Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Left and the Right

The left and the right in this country, roughly equivalent to the Democrats and Republicans, have few real differences other than rhetorical ones.  Both groups are supportive of ever more expansive government (the left emphasizes welfare purposes, the right law enforcement, but it's just a matter of degree in both cases), more taxes on everybody (the left just wants more without limit, the right wants increases to be maybe a little slower), gun control (the right usually say "reasonable" gun control while the left simply demonized guns and gun owners promiscuously), and more and more military adventuring abroad, and interference with other countries (the left wants to "help" everybody by overthrowing dictators in favor of other dictators, the right wants to increase American security by doing the same thing). When it comes to Wall Street, both groups do whatever Wall Street wants, and Democratic and Republican administrations are both full of bankers and "former" bankers.

But as the quibcag states, some people on the far left and the far right are actually searching for truth, instead of just compiling factoids to support their respective ideological dogmas. This is particularly true when it comes to the big money guys, who pull the strings in both parties and order around most of the talking heads. With enough people searching for truth out there, it's occasionally found, and truth is truth whoever discovers it. I'll listen to anybody who's really trying to get to it, whether he thinks he's a leftist or a rightist. That's why this blog quotes and reprints material from a wide range of ideological positions.
Quibcag: Ranma and Akane, of  Ranma ½ (らんま½), often at odds, find some common ground.


  1. From my experience, Lefties are often Right Wingers given a faulty education and bad information.

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