tcp_ML500 - 6/29/2004 1:00 PM
1. You would help your cause if you could illustrate, with facts and not beliefs. 1.1 How is the evil you know better than the evil you do not know.
2. When you rethorically say "are we not better off with Bush", you are implying that we are, and you have yet to show proof that we are. What in Kerry's record shows that you are stating the obvious? I'm posing this question candidly, I know nothing of this candidate, just that he deserves to be heard and his record exposed before anyone forms an opinion.
3. Ah, the "greater mistake, with far more serious repercussions!". Which is that, could you add any substance to that statement? Say, describe the lesser mistake and the repercussions it has had, what the greater mistake consists of, not how it materializes but how is it so clear that it is a greater mistake, and how the inevitable (I may incorrectly infer inevitability from your strong statement) and far more serious repercussions will follow.
4. It appears to most people are defending one side or the other solely based on beliefs, affiliations, not facts or records. 4.1 This is very easy to do, but if your job is to convince the undecided, you'll have to do better when addressing someone with a brain.
5. I won't vote for either candidates. I believe that both sides, all sides, have interesting things to contribute, and that both sides have honest people as weel as ill intentioned people in their ranks. The two party system is such that the people never win, or if they do, only for as long as the other group is not in power. Only one tendency is represented at any one time, or else, antagonism between the legislative and executive branches is counter productive when the two are not of the same party or majority.
6. I wish the system would just explode and show tendencies, not absolutes. No one has the monopoly on moral absolutes, GW may be a man of faith, but I'm sick and tired of him having us believe that he is the hand of God and only decides to war after having fervently prayed.
7. If there were more parties, it would force the elected voices to create coalitions, hence taking into account issues that are more representative of a larger portion of the population.
8. Aren't we a mosaic of people that cannot be easily categorized into good and bad, reps and dems, or along any other delineations. Are we that simple, or are we complex beings with multiple and diverse needs. Party lines can't be divided along broad issues like pro-life VS pro-choice, more taxes VS less taxes, etc... People of good will and of various intelligence CAN and SHOULD disagree. Our experiences make us who we are, and the immediate needs of the inner-city kids are not the same as those of the plush suburban cities, whereas their goals may be identical.
9. We have seen debate among GOP members lately, especially about the war, the information or disinformation that lead to engage into war. Idiots regret that state of affairs, instead of rejoycing at the sight of democracy in action. I make no comment about the foundation on which either GOP faction operates in that instance, just that debate is always the engine of progress in human affairs.
10. I would think that your signature would tend to make you receptive to that line of thinking, group dynamics are generally not bringing the best in human affairs, and each side generally believes that the other large group is the stupid one.
1. What cause? I was simply trolling for more mindless spew from you (and your two or three fellow spewnatics) to, once again, entertain and amaze the rest of us with your Alphageek Wannabe Complex. You most definitely surpassed yourself on this one. Dude, its like a novel man.
1.1 OK, I'll play for a minute...How is the evil you do not know better than the evil you do know?
2. Again, what the? Implying, what? I was actually asking a question. See, this is what happens when Alphageek Wannabe Complex takes over, you are so bent on "proving" that you "know" (coughing) something, that you react with emotion verses responding with intellect. Typical Poly-Sci anti-mentality.
3. The lesser mistake...Oh, you picked up on that, hmmm. However, you missed the equal to or lesser than mistake, and the equal to or greater than mistake.
4. Huh[?] OK, look at it this way though...to a great number of people, their belief IS fact. I think one of the Alphageek Wannabe Complex Consortium may have used this same example. To people before Columbus, it was a "fact" that the world was "flat". To an Islamic extremist, it is a fact that carrying a bomb strapped to your body to kill the great infidels of the world (Americans) will land you directly in paradise with 72 virgins, however, to others it is only "their belief".
4.1 My job to convince the undecided...What??? Actually my job has nothing to do with voters or the undecided. Although, most all my customers vote, and some of them are certainly undecided about a few things.
5. I actually agree with you here...bonus~!
6. Please explain how GW can "have you believe" anything, I thought we were all big people with the ability to reason and make our own choices, especially youse guys with da big brains dere guy.
7. Eureka...another one we agree on!
9. You are on a roll!
10. Well, fact is (I believe) group dynamics are pretty much what the separate parties are all about, just unfortunate that, right now, it appears there are only two real parties. Hopefully that will change in the future, cause it sure won't change in the past, and that my friend, is a FACT!