- Jul 6, 2005
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
- Very Liberal
We Americans watch too much TV to aquire wisdom in many areas. Your point is a very good one. It's not a black and white world. Choices are not always either / or. Your right, many on this board post with a lot of polarization in their message. I myself have been guilty of this many times.Originally Posted by Parmenion:
I am curious to know why Americans address matters generally in the sense of "Left" and "Right", conservative and Liberal. The are far more than two modes of thinking from where I come from.
Where I come from, if I state that I was against the invasion of Iraq that would be considered an opinion. But I could also equally hold the opinion of being against the regime of Saddam without any conflict of interest. On these boards I see many categorising opinions into just two categories of Left and Right without addressing the many or categories of morality, psychology, philosophy, theology, principality etc... None of these fall under the Left/Right categories in my country.
I honestly would like to be educated as to why there appears to be only two modes of thought in most Ameican posts and as to why all issues are considered only with regard to their political or constitutional values or merits.
Posts such as yours are very refreshing to see anytime they occur.