Sorry, had to work.>Not sure why you bring up the violence as a problem, since it's what the people want.
This is a disturbing sentiment.
Add "racial" to that and tell me you still feel the same. >It's not FPTP and has more than two parties, and actual change is possible within it. Not sure why you bring up the violence as a problem
Because, again, change in the US happens/is happening all the time, especially on the state level. I bring up the violence because your holding the Irish political system as the "better" of the US, but its also a system that allows a party whos platform is terrorism to hold power. I guess that is okay with you, i hope they dont start looking at trans folk as a target, they are rather religious, but as long as its what the people want it will be okay. >but surely you would have to agree that a level of nuance between center-right or center-left, with other options basically being condemned to little more than a curiosity would be preferable.
I dont think its preferable, i just dont think Ireland is a good example of the alternative working well.>If you think the US system and government is fantastic, then great
Strawman, you are putting words in my mouth. I dont think its fantastic, but is do think a mob rule party of bombing innocent people not being in power is pretty swell.>Wasn't there some whole thing in Las Vegas last year that was politically motivated?
A motive has never been released publicly, so if you think that, its just conjecture. >Also, it's not as if the US is exactly free of political violence.
This is true, but its not a platform of any legitimate political party. A better example would have been that guy who shot up the Republican baseball practice or something. >EDIT 2: Looks like the Las Vegas shooting was last year.
You already been corrected here. >Still would argue that the society in the US is far more violent than that in Ireland. Lot more mass murders.
But, its not an intrinsic part of our politics. Some lone wolf political violence, but nothing as systematic as it being a majority partys platform to bomb airports.
Not to mention, you are comparing a country of ~4million to a country almost 100x that population.
Florida alone has 5x the population of Ireland, so its a false equivalency.
Basicly this >>381823
I think you are just saying Ireland is better because you dont like the US, and you are currently in Ireland, but the argument of "the people want courthouse/airport bombings and assassination of journalists, and they are getting it, so the political system works better" i dont just dont buy.
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