The Circle

Posted: 10.12.08 in Blogging

People talk about politics being in circles… that we have “left” and “right” wings whose extremes meet and become indistinguishable. I had a vague idea of what that meant but the idea is still confusing. However this made more sense today after reading the typical one-dimensional views on BBC News forums. The topic is getting the unemployed to work for benefits.

I found it a little surprising that so many mentioned the phrase “right wing politics” with terms like “scroungers” and “wasters”. Yet chastising those members of society that do not contribute to the productivity of the nation is an idea championed by communism as a mechanism to encourage “comrades” to renew their efforts within the workforce. Of course communism is deemed to be “left wing”.

Politics is just weird. People are even weirder.

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