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Encompassing My Opinions (Part II)

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Below is Part II of my journey with the Political Compass just to find out where in that broad spectrum I land — am I just a notch below Hitler or to the right of George W. Bush? Place your bets now.

Here was Part I

PART II

People are ultimately divided more by class than by nationality.

Agree.

Sure America’s poverty levels aren’t quite the same as the rest of the world’s, but I fear the tax rate that will befall me should the white, ghetto and burro trash ever unite for one common cause. Better to keep them angry at each other than focused on evil suburbanites like myself.

Controlling inflation is more important than controlling unemployment.

Agree.

Yeah, it’s nice to have a job. But it’s even nicer not to have to spend a day’s paycheck on a gallon of milk and a loaf of bread.

Because corporations cannot be trusted to voluntarily protect the environment, they require regulation.

Agree.

As much as I like libertarians, I don’t buy their notion of “End regulation because when a factory dumps sewage into the local river, they’re dumping it into THEIR river, too!” Now we can debate as to how much regulation should be conducted on said factory, but that’s not the question at hand.

“From each according to his ability, to each according to his need” is a fundamentally good idea.

Disagree.

The only reason I don’t add the “Strongly” before this answer is because the question includes the word “fundamentally,” which tells me the questioner is trying to say that this idea would work in Happy World, where everything is pure and good. This ain’t happy world. Every idea looks good on paper. Having it work in the real world is a different matter altogether. For some reason I’m taken back to that South Park “hippie” episode where a doper says something like, “Yeah man, we ought to live together in one big community. There could be one person just make the bread for us all,” to which Stan replies, “You mean a baker?”

It’s a sad reflection on our society that something as basic as drinking water is now a bottled, branded consumer product.

Disagree.

Years ago I may have tended to agree with this one, but hey, if you don’t like the taste of your water, then let the free market be your guide. Besides, we’re always bitching about how fat our kids are. Maybe instead of buying them a can of Pepsi at the Quickie Mart, a bottle of water might be a better purchase. And what about if there’s a water main break in your neighborhood? Thanks to this thing called capitalism, you can go out and buy a gallon or two of H2O at a decent price to tide you over until your drinking water becomes sanitary again.

Land shouldn’t be a commodity to be bought and sold.

Disagree.

Not only should land be bought and sold, it should be fought over, too. However, one thing land shouldn’t be is taken by your government thanks to five red diaper doper babies from one private owner to be given to another private owner just because that person claims he can generate more tax revenue from this land, thus contributing to the “greater good” of the community. Come on Ginsburg and Stevens, retire those old asses of yours before 2008.

It is regrettable that many personal fortunes are made by people who simply manipulate money and contribute nothing to their society.

Disagree.

It’s too bad that this is how George Soros got his wealth and power, but hey, such is life. More power to him for manipulating the system; too bad I didn’t think of it first. If so, I could have made some really cool Group 527 political ads during the 2004 election.

Protectionism is sometimes necessary in trade.

Agree.

This is a tough one for me. I’m a peon of the free market, but because the word “sometimes” is used I’ll gingerly go to the “agree” side of this issue. Sometimes you might need to fight fire with fire, although both sides usually end up getting burnt.

Developing…

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Written by kkktookmybabyaway

July 6, 2006 at 12:39 pm

Posted in Life