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yeah, sadly people can't see past skin pigment yet to even approach the approval of politics. but, yeah, it sure would be nice if people would be more open to accepting things, but I don't see that happening in my lifetime or maybe the next one, but a stronger possibility on the third, by that time we'll all be running around in little robot bodies attending work/etc, while we sit safely at home plugged in and munching on potato chips.
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Okay, so what's the solution? Banning free speech, electoral process, etc...? Sure, politics is bullshit and all, but the means to entirely be rid of what's essentially "differences of opinion," much less, enforce such a thing, takes the form of a tyrannical regime. A significant aspect of the what's terrible about politics is the extremism, and, frankly, that's exactly the kind of extremism displayed in the OP.
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Posted 8/10/17

Cardamom_Ginger wrote:

Okay, so what's the solution? Banning free speech, electoral process, etc...? Sure, politics is bullshit and all, but the means to entirely be rid of what's essentially "differences of opinion," much less, enforce such a thing, takes the form of a tyrannical regime. A significant aspect of the what's terrible about politics is the extremism, and, frankly, that's exactly the kind of extremism displayed in the OP.


Not quite sure, I believe one can complain about what is without considering such a solution, but I assume you mean the original post. I complain how awful people can be, while I accept its existence. Heck, complaining helps me deal with it.
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Posted 8/11/17 , edited 8/11/17

PeripheralVisionary wrote:

Not quite sure, I believe one can complain about what is without considering such a solution, but I assume you mean the original post. I complain how awful people can be, while I accept its existence. Heck, complaining helps me deal with it.


Yeah, I was referring to the original post, hence "OP." I'm a harsh critic of politics, myself, but I recoil when someone conveniently glosses over the kinds of things it'd it'd take to get rid of it. Not pretty.
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RavingDragon wrote:

Conservative vs Liberal

Republican vs Democrat

It's all bullshit. All of it. All the arguing, name calling and pointless debating will hinder our society to evolve as a whole. Humans should work together to achieve great things no matter what 'side' they see themselves on. Interstellar space flight will never be a thing because we are too busy bickering at each other.

Humans could achieve spectacular things if we could stop blaming everyone on the other side of the fence for everything that goes wrong.

Every congress/parliament in the world is a complete zoo. It's all power grabs. It's all bullshit. All of it.


That seems like an over-exaggeration to me. Humans have always disagreed one way or another. Many people have died because of disagreements, but many people are alive because they had the will to disagree. Things would arguably more disastrous than they are now if humanity all agreed on the wrong things like genocide is justified or slavery is okay instead of arguing over nearly everything. As for interstellar space flight, I don't think it's possible and a waste of money, but feel free to disagree with me by proving me wrong. Interstellar space flight would be 100% impossible if everyone agreed if it was impossible because no one would try.

Also, one factor of human progress is competition. If there was no competition, progress would be slowed down in some aspects. Competing ideas let the better idea prove it's a good idea when it perseveres or allow a new idea to be born from the conflict. I don't think the current situation is great, but the grass isn't necessarily greener on the other side.

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Humanity is always going to find something to disagree over, find like-minded people to take sides with, and argue based on those sides. The danger in that nature is not from the disagreement itself, but rather the echo-chamber effect when each side stops conversing with the other and relies on conversing at their own base about the other. It dehumanizes opposition, radicalizing the base to push against seeking a middle ground. Living with other people is about compromise, but compromising the value of opposing view points usually only leads to further conflict.
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Posted 8/12/17 , edited 8/12/17

OneEyedDragon wrote:

NO.

DIFFERENCES IN POLITICS IS WHAT MAKES US A DEMOCRACY.



Yes, but the 24-hour news cycle and internet make it hard to unplug.

Two things that promise to bring people together instead drive them further apart by giving certain people a megaphone. Those people proclaim the other side is evil and demand you be as outraged as they are. Or they coyly spoon feed you speculation and contempt.

I do not think censorship is the answer. It's the cost of living in a free society. But I'd like to see televised debates without audiences between two politicians moderated by business professionals who have real, specific questions to ask.
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Posted 8/12/17
which cult do you belong to ? is the common question now a day

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