I have been politically active and interested since I was around 14, I had a very politically engaged family with close family members having varied and wide ranging views on everything, from very right wing to fairly left wing, from proponents of big state and government systems to very limited government advocates.
I have arrived at the haggard old man on the porch with a bottle of Jameson telling his sons that "they are all full of shit".
I just can't fully agree with any side and I have never known a politically decided person who wasn't extremely biased and had a terrible attitude when it comes to discussion, coversation about anything remotely political. I was wondering what some of you older guys think about politics in general and how many of you are still on "a side" and how many of you share my general apathy for all parties and political persuasions?
I am coming to the position that all systems are inherently flawed, from big government systems, to limited government libertarianism, to socialism to fascism to third economy propositions and welfare state social democracies.
I have started to think that what matters is the micro level, how we treat one another, our attitude and care or lack there of for one another. Whether that is corruption and consolidation of power by members of the party in the soviet union or greedy bankers, greedy consumers choosing to buy cheap products from near slavery condition sweatshops to save a couple dollars in capitalist systems etc etc.
I think most political systems could work but the general shittyness of people fuck them up.