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User:ChrisAmiss

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Center-left. My area of expertise tends to be the Middle East, primarily focused on the Israel-Palestine conflict. Sometimes, reality is biased.

I share no love for left-wing pro-war fetishists or anti-imperialists who make awful apologetics for Assad, Putin, etc.

I dislike Islam/Islamism apologists (Aslan, Greenwald) and Israel/Zionism apologists (Sam Harris, Bill Maher) equally.

Political positions

  • In favor of universal health care
  • In favor of progressive taxes
  • In favor of nuclear power
  • Free speech absolutist (and by absolute, I really mean absolute, including defending the right to incitement and other taboos we normally would favor restrictions)
  • Generally supportive of free trade, willing to accommodate it in light of its effect of lifting people up from extreme poverty ($1 a day for example), if statistics and the World Bank report are correct.
  • Generally dovish (did not support the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, or Libya), but pending circumstances of genocide, ethnic cleansing, colonial invasion, or slavery, may be willing to back a minor form of force as a deterrent.
  • Not a fan of high-strung authoritarianism among secular dictators (Ataturk, Reza Khan, etc.)
  • In favor of legalizing polygamy (yes you read that right) provided there's protections
  • In favor of legalizing prostitution, provided there's protections
  • In favor of OPEN borders. LET THE "ILLEGALS" IN!
  • This user supports the Syrian rebels
  • This user believes Palestinian have a right to defend themselves against Israeli terrorist attacks, colonization, blockade and occupation.
  • This user supports the Kurds.
  • Antisemitism and Islamophobia are snarl terms we could generally do without in a debate because they're more often than not used to deter and silence critical thinking.
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cows are tasty.
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This user is male.
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This user is a supporter of Capitalism.
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