View Poll Results: In general, do you think people choose their political orientation based on emotional

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  • Its way more complicated than that!

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Thread: political orientation and emotional needs

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    Re: political orientation and emotional needs

    I think your lean depends on how much of a dick you are. You can make your own assumption of what a super asshole would be, and what a nice guy would be. That is not for me to put in your mind.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: political orientation and emotional needs

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    In general, do you think people choose their political orientation based on emotional needs?
    I would have to say that people choose their political orientation based on what they believe in.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: political orientation and emotional needs

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    I think your lean depends on how much of a dick you are. You can make your own assumption of what a super asshole would be, and what a nice guy would be. That is not for me to put in your mind.
    Being real for moment you would realize that being a asshole doesn't detail dealing with realities of the science. Its basically the people that ignore the science and pretend they can do whatever they please to push their will. Be it religious fools or statists, they both have the same basic problem at its root level. They twist their logic around their emotion until they there is no start or finish to it and even they themselves are confused as to which is which.

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    Re: political orientation and emotional needs

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I would have to say that people choose their political orientation based on what they believe in.
    Indeed. We lean politically based on our values. Of course, our values are based very strongly on our emotions.
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    Re: political orientation and emotional needs

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Indeed. We lean politically based on our values. Of course, our values are based very strongly on our emotions.
    Yes, I skipped that step in making my OP, but that was the direction I was coming from.

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    Re: political orientation and emotional needs

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Being real for moment you would realize that being a asshole doesn't detail dealing with realities of the science. Its basically the people that ignore the science and pretend they can do whatever they please to push their will. Be it religious fools or statists, they both have the same basic problem at its root level. They twist their logic around their emotion until they there is no start or finish to it and even they themselves are confused as to which is which.
    Look like I said, it is not for me to tell you, that is just how I think. ANYMORE what your lean is about is how much of an ignorant dick you are (or not) and how much money you have (or don't have).
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: political orientation and emotional needs

    I find it interesting and a little funny that Henrin so strongly believes that science has such a monolithic voice on the subject of human nature and behavior or that these subjects are even a part way figured out or understood, especially now that we can make use of new information from subjects like genetics, neuroimagery, etc.

    But besides the point, my hope is that this thread doesn't devolve into silly partisan bickering, such as several posters has already attempted to do. I am hearing some interesting answers and points of view so far.
    Last edited by tacomancer; 07-09-11 at 10:09 PM.

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    Re: political orientation and emotional needs

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I find it interesting and a little funny that Henrin so strongly believes that science has such a monolithic voice on the subject of human nature and behavior.
    Allow me to add one bit to my posts. What has been learned through history is that emotion will win over logic any day and if you really want the people to follow you dig into their emotions and ignore the logic that will guide the result.

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    Re: political orientation and emotional needs

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Allow me to add one bit to my posts. What has been learned through history is that emotion will win over logic any day and if you really want the people to follow you dig into their emotions and ignore the logic that will guide the result.
    Is that why you are trying to frame your argument in the manner in which you are doing so?

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    Re: political orientation and emotional needs

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Is that why you are trying to frame your argument in the manner in which you are doing so?
    What do you mean?

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