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Since when are our citizens responsible for stuff like that? We can only vote and hope the government does the right thing (which it has never done, and it ain't like any other country has clean hands here either).
I've always wondered how our government would react if we fell into a general civil war, and other countries supplied/supported "the rebels" like the U.S. does when they're interfering in another country's political quagmire.
It's all bullsh*t.
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It's unclear to me what an economic model (socialism) has to do with being a pervert.
For me the larger issue is that mankind thinks himself more clever than reality demonstrates. Many of us have convinced ourselves that we're much too sophisticated, urbane, and nuanced to focus on core values such as honesty and self-control.
Our society holds that sex is of no consequence, that lying is urbane and sophisticated, and that virtue is old fashioned and important only to the most ignorant among us. That problem is systemic and has nothing to do with a particular economic model.
To express amazement at the end result is utter foolishness.
Our world is a mess that we've made.
It is only very recent societal convention that says this is wrong
This is true.
I don't object to 14yr olds and 25yr olds having sex from the standpoint that it's intrinsically wrong, but rather because our society keeps people in a child-like state much longer than our anscestors allowed. Our society doesn't have people taking on adult responsibilities until they're in their mid 20's.
If people were trained at an early age to fend for themselves, set up a home, and raise kids - and trained to be ready for that life by the time they hit puberty that would be an entirely different context. Unfortunately, a downside to our affluence is that you can have young family members to contribute nothing to the household until they finally leave it and are therefore unprepared for the real world.
It's a dangerous and costly paradox to have sexually mature people who aren't adults yet.
Hence our current mess.
Given our current system people shouldn't be reaching puberty until they are 25yrs. old.
It is the socialists that bring in the evils of the world under the guise of Freedom.
Look at all the Freedoms you had in the Soviet Union.
And it is odd that nearly every Nazi Party had the word Freedom in it's name.
Freedom is a 'Catch-All' for deploying subversive and evil ideas by the slow boiling of a frog.
The 'Freedom' to move freely in Europe so that people and goods are not resticted.
The 'Freedom' to have one currency in Europe so as to make Trade easier.
The 'Freedom' to have a single set of laws so it is easier to obey them.
Then comes a fully federal superstate, feudalism, then serfdom under a ruling cabal that is the new world order.
The whole Euro Crisis was engineered to allow for non-democratic positioning of key politicians that will then transfer debts from the private to the public so as to tax us into defeat.
Just look around and you can see the evil that Socialism does.
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There should be a new forum for discussions like this. Where people can go on and on about their political beliefs or whatnot. What would they call it though......I know.....let's create a new forum and call it "The Soapbox". Brilliant!
I will go post something in the Site Suggestions forum right now...
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