a reply to: randomtangentsrme
Left-wing and right-wing are labels. nothing more. No one is going to define them for you, because by defining them, they lose their power. It becomes
obvious that everyone is actually human. That would kill the ideology.
I will be happy to list a few of my tenets, the ideals that I use to determine my stance on issues. Why? Because I don't care about
- All humans are created equal under the law but unique in their abilities.
- The law should therefore apply to everyone equally, with no exceptions whatsoever.
- Rights come from our Creator, be that Creator named Yahweh, Allah, I Am, Odin, Gaia, or Pat. They are not subject to the whims of any
- Rights are only limited by the rights of others.
- An example of some of these rights: the right to exist, the right to protect oneself and one's family (as defined by the one defending), the right
to self-determination of one's life, the right to believe as one chooses, and the right to speak one's mind freely.
- Some rights have consequences.
- All humans are fallible.
- Government exists for the people, not the people for the government. Ergo, no government should make laws that infringe on rights, except to
safeguard rights of others and then only within reason.
People seem to think that makes me "conservative." So be it; I didn't choose that label. People used to think they made me a "liberal." So be it; I
didn't choose that label either. I see people as individuals, all unique, all special, all important. If someone attacks me, I do not consider whether
my attacker is male, female, black, white, green, blue, short, tall, fat, slim, or has antennas sticking out of their head; I protect myself. When I
meet someone, I take note of their skin color, their accent, their hair color, how they are dressed, etc. so I can remember them. Then I take note of
what's important... how they carry themselves, how well they speak, what their interests are, their attitude towards others, their intelligence in
different areas... because that's a much better determining factor of whether or not I care to even associate with them.
Thus far, I have not met any two people with identical attributes. I have also not met any single person who was useless or overall inferior to anyone
What I have met are people, many, many people, who seemingly do not care to pay that much attention to who they are meeting. These are the ones who
tend to place general labels on others, and they are those I do not wish to associate with. Their actions in placing these labels is obviously an
indication they do not care enough about others to take even a moment to consider the things that make all of us unique, and that is a very good
indicator of selfishness. Those who do such tend to be the racists, the haters, the self-absorbed, the incompassionate, and the ones who will stab a
friend in the back at the first opportunity to gain an advantage for themselves.
And they are the ones who also will not define what their labels mean. That would remove their ability to take others for granted.