Liberals Vs. Conservatives & Moderates In Life

by minimus 10 Replies latest jw friends

  • minimus

    In life, we experience all types of extremes.

    When we were Witnesses, we might have been either a liberal, conservative or moderate Witness.

    Some people are more tolerant than others. Some are more exacting. Some have very strong opinions. Some don't.

    Such is life.

    Hopefully, we can still be respectful whether it be here, there or somewhere else!

  • james_woods

    Adopted Cat says we should all swish on over to Namby Pamby land...

  • mrsjones5

    Dignity doesn't mean being a doormat.

  • minimus

    No one should be a doormat, agreed!

    But some people take their views too seriously. Life still goes on.

  • PSacramento

    The old, "treat others as you would have them treat you" works well for everyone I think.

  • wha happened?
    wha happened?

    define too seriously

  • scotoma

    Neither liberals or conservatives are necessarily "open".

    However, liberals tend to be more open than conservatives.

    Rural people are conservative. They don't like big cities where they have to deal with "unpredictable" strangers. Rural people are quite hospitable toward people they know but treat outsiders with suspicion.

    A welfare state is a necessity for a nation where the majority of people live in large cities.

    If you lose your job in a city you lose everything if there isn't the support of government welfare.

    You can't camp out in a city.

    If you chip away at the social welfare net you will produce a nation that is plagued by beggars with tin cups.

    Worse yet you will have to take care of them in prisons.

    The tipping point toward liberalism/socialism was when people left the farms and moved to the cities.

    The longterm trend is toward liberalism. As cities grow larger the wilderness will become MadMax.

    Our biggest problem in this world are with people who live in the wide open wilderness ie. the Taliban. Russia has the same problem.

    The country side is conservative, suspicious, nationalistic. The Big cities Moscow, St.Petersburg would like to be part of the Western world of the US and Europe.

    The problem in the US is the veto power of senators and congressman that represent primarily rural districts.

  • minimus

    Too seriously---I hate you because you have different views.

  • wha happened?
    wha happened?

    Too seriously---I hate you because you have different views.

    Once a JW.....

  • minimus

    I don't feel that way but some are just so black or white.

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