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Your theory is that liberalism is the result of low self-esteem?
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Curt, you're finally getting the hang of this RSP thing. Well done.
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damiangerous wrote:
Your theory is that liberalism is the result of low self-esteem?


His theory is that liberalism is the result of perceiving oneself as one of the winners. It's socialism that he's linking with low self-esteem.

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Perhaps Tripp's penis is bigger than yours.


I wouldn't count on that, given Tripp's need to endlessly brag about his sex life.
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HeinzGuderian wrote:
damiangerous wrote:
Your theory is that liberalism is the result of low self-esteem?


His theory is that liberalism is the result of perceiving oneself as one of the winners. It's socialism that he's linking with low self-esteem.

bjlillo wrote:
Perhaps Tripp's penis is bigger than yours.


I wouldn't count on that, given Tripp's need to endlessly brag about his sex life.


Looking at his avatar I think it's been bitten off.
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I don’t think it (necessarily) based on how one sees ones self, but rather on where one sees ones self being in a few years time. In essence we base our judgements on what we think our needs will be, in that respect yes it is based upon a belief that I will succeed (one day).
 
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HeinzGuderian wrote:


bjlillo wrote:
Perhaps Tripp's penis is bigger than yours.


I wouldn't count on that, given Tripp's need to endlessly brag about his sex life.


I almost never my penis Victor, here or anywhere. Oddly enough it always seems to be other people who mention it. Why do you think that is?
 
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DWTripp wrote:
HeinzGuderian wrote:


bjlillo wrote:
Perhaps Tripp's penis is bigger than yours.


I wouldn't count on that, given Tripp's need to endlessly brag about his sex life.


I almost never my penis Victor, here or anywhere. Oddly enough it always seems to be other people who mention it. Why do you think that is?


It is sooooo tempting.
 
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DWTripp wrote:
I almost never my penis Victor, here or anywhere.


Wash?

Touch?

See?

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There are a lot of other explanations: delusion, lack of intelligence, susceptibility to brainwashing, social environment, lack of education...

Don't you think that the rich vampires have a vested interest in making the poor loosers thinking they are amongst the winners?
 
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chaendlmaier wrote:
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I see envy and the desire of the weak to feast on the strong.

This sentence in Tripp's thread on Lance Armstrong got me thinking. Here you have an old, unemployed, broke and divorced man making a stand for the "winners" of the world. Look at me, in contrast, a young man well educated in an expanding field of engineering, a bright future ahead of myself and a stable family to always fall back on in emergencies, who is arguing for the weak and poor, for safety nets, wealth distribution and equality. However, Tripp has quite the ego, is self-confident and probably considers himself a winner. Whereas I am chronically depressed and completely lack self-assurance.

So I'm wondering whether ones political opinion is primarily based on how one perceives oneself, instead of for example real issues one faces or receives information on.


Interesting point. I have seen several tripps and I've heard several tripps on conservative talk radio.

A constant brainwashing of conservative talk radio and talk television seems to make people who are losers think they could or will be winners so that they can help the wealthy because they may someday be wealthy themselves even though they are over 50 will clearly not get a job easily and probably cannot start their own business . Alternatively, if they are not winners it is because other losers pulled them down- not because the winners had laws written to prevent others from having the same chance of winning.

They seemed to lose their empathy for losers (perhaps out of self loathing) and believe not only that everyone might be a winner but that everyone should be a winner unless the losers are defective.

But the fact is every game has winners and losers and sometimes it's just luck.

For some reason, they choose to target their anger and outrage at other losers instead of people are using unfair advantage to continue winning after they won the first round.

The main issue with liberals on the other hand is that they have empathy. Softheaded liberals have too much empathy. They lose the capacity for logic.

Hardheaded conservatives have too little empathy. Sometimes they lose the capacity for logic but more often their positions are logical but unnecessarily harsh.

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maxo-texas wrote:
chaendlmaier wrote:
DWTripp wrote:
I see envy and the desire of the weak to feast on the strong.

This sentence in Tripp's thread on Lance Armstrong got me thinking. Here you have an old, unemployed, broke and divorced man making a stand for the "winners" of the world. Look at me, in contrast, a young man well educated in an expanding field of engineering, a bright future ahead of myself and a stable family to always fall back on in emergencies, who is arguing for the weak and poor, for safety nets, wealth distribution and equality. However, Tripp has quite the ego, is self-confident and probably considers himself a winner. Whereas I am chronically depressed and completely lack self-assurance.

So I'm wondering whether ones political opinion is primarily based on how one perceives oneself, instead of for example real issues one faces or receives information on.


Interesting point. I have seen several tripps and I've heard several tripps on conservative talk radio.

A constant brainwashing of conservative talk radio and talk television seems to make people who are losers so that they can help the wealthy because they may someday be wealthy themselves even though they are over 50 will clearly not get a job easily and probably cannot start their own business .

They seemed to lose their empathy for losers (perhaps out of self loathing) and believe not only that everyone might be a winner but that everyone should be a winner unless the losers are defective.

But the fact is every game has winners and losers and sometimes it's just luck.

For some reason, they choose to target their anger and outrage at other losers instead of people are using unfair advantage to continue winning after they won the first round.

The main issue with liberals on the other hand is that they have empathy. Softheaded liberals have too much empathy. They lose the capacity for logic.

Hardheaded conservatives have too little empathy. Sometimes they lose the capacity for object but more often their positions are logical but unnecessarily harsh.


I suspect that it's no accident that 'conservative losers’ tend to try and blame someone (be it a race, a profession, a sex) for their failures, whilst ‘socialist losers’ tend to blame the system for their failures. The common refrain of “if only it were not for…” being the mantra of both sides. The difference is that socialist claim to want to help everyone, whilst conservatives make no attempt to conceal the fact they want to help themselves (excepting those who run for office, or try to influence public opinion, they often do try to pretend it’s for the benefit of all). Whether socialist often do want to help anyone but themselves I have some doubts about, but I believe it more then I do when conservatives make that claim.
 
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