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Quick Definitions of Political Ideologies: the -isms
By Julian Knight
Part of the British Politics For Dummies Cheat Sheet
Let’s face it, ideologies are confusing things. The -ism bit seems to makes them so very forgettable. But not anymore! Here’s a quick alphabetical guide to the major (and not so major) political ideas that inspire people to get involved in politics.

Anarchism: Can be grouped around socialistic or individualistic strains. Anarchists believe that the state and forms of compulsory government are harmful or unnecessary to people’s lives.

Communism: Communists believe that capitalist system is damaging to interests of masses, and that workers must unite and overturn it by revolutionary means. Communists also believe in the state ownership of all land, natural resources and industry.

Conservatism: Conservative thought is coloured by the belief that – over time – history has produced institutions and modes of government that function well, and which should be largely preserved for the future. They also believe that political change should be organic and gradual, rather than revolutionary.

Environmentalism: Key political concern is protecting and improving the condition of the natural environment. Many believe there is a need for much greater regulation of humans’ interaction with the environment, and aspects of our lifestyles are environmentally unsustainable.

Feminism: The belief that society and the political system is patriarchal. Feminists seek to improve the political and particularly, the social and economic position of women.

Liberalism: The belief in protecting the rights of individual, so as to ensure their maximum freedom. There have been shifts in liberal thought, the most prominent of which was the move from classical liberalism (minimal role of state, unsecured liberties) to progressive liberalism in early twentieth century. Progressive liberals argued that civil liberties and freedoms must be safeguarded and actively protected by state.

Socialism: Socialists are motivated by the desire to improve quality of life for all members of society. They believe in a political system characterised by strong state direction in political and economic policy. Another key idea is redistribution of resources to redress inequalities inherent in free-market economy.

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'Isms and Ideologies

The countries that have implemented 'socialism' have failed . The US is a combination of the liberal, feminist, environmentalist, and conservative thought. Our 'revolution' was based on taxation without representation. We, as Americans, regardless of our 'ism, fight additional taxes. In 2013, we should be taking an honest look at our budget, our debt, and the productivity of our country. We owe our soul to the company store (China). Unfortunately when we realized what a massive debt we had, another 'ism entered the picture - racism. Heaven forbid, not only did a Democrat win the presidency, but he was BLACK!! The first words from the 'other' party was their goal was to see that he only served one term. There was to be no 'working together' for the American people - just make sure this Democrat president fails.
Well, the American people did not go along with that plan. Now we have a bi- partisan group of Senators who have been working on a pathway to citizenship program. I congratulate them and wish them success. I am a Democrat, but I am saddened to see the Senaors from GA deciding to retire. These Senaors had a record of working for their constituents AND with their colleagues in the Senate. They will be missed. It is possible that the extremists in both parties will work with this bi-partisan group - now that it is politically obvious that the Hispanic community has leverage. I hope that we don't have any more crisis that will require our government to provide financial aid to an individual state. We have sent funds to foreign shores faster than we provided for the victims of Sandy. I count myself with the majority of citizens who feel this Congress and their leadership have failed the American people. The American people will express their will in 2014. They will not be fooled. They will know who works for an 'ism ot ideology and who works for them.

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Wow, DM...

...good luck with this little post, as I'm certain many will take umbrage with many of your statements/insinuations, the least being:

> "We owe our soul to the company store (China)." - but yet we kept raising the debt ceiling and spending

> "we should be taking an honest look at our budget, our debt" - We did, tried to get the POTUS to issue an agreeable, Constitutionally-required budget, but he has refused for 4 years now, and probably will for 4 more.

> People (whites, et al) hate that a black man won the presidency, and that's why 'they' were determined to limit him to 1 term

> "extremists in both parties...now that it is politically obvious that the Hispanic community has leverage." - The moritorium on deporting younger illegal aliens just months before the election certainly ensured which way this bloc would vote.

> "The countries that have implemented 'socialism' have failed." - Yet you're the No. 1 cheerleader for the avowed Socialist who sits in the White House. WTF?!?

Anyway, good luck with swinging the hearts & minds of this site with this blog...

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kcchiefandy

Not a blog. Just sharing my opinion. What is yours? Does everyone who MAY read this agree with you? Interesting. You have shared your interpretation of what I have written.

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People (whites, et al) hate that a black man won the presidency, and that's why 'they' were determined to limit him to 1 term

Are you kidding? Only 'whites' voted against this president or refused to 'work' with his party? The results of the election shows that you are operating on a fallacy. Thank heavens more than 11% of the electorate re-elected President Obama. Wake up!! Racism did not prevail. Hallelujah! (Blacks=11% of the populace)

Hispanics; women; Asians; African Americans; youth, and 'whites' voted for our President.

The Georgia Senators who are leaving represented the constituents well. They knew how to work with their colleagues to get things done. We will miss their expertise. The 'talking points' that you are hanging on to is ruining a viable two party system in this country. Watch it - Texas and Georgia just may go BLUE!

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The moritorium on deporting younger illegal aliens just months before the election certainly ensured which way this bloc would vote.

And now will the 'objectors' go along with a pathway to citizenship to get 'their' vote? Interesting.

Thanks.

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Well, DM...

...your comment on the 'win' was immediately preceded by the 'racism' charge; one would assume you meant the majority race, but I may have misconstrued your meaning; you must have meant 'Republicans', not 'whites'.

As said, it'll be interesting to see the responses, and my opinions are fairly well reflected in the potential concerns about your statements.

Btw, what is your response to the other 3 bullet comments I posted?

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"We owe our soul to the company store (China)." - but yet we kept raising the debt ceiling and spending

The ‘we’ is a dysfunctional Congress. Now you can’t blame everything that is wrong in this country on Democrat and Republican – but rather on lack of leadership in both houses. ‘We’ are raising the debt ceiling to pay debt that we have made! Our country, like most of it’s citizens IS living beyond it’s means – but our country is not ‘’making the money – industrial activities – that it ONCE did. We’re beginning to get back on track – and the ‘other’ party's plan was to say that was because the country had hope in the ‘new’ president – but actually the upswing is a result of some of the Obama policies.

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"we should be taking an honest look at our budget, our debt" - We did, tried to get the POTUS to issue an agreeable, Constitutionally-required budget, but he has refused for 4 years now, and probably will for 4 more.

What ‘budget’ has the House or the Senate suggested? Would you have liked to live under the proposed Ryan Budget? Over half the country said NO! There are leaders in Congress who should be able to work on solutions to our problems – long and short term – but this current lack of respect for Boehner in the House is pathetic. Too many House members and some Senate members owe their allegiance to a civilian – and not to the American people. The vote will soon change that. Independents will rule. . .unless the insensitivity and silliness stops. The strategy (southern) has come to an end – the demographics of our country has changed – and our youth are no longer tied to sexism, racism, but to truly trying to implement the words of our Constitution in a country where all have an equal opportunity to succeed. Some Republicans are saying no to the proposed Pathway to Citizenship – (the illustrious Governor of Arizona said she was thrilled with the bi-partisan proposal, stating that they want to make sure the border is secure. I agree, the devil is in the details - but at least the conversation has started across the aisle. We’re talking about the 11 million people who have lived here illegally for over 10 years. Let’s listen to the plans from the bi-partisan group and the President before we start saying NO! There is no way to send 11 million people back to their country just as there is no way to confiscate all of the guns in our country. Congress – do your job – or move out of the way!!
Stop listening to the talking points – and react to the President’s Budget http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget
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The countries that have implemented 'socialism' have failed." - Yet you're the No. 1 cheerleader for the avowed Socialist who sits in the White House. WTF?!?

LOL. Me and the majority of our country. What does WTF stand for?
Obama is not a socialist. The pundits have labeled him with everything under the sun – but the American people are not fooled. This is just my opinion, I’m not trying to change anyone else’s opinion – but you must realize, there are citizens in Georgia and the United States who do not agree with many of the opinions voiced here. Just sharing. It's interesting how the Republican stance is changing - the election brought about some hard cold realities. Again, it's all about the vote! What a powerful tool the American people have.

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C'mon, DM...

...nobody has to label Mr. Obama anything - he's been recorded on many, many previous occasions touting ideas, etc...that almost EXACTLY match your definition of Socialism above. To deny this is to certainly purger yourself.

'WTF' is a common, fairly recent abbreviation for 'What The F**k?'; i.e. a nicer way to express astonishment.

Concerning the budget issues, yes, 'we the people' and our political leadership have over-indulged, but that doesn't alleviate the POTUS's responsibility to submit a budget to Congress; he has failed to do so.

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Failed to submit a budget?

Check below:

Stop listening to the talking points – and react to the President’s Budget

http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget

Take the time to also look at 2012, 2011, etc.

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Mea culpa, DM...

...I meant to say have a budget approved since 2009.

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Also note....

...not a single Democrat voted for his Budget so..... was it for show or just Political tool?

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KC

On day 1 of his first term, obama told the Republicans in congress "I won", and stated in so many words that he wasn't interested in their ideas.
He gave them every reason to want to run him out of office, as they only had the countries best interests at heart.

he ran as a uniter and then proceeded to do everything in his power to divide the country. He's the most divisive, condescending,untruthful, polarizing 'president' in U.S. history.

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POTUS & Term Limits

C'mon folks, get real! Regardless of which party or what race occupies the White House, the opposing party will work hard to make sure he/she will be a one-term President! That's the way politics works, like it or not!

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GA Senators

Did I miss something? When did Sen Isakson announce his retirement?

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AHG

No - thank heavens, he's not. (As of today.)

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Saxby Chambliss

Is retiring... he doesn't think he will survive a Teaparty Primary.

His Amnesty push, Stimulus votes, Bailouts and Debt Ceiling votes tell us he is pretty much just another RINO.

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Senator chambliss

I know this: He was influential in getting OPM to arrange a one-time admin waiver from Aetna to pay for some post-stroke vision rehab---saved me $6,000.00!

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Davids mom wrote:

Unfortunately when we realized what a massive debt we had, another 'ism entered the picture - racism. Heaven forbid, not only did a Democrat win the presidency, but he was BLACK!! The first words from the 'other' party was their goal was to see that he only served one term. There was to be no 'working together' for the American people - just make sure this Democrat president fails.

I always find it amazing that those that make the argument as you made above always, always throw the race card out if you disagree with the ideology of this President.

Was it Racism when the Democrats said Bush would be a "One-Term" President.. was it racism when you guys all screamed "Selected not Elected"
was it racism when you guys counted chads 16 times?

No, why not.. oh right, they both were white so.... It's only Racism when people like you can throw down a race card for political gains not realistic results.

Pathetic..

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race card

I apologize if I am the only one who has used the race card since the President of the United States was elected.

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On here...

...you're pretty much it...

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Really?

Gizzly; Kawfi; (often SL); Git Real; suggarfoot; etc., etc., etc.

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Sometimes..

you mistakenly attribute racist intentions behind innocent comments.. you however it is fairly clear.

DM wrote:

Unfortunately when we realized what a massive debt we had, another 'ism entered the picture - racism. Heaven forbid, not only did a Democrat win the presidency, but he was BLACK!!

Woot there it is.... Disagreement = Racism.. You have called me a Racist so many times I have lost count.. all because I disagree with your Big Government solutions...

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Davids mom - really

Yep, really.

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Another... ism.. Schism

The division between logic and lunacy that this "Post" by Julian Knight leaves.

Clearly she likes the ism of Socialism and Liberalism...but then again she's British so what can you expect...

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LOL - SL

Which definition do you disagree with?

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After the first two....

...she goes off the rails.

Clearly she equates Liberalism ith Socialism and it's her "cup O' tea"

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Will you two get a room

Will you two get a room already!?

S. Lindsey...I don't know why you keep engaging DM, she's incorrigible. Well, that and flat out stupid.

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S.Lindsey

I agree with PTC Avenger. David's Mom is and and always will be completely off of the rational logic/debate wagon. I con't understand why y'all even respond to her rants. Her point of view is completely irrelevent because it does not take into account any semblence of reality.

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I like beating my head against a Brick wall....

...I think it might beat some sense into me eventually...

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Mr. Garvin

What is your 'reality' about America?

Women, youth, minorities, would like to know. It is important that you enlighten us!

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