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A day in the life of a true liberal.

Woke up at 5am freezing cold because there was no oil subsidy available this month to pay for heating. Besides, the paper thin walls of my gov't housing just don't provide insulation. Woke up at 5am to make it to the queue at the grocery store so that maybe I could get a little food to feed my family before the store's daily supply was used up - normally around 7am. Had to walk because there is no gas at the gas stations - none can be found at the gov't set prices. I go to my job where I get great wages, just as great as all my friends and neighbors, no more, no less. If only there were some connection between the value of my salary and the value of the products needed to survive. I don't particularly like my job, but I wasn't given a choice: it was assigned to me by the bureau of human resources. It is hard labor and in the last year, it has become more difficult by the fact that I need an operation on my knee. But, I'm on the waiting list and should be able to get an operation before the end of next year. I thought it would be a utopia for the government to take over my life. Except. In order to 'do more for me', the gov't has taken everything FROM me. Increasingly, in order to quell rebellion, the gov't has had to use force to keep the people in line. Instead of fighting wars against foreign terror, the gov't is using up all its military resources fighting domestic insurrection. There was a school that was bombed near here last week. I'm afraid to send my kids to school. But hey! This was supposed to be utopia. All I had to do, they said, was trust the government to do more for me than me. Maybe it was a mistake to believe that the gov't had my best interests at heart more than I did. But, I shouldn't even THINK that, because it's an illegal incitement of insurrection to even think less than happy thoughts about our 'great' government. Ever since the government took away the secret ballot, in order to "ensure more fair election outcomes", voting is easy. I just vote for whom I'm told to vote. And, they always win, by landslides. It's the government we all always wanted, with enough controls and force at its disposal to quash all dissent. Or, most of it. I'm not really sure, because the media never reports about anything except how great things are under our new leaders. There was NO media coverage of that school bombing; I only know about it because my cousin's child goes there and he managed to spare 3 minutes of his phone rations to call and ask to meet me to discuss it; we could NEVER talk about something like that on the phone - what would the censors say!

~faith,

Timothy.

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To me that sounds more like a normal day in a ultra right wing dictatorship, like lets say Nazi Germany. But then thats just my:twocents:

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Are we so far away from this scenario now, under Conservative rule for 8 years?

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To me that sounds more like a normal day in a ultra right wing dictatorship, like lets say Nazi Germany. But then thats just my:twocents:

If you don't believe or practice in gov't control of your lives, then you don't get a dictatorship, be it communist or fascist. Both ideas depend upon the idea that gov't knows and can do better for you than you.

I reject ANY gov't that can do for me. Why? A gov't that can do FOR me is one that can do TO me.

For the record, this thread is a specific rebuttal to the "A day in the life of a true conservative" thread.

~faith,

Timothy.

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I think it is funny that Tim is responding to Viking's thread about "A Day In The Life of a True Conservative" . . . which makes fun of what some liberal thinks of conservatives. I mentioned on that thread that I am not like anything in that essay. And I am a right-wing wacko born again Christian conservative.:D

And so Tim simply reciprocated . . . and that is funny.:bow:

steph

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If you don't believe or practice in gov't control of your lives, then you don't get a dictatorship, be it communist or fascist. Both ideas depend upon the idea that gov't knows and can do better for you than you.

I reject ANY gov't that can do for me. Why? A gov't that can do FOR me is one that can do TO me.

For the record, this thread is a specific rebuttal to the "A day in the life of a true conservative" thread.

~faith,

Timothy.

Thinking alike again . . . . . :D

steph

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The extremist liberals and extremist conservatives should all be locked in an underground cave together while the rest of us normal, generally moderate humans live in world peace.

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The extremist liberals and extremist conservatives should all be locked in an underground cave together while the rest of us normal, generally moderate humans live in world peace.
Now that's funny, sort of.Since I am a liberal.:chuckle

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A day in the life of a true liberal.

Woke up at 5am freezing cold because there was no oil subsidy available this month to pay for heating. Besides, the paper thin walls of my gov't housing just don't provide insulation. Woke up at 5am to make it to the queue at the grocery store so that maybe I could get a little food to feed my family before the store's daily supply was used up - normally around 7am. Had to walk because there is no gas at the gas stations - none can be found at the gov't set prices. I go to my job where I get great wages, just as great as all my friends and neighbors, no more, no less. If only there were some connection between the value of my salary and the value of the products needed to survive. I don't particularly like my job, but I wasn't given a choice: it was assigned to me by the bureau of human resources. It is hard labor and in the last year, it has become more difficult by the fact that I need an operation on my knee. But, I'm on the waiting list and should be able to get an operation before the end of next year. I thought it would be a utopia for the government to take over my life. Except. In order to 'do more for me', the gov't has taken everything FROM me. Increasingly, in order to quell rebellion, the gov't has had to use force to keep the people in line. Instead of fighting wars against foreign terror, the gov't is using up all its military resources fighting domestic insurrection. There was a school that was bombed near here last week. I'm afraid to send my kids to school. But hey! This was supposed to be utopia. All I had to do, they said, was trust the government to do more for me than me. Maybe it was a mistake to believe that the gov't had my best interests at heart more than I did. But, I shouldn't even THINK that, because it's an illegal incitement of insurrection to even think less than happy thoughts about our 'great' government. Ever since the government took away the secret ballot, in order to "ensure more fair election outcomes", voting is easy. I just vote for whom I'm told to vote. And, they always win, by landslides. It's the government we all always wanted, with enough controls and force at its disposal to quash all dissent. Or, most of it. I'm not really sure, because the media never reports about anything except how great things are under our new leaders. There was NO media coverage of that school bombing; I only know about it because my cousin's child goes there and he managed to spare 3 minutes of his phone rations to call and ask to meet me to discuss it; we could NEVER talk about something like that on the phone - what would the censors say!

~faith,

Timothy.

NEWSFLASH!!!

The Cold War is Over.... and Stalin is DEAD!

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NEWSFLASH!!!

The Cold War is Over.... and Stalin is DEAD!

Yes. And socialism is STILL a failure, everywhere it's tried.

~faith,

Timothy.

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Yes. And socialism is STILL a failure, everywhere it's tried.

~faith,

Timothy.

If you say so, Tim.

That said, your description was of doomsday Stalinist marxism, not socialism. Even then it sure wasn't classic liberalism. But, heck, everyone on the left is the same, right?

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