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Infiltrator
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quote:
Originally written by The Ratt:

Welcome to Spiderweb, please leave your sanity at the door.
I don't think an Absurdist would need to worry about that part. But I could be wrong.

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Law Bringer
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Profile Homepage #126
quote:
Originally written by *Milu*:

(On the original topic:)

Many commies I know would answer "social freedom, economic control" and so did I.

Right on! -9.5 -9.5 all the way!

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Warrior
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quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

quote:
Originally written by *Milu*:

(On the original topic:)

Many commies I know would answer "social freedom, economic control" and so did I.

Right on! -9.5 -9.5 all the way!

Actually around -8,5 -8 according to Political Compass. :P

Therefore, the "communist" label in the poll would be correctly "communist, at least in theory".

[ Thursday, February 07, 2008 17:27: Message edited by: *Milu* ]
Posts: 77 | Registered: Sunday, July 10 2005 07:00
Agent
Member # 8030
Profile Homepage #128
quote:
Originally written by Goldenking:


**Zero is neutral, ten is legendary, negative ten is the anti-Christ.

EDIT: Also, CoC much?

-9.8
There's numerous reasons not to like him. I place him as the second worst president of American history, but with your scale there he isn't at a negative ten.

Xel, are you trying to get a custom title there?
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[ Thursday, February 07, 2008 17:41: Message edited by: Excalibur ]

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Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
Nuke and Pave
Member # 24
Profile Homepage #129
quote:
Originally written by *Milu*:

quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

quote:
Originally written by *Milu*:

(On the original topic:)

Many commies I know would answer "social freedom, economic control" and so did I.

Right on! -9.5 -9.5 all the way!

Actually around -8,5 -8 according to Political Compass. :P

Therefore, the "communist" label in the poll would be correctly "communist, at least in theory".

Correction, "communist" label in the poll is "communist, in practice", while youre self-identification is "communist, in theory". The reason all attempts to build communism on any scale larger than a village turned into totalitarian dictatorships is that the amount of government control required for the communist system to function would make it pretty hard to avoid government control of other areas of life, especially considering the need to squash black markets and suppress all the people who are not satisfied with "to each according to their needs, regardless of their accomplishments" policy.

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Posts: 2649 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Shock Trooper
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GoldenKing: I was summing up my opinion of Bush, heres why:

A: Invading Iraq was the dummest move I have ever heard of.

B: Haven't you noticed how much Bush is bending laws, making himself more and more powerful?

C: Bush don't know balls, the only reason he got to be president is because of who his father was and the fact that he had Rove to manage him.

D: "CARPE AXIS ELIVA" Translation: lets get 'em

E: We are never going to get our troops out of Iraq, EVER, its gonna just get worse and worse.

F:His statement for invading Iraq was an excuse to get revenge on Saddam Hussein, not that I disapprove of the death and capture of him, but what we did just for that.

G: He takes medicine from the elderly and needy.

H: He has royally budget-busted the education system

I: He lies to people everyday

J: He is lazy and unproductive, everything is about him

K: He allows torture(recently learned, such as 5 minutes ago)

L: He cheats the few limb-missing veterans that survive his death-trap in Iraq.

Theres lots more I have to say but I have to go, I'll probably edit this post to display, regardless, what I say will end up as Fu** Bush, I just said that because I thought people like the shortened version of things.

Oh my rating :----7.5, which translates as: Dead skin that fell of while masturbating of a atheist Christan who believed he was Jesus.

[ Friday, February 08, 2008 16:33: Message edited by: Xel'Raga the Slaughtering Omni ]

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Posts: 301 | Registered: Tuesday, August 21 2007 07:00
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Mr. Goldenking: Granted that Bush's approval ratings have hit an all-time low of 22%, perhaps "**** BUSH!" isn't that unreasonable of a position, and at least it clearly isn't limited to younger people. Nevermind that, how old are you to deal with Xel'Raga so dismissively? :( Your profile says that you're 13 still. Perhaps you may want to deal with him more politely. :)

Mr. Zeviz: I believe you are confusing communism in general with Bolshevism. Few leftists actually support the vanguard theory; most leftists support the notion that the people would have control over the government, not the other way around. Typically, people revolt because of deteriorating conditions, but that could just as easily produce a capitalist government or one which simply extends feudal conditions under a new dynasty. Leftist authors would invoke some idea of class consciousness, which would make the people very vigilant of their government.

Or perhaps you misunderstand what the term "dictatorship of the proletariat" means. This term was poorly chosen because it suggests that there's a single dictator, but in reality, democracy is simply a "dictatorship of the people." The dictatorship of the proletariat is just another word for socialism, which by leftists' reckoning would be democratic. The point of such a government would simply be to establish the legitimacy of the socialist state before dismantling it. If the state is set up so that it cannot be dismantled, then it was never a proper socialist state in the first place, which means that the people were never holding a socialist revolution in the first place, no matter what their revolution may have been called.
Posts: 134 | Registered: Sunday, February 3 2008 08:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 9906
Profile Homepage #132
quote:
Its such baseless hatred in the youth that makes me happy there's an age limit on voting.
That "youth" you are talking about is older, hypocrite, aside from that the guy above me said the rest.
Posts: 301 | Registered: Tuesday, August 21 2007 07:00
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Xel'Raga, do you truly believe that we invaded Iraq purely to get revenge on Saddam? Pumping federal money into the military-industrial complex, obtaining oil, and preventing China from obtaining Iraqi oil probably had a lot more to do with a decision to go to war than a personal feud. Also, you seem to have limited your criticisms of Bush exclusively to the war. Are you not angered by his attempts to dismantle social security, how he damaged our education system, that he allows torture, that he ripped off our veterans, lying repeatedly to the American people, that he took medicine out of the hands of sick children and the elderly, etc, etc, etc? Bush may well be the worst leader of any modern, liberal democracy in all of human history.

Also, I'm not sure what "Dead skin that fell of while masturbating of a atheist Christan who believed he was Jesus." is supposed to mean, but it certainly is quite rabid-sounding. ;)
Posts: 134 | Registered: Sunday, February 3 2008 08:00
Electric Sheep One
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I'm not sure one can really get away with just dropping something that was the heart of socialism, for most of the history of socialism, and carrying on as though the rest of the ideology is fine.

For instance, socialism without the vanguard theory has a much harder time refuting the criticism that it is just another utopian pipe-dream.

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Posts: 3335 | Registered: Thursday, September 4 2003 07:00
Shock Trooper
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Profile Homepage #135
I said I was going to edit my post, if you look there it says so, but yeah, thats what I was going to say, I didn't know about the torturing though, well no reason to edit now.

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Posts: 301 | Registered: Tuesday, August 21 2007 07:00
Raven v. Writing Desk
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Profile Homepage #136
Would you mind moving the angry political debate to another thread, please? This poll, with 88 votes and counting, does not deserve to get locked due to a debate that gets out of hand, which is where this one seems to be headed.

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Posts: 3560 | Registered: Wednesday, November 7 2001 08:00
Agent
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I wonder who here speaks Cantonese or Arabic, for Arabic is certainly a difficult second language.

Other gender identification? Does that denote a hermaphrodite, or someone with a deformed 23rd set of chromosomes?

Edit: 21st?
Edit2: 23st? Yikes! Two in row!

[ Sunday, February 10, 2008 18:39: Message edited by: Excalibur ]

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Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
Agent
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Profile #138
quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

I wonder who here speaks Cantonese or Arabic, for Arabic is certainly a difficult second language.

Other gender identification? Does that denote a hermaphrodite, or someone with a deformed 23rd set of chromosomes?

Edit: 21st?
Edit2: 23st? Yikes! Two in row!

More like asexual, I'd have to assume. But those other's could apply, I suppose.

Anyways, I know bits and pieces of Greek and Latin.

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Raven v. Writing Desk
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The other gender identification could refer to somebody who is biologically intersex, to a 'traditional' MTF or FTM transgendered person, or simply to somebody who finds themself unable to identify with either option in a binary gender system -- among other possibilities.

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