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HAVE YOU BEEN BRAINWASHED?
IDEOLOGY AND ETHICS SURVEY
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7.

What does it mean when a dominant ethnic group begins to decline as a percentage of the overall population?
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(- 5) A strong environmental
. . . .viewpoint:
 


.(+5) A strong genetic
. . . . .viewpoint:
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Once everyone becomes a minority,  
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When a group falls below 75% of the to-
everyone can learn more tolerance     tal population, instability and fission climb
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Ideology trumps shared ethnicity if  
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Race trumps ideology in the long run
only we educate enough people  
and cannot be permanently suppressed
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Class and economic differences are  
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It is evil to permit ones own group to be-
  more important than race or ethnicity     come a minority under any circumstances.
 
   
sample arguments on both sides of this issue
 
   

 

8.

If you feel that your place of work or even the government has become intolerably corrupt and oppressive, how should you handle this situation?
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(- 5) One perspective on an
. . . ..ethical issue:
 


.(+5) An opposing perspective on
.
. . .. the same ethical issue:
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Your first duty is to look out for your-  
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Seriously ponder resistance strategies that
self, avoid hassles, and conform     might overcome the problem; find allies
*
We must always try to be more sensi-  
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Resistance should be part of ongoing
tive and appease your adversaries  
struggle to enhance local sovereignty
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Leave things alone and they take care  
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If the opposition ups the ante, be pre-
  of themselves. Walk away from fights.     pared to retaliate and even go to war
 
   
sample arguments on both sides of this issue
 
   

 

9.

What is the proper role of the Federal Government (Feds) and central bank (the Federal Reserve or "the Fed") in managing the economy?
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(- 5) A strong centralization
. . . .viewpoint:
 


.(+5) A strong decentralization
. . . . .viewpoint:
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Must be major. They provide vital ex-  
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Close to zero. They are typically guided
pertise and savvy central planning     by politics, rarely by sound economics
*
Their cooperation with corporations  
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The Feds are monopoly, the Fed a cartel.
eliminates unnecessary competition  
Only an anti-cartel free market is good
*
We require central force to bust trusts  
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Coercion undermines liberty. Systems of
  and keep markets open overseas     voluntary exchange work better
 
   
sample arguments on both sides of this issue
 
   

 

10.

How have the core concepts behind republican government tended to evolve in history?
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(- 5) One perspective on an
. . . ..ethical issue:
 


.(+5).An opposing perspective on
.
. . .. the same ethical issue:
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"Republicanism" is extremely ancient  
*
Only the genius of the Declaration of Inde
among Nordic and Celtic tribes     pendence and Constitution gives freedom
*
It has strong sociological roots among  
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We have a duty to liberate other societies
societies with large middle classes  
with military force in the name of freedom
*
Developed to enhance rational pro-  
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We can justify anything as long as we are
  cess; vulnerable to demagoguery     expanding freedom among others
 
   
sample arguments on both sides of this issue
 
   

 

11.

How well does the average person tend to grasp political realities and complex social phenomenon?
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(- 5) A strong genetic
. . .. .viewpoint:
 


.(+5) A strong environmental
. . . . .viewpoint:
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Our brains are more adapted to prim-  
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Ignorance and irrationality can always be
itive settings that modern issues     fixed by upgrading our public schools
*
Our brains tend to reconstruct and in-  
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Our knowledge is cumulative and wisdom
fill reality, creating many illusions  
infinitely scalable regardless of race
*
People tend to become more un-  
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For more complex issues, we should al-
  realistic with more complex issues     ways look to experts with special sources
 
   
sample arguments on both sides of this issue
 
   

 

12.
How desirable is decentralization in a military environment?
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(- 5) A strong decentralization
. . . .viewpoint:
 


.(+5) A strong centralization
. . . . .viewpoint:
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Bringing decision nodes close to field  
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Maintaining firm top control and secrecy
action is desirable in any organization     more important than local initiative
*
The top must always welcome a flow  
*
Subordinates are often immature and
of information and ideas from bottom  
must be controlled and kept in their place
*
Units are often overly regimented to  
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If soldiers are allowed to second guess
  compensate for poor political leaders     political leaders we will have disorder
 
   
sample arguments on both sides of this issue
 
   






 

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