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.