Re: Greens

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Fri Nov 17 2000 - 02:47:15 MST

Nicq MacDonald wrote:
> > >
> > >> Nice dream- too bad the methods used tend to produce police states.
> > >
> > >We already live our lives oppressed by corporate interests... what
> > would the
> > >difference be?
> >
> > A corporation cannot continue to survive if it shoots its customers.
> >
> I'm afraid I'll have to end this argument. I don't believe in Libertarian
> politics, so I can't support your side, and I don't believe in Green
> politics, so I can't effectively argue for their side either. I guess, when
> it comes down to it, I'm just a centrist- I believe in whatever doesn't mess
> things up, and I don't believe in right wing or left wing utopian scenarios.
> I side with whoever offers me a little temporary meaning in my life, until I
> grow disillusioned and sick of the idea (and promptly move on). Sorry, the
> only thing I'm a true believer in is relativism- I'm a skeptic that has
> taken his skepticism to an absurd level for the sheer absurdity of it (and
> I'm a philosophy student, no less!).

OK. But "right-wing" and "left-wing" is a hopelessly dichotomy. If all
is relative one must ask "relative to what" or what you use for scales
to measure this against that and the other to decide what you think
should be done. Relativism without any principles or working theories
is simply chaos.

You're a philosophy student? No wonder you are confused! :-)

- samantha

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