View Poll Results: Is the American left becoming more and more authoritarian?

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Who´s votes? The white supremacist pig?
    Oh you are funny...Your nation had its leaders work with REAL NAZI'S!

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    The part where you imply it was because of religion between the east and west. If anything, the religious schism was between the elites and the common people-the elites were amongst the last to convert.
    It was part of the schism. Did I delineate that geographically?

    Perhaps you should just read what people post and try not to draw implications. You're not very good at that.
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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    LOL it is the right that is becoming more and more authoritarian and has been for decades. Everything from denying rights to minorities to GITMO and the Patriot Act.. all acts by the American Taliban Right.
    By your logic both parties are authoritarian. Which I agree with. They are authoritarian based on the idea that it is their way or the highway, no negotiating. That is everything wrong with the current system. No one on either side wants to come to an agreement of any kind.

    This poll didn't have my option: Both parties are authoritarian. This should have been known 12 or more years ago.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialDemocrat View Post
    PC is an issue that is primarily brought up by the right, mostly FOX News and the like, although to my disappointment, some factions of the left feel the need to actually debate this issue. It has little to no real world implications and is used by the media as a method of distracting voters from issues that actually matter.

    The primary flaw in your argument is that you view the "American Left" and "American Right" as single entities, when that is clearly not the case, as there are obviously huge differences within these two categories. Furthermore, the very definition of what is "left" and what is "right" in a political context is questionable, because these are totally arbitrary terms that can be twisted to mean anything you want.
    Sadly they are one and the same nowadays, they just have different social talking points. Whoopty doo, who the hell cares where someone stands on being P.C. when the economy still hasn't recovered? They both succeed at screwing things up equally. Both are an abomination of what is supposed to be a Congress for the people.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    What is this, Star Wars? We're talking about how to run a nation, not defeat Darth Vader.
    Sorry...was that a little over your head? When you start reverting to fictional Hollywood works to make your point, I have to wonder.
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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    But the left and right aren't equivocal. Are you suggesting otherwise?
    They are, just ask people who claim to be liberal or conservative why they are. Most will answer something that isn't in the ideology or something inaccurate. Or they pick out one outlying idea and go with that, ignoring the base of the party's ideology. I can't talk politics with people because very few people know and understand politics, let alone the history of the parties. Somewhere along the way, both parties flipped a 180 and are now out in wonderland somewhere.

    I often wonder why anyone would align with either party because I find it impossible to agree with one single party's ideology 100% of the time. I dislike both parties, but favor the right since they align with my thoughts on the economy and the role of gov't. I like how the right wants smaller gov't. and to reign in welfare spending. I like nothing about the left, they seem two-faced. They pretend to stand for equality and civil liberties, but all we have seen over the last 8 years were liberties being eroded and bad behavior rewarded. Obama did a very good job at the old bait-n-switch routine. I'm still waiting for any talking point he ran on in 2008 to come to fruition. What a disappointing liar.

    They both push their own agendas with the same tanacity (my way or the highway), so in that they are equal.
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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    If we outlaw hoodies, only outlaws will wear hoodies....

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    More authoritarian than when?

    The Left has always been authoritarian. As the wag said, "Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory". But are they today as authoritarian as they were during (for example) the Progressive Era? I would need to see a really good break down of that claim. Perhaps they are more totalitarian, but less authoritarian.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Funny I remember Obama being against gay marriage until it was politically convenient, and re-signing the Patriot act after greatly expanding it. I think the left changed in the 1960's. If you think the American Right is at all comparable to the Taliban-you might be a lefty. How did you vote?
    Obama is a centrist...

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    It was part of the schism. Did I delineate that geographically?

    Perhaps you should just read what people post and try not to draw implications. You're not very good at that.
    Kobie, it was a poor choice of words on your part. Words mean things.

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