Last edited by Guy Incognito; 01-16-11 at 06:37 PM.
I have an answer for everything...you may not like the answer or it may not satisfy your curiosity..but it will still be an answer. ~ Kal'Stang
My mind and my heart are saying I'm in my twenties. My body is pointing at my mind and heart and laughing its ass off. ~ Kal'Stang
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
No, sir. By my logic, you're a racist for proscribing Obama to a militant racist group and ideology, because of his political leaning. Therein lies the difference -- and it is a marked one, I assure you.
Now, as for the socialist bit -- I realise that someone as ingrained with conservative values as yourself won't ever admit to such a thing, but (and here comes the sun), "Socialism isn't evil".
Putting aside your American knee-jerk mouth-foaming reaction to the word 'socialism', I'll point out that one can espouse socialist ideas, while not being a socialist, just the same as I, a socialist, can espouse some conservative values, while not being a conservative.
If you wish to label the man a socialist (which I might point out is something we could only wish for), you must look at the policies he's implemented, and those he's failed to implement. He has implemented some socialist policies (albeit badly, unfortunately), and many more liberal democratic policies, along with acquiescing to some conservative policies. To me, that would place him squarely in the liberal democrat (or just Democrat, in the States) camp, while still allowing for non-partisan (or bi-partisan, if there're only two parties) co-operation and the fair appraisal of each policy, based on how it would affect the nation, not his party's ideological stance on it.
Labelling him a socialist any further would be turning a blind eye to all the non-socialist policies he's passed through, and all the socialist policies that've failed to pass -- thus making you, as I said, ignorant.
As well, the blanket claim that, as a politician, Obama MUST be lying is laughable. Do politicians lie? Of course. Does everything they say necessarily have to be a lie? No, of course not. The likelihood of him lying about his political leanings to become some sort of socialist sleeper-cell and turn the USA into the USSA is absolutely stupid. If he says he's not a socialist, he's not a socialist. If he says he IS a socialist, then he's probably a socialist. You didn't start calling him a neo-con when he refused to shut down Gitmo, did you?
You're a fearmonger, and you fall prey to your own fearful ramblings.
Liberation Theology is a laudable and very Christian theology that emphasizes service to the poor. It's the kind of theology Christ Himself had.
"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.