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Political Ideology

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SteveFranck Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So deviantart, what political ideologies do we have floating about out there? Are you left, right, a bit of both? Are you active in your political community? If so, how?

Personally, I find myself leaning slightly to the left in matters of social care and welfare, but to the right about who should get it and when. Being a European, I'm starting to see trends in the major cities, and talking to people living there, it's obvious that there is an issue regarding welfare and other social services. Some people contribute nothing to society, yet hold out their hand for government money, which I think is wrong, or rather, unsustainable.

Anyhow, I ramble. What are you lovely people?
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SlashInTheCDSP Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Socialist/Pro-Athiest/Centrist.

Kill all the believers.
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theGman0 Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist
lol
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I hope you realise "right" and "left" mean whole different things in different countries. The biggest right wing party in The Netherland is considered left by American standards. Democrats (who are supposed to be the left party in the USA), are a right-winged party by our standards.

Anyhow, I most often vote for a left-winged party, but I call myself a social liberal. I am active for the Pirate Party in election time for their views on privacy and information sharing, but not between elections.
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mgonzales041090 Jan 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Communist! >:D

I HATE FREEDOM!
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BonnieKnox Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Anti socialist
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SteveFranck Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Okay, so thats what you aren't, so what are you?
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BonnieKnox Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok. Conservative, but not in all aspects like healthcare or abortion. Those two fields are more complex to position myself in one or other side of the fence.

As somebody that has lived in two socialist countries that now are in deep shit, I can not support that ideology. No matter what others told me about the wonderful effects of socialism. In fact, I radicalize more if pressured and to piss off certain individuals
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SteveFranck Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I live in Norway at the moment, and while I think the socialist system works, I believe that there is a lot of room for improvement.

In essence, I agree with the first part of your post.
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BonnieKnox Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
In Venezuela and Spain is a disaster (more disastrous in the former one), with the companies, (the ones that help to maintain a country with their taxes) leaving the ship. I do not say it is impossible to make it work, but the socialist system allows the lazy workers to get away with their laziness. Apparently Nordic countries have a more civilized population. I do not know why, but they seem to care about the country more (cleaner cities for example) and their public system work, but again, less people, less problems.

Not to mention that in my country an state worker can not get fired, not matter what he or she does, so the abuses are common
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