View Poll Results: How would you decribe my political "lean"?

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    2 9.09%
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    6 27.27%
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    Re: How would you decribe my political "lean"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Mmmmmnn! This IS interesting. It's not totally new to me but I'm not familiar with the wider writings on the subject. I'm going to read a lot more about distributism (Amazon will thank you!). First thoughts are sceptical in relation to the emphasis on the Christian-based concepts of nuclear families as the fundamental bases of society and economics (doesn't community play a role in and of itself, rather than as a corollary of the NF?). Reading may well throw light on this.

    The ideas seem to take elements of feudalism, anarchism and corporativism and create an overarching philosophy that promises a middle path (to steal a concept from Buddhism) but which is necessarily predicated on Judaeo-Christian ideas of the fundamental building blocks of society with which I don't entirely hold.

    This is good and challenging and interesting.
    I still hold that individuals are king but family relationships are the ultimate of society.
    I'm not catholic or super religious, so I think that the traditional position of family can be altered to include same sex parent families.
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    Re: How would you decribe my political "lean"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I still hold that individuals are king but family relationships are the ultimate of society.
    I'm not catholic or super religious, so I think that the traditional position of family can be altered to include same sex parent families.
    That wasn't really the cause of my hesitation. Of course there can be same-sex-based nuclear families, and thousands exist. My problem is that the concept of the nuclear, dual-generational, single relationship-led nucleus is neither traditional nor self-sustaining. Multi-generational, extended family groups including blood, half-blood and neighbourly links, while less convenient, is still a more widely-spread, more traditional and more sustainable basic social unit. This being so, it does make any distinction between concepts of family and community difficult to maintain and is certainly in conflict with Judaeo-Christian ideas of unitary, blood-based social relationships having any kind of 'natural' primacy.
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    Re: How would you decribe my political "lean"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    That wasn't really the cause of my hesitation. Of course there can be same-sex-based nuclear families, and thousands exist. My problem is that the concept of the nuclear, dual-generational, single relationship-led nucleus is neither traditional nor self-sustaining. Multi-generational, extended family groups including blood, half-blood and neighbourly links, while less convenient, is still a more widely-spread, more traditional and more sustainable basic social unit. This being so, it does make any distinction between concepts of family and community difficult to maintain and is certainly in conflict with Judaeo-Christian ideas of unitary, blood-based social relationships having any kind of 'natural' primacy.
    I believe that is the most common form of existence throughout the history of homo erectus.
    It's not just immediate(parents/children) or extend(aunt/uncles/cousins) family but also a small community.
    Emphasis on small.

    Once you get to big, the community starts to deconstruct itself, creating further competing factions.
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    Re: How would you decribe my political "lean"?

    I would say right of centre... but I almost said centrist.

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    Re: How would you decribe my political "lean"?

    From my perspective, you're slightly left of center.

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    Re: How would you decribe my political "lean"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Well, I've eliminated the two choices that include the word "hard" in them..........


    You strike me as being fairly moderate, though.
    That's nothing a little Viagra won't fix.

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    Re: How would you decribe my political "lean"?

    Other: Juggalo.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: How would you decribe my political "lean"?

    purple, with an orange tinge and green polka dots.
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    And all the little pigs have God

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