If one country catches on, others will rapidly follow. This kind of stuff spreads virally. Right wing politics frequently offer enhanced economic growth... but it comes at other undesirable costs, and people seem to be forgetting that. Seems we need another WW2 type situation to remind us. Living memories of those times have mostly died out... and it's coming back now.
Far right... far left... are both wrong. Why aren't people hardly ever willing to settle for a compromise? Any extreme ideology is a threat, Christian, Muslim, Fascist, Communist etc. They all lead to some form of extreme oppression, because that's what all those ideologies in their extreme interpretation believe, that there is only one right answer, when the truth is there isn't.
But people buy into it. We all want changes. Mainstream parties haven't impressed the public, so we all turn to more extreme alternatives. Same way the police fail to protect citizens, the citizens then take things themselves into extremes. I know that from first hand experience. Also these extreme ideologists and party leaders take advantage of the vulnerable state our society's in right now. Once they take charge... don't count on you being able to willingly, and peacefully vote them out when you change your mind. Not only because you *might* not be able to vote... in the worst case scenario, you might not even live long enough to do so.
"I don't care about politics"
Then politics doesn't care about you either. Truth. You've got to make your voice heard, if you want to be listened to. But that's too logical for some people, so let me go a step further. Not making your voice heard, leaves other people free to hijack it by speaking on your behalf, even if they don't actually give a shit about you. That's politics. So, make your voice heard. That's not a quote from anywhere. That's just me.
Last edited by BDF; January 20th 2012 at 04:02 AM.
Re: This is a little worrying... -
January 20th 2012, 04:50 PM
I know exactly what you mean - I have a feeling this is what it must have been like back in the 1920s, just before all of the extremist parties really hit their stride with the consequences we all know about. The one positive I take is that it looks like the BNP's days are genuinely numbered, but all the same I'm not ashamed to admit I am very, very worried about where this is all going. Suffice it to say, if Europe or the UK ever end up under the control of extremist parties from either end of the spectrum, I'm emigrating to New Zealand. I'm not kidding either. It would have been Canada but they seem to be heading down the same path as well now...
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom
However bleak things seem, however insurmountable the darkness appears, remember that you have worth and nothing can take that away.
Originally Posted by OMFG!You'reActuallySmart!
If you're referring to dr2005's response, it's not complex, however, he has a way with words .