor shortage.
On the other hand when things get bad and unemployment goes soaring upward you avoid the inevitable chain reaction of a downward spiral in the economy with government help.
Let's be realistic, during hard times conservative individuals and big corporations will take any government hand outs they can get their hands on. During hard times accepting government hand outs is just as helpful to the economy as finding and working at an honest job during good times.
Because political discourse is like a pendulum that works against the laws of physics. Instead of swinging left to right and right to left and gradually slowing down until it stops (AKA, find a reasonable middle ground) it swings more and more violently until it goes full circle.
In other words - extreme views from one side breed even more extreme ones on the other and vice versa.
Moderate views are not fashionable and no matter how reasonable you are, you will simply make enemies on all sides - you will simply be accused of inaction and dealing with the devil, making compromises in places where non can be had or whatever other excuse both sides find to hate you.
Kind of like the horseshoe theory - the more extreme the views on both political sides become, they more the resemble each other - only the reasoning behind different stuff will differ.
Oh, and let's not kid ourselves - neither right nor left likes freedom of speech, they actually hate it with passion. Why? Because extreme positions are always allergic to being opposed. They will defend freedom of speech ONLY when it is their view which is opposed.
No. I wasn't arguing about past Communist... But such states were more Kleptocracies then true Communist States... Such states are supposed to built up when their is already a history of Democratic Socialism...
You have a point. Democratic socialist countries like Norway and Sweden for examples are there. But we must also acknowledge their economic system, which is capitalism. They can co-exist with each other in a perfect harmony.
But anyway, that's okay. I think we both agree that mixed states like those can exist and become successful. Like I have said many times, I am a centrist. But sadly today's "liberals" call me nazi for wanting to have a free market economy without any state intervention.
it's only hate speech if I find it offense, finds everything offensive! therefore no more talking for anyone! that's pretty much what it's become. factor in religion/lack of goodness it's become a living nightmare that there's no end. it was more fun when people didn't want to know every single detail about a person, when we didn't see the before and after pictures of food, what our neighbor was doing, etc. the net has made voyeurism/stalking just too easy.
"But-" nothing. Your personal opinion means nothing. Both sides have had people act abhorrently much too often. Both parties are guilty of many of the same types of behaviors. One side saying "but" and pointing at the other is them refusing to take responsibility for the faults of their chosen party. These people need to grow the fuck up and take responsibility.
I'm struggling to think of an instance in which a major politically-right group (at least in the US) that called for censorship of any kind of belief or serious discussion of an idea that wasn't trying to be humorous or restrict media access. At least, not in recent memory, let alone anything close that I'm assuming OP is referring to. Can you provide an example of such case where the right have called for censorship?
People are still boycotting the NFL and calling for people to be fired or even arrested for kneeling during the national anthem. People boycott different businesses for acknowledging BLM or the existence of The Gays™ or, really, any minority group. People have, for the longest time, wanted businesses to suffer for daring to include Spanish on their signs. People celebrate those who run their vehicles through crowds of protestors, excusing their blatant attempt at causing physical harm. People call for liberal celebrities to stay silent on political issues, but applaud those who agree with their position.
Give me a break. Banning the teaching of evolution in schools in the US is calling for censorship. Wanting to punish NFL players for taking a knee to protest the way people of color a treated is censorship. Telling your supporters to beat up protestors is censorship. Are you blind?