At the beginning of 2004, I was a die-hard republican conservative. As the year progressed, I started realizing more and more how much I disliked Bush, and the policies of the republican party. I still hated socialism, and supported capitalism all the way. As the year wounded up to an end, I realized the reason I was a conservative republican in the first place was because my parents are. You should decide what part of the political spectrum you are on yourself. Now it is the end of the year, and I have came to the conclusion that I am not really conservative at all, nor do I support the republican part. I don't support guns. I do support gay marriage. I do support the UN. I do support socialism. As a matter of fact, Americans need to be taxed more. We don't have enough money for our social programs. The only conservative issue I can think of that I side on at the moment is abortion. I took a test to find out where I stand. http://madrabbit.net/webrabbit/quizshow.html When I was done with the test, I got a 10. That is along the same lines of Hillary Clinton, a women I never want to support for presidency. At first I was ashamed of the fact that I am a liberal, but now I accept my views. Society is changing, and the liberal ideology is more popular among the world body. Conservatives, when you look at them on a world scale, are a minority. I don't find it any surprise that I align myself along the same political views of liberals and democrats. My parents could never know I am a democrat though, because they would disown me, :uhm: What political views do you guys align yourselves with, and have you changed your views over the course of your life?
Jeff is a mean boss
28th July 2002
yet another person lost to the dark side....*sigh*
That is how I thought of it at first, and then I explored the concept of socialism. A socialist government is good. You will recieve so many more benefits when you retire, and you get free healthcare, or at least extremely cheap healthcare. The downfall is that doctors are paid very low wages compared to in the United States where they are paid a fortune, which means that the quality of healthcare goes down a little bit.
I dare you to explore socialism. Just look at the conceptual ideas. They make more sense than capitalism. You lose money, but gain just as much in return.
17th June 2002
Anarchy would be the closest term. Liberal-Conservative doesn't make any sense. Let people do whatever they want short of actually hurting other people (no, gay marriage doesn't actually hurt people). Let businesses do whatever they want, again without actually hurting people (so no, they can't just dump toxic waste into your bath or have unholy levels of polution). And get rid of welfare. If I want medical treatment, I want to be able to pay for it as I get it, rather than pay for it continuously 'just in case'.
Jeff is a mean boss
28th July 2002
socialism does look good...in theory...but it cant work in the real world...
EDIT: and i got a 32 on the test
17th June 2002
I just took that quiz and got 20, though it's not a particularly good quiz for us foreigners, what with half of those questions not being relevant to us.
I got a 23 on that quiz. Honestly, I have an opinion on just about every issue but most of my opinions are NOT consistent with one side. And I'm not about to blindly follow some party just because more of my views belong to them. I'd vote on a candidate based on what he or she is gonna do and whether it is something the world as a whole or the nation needs at the moment. I think most of America is like me. The way partisan politics works today, I'm guessing most of America will probably never be satisfied. Maybe it's better to just stop caring.....
It's always a great thing to see intellegent people actually make up their own minds about politics and government. Others don't care. They don't look at the big picture. It's one way and that's their way. They are right, the rest are wrong. Someone refered to it as the 'dark side'. O yea? What's the "dark side"? Actually making your own judgements and opinions and not being brain-washed with this impression that one party is superiour? - Following party lines only breaks the United States apart more-so than it all ready is. And that's bullocks.
I would die without GF
29th November 2003
jAk, I could not be any more proud of you. Good to see that some common sense has slipped into at least somebody on these forums, especially considering that you have made up your own mind independant of your parents' views. Good man. :D
i got a ten. :)
20. Graphic pornography should be banned.
ummmmmmm (guess what i voted)
seriously tho. i can see and understand right wing arguments, and right wing ideas. i dont agree with them. the problem ive noticed is that right wingers refuse to see and understand left wing arguments.
welcome to the 'dark side', man. start here. http://politicalstrikes.com/thesaurus.html