I didn't say it was Un-American to criticize people. But to label them things that you know will spark fear into people is dishonest and bigoted is ignorant. You don't have to label something in order to critique it. You just choose to do so, which is your right. But to the rest of us it seems desperate and insincere.
Blasting ideologies for the sole purpose of doing so without any facts or specifics to make things better is nothing but hot air. I get sick of people who think everything is a bad idea but have no well thought out alternative. So you think programs that only benefit women, or "Feminism" as you so place it, are wrong. Fine. What would you do instead to ensure that these people don't lose any of the rights granted to them by the law? Don't just tell me that everything would be better if we got rid of it, like we're supposed to just trust what you say.
Seriously, do you know how to debate?
In this country it has everything to do with it. Deliberate or not, you have an ideal of how this country should run and your rhetoric speaks to the soul of it. If you didn't care, then you wouldn't be here now arguing with me (or anyone else) about it. The problem is, some people's views on our nation have little to no regard to anyone else besides people who look or think like themselves.
Seriously, stop guessing. The answer is pretty easy, but you'll never get it if your thoughts are too partisan.
You specifically said you wanted to be ruled by NOBODY. Those were your exact words.
So who enforces them? You think citizens with no established roles have the ability to govern themselves? You so trustworthy of your fellow man that you'd think everyone would have everyone else's best interest in mind? Hell, that doesn't even happen now in our current society. Don't kid yourself.
Don't kill, don't steal, don't lie. Sounds like "religion" to me. Sorry, Theocracy is for the dogs. You do realize most of the wars in this world are fueled because of people's overly zealous religious & moral beliefs? What makes a Christian's morals any better than a Buddhist's? And again, who enforces these rules if someone breaks them? In your Utopian world, if someone killed, stole or lied, what would be their just punishment and how would it be determined? Since you think a vote by majority is wrong, it doesn't leave many options left now does it?
This is what's so inherently dishonest with your ideologies. Even though our nation is run by a Democracy, not ever decision made follows that precise script. Certain things are decided upon and signed into law even without majority rule. Hell, our President can veto anything he deems inappropriate as legislation regardless if everyone in the House & Senate agreed.
Yeah, that's smart. Like that's actually going to do anything.
You can't convince an entire nation of people to not go to the polls on Election Day. On top of this, what makes you think our government wouldn't be able to function or provide a process to elect officials if by the one out of a quadrillionth chance a complete nationwide revolt on Election Day happen and nobody voted?
Dream on, dreamer...
So again, if it's so evil then what is your alternative? We obviously know a lawless society where everyone is supposed to behave accordingly with some mysterious set of morals that everyone magically adheres to will never work.
You have to assume that your own arguments have no fault or room for question. And clearly, your ideologies are not so set in stone that they cannot be taken apart and exposed for the farces that they are. Just how arrogant are you to think you are exonerated from providing statistics to back up your claims, dude? That shit doesn't work here, especially
if you want anyone to take you seriously.
You're such a lightweight. Overly generalized topics with no substance.
Yes there were bailouts, much to the chagrin of many people here (including myself). But did all of these things only benefit the rich and have absolutely no effect for citizens in our country? You act as if the corporations can fail freely with no consequences. But what about the number of jobs that are cut when big corporations fall? How do these newly unemployed people go about getting another job, especially the workers who have only been trained to do one task and have been doing so for several years? Keep in mind, you hate all entitlement programs so I'm sure Welfare, Unemployment, Food Stamps and all those other "evil programs" so I'm sure these millions of now unemployed people wouldn't be able to rely on them while they tried to regroup. Eventually they run out of money. They can't even take care of their basic necessities such as food and shelter. What do these people do now? Got an answer for this? Seriously, you talk about the bailouts. Did you REALLY pay attention to everything
that was going on, or are you just spouting out more narrow minded ideological nonsense because you think it's "hard logic"?
Plenty of signs show that our economy is actually starting to heal a little bit after our government issued out these financial bailouts. We still have a long way to go, but without government intervention on certain levels we would be worse off than ever.
Apparently you have no idea how Social Security works. Either that, or you never had a job. The elderly consists of people who at one time were employed and worked everyday just like you and I. I'm not sure if you noticed this, but every time you receive a paycheck money is automatically deducted by the government for this program and many others. THIS is not voluntary... unless you want to get paid under the table, EVERYONE is required to do this. Based on what they pay into the system (as well as any other money they contribute towards it), they are ENTITLED to a certain amount of money a month after they retire until their benefits run out. Don't give me this ideological bullshit, son. Unless you want to do the stupid thing and insist that we do away with Social Security (which would be political suicide), don't even go here.
You see it as extortion. I see it as necessary. Because despite your "kum-by-ya" style rhetoric where everyone lives under the same rules of morality and are trustworthy enough to do what's right without any regulation, anyone with a brain knows this will NEVER happen. Greed is as real as the air we breathe
. While some people would join hands with you, there will always be people who will try and bend the system and not contribute their full share. It happens now within every political, social and financial system in existence. What makes you think yours will be different?
Well, truth be told the mass majority of your posts are a waste of space. But for some reason I still deem it necessary to respond. I mean, you did try to "piss me off" when you mentioned that the AIDS crisis was a hoax. And if you're just trying to get under people's skin, I can be just as coy about it.
And sadly, none of your ideas would solve ANY problems. Too bad you don't see it.