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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 03:25 PM
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25. And you took an issue of theoretical political science and made it about personal failings.
Edited on Fri Jun-10-11 03:27 PM by LoZoccolo
I provided a rather dry reading of different political philosophies, and your post is to the effect of "no, that's not true, it's all about cowardice". I tried to clear up the issue of political distinctions on DU in order to bring about understanding in the community, and you saw fit to accuse those who hold a moderate position of doing so because of some deficiency.

Is it divisive to accuse people who hold a philosophy of doing it for lack of moral rectitude and/or courage, or not?
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  -Here is my analysis of what political moderates believe. LoZoccolo  Jun-10-11 11:07 AM   #0 
  - It's like being a little bit pregnant  Electric Monk   Jun-10-11 11:10 AM   #1 
  - Now no one will reply, because this reply would still be the best one. n/t  LoZoccolo   Jun-10-11 11:16 AM   #2 
  - Moderates are actually the reactionaries in that they don't act  tekisui   Jun-10-11 11:21 AM   #3 
  - People from the John Birch society say that fascists are actually left wing. n/t  LoZoccolo   Jun-10-11 11:27 AM   #4 
  - I don't thnk they would, and I don't think you understand the words you use.  tekisui   Jun-10-11 11:29 AM   #5 
     - It was in this book.  LoZoccolo   Jun-10-11 11:57 AM   #7 
     - And the correct definitions are? n/t  LoZoccolo   Jun-10-11 11:59 AM   #8 
  - Actually, many reactionaries are smart enough to call themselves "moderate."  JackRiddler   Jun-10-11 04:46 PM   #34 
  - Political moderates say they believe what they're paid to believe.  valerief   Jun-10-11 11:33 AM   #6 
  - I think it's the most cowardly political ground a person can stake out.  Forkboy   Jun-10-11 12:57 PM   #9 
  - Now do you understand why I post one-sentence OPs?  LoZoccolo   Jun-10-11 01:23 PM   #10 
     - Message boards probably aren't for you then.  Forkboy   Jun-10-11 01:32 PM   #11 
        - I would say that the anger that I generate is at least partly due to my ability to  LoZoccolo   Jun-10-11 01:35 PM   #12 
           - I don't think that's it.  Forkboy   Jun-10-11 01:47 PM   #17 
              - I don't want to make this thread about personal attacks on me. n/t  LoZoccolo   Jun-10-11 02:16 PM   #23 
                 - Expected copout.  Forkboy   Jun-10-11 02:27 PM   #24 
                    - And you took an issue of theoretical political science and made it about personal failings.  LoZoccolo   Jun-10-11 03:25 PM   #25 
                    - I see the two as intertwined.  Forkboy   Jun-10-11 03:28 PM   #27 
                       - I see radicalism as being intertwined with substance abuse and fascination with automatic weapons.  LoZoccolo   Jun-10-11 03:41 PM   #29 
                          - Flipping the game around only works when there's actual relevance.  Forkboy   Jun-10-11 04:08 PM   #31 
                             - Don't worry, I'm not going to do anything self-destructive like  LoZoccolo   Jun-10-11 04:24 PM   #32 
                                - LOL...you're trying so hard that it's almost kind of cute.  Forkboy   Jun-10-11 04:39 PM   #33 
                    - And yes, you either changed the subject or made a fallacious ad hominem argument. n/t  LoZoccolo   Jun-10-11 03:26 PM   #26 
  - Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice. Thomas Paine  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jun-10-11 01:36 PM   #13 
  - My post says nothing about moderation in principle. n/t  LoZoccolo   Jun-10-11 01:38 PM   #14 
     - "A moderate simply believes..."  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jun-10-11 01:45 PM   #16 
        - Yes, that is my principle.  LoZoccolo   Jun-10-11 02:10 PM   #20 
  - Moderates truly believe in country  kctim   Jun-10-11 01:42 PM   #15 
  - Exactly. The only difference that this poster see between a freeper  bluestate10   Jun-10-11 05:07 PM   #35 
  - huh? What do 'crises' have to do with anything?  hfojvt   Jun-10-11 02:01 PM   #18 
  - Why do you suppose they settled on the terms "radical" and "reactionary"? n/t  LoZoccolo   Jun-10-11 02:08 PM   #19 
  - Moderates create destructive legislation all too often.  xchrom   Jun-10-11 02:14 PM   #21 
  - Do you think that radicals have never done anything destructive? n/t  LoZoccolo   Jun-10-11 02:15 PM   #22 
  - Why are you writing in the third person?  rug   Jun-10-11 03:29 PM   #28 
  - Because I'm talking about theory? n/t  LoZoccolo   Jun-10-11 03:43 PM   #30 
  - A moderate in today's terms is an conservative.  mmonk   Jun-10-11 05:12 PM   #36 
  - Moderates want to split the difference...  Fumesucker   Jun-10-11 05:23 PM   #37 
     - Moderates are babies needing constant affirmation.  Forkboy   Jun-10-11 10:43 PM   #38 
 

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