posted on Jul, 13 2018 @ 08:55 PM
originally posted by: underwerks
a reply to: stosh64
Walking away from one side to the other, isn’t exactly walking away.
It's not about walking to any "side." It's about examining an issue from all sides (believe it or not, I have) and deciding where that leads me.
Yeah, sometimes, it does put me on a "side" in the sense that my reasoning tells me that one way is a better idea at this time.
For example, I know I dislike the idea of redistributive social programs, not because (as is often accused) I am greedy and want to keep what's mine,
but because I never see how simply taking what some have accrued through their own efforts from them to give to others who don't have it does to
solve the real problem.
And in my mind, the real issue is that some people haven't found a way to accrue what they need for themselves. If they aren't making for themselves,
then simply taking what others make to give it to them is just a band-aid and not a real answer, and it could (and often does) prove counter
productive when those people get tired of never realizing any reward for their own hard work and stop working as hard since there is no point (after
all, how many threads are there about the pointlessness of wage slavery, and what is this but creating a new type of it).
You won't be able to really answer you problem until you know why so many people never do for themselves, and that's a messy one because there are
many, many different reasons for it, and there are no easy fixes. But until you are willing to engage on that level, in that way, you are fooling
yourself to play any other game and think you have a real answer.