I’m a social democrat (reform capitalist rather than Marxist style) and a civil libertarian extremely concerned about the growing power and increasing authoritarianism of the USA, China, Russia, multinationals, and religious extremists. I support many who are considerably left of myself when they are engaged in both reformist and revolutionary struggles against the aforementioned forces, provided that the end goal of said struggle is to replace the existing political order with one that is centred around the needs and the aspiration of the working and middle classes.
From a letter I wrote to the NDP of Canada caucus regarding its tepid support for cannabis legalisation:
“This disenchanting show of weakness represents a direct contradiction to the strong core of ideals that has led me and millions of progressive-minded Canadians to join or support the New Democratic Party. These ideals include an unwavering commitment to the protection and the expansion of our civil liberties, a desire for a strong and sovereign Canada governed by and for Canadians, a willingness to work for social justice, for economic fairness, and for sustainable development within the framework of a vibrant mixed economy centred around the needs and interests of the working and middle classes, and an ethos that strives for social change when the status quo is simply not acceptable.”
My favourite political leaders (from left to right ideologically) include Leung Kwok-hung (anarcho-socialist pro-democracy legislator and activist in Hong Kong), Hugo Chavez (duh), Evo Morales (President of Bolivia), Tarja Halonen (President Finland), Libby Davies (Canadian NDP MP)Bernie Sanders (independent social democratic Congressman), and Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero (PM of Spain).
I am a staunch supporter of the Taidu movement (although I wish it would realise that being an American puppet is no more independent than being a Chinese province), the growing Nepali Revolution, and the left-wing of the HK democratisation movement.
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