What is your most left wing opinion and most right wing opinion?

RasherHash

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LW: Equality for all, universal/average wage, nationalisation...

RW: End illegal immigration, use army to back up cops in difficult areas...
 


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Like this guy.

Horst Mahler (born 23 January 1936) is a German former lawyer and political activist.[1] He once was an extreme-left militant and a founding member of the Red Army Faction but later became a Maoist before switching to neo-Nazism.
Horst Mahler - Wikipedia
I don't think many of his views changed from his days in the Baader-Minehoff but he became convinced that much of what we were told about WW2 and the National Socialists was war propaganda.

Added to that the fact that you can't discuss WW2 in many spheres of public life in Germany - especially in court - means that he recognised that Germany is far from a wholesome society and has large flaws in it which need to be addressed.

His Nazi salute in court was probably aimed at calling the judges Nazis and was mere theatrics, what exactly did he mean by it, we're not allowed to ask and he's not allowed to say.

Therein lies the problem
 

toughbutfair

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Left wing - abolish private schools and 100% inheritance tax (ok, that’s 2 things)

Right wing - death penalty for all murder convictions and abolish the dole when the economy is strong. (2 things too)
 

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Left wing - abolish private schools and 100% inheritance tax (ok, that’s 2 things)

Right wing - death penalty for all murder convictions and abolish the dole when the economy is strong. (2 things too)
Silly point, social welfare is about more than just slackers being too lazy to work, it's about support for unmarried mothers, for those who become ill or have accidents and for those between jobs - even in a boom people will lose jobs and need interim support to get back to work.
 

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Silly point, social welfare is about more than just slackers being too lazy to work, it's about support for unmarried mothers, for those who become ill or have accidents and for those between jobs - even in a boom people will lose jobs and need interim support to get back to work.
Unmarried mothers should pay for their children or abort. I shouldn’t have to pay for some guy that rode her, why don’t you think he should pay ? People who have diseases (not a doctor note re depression) that cannot work should be supported. Your savings should support you when you lose your job.
 

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Left - It's ok to kill to further the advancement of the State.
Right - See left
 

RasherHash

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Unmarried mothers should pay for their children or abort. I shouldn’t have to pay for some guy that rode her, why don’t you think he should pay ? People who have diseases (not a doctor note re depression) that cannot work should be supported. Your savings should support you when you lose your job.
That's an extremist right position that hopefully will always be rejected by right-thinking people.
 

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Left: A properly-funded healthcare system that delivers world class services to everyone, and not money into the pockets of big Pharma and consultants.

Right: Immigration control (preferably at the level of the EU). Africans and Arabs do not have a right to live in Europe just because their governments are sh!t.
 

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Left: A properly-funded healthcare system that delivers world class services to everyone, and not money into the pockets of big Pharma and consultants.
Doesn't work without people taking care of themselves.
Your healthcare starts with you, not your doctor.

Everyone points to France as having a great health service, but it would be in as much trouble as our own if it had to cope with Irish levels of heart attacks, cancers or strokes etc.


One of the biggest problems with our health service is that people are conditioned to rely on it instead of first looking after themselves.
 

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I'll use inverted commas as left and right are not static and depend on context:

"Right wing" - categorical opposition to abortion.

"Left wing" - categorical opposition to the death penalty (and torture*).

*Many "progressives" don't really object to legal torture? So make of that what your will. On that note what ever happened to the anti-war movement? The Guardian became the warmonger's journal somewhere along the path of recent history. Why? If you consider yourself a liberal and yet your eyes glaze over reading these questions... then you need to set aside regular time for introspection.
 

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My most "left-wing" notion is that of One World, rather than two or three, and a collective responsibility to alleviate climate change, mass famines, droughts and wars, even in far-off places. They will all come to hurt us eventually. I am not in favour of uncontrolled mass migration, which is a disastrous outcome not a cause in itself. Instead I think we need to prevent mass migration by somehow addressing the needs of people where they are.

My most "right wing" belief is a belief in capitalism, in free choice, and in free markets, but with a clear recognition that ideal free markets are not realisable and inevitably produce monopolies and inequalities. Some markets, like delivering healthcare, are not amenable to being "free" at all. Therefore I accept the need to regulate markets to the point of being a Social Democrat, but am pragmatic about it, willing to try different solutions.
 

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What if the kids prefer soccer or cricket?
Just get them involved. Clearly, every male GAA head in the country played soccer at playtime in school and does so with friends regularly at the drop of a hat.

No call for exclusivity. Inclusivity.
 


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