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polster2 May 27th, 2018 7:31pm

A newly-released study has shown that white Americans who are intolerant of minorities are more willing to abandon democracy in favor of authoritarian rule than white Americans who are tolerant of minorities. Do these results surprise you?

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ladyniner81 I hate people
05/28/18 3:22 pm

Nope. They've created a Corporate Oligarchy though. Democracy is dead

suppressedID Shut up man
05/28/18 12:31 am

Didn’t need Ph.D’s to show us that. That’s a PhDUH.

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kscott516 Fact checker
05/27/18 7:34 pm

Not really. White, racist Democrats have openly been seeking authoritarian rule for decades. They’ve just been doing it in steps.

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polster2 US
05/28/18 3:20 am

What about white, racist Republicans?

martyt02
05/28/18 4:54 am

The operative word is “racist”. You can put what ever adjective you want in front of it and it would apply to the question:

Yes, ALL racists prefer authoritarianism.

DanielWebb
05/27/18 6:50 pm

Most people are libertarian towards their own rights and authoritarian towards the rights of others. Most people want the government to use its authority to “fix problems.” As a libertarian, I just want us all to be free.

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mark4
05/28/18 1:30 am

DW, you said a mouthful.

Krystina President Elect Krystina
05/27/18 4:27 pm

Not surprising. Anyone whose intolerant of other groups is likely to lean in that direction. This would be true of blacks who are intolerant of whites as well, but no one is doing that study because that would be “racist.”

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JackQHu Durham, NC
05/27/18 1:39 pm

It sort of surprised me, I break with the traditional parties because I believe in merit-based voting

Sentinel Ya ie wa noh
05/27/18 1:26 pm

"Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy." Plato.

Think Lovin Life
05/27/18 2:14 pm

Sen ... and again we can be grateful our founding fathers saw that as well, and helped us to avoid that by creating. Constitutional Republic instead of a democracy.

Luftwaffe South of Heaven
05/27/18 1:12 pm

Kinda but it doesn't inherently lead to it. The majority of our county's history wasn't tolerant to minorities and our republic did just fine.

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smartfart Florida
05/27/18 1:04 pm

Nope. That is historically the trend of countries that have gone from democracy to tyranny.

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Think Lovin Life
05/27/18 12:58 pm

What’s not a surprise is the intolerance of the left and their propensity to try to manufacture drama.

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polster2 US
05/28/18 3:21 am

What drama have “the left” manufactured?

Think Lovin Life
05/28/18 6:13 am

Polster ... the ridiculous notion that white Americans are abandoning anything of value. Democrats can’t seem to remember that it was our founding fathers that “abandoned democracy” because of the tyranny of the simple majority. Ours is not a democracy, it is a Constitutional Republic, a “more perfect union”.

In short, the entire premise of your silly poll is flawed because we are not a democracy.

Add to that, it is the Democrats who are hell bent on creating a “utopian” totalitarian regime where citizens don’t have the freedoms, but rather are told by the state what to do and what to think.

polster2 US
05/28/18 6:19 am

Why do you think the entire left in America says that all white people are bad?

Think Lovin Life
05/28/18 6:20 am

Polster ... who cares what the left is so delusional? They are, deal with it!

polster2 US
05/28/18 6:37 am

You’ve posted no evidence in support of your belief.

Think Lovin Life
05/28/18 6:38 am

Polster ... I’ll await the proof of your ridiculous claims, then we can talk about my rebuttal.

polster2 US
05/28/18 6:41 am

I asked what the left have “manufactured.” You responded “the ridiculous notion that white Americans are abandoning anything of value.”

So, I ask you, why do you think there are no white Americans who are abandoning things of value?

Think Lovin Life
05/28/18 6:46 am

Polster ... twist baby, twist. You can’t refute what I said so you must twist my words.

I’m quite comfortable with what I said. I stand by it. You, on the other hand, used ridiculous overstatements that you simply can’t substantiate. While many leftist Democrats are delusional, only you assert that “all” of them are delusional.

Start with the idiocy of your statements in this thread and you’ll begin to see how far down you’ve fallen.

polster2 US
05/28/18 6:57 am

How about you stop with the ridiculous generalizations in all of your comments?

Think Lovin Life
05/28/18 7:13 am

Polster ... you’re such a hoot! You tell me to stop generalizing, yet in this thread you made the wild claims! You said ... “the entire left in America says that all white people are bad”!

It’s you that needs a good scrub, not mine! When did I make a ridiculous statement that rivals your statement that I quoted here?

polster2 US
05/28/18 7:14 am

You made the generalization. The question I have is why.

Think Lovin Life
05/28/18 7:15 am

Polster ... I also not that you drifted from the point of your nonsensical poll. You assert that whites are rejecting Democracy as if that is a bad thing, yet you failed to respond to the fact that it was our founding fathers who carefully avoided the tyranny of Democracy and opted for the freedoms of a Constitutional Republic.

I wonder why you won’t respond to this point ...

Think Lovin Life
05/28/18 7:17 am

Polster ... I made accurate observations, please attempt to disprove any one of my statements here!

It is you that used ridiculous claims that you know you can’t support.

polster2 US
05/28/18 7:18 am

Okay, the right are made up of white supremacists. There, we’re even now.

Think Lovin Life
05/28/18 7:32 am

Polster ... except that’s not true. You and I both know that the mother of all hate groups is the Democrat party. Democrats created the KKK to keep their niggers in line. Democrats created the plantations in the inner city to keep their niggers in line. Democrats created Black Lies Matter to keep their niggers in line. All of the hate groups that we’re dealing with today were created by Democrats.

polster2 US
05/28/18 7:33 am

The Southern Poverty Law Center disagrees with you.

Think Lovin Life
05/28/18 11:14 am

Polster ... I wear that as a badge of courage. The last thing in the world that I’d want is the biased racist Southern Poverty Law to agree with me!

They’re horrible!

polster2 US
05/28/18 11:56 am

You think they’re horrible because they prove you wrong.

Think Lovin Life
05/28/18 11:58 am

Polster ... whatever you need to feel good about yourself. But that doesn’t validate any part of your nonsense.

polster2 US
05/28/18 12:00 pm

None of your nonsense has been validated. The SPLC is an unbiased group.

Think Lovin Life
05/28/18 12:01 pm

Polster ... ha ha ... keep that delusion alive.

polster2 US
05/28/18 12:02 pm

What delusion? The SPLC is unbiased.

Think Lovin Life
05/28/18 12:03 pm

Polster ... yep, that’s the delusion!

polster2 US
05/28/18 12:04 pm

There’s no delusion. The SPLC is unbiased.

Think Lovin Life
05/28/18 12:06 pm

Polster ... keep telling yourself, maybe some day even you’ll believe the lie that you keep repeating.

polster2 US
05/28/18 12:06 pm

There’s no lie. The SPLC is unbiased. You hate them because you’re a white supremacist.

zimmy Florida
05/27/18 12:40 pm

Doesn’t surprise me, and also scares the hell out of me!

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AdamStephens West Virginia
05/27/18 12:40 pm

Those who support a sort of Christian thocracy usually prefer authoritarianism.

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AdamStephens West Virginia
05/27/18 12:45 pm

They are also usually supporting imprisonment/death penalty for political enemies. There is a poll here with few respondents but before I voted to see the results 100% wanted Jerry brown impeached.

ikeurban21 B L C
05/27/18 1:12 pm

I think I got cancer just looking at this post

AdamStephens West Virginia
05/27/18 1:18 pm

Dont you have a climate change denial poll you're busy ignoring?

ikeurban21 B L C
05/27/18 1:21 pm

No I’ve been on this app for 3 years and have been through that song and same with those exact people. I like to spend my time arguing against insane people like you, Commie, and DocWas

AdamStephens West Virginia
05/27/18 2:12 pm

I've never seen you post anything but polls. I don't usually vote on them because they don't have 2 true options.

AdamStephens West Virginia
05/27/18 2:12 pm

Let me know when you actually debate someone so I can root against you.

kscott516 Fact checker
05/27/18 7:35 pm

Ike, do you remember rotavele?

mstt
05/27/18 12:37 pm

A generalization worthy of CNN.

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