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Post Reply What label would you use to describe your political affiliation?
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Posted 5/2/17 , edited 5/2/17

camay1997 wrote:

I take no sides, I reject any and all labels. I feel the major problem is people create a standard of belief to go with such labels that becomes cult like in it's intensity. "You're liberal if..." "You're conservative if..." as though one cannot hold conservative and liberal beliefs at the same time.


Meh ya have to eventually choose a flag to stand under. There are enough political aspects out that some flavour has to suit you. Fence sitters aren't liked by anyone. And in the end it's better to do the wrong thing then nothing at all. Maybe my Democratic Socialism isn't the way to run a country but I know none of the other current political spectrum work, they've been tried and failed.
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Let me clarify, I participate in the political process. I am not a “fence sitter” of any sort. What I reject is any label or affiliation that allows an outside observer to make assumptions about my political leanings based on their opinion of those who “stand under such flags”. It’s not a zero sum us against them game to me. I do view each issue individually without being biased by thoughts like “How does my team feel about this issue? I should vote the way they do.”
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camay1997 wrote:


Let me clarify, I participate in the political process. I am not a “fence sitter” of any sort. What I reject is any label or affiliation that allows an outside observer to make assumptions about my political leanings based on their opinion of those who “stand under such flags”. It’s not a zero sum us against them game to me. I do view each issue individually without being biased by thoughts like “How does my team feel about this issue? I should vote the way they do.”


I suppose that is a commendable attitude but you can't have 7 billion people act so individualistic when it comes to everything. A platoon only succeeds when it works together , a country only succeeds when all it's citizens work towards a common goal. It's nice to say everyone's viewpoint should be considered but the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. Ya can't make everyone happy, you'll destroy a country even trying to do so.
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True. I just don't like the ideal of people being dictated how to vote by their team & not making an informed decision on their own.
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Posted 5/3/17 , edited 5/3/17
Liberal in most of the ways. There are still some very very few right-wingish things going on in my mind though. (like the gender-madness nowadays)
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I used to think I was moderate. But Facebook trolls have defined me. I am a proud Liberal, with a streak of tolerance for my opponents.
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I personally think I'm am a classical Liberal
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I am definitively liberal. I hate to align so decisively under a loaded label such as that, but the positions of the conservatives, the party they stand behind (Republican), the leader of the country that they elected... They're all so immoral, they stand against everything I am, they stand against the values of the nation I was raised to believe in, even in my conservative state.

Understand that I am speaking from the standpoint of the official positions of the conservatives and the Republican party, and of the president, not of every single individual who identifies as Republican/Conservative.
Posted 5/8/17 , edited 5/9/17
I tend to identify as neutral moral. I tend to favor liberal policies because they more often align with what I consider morally right, but my choices are made by my compass, not by a party or affiliation.
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Remember that the Socialist Nazi's (National Socialism) were enamored of the Fascist Mucilini and those are both to the left of classical Liberalism; which favors the individual and not the group. Mucilini said Fascism should be best construed as Corporatism as it is a public private partnership between entities and government. Fascism allows the Corporate to enforce policies that could not be enacted by the government and works through various mechanisms but the most obvious would be the willful censoring of news unfavorable to the cause. Another would be chilling speech at work through conduct policies. Take a look at your employers conduct policies and see that you have sold your right of free speech in exchange of employment.

Tune in to tv and watch the Corporate censoring happen, its why Hillary's poll results were so far out of whack with the reality that occurred. (Big Lie didn't work this time though, too much pain was created during that last 8 years for many go back to sleep)

Don't believe strangers love you and will give you free candy if only you give them more power. It's a trick, get an axe ; )

I'm an actual libertarian, I want to be free and know that freedom means failure, punishment, success, rewards, merit, responsibility, and self actualization. I may not have health insurance but nobody owns me besides me. My life is not a "human resource" because it has actual value. I bought it back from Corporate slavery and now work for my best interests and not against them.

Some may disagree and there are those that will accommodate them with a firm hand, a pretty lie and a brutal dehumanizing life of conformity, poverty, ignorance and eventual euthanasia. I do not miss working in a cube, much like a chicken would not miss being in a factory slaughterhouse.

Should you wish to see socialism in action, check out down town Detroit, it is/was 100 percent progressive and they always got their way. It's a smoldering, burned out hull of the juggernaut of capitalism it once was. Cannot even afford 911 services in many areas. Check out North Korea or Venezuela, they are starving and you know their leaders are not taking responsibility for what has happened. It may not be pleasant to take responsibility for yourself but when strangers do it for you the results are gruesome.

All the Best
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Posted 5/10/17 , edited 5/10/17
I'm definitely a moderate, but coming from Europe, I probably lean in a bit to the left side. Not as far as to call me a liberal though.
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Posted 5/10/17 , edited 5/10/17
none of the above
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Posted 5/12/17 , edited 5/12/17
I don't vote for a specific party, I vote on which party I believe would have the best benefit for the country at that time and or near future
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Posted 5/12/17 , edited 5/13/17
as baby boomers go: more disenfranchised than the stereotypical norm in my particular age cohort.......
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