Sokes wrote:I assume that's why the US allows ownership of guns.
Who has authoritarian fantasies? Are you speaking of Afghanistan, Libya, Irak and such places?
seb146 wrote:In the United States, there is a very vocal and powerful faction of the Republican party who are constantly screaming that "liberals" are taking away freedoms and liberties and denying people rights. This same faction uses the words liberal, Democrat, socialist, communist, and marxist interchangeably. Also, this same faction is trying their hardest to take away rights from Americans. The right to vote, the right to marry, the right to practice their own religion. This faction simply wants power to make money for themselves. They have convinced their followers that they (the followers) will also prosper. There is zero evidence of that judging by the past 40 years under Reaganism. That is how I see it here in the United States.
They do not need to be legislated away. That would create a huge backlash. Instead, bring back objective news. Civics education is another way to help take away their power. Limiting money into and out of campaigns and to and from politicians across the board.
seb146 wrote:Instead, bring back objective news. Civics education is another way to help take away their power. Limiting money into and out of campaigns and to and from politicians across the board.
Sokes wrote:seb146 wrote:Instead, bring back objective news. Civics education is another way to help take away their power. Limiting money into and out of campaigns and to and from politicians across the board.
When we were 16 we picked on a weak teacher. Today, thinking back, we dislike our behaviour. We were all brought up reasonable liberal. If environment is good, people may become liberal when the brain matures. But I believe that's not something that happens by itself. Human nature is rather dominance and submission. I speak of the 60-80% in the middle. Even the most liberal society has authoritarian characters. Even authoritarian societies ( respect the elders more than rules) have liberal members.
The Green Party in Germany consists of individualists. I don't know now, but 15 years back if the party leader of the conservative party said something, his party soldiers would most likely repeat it.
We on a.net like to discuss. Many people are followers by nature, they want to be told what to believe.
Nobody stops a newspaper to be objective. Good luck making money with such a newspaper.
Not everything is the fault of the ruling classes. A lot is human nature.
Who wants to prohibit whom to marry? I may actually support certain restrictions, so I'm curious. Can you expand, please?
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