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?
Nope. They've created a Corporate Oligarchy though. Democracy is dead
Didn’t need Ph.D’s to show us that. That’s a PhDUH.
Not really. White, racist Democrats have openly been seeking authoritarian rule for decades. They’ve just been doing it in steps.
What about white, racist Republicans?
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.
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.
DW, you said a mouthful.
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.”
It sort of surprised me, I break with the traditional parties because I believe in merit-based voting
"Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy." Plato.
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.
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.
Nope. That is historically the trend of countries that have gone from democracy to tyranny.
What’s not a surprise is the intolerance of the left and their propensity to try to manufacture drama.
What drama have “the left” manufactured?
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.
Why do you think the entire left in America says that all white people are bad?
Polster ... who cares what the left is so delusional? They are, deal with it!
You’ve posted no evidence in support of your belief.
Polster ... I’ll await the proof of your ridiculous claims, then we can talk about my rebuttal.
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?
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.
How about you stop with the ridiculous generalizations in all of your comments?
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?
You made the generalization. The question I have is why.
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 ...
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.
Okay, the right are made up of white supremacists. There, we’re even now.
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.
The Southern Poverty Law Center disagrees with you.
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!
You think they’re horrible because they prove you wrong.
Polster ... whatever you need to feel good about yourself. But that doesn’t validate any part of your nonsense.
None of your nonsense has been validated. The SPLC is an unbiased group.
Polster ... ha ha ... keep that delusion alive.
What delusion? The SPLC is unbiased.
Polster ... yep, that’s the delusion!
There’s no delusion. The SPLC is unbiased.
Polster ... keep telling yourself, maybe some day even you’ll believe the lie that you keep repeating.
There’s no lie. The SPLC is unbiased. You hate them because you’re a white supremacist.
Doesn’t surprise me, and also scares the hell out of me!
Those who support a sort of Christian thocracy usually prefer authoritarianism.
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.
I think I got cancer just looking at this post
Dont you have a climate change denial poll you're busy ignoring?
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
I've never seen you post anything but polls. I don't usually vote on them because they don't have 2 true options.
Let me know when you actually debate someone so I can root against you.
Ike, do you remember rotavele?
A generalization worthy of CNN.