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[–] brucethemoose 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

There are dozens of us!

Though on second thought, maybe I'm not in the middle... Perhaps "down", towards the anti establishment side of things.

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[–] Imapopulistnow 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Yep. Was a moderate conservative my entire life. Now I wear a tin foil hat and believe in global elitist takeover conspiracies....and the funny thing is, I think I am totally sane....

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[–] Kjartan_Aurland 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

idk why people think a "global elitist takeover" is insane. Kings and emperors and fuhrers have tried to conquer the world literally since mankind was first aware there was a world to conquer. The ones who got the farthest live on in glory or infamy - Alexander, Genghis Khan, Adolf Hitler, Napoleon, the empires of China, France, Rome, the USSR, America (try telling the Native Americans we aren't a conquering empire), Britain, and Persia...the 21st century, with its massive interconnected global economy, worldwide travel networks that make crossing continents take less than a day, and advances in social engineering and mass media is perhaps the very first time in history when those global conquest dreams can actually be realized in full.

Human nature and ambition hasn't changed just because the millennium number ticked over. The same greed that drove the empire-builders of the past drives the modern-day elite. The only difference is that while the Khans and Caesars and Hitlers of the past used steel and bow and gunpowder as their chosen tools, the modern-day elite exploit corporations, corruption, and banks to establish their power.

It's current year but nothing's changed. If believing the globalists of today want to conquer the world is insane, then it's the same insanity that drove Alexander.

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[–] tentonaraft [S] 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Regardless, please stop by. We need more content.

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[–] brucethemoose 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I already posted a link about political polarization, which is a topic that definitely deserves more attention and discussion in the US, now more than ever.

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[–] pastaispasta 3 points 6 points (+9|-3) ago 

The opposite of right, is wrong. Not left.

What is a "centrist"?

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[–] tentonaraft [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

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[–] daskapitalist 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Either people who ascribe to the political horseshoe concept (where left and right are both highly authoritarian and "close" despite being at opposite ends of the horseshoe), or people with the ideological consistency of jello.

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[–] guinness2 2 points 0 points (+2|-2) ago 

What is a "centrist"?

A centrist is whatever they want to be... they can't even agree on a defining set of principals.

Debating a group of centrists is as futile as debating which is the prettiest color.

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[–] EarlPoncho 5 points 0 points (+5|-5) ago 

a pussy

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[–] anoneko 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

What's the difference between centrist and apolitical/indifferent?

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[–] brucethemoose 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago  (edited ago)

I picture a centrist as being a combination of the traditional right/left with very strong political views.

I, for example, have a very strong dislike of government/corporate surveillance (something the right traditionally supports), and a hatred of socialism-style big govt (something the left usually supports). I'm also in the middle with gay rights (I feel that gays and transgenders should absolutely be protected, but I don't think they should be subsidized or that we should define 27 different genders). I feel very strongly about all these issues, which means I'm not apolitical. Instead, I'm torn between the right and left. That's a centrist.

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[–] anoneko 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

Doesn't that just mean being an opportunist, supporting whatever side is more convenient at the moment? If centrism as a combination of the best points from left and right was possible we would have seen countries that practice it flourishing.

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[–] tentonaraft [S] 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Centrists believe in a balance of Social equity and social hierarchy. Apolitical doesn't give a darn either way.

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[–] vertex 2 points 0 points (+2|-2) ago 

Sure, I believe in balance too. However, the question is: Where is the balancing point? And I don't think it's in the middle.

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[–] P2 2 points 2 points (+4|-2) ago 

Thanks but I stay on the Right side of History! Anything else is Left Behind!

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[–] ExpertShitposter 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Can i go into your sub and spew my nazi propaganda?

Warning: If you say no, i might call you a for excluding me.

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[–] brucethemoose 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Of course. But it's not a default sub, so the mods are free to censor you.

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[–] Runaway-White-Slave 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Middle of the road....? Sounds like the perfect place to get run over.

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[–] not_shadowbanned_yet 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

but i'm an extreme right winger.

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[–] tentonaraft [S] 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

No, I just wanted to have someplace for Centrists to go.

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