Use this handy parable to understand politics

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  1. midcan5
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    midcan5 liberal / progressive

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    Conservatism in a Nutshell

    A man is lost in the woods and it starts snowing, off in the distance he sees a cabin. Slowly he makes his way only to find a locked gate, he rings the bell and a voice asks what he wants. He tells the voice his plight and is told by the voice that there is a church down the road and that they will pray for him.

    Libertarianism in a Nutshell

    The snow continues and growing more tired and cold, the man sees another cabin, struggling he barely makes it, he knocks and finally opens the door to warm himself. There is a full kettle of hot soup, he helps himself. Soon out of a back room comes a man, he scolds the man and tells him to leave as this is private property. The man stumbles out the door.

    Liberalism in a Nutshell

    Nearly exhausted the man sees a third cabin. Slowly he makes his way, opens the door and warms himself. There is soup in a kettle and he helps himself. From a back room a woman enters, she sits down next to him and they talk. He sleeps the night on the floor and the next morning goes on his way.



    (with apologies to Jeremy Waldron)
     
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    Please explain Catholic Charities and other 'conservative groups' then.
     
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    Pure unadulterated bullshit. Conservatives would help the man but not make him dependent on that help. In that case they would either drive him to a shelter or maybe offer him a place to sleep for ONE night.

    Libertarians would claim the man was free to build his own cabin.

    Liberals? Who the hell knows? what color was the man? If he were white and well dressed you can bet liberals would turn him away as well.
     
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    A conservative is a liberal who has never been arrested. A liberal is a conservative who has never been robbed.

    That's my nutshell. :razz:
     
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    Kinda funny...

    Except the Liberal would send the guy to a new cabin, where the owned has two kettles of soup and can more afford to "share" his good fortune, rather than hers....
     
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    Damn that's good bait you're using midcan - in with the tide and snapping :D :clap2:
     
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    Liberalism in a Nutshell

    Nearly exhausted the man sees a third cabin. A gruff government employee answers the door. The shelter is crowded, because the cost of living is so high. After waiting in line for a couple of hours, he gets a bowl of watery gruel and a filthy cot to sleep on. The government employee then goes out and sticks a gun in the face of the neighbor next door, to pay for the shelter's expenses.

    The next day, the destitute man walks by a shuttered up private charity, which can no longer remain open because all the town's donors had their surplus funds stolen at gunpoint.
     
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    :rofl:

    I do get a kick out the replies. They have been throwing stones at 'liberal' for 20 years or more but sure don't appreciate reciprocity.
     
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    Sure, but the same is true in reverse.
     
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    That is true, of course, but maybe then we'll have a level playing field and saying you are a ??? will evoke laughs from all sides.
     

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