Okay so I understand why people hate on people who change ideologies a lot, and I sort of get it. If you go from a bottom left to top right that's weird. But, that's not most people. Most people who tend to 'change' ideologies stay relatively within their respective quadrant (thinking of political compass here, ik it's not the best but it's close). Honestly I think most changes in ideology are due to implementation and not actual change in values. For example, I used to be Libertarian Right. Even back then I was extremely anti-drug, but, I figured legalize all of it anyway and just let people waste their lives away. Now, I'm still anti-drug, but I feel like the State should do it's best to combat the spread of drugs and stop it that way. (Very simplified but I think y'all will get my point). Most people aren't actually suddenly changing from one set of ideas to the next. They either progressively go to their opposites, or they find a new ideology they think they better connect with. And isn't that the whole point of politigram? To debate views, strengthen your own/ figure out your own? Sometimes people on here are so toxic and can't be civil. Like you can talk nicely with someone of an opposite ideology, it's really not that hard. But so many times people get a righteous stick up their ass and are rude as fuck. Just let people figure out what they are, who tf cares if they change a lot. Honestly, at least it means they're thinking. Not to say sticking with an ideology is bad, ofc not. But I think we all know people who have stayed 'conservative' or 'liberal' basically their whole lives and blindly accept anything they hear from their side as fact. I think those people are the worst in this community. (Besides crypto-pedophiles and nasty shit like that, those are the worst, but out of you know, normal people.) .
Some deep OC for you guys celebrating my return. I'll probably make an essay post later about my actual thoughts on this. Until then, let me know if you guys think we can actually vote our government out of existence. Ever since the very inception of the constitution the state has always managed to grab more and more power. Such is the eternal struggle of tyranny and liberty. No matter what, our government will continue this trend until we decide to take up arms. The tree of liberty is looking a bit withered and I firmly believe it MUST be refreshed with the blood of tyrants and Patriots. Believe it or not, in the real world violence does sometimes solve problems. While it isn't ideal to use it to change the minds of the people, things will only get worse until we are forced into a corner. Sooner or later we are going to have to fight- I'd rather it be sooner than later.
At first glance, the man on our July 30, 2018, cover might seem familiar: it was created by morphing images of two of the world’s most recognizable men, President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The composite image, by visual artist @nancyburson, is meant to represent this particular moment in U.S. foreign policy, following the pair’s recent meeting in Helsinki. As our senior White House correspondent Brian Bennett writes in this week’s cover story: “A year and a half into his presidency, Trump’s puzzling affinity for #Putin has yet to be explained. #Trump is bruised by the idea that Russian election meddling taints his victory, those close to him say, and can’t concede the fact that Russia did try to interfere in the election, regardless of whether it impacted the outcome. He views this problem entirely through a political lens, these people say, unable or unwilling to differentiate between the question of whether his campaign colluded with #Russia —which he denies—and the question of whether Russia attempted to influence the election.” Burson, who became well known for developing a technique to age faces, which is used by the FBI to find missing children, says the goal of her latest composite is to help readers “stop and think” when it comes to similarities between the two leaders. “What my work has always been about is allowing people to see differently,” she tells TIME. “The combining of faces is a different way for people to see what they couldn’t see before.” Read this week's full cover story on TIME.com. Photo illustration by @nancyburson for TIME (Digital imaging by @johndepew. Source photographs: Trump: @gettyimages; Putin: Kremlin handout)