posted on Sep, 8 2008 @ 04:13 AM
I forgot to post my results
To me leftist views introduce a lot of contradictions. The leftist philosophy seems to be about equal opportunity. Yet this is impossible because
people are not born equal (one person might be smarter or than another) and granting equal opportunity involves taking away something from someone and
giving it to another. So granting equal opportunity really is taking away equal opportunity at the same time.
Redistribution of wealth is another leftist means to equality yet is it really equal when the guy who is better at making money has to lose out
because another guy isn't as good?
And last of all(that I care to mention), who is gonna enforce all this equality? It seems that every time a new Utopian leftist society is created, a
ruling elite emerges that is totally in contradiction to the "equality" ideals.
But the positives about leftist philosophy is its general opposition to entrenched corruption and establishment abuses. If one section of society is
abusing another section, then a change is needed to equalize the situation.
Unfortunately in many cases it is usually leftist pushing for equality that is the establishment whose means for pushing for equality is monopolizing
power and being unequal in themselves.
Right wing views are appealing in that the government is limited and generally would leave me along.
The problem with pure right wing philosophy is that it only works in a perfect world where greed and racism don't exist. Right wing societies tend to
breed corruption due to the desire for the preservation of established norms.
Free markets might be good but when someone starts taking over because they can work the system better, it can destroy the free markets and usher in a
monopoly and plutocracy under the guise of a free market. The conservative dealing with this problem cannot remain conservative because breaking a
plutocracy would be counter to the free market ideal yet the only way to preserve it. A conservative that staunchly defends the free market ideal of
non-intervention in the markets assuming a natural free market correction is in fact corrupting the free market by not instituting change to clean out
In my opinion the left-right conflict is a good thing. It cleans out the established corruption and attempts to make sure the guys on top don't screw
around. It also fosters individual achievement for a better life which helps out society in general.