What are your liberal vs conservative attitudes?

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K_Kelly
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09 Dec 2016, 4:15 pm

Even though I think someday I may totally ditch these labels, what are political and social attitudes you have that are conservative vs ones you have that are more liberal? For example, I have liberal attitudes about sex and nudity (even though I'm an American prude :) ) but a lot of other issues I have a conservative attitude towards. I wonder if anyone who's more conservative on here has the same liberal attitude on the sex/nudity issue.



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09 Dec 2016, 7:52 pm

I am very liberal in most respects- I support LGBT rights, the environment (no fracking!) and consider myself a democratic socialist.

However, I agree with some opinions that don't find much currency in the far left wing. I believe it's possible to be prejudiced towards majority groups, for example racist towards white people, and I do not believe in self-segregation. I think it will do more harm than good. Relatedly, I do not believe that an individual's identities should be put before the individual.


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09 Dec 2016, 9:58 pm

I tend not to have strong opinions on issues such as abortion, SSM, etc. As for immigration, I can't support anything like Trump is supporting, but I do feel that there should be an assessment of the screening process, to fix any flaws it may have, if any.

As for the economy and foreign policy, I tend to agree with the positions of center-right parties like the GOP, the UK Conservative Party, and the Australian Liberal Party. However, I do think there need to be regional plans and plans for certain industries regarding the economy, to help certain areas become less dependent on one industry. They would not resemble the 5-year-plans that the communist countries had, but have plans to assist certain regions in developing and diversifying their economy.

@EclecticWarrior: You made a very good point in your second paragraph, but I want to add that we need to remember that ageism is also a form of bigotry. All too often, I see people post on various comment boards that progress can be made "as soon as all the old folks/baby boomers die off". That's just as sad as if someone said that about blacks, Muslims, or LGBT people.


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10 Dec 2016, 11:45 pm

I am very liberal, as I'm very much a supporter of LGBT rights, a strong believer in civil rights, and believe in universal healthcare.
Maybe the only position I am conservative on is the abortion issue, probably because of my religious background. I just can't get around the fact that the fetus is either a human life, or will soon be. That said, I am contemptuous of most of the pro-life movement, as these are people who have sold their souls to the political right, calling for cutting the very social safety net that helps poor women and their babies, humiliating and bullying women seeking abortions, opposing maternity leave and the provision of childcare.


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