More and more, I'm beginning to believe that a Right Wing mindset is a mental defect

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Gabfly1, Jun 7, 2010.

Do you believe that a Right Wing mindset is a mental defect?

  1. Yes

    17 vote(s)
  2. No

    38 vote(s)
  1. You mean you would have censored the evidence in order to bolster your position? Interesting revelation of values there.

    It's also interesting logic to conclude that group-think and hate is wrong...and that the solution is therefore more group-think and hate, just directed at a different target. Lol.
    #21     Jun 8, 2010
  2. Censor? To choose not to refer to someone is equivalent to censoring? Fascinating.

    No, I simply did not realize his views had partisan underpinnings. I genuinely believed he was presenting factual and balanced evidence. I was not cognizant of his political leanings. However, now that we all know he is an outspoken Libertarian, it comes as no surprise that he should seek out reasons to render the other two political views, Liberal and Conservative, as pathological. Stated differently, the source is bent. I just didn't know it.
    #22     Jun 8, 2010
  3. Lucrum


    Translation: Gabby admits he only only reads and posts what conforms to his preconceived notions. But he's going to try and justify anyway.

    I can't help but notice your latest poll isn't going your way - again.
    #23     Jun 8, 2010
  4. I didn't expect it to "go my way," seeing as how ET has been permeated by the Right. It is comforting, however, that those who agree are at least in the double digits.
    #24     Jun 8, 2010
  5. What advantage would that be? Who was I supporting?
    #25     Jun 8, 2010
  6. I don't wish to retract anything. People can disagree and still think positively about each other, so long as one isn't harming the other. I just think you'd be a lot more effective (and happier as a person) if you saw the world from a little more balanced viewpoint. But your choice, of course.
    #26     Jun 8, 2010
  7. To be candid, my political views were considerably more balanced before W muscled into power. Then things changed. Action - reaction. I'm not suggesting that I'm the better for it, but there it is. Not that I was ever a fan of the Right, but that side degenerated as a group by leaps and bounds since W came into office.
    #27     Jun 8, 2010
  8. Gabby, you have to admit how that's a bit analagous to saying that you hate the left because of soviet russia and stalin...

    #28     Jun 8, 2010
  9. Interesting analogy. I am very much against communism and always have been. I do not consider myself Far Left, but I do consider myself left of center. Those who view me as being Far Left are too Far Right to have perspective. Aside from the ideological underpinnings of the Right, which I generally view as stunted, political thuggery became more pronounced and acceptable during the Bush years and continues to be practiced in earnest much more by the Right.
    #29     Jun 8, 2010
  10. Well, it's all relative. After all you are a Canadian in Canada. Canada is, in most way, much further left than the USA. In Canada, you are "left of center". You can like it or not but there's not denying it's factual- You are pretty far left by American standards. Let's face it, what really seperates you from being a socialist? Probably not a whole lot, right??? Well, in the USA someone who is basically a socialist is "far left" of center. Not quite as much in Ontario, Quebec, or Manitoba...

    #30     Jun 8, 2010