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    Political systems are merely the executive branch of economics. Therefore, it is the powerful who determine the political zeitgeist. Think differently all you wish, but this is unwise. The key is to flesh out a secret niche within the shadows of the political hegemony with conditions under which you and your community can flourish. Politics never changes; the powerful enact efficacies designed to distance the masses from their power and maintain it for themselves. It is for this reason that political theory is defunct, irrelevant, and largely pointless.

    True prosperity has always occured despite the political machinations of the day, and always will.
    "If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chunes View Post
    Political systems are merely the executive branch of economics. Therefore, it is the powerful who determine the political zeitgeist. Think differently all you wish, but this is unwise. The key is to flesh out a secret niche within the shadows of the political hegemony with conditions under which you and your community can flourish. Politics never changes; the powerful enact efficacies designed to distance the masses from their power and maintain it for themselves. It is for this reason that political theory is defunct, irrelevant, and largely pointless.

    True prosperity has always occured despite the political machinations of the day, and always will.
    In a capatilist system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TickTock View Post
    In a capatilist system.
    Not really. It's kinda the central tenet of Marxist political thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruthie View Post
    Not really. It's kinda the central tenet of Marxist political thought.
    Marxist thought and socialism is the counter to capitalism I.E. They are two sides of the same coin. A political system is what you term it to be.
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    Your true political self:

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    I resent them saying "true political self" directed at me.
    You can call me Charles.

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    The world changed in 1989 when the Berlin Wall fell.

    350 million people moved from tyranny to freedom without a shot being fired.

    The threat of nuclear annihilation was removed.

    And China took the capitalist road and India followed suit.

    So with the fall of the Berlin Wall, for me, politics came to an end.

    And rather than cultivating the arts of politics, I cultivate the arts of peace.

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    Capitalist libertarian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyx View Post
    Have you done much reading on Anarchism/ do you support a one specific school of thought?

    I have a few books from various schools of thought , but one thing I have noticed is a unifying factor between these schools is their supporter's predilection for massive amounts of facial hair.

    That is accurate. Hair is a major weapon in the fight against those evil statists.

    My non-belief, non-binding, evolving views are a hodgepodge of various political, social and economic philosophies and it would take an act of bill hicks or ra wilson to get it all on screen, or paper, or birch bark.
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    This seems to be pretty accurate for me.

    DBILW - Internationalist
    this is one of the political personality types of the PPQ

    Description

    This personality is a democracy without borders point of view that promotes human rights and seeks a just and progressive world order.

    Dimensions
    This personality type combines these five perspectives:
    democrat, big state, individualist, idealist, wide focus.

    Likes and dislikes
    Likes

    * sensitivity to inequalities of power and influence
    * prefers negotiation to use of force.
    * government support for people or industries who experience misfortune
    * looking to scriptures, rights, or treaties.
    * society is in need of a "paradigm shift."

    Dislikes

    * overt patriotism
    * working from overly abstract models.
    * addressing the symptoms rather than the "root causes."


    Philosophy: Liberal Democrat
    Alternate Nicknames: (suggest a different nickname for this type)
    I'm a little teapot, short and stout. Here is my handle and here is my spout. Every time I steam up, I give a shout. Just tip me over and pour me out.

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