By Eliot Jacobson, Apr 29, 2017.
What are your politics?
Should be interesting. You did not have a category for "left of left," however.
you left out far right...or assumed nobody would tick that box (he)
Fixed. Change your vote.
lol. I was (sort of) kidding.
Well ... I am far left of left, so I wanted it.
or a category for: LeftOvers
soup kitchen politics
I don't classify myself into any group. I can easily disagree with any of them on any given issues. I also notice that many who align themselves with one or the other disagree on things we could all agree on, but often do not, simply because of party affiliation. The last thing I want is for people to tell me what I should or must align myself with because of my race, ethnic background, or even economic situation. What ever the decision, I want to make it on my own. That's my take.
By the way, this is a long overdue post.
I can, too. But in the United States, at least, there do tend to be broad brush strokes of inclination or belief that allows one to more or less feel affiliated with one group or the other. Unfortunately, in the U.S., there are only two viable groups, Republicans and Democrats, roughly deemed "conservative" and "liberal," respectively. I much prefer the parliamentary democracies, which allow for more gradations of persuasion and act as a mechanism for forcing more inter-group compromise than exists in the United States.
hmmm... an interesting way of democracy to apply in the U.S.
In much of the world the U.S. classifications don't make sense. For example, it is my understanding that climate change and gay rights are not considered political issues associated with the major parties in the U.K.
In the U.S. we have one party that denies science and medicine, and another that accepts it - as a defining characteristic of the parties. That's just sick.
democracy in America has always been a Demo.........the chorus still needs a lot of rehearsing
always at least a half octave off the american version of Democracy has been too much party
and not enough sober problem solving
if they ever get past a Demo... the recording might be one of those fluke one hit wonders
yet there is probably just too much greed in the world to keep it at the top of the Billboard Charts
Reminds me of the dilemma of Romeo & Juliet. I digress, I know.
Too much greed indeed.
Among other things....
For instance, the U.S. is a country that, for some reason, can't figure out how to give all of its citizens affordable access to quality health care when every other "advanced" country can. Maybe that word "advanced" is the problem. Or maybe greed is the problem. Whatever the cause, it's just crazy. The idea that if you're unlucky and get really sick in U.S., you could die if you can't afford treatment for a treatable sickness...that's just nuts.
What's the difference between poverty and a death penalty? A conviction.
Hospital Errors are the Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.
the pre existing condition everyone is suffering from is the sick state of health care
Yeah, but the second leading cause are hospital bills.
Love this! I've always been a socialist and leaving school with Thatcher at the height of her power has only cemented my stance. People before profit.
The state should exist to serve the people, not the other way around.
how well I remember those years....the gallant coal miners she cared so little about, her friendship with Reagan. Seems like yesterday!
Since everyone else is telling you :
You left out the 'right ones'
Which mine are.
One of the few good news reporting left.
My politics? the same as the tree over there.
What do people think of when they think of "Right of conservative"?
The way the coal miners were treated by the police was horrendous. I remember seeing them being charged by mounted police on TV as a kid and couldn't believe it. Her 'special' relationship with Reagan has been mirrored to a small extent by Theresa May and Donald Trump...she couldn't wait to cross the Atlantic to suck up to him. Your right, Trish, it all seems like it happened yesterday.
Fascist springs to mind, Jay.
For me, Bannon, Limbaugh, Hannity, Alex Jones, white nationalism, Tea Party, NRA, etc ...
The way the coal miners were treated by the police was horrendous...
they did so under her tacit approval, if not her outright direction.
that trail led straight into 10 downing street.
Anyone who thinks only they have the *right* to speak for anyone and everyone. Mostly political televangelists, so to speak.
Since folks seem to need Politics to be shoved into a drawer marked with sub-titles (e.g. politics: conservative, liberal, etc.), maybe we need to put an extra sub-title on Poet.
Maybe we already do.
You're so right, she wanted to break them by any means at her disposal, and she did break them. She also broke whole communities who relied on the pits.
When she died I was sickened that she received a state funeral! The suffering that her policies had created during her time in office didn't warrant such public expense at a time of austerity. She should never have had such a public funeral under any circumstances.
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