All in perspective

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Bern80, May 5, 2004.

  1. Bern80
    Offline

    Bern80 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2004
    Messages:
    8,094
    Thanks Received:
    720
    Trophy Points:
    138
    Ratings:
    +726
    I have a degree in political science, have always been interested in politics, most of my friends were political people. Since I have graduated and gotten a psuedo-job, (working on a non-psuedo-job) I have noticed I have been liveing in a bubble.

    I have come across a few general classes of people when it comes to politics.

    1)The Involved: People who care and talk about issues no matter what ideology. (that's most of us here)

    2) The Indifferent: the people that don't care about anything one way or the other

    3) The Defensive: the people you can't debate about anything for no other reason then they are afraid of confrontation. This is the group I have the biggest problem with. This group isn't big into politics, but do have a couple stances, however they don't debate because they view any disagreement as a personal attack and don't want to offend.

    4)The Sheep: Those that say they have a position, but haven't thought about it much and can't defend it. My observation has been that they seem to just think what is cool at the time.


    These are just observations from life experiences, feel free to comment.
     
  2. MtnBiker
    Offline

    MtnBiker Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2003
    Messages:
    4,327
    Thanks Received:
    230
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Rocky Mountains
    Ratings:
    +230
    Are the number 4 category people Kerry voters? :D
     
  3. Bern80
    Offline

    Bern80 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2004
    Messages:
    8,094
    Thanks Received:
    720
    Trophy Points:
    138
    Ratings:
    +726
    Kinda, especially considering what Kerry's tax plan would do to the economy. Just got done with Micro and Macro, and based on that if Kerry gets elected the future doesn't look good.

    It should be noted however that either side can be equally guilty of this.
     
  4. Gop guy
    Offline

    Gop guy Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2004
    Messages:
    927
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    West Reading PA
    Ratings:
    +0
    You know it!
     
  5. Bern80
    Offline

    Bern80 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2004
    Messages:
    8,094
    Thanks Received:
    720
    Trophy Points:
    138
    Ratings:
    +726
    I would argue that a lot of Kerry voters are in my 3rd group as well. One of the woman i work with just at random says "I hate Bush, he's a warmonger," and didn't even attempt to defend her statement.
     

Share This Page