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Whoever:
Left or right or where are you?

I am here.

Whoever:
Let me elaborate...

I have both a left and a right so my politics are sometimes liberal, sometimes radical and usually somewhere in between them both.

What would you say?

The End:
To clarify, my comments were also prompted by the "Currant" poll that was posted here.

BlueMeanie:

--- Quote from: 779 ---Let me elaborate...

I have both a left and a right so my politics are sometimes liberal, sometimes radical and usually somewhere in between them both.

What would you say?
--- End quote ---

I'm a bit like that myself. If I had to say, then it'd be just right of centre. I do have some left wing leanings, but I was brought up in a very right wing family, so I'm constantly torn between the two. I'm useless in a political argument as I can always see both sides. Maybe I should have been an industrial arbitrator.

However, I usually tell my friends that I'm left of centre, just to keep the peace. They're mostly left wing. Some of them very, almost to the point of communism.

Joost:
I think you must question everything. You should never let any political movement tell you what to think. I think you have to judge every issue individually. My opinions are probably 90% of the time between left of the centre and left wing, but not by definition. I'll never take a certain stance just because it's the leftish stance to take. I think I'm a bit conservative on a few issues. Really not a lot of them, but I don't reject conservatism by definition.

But I really try to stay far away from any radicalism. I'm definately not for communism or anything like that. Politics don't work in a straight line but in a circle. Some people think that the far right and the far left are each other's opposites, but they can have a lot in common. The Dutch Socialist Party actually got quite some support from certain right wing organizations during last year's elections.

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