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26  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1910 UK General Election on: March 27, 2013, 03:22:00 pm
labour, despite my protectionism.
27  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How forumites have evolved (or not) on equal marriage on: March 27, 2013, 03:16:40 pm
2004-2007: oppose
2007-2008: civil unions
2008-: support
28  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Gender politics and liberalism on: March 27, 2013, 03:15:16 pm
One of my Facebook friends who is very conservative changed his profile picture to a plus sign.  What's that supposed to mean?

i'd imagine it means opposite sex marriage > same sex.
29  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Income inequality rising and permanent over past two decades on: March 27, 2013, 02:54:38 pm
Opebo, economics almost always trumps politics in the end.

No, Torie, that's a false dichotomy.

well, they're intertwined. the state is simply the organizational wing of the ruling class.
30  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Summarize the preceding poster in two sentences or fewer on: March 27, 2013, 02:34:46 pm
seeks to implement socialism as seen in the popular show my little pony: friendship is magic - i.e. with lots of love and toleration.
31  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Why do so many people in Britain hate hoodies so much? on: March 27, 2013, 02:05:57 pm
Because people in hoodies stab you. /sarcasm

To be fair, they're going a bit out of fashion. I wear hoodies every now and then, mainly when I'm just lounging around wasting time on the Atlas Forum.

i've noticed that too a little, but the whole chav hysteria seems to have actually been dying off as a whole in the last couple of years, probably due to the economy. i remember it peaking around 2006/7
32  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Say something nice about the previous poster on: March 27, 2013, 01:50:22 pm
makes me laugh a fair amount
33  General Politics / Book Reviews and Discussion / Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? on: March 27, 2013, 01:48:35 pm
i've got altogether too many on the go at the moment:

23 things they don't tell you about capitalism by ha-joon chang
the sublime object of ideology - slavoj zizek
being and time - martin heidegger
philosophy of history - g.w.f. hegel
science of logic - g.w.f. hegel
ecrits - jacques lacan
interpretation of dreams - sigmund freud
discipline and punish - michel foucault
34  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Why do so many people in Britain hate hoodies so much? on: March 27, 2013, 01:40:20 pm
1 poster has read Chavs, 2011's unlikely bestseller.

rumbled.

What does it mean 'rumbled'?

Of course no need to read something like that.  In my case I've merely met a lot of British in Thailand ranging from upper-working class (I think not chavs) through lower middle to proper middle class people.  So, yes, I've had a 'bloody earful' about chavs.

they caught me out on one of my influences on this topic.

and yeah, it's not restricted to the petty bourgeois sadly - there's plenty of hatred towards 'chavs' even from those who are in the upper working class, and even below that. divide and conquer.
35  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Where do you fit most on the chart? on: March 27, 2013, 01:32:31 pm
i'm a pantheist, so i don't really belong to any of them. i'd fit under agnostic atheist with regards to a personal god.
36  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Gender politics and liberalism on: March 27, 2013, 01:29:34 pm
Hiya!

You a Communist now? Again?

hey!

yeaahh, slipped back into marxism. blame tumblr.
37  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Are Pure Anarchy and Pure Communism essentially the same thing? on: March 27, 2013, 01:23:38 pm
marxism and anarchism have the same goal, the abolition of the state, money and property. the difference is that marxists believe in a transitional "socialist stage"

so yes.
38  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Gender politics and liberalism on: March 27, 2013, 01:22:11 pm
Welcome back WinDis.

don't know how long i'll be back for, but thought i might as well pay one of my irregular visits.
39  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which British party do you think the preceding poster would have voted for... on: March 27, 2013, 01:21:19 pm
Depending on his ideology at the time, anywhere from old Labour to Thatcherite Tories to the BNP to UKIP to the Liberals.

i'd never have voted bnp, but the rest i'll fess to.

as for idaho, probably a one nation tory
40  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Mental Image of Preceding Poster on: March 27, 2013, 01:20:12 pm
a wise cracking german footballer
for some reason
41  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: if the SCOTUS holds gay marriage to be a constitutional right on: March 27, 2013, 01:04:32 pm
can we finally be done with LGBT activism?

only from the liberal legalistic standpoint. gay marriage is low on the agenda for those who aren't middle class, and there's still rampant violence against lgbt people and a massive suicide rate (the average life expectancy of a trans youth is 23 btw)
42  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Why do so many people in Britain hate hoodies so much? on: March 27, 2013, 12:58:01 pm
1 poster has read Chavs, 2011's unlikely bestseller.

rumbled.
43  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which British party do you think the preceding poster would have voted for... on: March 27, 2013, 12:57:38 pm
probably labour with a couple of dissenting lib dem or green votes in the 2000s as a reaction to blairism.
44  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Income inequality rising and permanent over past two decades on: March 27, 2013, 12:56:22 pm
while inflation is obviously not particularly desirable, i think there's too much of an emphasis on anti-inflationary policy at the price of growth. if you read ha-joon chang, he argues that even many free market economists believe growth isn't correlated with inflation until inflation hits 10%+, and some go as far as 30%. brazil in the 1960s and 1970s was one of the fastest growing economies in the world and yet it had over 40% inflation much of the time.

however, if you want to knock stagflation on the head, the best option to me seems to be to cut working hours and thus create price + wage cuts, which hits inflation while also freeing up labour hours to be filled by other workers. this process hasn't happened in the last 80 years, despite many key figures having predicted we'd be working a 20 hour workweek by 2000.

obviously i'd combine this with a program of nationalization, but that's me. there's a potential solution to stagflation within a keynesian framework, even if i'd go much further.
45  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Gender politics and liberalism on: March 27, 2013, 12:43:59 pm
I think you’re looking too closely into it. Men tend not to wear their hearts on their sleeves which is neither a good nor bad thing. On a thing like Facebook they are less likely to do the whole ‘share this link if you want to beat cancer’ stuff that a lot of my female friends tend to do.

This is what I originally thought too, until I noticed the guys went rather out of their way to criticize the practice.

There's a friend of mine who is very liberal but often finds himself at odds with feminism, particularly if it requires PC-ness. This is something he sent me that he mocked a lot over the past week:

http://i.imgur.com/gWe2umL.jpg

Maybe I'm just observing a subset of the population that is particularly grounded in the internet, and therefore a bit less sensitive towards social interactions than a lot of others.

i think there's a backlash amongst liberals against what i suppose you'd call new "new left" types, i.e. those with a focus on identity politics and social justice. i spend most of my time on tumblr and there's a culture of that there as opposed to sites like reddit where masculists and such run rampant.
46  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Income inequality rising and permanent over past two decades on: March 27, 2013, 12:37:58 pm
the year that living standards peaked in britain was 1976 and the year wages began to end a 160 year trend of rising was in 1980. meanwhile, working hours have remained at around 8 hours since the 1930s despite massive increases in automation and productivity since then. it's blindingly obvious we're being cheated.
47  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Why do so many people in Britain hate hoodies so much? on: March 27, 2013, 12:35:23 pm
The Telegraph does not carry any news about the world outside Tunbridge Wells. You're thinking of the Daily Mail.

But yes, that was my first guess seeing the question: Probably associated with the White Working Class ("chavs").

Full disclosure: One hoodie was worn during the production of this post.

well, the daily mail too, but i felt like i'd be beating a dead horse there - the torygraph still has some respectability despite being somewhere to the right of mussolini.

and yeah, it's the white working class mainly too - limousine liberals are allowed to hate them because often they're seen as being backward racists and homophobes, while conservatives see them as lawless savages.
48  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Gender politics and liberalism on: March 27, 2013, 12:31:07 pm
As this forum eloquently shows, there are lots of liberal guys who have a complete blind spot on gender issues. This deeply saddens me.

well, i don't think it would be 100% honest to portray feminism as attacked purely from the right. feminism for a long time was largely a movement of middle class white cishet women - the NOW didn't want lesbians involved when they first formed iirc, and there's still plenty of hatred towards transwomen from even mainstream feminists because they take social constructivism to its logical ends i.e. abolishing gender.
49  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: ....And now Bill O'Reilly on: March 27, 2013, 12:26:43 pm
There is now a monetary cost for the wealthy to opposing same sex marriages: it ensures Democratic victories in elections and higher tax bills.  They're done pretending to be evangelicals.  It was a good thirty year run, but it's over.

bingo.

bill o'reilly will go where the money is, and increasingly there's no money to be gained from opposing equal marriage. the republicans will always give ground on social issues where neccesary because the thing which fuses the party together is a commitment to anglo-saxon capitalism and "free enterprise"
50  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: "hide behind the poll": have you ever masturbated... on: March 27, 2013, 12:24:17 pm
What is there to masturbate to on twitter opebo???

tumblr.

tumblr is basically hipster porn.
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