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What I've Learned From This Election

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Well played, Dr. Grant. Well played, sir.

if you knew how fuging long and hard i worked to come up with a dinosaur wordplay you would respond to my OP out of sheer awe and respect

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if you knew how fuging long and hard i worked to come up with a dinosaur wordplay you would respond to my OP out of sheer awe and respect

I'll give it a triceratops.

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holy damn you may be my new favorite poster

excellent breakdown of my theory... which is full of holes because it wasn't so much a theory as a casual attempt to explain the dynamic i was attempting to reference (lazy ideological stratification that gets socialized and diffused accordingly.) i agree it is far from sound, and if taken as an overall theory of social mechanics would fail completely; but it was meant as a case example in a vacuum.

i also think you switched mindset X and Y... mindset X was intended to represent those who things into "them liberals" whereas the Y is not an actual mindset, but a subset of the stratification projected by mindset X. "Z is not X therefore it must be Y."

contrarians do pose a problem, but only in a world concretely described by the above (which again was not my goal.) but counterpoint anyway: is contrarian behavior in any way affected by socialization? the process of socialization can include many instances of data processing that alters the way one views the world; moreover, contrarianism is relative to the culture context, which may or may not match the original context in which the individual was socialized. there's a shitload of shades of grey.

plato's cave is awesome and epistemology is a total mindfug and the best antidote for sleep in my experience.

The funny thing is, after I typed the paragraph "The end result is that you become a know it all asshole who thinks the rest of the world just doesn't get it because they are preconditioned to believe what they believe because they are blinded by their upbringing or sociological factors and you are clear headed and above that kind of mindfug." (BTW I wasn't talking about you specifically, just in general you always meet that person who thinks they have it all figured out and everyone else is blind or stupid)

Well after I typed it and re-read it I realized, "You know what, I am that asshole". If you look at my posts I brag about being unaffiliated politically as if that gives me superiority over the blind little mice who believe everything their respective party tells them even if it is ridiculous.

Then I thought to myself, "am I the prisoner or the man who was freed?" I didn't have that answer so I decided I will just keep being the know it all asshole that thinks he is superior because I don't belong to any political party. It is more fun and self gratifying that way.

BTW I tend to agree with your original post but being a contrarian myself I decided to see if I could poke holes in it just for fun.

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yeah i'm unaffiliated and i love wielding it over ignorant little partisan minions who should be doing my bidding and will one day. until then they can suck on my free-thinking independent enlightened johnson.

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I concur. In 2016, Democrats will have held the Presidency for 16 of the past 24 years. I can guarantee you at that time they will still be using the same 'victim' arguments. Meanwhile blacks will still have high rates of single parent homes, poor results in education, the highest unemployment rates, and will account for a disproportionate number of violent criminals.

Everyone in the country is taught to have pride in their race except for white people and that has shown this election. Blacks have black history month, then there's efforts to promote Latino heritage and Asian heritage. Then there is the sex factor. Women and gays are taught to pat themselves on the back as well. If you're a white, heterosexual, Christian man, well, you clearly have so much privilege that you should just stay on the sidelines and show some humility... White people are told that having pride is shameful. As a result you see Latinos, blacks, Jews and Asians vote 70-93% for the DNC which caters to them constantly. Meanwhile the GOP receives only 59% of the divided white vote.

Many of the white liberals believe race doesn't matter. It's an admirable view, but it's something out of a fairy tale. Many white liberals are young, they'll reap what they sow. In South Africa there are laws that openly prevent white people from owning stock in certain companies and many companies set policies that prevent hiring white people. In Zimbabwe they continuously repossess land from whites - all for the goal of equality. In America white people are already negatively impacted by affirmative action, hiring quotas, and racial agendas (like hate crime laws which are rarely enforced against anyone but white men) set forth by the government. There's already a precedent for it. Do you think when a majority of our leaders are non-whites that they'll scale back on these racist policies? Unlikely.

Once you validate the status of being a victim it never ends. Ask Germany, to this day they're still paying Jews for their time spent in the Holocaust. I've read articles about Jewish babies during WW2 who can't even remember being affected by the Holocaust who are now receiving reparations from Germany.

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2. What I've learned from this election is that there are not many Americans that are in favor of tightening the federal budget, and lowering debt.

That is not true at all.

The vast majority of Americans are in favor of tightening the federal budget and reducing the national debt.

Just as long as it is someone else's benefits/programs/tax loopholes/pork that are cut/reduced to achieve those goals.

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That's pretty good for a middle-right president.

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nice eagle

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That is not true at all.

The vast majority of Americans are in favor of tightening the federal budget and reducing the national debt.

Just as long as it is someone else's benefits/programs/tax loopholes/pork that are cut/reduced to achieve those goals.

You are probably right, I should have used willing instead of in favor.

Most are not willing to take the lumps.

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