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#21 (permalink)      1/30/2019 1:18:07 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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...nothing to see here! 😆



u sure???

#22 (permalink)      1/30/2019 2:02:59 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Ah a Radical Centrist who is happy with the status quo. Cool.



I'm not trying to start an argument, but I am going to try and shed a light on centrism that often gets overlooked.
Being in the middle does not imply that Centrists are happy with the way things are, so there is no need to change policy or be socially progressive. The middle, like it or not, is what actually moves a society for better or worse. The middle decides elections. The middle is about accepting that you don't have all of the answers and that you aren't the only one at the table.
The problem with polarized politics is that it fragments the voters into casting ballots against their better judgements. It simplifies complex issues into sound bites and makes people choose between slogan "A" or slogan "B". It divisiveness actually slows social change down because it lacks any sort of compromise. This is why you see a government waste 4 or 5 years changing the policy enacted by the previous government, only to be voted out so that their policies can be erased and replaced with the new policies, which are actually the old policies, and the cycle continues.
Socialism is good at identifying need. Market Capitalism is good at indicating want. Neither in and of itself has ever (nor any ideology when put into practice) has improved living conditions for the citizenry as a whole. No one ideological way of thinking is nuanced enough to provide all the answers for every social problem.

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I just wish I was worth spying on.......but they'll all do it anyway.
#24 (permalink)      1/30/2019 2:09:17 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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xandwhyisY wrote:

javyn wrote:
Ah a Radical Centrist who is happy with the status quo. Cool.

I'm not trying to start an argument, but I am going to try and shed a light on centrism that often gets overlooked.
Being in the middle does not imply that Centrists are happy with the way things are, so there is no need to change policy or be socially progressive. The middle, like it or not, is what actually moves a society for better or worse. The middle decides elections. The middle is about accepting that you don't have all of the answers and that you aren't the only one at the table.
The problem with polarized politics is that it fragments the voters into casting ballots against their better judgements. It simplifies complex issues into sound bites and makes people choose between slogan "A" or slogan "B". It divisiveness actually slows social change down because it lacks any sort of compromise. This is why you see a government waste 4 or 5 years changing the policy enacted by the previous government, only to be voted out so that their policies can be erased and replaced with the new policies, which are actually the old policies, and the cycle continues.
Socialism is good at identifying need. Market Capitalism is good at indicating want. Neither in and of itself has ever (nor any ideology when put into practice) has improved living conditions for the citizenry as a whole. No one ideological way of thinking is nuanced enough to provide all the answers for every social problem.



Dunno where you're from, but in the US, the middle has collapsed. And the center has actually changed very little, if anything. It's always been one extreme or the other, always.

"This woman is a coward and a liar. Her replies are so dim-witted its sad."
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Just another round of concocted anti China "news"...

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xandwhyisY wrote:



I'm not trying to start an argument, but I am going to try and shed a light on centrism that often gets overlooked.
Being in the middle does not imply that Centrists are happy with the way things are, so there is no need to change policy or be socially progressive. The middle, like it or not, is what actually moves a society for better or worse. The middle decides elections. The middle is about accepting that you don't have all of the answers and that you aren't the only one at the table.
The problem with polarized politics is that it fragments the voters into casting ballots against their better judgements. It simplifies complex issues into sound bites and makes people choose between slogan "A" or slogan "B". It divisiveness actually slows social change down because it lacks any sort of compromise. This is why you see a government waste 4 or 5 years changing the policy enacted by the previous government, only to be voted out so that their policies can be erased and replaced with the new policies, which are actually the old policies, and the cycle continues.
Socialism is good at identifying need. Market Capitalism is good at indicating want. Neither in and of itself has ever (nor any ideology when put into practice) has improved living conditions for the citizenry as a whole. No one ideological way of thinking is nuanced enough to provide all the answers for every social problem.




Sanest post in eons!


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This is my favorite post this eon. :D



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"This woman is a coward and a liar. Her replies are so dim-witted its sad."
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The US as victims, hehe.

#29 (permalink)      1/30/2019 6:55:34 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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javyn wrote:

I rock a ZTE. So I have China spying on me....as well as Facebook, Google, and who knows who else.



LOL an Obama phone... Should have known you don't buy your own... You are here too much to be working...

Heaven has a wall and strict immigration policies. Hell has open borders.
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better-cheaper, wasn't that what US industry used to claim....? well that's all gone exported to China along with the jobs the liar trump said he'd get back...the US should just stop crying like a schoolgirl that's pissed her knickers and invest in a helmet....
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Vapor wrote:

javyn wrote:
I rock a ZTE. So I have China spying on me....as well as Facebook, Google, and who knows who else.

LOL an Obama phone... Should have known you don't buy your own... You are here too much to be working...




Had to look that up. WTF is an Obama phone?

How to Get an Obama Phone? It’s easy to get an Obama phone and service. Government programs such as Food Stamps and Medicaid qualify you for eligibility. So does meeting low-income requirements. Millions of Americans have been economically devastated by the economic meltdown, by the deep recession that followed it, and by the nation’s ongoing economic struggles. Many of those needy Americans have reached the point where they consider a telephone a luxury that they cannot afford. The Obama Phone program (also known as Lifeline Assistance) can lift that burden. More than 20 million Americans have already received a free Obama Phone and get 250 free cell phone minutes every month.





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