It`s made me rethink my stances on a lot of things, for sure. For example, if you ask me if we should help the poor I would of course say definitely, but I no longer think the government should do it because welfare is a waste of potential. I saw the nature of the nationalized healthcare when I visited my friend in England for ten weeks, and I tagged along on more hospital visits than ideally should`ve been the case. They don`t like their healthcare. In fact, many people who have the money to do so opt for private care because the bureaucracy is insane. I think I`m the most politically wishy-washy person around. I waver on the edge between capitalist and socialist daily. I like aspects of both. It`s tough. Capitalism comes across as remarkably cold and heartless, and I`m generally a bleeding heart. Socialism tends to flush money down the toilet with excess bureaucracy. I`m a big fan of institutionalized help for people who need it, but only in theory. In practice they tend to be ineffective. C`est la vie. Capitalist today, socialist tomorrow, capitalist on Sunday - one day I`ll pin down what I really think is best.
MattTurpin4/17/2009 3:33 PM
Making limitless possibilities much more limited.