|An SI Board Since January 2017|
This is a thread for those with Left leaning political and ethical beliefs. Participants should also believe that political representatives should be judged mainly by their actions and outcomes and should not be easily swayed by speeches, promises, and party affiliation.
“Left-wing politics supports social equality and egalitarianism, often in opposition to social hierarchy. It typically involves a concern for those in society whom its adherents perceive as disadvantaged relative to others as well as a belief that there are unjustified inequalities that need to be reduced or abolished.”
Things To Keep In Mind
About Thread Moderation
- Left wing policies cost money. Money or more accurately wealth is not infinite. Typically, some will lose and some will win when a left leaning policy is implemented.
- There are many different possible ways to reduce wealth inequality. Not all of those ideas are equally viable.
- Many candidates propose Left leaning policies which is great, but which(if any) truly is purposing a viable policy, has a plan to pay for it, has the ability to get it done, is sincere, etc.
- Wealth inequality is a world-wide issue. Most in the US (even the poor) are rich when compared to the world’s poorest. Feel free to discuss, but try and stay focused on how we can do better here.
If you hold mainly Right leaning political beliefs OR you believe that the Democratic party has been doing a “fine job” at championing the disadvantaged OR you believe in settling for "the lesser of two evils", this thread is likely not for you. Feel free to follow along, but please do not post here.
I understand that moderating in this way is heavy handed and against the spirit of free speech, but I believe that it is necessary in order for the thread to stay focused on debating Left Wing topics and representatives without being distracted by debates over Right leaning policies and representatives.
Lastly, I know that it can be hard to disconnect emotionally from a topic this important, but please try and stick to reason, facts, references, and data when attempting to make a point or defend an opinion. Personal attacks (even between left wingers) will result in a temporary, cool down, bans and repeat offenders will be treated harshly.