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    Political 180

    Anyone hear ever done a political 180?

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    Re: Political 180

    I'll start. Yes, I used to be very conservative and over the past 15 years have become very liberal in many respects. I can't really explain why and that is why I posted this pole.

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    Re: Political 180

    I started out as a hard core Democrat. As I got older I became a neocon'ish conservative under Regan. After the disaster of Bush, I moved closer to the right fiscally and more moderate socially.

    So here I am a social moderate and fiscal conservative.

    Someplace in the middle like the majority.
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    Re: Political 180

    No. I was expected to be sensible after the age of 5 or so. Thus, I've never had to adjust my political thinking to match some epiphany of awareness.
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    Re: Political 180

    Quote Originally Posted by Intransigent Atheist View Post
    I'll start. Yes, I used to be very conservative and over the past 15 years have become very liberal in many respects. I can't really explain why and that is why I posted this pole.
    The fact that you can't explain should be an incandescent red message to yourself on a field of midnight blue.
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    Re: Political 180

    I started at classical liberalism after taking a political ideologies course at uni. Performing my own thought experiments over some time has led me to what more closely resembles libertarian socialism. Assuming rational actors and human nature to be something along the lines of what Thomas Hobbes postulates, one may take the logical limit of such assumptions to see fundamental flaws in economic liberalism. Furthermore, I now find libertarian socialism as a better method of achieving the ideological goals of classical liberalism. As a fun analogy, classical liberalism has the nice mathematics of classical mechanics while libertarian socialism has the deep analysis of quantum mechanics.
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    Re: Political 180

    Absolutely....when I was young 18-21, I was very Republican (even voted for Reagan....a vote that I am ashamed of to this day).

    However, I grew up....received a good amount of education and have changed my views 180 degrees.

    I chalk it up to being young, naive and ignorant.
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    Re: Political 180

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Absolutely....when I was young 18-21, I was very Republican (even voted for Reagan....a vote that I am ashamed of to this day).

    However, I grew up....received a good amount of education and have changed my views 180 degrees.

    I chalk it up to being young, naive and ignorant.
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    Re: Political 180

    I don't believe I'd call my current political ideology a 180 from where it has been in the past other than to say that I usually take a more moderate stand on the issues now, where in the past I was a lot further to the left.

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    Re: Political 180

    I used to be very Liberal in my youth....then I grew up and opened my eyes.
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