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Would you?

Yes 23 47.92%
 
No 25 52.08%
 
Total:48
KLXVER said:
Immersiveunreality said:

Dated a girl for a while that turned out to be pretty racist,it's a very conflicting thing to do because love does not suddenly switch off and you feel like you yourself are a bad person for loving someone with those thoughts.
I tried to ''change'' her,stupid young me and good that we broke up cause her family was not really accepting of me.(Too darkskinned)

It can work:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ev373c7wSRg

Kinda funny vid, i can already hear the screaming from the twittermob.



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Just identifying with the other party wouldn't be a deal breaker, but holding certain positions/supporting certain politicians would.



My ex had a lot of conservative tendencies. But honestly, that wasn't the deal breaker for us. If we disagree on taxation, that's not an issue. If it's a civil rights issue, I probably wouldn't give him the time of day...



If the difference is economic issues, yes. If the difference is civil rights issues, absolutely not.



SanAndreasX said:
If the difference is economic issues, yes. If the difference is civil rights issues, absolutely not.

Yeah I feel this is about the same for me.

I lean left myself; I could date someone who leaned right economically, (I doubt it'd ever even come up in conversation) but I don't think I could reconcile with someone far-right who was homophobic or racist.

I think the closest I've come to the thread topic myself was when I dated a girl from mainland China. I just made a point of never bringing up politics with her as I sensed it could be something of a minefield given the vast differences between our countries.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 30 July 2020

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curl-6 said:
SanAndreasX said:
If the difference is economic issues, yes. If the difference is civil rights issues, absolutely not.

Yeah I feel this is about the same for me.

I lean left myself; I could date someone who leaned right economically, (I doubt it'd ever even come up in conversation) but I don't think I could reconcile with someone who was homophobic or racist.

I think the closest I've come to the thread topic myself was when I dated a girl from mainland China. I just made a point of never bringing up politics with her as I sensed it could be something of a minefield given the vast differences between our countries.

You're highlighting the actual problem right there. Homophobia and racism have absolutely nothing to do with politics. Neither have civil rights or healthcare. The US is one of the only countries in the world that makes those things seem political because one party supports crimes against humanity while the other doesn't. If you talk about extremism and socipathy then you're no longer talking about politics, which makes your question moot.



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vivster said:
curl-6 said:

Yeah I feel this is about the same for me.

I lean left myself; I could date someone who leaned right economically, (I doubt it'd ever even come up in conversation) but I don't think I could reconcile with someone who was homophobic or racist.

I think the closest I've come to the thread topic myself was when I dated a girl from mainland China. I just made a point of never bringing up politics with her as I sensed it could be something of a minefield given the vast differences between our countries.

You're highlighting the actual problem right there. Homophobia and racism have absolutely nothing to do with politics. Neither have civil rights or healthcare. The US is one of the only countries in the world that makes those things seem political because one party supports crimes against humanity while the other doesn't. If you talk about extremism and socipathy then you're no longer talking about politics, which makes your question moot.

Civil rights and healthcare shouldn't be political, but sadly the reality is that one's stance on them is often determined by one's political position.



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curl-6 said:
vivster said:

You're highlighting the actual problem right there. Homophobia and racism have absolutely nothing to do with politics. Neither have civil rights or healthcare. The US is one of the only countries in the world that makes those things seem political because one party supports crimes against humanity while the other doesn't. If you talk about extremism and socipathy then you're no longer talking about politics, which makes your question moot.

Civil rights and healthcare shouldn't be political, but sadly the reality is that one's stance on them is often determined by one's political position.

They really aren't though. If someone treats it as if it was political because their party of choice mandates it, that person has failed as a human being, because they lack both compassion and cognitive ability. It's not a political position to deny someone their human rights, it's an asshole position.



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vivster said:
curl-6 said:

Civil rights and healthcare shouldn't be political, but sadly the reality is that one's stance on them is often determined by one's political position.

They really aren't though. If someone treats it as if it was political because their party of choice mandates it, that person has failed as a human being, because they lack both compassion and cognitive ability. It's not a political position to deny someone their human rights, it's an asshole position.

I mean I agree it's an arsehole position to oppose someone having civil rights, but that doesn't mean it's not also a political position, if that discrimination is ideologically motivated. Politics can be unethical or inhumane.



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