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Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by Church2224, Jul 19, 2011.

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  1. Church2224

    Church2224 Guitar Whore

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    The music industry in general is a very left of center group of individuals, which is fine as everyone has their own perspective , but at times I feel I am one of few people whose political views are much more to the right than anything else, which puts me in difficult position at times. I just pondered the idea if there are any other more right wing members like myself.

    Note this thread was NOT started to troll on everyone else nor do I want to see any bashing for anyone's political ideologies no matter what they are. Such things I will report to the mods as disrespect of any kind because of political/religious/any reason towards any one is not tolerated by me. I have been in that position before and let me tell you it is not fun to be called a dumb ass for believing in what you do.
     
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    It's because you're wrong.:squint:




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    Nah, You can believe whatever you want, as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else, I'm fine with it. :yesway:
     
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    Animus SS.org Regular

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    I am libertarian more or less. Very fiscally conservative but more liberal on social issues such as gay marriage, abortion etc., and an atheist at that.

    I paraphrase Winston Churchill "If you are 20 and not a liberal you have no heart. If you are 40 and not conservative you are a dumbass."
     
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    I am incredibly liberal on social issues like sexuality, relationships and personal freedoms, more so than most people I know. Still working out what my views are on the financial situation.
     
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    AySay Banned

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    there are 3
     
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    I'm also among the few right wing members of this site. Not much to really be said about, to be honest. While the site does skew to the left, the grand majority of the members on both sides of the aisle know how to keep their threats veiled in enough ambiguity that no one can really say for certain if they're serious or not. :lol:
     
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    Church2224 Guitar Whore

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    Guitarman I lol'd hard to the point my dog came running and jumped on top of me.

    I will be 20 2 weeks form today, so I guess I have no heart haha. But as far as my political beliefs go anything regarding financial issues to gun control, death penalty, abortion, military, government regulations, economic regulations, capitalism vs socialism vs communism, taxes, ect. ect. ect, I might make Rush Limbaugh look like a liberal lol.

    Some social aspects I am more liberal about. I have no problems with gay marriage, but then again I think no one should get married as, in my opinion of course, the legality of marriage in the USA needs to be reworked for different reasons. I would hate the fact that if I married some woman, she cheated on me, broke my heart, left me and took half of my stuff and even my kids, she could do that. But I digress.

    I am also very much for the legalization of marijuana in the U.S., but then again, most people I know no matter their political beliefs are.

    As far as religion goes I used to be a very die hard Christian but as my life goes on I am finding myself more of a deist. I believe in a God, but I think that he does not do much in our lives or control any of it.

    This is just my take on a few things is all, just me.
     
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    Actually, I believe if your wife cheated on you that would be grounds against alimony. Though child support would still be on the table, but you could probably even get custody on those grounds.
     
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    Thep Blast & Sweep

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    Spot on, bro. Describes my thoughts perfectly.

    I'll take this moment to say that I fucking cannot stand Mark Levin and Laura Ingraham. I initially thought it was not possible to find a more annoying person than somebody like Bill O'Rielly, but those two are idiots.
     
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    renzoip I Am the Table

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    I find it interesting that you are having a hard time finding conservative musicians. I have found a lot of them. Specially in the metal scene, specially in the US, specially here in south FL. But then again, I'm super leftist.

    Back to the point, I recommend talking to Orb and Customisbetter, they are very solid right wingers.
     
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    I think it depends on the state, I know there are cases in Virginia where even if your wife cheats on you and files for divorce, she can still get half of everything the two of you own, the children and alimony. DO not quote me on that though, but I have friends who never got a divorce, at least yet, because of reasons like that and/ or similar situations.
     
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    I've been repeatedly classified as a right leaning moderate. I'll round it off to conservative though. :)

    Another popular member that i usually agree with is Orb.
     
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    Anytime I try and chart where I am at I usually a pretty solid moderate with "liberal" leaning on moral / social issues.

    Apparently, believing that people should be able to do what they want as long as they don't hurt anyone makes one a liberal; I suppose there's the rub, as in how to define "hurting anyone else."

    However, I can't stand the most vocal proponents of either side. The whole point to Democracy as I see it is to be moderate, to come to common ground somewhere in the middle. Its the only way I see that we can actually hold to the tenants of the Declaration of Independence and the Consitution.
     
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    chronocide Total Grind Hell

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    It can't be hard to find musicians who're rightist (in real terms) in America, you're nation's "leftist" politicians are right wing!

    On most of the UK centric music forums I use there's a pretty even spread, politically - though people sitting even so right as the Conservatives (left of your Democrats) quite often get a good dose of ridicule.

    I guess overall metal (and any "subversive" genre) tends to have a leaning to social libertarianism and fiscal authoritarianism. Or so it seems to me. Which is obviously the correct way ;) Let people do what the like as long as they're not hurting people and look after the poor, downtrodden and disadvantaged.
     
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    Everyone should go take this test..... The Political Compass

    It's awesome and you can compare yourself to historical figures and current politicians. You might be surprised of what you think you are and what you really are.

    It was a big hit over GearFreq.com a forum I mod at---which specializes in musicians/music professionals who talk politics etc. Come join us. A wide spectrum of peeps there from uber left to right and it get's heated at times.
     
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    I think you are right about the state by state basis. Bullshit nonetheless. IF someone cheats on you they should get nothing.
     
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    My personal politics tend to lean to the Right but especially when compared with many of the people on this forum. OP, hit me up with a PM if you want to talk shop any time. Same goes for you Liberals too, though I've only debated with one other member privately and that was JBroll, no one else from the other view points has had the balls (or the time) to have a PM debate with me about anything. :lol:

    And yeah, me Xaios and Customisbetter are usually in semi if not outright agreement on a lot of things. There's a couple more as well, like Aslsmm and some others too that lean more conservative/right than other folks on here.

    It's all relative though. On here, I might as well be Newt Gingrich, on Calguns and other forums, I might as well be Jon Stewart. Just depends on the company with which to contrast my ideologies with others'.
     
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    Already been done on here, didn't get that heated though, was more like a bunch of folks posting their scores and that's that.

    And surprise! Most of the people who posted it, were from the Left of center if not extreme Left.

    EDIT: Left of the *scale* or graph, not my opinion or the world's definition of Left, etc...
     
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    chronocide Total Grind Hell

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    Yeah I've done it before so can copy and past the results, which put me firmly in the bottom left corner.

    Economic Left/Right: -9.50
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.44


    As black as white as that? I couldn't disagree more. Relationships are complicated.
     
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    Church2224 Guitar Whore

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    Political Compass Printable Graph

    This is what I got.

    Economic Left/Right: 7.75
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 3.03


    Sorry for big letters I copied and paste it lol.
     
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