Who Is Your Political Idol(s)?

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Who Is Your Political Idol(s)?

Postby Shadowstar1922 » 03 May 2015, 23:02

I want to know who people admire. This isn't a debate or anything, just post the men and women you look up to and think, "damn, they fought for a lot of things I believe in!" you feel me?? lets just have a topic where everyone admires their idols in philosophy, to get a feel of diversity. post pictures of your idols with a little paragraph explaining what they did and what you agree with them, or just one of these things, or just pictures. idc i just wanna know who you people look up to.


For me, it's these groups of individuals.

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Dr. Rosa Luxemburg, an intelligent economist, and a big critic of Marx's works. Though she attacked his ideas in a lot of her works, specifically in, The Accumulation of Capitol she at the same time brought them to the modern age and expanded on them, for example, reminding everyone that Marx focused all classes on those who own production and those who do not, as well as not taking in account international economics and assuming all currency is exchanged within the confines of a single economic entity. She was a main leader of democratic socialism in Germany until her assassination when the German social democrats turned their back on her when she fought for the end of corporate influence in politics.

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William Godwin, famously known as the father of anarchism, believed in the complete rejection of a government. Godwin advocated for a society where everyone was equal, free from discrimination and where everyone had the opportunity to become what they wanted to. He thought that society should manage itself and decide for itself what it needs and does not need. Godwin thought that coercive education was damaging to young minds.

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Thomas Paine, an American revolutionary leader and possibly a prominent figure of democratic socialism, advocated for a centralized democratic government that provided for the people through efficient welfare programs. Paine also believed in focusing on production of food and not relying on foreign imports, most notably expressed through his book, Agrarian Justice where he promotes a self sufficient society with small ties to an all-power centralized republic to fund a welfare state. Paine fought for free thought and was extremely against imperialism. Paine was strongly against Christian society and believed that religion should not be institutionalized into the government.

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Charles Hall is most noted as the Father of English Socialism. In his works, The Effects of Civilization on the People in European States Hall condemned capitalism and any economic system that funneled money to the top 3% while stealing from the poor. Hall was dissatisfied with capitalistic economies for their failure to efficiently take care of the poor, claiming it was all a scam to make the people in power more wealthier and more powerful at the expense of the lower classes. Hall's works and criticism of the exploitation of the working class provoked anti elitism thought. Hall was one of the first economists (along with Marx) to compose statistics specifically outlining how bad capitalism had plagued Europe and how poverty was so bad, that some of the most poorest owned only their 8 hour labor. His solution was land redistribution and taxation on the rich to fund said redistribution.
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Re: Who Is Your Political Idol(s)?

Postby ghost 9 » 04 May 2015, 14:10

Richard Nixon
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Re: Who Is Your Political Idol(s)?

Postby Zia- » 05 May 2015, 08:50

Kevin Rudd
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erryone in aussie remembers the good ol Kevin '07

but now we have a flaming bag of poo as our prime minister
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Postby Shadowstar1922 » 05 May 2015, 10:33

Zia-chan wrote:Kevin Rudd
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erryone in aussie remembers the good ol Kevin '07

but now we have a flaming bag of poo as our prime minister

tony abbot is a sexist fascist fedora wearing fratboy
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Postby Zia- » 05 May 2015, 12:58

Shadowstar1922 wrote:
Zia-chan wrote:Kevin Rudd
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erryone in aussie remembers the good ol Kevin '07

but now we have a flaming bag of poo as our prime minister

tony abbot is a sexist fascist fedora wearing fratboy


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Postby Foopzheart » 05 May 2015, 20:25

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His goal was peace and equality and a great world. He was caught in the wrong time--He'd be a godsend today.
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Postby Shadowstar1922 » 06 May 2015, 00:08

Fuipui wrote:Image
His goal was peace and equality and a great world. He was caught in the wrong time--He'd be a godsend today.

yo he got so much done like hot damn, we need another LBJ. The only thing that i disagree with him on was continuing the Vietnam War, but his economic and social accomplishments is just amazing. He's like Bernie Sanders, but not as radical.
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Re: Who Is Your Political Idol(s)?

Postby Shadow00 » 07 May 2015, 00:05

I don't really agree with any politician 100%, I can just agree with decisions.
Therefore the largest decision a politician ever made that I agree with is Truman's on launching a couple of atomic bombs.
To my mind, it stopped many wars from ever occurring and is the main reason we are still alive right now.

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Postby Shadowstar1922 » 07 May 2015, 18:25

Shadow00 wrote:I don't really agree with any politician 100%, I can just agree with decisions.
Therefore the largest decision a politician ever made that I agree with is Truman's on launching a couple of atomic bombs.
To my mind, it stopped many wars from ever occurring and is the main reason we are still alive right now.

I agree with you on agreeing with politicians. I don't agree with every person I listed 100%, its just ideas I firmly believe in are derived by these people.
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