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Politics
Left Wing Democratic Porch
An SI Board Since January 2017
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Emcee:  Horgad Type:  Moderated
Summary

This is a thread for those with Left leaning political and ethical beliefs. Participants should also believe that political representatives should be judged mainly by their actions and outcomes and should not be easily swayed by speeches, promises, and party affiliation.

Definition

“Left-wing politics supports social equality and egalitarianism, often in opposition to social hierarchy. It typically involves a concern for those in society whom its adherents perceive as disadvantaged relative to others as well as a belief that there are unjustified inequalities that need to be reduced or abolished.”

Things To Keep In Mind
  • Left wing policies cost money. Money or more accurately wealth is not infinite. Typically, some will lose and some will win when a left leaning policy is implemented.
  • There are many different possible ways to reduce wealth inequality. Not all of those ideas are equally viable.
  • Many candidates propose Left leaning policies which is great, but which(if any) truly is purposing a viable policy, has a plan to pay for it, has the ability to get it done, is sincere, etc.
  • Wealth inequality is a world-wide issue. Most in the US (even the poor) are rich when compared to the world’s poorest. Feel free to discuss, but try and stay focused on how we can do better here.
About Thread Moderation

If you hold mainly Right leaning political beliefs OR you believe that the Democratic party has been doing a “fine job” at championing the disadvantaged OR you believe in settling for "the lesser of two evils", this thread is likely not for you. Feel free to follow along, but please do not post here.

I understand that moderating in this way is heavy handed and against the spirit of free speech, but I believe that it is necessary in order for the thread to stay focused on debating Left Wing topics and representatives without being distracted by debates over Right leaning policies and representatives.

Lastly, I know that it can be hard to disconnect emotionally from a topic this important, but please try and stick to reason, facts, references, and data when attempting to make a point or defend an opinion. Personal attacks (even between left wingers) will result in a temporary, cool down, bans and repeat offenders will be treated harshly.
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1728geopolitica.ru This is how true democracies deal with fraud. Not the case in USReal Man1November 1
1727Gotcha, I was thinking in terms of capability/effectiveness and you were talkingHorgad-November 1
1726The sexism has been long reversed, at least for the lower positions, as women anReal Man-November 1
1725I agree you have to be an Alpha (or at least act like one) to have a any chance Horgad-November 1
1724As a trader and money manager, I was initially taken back by Warren. As a transcRarebird-November 1
1723Yeah, a woman is no match for an Alfa that Trump is. Black dudes and chicks justReal Man-November 1
1722agreed!Broken_Clock-September 3
1721I like Tulsi Gabbard and Marianne Williamson. The rest of the front running DemoRarebird-September 3
1720Epstein, the key to unraveling a group of rich, powerful, elitist, above the lawHorgad1August 12
1719Food (soybeans) for thought. market-ticker.org "China: Screw 'em"bjzimmy1August 8
1718Harris is a low life, a pig of the highest order, who abuses the little guy and Rarebird1August 6
1717Well I will study the candidates. Bernie Sanders is running again surprisingly. Real Man1August 5
1716"You do realize that 90% of Ross Perot voters are now Trump enthusiasts?&quHorgad-August 5
1715Sorry I had to step away before I could finish that thought... But I was going Horgad-August 5
1714I was a very strong supporter of NAFTA and did not like Ross Perot mainly becausRarebird-August 5
1713Aside for the persistent, sort of nagging background noise of intellectual propeHorgad-August 5
1712As long as the stock market is strong, President Trump will increase tariffs on Rarebird1August 5
1711When Chump said that China can stop buying from the USA altogether, he doesn'Mannie-August 5
1710You can't even spell out one policy that you like about the Dem platform.&quWharf Rat-August 4
1709All this talk of Dems like everything about the Dem Party and Republicans feel tRarebird-August 4
1708I don't think Biden will be the nominee.Wharf Rat-August 4
1707"What's so holy or righteous about the Dem party? " I dunno. What&Wharf Rat-August 4
1706Realistically, it looks like Trump vs Biden. Two sexists and racists running forRarebird-August 4
1705Some politicians change parties or use them to their advantage like Michael BlooRarebird-August 4
1704Primaries should be limited to candidates and voters registered in that party.Wharf Rat-August 4
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