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Which ideology do you consider the most dangerous?

Which ideology do you consider the most dangerous?

  • Communism/Marxism

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  • Socialism

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  • Centre-left (Left-liberalism, Social democracy)

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  • Centrism

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  • Centre-right (Conservatism)

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  • Classical liberalism (Smith)

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  • Neoliberalism (Friedman)

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  • Total voters
    8

Babe_Ruth

Sultan of Swat
Staff member
V.I.P.
Got this from another forum, thought it would create some good debate.

Which ideology do you consider the most dangerous?
 

Jeanie

still nobody's bitch
V.I.P.
Communism, Marxism, and Socialism are not political ideologies, they are economic systems. If you're going to include those in the poll, then you need to include Capitalism, because Capitalism has the potential for at least as much danger as Socialism or Communism. When the bottom line is money, that opens the door for exploitation - of resources, people, animals, etc.
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I think that Extreme Nationalism is the most dangerous.
 
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Bjarki

Registered Member
To whom?

Extreme nationalism is dangerous for minorities and neighbouring countries, provided the extreme nationalists form the government. That would indeed be a threat to world peace..

I voted anarchism myself. I see it as the biggest threat to national security at the moment... you know, the extreme leftist squatter movement. There's little good that comes from them. They pretend to be idealists, who claim to be guardians of the 'good morals', but in reality they just want to enforce their own views onto everyone else. A lot of them are armed and part of underground movements.
I'm glad my government just recently adopted a law making squatting illegal, hopefully it will root out this movement. :stare:


Btw Ruth, couldn't help but notice you left religious ideologies out of it. :aww:
 

Babe_Ruth

Sultan of Swat
Staff member
V.I.P.
I noticed that two people mentioned that I left some off the poll, I knew that would happen which is why I added Other as the last option on this poll. If you believe Left Religious(using that as an example) is the most dangerous, then click on Other and reply to the thread telling us which one you chose.
 

Sim

Registered Member
I'm not sure this is an ideology, but maybe rather a catalyst for any potentially dangerous ideology:

Populism and demogoguery. That's the biggest threat for a free system these days, IMHO. When facts don't really matter anymore, but ignorance and anger of the masses is exploited by demagogues of any kind, when scapegoats get targeted. Be that far-right populists, islamophobes, Tea Party people, leftist populists.

If this goes too far, we soon may see lynch mobs and people attacking immigrants, rich people, minorities, policemen, and so on. And maybe even such a populist government may be established, that bases its legitimation on "bread and circuses" and according mob support, rather than sound policies that respect individual civil and human rights, and erodes civil liberties and the core of a free debate.

I don't think authoritarian ideologies still have a chance in Western countries. If authoritarians want power, they have to pretend to be democratic and republican, and nurture a mere facade of a free system. You see that already in Venezuela or Russia, and to a much lower extent in Berlusconi's Italy. It may well happen in our countries too.
 

JaneSmith

Registered Member
Islamic ideology for sure. Kill non-Muslims, beat your wife, mutilate the genitals of the girls and don't allow them an education, conquer by the sword, make subjects pray 5 times a day to instill repeatitive behavior, hang homosexuals, amputate hands and feet for minor crimes, adhere to the Quran that has these rules laid out.
 

Diederick

Registered Member
I voted Anarcho-capitalism. I think it would be the worst of both worlds. Anarchy is a terrible system that by definition fails - it is not human nature to be completely self-centred, and capitalism works in the same way. Both encourage foul play and, without social government, are bound to end in civil war.
Islamic ideology for sure. Kill non-Muslims, beat your wife, mutilate the genitals of the girls and don't allow them an education, conquer by the sword, make subjects pray 5 times a day to instill repeatitive behavior, hang homosexuals, amputate hands and feet for minor crimes, adhere to the Quran that has these rules laid out.
Once upon a time Christianity wasn't any less evil. I think it would be better to just make sure religion, or spirituality in general for that matter, has nothing to say in state matters.
 
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