Partishanship.... why?

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  1. ☭proletarian☭
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    What does the whole
    thing achieve? Seriously, I see no shortage of partisan bickering, but there's a serious dearth of meaningful discussion about the policies themselves or underlying principles. Does the phrase 'useful idiots' mean anything to you?
     
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    amrchaos Pentheus torn apart

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    Hey buddy--you are on the wrong website if you are looking for serious and meaningful discussions on policies and principles.
     
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    It's all about the "my (fill in the blank) is better than your (fill in the blank)".
     
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    To too many, rational thought takes a back seat to emotions.

    It is, of course, much easier to shout, abuse, and howl than to attempt to relate, to explain.

    Lenin, April Theses (1917)


    Useful idiots, indeed. Thus the paramount importance of the constant instruction of critical thought starting at an early age.

    Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.

    Vladimir Lenin
     
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    Pack mentality and the undeniably true fact that "I cannot be wrong"

    :D

    Religious types are worst at this because of their need to feel persecuted.
     
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    I just felt like "part of the pack" since RGS called me a retard yesterday. It's like a badge of honor around here or something.


    *sniff*




    But yeah, it's pretty hysterical reading some of these people's posts, when all else fails, talk like a 13 year old at recess.
     
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    :(

    well... that's a downer
     
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    How many are actually 13 yr olds?
     
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    Not to me. Aim for excellence and you'll hit good quite often.
     
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    I take the whole "let's elevate the level of debate" line seriously when it's made by someone that makes a habit out of trying to make intelligent posts and not spend a bulk of their time insulting posters.
     
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