Well, are you saying you support Chile's "self determination"???(This is an assumption. Would be hypocritical to not support something then say I am wrong for not doing it too.).john wrote:So what has been established so far, is that you do not believe in representative democracy, do not support "self-determination" for people who are being subjugated (either by despotic rulers, foreign occupation, or colonial masters), are not a communist or a social democrat, hate Obama (and his administration), the Democratic Party and moderate Republicans, and think Arica is the ideal place for you to settle. Care to enlighten us further on your political philosophy?Sigma62Delta wrote:Isn't that what the Communists call the Liberal Capitalist Movement? They are Liberals in everything but Money.john wrote:You seem to think the choices are either communism or laissez-faire capitalism. Have you not heard of social democracy?Sigma62Delta wrote:As it should be.. Communism was defeated in Chile after all.Vicki and Greg Lansen wrote:A Confederacy of Dunces appears to now rule allchile. The Pinochet/Reagan/Thatcher tears are filling up.
Which means you must have supported Pinochet.. Suddenly it becomes uncool doesn't it..
That is the trouble with the double edged sword that is "self determination". It means if you support it; you must support it friend or enemy... Saying that it is good as long as your side wins is an exercise in hypocrisy.
Which is why I do not use it.
Self Determination= A political view you think is worth DYING FOR...
You see my political view is that it is not the governments job to be my Mommy... While some people like having mommy wipe their little asses for them, I do not. I don't need to be told which hand to eat with and not to put my elbows on the table. I sure as hell don't need to be told what to do with my body(yeah libs not so fun when I use that). Being a civilian should not be like being in the Military...
Everywhere you go in America there is some petty bureaucrat wanting to know what color your shit is.
I think the major political parties in the US are so corrupt that it does not matter which side you are on. Some are just more blatant. I do not mind corruption. It is inevitable. What I do mind is the Corrupt telling me they are lily white. One side says we want capitalism screw you and everything else. The other side says we are here to help the little man then bend you over the proverbial blue barrel and give it to you up the ass.
Whom would you trust? The ones who lie to your face or the ones that tell you they are going to screw you over? You are screwed either way.
Oh and don't say there are other political groups because they are so Americanized it is not funny. Everything gets convoluted and rehashed here which is primarily done because most of the population is stupid, ignorant and/or not wanting to offend anyone.
I am coming to Chile because while the government does give a shit it does not at the same time. I have no problem waiting forever for them to make up there minds because as a military man that is what I used to. The chain of command. I have no problem being regulated or told what to do.
Its just being micromanaged by pin heads is what pisses me off. I want a government where it does its thing and I do mine without it being a big deal. Also I do not see Chile as being the most stable country in the world and that keeps the government in check. If I wanted a no government society I would have stayed in Africa.
As for Arica I consider 78 degree weather awesome and no one giving a shit to be really awesome.