John Simkin Posted October 5, 2005 Share Posted October 5, 2005 The list of prospective contributors is interestings: Why on earth does ANYONE have to DECLARE a political preference? More than a century ago, common people made sacrifices in order to retain their preferences, their thoughts and their fears from the powers ' that be'. The current trend of nailing ones' affiliations to the public post is based on ....what? It reflects an assumption of the pseudo-security of one side of an almost polarized society where the common people follow allegiances which are traditional and accepted without any deep thought....very similar to football/rugby support! Why does anyone wish to circumvent the PRIVACY of the ballot box? Maybe those whe declare their colours are playing a game i.e. 'look...I'm one of you..'. The exceptionally well paid politicians do appreciate your back-up!!! Do those who CLAIM to be active/committed in a political sense really sit back and SERIOUSLY look at all the angles or are they seeking some sort of reassurance, a sense of belonging, a companionship.....? I can appreciate the value of 'teaching' politics'....I worry when I see that the contributors do not reflect the wider spectrum. Me?...I have never ever missed a voting oportunity.,even to spoil a vote.,and I have never belonged to any political group.....I vote with my conscience and stuff the media and the slick 'suits' and perhaps that is the message that young, emerging adults should hear. Thank you for these words. I refrained myself until today to post on this thread because my thoughts were similar to yours: “What in heaven is going on here ………!?” On the other hand it’s quite possible that I will add my own more carefully formulated thoughts on this subject later. Thank you for these words. I refrained myself until today to post on this thread because my thoughts were similar to yours: “What in heaven is going on here ………!?” What is going on here?? A number of public spirited teachers and educators are contributing to an online lesson on political ideology. Nothing to get agitated about. I am grateful to members who feel comfortable in getting involved Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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