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Fireinthehole
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21 Aug 2017 12:29

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We have to learn to live without borders. If we want to survive.
I have nothing against different cultures. On the contrary, this is one of the things we need to learn - to respect the different cultures.
As far as the different languages are concerned, all people should speak the same language. (This need not necessarily be English. I am for Esperanto.)
But all languages should be preserved. This means that most people should be at least bilingual.

(Regarding the religions - all religions should be banned. Especially the monotheistic.  Religions that have many gods are usually more tolerant. (But this is just my personal opinion.))

I don't see how it would be impossible for mankind to survive if we preserved our countries and borders. We've managed to make it this far, right?

We should not respect all cultures. All cultures are not equal, some are clearly better than others. A culture in which women have little to no rights, would that culture really be equal to a culture in which men and women are equal? Honor cultures, child marriage cultures, cultures in which animals are treated badly etc. We should never tolerate inequalities or cruelty.

As for the language part, I think that is inevitable. I think it will be English, which is widely used in business and education all over the world. Esperanto is a good alternative. However, I think it is too based on Romance languages. Most constructed languages are very eurocentric.

I agree with you on religion, although banning will not work (this will only lead to religious extremism).
 
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21 Aug 2017 14:31

Nationalism and corporatism are both short sighted.  In the future, when we explore space, borders should not exist.  About cultures, I wouldn't say any culture is superior to any other, but they are all at different levels of development.  I follow the prime directive- it isn't our place to meddle with other cultures, they should develop freely on their own.
 
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21 Aug 2017 14:34

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Based on everything that I have heard, and all the research that I have done, the use of violence is a central theme in the antifa movement. The Department of Homeland Security in the US state of New Jersey actually considers antifa to be a terrorist movement.

They might be, but remember the civil rights and environmental movements were also wiretapped, even when they were nonviolent.  I have more of a problem with the government surveillance state than I do with anything else.  I favor nonviolence, but the government should also be nonviolent and not trample on the rights of people.
 
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21 Aug 2017 14:37

JackDole wrote:
Fireinthehole wrote:
Source of the post We are humans, but humans are diverse. We speak different languages, we have different cultures, we have different religions, different ways of believing what is right and what is wrong etc. I don't think humanity is ready for a world without countries and borders.

We have to learn to live without borders. If we want to survive.
I have nothing against different cultures. On the contrary, this is one of the things we need to learn - to respect the different cultures.
As far as the different languages are concerned, all people should speak the same language. (This need not necessarily be English. I am for Esperanto.)
But all languages should be preserved. This means that most people should be at least bilingual.

(Regarding the religions - all religions should be banned. Especially the monotheistic.  Religions that have many gods are usually more tolerant. (But this is just my personal opinion.))

You and I agree on almost all levels.  I would also add that corporatism and supermergers need to be stopped.  We need to go all renewable and nuclear, and completely do away with fossil fuels and fracking, and need universal healthcare.  The population needs to be stabilized and pollution stopped.  I also favor a completely free society with an open government- none of this surveillance BS.  People won't trust the government until and unless the government starts trusting the people.

People should work hard for the preservation of the planet above all else, above and beyond country and even above and beyond our own species.
 
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22 Aug 2017 00:13

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We must learn that we are not Germans or Italians or Russians or Americans, but that we are all human beings of one earth.

Yeah, you're right!

I agree with you from that point of view, but, from an economic prospective, I think division works better that union. That's because economy is not uniform, not every area of the world progresses economically in the same way, some countries go "faster" while others go "slower". I think (but it's just my opinion) that "big unions" only benefits the areas that has a more active economy, they work very well as soon as the economy goes in the same way everywhere.

For example, I don't think Africa (just an example) would benefit if it was part of a "global government". It would just make things harder for this government because it would need to solve all the problems that Africa has, and this would lead to "no-state feeling" and the creation of mafias.
Maybe in long-term some benefits would start to appear, but it requires a lot of time, and a strong government that is able to defeat any mafia-like organization.
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22 Aug 2017 11:58

Salvo wrote:
JackDole wrote:
We must learn that we are not Germans or Italians or Russians or Americans, but that we are all human beings of one earth.

Yeah, you're right!

I agree with you from that point of view, but, from an economic prospective, I think division works better that union. That's because economy is not uniform, not every area of the world progresses economically in the same way, some countries go "faster" while others go "slower". I think (but it's just my opinion) that "big unions" only benefits the areas that has a more active economy, they work very well as soon as the economy goes in the same way everywhere.

For example, I don't think Africa (just an example) would benefit if it was part of a "global government". It would just make things harder for this government because it would need to solve all the problems that Africa has, and this would lead to "no-state feeling" and the creation of mafias.
Maybe in long-term some benefits would start to appear, but it requires a lot of time, and a strong government that is able to defeat any mafia-like organization.

Yes and this is exactly why I favor noninterventionist policies- let all cultures develop on their own without outside interference (unless genocide is occurring of course.)
But I also do not favor nationalism or "patriotism."  I don't bow to the flag of any nation just like I don't favor any religion.  In the big picture, it's all meaningless.  We are but specks of dust in a vast universe and it's silly to wage wars over parcels of land that were around billions of years before us and will be here billions of years after we are long gone.  I also don't favor megacorporations allowed to regulate themselves and do whatever they want to the environment, this cancer called "neoliberalism".  They worship another god, and their god is green.  And that isn't the environment either.

You mentioned mafia- the mafia cartels ARE the megacorporations.
 
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28 Aug 2017 13:08

The Potato wrote:
Politics in the US consists of Angry White guys (republicans) Fighting slightly younger Angry White guys (democrats). 

So True xD
 
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28 Aug 2017 13:09

I am a Conservative Republican yet I still have an interest in technology and space (Suprising huh?)
 
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30 Aug 2017 07:41

I support donald trump, and I feel that I am harassed by liberals at times. For instance, I mentioned something supportive of donald trump at class, and one of my classmates got really mad and told me I was a homophobe. I think this sort of stupidity is stupid. Who agrees?
 
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30 Aug 2017 09:12

Haravin wrote:
I support donald trump, and I feel that I am harassed by liberals at times. For instance, I mentioned something supportive of donald trump at class, and one of my classmates got really mad and told me I was a homophobe. I think this sort of stupidity is stupid. Who agrees?

I'm annoyed by them too, but for a different reason. I'm no expert, but here's my analysis.

From my experience, the political scene can be divided into two major camps. One of these is the left, which believes in unity between all people. Antifa is a relevant example, whose "members" oppose hatred they believe will divide their communities.

Despite echoing the left's rally for equality, unlike the rest of the left liberals do not accept their call to action. Instead the extent of liberal action includes witty editorials, hashtags on social media, and filters on online avatars. This accomplishes nothing! Liberals are no leftists; such apathy puts them on-par with centrists. The fact that liberals are often seen as the face of leftism is extremely annoying to those of us who actually care about what we say and do.

In the case of Trump, liberals have eaten up what mainstream media has said about him and regurgitated it with no thought. Are they wrong? Sometimes. (A broken clock is right twice a day) But can they support their claims? Absolutely not. That responsibility is carried by leftists.

EDIT: I can't help but edit this a million times as I read it over, oops
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05 Sep 2017 08:12

hate all of them
 
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05 Sep 2017 10:09

I have to agree with you that I despise neoliberals like the Clintons- they are the disease that caused most of the problems with their greed.  Trump is a symptom of the problem, not the cure but also not the cause.  I consider myself a progressive and a libertarian and prefer the Nordic Model.
 
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