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    Re: Which major politic party has greater degree of corrupt tendencies in its cultur

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Leftism is by it's very nature a corruption of human nature and corrupting of human societies.
    What a blatant and biased pile of horse feces. Good lord man....could you be any more blinded by ideological ignorance?

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    Re: Which major politic party has greater degree of corrupt tendencies in its cultur

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    What a blatant and biased pile of horse feces. Good lord man....could you be any more blinded by ideological ignorance?
    Unlikely. Even I wouldn't say conservative tendencies are intrinsically evil, or even intrinsically anti-productive.

    They have, however, become monstrous in the post-80s United States.
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    Re: Which major politic party has greater degree of corrupt tendencies in its cultur

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Unlikely. Even I wouldn't say conservative tendencies are intrinsically evil, or even intrinsically anti-productive.

    They have, however, become monstrous in the post-80s United States.
    "Even I wouldn't say they are bad. I'm just saying, they're bad. That's all."
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    Re: Which major politic party has greater degree of corrupt tendencies in its cultur

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    "Even I wouldn't say they are bad. I'm just saying, they're bad. That's all."
    There are a lot of civilizations that looked to the behaviors of their ancestors -- behaviors that had lapsed in the present day -- and discerned some that, if properly adapted (not just copied, but adapted) to current problems could yield effective results.

    While it was politically radical because it displaced the historical and legal authority of the Roman Senate and replaced it with that of a single despot, the Augustan Reforms were in other ways socially and culturally conservative. They ended centuries of military and economic turmoil and ushered an age of peace and prosperity and growth that persisted so long, that, rather than only being recognized in retrospect, it acquired a name in its own time: Pax Romana (Roman Peace). Even generations of bad emperors and mis-administration could not deliver the death blow to this period of history, characterized by robust middle classes, public safety, population growth, technological advancement (it is conceivable that Romans might have landed on the moon a thousand years ago had their empire remained stable) and all the hallmarks of a successful society.

    Those choices were appropriate at that time, but they were authored and overseen by a genius who (1) already had absolute power and (2) needed nothing other than these policies to succeed to keep it that way.

    For the GOP of the post 80s and the special interests that support them, the situation is entirely different. They are rather more like the Roman Senators who got replaced by Augustus, spurred on by impossible ambitions and checkmated into destructive behaviors. Like the senators, they can't go forward, backward, or sideways. They can only get hemmed in where they stand until they suffocate.

    In the meanwhile, they harm everyone.
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    Re: Which major politic party has greater degree of corrupt tendencies in its cultur

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I think the very nature of being a politician is synonomous with corruption. Neither party holds a monopoly on it. There have been politicians outed from both sides.

    I do not necessarily think the GOP politicians are any more corrupt than their democrat counter-parts. I do think, however, the democrats are better at keeping it hidden. I mean, a day/week doesn't seem to go by without some GOP politician getting their tit in a wringer.
    I quite agree. At any given time or limited snap shot one may seem more at that moment, but over the Long haul, there's no real difference. Power breeds corruption.
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    Re: Which major politic party has greater degree of corrupt tendencies in its cultur

    Holding and clinging to obsolete and backward views (conservatives) does NOT make them corrupt..
    Lying does......but they are convinced that they are right.......maybe they are.......heavens to Betsy if they are...........as much as I and the world......doubt it.

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    Re: Which major politic party has greater degree of corrupt tendencies in its cultur

    I'm not sure how this is even debatable.

    For better or worse, the Democrat platform is basically redistribution of money for votes.

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    Re: Which major politic party has greater degree of corrupt tendencies in its cultur

    Useless question. A better question is: Which party's members punishes it's leaders most severely when these corrupt tendencies are discovered.

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    Re: Which major politic party has greater degree of corrupt tendencies in its cultur

    Both are corrupt, however stating that i do believe that the Republican party is more corrupt than the democratic party. Both have clear big business interests at heart but the Republicans do more.


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    Re: Which major politic party has greater degree of corrupt tendencies in its cultur

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    What a blatant and biased pile of horse feces. Good lord man....could you be any more blinded by ideological ignorance?
    Sure I could, I could be leftist.

    Blatant and biased towards what ideology? I admit blatant and biased against the left, I'm anti slavery for one, so sue me.
    Last edited by DVSentinel; 06-20-13 at 01:30 PM.
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