On this site, I will be posting links and articles (including some originals) on a wide variety of topics which interest me. You are very welcome to join in! Submit your quality links, comments and/or articles and – if approved – they will be posted here with full attribution!
As for my political stance – it’s “none of the above”, LOL.
I’m unable to entirely dismiss any intelligent person who makes a good case for his or her political position. I found many commentators on the right and left – and center – engaging and convincing. It does, now and then, force me to revise my positions and it CAN be confusing. But only for a little while. Because soon I realize that the left-right paradigm is entirely false! There is much more that unites “politically-separated” people than divides them.
A more correct division might be along different lines entirely: those who are supporting individual freedom and those who believe that people must be governed with a heavy hand. And you can be sure that you’ll find advocates for BOTH these positions on ALL sides of the political spectrum.
Personally, I believe in personal freedom and hate big government. But I do not reject “all” government. I guess that would make me something of a minarchist or a centrist, if you had to put a label on it. But a centrist with a strong libertarian (even anarcho-capitalist) leaning.
As for pet peeves – I passionately hate busybodies and misguided do-gooders. I don’t so much question their motives as their intelligence. 🙂
It is critically important that we engage in a civilized dialogue. If your position (left OR right) is thought-through, I’m interested in hearing why. I’m against dogma and blind adherence to ANY philosophy.
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