Biden Has Approved the Most Federal Oil/Gas Permits Since Bush

Started by Shiranu, August 13, 2021, 10:47:41 AM

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Jason Harvestdancer

White privilege is being a lifelong racist, then being sent to the White House twice because your running mate is a minority.

No Biden, no KKK, no Fascist USA!

Dantalion

We need oil for literally every product we consume. That won’t change when we make the switch to emissions free transportation. It will be a scary time when the world runs out of oil and I hope I’m dead and gone when that time comes. I like my modern way of life and oil makes it all possible.

FreethinkingSceptic

Quote from: Shiranu on September 07, 2021, 03:41:21 PMI know, I know... these charts are not necessarily accurate and where they fall varies based on test used, but 9/10 times you will find Dems like Biden where he is on this graph (the "official" political compass test puts him closer to authoritarian and right-wing, and I would be prone to agree with that) and I think that the general message is still conveyed...

While Biden and the DNC are slightly less authoritarian than the GOP (and I would like to stress the word "slightly"), on economic policies the two are generally the same party. The difference is far more one of social policy than economic.


Right, and that's because the "political spectrum" is from a global perspective. The vein of "left-wing" party that you speak of simply isn't common in the Western world, with policies such as Thatcher falling into the "authoritarian; right" spectrum as well:


Shiranu

Authoritarianism being the norm does not make it any less authoritarian; monarchies and nobility use to be the norm as well, but the people grew tired of them and forced them to rebrand.

If humanity is to survive, we are going to have to learn that it is not enough for evil to change it mask but leave it's gnarled, blackened roots deep in our moral and social soil; rather it must be fully uprooted and burnt.
Every day is a good day to *remove from server* an autocrat.

FreethinkingSceptic

Quote from: Shiranu on May 17, 2022, 01:43:35 PMAuthoritarianism being the norm does not make it any less authoritarian; monarchies and nobility use to be the norm as well, but the people grew tired of them and forced them to rebrand.

If humanity is to survive, we are going to have to learn that it is not enough for evil to change it mask but leave it's gnarled, blackened roots deep in our moral and social soil; rather it must be fully uprooted and burnt.
Fair enough, but even then our definition of "authoritarianism" somewhat Western-centric, given that it's being applied to governments which are constitutional and republican?

Wouldn't such types of governments qualify as "far-left" or "radical libertarian" by the standards of say, Saudi Arabia's take on "authoritarianism"?

FreethinkingSceptic

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Quote from: Shiranu on August 13, 2021, 10:47:41 AMWe are actually watching an act of global genocide of the aristocracy against the proletariat
How long do you actually expect a tyranny of a minority to remain viable? Since to me, it sounds like it has a much weaker foundation than tyranny of a majority?

Quoteand yet we still have a third of the nation, half of it's ruling party, arguing that the scientists are lying that it's even happening (as they watch their own country and the rest of the world burn to ash around them).
Okay, by "scientists", you mean corporate employees working on behalf of corporations which, by your own assertions, very well have financial or political incentives to prey on less-educated people's fear and superstitions with sensationalist, doomsday narratives - such as in a bid to sell and profit from sketchy "green" products or causes which likely have very little if any positive effects.

"Trust me, I'm a doctor, scientist, politician" and whatnot, so the dated argument from authority fallacy goes.

So one one hand you're asserting a faily cliche conspiracy theory about "corporate America" or whatever the term is, while at the same time having almost blind-faith in another aspect of corporate America to care for the interests of the "common man". I'm curious how you rationalize that one.