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Old 04-29-2014, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas,Nevada
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Why are left wing ideologies still relevant after being proven to be failures countless times in countless areas of life and of the world?
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:53 PM
 
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They are choosing ideals over reality time and again. Loose hold on reality?
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:57 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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New people are constantly coming into the system, who don't know what has gone on before them. They are easily persuaded that the liberals' lofty ideas can be accomplished, especially if they are ignorant of history and human nature.

Liberals go after such people and target them. Ignorance (whether new to newness and unfamiliarity, or due to stupidity) is their greatest ally. People who do know something about human nature and the sad history of socialistic schemes, know better than to listen.
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:57 PM
 
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Why are left wing ideologies still relevant after being proven to be failures countless times in countless areas of life and of the world?
Because they actually haven't been proven to be wrong.

Right wing ideologies like Ayn Rand's or the Laffer Curve on the other hand have been shown to be false time and time again.

You are projecting.
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Stasis
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Why are left wing ideologies still relevant after being proven to be failures countless times in countless areas of life and of the world?
The rest of the world is left of the US. Your argument is only valid if you ignore all the 'leftist' countries that are doing well - Canada, UK, Australia, Japan, Germany, Sweden...
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:01 PM
 
Location: midwest
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The Laws of Physics do not care about the Left or the Right.

But the Right can't talk about the billions in depreciation of all of the cars wearing out but we are supposed to care about Toyota moving from California to Texas. But then the Left can't notice the mathematics planned obsolescence either.

A Swedish socialist told me he objected to the idea of mandatory accounting in the schools because the math would make Capitalism seem logical.

Could this be a debate between two ideologies that are equally stupid?

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Old 04-29-2014, 09:09 PM
 
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Liberals are communists. They just think they can do it better and make it all work. Been tried a lot of times but it never works. We are next to feel the pain it appears.
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas/SF Peninsula/South Lake Tahoe
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Why are left wing ideologies still relevant after being proven to be failures countless times in countless areas of life and of the world?
They are relevant in the sense, that they remind us of what not to do, in certain situations.
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:33 PM
 
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Why are left wing ideologies still relevant after being proven to be failures countless times in countless areas of life and of the world?
Where are right wing ideologies working?
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Is this about something specific or just a generalization that isn't based on anything therefore can never be proved wrong?
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