February 17, 2007


Well, duh


You Are a Liberal for Life

You've got a bleeding heart - and you're proud of it.

For you, liberal means being compassionate, pro-government, and anti-business.

You believe in equality for every person, and you consider yourself universally empathetic.

Helping others is not just political for you ... it's very personal too.

Gekko had this blogthing up and I'm a sucker for them, especially when I'm not inspired to post (yes, I know I just had a kid but I don't want to cover y'all in a constant stream of mush). I hafta agree w/ Gek, as with most of these things the questions are too general or incomplete in their choices. And the analysis -oy! I am not "anti-business" or "pro-government" - I think they both have TONS of room for improvement. Generally speaking, though, I am a liberal for life if for no other reason (but you know there are) than that I've seen the dark side and walked among the zombies, and I ain't going back. Unless they suck my brains out.

And another thing re political persuasion: I do not believe in equality for every person. That would just be stupid and I'm pretty sure impossible, as would being "universally empathetic." True to form I buck the trend by being much more of an idealist in my advancing age, though I try to maintain a realism about individual responsibility and each person's contribution to society. In simplistic terms: to the welfare unemployed - get a job. To the business owners (and to be fair, their unionized workers) - quit whining about raises in minimum wage and lobby Congress to quit selling you down the river with free trade BS. To the wealthy - bitch about your taxes AFTER you first seek to reduce the size of government, starting with its addiction to special interests that drive us further down the corporate/capitalist hyper-highway, diluting the American Dream mile by mile.

What's Your Political Persuasion?


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They told me I wanted to get back to tradional religious values ... BARF! I think I'm more a liberal Repub like Gekko than the conservative Dem the quiz labeled me, but whutevah.
So which X-man are you? Post Toasties Lad?
Hmm... since Jen says I'm always late, maybe an X-Men foe, like "The Dawdler". I can turn the clock forward in a flash to cause tardiness at will.
That would be devastating. Professor X is a total STICKLER for punctuality.
I came out as a C. As a C-c-c. *gasping for air* As a c-c. Capitalistrepublican.

Are you still speaking to me? Hello? Knock-knock?
David, I take your hyperventilation as an indication of skepticism in the Blogthings analysis, which as I said stands to reason.

We need conservatives to (in no particular order): 1) temper the radical tendencies encountered the farther left one travels; 2) stir up our lefteous indignation; 3)have people to laugh at.
No, I think it's probably accurate. I'm just horrified that I didn't realize it until now. But that sort of selfish delusional attitude is just typical of the sort of money-grubbing rat bastard I am.
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