An Illustration of Left vs Right

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    natedog

    as if everyone in america fits neatly into one box or the other

    Sticky

    I honestly think most people are moderates.

    Puulaahi

    Doesn’t matter which side, the government as a whole is not working. The nation is slowly crumbling because the government is too corrupt. “Of the people”, more like of the lobbyists and whoever can throw down the biggest bucks (Utilities etc..). All politician aren’t worth backing anyhow.

    Just tear that shit down and build anew.

    Flickerdart

    Democracy was envisioned to protect the interests of the brand-new merchant classes. What do you expect?

    Tyger42

    Fortunately, we operate under a republic… :p

    Puulaahi

    Only because this country is fucking huge. Same difference.

    hufnmouth

    …and neither is free enterprise. The corruption is throughout. Throw both out the door and restart. We blame gov’t because we think that they oppress us. The corporations do a fair share of oppression as well.

    Tyger42

    What it comes down to is one simple truth: Power corrupts. Given time, any government will become corrupt. Anarchy isn’t really any better, though.

    DMYTRIW WDS

    Fuck the democrats. Fuck Obama. As a liberal, fuck them. They had the greatest chance for a single payer system this year and all they could pass is the Baucus bill, which is a GOP plan for giving more money to rich fuckers. I agree with puu, bulldoze this country from coast to coast.

    Korinthian

    Left sounds better in almost every regard.

    BioTronic

    How weird.

    Denmarkian

    Bullshit the Conservatives don’t interfere with society!

    If that were the case, both abortion and homosexual marriage would have been legal years ago.

    Tyger42

    They interfere with society’s advancement.

    Paul_Is_Drunk

    I got as far as “Right doesn’t interfere with social lives.”

    Really?

    All those protests against Muslims, gays, abortions, etc. are not interfering? This might work for a pre-Nixon political right, but even then it’s idealized and not at all realistic of existing political patterns.

    ian356094

    Reminds me of a joke Chris Rock once said.

    Republicans and Democrats are BOTH idiots.

    Anyone who has ALREADY made a decision on a topic before hearing it is a MORON.

    Each individual person has to weigh in what they feel is right personally.

    Everyone is a mix of left and right.

    Only idiots go full left or right.

    The Matrix: Rebooted

    The American Democratic Party is not ‘left’. They are center-right. Nixon was a liberal compared to today’s Democrats.