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 Post subject: Re: Thread for Jorg to tell us his feelings on the FARC deal
PostPosted: Sun October 02, 2016 10:33 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Thread for Jorg to tell us his feelings on the FARC deal
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Uh, guys?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/co ... ge%2Fstory


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 Post subject: Re: Thread for Jorg to tell us his feelings on the FARC deal
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The Argonaut wrote:
Direct democracy is very rarely ever a good idea.


And yet there aren't many people that argue this when they get the outcome that they want.


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 Post subject: Re: Thread for Jorg to tell us his feelings on the FARC deal
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The Argonaut wrote:
Direct democracy is very rarely ever a good idea.


And yet there aren't many people that argue this when they get the outcome that they want.

I don't even mean to imply that rejecting this deal was a bad decision. I honestly don't know. Normalizing a hated terrorist organization has got to be a tough pill to swallow, and may not actually be worth whatever chance at peace this deal would have allowed.
In general, though, direct yay or nay votes by the voters at large on a specific referendum is a mistake. People should be able to pick their leaders. Representatives hopefully have cooler tempers and a longer vision.

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Is there any real support for the FARCs within mainstream Colombian society?


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Is there any real support for the FARCs within mainstream Colombian society?

No, not really

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theplatypus wrote:
cutuphalfdead wrote:
Is there any real support for the FARCs within mainstream Colombian society?

No, not really

Even among people who don't own maids?


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 Post subject: Re: Thread for Jorg to tell us his feelings on the FARC deal
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Yeah. The people who voted for the deal weren't saying "yay, we love FARC"; they were saying "dear God please stop killing us".

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Yeah. The people who voted for the deal weren't saying "yay, we love FARC"; they were saying "dear God please stop killing us".

Yeah I get that, I was just wondering if there was this weird faction of people sympathetic to them on the fringes of mainstream culture.


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I'm sure they have their sympathizers but not in the mainstream.

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Are the political reforms objectionable, or is it mostly the get out of jail free card for the FARC members?


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Everyone I know is either aghast or pissed off

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This is what I imagine every time I see "Jorg".

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theplatypus wrote:
Everyone I know is either aghast or pissed off
Henry Kissinger is also a Nobel Peace laureate.


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Green Habit wrote:
theplatypus wrote:
Everyone I know is either aghast or pissed off
Henry Kissinger is also a Nobel Peace laureate.

ugh


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cutuphalfdead wrote:
Green Habit wrote:
theplatypus wrote:
Everyone I know is either aghast or pissed off
Henry Kissinger is also a Nobel Peace laureate.

ugh

And Barack Hussein Obama.

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Most people don't know about the "Hussein" part, but it's true. Look it up.

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