Originally posted by Common Man
The thread was inactive for several days.
Ok. Fair enough. Let's take it from the top - you're here now so:
Ive been doing some thinking about the differences between liberals and conservatives. I think we all have similar wants. Most folks want a peaceful world.
This is clearly untrue.
There are many people who love war. They exist in all countries, in all areas and are of all political persuasions.
War is also big business and you should realise that the military/industrial complex goes somewhat beyond pragmatism in it's view of global conflict.
Most folks hate war and would rather it never while conservatives respond to the reality of the world as it is. We too would love a world without war, but we know that this world is not yet ready for that.
It is not ready for that mainly through the activities of the conservatives.
There are too many leaders in the world who, motivated by greed, hate, religion and or the love of power, would eat up any nation unwilling to defend itself with the sword.
Very true - America is the most rabid of them at the present time.
Do you have a logical argument (other than the 'conservative' or nationalistic one) why these countries should not be allowed to even believe
that they can rightly defend themselves form unprovoked attack ?
Conservatives speak the often unpopular truth. Liberals speak in a feel-good the way the world should be manner.
No, they do not 'often speak truth' - they always
speak what people like you want to hear and as you are so wedded to them (unhealthily so imo) you cannot consider the possibility that they might lie,
Most normal people have long ago realised that we have had to suffer four years of conservative unpopular lies.
I admit the world would be a much better place to live in if everyone had such well -meaning liberal views. Unfortunately, many dont and the dictators would swallow us up if we fell into a Utopian trance.
I'm not sure that you realise what you just said - it is very significant.
You said that the world would be a better place if everyone had liberal views
Not that 'liberal views' are wrong and that the world would be better if they were true but that the world would be better if everyone was a liberal