I don't have a job.
Venting; getting it off my chest.
Bashing those with oppositing points of view.
Pep-rallying those on my ideolgical team.
Reaching silent observers who are not pursuaded either way.
Winning over the hearts and minds of those with opposing views.
No real objective other than shpening my communications skills.
I don't have a job.
Either I'm right or you're wrong.
I post for the entertainment value of debating or, downstairs, the fun of ragging and squabbling. I also enjoy marshalling my ideas on a subject in writing. I always find it necessary to write something down in order to see whether my ideas are coherent. Some of my posts are therefore works in progress. It's also quite fun to play devil's advocate occasionally.
Have my opinions been changed as a result of being here? Hell yes! On many subjects, including, but not exclusively, about gun control, religious topics, the EU, US foreign policy, the ME. The biggest change I think has come about over the almost 4 years I've been posting here has been my growing frustration with and opposition to the nanny state, not the welfare state so much, but the unnecessary intrusion of the state into private lives - prompted by initiatives from both left and right.
"The crisis will end when fear changes sides" - Pablo Iglesias Turrión
"Austerity is used as a cover to reconfigure society and increase inequality and injustice." - Jeremy Corbyn
Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.
I live to screw with people. Sometimes, however, I do enjoy looking at people who are laughably stupid and posting factual, statistical information to show them how laughably stupid they are. It's usually when leftists have the nerve to discuss finance or economics.
Actually, I don't really debate anymore, and when I do it's limited to just one thread.
"Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough."