Which would beat a quicker path to obliteration?

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    Which would beat a quicker path to obliteration, implementation of extreme right-wing ideology or the implementation of extreme left-wing ideology? And why?


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    Epic FAIL!

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    And how.

    At least you can admit it. :D
     
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    I actually thought it would be an interesting topic when I came up with it.


    They can't all be winners. *shrug*
     
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    Actually, it probably will once one person buckles down and gives a serious answer. Which won't be me, despite the fact that it IS a good question.
     
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    Perhaps it helps to think of it in the context of the extremists among us. Which would be worse, if Pubes got to set policy or if Turdsplatters got to? :eusa_think:
     
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    Horse apiece. Either would be dead within 30 seconds.
     
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    What is the extreme right ideology and what is the extreme left ideology.

    If we are talking about the extreme religious right...that ideology has already been attempted here in the United States, we have simply moved away from it. It not only did not lead to obliteration but instead lead to superpowerdom (is that a word? Spellcheck says no).

    If the extreme left ideology is communism, that has been tried as well in the Soviet Union, where it failed (thru no fault of pure communism, as the soviet communism was twisted into dictatorship), but did not lead to obliteration either.
     
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    Depends on external factors.

    In the face of an economic collapse or a natural disaster, Conservative policies would lead to a collapse in about 30 minutes, give or take 30 minutes. Everyone loves to talk personal responsibility and self sufficiency until a class 5 kill storm is barrelling down on your burg, and then folks want action. It plays out the same way when the economy collapses... which happens in a cyclic fashion without regulation.

    In a peaceful environment, the more liberal policies fail. No one wants big government around when things are going well.
     
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    It would be a tie.
     

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