Thinking Outside The Box: Why a Political "Spectrum" is Misleading
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05-20-2012, 08:36 PM
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Re: Thinking Outside The Box: Why a Political "Spectrum" is Misleading
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TL;DR If you try to simplify your views by reference to a party or a particular side of the political spectrum you are actually contributing to the problem by making political discourse more about poop-slinging and evil-by-association than intellectual debate.
This is precisely why it
useful - because any association that comes from a declaration of my views paints an inaccurate picture of what my mindset actually is, and people will argue from that standpoint. It doesn't help anyone, it just facilitates the making of assumptions. And as the saying goes, when you assume...
^This, if I'm not mistaken, is the crux of the problem you've stated.
If so, then it's a problem related to the people making assumptions and not to the people giving themselves a title. If people don't want to take the time to listen to me elaborate on my position, instead associating me with whatever evils have been committed by people who share my opinion, then that's not my problem.
To fly a "conservative" flag when some of your views don't come under it is illogical. To take certain views because of that flag being attached to you is equally illogical.
^I believe this was the other problem you had with political spectra.
I was under the impression that "conservative" and "liberal" and the like were more of an "overall" classification, rather than a statement on what every single one of your political views represented.
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