Do you consider yourself right-wing or left-wing

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12 Apr 2014, 10:29 am

All over the place.

I'm right-wing (some leftists would say far-right) on some issues, and left-wing on others.



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12 Apr 2014, 1:01 pm

Either an establishment US left neoliberal with a skepticism towards internationalism, OR somewhere in the domain of a liberal Republican intellectual. Take your pick. :P

Both of which is to say that I'm probably mildly right wing in the big picture, but more caucused with left-wing politics in the current US schema.



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12 Apr 2014, 1:08 pm

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And where do you think you've been? :shameonyou: Not seen hide nor hair of you since last year!


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12 Apr 2014, 1:20 pm

TallyMan wrote:
And where do you think you've been? :shameonyou: Not seen hide nor hair of you since last year!

HA HA HA HA! Sorry, distracted. :P



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13 Apr 2014, 10:45 pm

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


'Voluntarism' can only be meaningful whenever all factors are equal.

Since it always implies that the wealthy are able to enforce harsh social contracts, voluntarism, or economic libertarianism is always a right wing phenomenon.


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13 Apr 2014, 10:48 pm

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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.


I find right wing politics to be based around short sightedness and the wealth that it does create is usually unsustainable because it relies on individuals or 'great men'. The Irish celtic tiger collapsed because too much faith was put into fragile industries and the corporocrat friends of the right wing political elite that had their snouts in the trough. Wealth creation of the sustainable sort, with a strong foundation, can only come about through commonality of interest and looking after the least in society. That is why I consider myself left leaning.

Anyway, wealth creation for the sake of wealth creation isn't always the be all and end all. Especially if your government hoards the wealth among its rich friends and/or wastes it on things that don't benefit the people.

For example, in spite of the USA having the most wealth its usually the Scandinavian countries (with somewhat socialistic policies) that enjoy the highest average living standards, even though they are hardly the wealthiest.

In spite of living in the world's fifth largest economy I find myself drawn to Sweden.


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13 Apr 2014, 11:09 pm

I don't know about hardly the wealthiest:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_co ... P_(nominal)_per_capita

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_co ... y_GDP_(PPP)_per_capita

From those evaluations, the Nordic nations are pretty comparable to other nations. The GDP vs GDP per capita distinction is important. Of course, these issues are somewhat complicated as well, as many of these Scandinavian nations show signs of being redistributionary neoliberals.



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14 Apr 2014, 1:53 am

I don't think the left-wing/right-wing dichotomy even works. Myself, I'd say I'm a libertarian socialist; a contradiction in many people's eyes, but a valid viewpoint nonetheless. Basically, I'm a big believer in individual freedoms and liberties, but I'm also a believer in social programs like public healthcare. In other words, I like a government that's willing to help, but doesn't interfere with people's everyday lives.

Of course, if I had to actually force myself to choose between the left and the right, I'd go with the left. Left-wingers tend to be more agreeable than right-wingers. :roll:



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14 Apr 2014, 3:34 am

I vote left. :thumleft:

My actual beliefs are far more radical, but as the Left tries to help the people, while the Right only tries to help THEIR people, I have to side with the clear greater good. 8)

I think that all of our our societal, economic, political, and cultural social structures are based on fundamentally flawed premises & need to be re-examined and intentionally re-built from the ground up, but until that happens I'll vote for the lesser or two evils every time, thanks. :roll:



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14 Apr 2014, 4:27 am

Mainly left.


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14 Apr 2014, 10:23 am

I tend to lean left on all social issues (and solidly in the progressive camp on some), but tend to lean right when it comes to fiscal matters (especially in terms of wasteful, inefficient, ineffective, redundant, and overinflated programs).


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14 Apr 2014, 11:22 am

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14 Apr 2014, 2:28 pm

I'm a tory-hater. I grew up with Thatcher's sneery, haughty, hateful voice on the news nearly ever night - how could I not be? On a more 'positive' level, I consider myself a socialist. I am interested in (in)equality and work.


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16 Apr 2014, 4:22 pm

Left wing... very left wing.


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16 Apr 2014, 5:16 pm

Primarily left-wing.


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