I'm not completely convinced that the left-right spectrum is the only one that's relevant anyway, but as I went away, I had to conclude that - in a world ...
- where, I'm told that most people earn a good deal less than I spend on bus fares each day and this inequality is getting more pronounced
- where - I'm told - about one-in-six people don't even have enough to eat with millions dying of starvation while we throw food away by the trailer-load
- where capitalism - particularly the monopolistic variety that has grown even stronger during my lifetime - has exacerbated this chasm between the rich and the poor
- where - in the past twelve months - the vast majority of us (and not just the billions that go to bed every night with an empty stomach) have been the victims of one of the most massive thefts ever witnessed
I'd say that there are only two honest positions you can take about this situation. You can ....
- want to see a fundamental change to the relations of production distribution and exchange to stop the waste and the exploitation
- tell everybody that you really don't give two fucks about this and that if everything stayed the same, that would be fine
No. I think I'm a bit more of a lefty now than I was when I was a teenager. When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do?