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    Re: Are Americans Brainwashed?

    Quote Originally Posted by K-1 View Post
    As brainwashed as I believe most liberals are, one has to certainly respect any person who has the balls to ardently stand for a political philosophy, whether they were indoctrinated into it or not.
    This is not true.

    I was definitely not "indoctrinated" as you say. Living in a very religious, very tight-knit community I was brainwashed with extremely conservative ideals. I was forced to be religious, even though I did not want to. I was fed very narrow-minded views on sexuality, family, and just life in general.

    It was only after I graduate Magna Cum Laude, after joining the Army in 2003, after traveling the world in all 7 continents, only then did my world open up, only then had I found myself. After these amazing experiences I don't consider myself a liberal for political reasons, I say that I am a liberal person, I am an open-minded, educated person, who refuses to be tied down with controlling ideals. I died graciously on the battlefield in 2007, with a note in my hand that said ... "true happiness is found in the liberal mind."

    See? I can make up some bullsh*t too.


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    Re: Are Americans Brainwashed?

    Quote Originally Posted by K-1 View Post
    As brainwashed as I believe most liberals are, one has to certainly respect any person who has the balls to ardently stand for a political philosophy, whether they were indoctrinated into it or not. The people who I think are pathetic are those who claim to be "centrists" and "independents." Generally speaking, not only are these people not very bright, but they, rather stupidly, feel as though their political indifference confers magnanimity.

    If you have an IQ higher than that of a garden gnome, you're either a left-winger or a right-winger. All this I'm-in-the-middle nonsense is, generally, for educable retards.
    Do you even know what the words "centrist" or "independent" mean? Or are you just a perfect example of what I said in my other post in this thread?
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    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    Re: Are Americans Brainwashed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    This is not true.

    I was definitely not "indoctrinated" as you say. Living in a very religious, very tight-knit community I was brainwashed with extremely conservative ideals. I was forced to be religious, even though I did not want to. I was fed very narrow-minded views on sexuality, family, and just life in general.

    It was only after I graduate Magna Cum Laude, after joining the Army in 2003, after traveling the world in all 7 continents, only then did my world open up, only then had I found myself. After these amazing experiences I don't consider myself a liberal for political reasons, I say that I am a liberal person, I am an open-minded, educated person, who refuses to be tied down with controlling ideals. I died graciously on the battlefield in 2007, with a note in my hand that said ... "true happiness is found in the liberal mind."

    See? I can make up some bullsh*t too.
    While you think that magna cum laude degree "opened up your mind," I promise you, you were indoctrinated into liberalism.

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Do you even know what the words "centrist" or "independent" mean? Or are you just a perfect example of what I said in my other post in this thread?
    I am pretty sure you are the perfect example of what I described in my previous post.

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    Re: Are Americans Brainwashed?

    Quote Originally Posted by K-1 View Post
    While you think that magna cum laude degree "opened up your mind," I promise you, you were indoctrinated into liberalism.
    I've accomplished two things here.

    1) I've convinced you I'm a liberal, even though my story I used was clearly sarcastic. I don't even know what the hell magna cum laude is.

    2) I've proven that you have a very narrow-minded view on things.

    I consider myself relatively independent, because I am conservative on some issues, I am liberal on others. I'm not a bandwagonner, so I don't call myself a libertarian or moderate "because its cool to be one." On the these liberal issues, I sat down with myself and said "ok, what makes perfect sense, what do I feel is true?"

    Just as you think your conservative ideals are true, I do mine. So if anything, we were both brainwashed into thinking that our own ideologies are true.

    Let me ask you, why do you think libs are brainwashed? And don't say some sh*t like "because they are." Give me a real f*cking answer.
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    Re: Are Americans Brainwashed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    I've accomplished two things here.

    1) I've convinced you I'm a liberal, even though my story I used was clearly sarcastic. I don't even know what the hell magna cum laude is.

    2) I've proven that you have a very narrow-minded view on things.

    I consider myself relatively independent, because I am conservative on some issues, I am liberal on others. I'm not a bandwagonner, so I don't call myself a libertarian or moderate "because its cool to be one." On the these liberal issues, I sat down with myself and said "ok, what makes perfect sense, what do I feel is true?"

    Just as you think your conservative ideals are true, I do mine. So if anything, we were both brainwashed into thinking that our own ideologies are true.

    Let me ask you, why do you think libs are brainwashed? And don't say some sh*t like "because they are." Give me a real f*cking answer.
    You haven't proven anything, well, nothing besides your own idiocy if you are being really serious about not knowing what magna cum laude means...

    But to answer your question, liberals are brainwashed because they all stick to their silly repetitive talking points that they've downloaded from the Daily Kos and heard on Rachel Madcow and on Keith Olberwomann. Conservatives, on the other hand, are crazy individualists. We have varying views on candidates, foreign and domestic policy, and a ton of other things. Liberals don't have nuance in their views; they simply parrot the simplistic, treasonous party line on every issue.
    Last edited by K-1; 02-27-10 at 04:30 AM.

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    Re: Are Americans Brainwashed?

    Quote Originally Posted by K-1 View Post
    You haven't proven anything, well, nothing besides your own idiocy if you are being really serious about not knowing what magna cum laude means...
    Wow ... that's ... that's not what I'm saying. I said that to show you I was sarcastic. Smoke a j or something man ...

    Come over to my place and just chill.

    But to answer your question, liberals are brainwashed because they all stick to their silly repetitive talking points that they've downloaded from the Daily Kos and heard on Rachel Madcow and on Keith Olberwomann. Conservatives, on the other hand, are crazy individualists. We have varying views on candidates, foreign and domestic policy, and a ton of other things. Liberals don't have nuance in the views; they simply parrot the party line on every issue.
    Like what? Wake the f*ck up dude! Both sides have had the same damn talking points since the beginning of time itself!

    Every one of my views (conservative and liberal) are derived from my own mind. I can promise you man, there are things that come out of liberals' mouths that just make me wanna twist and shout. My political views change every day, I am learning every day, as is everyone.


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    Re: Are Americans Brainwashed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    Wow ... that's ... that's not what I'm saying. I said that to show you I was sarcastic. Smoke a j or something man ...

    Come over to my place and just chill.



    Like what? Wake the f*ck up dude! Both sides have had the same damn talking points since the beginning of time itself!

    Every one of my views (conservative and liberal) are derived from my own mind. I can promise you man, there are things that come out of liberals' mouths that just make me wanna twist and shout. My political views change every day, I am learning every day, as is everyone.
    I am not denying that there are some conservative puppets who know nothing at all, but they are exception to the rule. Liberals being mindless indoctrinated puppets is the rule.

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    Re: Are Americans Brainwashed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by K-1 View Post
    I am not denying that there are some conservative puppets who know nothing at all, but they are exception to the rule. Liberals being mindless indoctrinated puppets is the rule.
    I'm trying real hard not to take the easy road and say "Prove it!" That doesn't solve anything. But why do people get an exception to the rule?

    "Oh these guys agree with me more, let's give them a backstage-pass! " Life doesn't work like that man.

    In all honestly, you sound like other libs and cons who say "no the guys on my team are right, the other guys are flawed." That's like the epitome of a talking point. Fortunately, I'm in very a comfortable position, because no one agrees with me (yeah I know sad for me). I have no one that I'm feverishly trying to protect.

    I'll refer to Captain also:
    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    No, it's the liberals. No, it's the conservatives. I've got a better one: it's anyone who says either "no it's the liberals or no it's the conservatives." Those are the folks that are brainwashed.
    Last edited by Cilogy; 02-27-10 at 05:06 AM.


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    Re: Are Americans Brainwashed?

    Quote Originally Posted by K-1 View Post
    But to answer your question, liberals are brainwashed because they all stick to their silly repetitive talking points that they've downloaded from the Daily Kos and heard on Rachel Madcow and on Keith Olberwomann. Conservatives, on the other hand, are crazy individualists. We have varying views on candidates, foreign and domestic policy, and a ton of other things. Liberals don't have nuance in their views; they simply parrot the simplistic, treasonous party line on every issue.
    Go [ame="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036697/#35594811"]here[/ame] and watch from the one-minute mark to the two-minute mark, then get back to us.


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    Re: Are Americans Brainwashed?

    Quote Originally Posted by K-1 View Post
    I am pretty sure you are the perfect example of what I described in my previous post.
    Best you can do is "I know you are but what am I?" Thanks... you've proven my point... again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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