Re: General Election 2015
I'm glad you brought this up. This is what I've been trying to say here but first of all lest you misunderstand let me tell you I'm not anti-American, I myself is a product of good ol' American education - I went to American school from kindergarden to high school. I was just trying to explain to the world and the Americans about the general difference in their political system and beliefs. Yes, American is by world standard rightist or right wing nation and aside from the ones Master mentioned, they also almost single-handedly fought communists around the world. This is one reason why a simple health care policy which almost all developed nations have and consider as just a normal requirement for a just society has been struggling to get approved in the US over the decades - it was a victim of red scare. What the people from other part of the world probably didn't know is that the socialist folks and parties, or the lefties, that have been in your political systems for decades will be considered reds to the Americans, which is a no-no for them. And conversely, for the Americans, there are political parties and politicians you consider as reds or commies actively involved and even thriving in most other parts of the world, and they are not considered there as outcasts or anything like that, and are even respected in some countries. Greece is a good example today - they just won the election and are putting to test the EU with their hard-line approach to their economic crisis.
Originally Posted by Master
So why the heck have I been trying to say this the last several months? Well I've been watching Americans discussing socio-economic issues with somewhat leftish fellows here for years debating on more or less the same issues over and over again without getting anything resolved. Obviously, they don't understand one another and I've been just watching here shaking my head and smiling like a fool. I just wanted to clarify the basic difference in their political system and beliefs so they will have some ideas where each one of them are coming from. I hope it helped...
Last edited by pacfan; 02-25-2015 at 11:18 PM.
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