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Politics

  1. College politico profile image59
    College politicoposted 9 years ago

    How many of you guys hub about politics?

  2. livelonger profile image88
    livelongerposted 9 years ago

    I generally don't because they don't get me any non-Hubpages traffic, but I have posted a couple of them before.

    1. thecounterpunch profile image56
      thecounterpunchposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Most political blogs are not discussing politics, they're "discussing" presidential actors: if the one at left did smile better than the one at right.

      And most people don't have a sheer idea of what politics and economics are really about. They have been disgusted by the fields and that's on the purpose as all rulers know since at least the time of the Prince by Machiavelli:

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Niccolo-Macchavielli

      "advice to kings that would keep them in power for as long as possibe, and how they could achieve this. One way that he believed could prevent an overthrow of the king was to recommend policy's that would discourage mass political activism, and make people believe in private persuits."

      People now fear to talk about politics because it has become ... politically incorrect isn't it ?

  3. Lissie profile image87
    Lissieposted 9 years ago

    IF you are looking for hub ideas check out the Request tab above

  4. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    All politicians should be taken out side and slowly strangled to death with a damp, smelly dish rag.

    1. gamergirl profile image61
      gamergirlposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I have this vivid mental image now, thanks.

      1. Mark Knowles profile image60
        Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        My pleasure. big_smile

    2. Rudra profile image63
      Rudraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Also how about using some hubber's socks if the rag does not provide the "stench" for these politicians.
      i do have a couple of political hubs.

      1. Stacie Naczelnik profile image88
        Stacie Naczelnikposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Actually, my budget is kind of tight, so I don't want to give up any of my socks.  Can we use their socks?  They should smell worse than ours!

        We could also smack them in the face with fish.

    3. compu-smart profile image81
      compu-smartposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Strangled to death is slightly harsh!! But a good old slap round the face with your "damp, smelly rag sounds good:)

    4. thecounterpunch profile image56
      thecounterpunchposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Not all politicians: only the ones people vote for smile So it's people's fault; they do only vote for the most corrupt ones, the ones under the CFR's control as there's no more republicans nor democrats but just rockedems and rockepubs
      http://hubpages.com/search/cfr

      1. Paraglider profile image89
        Paragliderposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        There are plenty of politicians outside the US too, you know! And more than a handful of hubbers smile

        1. thecounterpunch profile image56
          thecounterpunchposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          It's the same outside the US, in fact the US CFR has been set up by the Institute of International Affairs (or Chatam House http://www.chathamhouse.org.uk/ ): the British mother of the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) http://hubpages.com/hub/The_Council_On_ … _Relations

          The Bilderberg Group gathers from both organizations
          Its existence used to be a conspiracy theory for dozens of years but now it's official in mainstream medias:
          http://hubpages.com/hub/The_Bilderberg_Group
          because their agenda has enormously advanced, they don't need to hide any more.

          Look at who attended the Bilderberg for example they are from US and Europe alltogether

             1.   Bill Clinton - Head of State - USA
                Attends Bilderberg meeting, Germany, 1991 - gets Presidential Nomination Aug 1992
             2. Tony Blair - effective Head of State - UK
                Attends Bilderberg meeting, Greece, 1993 - becomes party leader Jul 1994 - becomes Prime Minister May 1997
             3. Jack Santer - previous Head of State (sacked for corruption) - Europe
                Attends Bilderberg, Germany, 1991 - becomes European President Jan 1995
             4. Romano Prodi - present Head of State - Europe
                On Bilderberg Steering Committee mid 1980's, attends Bilderberg meeting, Portugal, Jun 1999 - sworn in as President of Europe Sep 1999 (term lasts until Jan 2005)
             5. George Robertson - CEO - NATO
                Attends Bilderberg meeting, Scotland, 1998 - sworn in as Secretary General of NATO Aug 1999

          The belief that Europe/United Nations oppose US imperialism is laughable, it's a comedy of fake opposition which is aimed to make people asleep. The United Nations is being promoted by the same Rockefeller for his Globalization Agenda of One World Government thorugh Internationalism:
          http://hubpages.com/hub/David_Rockefell … bal_Empire

          And remember Aaron Russo's Revelation through Nick Rockefeller:
          http://hubpages.com/hub/Astonishing_Int … ockefeller

          "The end goal is to get everybody chipped, to control the whole society, to have the bankers and the elite people control the world."
          - Nick Rockefeller quoted by Aaron Russo in this interview.

          By the way Aaron Russo died this summer as announced on Forbes:
          http://cdn-31.liveleak.com/liveleak/14/ … _russo.jpg

  5. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    I'm not afraid to talk about politics.  I'm afraid of some of the people I encounter online who make tearing apart politics into a volcanic lifestyle of conspiracy theory and paranoia.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Just because you are paranoid doesn't mean they are not out to get you ;D

    2. thecounterpunch profile image56
      thecounterpunchposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Sure, just before World War II, Chamberlain, England Prime Minister at that time, declared that Germany was STILL a democracy so no fear to have and until today the Reichstag Fire is still considered by Historian a Conspiracy Theory since there's no formal proof:
      http://hubpages.com/hub/Reichstag_Fire

      Do you want to live in a Fairy Tale and close your eyes whatever happen ? Good to you except that's what dozens of millions of German did and today it's the same thing for all these people who just trust their gov on the face value of obvious lies.

      I'm not talking about US gov only but about all gov especially european which most leftist people think they're better than US Gov: they suck as much but more covertly.

      In fact the big game of the Super Elites is to make believe that Europe is the Good Guy and the US the Bad Guy and oppose the two blocks. That will work as always and one day there should be a true world war between US and European people whereas above of us the super elites of both world will just laugh about our stupidity of being controlled so easily by making us fight together for supposedly "Freedom" and "Peace".

      I guess that when it will come no more french will be tolerated on US forums and no more americans will be tolerated on French forums.

    3. College politico profile image59
      College politicoposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I understand where you are coming from but you really just have to ignore the insane people

    4. William F. Torpey profile image83
      William F. Torpeyposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      There are few things more important than politics. Our politicians determine who lives and who dies, whether the elderly can obtain medicine and proper care or whether they spend their pennies for food. People like thecounterpunch and Mark are profiles in courage for speaking out against those who do us wrong; most people would rather go along so they don't make any waves -- waves that are likely to wash us away unless we get off the beach and take a look at the real world!

      1. thecounterpunch profile image56
        thecounterpunchposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        People don't look at the Real World as long as it's only the others who are dying in wars and famines. But one day it will happen that more and more people won't have their current standard living anymore: in 2016 people who will reach 70 years and half will have the obligation by law to sell their shares in their pension fund (more sellers than buyers on the stock market and so the consequence), guess that some people will then wake up ... but too late:
        http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Truth-about-ERISA-and-401ks

  6. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    I'm with counterpunch. Much as I hate allowing myself to be drawn into political discussions, anyone who doesn't accept the fact that most politicians are merely lining their own pockets and working to a different agenda than the TV publicised version needs their head examining. Conspiracy theories aside, there is more than enough documented fact to support cp's views. I stand by my first statement. big_smile It's the wet dish rag.

  7. College politico profile image59
    College politicoposted 9 years ago

    I'm surprised at how many nut jobs there are here. but I guess this is the internet...

    1. Peter M. Lopez profile image91
      Peter M. Lopezposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      But nut jobs are what make the internet interesting.

  8. College politico profile image59
    College politicoposted 9 years ago

    Oh and when I say nut job (just so I don't offend the wrong people) I mean thecounterpunch.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Hey, you can include me in that because counterpunch has a good grasp of reality. I think because he is French, the language barrier prevents him from properly expressing in English what he is trying to say. Seems to me, you are just hoping for a cushy Washington job after college to me - good luck with that, hope you can sleep at night. And yeah, America invaded Iraq to free the Iraqi people. LOL Nothing to do with oil, LOL  You don't get much freer than dead.

      1. College politico profile image59
        College politicoposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Conspiracy theorists like the counterpunch are delusional... thats why you see them on the internet... because nobody in the real world will take their insanity seriously.

        1. Isabella Snow profile image88
          Isabella Snowposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          Not very nice.

          1. College politico profile image59
            College politicoposted 9 years ago in reply to this

            True... but being nice and considering the things hes claiming will only feed into his delusions...

            1. Isabella Snow profile image88
              Isabella Snowposted 9 years ago in reply to this

              If you want to slag each other off, do it in the forums below. This isnt that kind of forum.

              1. College politico profile image59
                College politicoposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                That wasn't the purpose of my original post. I just wanted to know if people blog about politics...

          2. thecounterpunch profile image56
            thecounterpunchposted 9 years ago in reply to this

            When someone lacks argument he tries personal attack smile

            1. College politico profile image59
              College politicoposted 9 years ago in reply to this

              its pointless to argue with the mentally inept...

              1. Isabella Snow profile image88
                Isabella Snowposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                So is this.

        2. Mark Knowles profile image60
          Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          What you mean is, they can't afford a slot on Fox "news" - not the same thing sunshine.

          1. College politico profile image59
            College politicoposted 9 years ago in reply to this

            No what I mean is exactly what I said. People who are in touch with reality don't say the types of things that thecounterpunch says... I like to help people like him by presenting them with actual facts but every time I do that they simply conspiracy-theorize their way around it.

            1. thecounterpunch profile image56
              thecounterpunchposted 9 years ago in reply to this

              Sure "facts" from the Bush's Reports big_smile
              http://hubpages.com/hub/911report

              Hope you don't mind this poll:
              http://hubpages.com/hub/Only-16-of-Amer … -about-911

              Are you among the 16% gullible ?

    2. jimmythejock profile image82
      jimmythejockposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      you wont have much luck on hubpages if you decide to attack someone just because you don't agree with what they are saying, counterpunch is established here at hubpages and has many a fan on the site for his outspoken honesty.

      1. College politico profile image59
        College politicoposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Outspoken lunacy is more like it. I don't want people to who agree with thecounterpunch to be my fans... sorry to disappoint

        1. Isabella Snow profile image88
          Isabella Snowposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          This is slagging someone off.

          Again.

          1. College politico profile image59
            College politicoposted 9 years ago in reply to this

            Im sorry but people like thecounterpunch absolutely piss me off.

  9. Paraglider profile image89
    Paragliderposted 9 years ago

    There's a world of difference between lining your own pockets, which is simple corruption, and trying to take over the world, which is megalomania. Many politicians are into the former, but very few into the latter. Because most realise they are onto a good thing already, and would have to be pretty stupid to blow it for the sake of an unrealisable fantasy. Of course there are a few loonies out there, but they are far outnumbered by the conspiracy theorists.

  10. Isabella Snow profile image88
    Isabella Snowposted 9 years ago

    Hubbing is not the same thing as blogging.

    1. College politico profile image59
      College politicoposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Whats the major difference?

      1. Isabella Snow profile image88
        Isabella Snowposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Blogging is more or less a personal journal of one kind or another. Theres no set guideline for what people blog about.

        Hubs can be personal, but they should provide evergreen content that people will always be searching for in years to come.

        Politics may be a popular topic, and people may always be searching for it, but it's last years news almost as soon as you publish it, unless you can incorporate evergreen content into it somehow, (eg gay rights, global warming, poverty,) and make it worth reading 2 years after the fact. And when I say incorporate this into a hub, I mean explain to your readers how the politics or politician youre discussing affects those ongoing issues.

        You may want to spend some time reading hubs from some of the top hubbers, it may help give you a better idea of how hubbing is different from blogging.

        1. College politico profile image59
          College politicoposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          Interesting... thank you.

  11. Kane Bauer profile image61
    Kane Bauerposted 9 years ago

    I'm not saying that any conspiracies are true or false, but they do exist.  We all have our suspicions from time to time and the only difference between conspiracy theory and conspiracy fact is how many people believe which evidence.  It's only the difference between when I said energy prices were being fixed (when I lived in California), and when Enron collapsed and we saw they were fixing energy prices.

    1. College politico profile image59
      College politicoposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      It seems to me that one is based off of vague speculation and the other is based off of actual facts.

      1. stanskill profile image61
        stanskillposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Facts based on what?

  12. Ralph Deeds profile image70
    Ralph Deedsposted 9 years ago
    1. College politico profile image59
      College politicoposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Haha most likely... ill try to look at them after finals since you've looked at a lot of mine.

  13. Paraglider profile image89
    Paragliderposted 9 years ago

    I agree counterpunch is personally honest, with high personal integrity. He's sometimes wrong, though, as I'm sure he'd admit. Aren't we all? Except conspiracy theorists of course - they share with Marx, Freud and Hitler the glory of unscientific irrefutability. Comfortable house, that one wink

  14. Isabella Snow profile image88
    Isabella Snowposted 9 years ago

    This isnt a college dorm, you don't get points for hazing.

    You should probably take a look at the rules of conduct, cos you're just being mean now.

    http://hubpages.com/help/forum_rules

    1. College politico profile image59
      College politicoposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I'm not hazing anyone. I just have a very strong dislike for conspiracy theorists.

      1. thecounterpunch profile image56
        thecounterpunchposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        OK you hate me, no problem I can't and don't want to please everybody.

        Now for the sake of this forum, stop splashing it here, go to my hubs and insult me rather I don't mind but please if possible use arguments not just name calling it lacks subtlelity :
        http://hubpages.com/hub/Propaganda_techniques
        and I won't answer if you use such techniques smile

        1. College politico profile image59
          College politicoposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          I don't hate you. I just strongly dislike arguing with people like you. I honestly feel conspiracy theorists detract from any real discussion of politics. Thats why I have such a strong reaction. I admit that I have generalized you into a certain category and that my remarks have been colored by my interactions with people from that category.

  15. Isabella Snow profile image88
    Isabella Snowposted 9 years ago

    Yeah, we gathered that from your first post. There's no need to keep insulting him or anyone else who might fit into your categorization of what a conspiracy theorist is.

    You're welcome to speak your mind, but leave the insults out.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      You tell im Isabella. !
      Honestly, the guy is a ****

      1. College politico profile image59
        College politicoposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        This comment was meant to be ironic right?

        p.s. you spelled him wrong... and Im not quite sure what 4 letter word you're trying to call me... would you mind clarifying?

  16. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    ^ +1

 
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