you can't divorce yourself? More like you refuse to do so. My family has lost much of itself to the Reds as we have always been proud Whites, but you know what? We can separate our desire for vengeance from educating people about the dangers and the death toll of Communism simply because we realize that the damage it can cause is far greater than what it has done to us. We've been beaten, shot, starved, executed in all sorts of horrible manners and the only reason that I can speak my mind and not fear death is sadly, not because of the suffering that we've endured but because of some stupid american military build up.I know. I can't divorce myself from my personal experience enough yet to do that, unfortunately. Work in progress, I guess. If it were a matter of a single person effectively chugging poison I'd say "whatever, you're exceptional but you're only hurting yourself". Communism is one of those poisons that doesn't limit itself so nicely, though. People hurting other people over this shit just fucks me up, and it's basically what Communism was DESIGNED to do.
You are not a communist then, you are young and naive, but you have a heart of gold as you do care about others. You shouldn't ask rich to simply "pay more taxes" but you should crack down on tax loopholes to have large corporations pay more. I do not think that a government funded college will work without regulations to prevent the colleges from double dipping but you do not need college either. Trade schools are a wonderful thing and quite honestly things past high school are not for everyone. True singleplayer healthcare can work yes, but only on a population that overall cares for each other and will say no to those that would abuse the system by simply not taking care of themselves.To be honest my friend I'm beginning to think I'm a very poor leftist. I find the failures of communism to be abhorrent. I hate identity politics and wokeness. Hell I don't even want to gulag dissidents. I'm not a stalinist, a tankie, ancom, I'm hardly even socialist. I just think the rich should pay more in taxes ala the 1960s, there should be true blue singlepayer (not obamacare), and throw in gov. funded college too. I want people to stop going into debt from ambulance rides.
In Europe this makes me right-leaning centrist. In America this makes me "pinko commie scum".
This could’ve been the straw that broke the camel’s back. It’s more likely they just were nervous about their optics and overreacted but there’s the chance they were just looking for an excuse to cut her.Disproportionate reaction but clutching your pearls and having a public sperg attack because you are so deeply horrified by the sight of some train worker finishing their lunch is a pretty good indication that you're the kind of person who no one would want to be professionally associated with.