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RE[2]: US two-party "democracy"
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 24th Mar 2009 18:17 UTC in reply to "RE: US two-party "democracy""
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

"In the US, there is no such distinction - both major parties are right-wing"

Are you kidding me? The current Democratic party is very far left (borderline socialism). The current Republican party is fairly centric, as they are far left in their financial spending sprees, and far right in their social beliefs.

You obviously have no clue what you're talking about.


The OP probably is speaking from his own political paradigm. From a Dutch perspective, both of your parties are far-right, for instance.

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OMRebel Member since:
2005-11-14

""In the US, there is no such distinction - both major parties are right-wing"

Are you kidding me? The current Democratic party is very far left (borderline socialism). The current Republican party is fairly centric, as they are far left in their financial spending sprees, and far right in their social beliefs.

You obviously have no clue what you're talking about.


The OP probably is speaking from his own political paradigm. From a Dutch perspective, both of your parties are far-right, for instance.
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Educate me on the Dutch, if you would. Is the far-left, to the Dutch, considered dictatorships, and the far-right considered to be socialists? (not asking to argue, I'm just curious as to the Dutch's perspective since you said that socialism is considered far-right)

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

"[q]"In the US, there is no such distinction - both major parties are right-wing"

Are you kidding me? The current Democratic party is very far left (borderline socialism). The current Republican party is fairly centric, as they are far left in their financial spending sprees, and far right in their social beliefs.

You obviously have no clue what you're talking about.


The OP probably is speaking from his own political paradigm. From a Dutch perspective, both of your parties are far-right, for instance.
"

Educate me on the Dutch, if you would. Is the far-left, to the Dutch, considered dictatorships, and the far-right considered to be socialists? (not asking to argue, I'm just curious as to the Dutch's perspective since you said that socialism is considered far-right) [/q]

Socialism is a sliding scale as much as any other -ism. What Americans call "socialism" is called "liberal" in The Netherlands. Weird, I know, but that's just the way it is.

Then again, most Americans equate socialism with communism, which makes about as little sense as a dog eating the moon. I's especially hilarious because most people don't even have a clue as to what "communism" means - and that there has never even BEEN a communist state, only dictatorships that CALL themselves communist.

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StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

The OP probably is speaking from his own political paradigm. From a Dutch perspective, both of your parties are far-right, for instance.


Hell, we have the same perception next door to the US (Canada). Even our current "Progressive" Conservative prime minister would probably be labeled as a communist if he ever tried to run for office in the US.

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