Sibyl Vane

Sibyl Vane

Experienced
May 28, 2022
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I've searched the net about pro-choice and pro-life but I just don't understand the definitions. When you wrote it in your comment, what did you mean? is it a phrase you use as if you were saying the opposite of what you think in humor? (I have to say these phrases are funny, like the comment you made about raisins and grapes).

I mean, I didn't understand you, I'm sorry. Can you tell me better, please?

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He fet cerca a la xarxa sobre els pro-elecció i els pro-vida però no acabo d'entendre pas les definicions. Quan ho has escrit en el teu comentari, que has volgut dir? és una frase d'aquelles que uses com si diguessis el contrari del que penses en clau d'humor? (he de dir que aquestes frases són divertides, com el comentari que vas fer de les panses i el raïm).

És a dir, que no t'he entés, ho sento. M'ho expliques millor, si us plau?
Of course! Talking specifically about abortion, usually, when people categorize themselves as "pro-choice" it means they are in favor of the act. They believe the choice of ending the life of this human being should lie solely in the hands of the woman.

I completely agree when you said that: " only you shouyld be able to decide when to end your life." That's why I said you're the real pro-choice.

Did I explain well enough? Please tell me if I did not. :heart:
 
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Dead Ghost

Mestre del Temps
May 6, 2022
316
Of course! Talking specifically about abortion, usually, when people categorize themselves as "pro-choice" it means they are in favor of the act. They believe the choice of ending the life of this human being should lie solely in the hands of the woman.

I completely agree when you said that: " only you shouyld be able to decide when to end your life." That's why I said you're the real pro-choice.

Did I explain well enough? Please tell me if I did not. :heart:
I think I have understood it. I do not delegate my choice to someone else but I continue to defend as my own this decision and this makes me really, involuntarily this yes 🤣, I am "really" pro-choice, not following somehow the prevailing current in the pro-choice in favor of the abortion decision being only in the hands of the woman.

Yeah, I'd say I've figured it out.... I seem to always go my own way a bit and that's why it's hard to fit me entirely into a label.

Thank you very much for the clarification

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Crec que si ho entés. No delego pas la meva elecció en un altre persona sinó que segueixo defensant com a própia aquesta decisió i això fa que realment, involuntàrimanet això si jajaja, jo sigui "realment" pro-elecció, no seguint d'alguna manera el corrent imperant en els pro-elecció a favor de que la decisió de l'abortament estigui només en mans de la dona.

Si, diria que ho entés.... em sembla que sempre vaig una mica a la meva i per això costa encaixar-me del tot en una etiqueta.

Moltes gràcies per aclarir-ho.
 
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callme

callme

I'm a loose cannon - I bang all the time.
Aug 15, 2021
1,141
I'm a reactionary (not a conservative since there's nothing to conserve) that despises religions and tradition but no more than modern culture.

I believe in eugenics as a viable pathway to rapid human progress (in a materialistic sense), but a sofocratic democracy where your voting power was defined by a rigorous examination would have the same effects over time.

A realistic and humane way to implement eugenics would be to only let people physically and mentally sound to procreate, decreasing suffering, bad parenting and the genes of suffering. I'm a partial antinatalist, only a few people should be born, those with the optimal environment.

Basically a political worldview based on efficiency (drastic solutions, quick results) over emotions.

But then I also have an spiritual side that probably is exactly the opposite of the above, so some kind of mystical world government that preached pacifism, monism, meditation, accepting others as part of yourself, accepting that we are all One, exploring our psyche, that would work for me too. Both of these timelines would be much more interesting than this flaccid dystopia.

I couldn't care less about the economic part of how we organize our society, I've always cared more about ideals and culture than specifics. But it's true that is very interesting to discover how much you want the government to impose things to the population. This was revealed as very relevant during the plandemic. People have been softened up to accept incredible levels of coercion and interventionism. Some of my ideas are authoritarian but freedom has it's benefits too. On the Internet I'm more of a free speech guy so I might be less authoritarian on the whole. But during an actual pandemic I would accept draconian rule, so I also believe in coercion and a big state when needed.

Reading material on reactionaryism? I'm target demographic for the wrong side of the eugenics you know, so I doubt I wouldn't be put off by books on the process. I also suspect anything labeled reactionary would be mistakenly either called far-right, conservative, ultraconservative or all three, so I guess you can make better suggestions given you've been consistent on politics from what is visible.
 
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whatevs

Mining for copium in the weirdest places.
Jan 15, 2022
2,262
Reading material on reactionaryism? I'm target demographic for the wrong side of the eugenics you know, so I doubt I wouldn't be put off by books on the process. I also suspect anything labeled reactionary would be mistakenly either called far-right, conservative, ultraconservative or all three, so I guess you can make better suggestions given you've been consistent on politics from what is visible.
Eugenics or an spiritually-oriented society are the best suggestions I can come up with, sadly. I understand that letting the worst people procreate or indulging in angst-inducing materialism are better options.
 
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brood

brood

It's how I live, not how long I live.
Sep 4, 2019
38
AQnybody who wants a career in politics should be permanently barred from any such bid.
 
callme

callme

I'm a loose cannon - I bang all the time.
Aug 15, 2021
1,141
AQnybody who wants a career in politics should be permanently barred from any such bid.

Indeed, not the least if all they have to offer is a messy hair and a toddler's name
 
Not_A_Seagull

Not_A_Seagull

Member
Jul 6, 2022
28
Trade unions, Good healthcare, firearm rights, equality, etc
Trade unions, Good healthcare, firearm rights, equality, etc
 
dovistico

dovistico

Member
Jan 12, 2019
15
A few years ago, I was right of center and an economic liberal. I supported a free market economy, and I liked right-wing libertarian ideas. Today I'm very left-wing and would describe myself as a socialist.
 
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mouthyindian

Member
Jun 1, 2022
13
Lol. Uncanny.
Similar with me as well.
Hindu -> Atheist (for a very long time) -> Spiritual (meaning, I view us all as part of one...thing.. which religions personify and call God. This "thing", I believe, is what we see while on the shroom, but in more detail while on DMT.
 
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SmallPika

Member
Jul 15, 2022
11
anarcho-communist

ideally (for me) societies would be incredibly small scale and make communal decisions through true democracy (as opposed to a representative democracy).

I quite like Marx's quote "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs." Basically meaning for everyone to do as much as they can to provide what is needed for the members of the community.
 
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allwrong

New Member
Aug 4, 2022
2
Contrarian. Whichever group I’m predominantly around, I end up finding ways to oppose them and fixating on that.
This feels like the only honest post here lol. Honestly, whether people realize it or not, I feel like we're all contrarians in denial. We just like to pretend we're not and feel smart representing this or that belief like it says something deep. Nah, you just like distinguishing yourself from other people so you can feel like you're above them. At least own it and be a universal contrarian like this guy.
 
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rainwillneverstop

rainwillneverstop

Serious health hazard
Jul 12, 2022
99
Very socialistic.
I mostly just wish for more health care funding.
 
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JealousOfTheElderly

Member
Aug 28, 2020
79
I'm a conservative Republican capitalist.
Capitalism has always been what uplifts the middle class and brings about prosperity and a decent quality of life. It also supports and drives innovation via competition. In the US, corporations have twisted and corrupted the meaning of capitalism to the point where a large portion of the young population truly believes that socialism and communism is the answer. The reality is the corporations have too much power and what we are seeing is "crony capitalism". It is only a matter of time before corporations have as much power as the government and start to set laws. In Nevada, a bill was introduced to allow tech companies to create governments. Also look no further than twitter and meta. They control the news we hear or read. Imagine they were given the green light to create governments. Oh, wait a minute. They practically have.

I am voting down the R line this coming November. I want to go back to basics and be left alone. Republicans stand for small government, individual freedoms, fiscal responsibility, and all I want is to be left alone and live in peace. I don't need big government, more taxes, more crime, or the fallacy of equality of outcome.

I am thinking of moving to a rural area and starting over.
 
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x_riverrock11

Enlightened
Jan 24, 2021
1,781
By US standards, I am pretty far left. By Brit or European standards, I would probably be considered more of a centrist. There are some national security, economic, and social issues that bring me closer to conservatives than liberals.

Some of these are very country-dependent though. Leftists in Europe, for example, may not be overly enthusiastic about easy immigration. In the US, that you support less strict immigration laws is taken as a given on the left side of our political spectrum.

If forced to choose a label, I would say that I am a social democrat. It is such a squishy and controversial term that I would clarify that I generally support a "kid gloves" kind of capitalism with strong social services. I would be willing to try policies closer to socialism but would need to evaluate them on a case-by-case basis.