Are you politically active? (mod approved)

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Tsal, May 29, 2003.

  1. Left Wing Party or Group

    12 vote(s)
  2. Middle Party or Group

    6 vote(s)
  3. Right Wing Party or Group

    7 vote(s)
  4. Green / Enviromental Party or Group

    2 vote(s)
  5. I'm not interested in politics.

    10 vote(s)
  6. libertarian - economically conservative, socially liberal

    8 vote(s)
  7. nihilist

    1 vote(s)
  1. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    Ok, first of all, this is a thread to get to know what kind of politically active people we have here in TB, and perhaps who those are, if they are willing to annouce themselves - I wish they would. This is not a political issues conversation thread.

    This thread is also approved by JT and Odie, so you are 100% safe to participate as long you keep it clean :)

    So, if you could tell us, if you are politically active, then how long have you been into politics and what party or group do you work with?

    Anything other you'd like to tell us relating to your political career, for example have you been a senator or a chairman in your group?

    I'd like this to cover also smaller political movements like enviromental groups, so you can mention those too.
  2. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I'm apolitically inactive!! ;)

    Only joking - but I am getting seriously apathetic.

    I have been a member of the Labour Party for many years and I was a Labour Party representative for the Union of Communication Workers, which meant I had a say in the local council - I had no idea what was going on though and at Council meetings, I just followed a friend - so I found myself aligned to and voting with the local radical feminist movement, to which she belonged!! ;)
  3. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    I too am a Labor activist. We've gone after huge corporations and won (Sony, EMI and WEA)

    As for my political career - have been an office manager and director for two city council members (one who is a state rep now), worked for the DA, AFM (NY Office) and numerous campaigns. i have some close ties to some congressional members, we had a field hearing in San Antonio to investigate the Latin record industry - the working class musicians won this, but the war is not over!
  4. I'm a member of the Southampton University Labour club but I vote Conservative. I go along because there is no Conservative club at the uni, and some of the left wing lunatics they have there (there's a guy who's a staunch tree-hugging, bunny shagging socialist) really need balancing.
  5. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    In the interests of keeping this thread clean, may I suggest that you refrain from using judgemental and emotive language in reference to any particular side of the political fence.

    I'm not going to discuss this, all I'm gonna say is that terms like "left wing lunatics" and "staunch tree-hugging bunny shagging socialists" annoy me.

    Let's not make this thread turn bad, can't we keep this sort of talk to ourselves. You can talk about your political life without slamming "the other side".
  6. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    No, no I'm not. Apathy is my middle name.

    I'm 28 years old and I'm not even registered to vote...I don't want to be selected for jury duty, I really don't believe that my vote counts and I just don't care about politics...)
  7. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    i agree. no bashing either side (and believe me that's hard for me to do!! :D )

    let's keep this very clean.
  8. Sorry. Left wing lunatic was referring to the people rather than the politic stance. They are 'lunatics who happen to be left wing' really.
  9. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    Lets play nice. Thanx for explaining yottskry.

    SO far so good!!:eek: :D
  10. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    You know, I've been active with Left Wing Youth, for about half a year now, and I can understand Yotts if he's seen some "lunatics" who happen to be in left wing wagon - when you have a party which has partially evolved from communistic workers movements and such, you are bound to get few individuals(and some young fanatics :eek: ) who are still living the "good old soviet days" :p

    I can assure that most of the left wing people are quite normal though, even in the Youth organizations ;)
  11. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Politics are for people who need hobbies.
  12. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    Very active in politics. Right wing.
  13. Yeah, you're right - I do need a hobby. I need to get out more too.
  14. Not particularly political, although I do cast my vote as I believe that I can maybe make a difference!

    Personally, I'm a Conservative voter....although I must admit New Labour in the UK is leaps and bounds over where Labour used to be - who knows, one day I may be swayed!

    Thing is the way I see it, doesn't matter who gets in over here, you're going to get screwed to some's all about guessing who will screw you less (and hoping the rest of the nation vote that way too!;))
  15. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    I choose not to discuss my political or ethical beliefs here.
  16. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Wordy word word.
  17. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    Yes, well done mate. It's good to know we have atleast one people who has noticed the "This is not a political issues conversation"-thingie in the first post and honors it! :D

    You could participate in the poll, though.
  18. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    I took a survey at the Libertarian site and as I recall I wound up halfway between liberal and Libertarian. I don't think that's inaccurate... I agree with a lot of Libertarian ideas, I just don't buy the whole package. But more power to 'em... the two-party system sucks IMHO.

    As for how active I am: I vote, and I like to discuss, but I don't like to preach. That's the problem nowadays: demagoguery and sanctimony are completely out of control. People can't debate, can't respectfully agree to disagree. It's no longer "I'm right and you're wrong", it's "We're right and everyone else is [ un-American / uninformed / amoral / stupid / cowardly / racist / corrupt / heretic / greedy / degenerate ]". Hence, the ban on political discussion here @TB (unfortunate but necessary IMO). Mudslinging is nothing new in U.S. history, but it seems worse lately... people holding prolonged petty grudges over simple differences of opinion (everywhere, not just here).
  19. I try to stay informed about what's going on with politics. I consider myself a pinko, because that's what everyone seems to like to call me.

    Registered to vote, but unaffiliated party-wise.

    Aside from that, not that active.:meh:
  20. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    I won't call myself republican or democrat.

    I am mainly right wing conservative, but I do agree with some leftists ideas.

    I am sorta like... Eh... Mike Savage with a heart :p