Liberal to Conservative or Vice-Versa as Aging Takes Place?

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    Paul Bonham's comment elsewhere on CT made me wonder about what happens to our politics as we age. Do most people move to the left or to the right as we age? No question I have moved right, but, maybe I am not "normal" in that. (Yes! To head off the comments, many would tell me I am not normal in other respects!)

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    http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=374518

    Not that I believe it.

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      I have moved further to the Left with age.

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        Originally posted by Ken Craft View Post
        I have moved further to the Left with age.
        Me too, I think, though I think also the signposts are moving. The Right seems very Right these days, to the point of being more wrong than right.

        Also, being Left behind seems more attractive, now that I am no longer reaching for the top.

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          Liberal to Conservative or Vice-Versa as Aging Takes Place?

          Originally posted by John Coleman View Post
          Me too, I think, though I think also the signposts are moving. The Right seems very Right these days, to the point of being more wrong than right.

          Also, being Left behind seems more attractive, now that I am no longer reaching for the top.
          One's viewpoint is everything!

          If I had considered a thought like that, I would have thought that the left was very left. So, those who move right think the left is extreme and those who move left think the right is extreme. It's all in one's position on the scale, I guess! (I use the word extreme only to make a point.)

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            It's more complicated than it used to be, when voting patterns were inherited from generation to generation. GM Francisco Vallejo described (in Spanish) his political views as "Anarcho-Taoist", which rather amuses me, though I'm not sure I'd be exactly that. Even the labels liberal and conservative don't mean what they used to, when the liberals were Whigs and the conservatives were Tories. Among the other pertinent spectra: "how green?", "how big the commons?" and "how big the State?"

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              Not confused enough? How about this T-shirt motto:

              I gave my job
              to keep the world safe
              for Chinese Communism

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                I used to be on the left but I have moved to the far right...

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                  I think I have stayed over the years on what I consider the " pragmatic left ", but Paul's new graph now pushes me way out to the right!

                  Bob

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                    Re: Liberal to Conservative or Vice-Versa as Aging Takes Place?

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                    Last edited by Ben Daswani; Wednesday, 30th January, 2013, 12:40 AM.
                    IM LAUF DER ZEIT

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                      Originally posted by ben daswani View Post
                      well when i was younger, you know, i was mostly just doing drugs i wasn't mature enough to handle and reading books i wasn't mature enough to understand and filling my head with ideas i wasn't mature enough to apply. as a result i ended up with a fascist slogan tattooed on my forearm. that's life i guess

                      sometimes people ask me, "hey man, why is that there wording tattooed on your forearm." i say, "well i'm an anarchist." and they say, "why would an anarchist tattoo a fascist slogan on his forearm." so i say, "clearly you don't understand anarchy."

                      i think the boringness of my joke represents the growth i've experienced
                      I would sort of expect a large tattoo of Kovalchuk's face on your...

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                        We all await the day when Oxygen makes it to Ben's brain.

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                          Originally posted by Ken Craft View Post
                          We all await the day when Oxygen makes it to Ben's brain.
                          Right to left for me. Are you too young to remember Billy Oxygen?
                          "We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." - Aesop
                          "Only the dead have seen the end of war." - Plato
                          "If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination." - Thomas De Quincey

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                            The song by Helix?

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                              Anybody correlating between rating and anarchist leanings? :)

                              Originally posted by Peter McKillop View Post
                              Are you too young to remember Billy Oxygen?
                              The sartorial satrap of the southwest, once known as William Klarner. That's who Ken must have intended, for he capitalized the O in Oxygen.

                              Just visited the new chess.ca for the first time. Grayer, but better organized. For those who are more conservative: Greyer and better organised.

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