Which "ism" was the most important in history?

Christian (@ccapocci) 9 years, 4 months ago

During the 20th century many “ism’s” were prominent such as Nationalism, Imperialism, Capitalism, Socialism, Fascism, Communism, ect…

Which do you think was the most important during that period of time?

May 27, 2013 at 11:14 am
E.C.F. Doyle (346) (@chekovchameleon) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

@ccapocci, I’d say communism/socialism. It has pretty much shaped the history of Europe, Asia and the Americas for the the majority of the twentieth century.

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

This is an awesome fucking topic. Thank you.

Oh, man I’m gonna be so hated for this.

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YHVH (462) (@spaceghost) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

@beyond, Now I get it House must be your idol.

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

@spaceghost, I actually stopped watching this show from fear that someone is copying my life. And it’s probably my biggest fear.

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

@spaceghost, In fact… I really care what isms members on this site would contribute with. Speaking of idols, I am not sure how you talk to people without getting to know them, but that probably has something to do with isms.

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Anonymous (145) (@) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

Elitism

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Kidd (1,059) (@kidd) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

Personally, I don’t like -isms. But I can’t deny that they contribute a lot–good and bad–to our history.

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yugen (29) (@jreynolds789) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

definitely not creationism..

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onelovechange (440) (@jakefloria) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

Good philosophical question man. It’s been debated and argued over for centuries. I’m not sure if you mean just in the 20th century or in all history but either way, there is no answer. IT’S ALL RELATIVE. It’s all about perspective man. I have been thinking and pondering about all different kinds of “isms” for awhile but though one may seem better to me than another, someone else could disagree. I’ve been really interested in Communism, and @chekovchameleon, is somewhat right. It has shaken the foundations of society in a whole new way. Some see it as the only possible future, others see it as a truly evil doctrine. Personally, I am most against Nationalism, Imperialism, Capitalism, Materialism and Consumerism. I believe in a unified world based on love and understanding and on the human spirit instead of money and possessions. But alas, this is pretty far fetched.

It all comes down to Idealism vs. Realism. While I am a dreamer, am hopeful, for a better society, one not so greedy and selfish, I feel deep down that human beings are pathetic creatures and are so full of ego that we are bound to be the downfall of ourselves and/or of the Earth. Who’s to say what is “right” and what is “wrong”? We are nobody. Insignificant mites on a minute dust speck in an infinite cosmos.

I know you’re not asking which one is right; you’re asking which one is most important in the 20th century. That can be decided based on it’s impact or results, but even still, classifying one thing as more important than another is meaningless. There are thousands of “isms”…maybe all of them are the most important

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YHVH (462) (@spaceghost) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

@beyond, Does not compute

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

@spaceghost, What?

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YHVH (462) (@spaceghost) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

@beyond, Pretty much what I’m asking.

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

@spaceghost, What a worthwhile conversation. You’re going to stick around?

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Manimal (2,998) (@manimal) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

Guitarism

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