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Difference in political views

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Dryad, May 26, 2017.

  1. Winter Maiden

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    Nope, I couldn't stand dating a conservative.
     
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    Political view is like sexuality, in that both are pretty wide open. Being a rational human being, I have conservative views on some things and liberal views on other things.

    Let the religious have their god(s)
    Let the rednecks have their guns
    Let the LGBT people marry
    Affordable healthcare for everybody
    Women can make their own health care choices
    Don't be a dick to others
    And lets try and keep this little mud ball cleaned up
     
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    Let's see, if we're going for complete opposite views...

    I'm pretty outspoken when it comes to my views, which lean towards socialism/social democrat/communism, and liberal social views, so I don't think I could comfortably date someone who was a deep-set far-righter. See, me and the British National Party don't get on...

    If it wasn't too big a deal for them, I could maybe make it less of a big deal for me. But my political views are a big part of me. So... hmm. Don't think I could work it out.
     
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    I'm quite interested in politics and I imagine that whoever I date would have to be somewhat interested as well. So, if said person held too many opposite views about what I believe, I don't think it would work out. There has to be a common ground.
     
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    As long as they're not extremist or radicals then it wouldn't matter to me.
     
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    I've never tried it, but I think it would be disastrous. I'm looking for someone who shares the same ideals as me, and dating someone with opposite beliefs would mean a lot of fights in the best case scenario. It's one thing to be friends with someone who has different political views, but it's another to build a romantic relationship with them. I'm not saying it might never happen though; I'm just inclined not to engage in such a relationship.
     
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    ^ :lol:

    I'm of the opinion that political views do not make the person. We have to a point in American society where political factions are practically on the brink of civil war due to our distances and I see it as supremely sad. In fact, in recent times I have found myself more willing to engage with those who differ from me politically and I've found it rewarding. A big part of is listening. Toss out the preconceived notions, toss out the "othering", and try understand where they are coming from. Living in the same society cannot possibly produce worldviews so different than these people are not worth talking to. There are more similarities than you would think.

    Now, of course, some differences are intolerable, but they should reveal themselves early on in getting to know someone. It's fairly obvious that I'm a Mexican-American. Would a racist take much interest in dating me in the first place? Other than these extremes, I am open to being with someone of any political persuasion.
     
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    I don't think I could date someone who has different political views. Who you support says a lot about who you are, what you espouse, and what you deem ethical, and if a potential partner stands behind someone that bothers me, the chances are that they will too, even if only a little. They might be a seemingly perfect person on all other fronts, but because of their stance on this one topic, I don't believe I'd want to share my life with them so intimately.
     
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    I always find it hillarious since I identify with the right wing, but a lot of people I'm friends with are moderate to far left, so I enjoy stirring them up.
     
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    It would depend on how passionate they were. I am a bit passionate about my views, which
    I am sure would annoy my partner. It would no doubt annoy me at times if they were how I am. So to sum things up, I could never marry someone with certain political views (I'm not gonna say what they are either as much as I want to) if they were very strong believers in that. However we could always be friends, I love making friends with different ideas than myself.
     
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    Another thing to note: I've changed my views multiple times. Change, at least in my estimation, evidences that someone is weighing issues, taking in new evidence, and so forth. We all change as people as well. We are no static, at least in my personal experience and observations of others.

    In a divisive society, be the change you want to see. I hope we can begin to approach the world with eyes, ears and mouths seeking to find common ground and the unique story, concerns, needs, fears, and loves of our fellow human beings. If we seek love, we must be love.
     
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    It depends on what they believe in, I guess. I draw the line at extreme homophobia and misogyny, but outside that....don't care too much.
     
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    Oh, absolutely. Ultimately, none of us are 'perfect' in an objective, idealized moral sense. We all make mistakes. We are mean, judge, stereotype, and neglect others. By the same vein, I also understand that we cannot allow those who we perceive to be against an aspect of our identity or something we hold a strong affinity for. Ultimately, we can disagree with hate and opposition. We can even choose to be hateful or violent in our response. We can choose to do things that others will judge as negative or bad.

    My life experience thus far has shown me, at my best moments, exampling love, empathy, and compassion (not always forgetfulness of past transgression against me), has, if nothing else, allowed me more peace within, and I have found this often adds to my environment without.