Ok, personally I'm a Liberal (have always voted that way). My 'Parents' voted Tory during the Thatcher years, my 'Grandparents' were at Labour movement rallies oustide St. Georges Hall. I bought Das Capital and Mein Kampf on my 18th birthday, just to check the circle analogy that everyone painted i.e. 'its a circle follow the lines around and communism and fascism meet at the extremes'. I first came across dialectics with my readings on Socrates via Plato, then onto some interest in Hegel. I short I think myself able to look at both sides and be pragmatic, which would be of course the process of dialectics. While not many here might use the prententious terminology, I think many are capable of the process. So my poll, and hopefully debate, comes from the fact that there seems to be annoyance (definitely a subtext) toward ARRSE and members herein, for this intellectual stance. It does seem to be suffering incoming. One might have thought being a miltary site this would come from the left, but I can't recall any time that that has happened. The worst is that a poster is sometimes humourously told to don some tinfoil and given a slight ribbing. Contrariwise the angry right wingers seem to incur wrath. Quite odd.