The Range of Political Thought

Well, Helena’s take on the French election:  “Macron?  Sounds like the cookie.”  She meant macarons, which are not the same as macaroons.  Anyway, I don’t know much more about him, except for the  fact that his wife was his drama teacher when  he was 15 and she was well into her 30s, but they’re still together and  all  power to ’em, and the all  important fact that he  is not  Le Pen.
If I’d known nothing at all about Hillary , I might have  supported her as well, but we knew what we knew and it  was unacceptable.

But, it makes me think about the  difference  between left and right, and here’s how I see  it:  Right wingers believe that  it’s every man for  himself, you are responsible  for your own  destiny, and left wingers believe that we’re all in the same boat and we have to help each other and work together as a team.

That means it’s kind of  silly  either to identify as a complete right winger or a complete left  winger,  because life is complex and the same philosophy doesn’t apply in all situations.  Of course we live and die alone and we are, ultimately, responsible for  our own happiness.  But, if you’re drowning in the middle of the ocean for whatever reason (hey, people drink, it happens), you’re going to want a helicopter to fly by and rescue your ass, even if that makes you a socialist, which it does.

Contrariwise, you can be left wing to within an inch of falling over  the edge, you still  don’t want the government to take ALL your money.
When you think about it, almost everybody  is within the two extremes, which is why they’re called extremes.

So, let’s talk issues.


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