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InvisibleRandalFlagg
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Why are you a member of this forum?
    #3131139 - 09/13/04 09:06 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I wanted to get some people's opinions on why they post in the
political forum. Are you trying to change people's minds? Do
you enjoy arguing and debating? Do you enjoy showing off your
intelligence? Do you want to change the world? Do you want to
inform people? Is political debate a form of ego masturbation for
you? I think for me, it is a little of all of these things.

Whatever your reasons for posting are, do you think you have
accomplished them? Or have you failed to accomplish them?


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OfflineZahid
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Re: Why are you a member of this forum? [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #3131148 - 09/13/04 09:08 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

To expose the hypocrisy of the West's 'War on Terrorism'.


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InvisibleDieCommie
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Re: Why are you a member of this forum? [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #3131162 - 09/13/04 09:12 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

To expose the hypocrisy of the 'Religion of Peace'


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Re: Why are you a member of this forum? [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #3131165 - 09/13/04 09:12 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Well:

1) I really think this forum has so much to offer, I mean, people kinda laugh at me when I say I go to a political forum on a psychadelic mushroom website, but in reality, I think there is a wealth and depth of info.

2) I really like many of the posters here. I either like them for their comedic value, or for the info they bring to the table.

3) I've tried other political forums (america's debate) but it is too stuffy, I've gotten so many damn warnings from their admin.

4) I enjoy debating

5) Its better than TV.


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OfflineAncalagon
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Re: Why are you a member of this forum? [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #3131186 - 09/13/04 09:17 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

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Are you trying to change people's minds?



In a manner of speaking. Not trying to convert anyone to my particular political belief system but rather to open their minds, specifically now with regard to voting for the lesser of two evils.

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Do
you enjoy arguing and debating?



Definitely.

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Do you enjoy showing off your
intelligence?



Intelligence?

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Do you want to change the world?



I'd like the world to change.

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Do you want to
inform people?



Sure.

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Is political debate a form of ego masturbation for
you?



"I'm hear to learn folks, not to make out with you. Go on with the chlorophyll"
-Bill Madison

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Whatever your reasons for posting are, do you think you have
accomplished them? Or have you failed to accomplish them?



Work in process.


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-Henry Hazlitt in 'Economics in One Lesson'


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Invisiblesilversoul7
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Re: Why are you a member of this forum? [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #3131220 - 09/13/04 09:26 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

RandalFlagg said:
Are you trying to change people's minds?



To some extent, though I'm also open to having my mind changed, as you can see.

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Do you enjoy arguing and debating?



Absolutely. It's like an addiction for me.

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Do you enjoy showing off your intelligence?



What intelligence?

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Do you want to change the world?



If I knew how, I would.

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Do you want to inform people?



Yes, but this forum has done an even better job of informing me.

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Is political debate a form of ego masturbation for you?



I guess you could say that.

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I think for me, it is a little of all of these things.



Me as well.

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Whatever your reasons for posting are, do you think you have
accomplished them? Or have you failed to accomplish them?



I certainly like to think so.


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Re: Why are you a member of this forum? [Re: DieCommie]
    #3131225 - 09/13/04 09:28 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

DieCommie said:
To expose the hypocrisy of the 'Religion of Peace'




Then do it. All we're hearing is  :blah:


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Re: Why are you a member of this forum? [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #3131256 - 09/13/04 09:35 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

:shrug:








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Re: Why are you a member of this forum? [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #3131283 - 09/13/04 09:41 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I consider it a peer-review forum.


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What you know you can't explain,
But you feel it;
You've felt it your entire life.
That there's something wrong with the world.
You don't know what it is, but it's there....
Like a splinter in your mind...
Driving you mad.


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Re: Why are you a member of this forum? [Re: trendal]
    #3132263 - 09/14/04 12:39 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I'm a political junky


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InvisibleGijith
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Re: Why are you a member of this forum? [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #3132370 - 09/14/04 12:55 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I'm still young, still forming political opinions. For me, nothing is cooler than someone debating me well and being able to change my mind. I think a lot of people think this board kinda sucks cause the majority of the people are too far left. But they don't realize how stronlgly Neocons fight back. If people like luvdem and zappa weren't here, this board would just turn into the forums on Moby's website.
:cheers:


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InvisibleKingOftheThing
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Re: Why are you a member of this forum? [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #3132385 - 09/14/04 12:57 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

to occasionally mix it up with the 4-5 bushaholics that live here


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InvisibleGijith
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Re: Why are you a member of this forum? [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #3132460 - 09/14/04 01:10 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Also because::

I rarely grow shrooms.
They don't grow where I live.
Plain shrooms taste gross.
I don't have any general questions.
Everyone in S&P is on a mindfuck to nowhere.
I don't do other drugs anymore.
I don't know what an enthnobotanical garden is, but it sounds gay.
I'm not a hippie.
I can only stand so many poop jokes.
If I want to sell and buy things online I'm not gonna do it with random stoners.
I feel safe and secure as is.
I don't have an ex girlfriend stuck in my head.
There aren't enough people in Music Art and Lit.
I eat at campus cafeterias.
I rarely travel anymore.
I'm not a nerd.
I tremble beneath the admins.
I've read the FAQs.
The Shroomery has a News Service???
Why is there a separate forum for polls?


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Invisiblekaiowas
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Re: Why are you a member of this forum? [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #3132471 - 09/14/04 01:12 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

i like to read other people's point of views.

I like to offer mine once in a while

nothing wrong with sharpening your skills and investigating is there?


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Annnnnnd I had a light saber and my friend was there and I said "you look like an indian" and he said "you look like satan" and he found a stick and a rock and he named the rock ooga booga and he named the stick Stick and we both thought that was pretty funny. We got eaten alive by mosquitos but didn't notice til the next day. I stepped on some glass while wading in the swamp and cut my foot open, didn't bother me til the next day either....yeah it was a good time, ended the night by buying some liquor for minors and drinking nips and going to he diner and eating chicken fingers, and then I went home and went to bed.---senior doobie


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Re: Why are you a member of this forum? [Re: Gijith]
    #3132480 - 09/14/04 01:14 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Very nice, very very nice. :thumbup:

One of the funniest posts I've read all day.


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Re: Why are you a member of this forum? [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #3132493 - 09/14/04 01:17 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

you really want to know the real answer?

it's because i'm an arrogant young man who for whatever reason thinks he's got something important to say.

:shrug:


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Re: Why are you a member of this forum? [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #3132549 - 09/14/04 01:26 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I don't post much, because usually I can't say what I really want to typing it out.  I do much better in front of an audience with instant communication back and forth. 

I firmly believe that what makes this forum great is taht a lot of people who post here use or have used drugs in the past and I believe that some drugs are perfectly good.  Mainly the plant entheogens. 

Here, I can say anything I want, usually with the drug usage talk involved and everyone knows what I mean.  I think you can't have a truly open mind unless your mind has been opened. :smile:

I wish I could change the world, but it's too big and too many people don't have an open mind.  Baby steps, but the world is moving to fast for baby steps.  Its one small step for man, one long sprint for mankind.  And that sprint seems like its coming to end really quick.


McKennaDMT


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Re: Why are you a member of this forum? [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #3132645 - 09/14/04 01:45 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

RandalFlagg said:
I wanted to get some people's opinions on why they post in the
political forum. Are you trying to change people's minds? Do
you enjoy arguing and debating? Do you enjoy showing off your
intelligence? Do you want to change the world? Do you want to
inform people? Is political debate a form of ego masturbation for
you? I think for me, it is a little of all of these things.

Whatever your reasons for posting are, do you think you have
accomplished them? Or have you failed to accomplish them?




#1 it's not about accomplishing or failing

It's not so much as changing people's minds. This is the main problem that i have with a lot (but not always, and not limited to) of libertarians and christian evanglist types. It's about discussion and learning from one another, this happens through debate and taking a stance. I hope that someone learns something from me, and that i learn from someone else as well. To expand on education... merely reading an article or watching a news cast doesn't do shit for you. Discussing it, debating it, hearing the rebuttals, taking a stance and defending it.. knowning when you've been had, and when you've "won" so to speak i think great enhances your political education, which i think has the upmost importance. This is the world in which we live, why would i want to be educated about it? Why would i want others not to be as well?

I also post because its enjoyable. There are times for everyone that discussing such things are an "ego masturbation" i think. Do i want to change the world? Depends on what you mean by that sentence, we're changing the world everyday, whether through our action or inaction.

I would like to get more people excited about politics, i would like to influence more people to vote and to care far more than i really wish to push a political stance.

But yeah.. I kinda want to move away from talking politics mainly on drug boards. I find drug boards normally have far too much ofa liberal or libertarian bias to them within the community. And i love hearing those 2 stances as i relate much more, but i hate feeling like i'm in a group preaching to the choir. Hence i started my own board (www.currentevents.tk or just see the sig) and hopefully that'll get going. I'd like to see a more wide range of opinion that merely that which spews out of the drug communities. I also used to post about politics on a Mazda board a while back.. and lets face it.. most car/auto enthusiasts are conservative and/or right wing (not mutually exlcusive). So i hope that once my board gets up and running there will be more "fair game" so to speak.


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Re: Why are you a member of this forum? [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #3133988 - 09/14/04 01:00 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I like this place. The PAL is my home at the Shrommery. I like libertarians and you get a full spectrum of opinion here. Sometimes that spectrum goes off on tangets and it can get looney. But you can dick around a bit here and have a good time as long as your not hatefull and attacking someone personally.

I think the mods do a great job. I like the number of diverse topics. One of the things that I find most impressive are some of the links that posters provide. You can get a lot of interesting information on this board. So much of our mainstream media culture is all about having the masses drink from the same well. That doesn't happen here.

I like this place. As for the ego question, anyone who posts under the moniker Jesus Christ probably has some sort of ego related problem. But hey, at least I am not afflicted with the bevy of problems related to low self esteem.


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