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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Fussiler1, May 28, 2011.

  1. Sky Green

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    I am... not sure what I am can someone tell me?
    My result
     
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  2. WherewolfTherewolf

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    I'm pretty sure that political compass is based off Irish or UK politics based off some of the questions it asks in it, which aren't really big issues in the US.
     
  3. Moon Mover

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    So mark "Agree" instead of "Strongly Agree."
    Then it worked!
    Yer a filthy commie'.
     
  4. The Reborn Devil

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    At what cost? The child's life is now ruined. Sure, he doesn't commit crime, but is he happy?

    Communism is awesome. If you look at the results from the other posts you'll see most of us are commies.
     
  5. En_Fuego

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    Pretty much everyone in my family, on both my father's side and my mother's side, and my immediate family included, was spanked for doing something really wrong except for me.

    Out of my entire family, I'm probably the only one who has social issues because the way I act isn't usually "appropriate"

    I think we're all generalizing this way too fucking much. Spanking a kid does not always end with him being traumatized. Nor does it always end with them learning their lesson.

    If you want to spank your kid, then go ahead. The government doesn't need to know about it.
     
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  7. The Reborn Devil

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    That's a very special view you got there. Spanking children is a criminal offence in most civilized countries. Is it okay to kill people too, as long as the government doesn't know about it?

    Very many are traumatized by being spanked as young and few of those who are spanked behave like regular people after being repeatedly spanked for almost everything they do. In the end, many fear to do things which are completely fine to do because they fear that they will be punished.

    You don't want people to be afraid of the law, you want them to understand and respect the law.
     
  8. En_Fuego

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    Fear is one of the proper ways to rule, as Machiavelli once wrote. I'm not saying you should spank your child for everything. I'm saying there should be a balance between teaching and spanking.

    Believe it or not, spanking CAN only occur in situations where it would replace other severe punishment.

    Also, I wouldn't consider spanking a cold blood murder. I would compare it more to capital punishment, which is legal in many countries abroad.
     
  9. WherewolfTherewolf

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    Machiavelli wasn't proper, he was practical.

    His arguments were in no way trying to appeal to ethics, they worked and that's all the support he needed for them.

    So as it is with spanking, it's been shown to work in a lot of cases - but does that exactly make it right? Then we have to go even further, what exactly is right, and if it works do we have room to condemn it?

    Personally I find spanking a bit barbaric in nature, but I'm not going to condemn people who feel it's the best way to raise their children, even if they're quick to condemn me for not agreeing.
     
  10. Varine

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    And no one is traumatized by being spanked. If they are, god forbid they ever get into a fight. They'll probably never come out of their room! What we're effectively doing with our new shitty punishments (like ten minutes in time out for telling your mom you hate her, WTF is that about?) is making a bunch of brat kids who grow up with no concept of the real world, a huge elitism thing, and have almost no work ethic because in school they didn't fail, they just were delayed in their success for whatever is happening now. Everyone gets trophies for participating!

    My parents having hit me a few times when I was out of control doesn't make me afraid of the law. Admittedly I view our legal system as an ongoing joke and have no respect for most police, and would love to see it collapse now (or destroyed by a revolution... can't be too long, the way it's going), however that's because the law is for the most part totally idiotic. I spent a week in jail a bit ago (and in turn about got kicked out of school for it) for failure to pay a couple hundred dollars in fines I forgot about (paid most of it, but then I moved and had better things to worry about). My neighbors now ex-boyfriend beat the shit out of her not long ago, but somehow there was insufficient evidence so he got out after a couple days. I would gladly kill people like him, and would have no problem if someone else did it and didn't tell the government. Although I thinking killing people and spanking your kid when he needs it are not quite the same caliber....
     
  11. DonDustin

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  12. Midnighters

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    It's very easy to make this generalization. I just did, and if they can't control themselves, they need to learn to do so.
     
  13. WherewolfTherewolf

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    Just because you say something doesn't make it correct
     
  14. Midnighters

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    I could say the same exact thing to you.
     
  15. WherewolfTherewolf

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    At least I qualify my statements, instead of making broad generalizations.
     
  16. Varine

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    Just because what you say to qualify it means something to you, it doesn't to everyone. There isn't an inherit requirement to justify what you believe beyond the fact that it's what you believe.
     
  17. WherewolfTherewolf

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    If you don't justify your side of the argument, you're not arguing.


    Also note that "qualify" in a persuasive sense means to point out that what you're saying isn't universal, that there are occasions where it doesn't work, thus making it more realistic (and thus more convincing).
     
  18. Midnighters

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    I did justify my side of the discussion, and I say discussion, because I don't consider this an argument.
     
  19. En_Fuego

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    That's cute, but an argument is generally a discussion carried out by 2 sides that oppose eachother.

    Usually takes place over some rule or resolution or abstract idea.
     
  20. Midnighters

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    An argument involves petty insults to try and prove your point, and both people raging at eachother to some extent, which I am not.