thảo luận Myths About Liberals, Conservatives, And Everyone Else

Cinders posted on Jan 07, 2010 at 02:07AM
People who lean left say a lot of nasty things about the right. Similarly, people who lean right say some mean things about the left.

Who's right? Who's wrong? Well, when it comes to stereotypes, everyone is wrong.

I decided to start a thread. Everyone has been put into a stereotype at one point in their lives. And there are all those things thirteen-year-olds post on their myspace page saying "I'm blond, so therefore I must be dumb" in order to make people aware of these stereotypes.

Well, I thought we'd start our own, in the same style. For example, "I'm conservative, so therefore I must watch Fox News." Or, "I'm a liberal, so therefore I must be a Communist."

In fact, I'm going to start off with those two. If you want to add more "I'm conservative, so..." or "I'm a liberal, so..." comments, by all means do so! There are several stereotypes, so just keep adding what you think is appropriate.

Ergo, Sum...

I'm conservative, therefore I must watch Fox News.
I'm a liberal, therefore I must be a Communist.
I'm a conservative, therefore I must be rich.
I'm a liberal therefore I must be pro-choice.
I'm Dutch, therefore I must use/have weed.
I'm a Republican, therefore I must believe in God.
I'm a bisexual, therefore I'm either confused, or faking it to be popular.
I'm a Wiccan/other Pagan, therefore I worship the devil.
I'm a male dancer, therefore I must be gay.
I'm a Muslim, therefore I must be anti-Semitic.
I'm a Jew, therefore I must support Israel.
I'm a Muslim, therefore I must be a terrorist.
last edited on Jul 23, 2010 at 05:56PM

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hơn một năm qua housefrk said…
I'm conservative, therefore I must be rich
hơn một năm qua Sappp said…
Is this only about liberals/conservatives or also about other stereotypes? Since the title says 'everyone' else.

hơn một năm qua Cinders said…
Anyone. Like "I'm a German, therefore I must be a Nazi" would work too, or whatever.
hơn một năm qua laureng114 said…
I'm a liberal therefore I must be pro-choice.
hơn một năm qua Sappp said…
Ok.

I'm Dutch, therefor I must use/have weed.

A bit overreacting, but I've noticed that some people from other countries think we always use drugs. Almost everytime I go to a club in Belgium I get asked: 'Ow, you're Dutch, got weed?'

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hơn một năm qua Cinders said…
No, I think that's a great one, Sappp!
hơn một năm qua mac said…
i think that being pro-choice is not really a stereo type. most liberals are pro-choice especial in America it is actually one of the biggies
hơn một năm qua Cinders said…
No, it's not. There's a lot more about liberal and conservative politics than the abortion issue, or even the gay rights issue. It's about fiscal policies, foreign affairs, and other social issues, too, and just because you call yourself a liberal or conservative, does not necessarily mean you ascribe to everything that your respective party supports.

In fact, stereotypes like all liberals are pro-choice is what I'm trying to fight against. Several liberals are, but there are several who aren't, as well.
hơn một năm qua jlhfan624 said…
I'm a Republican, therefore I must believe in God.
hơn một năm qua Cinders said…
Recently, I've been getting flack from some people for being bisexual (as opposed to full on heterosexual or full on homosexual). People seem to think you can only be one or the other, not both. It bothers me, so I added my own up there:

I'm a bisexual, therefore I'm either confused, or faking it to be popular.
hơn một năm qua XDRoseLuvsHP said…
This is one that really annoys me:
I'm a male dancer, therefore I must be gay.