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99% of americans fetishize "democracy" as an intrinsically good thing

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90% of people( lib and reptiles) would reject the hypothesis...
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you would respond: singapore is a benevolent dictatorship. ...
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Bad example. The vast majority of americans would rather di...
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“ vast majority of americans would rather die than be ...
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No, they'll just say, "Well, this is America!"
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So they’ll revert to preprogrammed NPC phrases and ref...
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singapore is more of a democracy than malaysia, though they ...
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this is silly. in theory singapore is maybe a democracy, in...
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yes, because the people voted them in during free and fair e...
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In 2018, Singapore was ranked 151st by Reporters Without Bor...
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yeah, i'm well aware of all of this. even setting aside how ...
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it's widely recognized that lee kuan yew was considered a be...
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lee kwan yew hasnt been pm for 30 years, you were speaking i...
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lol, I hope the "similar demographics" claim is ju...
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cr. the demographic difference is the whole reason singapore...
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MUH DEMOCRACY
downward facing died for your sins
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Head on back
pumpkin spice praxis
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Case in point. The Pavlovian response is strong in this one...
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Get ur self a boat and head on back Chief
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Sad — in many cases, breaking the Pavlovian response i...
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Boat rides are cheap why dontchya head on back captain
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this is by design they have been brainwashed to believe t...
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They’re sort of wrapped up together though. Democraci...
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The radical left is with you on this one. Maybe you could wo...
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yeah its probably because the country has literally always b...
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No it hasn't, retard.
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when has it not been a democracy you dumb faggot
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When blacks and women and unpropertied white men couldn't vo...
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so democracy wasnt invented in the 1920s
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probably the worst post i've seen in the last few weeks
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Hitler's demolition, in Mein Kampf, of the complete fucktard...
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People love democracy when it gives them what they want. Whe...
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Tbf others say and do the same thing.
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Libs say whatever it takes to get more power, news at 11
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How do you keep random tyrants from seizing power.
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why would you want to prevent this
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the browner America gets, the more attractive a white nation...
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It's the worst form of government except for all the others
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yeah i for one welcome our jewish overlords
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Date: September 15th, 2020 6:51 PM
Author: .,,.,.,,.,.,,,...,,.,,,.,..,.,...,.,.


99% of americans have been brainwashed into believing that democracy is an intrinsic good, as opposed to being a VEHICLE to increase the quality of life of its citizens. therefore if democracy ceases to increase the quality of life for people (and its been downhill since at least the 70s despite your fancy new iphone and cheap samsung TV), we should have a new system that will give us the better quality of life

if you tell people this, especially libs, their brains will fully short circuit



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40925508)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 6:55 PM
Author: .,,.,.,,.,.,,,...,,.,,,.,..,.,...,.,.


ask a lib: would you rather have DEMOCRACY but with 50% decreased quality of life, or a BENEVOLENT DICTATOR with 50% increased quality of life, and see what they say

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40925540)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 7:03 PM
Author: ..,.,.,.,.,.,,.,.,.,.,.,.,,,,.,..




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40925595)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 7:18 PM
Author: A Jurisprudence is Performed

90% of people( lib and reptiles) would reject the hypothesis outright. “But life in a democracy is BETTER than a dictatorship!”

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40925667)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 7:20 PM
Author: .,,.,.,,.,.,,,...,,.,,,.,..,.,...,.,.


you would respond: singapore is a benevolent dictatorship. average income of $67,152. malaysia is a democracy and their average income is $4,820. they are right next to each other and have relatively similar demographics, although singapore has no natural resources, so it's success is entirely due to its political structure. would you rather live in singapore or malaysia, and why?

watch the brain short circuit. they will recoil in FEAR as your question presses up against their most deeply accepted propaganda.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40925680)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 7:51 PM
Author: the walter white of this generation (walt jr.)

Bad example. The vast majority of americans would rather die than be a slope.

Also americans just aren't 'tuned' to unfavorably compare our country to counties whose existence is predicated on our largesse in not vaporizing them with nuclear weapons.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40925896)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 7:55 PM
Author: .,,.,.,,.,.,,,...,,.,,,.,..,.,...,.,.


“ vast majority of americans would rather die than be a slope”

What?

Also, Americans are neutral or neutral/positive toward Singapore so they shouldn’t object to comparing themselves to it.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40925918)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 8:02 PM
Author: Buck "The Club" Paulette

No, they'll just say, "Well, this is America!"

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40925958)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 8:06 PM
Author: .,,.,.,,.,.,,,...,,.,,,.,..,.,...,.,.


So they’ll revert to preprogrammed NPC phrases and refuse to consider the question further?

Sounds like a short circuit of the brain

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40925989)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 3:53 PM
Author: shivering erotic king banana

singapore is more of a democracy than malaysia, though they are both democracies

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40930337)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 3:55 PM
Author: .,,.,.,,.,.,,,...,,.,,,.,..,.,...,.,.


this is silly. in theory singapore is maybe a democracy, in reality, we all known lee kuan yew was basically a (benevolent) dictator. his eldest son has been prime minister since 2004.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40930349)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 5:34 PM
Author: shivering erotic king banana

yes, because the people voted them in during free and fair elections. the people are well educated and understand the opposition is not prepared to govern and would threaten the country's prosperity. corruption is almost non existent. anyone can run for elections, though they need to put up a deposit which will only be refunded if they get above a minimum threshold of votes. nobody truly believes the PM and his party weren't legitimately elected.

compare to malaysia's 'democracy', where the PM skims billions from the national coffers, spends wildly to bring ringers into districts to vote for him, and political opponents are often imprisoned or murdered.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40930985)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 5:39 PM
Author: .,,.,.,,.,.,,,...,,.,,,.,..,.,...,.,.


In 2018, Singapore was ranked 151st by Reporters Without Borders in the Worldwide Press Freedom Index.[3] U.S.-based Freedom in the World scored Singapore 3 out of 7 for "political freedom", and 3 out of 7 for "civil liberties" (where 1 is the "most free")

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_in_Singapore#:~:text=In%202018%2C%20Singapore%20was%20ranked,free%22%20for%20the%20year%202015.

Rights groups like ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights have long-flagged various other election processes that they say disadvantage the opposition.

For example, Singapore’s electoral divisions are revised regularly to reflect population growth and shifts. But the process is opaque and opposition figures have previously made allegations of gerrymandering.

The prime minister can also call for an election, with presidential approval, at short notice, creating difficulties for the opposition to prepare. The campaigning period for the coming vote is just nine days.

Opposition figures, including the late J.B. Jeyaretnam and the SDP’s Chee Soon Juan, have been sued by PAP members and made bankrupt. PAP leaders have said the libel suits were necessary to protect their reputations.

More recently, some opposition figures fell foul of a controversial fake news law, and were told their online posts must carry a banner stating that they contain false information.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-singapore-election-opposition-file-ex/explainer-why-one-party-dominates-singapore-politics-idUSKBN24702X

i could go on

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40931029)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 5:49 PM
Author: shivering erotic king banana

yeah, i'm well aware of all of this. even setting aside how questionable groups like 'reporters without borders' are in judgment, none of this makes singapore 'not a democracy', and certainly none of it makes it less of a democracy than malaysia, which does all of this and worse.

having laws which are different than the us doesnt make a country a dictatorship

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40931099)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 5:55 PM
Author: .,,.,.,,.,.,,,...,,.,,,.,..,.,...,.,.


it's widely recognized that lee kuan yew was considered a benevolent dictator. if you want to fight that characterization that's up to you

here's the malay mail using that exact term in his obit: https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2015/03/23/obituary-lee-kuan-yew-the-benevolent-dictator/864591



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40931135)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 6:05 PM
Author: shivering erotic king banana

lee kwan yew hasnt been pm for 30 years, you were speaking in the present. singapore in no way resembles a dictatorship, benevolent or otherwise today

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40931200)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 6:04 PM
Author: Bronus Swagner

lol, I hope the "similar demographics" claim is just to piss off the Chinese

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40931199)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 6:06 PM
Author: shivering erotic king banana

cr. the demographic difference is the whole reason singapore is an independent country

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40931210)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 7:34 PM
Author: .,,.,.,,.,.,,,...,,.,,,.,..,.,...,.,.




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40925781)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 7:35 PM
Author: downward facing died for your sins

MUH DEMOCRACY

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40925786)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 7:43 PM
Author: pumpkin spice praxis

Head on back

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40925838)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 7:44 PM
Author: .,,.,.,,.,.,,,...,,.,,,.,..,.,...,.,.


Case in point. The Pavlovian response is strong in this one

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40925846)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 7:52 PM
Author: pumpkin spice praxis

Get ur self a boat and head on back Chief

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40925903)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 7:56 PM
Author: .,,.,.,,.,.,,,...,,.,,,.,..,.,...,.,.


Sad — in many cases, breaking the Pavlovian response is too hard and the person indoctrinated would rather die than see the truth. It should be a scary example to those not quite so far gone of the dangers of blind faith.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40925926)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 7:57 PM
Author: pumpkin spice praxis

Boat rides are cheap why dontchya head on back captain

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40925930)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 7:47 PM
Author: take the dogpill goy

this is by design

they have been brainwashed to believe that "democracy" and the liberal agenda are one and the same. none of them realize this

this enables "the media machine" to identify The Bad People by declaring that they are "against democracy" when in reality they're not Bad because they oppose "democracy" (whatever this is), they're Bad because they oppose the liberal agenda

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40925873)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 7:49 PM
Author: '''''''''''''''''''"'



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40925886)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 7:53 PM
Author: .,,.,.,,.,.,,,...,,.,,,.,..,.,...,.,.


They’re sort of wrapped up together though. Democracies intrinsically have a constant push for equality and expansion of voting groups (shitlibbery), and democracies are ruled by “nonpartisan experts” who are also shitlib. Indeed, I don’t think you can have shitlibbery without democracy.

This is why any end to shitlibbery must entail an end to democracy.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40925908)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 8:01 PM
Author: ,..,,,,,,....,,,...,

The radical left is with you on this one. Maybe you could work out a deal where the dictatorship is controlled by a committee of neckbeard autists, transgender communist profs and heavily armed militia members.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40925950)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 8:02 PM
Author: Mike Fart

yeah its probably because the country has literally always been a democracy

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40925957)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 11:44 PM
Author: Bleech

No it hasn't, retard.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40927047)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 11:51 PM
Author: Mike Fart

when has it not been a democracy you dumb faggot

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40927085)



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Date: September 17th, 2020 1:04 AM
Author: Valiant

When blacks and women and unpropertied white men couldn't vote.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40933433)



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Date: September 17th, 2020 1:22 AM
Author: Mike Fart

so democracy wasnt invented in the 1920s

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40933481)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 8:03 PM
Author: """"""""

This is because “democracy” as commonly used = shitlibs conclusively rule and controlled opposition GOP is happy to lose and collect some $$$.

Shitlibs have spent the past 5 decades totally capturing every institution that matters. Now, they have it all. Cuck GOP is happy to act in their role as the Washington Generals so long as they get their $$$ payoffs for going with the program. All they have to do is convince their rube voters that they are different from the other politicians and are actually on their side.

The (((elite))) does not want this work to be wasted and so drills into everyone how “democracy” (as I’ve described) is the best thing ever and how anyone who thinks otherwise is a danger. They know that a shift to another system would be the equivalent to overturning the chess table after the shitlibs have already obtained checkmate.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40925966)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 8:04 PM
Author: .,,.,.,,.,.,,,...,,.,,,.,..,.,...,.,.




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40925978)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 8:12 PM
Author: ,..,,,,,,....,,,...,

What sort of alternate reality do you live in where the GOP is an oppressed minority? They have the presidency, senate, most govs and state legislatures. They had the house for many years. They dragged the Dems way to the right on the economic issues that are the only important thing to party leadership and donors. No one high up in either party gives a fuck about gay marriage, trannies, religion or abortion. I feel bad for the people who have spent 40 years voting R because they think it will some day stop the holocaust of the unborn. Maybe next time! Your elected officials have been really busy voting for tax cuts and opposing transfers to poor people!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40926027)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 8:33 PM
Author: Mike Fart

"No one high up in either party gives a fuck about gay marriage, trannies, religion or abortion."

lol

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40926132)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 4:41 PM
Author: '"'""'"''"



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40930589)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 8:35 PM
Author: take the dogpill goy

probably the worst post i've seen in the last few weeks

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40926145)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 8:37 PM
Author: .,,.,.,,.,.,,,...,,.,,,.,..,.,...,.,.




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40926153)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 11:52 PM
Author: Mike Fart



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40927090)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 4:41 PM
Author: '"'""'"''"



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40930590)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 8:04 PM
Author: downward facing died for your sins

Hitler's demolition, in Mein Kampf, of the complete fucktardation of anglo 'democracy' is definitive

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40925973)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 8:05 PM
Author: .,,.,.,,.,.,,,...,,.,,,.,..,.,...,.,.


Summarize it

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40925981)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 8:34 PM
Author: ..,.,.,,,.,.,.,.,.,....,,,,..,.,.,.,


People love democracy when it gives them what they want. When it doesn't they complain that people are too stupid to be trusted with a vote.

I've heard libs passionately whinge about voting as the voice of the people and then start frothing with rage about Trump's win and say that only smart people should be allowed to vote.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40926140)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 8:35 PM
Author: ...,,.,.,,.,...,,.

Tbf others say and do the same thing.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40926146)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 9:07 PM
Author: .,,.,.,,.,.,,,...,,.,,,.,..,.,...,.,.


Libs say whatever it takes to get more power, news at 11

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40926270)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 8:35 PM
Author: ...,,.,.,,.,...,,.

Well I’m with you u til you presuppose that it’s a “vehicle...” I doNt think it’s ever been that.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40926141)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 9:36 PM
Author: .,,.,.,,.,.,,,...,,.,,,.,..,.,...,.,.


the state exists to perpetuate itself and gain more power; but why should we PERSONALLY support it unless it adds to our quality of life instead of detracts from it?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40926436)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 8:35 PM
Author: .,.....,,,,.,..,,,.,,..,.,.,




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40926147)



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Date: September 15th, 2020 11:32 PM
Author: .,,.,.,,.,.,,,...,,.,,,.,..,.,...,.,.




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40927002)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 2:39 PM
Author: .,,.,.,,.,.,,,...,,.,,,.,..,.,...,.,.




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40929876)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 3:02 PM
Author: Wilbur999 (Krugerrand)

Imbeciles

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40929978)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 3:04 PM
Author: borders

I just finished great book - a MUST READ book on the topic:

https://www.amazon.com/Demon-Democracy-Totalitarian-Temptations-Societies/dp/1594039917/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+demon+in+democracy&qid=1600283020&sr=8-1

Insanely good book review:

The striking claim in Ryszard Legutko’s ‘The Demon in Democracy’ is that both communism and liberal democracy share essentially the same central ideology, namely an unquestioned commitment to social improvement and unravelling of historic injustices, with a concomitant attitude of de-legitimation and derision towards historical culture. As Legutko acidly comments, liberalism no less than communism identifies opposition to its prevailing ideology as either maverick or heretical, to be either dismissed or eliminated via a pervasive politicisation of culture and society.

A powerful idea at the heart of Legutko’s book is that liberalism is actively destroying the pluralism on which much of its philosophical legitimation rests. He echoes what Patrick Deneen has recently written in ‘Why Liberalism Failed’, a central contention of which is that liberalism actively undermines its own cultural foundations. Both writers look back to Tocqueville who early on saw the dangers of conformity, simplification and sentiment which liberal democracy would give rise to.

It is a commonplace today that communist societies were totalitarian and monochrome, and that obedience, conformity and thought-policing were intrinsic to them. Legutko’s argument is that liberal democracies are increasingly not so different. Whereas communism openly avowed the need to destroy all pre-existing culture and recreate ‘citizens’ in a new model, devoid of arcane inheritances from family, church or any other pre-existing ‘structure’, liberalism feigns a conversational plurality in which it promises to pay respect to different identities, values and inheritances, with an offer to minimally arbitrate or facilitate between them. But liberalism has increasingly come to see culture and values as a key battleground and is no longer content to mediate a pluralistic demos, but rather seeks to refashion it.

The demos has always been problematic for liberalism, and indeed the electoral franchise was restricted for so long precisely because of uncertainty over where genuine ‘democracy’ might lead. To their great relief, the great ‘democratising’ conservative leaders of the late 19th. century, like Bismarck and Salisbury, saw that extending the franchise did not inevitably lead to leftism and a wholesale attack on privilege, but that there was a significant conservative ballast even amongst those apparently least privileged. In the social and political turmoils in the aftermath of the First World War and the Russian Revolution this conservative ballast not only resisted socialism, it also leant support to Fascism, to the stupefied chagrin of the Frankfurt School and other Marxists. The problem of ‘deconstructing’ this conservatism inherent in the demos became the central project of the intellectual left throughout the 20th century.

The latent conservatism in any demos could be said to lie in two principal areas: defence of privilege and resistance to change. As the current intellectual fashion of ‘intersectionality’ highlights, privilege and underprivilege exist across different dimensions, and in the right circumstances the coalition of ‘privileged’ can be very large indeed, especially when the whole social structure is in play. Indeed, it was precisely the realisation of this that made communists so vociferous in their counter-revolutionary brutality: the more evident their radicalism became, the bigger became the conservative coalition that tried to resist them.

While resistance to change is partly also motivated by defence of privilege, it is more importantly generated by scepticism that is properly suspicious of the political process, and particularly all political ‘ideology’. A fundamental insight that has recently been rehearsed by, for instance, Nassim Taleb’s ‘Anti-Fragile’ and Jordan Peterson’s ‘12 Rules for Life’, is that it is a difficult and primarily experiential task for a human being to gain understanding in the world. There is a lot of opacity, which trial-and-error, with real exposure to consequences, is much better at helping us to understand than ‘reading’ or thinking. The place one takes in the world depends on a matrix of one’s abilities, access, luck, and above all on the moves and trade-offs one has made in one’s life. Resistance to change is partly resistance to having all of those moves thrown into question by a radical re-writing of the game. But more than anything, purposive engagement with life teaches humility about all simplifications, all rationalistic ‘impatience’ that wants to get quickly from an A to a B. Any move in the game has repercussions, often impossible to foresee. It also gives rise to a grounded, nuanced perspective, which when socially aggregated sums to genuine distributed knowledge that, in Hayekian terms, is much greater than the sum of its individual parts. A demos that is properly experienced and invested in life, and appreciative of the subtleties and difficulties in each and every achievement, is the ideal demos in which liberal plurality is theoretically founded.

Contrary to this experientially embedded plurality, Legutko argues that the ideology that rules liberal democracy no less than communism is simplistic, leftist and utopian: a belief that society really can be made much more just, that intellectuals and politicians will lead the way, and that the public needs to be refashioned and led. Whether an intellectual-led utopian political programme could be brought to fruition, or indeed, if it has any meaning at all, is a profound question that has haunted the world since the middle of the 19th century. The list of depressing communist experiments has slapped down the naive but insistent optimism that characterised leftists in the first half of the 20th century, but has not ended the question by any means. Legutko’s is a sharp counter to a Fukuyama viewpoint that saw liberalism and communism as alternative systems, one of which proved superior to the other, hence ‘ending’ history: rather, he argues, liberalism contains the same central problem as communism, and we are far from being at the point where liberalism is fully played out.

Legutko’s characterisation of the ideology of both liberalism and communism as essentially simplistic and simplifying echoes a central idea of René Girard, who saw communism as nothing more than a deviation of Christianity: all that is going on in leftist politics is the progressive ‘uncovering of the victimological principle.’ Girard saw Western culture, because of the centrality of Christianity in its evolution, as doomed to endless self-criticism in which each generation would look back aghast at the ‘injustices’ of the generations that preceded them. Only the utopian eschatology baked into the Enlightenment saves the West from dizzyingly falling sick with its persistent relativism, as it is able to convince itself that all this criticism is an advance of ‘progress’. The centrality of this eschatology in the cultural self-perception does much to explain the need to ridicule and delegitimize history.

Suspicion about what this dominant leftist ideology really amounts to is harboured by many people and is a powerful source of conservatism. But whether a leftist ideology of ‘restituting injustice for all victims’ might be chaotic or meaningless - that injustice might spring from difference before it springs from power - does not constrain it from having substantial mimetic force.

Legutko’s pessimism is precisely that this mimetic idea, of ‘eliminate all injustice’ not only has taken hold of intellectual and political elites in liberal democracies, just as it did under communism, but that it is burrowing into the demos to undermine and destroy real culture where there exists actual wisdom and practical knowledge. The Christian West has always been perplexed by the deeply existential empathy of the core message of the gospel and the impossibility of fashioning a practical politics out of it, and theologians wrestled for centuries with the problem. The practical religion of the Church, and similarly the what one might call neo-Christianity of Jordan Peterson, attempts a fusion of virtues like individuality, responsibility, restraint, love, duty, and above all an embracing of difficulty and an acknowledgement of incommensurability of values, which tries to give due weight to the challenges of individual life, prosperity and social order, as well as charitable empathy. Extending beyond theology, Western culture also discovered the ‘politico-philosophical goods’ of, among others, tolerance for difference, respect for individual autonomy and decentralisation of property, power and agency. And as Legutko points out, these goods often have their roots in conservative and classical rather than in modernist or leftist thought.

The peculiar danger that liberal democracies are experiencing is that education in these virtues, and appreciation of these philosophical goods, is being flattened, eroded on the one hand by a docility-inducing culture of consumerism and gratification, and on the other by the political assault on history itself, and the characterising of all historical culture as oppressive and blindly unperceptive. Liberalism has entered this remarkable period wherein the educated public belongs almost exclusively to a professional precariat class, whose identities of community, religion, social class, and increasingly, nationality and gender, are being persistently flattened, to leave, as Patrick Deneen has recently written, political affiliation as the new and only signifier. Social media and political accelerationism have turned this once private thing into the litmus test of social acceptability. Evidencing the correct platitudes of political affiliation for social and career favour has displaced the ‘responsible activity’ of how one comported oneself in the world - one’s personal ethics of courage, fidelity, honesty, self-sufficiency and practical altruism - which used to be the currency of social virtue and which has become ‘privatised’ and, as Deneen says, off-limits to opinion as long as merely law-abiding.

Accelerated liberalism which is inebriated with the mimetic ecstasy of ‘persecuting the persecutors’ and uncovering ever more victims is not, any more than communism was, leading to any kind of utopia, however gratifying the victory over each latest injustice. The political order, and the mythical ‘social contract’ that underlies it, is not a rational, transparent or inherently virtuous thing. One could subscribe to Girard, who saw that sacrificial injustice is intrinsic to the social order, or to, say, Jean Baudrillard, who saw that the social bond is not simply one of shared interests, identity and co-operation, but rather is multi-faceted and tactical, with as much competition and distance as alliance and closeness, “a pact which is the contrary of the social contract, a symbolic pact of allurement, complicity, derision.” Every move which ‘rescues’ a victim is a shift in the tactical alignment of the ‘pact of allurement’ which constitutes the social bond.

Accelerated liberalism operates by a sleight of hand that focuses only on the rescue of the victim and ignores the impact of the move elsewhere. Often a ‘victim’ is a collateral casualty in a cultural discourse, or tactical disposition, which has evolved to provide a solution or at least an equilibrium to a certain social phenomenon. For instance, ‘traditional sexual morality’ regulated a complex interaction of sexual feelings, family-formation and paternal authority, in which ‘freedom of sexual expression’ was a collateral casualty. In old cultures, there existed interstices wherein there could be derogations from the ideals of cultural morality, albeit always carrying the risk of scandal, but uniform obeisance was always seen to be ideal rather than credibly practical. While liberalism shows an ever more hysterical intolerance to the injustice of any one ‘collateral casualty’, by its simplifying monomania it externalises the collateral costs which emanate from the moves made to assuage its victimological obsessions. In an obvious contemporary example, liberal public policy debate seems incapable of acknowledging the fundamental exclusion and privilege on which all nation states are based, and instead plays a fantasy politics in which an indefinable number of refugees, asylum seekers and economic migrants can be ‘accommodated’, because drawing attention to the collateral effects is branded as scaremongering or ‘alt-right nationalism’.

But the social contract is a finely woven cultural object and dismissing as ‘illegitimate’ any objection to what liberals determine should be its reconfiguration, above all when the liberal ideology seems to contemplate no visible limit on the horizon, is to threaten to destabilize the deeply invested tactical alignments which it is based on. Populism is arising now through a growing, ever more widely held conviction, that liberal ideology, and the moves it is making within the culture to police speech and opinion, can only be countered by a brusque, even brutish, refusal to respect its pieties. As Deneen has written, elite liberals have converted meritocracy into a citadel of privilege for themselves, and yet actively embrace an ideological rhetoric that attacks every privilege but their own, an incoherence that invites sceptical derision rather than engagement on its own terms.

Islamic communities in the West paradoxically offer islands of resistance to the liberal mimetic onslaught, just as Legutko says rural Catholicism did in communist Poland. René Girard said fascinatingly of religious fundamentalists who, despite defending ideas which he deplores, that “their revolt looks more respectable to me than our somnolence. In an era when everyone boasts of being a marginal dissident even as they display a stupefying mimetic docility, the fundamentalists are authentic dissidents.” The immunity of followers of non-Christian religions from the victimological zealotry of the liberals is fascinating to observe, and shows the importance of properly maintained traditional practice as something that can resist mimetic cultural despoilation. But the tactical dispositions matter, and a liberal politics that refuses to consider the importance of what size, for instance, an Islamic minority should become, or what the consequences might be of how much or little integration with wider society it undertakes, willfully ignores something that the demos know matters very much.

Populism is arising because liberal elites are in thrall to a simplistic ideology of a utopian elimination of all injustice yet see themselves as technocratic philosopher kings, who take it upon themselves to silence troublesome parts of the discourse. Indeed, Legutko excoriates the European Union as being the technocratic project par excellence, with practical insulation from the demos its fundamental feature . John Gray has recently commented despairingly, and fearfully, how communist ideas have returned to respectability, something which should be inconceivable given the history of the 20th century. What is evident is that accelerated liberalism offers little protection against this. By its delegitimation of history, its attempted evisceration of the constellation of undertstandings that make up conservatism, and also from what Legutko calls its logic of minimalism - its opting for ease, convenience and gratification - it’s demos is easily swept up in mimetic contagion, which is fertile ground for a left populism of its own.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40929987)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 3:48 PM
Author: take the dogpill goy

ty for the post, this is a very good analysis of what specifically is wrong with "liberalism." in your opinion, is this book still worth reading if i already agree with this analysis?

i think i'd like to hear more about this paragraph in particular:

"While resistance to change is partly also motivated by defence of privilege, it is more importantly generated by scepticism that is properly suspicious of the political process, and particularly all political ‘ideology’. A fundamental insight that has recently been rehearsed by, for instance, Nassim Taleb’s ‘Anti-Fragile’ and Jordan Peterson’s ‘12 Rules for Life’, is that it is a difficult and primarily experiential task for a human being to gain understanding in the world. There is a lot of opacity, which trial-and-error, with real exposure to consequences, is much better at helping us to understand than ‘reading’ or thinking. The place one takes in the world depends on a matrix of one’s abilities, access, luck, and above all on the moves and trade-offs one has made in one’s life. Resistance to change is partly resistance to having all of those moves thrown into question by a radical re-writing of the game. But more than anything, purposive engagement with life teaches humility about all simplifications, all rationalistic ‘impatience’ that wants to get quickly from an A to a B. Any move in the game has repercussions, often impossible to foresee. It also gives rise to a grounded, nuanced perspective, which when socially aggregated sums to genuine distributed knowledge that, in Hayekian terms, is much greater than the sum of its individual parts. A demos that is properly experienced and invested in life, and appreciative of the subtleties and difficulties in each and every achievement, is the ideal demos in which liberal plurality is theoretically founded.

Contrary to this experientially embedded plurality, Legutko argues that the ideology that rules liberal democracy no less than communism is simplistic, leftist and utopian: a belief that society really can be made much more just, that intellectuals and politicians will lead the way, and that the public needs to be refashioned and led. Whether an intellectual-led utopian political programme could be brought to fruition, or indeed, if it has any meaning at all, is a profound question that has haunted the world since the middle of the 19th century. The list of depressing communist experiments has slapped down the naive but insistent optimism that characterised leftists in the first half of the 20th century, but has not ended the question by any means. Legutko’s is a sharp counter to a Fukuyama viewpoint that saw liberalism and communism as alternative systems, one of which proved superior to the other, hence ‘ending’ history: rather, he argues, liberalism contains the same central problem as communism, and we are far from being at the point where liberalism is fully played out."

this is something that i've thought about a lot: that "liberal democracy" seems to more or less by definition work to erode the very foundational characteristics of society that it's supposedly based on. it aims to top-down brainwash (i really think this is the correct word) the demos into believing in an arbitrarily constructed "correct" version of reality rather than the "lying eyes" of their own nuanced personal experience of reality

i don't see how this can be reconciled. the natural conclusions of "liberal democracy" (blank slatism, state-enforced "equality," etc) are always going to be directly at odds with the experiences of people in the real world. just like this analysis says, liberal democracy will necessarily lead to the same totalitarian thought-control and demand for absolute conformity to 2+2=5 that communism does

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40930299)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 10:50 PM
Author: Ricky

cq

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40932842)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 3:51 PM
Author: pandas express (don't blame me, i voted for KANYE)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40930319)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 3:52 PM
Author: pumpkin spice praxis

🚣‍♀️

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40930325)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 4:48 PM
Author: '"'""'"''"

They love democracy until it doesn't go their way. Then democracy "isn't working" or they concoct lies to explain how the other side cheated. In 2000 it was "GWB stole the election using the SCOTUS". In 2016 it was "Putin used the unstoppable power of Russia to steal the election for DJT." Of course, every time Dems win "democracy is working."

Neocons also use this to support imperialist wars. Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria all "needed democracy."

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40930652)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 4:54 PM
Author: .,,.,.,,.,.,,,...,,.,,,.,..,.,...,.,.




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40930719)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 5:42 PM
Author: batgod

How do you keep random tyrants from seizing power.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40931055)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 5:45 PM
Author: .,,.,.,,.,.,,,...,,.,,,.,..,.,...,.,.


the point is no system is perfect, dictatorship has its own set of problems (too reliant on personality of the dictator, possibility of assassination and problems with succession, mainly). but no one fetishizing dictatorship in america and everyone fetishizes democracy, which is just as stupid.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40931074)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 5:48 PM
Author: take the dogpill goy

autocracy means that you have generally good leaders and occasionally have a bad one

democracy means that you ALWAYS have bad leaders

it's basic logic

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40931096)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 8:20 PM
Author: .,,.,.,,.,.,,,...,,.,,,.,..,.,...,.,.




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40931915)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 9:53 PM
Author: "'''"''"



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40932499)



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Date: September 17th, 2020 8:34 AM
Author: batgod

Don't we at least have better phenotype vetting with democracy? Look at Stalin, Putin, Khrushchev, all Shorter than practically any POTUS.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40934079)



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Date: September 17th, 2020 8:40 AM
Author: P0astradamus



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40934099)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 9:53 PM
Author: Mike Fart

why would you want to prevent this

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40932505)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 5:49 PM
Author: An Asian wrote this

the browner America gets, the more attractive a white nationalist dictator is looking to me

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40931102)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 9:52 PM
Author: honiara

It's the worst form of government except for all the others

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40932489)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 9:53 PM
Author: Mike Fart

yeah i for one welcome our jewish overlords

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40932498)



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Date: September 17th, 2020 1:30 AM
Author: _''__'''_;;__;;;__"_'_;_:_;__:___;;;;;__;:;_


Monarchy seems to align better with actual human behavior.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40933501)



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Date: September 17th, 2020 1:44 AM
Author: .,,.,.,,.,.,,,...,,.,,,.,..,.,...,.,.




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40933540)



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Date: September 16th, 2020 10:48 PM
Author: ....;.::..............,,;,.,,,,,,....


self-determination is an intrinsic good, and democracy is the purest form of self-determination at the government level. but being intrinsically good doesn’t answer whether it’s the best form of government for advancing the overall well-being of a particular group. if you have the freedom to choose and you choose badly, the fact that you were free is still a good thing by itself (even if it made you worse off overall).

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40932829)



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Date: September 17th, 2020 3:16 PM
Author: .,,.,.,,.,.,,,...,,.,,,.,..,.,...,.,.


voting in a democracy is an illusion and the shapers of narratives have actual power. if you think an illusion of choice is an intrinsic good i don't know what to tell you.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40936330)



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Date: September 17th, 2020 4:30 PM
Author: ....;.::..............,,;,.,,,,,,....


“the illusion of choice” isn’t an intrinsic part of democracy, nor is it part of any real democracy.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4625237&forum_id=2#40936844)