posted on May, 13 2008 @ 08:51 AM
Dear Liberals, Dear Conservatives...
who are we supposed to vote for if we fit neither of the political stereotypes?
Denying apathy means to vote, but the choice of two ice-cream flavours in a parlor of hundreds of flavours doesnt seem like much of a choice to many
Ive been called a liberal on these boards, Ive been called a conservatives on these boards...and this to me proves
there is something deeply
limiting, pre-defining, stifling within the politcal psyche of our nation.
Why are positions of candidates so damn predictable?
Why are the positions of those who call themselves left-wing/right-wing so damn predictable?
"This one candidate will go to war. This other candidate will cause poverty in our nation." What lousy "freedom of choice" is that supposed to be?
And how is it possible that some of the most unmoving people stick to the same ideology all their life and to any
Isnt it natural to change ones opinion depending on the context?
And wouldnt it be nice if we had a list of 20 parties/candidates instead of two?
Who are people like us supposed to vote for?
And most importantly:
When I say opinion X
, why is it automatically assumed that I also believe in Y and Z?
That just pisses me off. "Oh, you believe in X? Then you are a Y and therefore also believe in Z".
Why do so many conversations here follow these predictable patterns?
Help, so that we may find our place within the political spectrum.