Do you avoid the Politics forum?

@bayernfan (1430)
Canada
April 19, 2009 2:35pm CST
Do you stay away from the Politics board? Maybe you have no interest in politics at all? Perhaps you think that your political views are nobody else's business but your own? Are you afraid of rocking the boat or insulting someone? Perhaps you don't like confrontation and think that things get too heated there? Do you worry that your rating will be negatively affected if you posted in there? Maybe you just aren't interested in the kinds of political topics being discussed there? What are your views when it comes to discussing politics in general and the forum for political conversation on myLot?
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@trina48D (88)
• United States
20 Apr 09
I don't mind discussing politics, I rather enjoy conflict and debating those kind of issues. In my family my dad was known for always taking the opposite side of what you thought just to see if you really believed what you were saying. It isn't that I want to argue or get people mad but it is good to hear what others think and why. Like right now I believe our Government are moving very quickly to get us totally dependent on them rather than being independent. They do not care what is best for the people they care about how much money they can steal from us. Spread the wealth so we are a communist country rather than a free one. They think being in debt is the way to go. I heard someone say things will begin to get better as soon as we can all get more credit. That is the stupidest thought ever. We as a country are slaves to Japan and to every other country that we have credit with. We are only free when we are the ones loaning out the money not borrowing it. Until our Government really takes the people into consideration instead of their pockets we will continue to destroy ourselves from within. I say boot em all out and take back our country.
@bayernfan (1430)
• Canada
20 Apr 09
Ahhh, so your father likes to play devil's advocate. I can gather from your post that you aren't afraid to go toe to toe in the politics forum. You have some valid points. It would be a shame if you didn't start a discussion on the politics board with that topic in mind so that a proper conversation could take place. I'm sure that many members would like to share their views. Your comments lead me to believe that you are the one who has added tags to this discussion. Very interesting choices. Attempting to solve a severe problem with credit by climbing further into debt is unwise. It's as if the U.S. government has pushed all-in and is going for broke. Literally as well as figuratively. how fitting that I have chosen to use gambling terms. Communism is certainly a form of socialism and the United States has moved towards a socialist form of government. I caution, however, the equating of a system of governance with "freedom". Governments can be democratic and capitalist and their society can still not be "free". What a government or society labels itself and what it actually is, can be two different things as well.
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
19 Apr 09
I stay clear as I don't have enough knowledge on political things to stake claim on any belief when it comes to politics. I may read a topic's subject but I don't think I've ever read a full topic on this website. I don't like confrontation or controversy either so I stay clear from both.
@bayernfan (1430)
• Canada
20 Apr 09
Those are good reasons to avoid posting in the politics forum then. Are you just not interested in politics? As you have stated, there isn't anything stopping you from reading discussions in the politics forum even if do not wish to contribute. Everyone has to become informed about issues somewhere. Where would you consider going to become more knowledgeable on the subject?
• United States
21 Apr 09
Yes, I'm not just interested at all with the topic.