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I appreciate those that have responded to my post I found it very insightful. There are people who I disagree with 90%+ of their posts, not to name names, even about artistic works (which is purely subjective). I still enjoy reading their thoughts. I am glad that we can discuss things civically and without judgement about the person's background, gender, racial identity, etc. It makes me proud to be apart of this community.
I haven't commented in a long time, so I figure that I should introduce myself, at least where I stand politically.
I will be honest, there are many issues where I find myself struggling to find a solution. I used to consider myself a moderate independent, but I feel like both political parties have moved towards extreme viewpoints. There seems to be very little grey anymore. However, after the shift (whether perceived or reality), I do find myself leaning right. I lean left on: Global warming, abortion, gay rights, net neutrality, etc. I lean right on gun control, economic freedom, illegal immigration, racial privilege, etc. Also against the war on drugs, not sure either side is doing a great job there.
I am sure that I left out many key issues, this is just off of the top of my head. I voted third party, I am Hispanic, I love my country and consider myself a patriot. That doesn't mean that everything is perfect, but I would rather live here than 85% of the developing / undeveloped world.
I don't like Milo, he comes across as a provocateur, a douchebag, and a troll. However, I believe all schools of thought should be discussed civically, especially at "institutions of learning". He obviously had supporters at the event. I sometimes wonder if it would be better if counter protests were forced to take place a certain distance from the event?
I do have a question for you all. How many of you listen to alternative viewpoints? I know some of you do, judging by how you respond to Emnofseattle; Cretanbull and akritenbrink come to mind. I am just curious, not being judgemental. I read these forums, certain twitter feeds, watch John Oliver, etc. for left wing viewpoints.