Quote: Originally Posted by SirJosephPorter
I don't think I would be comfortable in the Democratic Party, counrtyboy. Democratic Party is too right wing for me.
You're probably "right" about your comfort zone issue. In the interests of trying to help you seek a better fit, it is possible that you would be more comfortable in a place like North Korea? They have the basic system down pat - the government "takes care" of everything, and the people don't have to think. In fact, I believe individual thinking is frowned upon. Left-winginess taken to the extreme...it might be the situation you've been unknowingly seeking all this time.
Passage of a Health Bill - like what we're discussing here for the US - would not be encumbered by a bunch of political debate and bothersome viewpoints of ignorant people within the citizenry. No, it would simply "be done" and one could move on to other important priorities that would surely save the masses from themselves.
Although it's a bit difficult to obtain statistical data and facts on the subject, I'm pretty sure that there isn't much political hardball being played in North Korea. I'm also fairly certain that there are no right-wing conservative extremist evangelical types there to get in the way of good, solid decision making and leadership.
There could be a bonus there for you personally - being as how they appear to be a little short on awareness in areas like gay rights, you could apply your skills, experience, and detailed knowledge of the world to save the entire country. If you could gather up all your posts on that and other important subjects, I'm sure you could use them as a base for a very motivating proposal to their current government. I think "Minister in charge of Social Injustices" would be an accurately descriptive title for the position.
Imagine, an extremist left-wing utopia, just waiting for someone to add the finishing touches to launch them into the 21st century. Sounds like a once in a lifetime opportunity for someone of your social stature and overall station in life. And we would all benefit here on this forum, because you would be able to supply real, live proof sources on your progress as the reforms are implemented. I think it would be a win/win/win scenario. Very exciting indeed.
From a more macro point of view, this effort would show the world, once and for all, how effective extremist left-winginess can really be when applied to the "right" situation. That would put the right-wing extremists in their rightful places with no further arguments and disagreements.
Once again, I'm just trying to assist you here in the process of considering alternative comfort zones by presenting what I think must surely qualify as the last word in extremist left-wing environments...North Korea, or perhaps we could say "heaven on earth." It never hurts to consider all the alternatives.