[QUOTE=Morgan141]How can you possibly define people as other people? A white man is unique, he is not just another white man. The fact they share one specific physical quality means nothing. I am white and so is my dad, we regularly have arguements over politicial issues because we are individuals with different views. I know I am not the first person to object to marxism but I don't object to marxism because x number of people have done the same before me in the past, infact I couldn't really care if I was the last 'non-marxist' on earth I would be making the same arguements as I do now.
And whether you like it or not my posts are entirely my views and therefore come entirely from my individual viewpoint. I have read a wide variety of viewpoints and have been disgusted by some and have found myself agreeing with others. However, ultimately I developed my own views from my own individual morals and understanding of this world. I do not blindly follow one group or sect, that would make me a sheep
Have I? Individuality is simply individuality, it doesn't really matter what context you wanted it to appear you feel it is repulsive. I don't care if you were talking to a libertarian or a moose you made that statement and I commented on it. Maybe my logic was ever so slightly flawed but the point still stands. You are an individual, thinking as an individual, using your individualism to express your views on how you wish to destroy it. Now tell me how that isn't a contradiction?
I know you are not alone, but you can't say marxists are by any means a majority in this world or any society on this planet. By refering to the UK I was simply using that because I presumed you are a British citizen and therefore only have influence over its politics. You could replace that statement with any majority really.
If we don't question what we are told, what we learn then what is the point in your life? You become just another sheep among billions of others, failing to use that little brain of yours to work out your own opinions on right and wrong.
I eagerly await your reply
A white man is a unique individual who belongs to a group who are equally unique in the respect that they are individuals who are white. I interpret the quote to highlight the fact that we are all members of a group and that there is such a thing as society. We are not merely individuals although we are capable of having individual thought processes.
Why do you think that because we are a group we necessarily have to do the exact same thing? There are many means to the same ends. Many roads take you to the same destination. Rather than prioritising individual interest I believe we should act in the best interest for the group and not the individual. I think your penultimate and finial sentence from you first paragraph is quite arrogant, saying that you are capable of forming the same arguments of great Libertarian thinkers like John Stuart Mill and Friedman independent of their existence is very egotistical. It is my belief that you have drawn ideas from these people to help formulate your own stance.
I am an individual. I think as an individual but I draw logical sustenance from the collective I place myself in as an individual i.e. socialism. You are saying that you are an individual, you think as an individual and you draw no logical or political sustenance from anybody out side your own sphere of individuality. That is absurd other wise you would have had these opinions when you were born. You developed them as your social parameters dictated.
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Maybe my logic was ever so slightly flawed
Ever so slightly.
Don’t reply for like ages in debating with 3 people at once and I need to catch up.