Page 15 of 16 FirstFirst ...
5
13
14
15
16
LastLast
  1. #281
    Warchief Sand Person's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Tatooine (Outside Mos Eisley)
    Posts
    2,012
    Quote Originally Posted by Slummish View Post
    Left-wing, my ass... You don't get more conservative in America than Westboro Baptist. They're so conservative that they protest military funerals because our soldiers defend a nation that allows gays to live.
    that aint conservative. thats just wacko nut jobs. they dont belong on this planet. fuck political labels. anyone protesting the honorable or innocent is neither republican or democrat. theyre just insane. i bet Jesus is just shaking his head at these people.

  2. #282
    Quote Originally Posted by Buckwald View Post
    in terms of government control, where the government has some sort of control (even over social issues like marriage), the scale is linear left to right. You are taking the term left and applying it to liberal. The words liberal and conservative aren't used on that scale. Though people like to superimpose those words over it.

    Facism, Nazism and a monarchy (to some extent) are left.

    FoxNews called them left. Which is correct. FoxNews did not call them liberal. Don't confuse that.
    Those are right-wing. Communism is left-wing.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...l-spectrum.png
    Keep The Beats!

  3. #283
    Quote Originally Posted by nevermore View Post
    And right and left wing aren't defined solely by their stance on government control. There is a very good reason why we consider nazism far-right and anarchism far-left, unless I was constantly lied to throughout my education from primary school to university.
    It can be a little confusing because the definitions have flipped in recent years and it really depends upon what you are talking about. Social issues always take a back seat when discussing government types though, which means anarchists are always far right on the spectrum. Social issues can make the waters more murky but this is really only valid towards the center of the spectrum where the differences are already murky. The classic spectrum goes Anarchist-Libertarian-Constitutionalist-Republican-Democrat-Socialist-Green-Facist-Communist by how much government control each wants(this includes social issues). This is reversed now that the terminology has changed(liberal used to be aligned with very Libertarian principles of little to no government and a heavy focus on property rights of individuals).

    It can all be very confusing but technically, stances that are pro gay marriage and anti-drug war are right wing stances as well as liberal(modern and classical) ones. The terminology and rhetoric has just really muddied these terms and made them a nightmare to navigate.

  4. #284
    Scarab Lord Buckwald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Clarksville, TN
    Posts
    4,342
    Quote Originally Posted by TheImmortalLordAtlas View Post
    Those are right-wing. Communism is left-wing.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...l-spectrum.png

    Not the spectrum I'm talking about.

  5. #285
    Quote Originally Posted by TheImmortalLordAtlas View Post
    Those are right-wing. Communism is left-wing.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...l-spectrum.png
    You are using the social spectrum to measure left and right, not the political one. Even then, its social spectrum is really wonky and mixes terminology.

  6. #286
    Quote Originally Posted by JfmC View Post
    I'm all for free speech and stuff, but if your name is FoxNews you should be penalized if you tell fiction and say its news
    Unless the whole thing is a comedy show, but then should be called FoxComedyNews

    I thought it was already called FoxComedyNews...

    I have not believed a thing they say for a very very long time, and I am digging the expel Piers Morgan petition on the whitehouse website, 70k+ people want him booted from the country, and I agree with them.

  7. #287
    Someone is probably going to attack me about this but so be it. If you watch Fox's news programs the ones that are on in the morning during the week. They are really well balanced as far as democrat vrs republican and their moderators will ask questions of both to keep the discussion going. This is better than what I have seen on other news networks at the same time of day. Both get turned on in our break room at work. The difference is that they take shows like the O'Rieley Factor and call it news and use it to make these claims. Those shows are for entertainment just like Pierce Morgan's show is on the other network. Try watching some of their actual news and not the commentary shows that are in the evening and you will see the difference.

  8. #288
    Titan Kalyyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Indiana, US
    Posts
    11,278
    Quote Originally Posted by Booshman View Post
    All this belief does is say that "because conservatives don't like it" (debatable) that race and racism won't exist as concepts in society if they choose not to acknowledge it while the rest of us do. (They shouldn't, but they do.) Which is denying reality, for their crafted feel good version of it, because race often comes into play with many things. This belief is nothing more than escapism and lying to yourself and choosing cowardice; because instead of actually working to remove these labels, you just pretend that the current ones don't exist altogether.
    But at the same time, you can't force people to like each other. If you tell a racist that he has to be nice to minorities, he's only going to hate them more. It turns distrust in to resentment.

  9. #289
    Quote Originally Posted by Dezerte View Post
    This whole debate could be resolved if you considered this:

    Let's say for the sake of the argument, that WBC are left-wingers.

    So what? Does it say anything about any other left-wing person? No, it does not. It's only your prejudice that gets in the way and ever so slightly attribute this kind of crazy to left-wingers. For the non-critical thinkers out there, this will fly over their heads and appeal directly to their per-conceived prejudices.; and I imagine that those groups of people must be rather large if Fox News can still air things like this.

    Either ignore and move on, or better; call them (Fox News) out for their sensationalist hyperbole.

    I try to think like this: I want to get to know you, what your thoughts and ideas are about various political and what not issues. By doing this I try to suppress my prejudice and in turn get a broader knowledge overall; if I did opposite and just lump people into groups I would be ignorant & less knowledgeable.
    I agree. Fox News is a mess and constantly hyping stupid shit. That said, they are the only news network that is willing to challenge authority as it appeals to their base and as a result is the network I watch/listen to if I am stuck in a situation where I need to choose between cable news channels. I don't even have tv but I listen to them on XM radio during my commute sometimes and although they often make me grumpy for stupid social issue crap they are the only ones that the vast overreaching of politicians in DC. Sure, it fits their Republican agenda, but challenging authority should be the #1 priority of all news outlets not just 1.

    While they didn't challenge Bush until the end of his presidency(which I believe contributed to his abysmal end of term poll numbers) they were a very new station still wrapped up in 9-11 bullshit, so who knows, maybe they would be different under another president. If they follow the model talk radio has taken in the last 8 years, they would be very critical of all power(talk radio was far from friendly to Romney until very close to the election).

  10. #290
    Quote Originally Posted by Eisaderfrau View Post
    Because Fox news has a stranglehold on turning the news to fit their agenda right?

    Oh wait, no they don't. The only problem is they are the only ones who take a right wing slant on the news while the rest of the "News" out there is so far left it's sickening. The reason Fox sounds so radical is because every other news outlet is spewing liberal dribble and calling it "facts" and "reporting".

    If you want to say Fox twists facts and lies, fine. Just make sure you include CNN, CBS, CNBC and all the others when you mention the lies of the media because they do it just as much.
    Actually what you consider left wing bias is actually based on FACTS. Networks like MSNBC etc could NEVER get away with massive amount of lying it would be called out instantly with the REAL FACTS.

  11. #291
    Quote Originally Posted by araine View Post
    Actually what you consider left wing bias is actually based on FACTS. Networks like MSNBC etc could NEVER get away with massive amount of lying it would be called out instantly with the REAL FACTS.
    No they just dont report things that go against their agenda is what they do. If its not beneficial for libers they just ignore it so it seems like they are factual. Fox does some bad reporting but people on the other stations ignore things. I cant tell you how many times on bill mahr i see a republican make a really good economical point which he makes some off topic joke and he changes the subject. The news isnt news but propaganda. Its all of them, they just do it differently.

  12. #292
    As far as I remember it's against the forum rules to talk about politics and religion. So, not only do we have both as well as constant bashing and harassment and fighting posts but we also have moderators involved. I report dozens of people for the blatant attacks and nothing happens. Just another day of bias on mmo champ.

  13. #293
    Warchief Tikaru's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    2,008
    Quote Originally Posted by Legevia View Post
    Someone is probably going to attack me about this but so be it. If you watch Fox's news programs the ones that are on in the morning during the week. They are really well balanced as far as democrat vrs republican and their moderators will ask questions of both to keep the discussion going. This is better than what I have seen on other news networks at the same time of day. Both get turned on in our break room at work. The difference is that they take shows like the O'Rieley Factor and call it news and use it to make these claims. Those shows are for entertainment just like Pierce Morgan's show is on the other network. Try watching some of their actual news and not the commentary shows that are in the evening and you will see the difference.
    I think that's with any of the networks. I'll watch Fox, CNN, MSNBC, etc during the day. As soon as the evening rolls around with idiot talk shows, I switch to something else.

  14. #294
    Pretty simple really: FOX is to stupid to know it's right from it's left. Mystery solved.

  15. #295
    Quote Originally Posted by SageKalzi View Post
    As far as I remember it's against the forum rules to talk about politics and religion. So, not only do we have both as well as constant bashing and harassment and fighting posts but we also have moderators involved. I report dozens of people for the blatant attacks and nothing happens. Just another day of bias on mmo champ.
    This sounds like a typical whistle blower here considering I have been talking in the political threads when they were up pre-election. If you don't like political discussion here then don't read them. And this isn't really a religious discussion because we aren't talking about how the WBC came to be or what they believe in. We are talking about them being disrespectful to people that died, be it soldiers or the children at Sandy Hook. If you don't like it, kindly leave the thread and don't read it.

  16. #296
    Quote Originally Posted by SageKalzi View Post
    As far as I remember it's against the forum rules to talk about politics and religion. So, not only do we have both as well as constant bashing and harassment and fighting posts but we also have moderators involved. I report dozens of people for the blatant attacks and nothing happens. Just another day of bias on mmo champ.
    In the words of Justin Timberlake cry me a river

  17. #297
    Warchief Tikaru's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    2,008
    Quote Originally Posted by Luuth View Post
    Pretty simple really: FOX is to stupid to know it's right from it's left. Mystery solved.
    Oh the irony...

  18. #298
    Quote Originally Posted by Orbitus View Post
    This sounds like a typical whistle blower here considering I have been talking in the political threads when they were up pre-election. If you don't like political discussion here then don't read them. And this isn't really a religious discussion because we aren't talking about how the WBC came to be or what they believe in. We are talking about them being disrespectful to people that died, be it soldiers or the children at Sandy Hook. If you don't like it, kindly leave the thread and don't read it.
    I never said my political opinion, I simply said the thread breaks the rules of the forums and it's biased to one side. It also DOES involve religion. There's also no rule against reading things I don't like, otherwise I wouldn't read 99% of the threads on here.

  19. #299
    Moderator Kasierith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    St Petersburg
    Posts
    9,985
    Quote Originally Posted by SageKalzi View Post
    I never said my political opinion, I simply said the thread breaks the rules of the forums and it's biased to one side. It also DOES involve religion. There's also no rule against reading things I don't like, otherwise I wouldn't read 99% of the threads on here.
    Actually, politics are very specifically allowed on the off topic forums. There were even two political stickies up for over a year that were entirely based on politics. As for religion, it's more of a gray area, but generally unless you talk about religion itself, as in the specific beliefs or saying "christians are stupid lawl" or what have you, than skirting the edges is fine.

    If you have a significant problem with how things are run on the forum, there is nothing to keep you here. Why stay on a site that apparently makes you miserable?

  20. #300
    Quote Originally Posted by beefchorizo View Post
    that aint conservative. thats just wacko nut jobs. they dont belong on this planet. fuck political labels. anyone protesting the honorable or innocent is neither republican or democrat. theyre just insane. i bet Jesus is just shaking his head at these people.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Quoting again for visibility. WBC hates gays but that doesn't make them a conservative. What if a person is fine with gay people but is against unions and pro no government control for organization? What if an atheist is pro abortion but hates gay people, does that make him a liberal?

    Hating on gay people does not make a person/organization conservative.
    Loving gay people does not make a person/organization liberal.
    their moving their table over their
    they're moving they're table over they're
    there moving there table over there

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •