Do you consider yourself right-wing or left-wing

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pawelk1986
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11 Apr 2014, 2:53 pm

I consider myself to be rightist, my mom is, however, sympathize with the left, she believes that the previous socialist regime that prevailed in Poland to 1989 in spite of its flaws was better for ordinary people.

My mom says that under the previous regime for sure I would get a state pension because of my Asperger syndrome.

Recently I tried to get state pension for people who had disablity or have poor helath, from ZUS (Polish Social security agency) because of my Asperger syndrome, but that was denied , and they said my that i should find a job, but I can not find a job :(

My mom said that PRL Polish People Republic was lot better, but i'm happy that i live under democracy.

I'm hoping that if i will finish my master degree on Library Science, maybe i would find a job on library or start PhD study and get job on my university.



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11 Apr 2014, 3:00 pm

Center-right. Left-wing politics make economic growth impossible in the long run, which is why the Soviet Union could only grow strong by taking stuff that didn't belong to them.


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11 Apr 2014, 3:08 pm

pawelk1986 wrote:
I consider myself to be rightist, my mom is, however, sympathize with the left, she believes that the previous socialist regime that prevailed in Poland to 1989 in spite of its flaws was better for ordinary people.

My mom says that under the previous regime for sure I would get a state pension because of my Asperger syndrome.

Recently I tried to get state pension for people who had disablity or have poor helath, from ZUS (Polish Social security agency) because of my Asperger syndrome, but that was denied , and they said my that i should find a job, but I can not find a job :(

I'm hoping that if i will finish my master degree on Library Science, maybe i would find a job on library or start PhD study and get job on my university.


Firstly, assess what skills and interests you have, and then see if you can find the sort of job where you can put the skills and interests that you have to work. --If your skills are insufficient for what you want to do, utilise the money you get into accquiring the skillsets required for what you want to do.

As far as right wing or left wing, I consider myself neither. --I consider myself to be libertarian.

As far as the socialist regime in Poland is concerned, I think that it's rigid central planning scheme helped make Poland into a borderline 3rd world state, as happened with all of the other former socialist coutries, with perhaps the exception of what was once Yugoslavia, but it's also pretty clear what happened there after Tito died.


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11 Apr 2014, 3:46 pm

I consider myself a person
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11 Apr 2014, 4:44 pm

I'm pretty left wing - ask anyone here on WP. :lol:

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I can understand your love of democracy; as a matter of fact, the first to fight for free government - Jefferson, Franklin, etc., then later during the American Civil War, Lincoln and the radical Republicans - represented the radical left of their day. Left wing politics and democracy are in fact very conducive with one another.


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11 Apr 2014, 4:48 pm

Fogman wrote:

As far as right wing or left wing, I consider myself neither. --I consider myself to be libertarian.

Being a libertarian is not at odds with being either left or right wing.

I am left of centre. I believe the government should provide the services that the market is incapable of providing adequately. Examples include education, healthcare, law and order, and refuse collection. Further examples could arguably be public transport and energy.



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11 Apr 2014, 9:48 pm

I choose hot wings. :D


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12 Apr 2014, 12:23 am

The Right wing



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12 Apr 2014, 12:32 am

I believe that all transactions among adults should be voluntary. That seems to exclude me from either wing as currently understood. :(



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12 Apr 2014, 3:43 am

This thread reminds me of an old joke: An Economist is someone who sees something working well in practice, then rejects it because it doesn't work in theory.



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12 Apr 2014, 5:20 am

I'm a left-libertarian market ultraminimalist who believes in a voluntarily funded court and police system. With a bit of transhumanism and a lot of open-source post-scarcity thrown into the mix.


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12 Apr 2014, 7:20 am

Magneto wrote:
I'm a left-libertarian market ultraminimalist who believes in a voluntarily funded court and police system. With a bit of transhumanism and a lot of open-source post-scarcity thrown into the mix.


What would a voluntarily funded police and court system look like?



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12 Apr 2014, 7:27 am

I wish I had wings.



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12 Apr 2014, 9:51 am

Right wing


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12 Apr 2014, 10:15 am

I honestly have no idea....it all really depends, and I don't mind admitting I have some conflicting views that I really don't worry that much about.

I'd say I'm a liberal in the same sense Thomas Jefferson was a liberal. But I'm strongly against forced redistribution of wealth in the vein of Obamanomics. I also lean strongly in favor of Christian evangelicals and most of their views. I'm pro-life but support abortion in rare, exceptional circumstances. I'm against war but understand the necessity of it to protect our homeland and that of our friends...heck, if I had my way I'd move to Ukraine, grab an AK47, and show them at least one American believes in their cause and is willing to give them more than "sanctions."

I'd say I'm right of most Republicans in power, but I still don't view myself as a hardliner. I'm free to change my mind any time I feel I'm shown good reason to.