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    Leftism Is Antithetical to Americanism

    Where did I say anything to contradict the above? I also didn't mention anything about roads police and firefighters. Nor has anyone here (or in the Democratic party as far as I'm aware) argued for a wholly socialist system. The whole thing is a straw man. We are talking about the integration...
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    Leftism Is Antithetical to Americanism

    I’ve never stated otherwise. We agree (I assume), as do most people in modern society. A balance of socialism and capitalism seems to be the perfect recipe for a modern democracy. We will disagree on the weight distribution of that balance but the fundamental mix of capitalism with social...
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    Leftism Is Antithetical to Americanism

    Yes we’ve down this road before. You say all socialism is bad. Then I tell you some of the things you depend on that are based in socialism. Then you backtrack and say not all social programs should be eliminated. You just don’t think we should have too many. Then we talk about slave labor...
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    Leftism Is Antithetical to Americanism

    Is that real? One good thing you CAN say about some of these younger politicians. No one has educated them yet on how to keep those thoughts to yourself. It provides a rare transparent glimpse into the mind of Washington. We assume most think that like that, but only the new ones are dumb...
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    Leftism Is Antithetical to Americanism

    Of course that goes across the spectrum. Have had multiple chances during my adult life to inform some hard core capitalists that Marx was not, as they assumed, an originator of the communist revolution. I think some hear "Marxist-Leninist" and assume they were buddies hanging out in a Moscow...
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    Leftism Is Antithetical to Americanism

    A good deal of modern socialists probably don't even know who Marx and Lenin were.
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    Leftism Is Antithetical to Americanism

    I am SHOCKED to hear a communist would think the only goal of socialism is...communism. Who would've thunk? ;)
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    Leftism Is Antithetical to Americanism

    Your jump in logic is the leap from "more socialism" to communist dictatorships. Socialism encompasses a broad variety of governmental systems and philosophies throughout history. From social security and unemployment benefits all the way to Soviet Russia, socialism is a part of those systems...
  9. Gomer

    Leftism Is Antithetical to Americanism

    There is nothing logical about equating today's left to the governments of the USSR, Venezuela, Cambodia, etc... On the contrary it reeks of quite a few common logical fallacies. Straw man and slippery slope chief among them.
  10. Gomer

    Leftism Is Antithetical to Americanism

    First, and easiest, you and I are likely mostly in agreement on statues. Confederates? Sure we can talk about removing them. Jefferson, Jesus, etc... probably taking this a step too far. These things should be reviewed on a case by cases basis. Teddy Roosevelt? No. Teddy Roosevelt on...
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    Leftism Is Antithetical to Americanism

    I would agree with you if confined to the specifics of far right vs far left ideology. But the Republicans lose some ground on condemnation of violations of ethics and norms in the Trump era. While his, and his administration's, actions may not reflect a shift in ideology to the right they do...
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    Leftism Is Antithetical to Americanism

    My reply was in reference to this... I can't take seriously the criticisms of anyone who thinks this way. My beliefs will lead to a perfect utopia and yours will lead to nothing but ruin. In regards to your post. I would need you need to define what you mean by mainstream democrats and what...
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    Leftism Is Antithetical to Americanism

    I'm beginning to agree with you as well. Seeing no fault in yourself and nothing but fault in others is about as "American" as it gets these days unfortunately.
  14. Gomer

    Riots

    This definition seems to align with my interpretation of the definition. The part that I bolded for emphasis above is a more succinct and eloquent version of what it took me multiple paragraphs and posts to say last night. Honestly, I'm just speculating here, but I get the feeling the major...
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    Riots

    It’s because for many trust has been completely eroded. The first prerequisite for any productive dialogue will always be trust that the other side is acting in good faith. For many that trust needs to be restored before progress can be made. If they don’t have it nothing will ever be...
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