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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you ever read a book about Marxism? on: September 22, 2014, 03:26:22 pm
I read about a third of Mao's Little Red Book at my Uncle's house. He has a large library and had a small, English translation copy hidden in the far corner of the shelf. I can't remember anything about it.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you think the above poster even understands dialectical materialism? on: September 22, 2014, 03:25:12 pm
Of course.
3  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Emma Watson-speech about women's rights in front of UN on: September 22, 2014, 03:14:01 pm
Nothing more annoying than a politically involved celebrity.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the previous poster's display name on: September 22, 2014, 02:23:07 pm
His name is Antonio, so it makes sense.
5  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Margaret Sanger on: September 22, 2014, 12:02:03 am
Vile supporter of eugenics.
6  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Mozambique presidential and parliamentary elections - 15 October 2014 on: September 21, 2014, 10:11:49 pm
This is an impression that what my friend from Mozambique has told me has done nothing to dispel. And this is coming from a (white) guy who grew up in a town in the north, not Maputo or whatnot, so it's not some cloistered angle as you get with a lot of international students, especially expats. (I actually remember when I first met him, and he told me he lived in Mozambique, I said "well you must be from Maputo", which he was not. "Then you must be from Beira," which he also was not. At that point I gave up, because that was the extent of my knowledge and I was baffled as to where in Mozambique this American guy would have lived.)

With my mind fresh from my latest thread, the first thing I thought of when I heard of your white friend from Mozambique was this.
7  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Should Bob Dylan get the Nobel Prize for Literature? on: September 21, 2014, 10:02:35 pm
Of course (normal).

Edit: Option four should be "up their asses."
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you understand dialectical materialism? on: September 21, 2014, 07:52:07 pm
I am the Senator of it. And I understood it this morning, but now I forgot. Bomb bomb bomb Iran.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the Previous Poster's Signature: The Wrath of Khan on: September 21, 2014, 07:51:05 pm
Reminds me of Animal Farm.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Senator Previous Poster most Reminds you of on: September 21, 2014, 07:50:31 pm
Bob Casey
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you think the above poster even understands dialectical materialism? on: September 21, 2014, 07:50:00 pm
No, he is neoliberal swine!
12  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: AK's Australian Election Series - 1982 on: September 21, 2014, 04:53:26 pm
13  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Alex Salmond on: September 21, 2014, 04:49:48 pm
FF. I supported the Yes campaign but No winning is hardly the end of the world. I think he made the right decision to resign.
14  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: What Made You Change Politically? on: September 21, 2014, 04:43:42 pm
My current ideology? Or my general changes over life? Iíll give the short story about my current, and largely consistent embrace of libertarianism over the last five years.

Ayn Rand *gasp*. Ayn Rand taught me that loving myself is ok. Having gone through elementary school and middle school being brainwashed by myself and others, her books, in particular The Fountainhead, woke a sleeping giant. I learned it is ok to love myself. I learned that itís alright to do what I want to do in life, as long as it doesnít harm others. For example, I wanted to work in political organizing, but never thought I could because I had no connections. After reading Atlas Shrugged, I walked into a campaign office and made those connections.

Donít get me wrong, I do not embrace objectivism. I donít believe in gutting a welfare system; in fact, I support an America first ideology in general with strong individualist leanings. If we are going to spend trillions of dollars at all, Iíd rather see my neighbors have healthcare than see that money wasted on defeating ISIS. Iíd rather see collectivism of any kind-racism, and anti-racism actions that are downright stupid (quotas, etc) torn down. Iíd like to see the simple libertarian issues embraced (ďmuh cigarettes, muh guns, muh equal marriage) as much as Iíd like to see a massive change in American culture from archaic community values that read like a clichť 1980s high school movie.

I believe in the individual as the first and foremost unit of life, and that the individuals rights should be protected at all costs. Which includes a government. What keeps one individual from impulsively killing another human being? A society with law and order. So I generally just consider myself conservative with individualist leanings.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of TNF on: September 21, 2014, 04:02:41 pm
Mandela never categorically rejected violence.
Mandela was no angel, after all.
16  Forum Community / Survivor / Re: 2014 Democratic Senate Candidates Survivor on: September 21, 2014, 03:53:33 pm
Franken, Curtis, Booker
17  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: The Johnson Treatment: The Troubled Sixties And Beyond on: September 21, 2014, 03:52:38 pm
The title doesn't imply a Johnson presidency as much as it implies his general influence, so I am enjoying the cliff hanger.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Buffalo Wild Wings on: September 21, 2014, 03:50:51 pm
Love wings, but I wouldn't eat there.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Good Post Gallery II on: September 21, 2014, 03:50:27 pm
The twin parties both only support reform within the context of the existing political system. We do not. To quote a chant from the People's Climate March today:

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Drop the elephant, drop the ass, build a party of the working class!
That was almost as cute as the peoples microphone at Occupy Wall Street.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Senator Previous Poster most Reminds you of on: September 21, 2014, 03:49:32 pm
A pro-life version of Elizabeth Warren (and not just because he met her).
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Post something you admire about the previous poster on: September 21, 2014, 03:48:41 pm
He hasn't called for my banning.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you think the above poster even understands dialectical materialism? on: September 21, 2014, 03:47:49 pm
Maybe.
23  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Favourite Castro brothers on: September 21, 2014, 03:46:00 pm
The ones who have achieved actual things.
...at the cost of thousands of lives, hundreds of thousands of emigrations, and 50 years of brutal rule and economic ruin...
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Post something you admire about the previous poster on: September 21, 2014, 02:49:39 pm
Like most of our European counterparts, they are better informed on American elections than the average American voter.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the Previous Poster's Signature: The Wrath of Khan on: September 21, 2014, 02:48:43 pm
So thats what the moon looks like.
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