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brian_eggleston
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10/28/2011 12:39:28 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Dear Comrades.

Like many of you, I am very fond of Debate.org and believe that it is by far the best website of its kind on the Internet.

However, I am becoming increasingly concerned that its integrity is being compromised by malicious interventions from conservative Christian extremists and activists representing the far-right wing of politics.

As one of the older members of Debate.org, I consider it my solemn duty to help preserve this site's good character by protecting it from unhealthy influences.

To this end, I recently founded the Union of Southwark Socialist Debaters and, following a free and fair election of all socialist members of Debate.org resident in the London Borough of Southwark active on this site within the last three months, I was duly installed as the party's Supreme Leader.

It is with this authority that I humbly submit myself to the wider Debate.org electorate as a Presidential candidate in the forthcoming elections.

Here is the Union of Southwark Socialist Debaters party manifesto:

MONITOR suspected fascists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis

SUPRESS socially-divisive conservative Christian propaganda

FIGHT corporate greed and corruption

Order a WITCH-HUNT of paedophile Catholic priests masquerading as young debaters

SMASH racism, xenophobia and ethnic bigotry in all its forms (except when it's intended to be humorous)

CRACKDOWN on the social oppression of the proletariat on the forums by over-privileged members of the aristocracy, the nobility and the bourgeoisie

BAN dating spammers

OPPOSE upper-class patronage in the voting system

REPLACE Debate.org's current blue colour scheme with a more dynamic red colour-scheme

PROMOTE the interests of socialists from the London Borough of Southwark; their supporters and allies

ENCOURAGE debates in minority languages such as Welsh, Gaelic and Basque

NURTURE members from economically-deprived backgrounds

SUPPORT members from developing countries to integrate with Western members of the site

ASSIST members on low incomes to achieve their full potential

The position of running mate is now open and I welcome applications from any members of the Debate.org community who are willing to support this worthy cause.

Vote for social justice, Vote EGGLESTON
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Mr.Infidel
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10/28/2011 1:00:47 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I like your policy on fascism. DESTROY FASCISM NOW!

(Ps: VOTE EGGLESTON!)
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10/28/2011 1:04:15 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
no way
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10/28/2011 1:05:37 PM
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At 10/28/2011 1:04:15 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
no way

Yes way.

LORDKNUCKLE: FASCIST ALERT!
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10/28/2011 1:13:28 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
*raises hand nervously* Can the witch-hunt not be applied to people named "Kleptin"?

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10/28/2011 2:18:23 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/28/2011 12:39:28 PM, brian_eggleston wrote:
ENCOURAGE debates in minority languages such as Welsh, Gaelic and Basque

Got my vote.
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10/28/2011 3:27:37 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
How is far-left any better than far-right?
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Man-is-good
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10/28/2011 3:30:06 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Don't worry, Brian, I'll be voting you as minister of public relations....in the election...
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10/28/2011 3:58:57 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/28/2011 1:04:15 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
no way

This its the next stalin
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10/28/2011 5:06:41 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/28/2011 12:39:28 PM, brian_eggleston wrote:
Here is the Union of Southwark Socialist Debaters party manifesto:

MONITOR suspected fascists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis

define "fascists" and what exactly "monitoring" entails.


SUPRESS socially-divisive conservative Christian propaganda

Major like, but which all the christian propagandists here, you're guarenteed to lose with this on your platform.


FIGHT corporate greed and corruption

Fight corruption, yes, greed, no.


Order a WITCH-HUNT of paedophile Catholic priests masquerading as young debaters

Sounds good.


SMASH racism, xenophobia and ethnic bigotry in all its forms (except when it's intended to be humorous)

Also good.


CRACKDOWN on the social oppression of the proletariat on the forums by over-privileged members of the aristocracy, the nobility and the bourgeoisie

...oh yeah, socialist, forgot.


BAN dating spammers

Didn't know that there was a problem with that here.


OPPOSE upper-class patronage in the voting system

REPLACE Debate.org's current blue colour scheme with a more dynamic red colour-scheme

Is that really needed?


PROMOTE the interests of socialists from the London Borough of Southwark; their supporters and allies

Soooo, corruption in politics?


ENCOURAGE debates in minority languages such as Welsh, Gaelic and Basque

fvck no.


NURTURE members from economically-deprived backgrounds

So they can feel like better debaters than they really are, and start crying when they get to the real world? I can't see that backfiring and lowering the overall quality of the site.


SUPPORT members from developing countries to integrate with Western members of the site

ASSIST members on low incomes to achieve their full potential

How does income have anything to do with success on this site?


The position of running mate is now open and I welcome applications from any members of the Debate.org community who are willing to support this worthy cause.

Vote for social justice, Vote EGGLESTON
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10/28/2011 5:09:07 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/28/2011 5:06:41 PM, Diagoras wrote:
At 10/28/2011 12:39:28 PM, brian_eggleston wrote:
Here is the Union of Southwark Socialist Debaters party manifesto:

MONITOR suspected fascists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis

define "fascists" and what exactly "monitoring" entails.


SUPRESS socially-divisive conservative Christian propaganda

Major like, but which all the christian propagandists here, you're guarenteed to lose with this on your platform.


FIGHT corporate greed and corruption

Fight corruption, yes, greed, no.


Order a WITCH-HUNT of paedophile Catholic priests masquerading as young debaters

Sounds good.


SMASH racism, xenophobia and ethnic bigotry in all its forms (except when it's intended to be humorous)

Also good.


CRACKDOWN on the social oppression of the proletariat on the forums by over-privileged members of the aristocracy, the nobility and the bourgeoisie

...oh yeah, socialist, forgot.


BAN dating spammers

Didn't know that there was a problem with that here.


OPPOSE upper-class patronage in the voting system

REPLACE Debate.org's current blue colour scheme with a more dynamic red colour-scheme

Is that really needed?


PROMOTE the interests of socialists from the London Borough of Southwark; their supporters and allies

Soooo, corruption in politics?


ENCOURAGE debates in minority languages such as Welsh, Gaelic and Basque

fvck no.


NURTURE members from economically-deprived backgrounds

So they can feel like better debaters than they really are, and start crying when they get to the real world? I can't see that backfiring and lowering the overall quality of the site.


SUPPORT members from developing countries to integrate with Western members of the site

ASSIST members on low incomes to achieve their full potential

How does income have anything to do with success on this site?


The position of running mate is now open and I welcome applications from any members of the Debate.org community who are willing to support this worthy cause.

Vote for social justice, Vote EGGLESTON

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10/28/2011 6:18:05 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Why are conservative christians bad? I am both yet no one seems to dislike me. The religion isn't bad for one, and the conservative part isn't bad either. It's the extreme right winged jack@sses and extreme left winged jack@sses that are the problem. We need both view points but in moderation. Religion shouldn't even be a consideration if you're legitimately judging someone.
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10/28/2011 9:47:17 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
lets be honest, if you were leader you would probably kick me off DDO for my Hereditarian views (which you would consider a far right White Supremacist)...

Okay, now that im being honest... I really hope you don't win... We don't need DDO to be run by a left wing authoritarian who suppressesa ny views he sees as "reactionary" or racist...

What you are advocating, Brian, is Stalinism... except we are talking about a Debating website instead of a country...
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10/28/2011 10:00:24 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/28/2011 1:00:47 PM, Mr.Infidel wrote:
I like your policy on fascism. DESTROY FASCISM NOW!

(Ps: VOTE EGGLESTON!)

Lets destroy DDO Fascism by giving the DDO President power to suppress and destroy all things he deems "fascist"...
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10/28/2011 10:06:47 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
And Jimmy, that is exactly why you should vote for ME! I am clearly the anti-fascist candidate.

Let freedom reign, I say!
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10/28/2011 10:14:51 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/28/2011 10:06:47 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
And Jimmy, that is exactly why you should vote for ME! I am clearly the anti-fascist candidate.

Let freedom reign, I say!

I actually didn't know you were running, but I will certainly consider it.

Just to make sure, though, you do understand that an "anti fascist" candidate would allow fascists to voice their views without being "suppressed" by the state (or DDO President, in this case)...

Lol, I love how some people think that the best way to stop fascism is by creating a fascist state...
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10/28/2011 10:42:31 PM
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At 10/28/2011 10:14:51 PM, jimtimmy wrote:
At 10/28/2011 10:06:47 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
And Jimmy, that is exactly why you should vote for ME! I am clearly the anti-fascist candidate.

Let freedom reign, I say!

I actually didn't know you were running, but I will certainly consider it.

Just to make sure, though, you do understand that an "anti fascist" candidate would allow fascists to voice their views without being "suppressed" by the state (or DDO President, in this case)...

Of course.
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10/28/2011 10:49:07 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/28/2011 10:42:31 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
At 10/28/2011 10:14:51 PM, jimtimmy wrote:
At 10/28/2011 10:06:47 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
And Jimmy, that is exactly why you should vote for ME! I am clearly the anti-fascist candidate.

Let freedom reign, I say!

I actually didn't know you were running, but I will certainly consider it.

Just to make sure, though, you do understand that an "anti fascist" candidate would allow fascists to voice their views without being "suppressed" by the state (or DDO President, in this case)...

Of course.

Great, I must say that you are looking quite good to me as a candidate.
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10/29/2011 1:43:31 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
You forgot the most important one: level the playing field so that each debater is guaranteed to win at least half their debates. Anything else is unfair.
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10/30/2011 8:06:02 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
I am very pleased to announce that my running mate, and candidate for Vice President, is Mr. Infidel.

Mr. Infidel is an atheist, chess player, administrator on several forums, musician who likes to study philosophy at home. Politically, he is a socialist and a supporter of both the Party for Socialism and Liberation as well as the Socialist Party USA.

I am very proud to have him on board.
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10/30/2011 8:24:58 AM
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I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for to the many messages of support I have received so far - your support for my campaign is very heartening.

To my surprise and dismay, however, there have been some voices of dissent from certain quarters: particularly from members who do not share my political views and who, quite irrationally, worry that they will be marginalized, or even victimised, if I were to be elected President.

Let me make this absolutely clear: I believe the job of the President is to represent all his constituents without fear or favour, regardless of their political stance.

Furthermore, it is not within the gift of the President to restrict the members' right to express their views as they wish - and even if that were possible, I would not want to do that. That's because this is, after all, is a debate website and without opposing opinions there can be no debate.

Thank you.
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10/30/2011 9:09:56 AM
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Now theres no POSSIABLE chance you will get my vote !
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10/30/2011 3:14:23 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/30/2011 8:24:58 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for to the many messages of support I have received so far - your support for my campaign is very heartening.

To my surprise and dismay, however, there have been some voices of dissent from certain quarters: particularly from members who do not share my political views and who, quite irrationally, worry that they will be marginalized, or even victimised, if I were to be elected President.

Let me make this absolutely clear: I believe the job of the President is to represent all his constituents without fear or favour, regardless of their political stance.

Furthermore, it is not within the gift of the President to restrict the members' right to express their views as they wish - and even if that were possible, I would not want to do that. That's because this is, after all, is a debate website and without opposing opinions there can be no debate.

Thank you.

I wish I could believe you, but you said in the OP:

"MONITOR suspected fascists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis

SUPRESS socially-divisive conservative Christian propaganda

FIGHT corporate greed and corruption

Order a WITCH-HUNT of paedophile Catholic priests masquerading as young debaters

SMASH racism, xenophobia and ethnic bigotry in all its forms (except when it's intended to be humorous)"


You say you want free speech or whatever, but you also want to "SUPRESS socially-divisive conservative Christian propaganda" and "MONITOR suspected fascists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis".

Anyways, your entire platform sounds more like it comes from the Soviet State in the 1940s... not from a guy running for President of a Debate Website in 2011.

Good luck anyway though
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10/30/2011 3:20:37 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
JimTimmy, relax. I'm pretty sure Brian's entire argument was a joke. It was probably meant to be more funny than serious, like most of his debates. I am surprised at the number of people who are getting all worked up and assuming that Brian will turn DDO into a socialist website. I am pretty darn sure that isn't the case.
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10/31/2011 7:58:46 AM
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F-16 is right, the OP was written tongue-in-cheek.

Actually, I'm surprised nobody remarked upon my "free and fair" election as "Supreme Leader" of the USSD – a quick check would have revealed the following list of eligible voters:

1. Brian Eggleston
2. Er…
3. That's it.
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10/31/2011 10:00:34 AM
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At 10/30/2011 8:06:02 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
I am very pleased to announce that my running mate, and candidate for Vice President, is Mr. Infidel.

Mr. Infidel is an atheist, chess player, administrator on several forums, musician who likes to study philosophy at home. Politically, he is a socialist and a supporter of both the Party for Socialism and Liberation as well as the Socialist Party USA.

I am very proud to have him on board.

HAHA... Ok Brian, just how far are you going to take this joke??
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11/1/2011 1:16:38 PM
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At 10/31/2011 10:00:34 AM, medic0506 wrote:
At 10/30/2011 8:06:02 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
I am very pleased to announce that my running mate, and candidate for Vice President, is Mr. Infidel.

Mr. Infidel is an atheist, chess player, administrator on several forums, musician who likes to study philosophy at home. Politically, he is a socialist and a supporter of both the Party for Socialism and Liberation as well as the Socialist Party USA.

I am very proud to have him on board.

HAHA... Ok Brian, just how far are you going to take this joke??

I'm not completely joking, I'm standing with Mr Infidel, it's just I wanted to make the manifesto stand out.

If you read between the lines, most of the commitments are vague and are, in case, meaningless because the President of DDO doesn't have that much power.
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