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But if we feed the poors, they'll get complacent and expect food every day!
Do not, my friends, become addicted to water. It will take hold of you, and you will resent its absence!
Am I really left if I just want all people to do well? Or am I just empathetic?
Sounds like you’re probably both.
Crazy I was just talking to my wife about this last night. I grew up in a conservative household. I decided I was a right leaning independent. Then the right kept moving right. I became a left leaning moderate and apparently now my views which haven’t drastically altered make me a socialist commie bastard.
Welcome, I as well have been classified as a commie bastard by my over-privileged boomer father who thinks Joe Biden is the epitome of a communist...he's literally what conservatives used to be until they became apathetic fascists who only care about their finances and power.
I don't want people to starve to death. I don't want to completely fuck over the environment. I'm willing to pay an extra quarter so that someone else's life isn't complete and total shit.
I really don't understand when empathy became a virtue that only one political party was willing to practice.
I would pay an extra quarter but that’s not even the problem.
It’s our for profit military complex. Where we are almost 3x higher than China who spends the second most. We could easily fund M4A, cut student debts, reinvest in green energy and environmental changes all by taking like a third of our military budget. And we’d still be spending double what China spends.
It blows my mind when people say “well how are we going to pay for medical for all?” MOTHERFUCKER WE ALREADY PAY FOR IT BUT ITS NOT BEING USED FOR PEOPLES BEST INTEREST. Sorry end rant.
That is the blackest white person ive ever seen
Yeah wtf is wrong with this sub
poor do not deserve to starve. They also don't deserve job depletion and other corporate idiocy that is more feudal than capitalist.
Shut up you commie bastard /s
Had a great conversation this morning with my son. We were discussing the incident in Aurora and it led to this scenario related to violence. I posed a scenario to him:
You, mom, and I own a farm and all our crops die suddenly leaving us with no food and we will starve in a matter of days. Our neighbor across the river has a farm that is thriving and has more than enough for his family but he will not share with us even though we’re starving. Is it ok to take his food?
He was very baffled at the prospect but answered we should take what we need to survive until we can fix the farm. When I pointed out that his would be a crime and we could be killed for it he said “we’ll starve anyways so we need to do it”.
Most conservatives have a complete inability to entertain hypotheticals.
All we gotta do is keep creating an economic environment where the rich can keep getting richer and it will all trickle down to the working man, right? [Oh wait a second...](http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/107919/1/Hope_economic_consequences_of_major_tax_cuts_published.pdf)
Oh come on you're going to believe (checks notes) a world leading research university that specializes in economics and politics?
Geeze, some people will believe anything!
This is r/blackpeopletwitter, but I do agree with the message
“When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.” - Dom Helder Camara
I’m convinced 99% of people who argue about politics don’t understand the words they’re using.
The more buzzwords you can fit into a title/post the more upvotes you get on Reddit
As a good little southerner, I didn’t even know I was a liberal communist until my mother told me.
If poor people don't *deserve* to be hungry then we might have to *feel guilty* for not helping, and we are definitely NOT helping so...
Uhhh she isn't white
Equal opportunity not equal outcome!
I don't consider myself particularly empathetic at all. I'm also more conservative then I think I am, but I'm strongly in favor of things like feeding the hungry, caring for the sick, and, in general, everyone getting what they need to be happy. And yes, I think the government should be doing that.
The Republican party, as far as I can tell, no longer has any positions but suffering.
Didn't realize this is BPT now
I think this sets the record for the darkest white person ever posted.
This is dumb. Nobody disagrees that "poor people don't deserve to starve". The problem is that you don't phrase it that way and different people would go about the problems in different ways.
This is like saying people who don't get behind M4A or "defund the police" want poor people to have no healthcare and Black people to be murdered by police.
You've summed up my thoughts on the matter and I'm kind of annoyed you're the only comment I've seen making this point.
This is pretty useless given "poor people don't deserve to starve" isn't specific policy implementation, so it could mean... anything with respect to your political views.
Not really related to the post, but I think there is quite a bit of group think in this thread. I recommend speaking to people of the other side and you will likely realize they also don't want people to starve but have other ideas about how that goal should be achieved and what costs (not just monetary) are acceptable to solve the problem. I know breaking up the circle jerk is unpopular but come on everyone who disagrees with you is not mr burns.
Doesn't help that the far right normalized their agenda to make a moderate seem like a socialist
Especially weird that you have to tell that to the people who call themselves Christians.
seriously, I was raised conservative and grew up fairly upper middle class but didn't really have the college experience and ended up in blue collar jobs by every metric I should be right wing. But, holy fuck they are just horrific, I can't.
I've seen myself as right rather than left most of the time (mind you, I'm from Bulgaria where the mainstream 'left' party is pro-authoritarian, anti-LGBT, pro "traditional values" etc.) and I do believe that the fundament of mostly free market competition in most spheres should not be dismantled, but really, when people who work full time are poor and when such unspeakable levels of inequality are reached, I have no doubt that we must head left of where we currently are and some amount of wealth redistribution really needs to take place.
No... once you truly understand that most people are just lazy and self centered you will comprehend why socialism can't work.
That's the weird thing bout "left" and "right" those things are always seen in comparison where your society sets the centre.
US of A in comparison to the world average has been pushing their centre so far to the right that soon the average Republican from 20 years ago would be called a liberal snowflake by the new centre.
I will forever be confused to what the right think the government is actually _for_. You'd imagine that they would be super into making the government work FOR us, not against or in spite of us. Yet whenever a universally beneficial program is announced/supported, it's like they forget their entire identities.
White people tweeting stuff.