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Post by Princess MeowsePad » 5 months ago

What's your political ideology?

I am a democratic socialist more than anything. I am wary of calling myself a liberal because, particularly in the United States, most people who call themselves "liberal" are conservative-leaning moderates who think they are liberal because they support abortion and LGBTQ+ rights, not realizing that there are more than two political issues.
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Post by Barathemos » 4 months ago

Sorry for the bump, but this is an important topic.

I identify as you do, I am a democratic socialist and heavily support, and have supported since 2015, Bernie Sanders. Coming from a middle class family in a city, I’ve seen all of the problems the current “capatalist” society have caused: mainly a socioeconomic gap ridiculously large.

I don’t like to call myself a liberal, mainly because of the stigma towards “millennial liberals” here in the United States. I feel I’m well educated enough on the political system to understand why the phrase “liberal” doesn’t cover a lot of us further over to the left. The conservative view of “liberal pansies” also helps me call myself a socialist more than a democrat. Plus, I greatly disagree with what the Democratic Party is made up of, mainly corruption, so I generally find more voting-likeness for independents, such as Sanders.

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Post by Princess MeowsePad » 4 months ago

Barathemos wrote:
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Sorry for the bump, but this is an important topic.

I identify as you do, I am a democratic socialist and heavily support, and have supported since 2015, Bernie Sanders. Coming from a middle class family in a city, I’ve seen all of the problems the current “capatalist” society have caused: mainly a socioeconomic gap ridiculously large.

I don’t like to call myself a liberal, mainly because of the stigma towards “millennial liberals” here in the United States. I feel I’m well educated enough on the political system to understand why the phrase “liberal” doesn’t cover a lot of us further over to the left. The conservative view of “liberal pansies” also helps me call myself a socialist more than a democrat. Plus, I greatly disagree with what the Democratic Party is made up of, mainly corruption, so I generally find more voting-likeness for independents, such as Sanders.
I couldn't agree with what you said more. I voted for Jill Stein in 2016 because Clinton was an abysmally bad candidate. The U.S. is a one-party state masquerading as a two-party state. The Republicrats are in agreement on more than ninety percent of the issues. The in-fighting over issues like abortion (which is really not an issue in most other Western democracies) is a puppet show to give us the illusion that we have choice at the polls.
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Post by Juneberry » 4 months ago

I consider myself a democratic socialist as well. For me the biggest issues are LGBTQA+ rights, healthcare, women's rights and education. I'm a fellow Bernie Sanders supporter, as he's made great claims on the healthcare aspect in particular to me, along with my other concerns. I know there's plenty more than the issues I follow intensely, but I haven't really figured out my view for the rest.

I agree with Meowsey that this government- if we can really call it that at this point- is all a facade in regards to the party system. We really need an overhaul over how our country is run, in my opinion.

My background is a family in poverty just getting by with help from local government services. I'm on welfare right now, and soon to be on Supplemental Income from Social Security. I should be on disability, but the judge I got for that was basically being paid off by Social Security to deny everyone- even when the person in the room in charge of saying whether one can work or not based on questions the judge asks constantly said 'no'. :/

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Post by Princess MeowsePad » 4 months ago

Our government most definitely is not working for us. The system works for those who are extremely rich and powerful.
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Princess MeowsePad wrote:
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Our government most definitely is not working for us. The system works for those who are extremely rich and powerful.
I think that's the point of their system. They couldn't care less about the rest of us.

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Post by Princess MeowsePad » 4 months ago

Juneberry wrote:
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Princess MeowsePad wrote:
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Our government most definitely is not working for us. The system works for those who are extremely rich and powerful.
I think that's the point of their system. They couldn't care less about the rest of us.
They spent billions of dollars to bail out the crooks on Wall Street who caused the massive recession of 2008 (which enjoyed broad bipartisan support, by the way), yet they can't bail out the millions of people who are slaves to student loan debt.
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Post by jasony » 4 months ago

My views are in the center. I'm highly distrustful of all sides - because their ideology is often making an ass of them, so to speak. For instance, my main view of social justice would be that many groups need more integration - yet at the same time, I'm always distrustful of people - who might be taking the government for a scam.

Well, I'm hoping a more integrated society would lead to more jobs/opportunity for all - less a need for people to cheat the government.

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Post by slooroo » 3 months ago

Economically left, socially a mix of left and right wing views. I make a joke that I'm both more left wing and right wing than most people in my state.

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Post by Kaunisto » 3 months ago

Finland is on the whole leaning left by American standards.
I am leaning left by Finnish standards.

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