Conservatives truly do care about the needy. Except they only care about the "truly" needy, so not all those lazy poor people who work more than forty hours a week and still cannot make ends meet. Okay, so they do not really care about the needy. The heartless, irrational hatred conservatives have for poor people is truly disgusting, and it especially disturbing when it comes from people who themselves could be considered poor. They have essentially created a "no true poor person" fallacy, which says anyone who is poor can blame only themselves or the evil government which is trying to take everyone's money by taxing the top one percent a little bit more.Read More
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The United States government spends a vast portion of the tax dollars they collect on the military; they spend more on the military than they do on anything else and more than several other countries spend on their militaries combined. There is no nation in the world that even comes close to the United States' military prowess. America's excessive spending on military is thus quite irrational; one must wonder why the right wing is so paranoid that they need more weapons than one can shake a missile at. My suggestion is to use government spending to better lives rather than end them.Read More
There is a famous quote which goes, "It is easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of capitalism," a quote whose origin is somewhat mysterious. This quote highlights a common problem in our societies, found mostly among right-wingers: the fear and poor understanding of socialism and anything that is not capitalist. With this in mind, the following article will discuss democracy, totalitarianism, socialism, democratic socialism, and social democracy.Read More
BBC Earth reports that "[s]ick honeybees may be nursed by doctors." Bees are "among the most industrious creatures on the planet," and if disease strikes their hive, many will be affected and even die. Thus, one may argue that their productivity would go down, if their workers were incapacitated in vast numbers. This is a good analogy as to how socialism, or ideologies with socialistic tendencies, benefit both the individual and the collective.Read More