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Beat down the orange :)
http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/defeating_political_ridicule.html
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Quick Quiz: Find a politician who left office poorer than when they entered office.

What? No multi-choice boxes? I better sit this one down; it has all the signals of being a tricky question. ;)

I am against the immoral precepts that socialism stands for, especially when governments are the only institutions with the power to enforce it against anyone and everyone, regardless of the ethical bankruptcy that socialism represents.

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I, personally, am against the immoral, unfettered precepts that capitalism stands for when corporations are the institutions that enforce it against anyone and everyone regardless of the ethical bankruptcy that uncontrolled capitalism represents.

Blind adherence to any ideology requires such a complete inability to see more than one side of any question that such adherence is the ideological equivalent of a Möbius Band (a surface with only one side and only one boundary component); often disguised a 'moral certitude' it is actually a rigid fear of any idea that does not fit.

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It has been pointed out that I might be ridiculing Aia; I would rather think that I am just using his tactics against him (sort of a political Ju Jitso); but then I did devolve into a bit logical manipulation - I would call it a bit of whimsy but I suppose you could see something more sinister in it if you wish.

I will discuss things with people and I will even respond to people who refuse to have a discussion with me. I try to keep things civil but I have been known to 'lose it' occasionally - take me to task for it. Point out the errors or at least the points where we disagree; as far as I am concerned the title of this thread was an open invitation to take exception.

The article I linked to (thank you, I don't get to American Thinker often enough) is another piece of work that I will leave for another time, but (the ubiquitous 'but') holding up Bill O' as an exemplar in an article on ridicule works on so many different levels....

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While not a laughing matter... but since laugh is among the few that are not taxed, there!

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I, personally, am against the immoral, unfettered precepts that capitalism stands for

What is capitalism?

Blind adherence to any ideology

Such as blind adherence to centrism?

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“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” ~ Winston Churchill
your mumbling vague and inane questions is neither probing nor insightful, Socrates.
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What is capitalism?

Look, no one here is going to use google for you; if you do not understand how to use it try this

Such as blind adherence to centrism?

What part of 'blind adherence to any ideology' do you not understand?

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What part of 'blind adherence to any ideology' do you not understand?

I was just asking that to point out how you're a hypocrite. Or do you distinguish between blind and unblind adherence to ideologies?

It doesn't matter if you do, because there are many ideologies that you blindly adhere to. Like the way you like your opinions more than other people's. That's an extremely egocentric thing to do. And you do it blindly.

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Twit
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I, personally, am against the immoral, unfettered precepts that capitalism stands for

What is capitalism?

"Capitalism and communism stand at opposite poles. Their essential difference is this: The communist, seeing the rich man and his fine home, says: 'No man should have so much.' The capitalist, seeing the same thing, says: 'All men should have so much.'” ~ Author unknown to me by my own negligence.

@thoughtcoder: Too bad that with the fine question, you had to bring up the bamboozle words of such a one which I have in the ignoring list.

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I was just asking that to point out how you're a hypocrite. Or do you distinguish between blind and unblind adherence to ideologies?

It doesn't matter if you do, because there are many ideologies that you blindly adhere to. Like the way you like your opinions more than other people's. That's an extremely egocentric thing to do. And you do it blindly.

I do not know who you are nor do I care - foad (sometimes stated as esad).

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Wow GrimJack, you really like leaving passive-aggressive reps around. If other worldviews pain you so much, you should perhaps consider leaving Internet behind.

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Wow GrimJack, you really like leaving passive-aggressive reps around. If other worldviews pain you so much, you should perhaps consider leaving Internet behind.

I gave you a bad rep and quoted "twit" - I do not consider that passive aggressive, that is me telling you what I think of this comment of yours

I was just asking that to point out how you're a hypocrite. Or do you distinguish between blind and unblind adherence to ideologies?

It doesn't matter if you do, because there are many ideologies that you blindly adhere to. Like the way you like your opinions more than other people's. That's an extremely egocentric thing to do. And you do it blindly.

This quote contains nothing; there was nothing I could say wrt that quote 0000000000000000000111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 <<oops, Morgan just had to add her opinion>>

You make an ad hominem attack, offer a false choice, discount any response, make unsupported accusations followed by another ad hominem attack, followed by another and closed with a final ad hominem attack. A truly grand achievement in public discourse.

I grant you that my reply to your post was not particularly friendly but at least it did not contain any errors in logic or argumentation. I did not want to call you a twit in public so I offered it as a personal note.

I think I am beginning to understand why Dani does not really like political discussions on DW.

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