Where do you fall on the political spectrum?

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  1. GhostLatte
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    Would love to hear where you fall on it and your reasoning for doing so. As always, please be civil.

    I consider myself to be an independent moderate. I can't see being a liberal or conservative when I see flaws on both sides.
     
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    I honestly don't care about politics.
    I got different views on society anyway.
     
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    The alt-right according to Barren..
     
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    I don't want undocumented people to enter the country illegally. According to the internet, I'm a nazi. Hi.
     
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    Pretty much this. I'm pretty much Hitler.
     
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    I've always been a rather mixed bag of believes, although I am a rather Left Liberal who leans rather heavily towards Communism. I also tend to gravitate towards Progressivism. I don't really cling to one political idea, but I tend to be rather against what a lot of Modern Conservatives are for.
     
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    Literally Hitler. /s

    I fully support immigration and I think it has done wonderful things for this country and has made this country what it is. I do not support illegal immigration because there are many others whom have been waiting patiently for many years to immigrate to this country and it is unfair for others to think that they can just cut the line and screw all those that have been doing things in the proper legal way.

    I have been leaning more right in recent years because of all the BS that the media is pulling to try to convince everyone else that the majority is left leaning.

    I fully support someones right to be gay, transgender, or even a complete asshole, but I do not support allowing minors to go through hormone therapy and completely screw with their physiology especially when they are just following a trend and are only trying to discover themselves when their young minds are not mature enough to understand the long term effects of what they are doing to their bodies.

    I do not support the apparent white genocide that the media is pushing.

    I do not support the violence that the left has been pushing towards anyone whom supports Trump or republicans. Sadly, while the left is stating that the violence is all on the right side, they push for violence on to the right and it has happened far too much that people are getting regularly physically attacked just for their political stance... but then blame it on the right. Ironic.

    I absolutely HATE the media and how they are making an army against white people and men. Anytime a white man does something wrong the media will put in the headline that it was a white man, but when a person of any other race does something wrong then the media will play them as a victim, not mention race (because it is racist then), or just ignore it altogether to support their agenda and confuse the general population that does not have their own brain to think with.

    I strongly believe that if it wasn't for the media then many more people would support Trump and those that do support trump would not be afraid to publicly show it because those that do show their support end up getting attacked.

    I just met this woman that is here illegally from Brazil. She started asking me about my political stance and I told her that I do not discuss politics because I don't want to make an enemy. She went on to say "Did you know that Trump hate immigrants?", and I was like "WTF, did you know his WIFE is an immigrant?". This woman is so ill informed that she is just being a sheep and following what other people are telling her without doing any research of her own. Luckily, this woman is doing what she can to become a citizen, but she is so afraid of what may happen to her because everyone has filled her mind with absolute bullshit.

    All these idiots, especially CNN, keep trying to say that Trump is racist when there are literally thousands of images of him with people of other races, big celebs and political figures, and not one bit of evidence of him ever being racist at all. Funny, he was never once called a racist until he ran for office. Anything the left can do to tarnish his appearance and get others to hate him as well.

    Now tell me, wtf is wrong with doing what you can in your power to protect the people of your country?

    I do not support this feminist garbage that focuses only on what is happening in the US but doesn't try to fight for womens rights in other countries where there is true human rights violations.

    I support equality, unfortunately, many of these feminists do not want equality, instead they want to kick men down and take away their rights. They want superiority, not equality.

    I HATE how the corporations are trying censor everything that the right does.

    All in all, this country is fucked. This planet is fucked. We are all doomed. The next few generations are going to be living in an absolute hell and I am glad I will be dead before it gets worse.


    Now, I know I am going to get attacked for my stance, which just further will prove my point.
    But at least no one can attack me for being white, because as you see in my profile picture I am actually Red, but I identify as clear.
     
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    Honestly, that pretty well describes where I sit. I'm incredibly far left for the US, but just left of center for basically the rest of the "developed" world
     
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    Progressive Democratic Socialist. For some silly reason I think we should spend money on caring for our citizens and providing them with a living wage, rather than letting the rich who have no loyalty to any country fleece us on a yearly basis. The right wing in the US has reached the literal definition of insanity: repeating the same experiment and expecting different results. Years after Trump they'll still be waiting for the Reagan-era trickle down to get them out of their trailer parks.
     
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    I'm probably on the same political left side as @Costello, but I can't access the site from here (I tried both at home and at work). In any case: I've voted for the Belgian equivalent of Bernie Sanders. I probably won't vote for them again upcoming election, as their party not only didn't get elected, but got mixed up in a few scandals as well. That leaves me the choice of a (very small) further left party...borderline communism, really. I like their ideas and they do great opposition work, but as to realising their program...I think they're dreamers. The other potential choice is a bit larger and has a strong emphasis on the environment.

    Anyhow...I'm all for the personal freedom, so all in favor of transgender rights. Equally against as much of military as possible (okay, humanitarian work is okay, but that money is better spent on other organisations). Maybe naive, but the whole arms race simply cannot be won. It can only cost you a lot if you spend it on weapons you don't use, and costs even more if you DO use them.

    Bullshit. There are only people in favor of entering a country illegally if there aren't enough ways to do it legally. Crying victimhood like this is just needlessly antagonizing others (oooh...did the big, bad left wing called you a nazi because you don't like criminals? You poor little thing! /s). Either you're bringing your argument incorrectly or your argument isn't "just" that you don't want undocumented people to enter your country.

    *sigh*

    But on a personal level, I can't but make a confession on this stance: I too close my eyes to the horrors at the Mediterranean sea. As a pacifist I don't want Europe to intervene in the Middle east, but at the same time I don't want Europe to take in the immigrants who (rightfully) attempt to flee from that war. I'm not worried that they'll "take our jobs", but that these mass immigrations will create tensions within our already ethnical diverse population. :(

    Hmm...that sounds a bit...right. :creep:

    <*insert drumroll*>

    But okay...as you predicted: yes, I will attack you on your opinion. Not on feminism (to which I find myself agreeing in in more terms than I'd like) or even the anti-white movement (which...is something I really don't have a profound opinion about yet), but on your stance against the media.

    Okay, I'll bite. The written media goes back many years (newspapers for hundreds of years, television some decades). There hasn't been unbiassed news since, what...the sixties? It's nothing new. Rather the contrary: the internet has ensured that those traditional means of media have less power than ever before. And we both know this to be true, as Trump has no editor, journalist or anyone to censor his twitter account.

    Trump likes to play a victim of the media, but he forgets that he starts these fights on almost a daily basis. Is it really a wonder that the media picks up on the idea that he's racist when he literally calls his former employee (Omarosa) a dog? Sorry, but this whole "there is never any proof" simply isn't true. The media didn't make Trump say (quote) "Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!". He did. Plain and public, and without a trace of irony. The fact that media are against him is at best a consequence of his own actions...never the cause.
     
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    And this is where you are a sheep. Calling someone a dog is not racist by any means. You and the media only try to say its racist because it was about a person of color. What if he called a white person a dog? This is the first time i have ever heard that calling someone a dog is racist. Maybe calling a person of color a chimp or an ape could be seen as racist... but a dog? He was just holding back from calling her a bitch.
    Try grasping at something a little better than that. When CNN has to make an article stating "Trump called Omarosa a dog, which is sexist and racist, and this is why" then we know all followers of CNN are not thinking with their own brains.
     
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    It doesn't matter if it's racist, sexist, or just plain offensive, the president shouldn't be calling any citizen a dog. Let alone one that he personally hired on to his own staff. The second anyone criticizes him he turns into a raving loon. And we wonder why the rest of the world doesn't respect us while the guy in the white house acts like a teeange edgelord daily on Twitter.
     
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    Oh I love the hypocrisy.
    So he is not allowed to insult someone, but it is alright for you and everyone else to insult him? Gotcha.

    And it does matter bc the media is pushing the narrative of him being racist when the insult clearly is not.
     
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    We call it differently in Europe but i would be a centralist slightly leaning towards right.
     
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    I believe that if at the drop of a hat a company can decide to move to another country and the only major thing stopping them is logistics that employees should have the same right to follow the jobs. I guess that makes me a conservative free marketer or something, right?
     
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    "Criticize" is not the same as "insult," but when you've got the mentality of a child it's easy to take any light criticism as an insult. And that's how nothing improves.

    Give me a break, Trump has been a known racist since the 60s/70s. The very first newspaper article about Trump was on discrimination in choosing his apartment tenants. Trump started the birther lie, and he officially opened his campaign for president by calling Mexicans rapists and drug mules. If you're okay with the president being racist that's one thing, but it's ridiculous to pretend Trump is somebody he isn't. He continues to employ the Southern Strategy that Republicans have used for decades, but Trump uses a bullhorn instead of a dogwhistle.
     
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    Oh i love how his words have been twisted around. Please show me full evidence where he says every mexican is a rapist, drug mule... etc.
    Are you going to deny the fact that MANY illegals have been rapists, murders, and drugs mules?
     
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