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Re: Freedom to discuss politics Dinah

Posted by garnet71 on February 7, 2009, at 15:51:54

In reply to Re: Freedom to discuss politics Sigismund, posted by Dinah on January 24, 2009, at 14:35:07

"I grew up in a family where everyone spoke about politics routinely and have done so out of habit ever since, and I'm always surprised when people don't."

- Dinah
Good for you. My parents discussed politics too, although they were not a healthy couple so probably not the best example. Still, much better (for me) than growing up in a household that discusses Hollywood.

I noticed Western Europeans to be very open about politics. I've met strangers in Europe who bring up politics right away in casual conversation. This includes 16 year old kids in bars..talking politics over a frosty mug!

I think it's very negative that here in the U.S. its culturally taboo to discuss such things openly. The political social mores here are just one thing that I believe, are partly responsible for why problems don't get solved.




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