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    It depends on the candidates, to a point. I would never vote for a democrat. Republican or Libertarian, depending on how awful the DFL candidate is. Although I'm not a big fan of GW, I had to vote for him last election because Kerry would have been a hideous choice.
    I don't wanna!

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    I'm a classical liberal. And I am always right.
    A criticism that can be brought against everything ought not to be brought against anything.

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    I don't.

    I suppose I'd rather have a democrat at this point than a republican, but I don't like either, really.

    I like the libs, but think they're unrealistic about how little the government can interfere with people's lives and still have there be a good quality of life for the majority of people in the world. I also disagree on the flat tax issue-- normal spending and unregulated industry does not make for a fluid class system.

    But I don't like the socialist's attitude that people don't know how to take care of themselves.

    So, I guess a funny mix between socialism and liberitarianism.
    Let's do this thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hereandnow View Post
    See Robert Service's Stalin; A Biography.

    Also see the same Author; Lenin

    See the released Russian Archives for The Purge led by Trotsky and Bukharin.

    The Red Terror in Russia by Sergei Melgunov

    See various copies of the History of the Red Army, it's leaders and missions from formation, war against the white army and execution of peasants and others.

    You would also benefit from a visit to Russia and undertaking some research at any of the several excellent university archives.
    Right... and you imagine I'm not going to read any of that in the near future, because my reading hours are booked for the next few months. Also right about now, I think I'm too busy to visit Russia. Maybe some other time.

    So you've got yourself into quite a predicament. You'll actually have to give me some facts to substantiate what you said. How hard is that? All I've heard up to now is ad-hominem. Reading lists, anyone can reccomend. Let's hear what you think you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madrigal View Post
    Right... and you imagine I'm not going to read any of that in the near future, because my reading hours are booked for the next few months. Also right about now, I think I'm too busy to visit Russia. Maybe some other time.

    So you've got yourself into quite a predicament. You'll actually have to give me some facts to substantiate what you said. How hard is that? All I've heard up to now is ad-hominem. Reading lists, anyone can reccomend. Let's hear what you think you know.
    No it's you who refuse to read the material supplied. If you want to know the truth you'll take the time to look at multiple sources. Otherwise you'll blindly follow just like any other political cattle. If you've read anything other than Lev's own writings you'll have a basic understanding of his history. Really you are no different than Ann Coulter in that you refuse to look at the facts. If you purport to follow someones writings you'd have an interest.
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    you're missing the sub-text hereandnow, that's what madrigal is into. let me clarify - it's about dialectical materialism you see, history is an express train, and if you try to obstruct the march of progress, you'll be crushed by it. Don't blame Trotsky, he didn't kill you, the wheels of history simply drove over you, like a rabbit in the headlights. It's regrettable, but really it's your own fault. Not so much murder as suicide. So get off the tracks and get in the train.

    Shit, did I blow my cover?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Il Morto Qui Parla View Post
    you're missing the sub-text hereandnow, that's what madrigal is into. let me clarify - it's about dialectical materialism you see, history is an express train, and if you try to obstruct the march of progress, you'll be crushed by it. Don't blame Trotsky, he didn't kill you, the wheels of history simply drove over you, like a rabbit in the headlights. It's regrettable, but really it's your own fault. Not so much murder as suicide. So get off the tracks and get in the train.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Il Morto Qui Parla View Post
    So get off the tracks and get in the train.
    Nice metaphor. Trotsky commanded his army from an armored train.

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    I started off with left wing leanings. At a company I worked for I become friends with a guy that has very strong right wing views. I'm probably slightly right wing now.

    I do think Australia should have a flat tax rate with a higher tax free threshold.
    I would also like Australian's to have the choice of whether to vote or not. In Australia you get fined if you don't vote.

    I voted Liberal at the last couple of elections because the other party was really, really incompetant. So much so the media coined the phrase about the winner "He won the unwinnable election".
    (I actually put both major parties at the bottom of my preferences, but at the end of the day your vote is going to end up with which ever major party you get the higher preference to.)

    I probably will vote Labour at the next election, though they themselves are now slightly to the right of center anyway.

    The main reason I'm voting for them is they have a stronger stance on what Australia will do with their uranium.

    Our current leader seems to think getting the world addicted to Nuclear power is the way to go because that will do wonders for the Australian economy. And his completely ignoring Solar Thermal despite one of the world leading experts in the field stating Australia could produce power for 2 Billion people out of two large solar thermal power plants. (American investors have seen fit to give him 40 million bucks to start building a small scale plant in Californa)
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    Oh boy, a PARTY!!! Political parties have the most drugs of ANY party! :P

    As for my political party, I don't think I need to say. However, I'm not a racist...I hate everyone the same.

    Seriously, though, due to my cynical nature, I'm an independent.

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