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pelsar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-11 10:49 AM
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55. the answer
Edited on Sun May-01-11 10:55 AM by pelsar
"I seek to dominate no-one....You, on the other hand feel perfectly justified in dominating another culture simply because you judge it not to have western socialist values.........Even you should be able to see which policy is the more likely to lead to violence and war."

first, the western democratic culture does not "dominate"....even in its non perfect form it allows for the greatest freedom of any other kind of government. Hence i disagree with your description of social democracies.

cultural changes (large scale) will inevitably have violence as there will be those that will resist, so the answer is yes, i accept that for a modern western society violence will probably be part of the cost.

I also believe that ALL dictatorships and their variations are illegal and should be "eliminated" (the how has yet to be determined)

I don't seek to "dominate" i expect to live in a western democracy with civil rights as its base, and am willing to fight to preserve and protect it. The alternative is not to my tastes.

so you would be willing to fight with hamas to preserve their theocratic dictatorship in order to prevent a social democracy from developing (hamas, a theocratic style of govt obviously rejects western democracy concepts)...with their low level of govt sponsored internal violence for multiple generations?
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