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how do i break it to my conservative parents

Schadenfroh

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that i am a socialist

(they think i am a democrat, which my mom is, but she is not a socialist)

btw, they dont like socialists very much
 

BaliBabyDoc

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What makes you think you are Socialist? What reason would your parents have to dislike Socialists?
 

privatebreyer

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How are your voting habits or political views any of their business?

If you wish to tell then thats fine, but I don't think it should make a difference.

Not to worry though, when you live as long as they have youll be conservative too. :)
 

mastertech01

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If they provide the majority of your support, they already know you are a socialist.. :)
 

CaptnKirk

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Maybe everyone could call them up and say,
"You know you raised a socialist, with thespian tendencies"
 

magomago

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communists are now socialists?

Who cares! Is it a sin to have views that differ from your parents? Why would your parents be mad- if anything i'd be kinda proud my kind made his own decision and now i have someone to debate with ;)
 

Skyclad1uhm1

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Aug 10, 2001
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Tell them you want to take up ballet. When you then say 'just kidding, I'm only a socialist!' it won't be such a shock for them anymore.
 

Alistar7

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wait until you grow up, experience life, learn a little and realize you were just young and idealistic, when you are in your 30's with a wife, kids, mortage, you WILL BE conservative.....

how old are you? instead ask your parents what THEIR political beliefs were at that age...
 

Skyclad1uhm1

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Originally posted by: Alistar7
wait until you grow up, experience life, learn a little and realize you were just young and idealistic, when you are in your 30's with a wife, kids, mortage, you WILL BE conservative.....

how old are you? instead ask your parents what THEIR political beliefs were at that age...
Yeah, when you become an antisocial, racistic asshole later on in your life you'll be voting Republican like the rest of them, mark his words!
 

Spamela

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start saying stuff like "gee, mom. wouldn't it be great if the means of production were held by all the people?"
 

Shelly21

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Originally posted by: magomago
communists are now socialists?

Who cares! Is it a sin to have views that differ from your parents? Why would your parents be mad- if anything i'd be kinda proud my kind made his own decision and now i have someone to debate with ;)

Technically speaking, China is a socialist state with the goal of becoming a communist country. Just like soviet union wanted to do. True communist doesn't exisit yet (probably never will).
 

sciencewhiz

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Originally posted by: Alistar7
wait until you grow up, experience life, learn a little and realize you were just young and idealistic, when you are in your 30's with a wife, kids, mortage, you WILL BE conservative.....

how old are you? instead ask your parents what THEIR political beliefs were at that age...
If you're not a liberal when you're twenty you have no heart and if you're still a liberal when you're thirty you have no brain.
--Winston Churchill

Btw, I have no heart ;)
 

Witling

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Mark the calendar! I agree with JohnGalt! Wrong forum (although he said "wrong thread").

Schadenfroh, I presume you're familiar with the saying that, "Schadenfreude ist die reinste Freude."
 

XZeroII

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Jun 30, 2001
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Originally posted by: sciencewhiz
Originally posted by: Alistar7
wait until you grow up, experience life, learn a little and realize you were just young and idealistic, when you are in your 30's with a wife, kids, mortage, you WILL BE conservative.....

how old are you? instead ask your parents what THEIR political beliefs were at that age...
If you're not a liberal when you're twenty you have no heart and if you're still a liberal when you're thirty you have no brain.
--Winston Churchill

Btw, I have no heart ;)
That is the BEST quote I have heard in a long time :D
 

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