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Quote:Chris: It has felt like all of you are completely disgusted with the US and our political and economic systems, but from the last few posts that just might not be the case. We can discuss this further.There are certainly things to be disgusted about. Just speaking for myself, just because I have some of criticism of American capitalism, it doesn't mean I want to get rid of it or make a wholesale shift to a Socialist government. I like capitalism and I want to keep it. But I also see that it has it's problems and it's flaws. I don't understand why these discussions so frequently (and predictably) turn into arguments about absolute capitalism Vs absolute socialism.Quote:Chris: To be honest I get completely worked up reading Dissident's posts. I couldn't disagree with him more, and then when 6 BookTalk members chime in along the same lines, well things are bound to get heated.Getting all worked up is probably part of the problem in some of these discussions. Seems to me that you and Celt and Edward were the ones reacting hastily and with hostility toward Dissident's original criticism of Edward's signature post. Thus far, I don't think any of you have proven him wrong either.
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I'm a Neocon. Naturally, no label is a 100% accurate, and I certainly don't agree with everything commonly attributed to Neocons.Quote:Historically, neoconservatives supported a militant anticommunism, tolerated more social welfare spending than was sometimes acceptable to libertarians and mainstream conservatives, supported civil equality for blacks and other minorities, and sympathized with a non-traditional foreign policy agenda that was less deferential to traditional conceptions of diplomacy and international law and less inclined to compromise principles even if that meant unilateral action. Indeed, domestic policy does not define neoconservatism
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"It is like writing history with lightning...and yet it is all so true." Woodrow Wilson on Birth of a Nation.Quote:MadArchitect: Do you mean "neo-Cons", GDR? Unless there's another movement I don't know about -- which is entirely possible -- I think it's short of "neo-Conservatives", referring to some recent variation in Republican/Conservative attitudes.I suppose I could read what Wiki has to say about Neo-confederate. I'm not talking about the Neo-cons, although they might not be that far apart. I saw a show about southern racism, and it covered lots of stuff that most of us might be familiar with. But it also talked about this movement that they called the "Neo-confederate" movement. It started about the same time as the KKK, or it might be the same thing, I'm not sure. I bring it up in context of what this thread has become about, because although the Confederate South did not succeed in seceding, the white racists still maintained control and power. That power was used to control what was written about the history of the Civil War. They also put up historical markers that deceptively glorified the Confederacy, while dismissing the ongoing crimes being committed on southern blacks. It all makes me wonder how much we can trust the history we read about the Civil War. Especially about things like the cotton gin and slavery. I think the southern slave owners would have been happy to keep their slaves (their property) no matter what industrial progress is being made. Edited by: GOD defiles Reason at: 5/2/06 9:52 am
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Hmm, interesting. I didn't know about neo-Confederates. I'll have to look into that one a little more.
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