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HAVE YOU BEEN BRAINWASHED?
IDEOLOGY AND ETHICS SURVEY
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19.

Have different geographic evolutionary environments influenced the capacity of different races to develop civilizations?
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(- 5) A strong environmental
. . . .viewpoint:
 


.(+5) A strong genetic
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Different climates may influence life-  
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Harsh winters sculpture races towards
styles and cultures, but not genetics     innate technological adaptiveness
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Urban environments congregate ex-  
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Man vs. man competition in urbanized
pertise and mostly build civilizations  
environments can help evolve criminality
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Civilization is about strenuously over-  
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Migrations to easier climates freed sur-
  coming differences in urban areas     plus capacities to help create civilization
 
   
sample arguments on both sides of this issue
 
   

 

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20. Why should a society have the right to determine it's own destiny?
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(- 5)One perspective on an
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. . .ethical issue:
 


.(+5) An opposing perspective on
.
. . .. the same ethical issue:
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Only certain "protected groups" have  
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The right of group survival is analogous
such a right, others may not deserve it     to the right of individual self-determination
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It is a right for your own group if you  
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Sovereignty rights of other groups should
can get it, but not for competitors  
be respected just like individual rights
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Certain groups must perpetually sup-  
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It is moral for all to practice "charity be-
  port others at their own expense     gins at home" for basic survival needs
 
   
sample arguments on both sides of this issue
 
   

 

21.

Should we incentivize public servants with the perquisites of expanded government, or be more concerned that they will abuse these things?
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(- 5) A strong centralization
. . . .viewpoint:
 


.(+5) A strong decentralization
. . . . .viewpoint:
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Government accomplishes great good  
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We must never ignore fact that there are
with size, negatives are unimportant     very few things government can do well
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It can listen to public complaints and  
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It is more dangerous than private sector
correct as easily as small government  
as the territorial monopolist on violence
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Size means more staff experts who  
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It also creates special privileges which
  self-police and advise wise policies.     foments crony capitalism and corruption
 
   
sample arguments on both sides of this issue
 
   

 

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22.

Why must Americans insist on completely honest public disclosure of everything that is counterproductive in their society?
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(- 5) One perspective on an
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. . . ethical issue:
 


.(+5) An opposing perspective on
.
. . .. the same ethical issue:
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Without honest communication and  
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In a world of moral relativism and global-
criticism society becomes distorted     ism, it is presumptuous to identify "evil"
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There exist practical moral tests that  
*
Moral judgments too risky because they
leaders can reasonably cite to public  
may discriminate against certain minorities
*
You cannot keep criminals in check  
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Moral leaders often too tainted with rac-
  unless you openly condemn them     ism, xenophobia, bigotry, and reaction.
 
   
sample arguments on both sides of this issue
 
   

Mutualism vs. Parasitism (Pro-Mut -5, Pro Para +5)

 

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23. What is the preferable function of religion in a society?
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(- 5) A strong genetic
. . . .viewpoint:
 


.(+5) A strong environmental
. . . . .viewpoint:
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Religion is largely an expression of  
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Real religion depends on divine revelation
certain types of altruistic genes     applicable to all men, cultures and times
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The character of religion depends on  
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We require revelation to overcome hu-
the innate character of the population  
man nature, which is often bad
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Religions that encourage detribaliza-  
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Tribal religions are obsolescent before
  tion increase parasitic vulnerability     new revelations that can remake man
 
   
sample arguments on both sides of this issue
 
   

 

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24. Can we justify secessionism?
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(- 5) A strong decentralization
. . . .viewpoint:
 


.(+5) A strong centralization
. . . . .viewpoint:
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Only a viable threat of secession can  
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Secessionism leads to destructive divi-
really restrain tyrannical centralization     siveness rather than good decentralization
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Secessionism is the political analog of  
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It is fundamentally different than spin-offs
corporate spin-offs and downsizing  
because of governmental, patriotic issues
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Results can be peaceful and may im-  
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It can create war danger and may threat-
  prove productive friendly competition     en groups that deserve special protection
 
   
sample arguments on both sides of this issue
 
   






 

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