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    Surrounded on all sides by people whose lives embody almost everything I loathe and reject from a philosophical and cultural perspective, I have found that it is often best to maintain a low profile. It can be fatal professionally, and sometimes even personally, to be too open about one's deeply held beliefs and lifestyle when they vary so dramatically from the prevailing zeitgeist. The result is naturally a very small circle of friends in the true sense of the word - many acquaintances of all political and spiritual persuasions of course, but few trusted friends.

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    I don't hide my thoughts on politics, but I also don't bring them up unless they're related to the topic. Most of my friends don't share my political thoughts. They're just regular people who aren't particularly leftist, but just generally disinterested about politics. Apathy is a general trait of much of our people, unfortunately.
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    I'm a bit introverted so I don't talk politics unless someone brings it up first. If they do, then I will be honest about me beliefs. Some people didn't like this, others agree to disagree.

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    Some people dislike where I stand politically. I can agree to disagree and not all my friends share all my political opinions. I'm open-minded and tolerant so I don't expect everybody to agree with me on everything. I am not the type that brings politics up out of the blue either, however, if for example I fly my flag or post something "political" on my wall and someone is offended, I am not going to adjust and censor myself so that this person is happy. It is a free country, nobody is forced to be my friend or listen to what I have to say.

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    I think my family is ignorant to it (wouldn't want to get into it with them, anyway). My friends, though, some do, but I don't think they realize to the extent of them.

    I can be quite open with some of my beliefs, and even the beliefs I have seem to trigger people. lol

    Like in a philosophy class I have, I heard the typical, "NAZIS KILLED 6 GAZILLION CHOSEN" and let's just say my response left the class very quiet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ediruc View Post
    I think my family is ignorant to it (wouldn't want to get into it with them, anyway). My friends, though, some do, but I don't think they realize to the extent of them.

    I can be quite open with some of my beliefs, and even the beliefs I have seem to trigger people. lol

    Like in a philosophy class I have, I heard the typical, "NAZIS KILLED 6 GAZILLION CHOSEN" and let's just say my response left the class very quiet
    Most people know about my opinions on issues. No big deal, since they more or less think the same about it. Could of course be that some people did a u turn on me for being "racist".

    As for the 6 gazillion Holocaust, I recall an Austrian denying this in a restaurant in Cape Town. A German overheard the conversation (which is already kind of rude) and told him that, if he denies the Holocaust, he didn't want to have anything to do with him. Apparently it's some sort of issue for some. This is also an indication on how opinions are forced through.

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