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Having somewhat recently sworn off Twitter (it seems to have stuck this time and I feel much healthier for it) I realize I could never get from that site what I used to get out of debate back in my college days and the earlier days of the internet.

I would like to have intelligent arguments with people. I don't want a shouting match. I don't want to call people names or be called names.

I want to intelligently engage with people I disagree with in order to find the flaws in my thinking and/or strengthen my understanding.

I'm a socialist who would prefer not to have a state if possible but grant that it may be a necessary evil. I was an anarcho-capitalist from youth to middle age, but became a liberal after the 2007-2008 financial crisis. From there I began to move steadily to the left, finally becoming a socialist during the Trump years.

These days I fundamentally believe that people are more important than things, that a market is not always (or, possibly, ever) the best way to organize cooperation. I also distrust authority and hierarchy at any scale or in any sphere, public or private. I also don't agree that human beings are basically savage and cruel and that we need the power of violence to reign in our savage nature.
 

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Having somewhat recently sworn off Twitter (it seems to have stuck this time and I feel much healthier for it) I realize I could never get from that site what I used to get out of debate back in my college days and the earlier days of the internet.

I would like to have intelligent arguments with people. I don't want a shouting match. I don't want to call people names or be called names.

I want to intelligently engage with people I disagree with in order to find the flaws in my thinking and/or strengthen my understanding.

I'm a socialist who would prefer not to have a state if possible but grant that it may be a necessary evil. I was an anarcho-capitalist from youth to middle age, but became a liberal after the 2007-2008 financial crisis. From there I began to move steadily to the left, finally becoming a socialist during the Trump years.

These days I fundamentally believe that people are more important than things, that a market is not always (or, possibly, ever) the best way to organize cooperation. I also distrust authority and hierarchy at any scale or in any sphere, public or private. I also don't agree that human beings are basically savage and cruel and that we need the power of violence to reign in our savage nature.
Thanks for sharing, good luck with your hopes for this site.
 

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Having somewhat recently sworn off Twitter (it seems to have stuck this time and I feel much healthier for it) I realize I could never get from that site what I used to get out of debate back in my college days and the earlier days of the internet.

I would like to have intelligent arguments with people. I don't want a shouting match. I don't want to call people names or be called names.

I want to intelligently engage with people I disagree with in order to find the flaws in my thinking and/or strengthen my understanding.

I'm a socialist who would prefer not to have a state if possible but grant that it may be a necessary evil. I was an anarcho-capitalist from youth to middle age, but became a liberal after the 2007-2008 financial crisis. From there I began to move steadily to the left, finally becoming a socialist during the Trump years.

These days I fundamentally believe that people are more important than things, that a market is not always (or, possibly, ever) the best way to organize cooperation. I also distrust authority and hierarchy at any scale or in any sphere, public or private. I also don't agree that human beings are basically savage and cruel and that we need the power of violence to reign in our savage nature.
I was always afraid of finding myself in a realm where where you could never find a good fight.
 

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I was always afraid of finding myself in a realm where where you could never find a good fight.
If Dragon Ball has shown us anything it's that your power level increases fastest when you seek out and fight the strongest opponents. 😀
 

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You've landed on an alien planet, you're scanning for intelligent alien life, but you're unsure if your detector is broken because the readings are swinging wildly. Welcome, and good luck.
 

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If Dragon Ball has shown us anything it's that your power level increases fastest when you seek out and fight the strongest opponents. 😀
Well, I'm not trying to win any debate, although I am trying to win an election.

Welcome to DP NerdcoreSteve of nine posts.
 

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I would like to have intelligent arguments with people. I don't want a shouting match. I don't want to call people names or be called names.
It can be a challenge to find that here. People won't call you names directly because it's against the rules but they find sneaky ways to be very insulting anyway. If you're serious about this you'll have to exercise a lot of patience with some people.
 

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Having somewhat recently sworn off Twitter (it seems to have stuck this time and I feel much healthier for it) I realize I could never get from that site what I used to get out of debate back in my college days and the earlier days of the internet.

I would like to have intelligent arguments with people. I don't want a shouting match. I don't want to call people names or be called names.

I want to intelligently engage with people I disagree with in order to find the flaws in my thinking and/or strengthen my understanding.

I'm a socialist who would prefer not to have a state if possible but grant that it may be a necessary evil. I was an anarcho-capitalist from youth to middle age, but became a liberal after the 2007-2008 financial crisis. From there I began to move steadily to the left, finally becoming a socialist during the Trump years.

These days I fundamentally believe that people are more important than things, that a market is not always (or, possibly, ever) the best way to organize cooperation. I also distrust authority and hierarchy at any scale or in any sphere, public or private. I also don't agree that human beings are basically savage and cruel and that we need the power of violence to reign in our savage nature.
This site is wayyyyyy beyond Twitter in quality of content and control. Your heart is in the right place but your expectations of civility and rational dialogue from others a bit naive.

But no worries, you'll learn the ropes and excel if you refuse to be too sensitive.
 

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You will find lots of support for your views here on DebatePolitics, Steve.
 

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Having somewhat recently sworn off Twitter (it seems to have stuck this time and I feel much healthier for it) I realize I could never get from that site what I used to get out of debate back in my college days and the earlier days of the internet.

I would like to have intelligent arguments with people. I don't want a shouting match. I don't want to call people names or be called names.

I want to intelligently engage with people I disagree with in order to find the flaws in my thinking and/or strengthen my understanding.

I'm a socialist who would prefer not to have a state if possible but grant that it may be a necessary evil. I was an anarcho-capitalist from youth to middle age, but became a liberal after the 2007-2008 financial crisis. From there I began to move steadily to the left, finally becoming a socialist during the Trump years.

These days I fundamentally believe that people are more important than things, that a market is not always (or, possibly, ever) the best way to organize cooperation. I also distrust authority and hierarchy at any scale or in any sphere, public or private. I also don't agree that human beings are basically savage and cruel and that we need the power of violence to reign in our savage nature.
Fundamentally...?
Hoping you meant that you were referring to the fundamentals of your values, and not that you are given over to fundamentalist thinking. About a third of the country now consists of fundamentalist thinkers, hence the situation we're in right now. Good luck.
 
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