Fascinating...Some of you feel dicussing politics should be done only by politicians. But if we as citizens do not openly dicuss our government, what it is doing, how it effects us directly (or indirectly), we become complacent and ignorant. We allow them to continue do ignore the will of the people. We lose our voice. Whether we agree with one anothers views, doesn't matter. What matters is openly discussing them in a public forum and being willing and open-minded to listen not matter how angry you get. Get Angry! Get offended. That's what we need more of in today's society. We need to question our government, our society, ourselves. We need to continue to be heard.
As for OSC's articles, I don't agree with a lot of his views. They are very right wing. But he is a good person, who knows the value of voicing his opinions, concerns and asking questions. And, while I can't speak for him, I'm sure he hopes that his articles prompt those reading to go to the forums and debate and discuss the topics. Like this one.
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I agree with you. I don't mind to listen oppinions different from mine (is a way to learn something), but sometimes (too many times) political discussions are not about exposing reasons and arguments in a civilized way but about saying that somebody is "hateful", "stupid" a "moron", a "fascist", etc. (Not in this forum, God thanks). Or about writing five million words in order to expose a single idea.
I refuse to lose my time in that kind of useless discussions. Is better to use it re-reading Ender's game, for instance.
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