Does ARRSE annoy people cemented to the right?

Does ARRSE incur the wrath of the `right`?

  • Obviously, its full of pinkos!!!!

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  • They think they are right wing, I'm to the right of Ghengis!!!

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  • Huh...what are ranting about you wierdo?

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  • Yes.

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Nehustan

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#1
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.
 

Nehustan

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#3
Maybe its my imagination then AJ, it just seems to have happened quite a bit this last week with some newish members, with older members being called 'Marxist Traitors' (paraphrased) and similar.
 
#4
Not at all, it's one of the few places anyone can voice an opinion from any political point of view................. and get slagged off for it :)
 

Nehustan

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#5
Baldrick66 said:
Not at all, it's one of the few places anyone can voice an opinion from any political point of view................. and get slagged off for it :)
Yep Baldrick, that's exactly why I think most members love it.
 
#6
I think you will find most of the members of this site will shed a tear when Tony goes and they will organise parties in the streets when brown takes over :puker:
 
#7
Perhaps it's because Nazis come here expecting the Forces to share their viewpoint, and are surprised when it turns out that the Forces are normal, well-adjusted folk who don't like the idea of rounding people up and deporting them based on their skin colour?

I'm well aware of Maj (Retd) Dennis Healey's strictures on the overuse of the word "Nazi", but in this case I beleive it is appropriate.
 
#8
I may be getting this wrong, Nehustan, but I believe that in general ARRSErs will attack any really extreme view, be it from the left or the right. A case in point was that racist idiot Herrenbloke, who was, literally, voted off ARRSE by general consensus. Remember that?

All in all, I find that ARRSE has a refreshing and lively attitude to the world - which essentially mirrors the attitude of the British Army I found when I was serving.

MsG
 
#9
dissent dissent dissent.....which i why i like too check 'My Arrse' daily before i troll for news.

ps dissent is good 'Ya'
 

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#10
No. I'm as left-wing as a penguin with no right flipper thingy. The majority of site users are less so but it's never caused any major traumas.
 

Nehustan

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#11
Bugsy said:
I may be getting this wrong, Nehustan, but I believe that in general ARRSErs will attack any really extreme view, be it from the left or the right. A case in point was that racist idiot Herrenbloke, who was, literally, voted off ARRSE by general consensus. Remember that?

All in all, I find that ARRSE has a refreshing and lively attitude to the world - which essentially mirrors the attitude of the British Army I found when I was serving.

MsG
I totally agree Bugsy, the thing is I'm just getting the feeling that people who have been lurking and watching ARRSE seem to be joining and venting with the obvious attitude that ARRSE is a bastion of the left, that somehow rationale right wing views aren't expressed here...that they are somehow flying the flag for the silent majority (which to be honest they do from rather an unimaginative, badly researched, and intellectually weak position) and that ARRSE needs to get a grip...maybe nobody else has picked up on it, but I'm getting a definite feeling....and it doesn't need my an dà shealladh
 
#14
I just voted as the rest as I didn't understand the question.

Does that make me a Liberal as well?
 

Nehustan

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#15
halo_jones said:
dissent dissent dissent.....which i why i like too check 'My Arrse' daily before i troll for news.

ps dissent is good 'Ya'

[align=center]Reminds me of that movie THX1138 and a minor soliloquy by Donald Pleasence's character SEN 5241...[/align]

[align=center]Without most of us realizing it, a
"new alignment" has been formed...
and it is an exciting, healthy development..
this alignment is already a new majority;
it will effect the future of us all for
generations to come. We need a new unity,
but not a unity which discourages dissent.
We Need dissent.But we need a creative dissent.
Our voices are not joined in any harmonious
chorus, but the differences are differences
of emphasis, not of fundamentals. Now, the
new alignment's greatest need is to
communicate with all its elements,
rather than march along in parallel
line that never converge. Tomorrow
as we focus the new movement more
clearly, we will gain a new unity.[/align]


(edited for spelling....)
 

Nehustan

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#16
mistersoft said:
I just voted as the rest as I didn't understand the question.

Does that make me a Liberal as well?
Hmmm, not sure, shall we seek consensus ;) I'll find a link to John Stuart Mill's essay 'On Liberty' to help you make your mind up if you need...
 
#17
Bugsy said:
I may be getting this wrong, Nehustan, but I believe that in general ARRSErs will attack any really extreme view, be it from the left or the right. A case in point was that racist idiot Herrenbloke, who was, literally, voted off ARRSE by general consensus. Remember that?

All in all, I find that ARRSE has a refreshing and lively attitude to the world - which essentially mirrors the attitude of the British Army I found when I was serving.

MsG
Bugsy,
As much as this pains me to say this, I whole heartily agree with you for a change, both extreme ends of the spectrum get slated on here with equal abandon, and long may it continue.
 

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#18
mistersoft said:
I just voted as the rest as I didn't understand the question.

Does that make me a Liberal as well?
oh the deftly turned irony of it all......how I larfed Softs.

The only Right this site seems to annoy Nehustani are the Right pr1cks in Whitehall, Wilton, Upavon, Westminster and elsewhere who think Freedom of Speech is more of a ........privilege, sort of thing....which, let's face it, requires vetting on the grounds of ....well, you know.....these people are supposed to be on OUR side.....and , dammit, they seem to think they can say what they LIKE !! !


If you work in MoD, expect the cold breath of the Stasi on your neck if you post here, from time to time.

Watch your Persec and " Wash and Hush up ! "


Don Cabra
 
#19
I still don't understand the question but I'm happy to contribute whenever and wherever possible.

Right back to Jade Goody's biography, I'm trying to broaden my mind.
 
#20
Though I seem to be putting it on a bit on the hips.
 

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