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    Re: My age is

    Quote Originally Posted by atrasicarius View Post
    Conservatives always advocate a "return" to "the good old days." The thing is, society gets better over time on average. Even if a specific point is lower than a previous point, what's needed is to move forward, or else society will limit itself.
    I hate absolutes. There are some aspects of society which would be better served to look backwards. Parental involvement in childhood education is one area that has declined significantly and could use a throwback. Then, there are some aspects of society which would be better served to look forward. To act as though every conservative is always looking back and desiring some primative point in development is not only invalid, it's weakly supported. I'm not sure I've said it before, but I'm of the mindset that (1) you can't move forward unless you understand what's behind you and (2) if you only listen to the loudest members of any group you'll never know enough about that group to have a legitimate understanding.
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    Re: My age is

    Young people are idealistic and gullible, easy prey for socialist. As you get older and have more life experience you become more of a skeptic and idealism gives way to reality based thinking, next thing ya know, you’re a conservative. I realize some people stay liberal forever, in my opinion they are just stubborn or refuse to face reality. It’s an interesting subject and I could go on a while but it’s getting hot early these days so I’m off to take my morning mt bike ride. Old people have to take care of their hearts ya know and before anyone says it, YES us old conservatives have hearts!

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    Re: My age is

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Just curious. Seems a recent influx came in after school got out.
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    Re: My age is

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Young people are idealistic and gullible, easy prey for socialist. As you get older and have more life experience you become more of a skeptic and idealism gives way to reality based thinking, next thing ya know, you’re a conservative. I realize some people stay liberal forever, in my opinion they are just stubborn or refuse to face reality. It’s an interesting subject and I could go on a while but it’s getting hot early these days so I’m off to take my morning mt bike ride. Old people have to take care of their hearts ya know and before anyone says it, YES us old conservatives have hearts!
    Sorry for being blunt, but it's THIS belief that flies in the face of reality. Liberalism and conservatism are different perspectives, and neither has a monopoly on reality or the truth. I've seen plenty of posters of all stripes on this forum who say absolutely moronic things.

    It's the belief that "my side is right, your side is wrong" that is total bull****.
    Last edited by StillBallin75; 07-06-11 at 11:37 AM.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: My age is

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    That quote is full of ****. I want to stab something every time I see it.

    If my time here at DP has been any indication, i've seen both conservatives and liberals, old and young posters with absolutely no brains.
    I think the quote had more to do with the world in it's entirety, not individuals.
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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    Re: My age is

    Quote Originally Posted by Helvidius View Post
    I think the quote had more to do with the world in it's entirety, not individuals.
    It's still bull****. The average liberal is no more or less brainless or heartless than the average conservative. It's a false perception based on a very superficial understanding of what separates the two sides.
    Last edited by StillBallin75; 07-06-11 at 11:45 AM.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: My age is

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    Damn you are old dude. That was before the sexual revolution when women who had children out of wedlock were considered sluts, before legalized murder of children, and before filthy liberal hippies stunk up the country with thier poor hygiene, drug use, and lack of morals.
    So, what you're saying is that adding "under God" lead to all sorts of sexual and social immorality? If only we could turn back the hands of time to a saner era.

    I'm 45.

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    Re: My age is

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I realize some people stay liberal forever, in my opinion they are just stubborn or refuse to face reality.
    Or, perhaps they've had life experiences that diverge from your comfortable, sheltered suburban white bread Idahoan existence.

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    Re: My age is

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    It's still bull****. The average liberal is no more or less brainless or heartless than the average conservative.
    Yeah, but I think it is more young people have this idea of what they would want the world to be like and as you get older you realize the world only allows for so much change. I couldn't find context for the quote, but it would be interesting to see what this quote came about in reference to. In fact, I found articles suggesting Churchill never said the quote, but it was somebody else in reference to him.
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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    Re: My age is

    Quote Originally Posted by Helvidius View Post
    Yeah, but I think it is more young people have this idea of what they would want the world to be like and as you get older you realize the world only allows for so much change. I couldn't find context for the quote, but it would be interesting to see what this quote came about in reference to. In fact, I found articles suggesting Churchill never said the quote, but it was somebody else in reference to him.
    That's something I can agree with. The average young person is more idealistic, while as we get older our view of the world tends to be more jaded or cynical. But, at least in a modern American context, I believe it has little to do with liberalism vs. conservatism.
    Last edited by StillBallin75; 07-06-11 at 11:58 AM.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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