What is your profession? Approximately what percentage of people in your profession identify as the same political affiliation as you do? I am a social worker. I identify as liberal. Of the Social Workers I have met, I approximate less than 5 percent of them identify as anything other than liberal.




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  1. BelleMadre 3 weeks ago

    in all my work, i am a caregiver or a helper. sometimes a coordinator. most of the people i know and affiliate with would call them selves NDP. canadian democrat. or Green I guess. or just community oriented. i do see that, similar work drawing similar folk

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  2. griz 3 weeks ago

    I’m a trucker and find many who identify as conservative. They like things that are time-honored because in most cases, they just work! And give predictable results.
    But the downfall of Conservatism as a religion is that one can become just a relic of the past, denying new things just because they are untested.

    And the downfall of Liberalism is that it loves tossing “time-honored” and “still-working” in the proverbial landfill just because it may not sparkle and shine like new.

    I don’t identify with any political stance, because both exercise folly and are not always right.

    To stand with either one, seriously limits one’s ability to stand for common sense and Truth.

    Besides, when was the last time you saw a party that didn’t leave things all messed up? :unamused:

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    • Jear77 3 weeks ago

      @griz what about something like a voting judge? You’re being paid to be a party so that the election goes smoothly

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    • Gina 3 weeks ago

      @griz Your country has way more parties that have a voice, right? Some of your “conservatives” look like moderate democrats in the states wouldn’t you say?

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      • griz 3 weeks ago

        @Gina
        All of the labels give me a headache!

        We have a similar two opposing parties; one of which wants to go back without looking ahead . . . and the other that wants to go ahead without considering the wisdom of the past!
        We’ve handed both of them their notices before when they got too silly.

        But we also have a “Green” party, some soft communists and used to have a Rhino party.
        (Sigh!) I miss the ol’ Rhino! He’s who you voted for when everyone else was full ‘o shit, and he sort of horned in on their parties when he stole their votes.

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      Scarlett 3 weeks ago

      @griz I think it is fine to deviate from party, but I also believe in sending for something and that those beliefs be clear, if they are ever to affect social change.

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      • griz 3 weeks ago

        @Scarlett
        I try to stand with people and their process. Trying to control groups of people almost inevitably falls into violence (whether blatant physical, with words, with emotions etc).

        I will make my support for a representative clear. I will interact with them person-on-person. With them then doing this within their caucus. Any lasting change needs to start with the people, the masses, and then work its way up. Trying to do it from the top-down might make an impressive display — might result in some effective band-aids to hide the hemorrhage. But if the source is not treated it will just soak through again and again.

        This is why the same problems common to people, remain common throughout generations.

        I . . . hesitate to hit this nail again . . . but consider that after a short-lived reduction in violence against women it is now seems to be on the rise again. We tried to “band-aid” it by trying to turn school-aged boys not into “gentlemen” (controlling their base instinctual urges), but into “femi-men” (trying to demonize and eradicate these urges). It worked for a while, but now is “soaking through” the dressing placed upon it. To perhaps an even greater flow than before.
        And the base urge to violence we tried to just cover up, us perhaps playing into more and more actions and reactions beyond just women’s issues. Have you noticed that protests, politics, entertainment has become more and more violent and continues an almost exponential growth?

        The base issue left unaddressed has gone from seeping through the nice dressing, to gushing through it.

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  3. Gina 3 weeks ago

    I am in the Information Technology field, but I do not work for an IT company. I work for a west coast based company that is highly, and visibly progressive. I would guess the same, that about less than 5% of my co-workers identify anything other than liberal. But, that’s just a guess. We are also a global company, so I would imagine the party affiliations percentages change depending on the part of the world. Since we are visibility progressive, I do not think tons of conservative minded people seek us out.

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  4. ladybarbara 3 weeks ago

    I have been conservative from childhood. I am retired now and I don’t know and don’t care what other retired people are. There were times that the Democrat was the best choice for the White House position and I voted for the Democrat. My being a Conservative doesn’t govern my vote. I consider many things about the person running for office.

    When I owned and ran a Housekeeping and Uniformed Maid Service, I don’t think it mattered what party my service staff belonged to. The more important issue was that they NOT argue politics with the clients while on the job!!!

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