Originally Posted by ammuctsngames
Good point, I'm merely pointing out the bad sides to both spectrums of political ideology, essentially either one is get shot in the heart or shot in the head, either way you're gonna die. Most political parties in Ireland are centrist with the exception of "the Shinners" and the "united left alliance" but apart from that the majority are centrist, I am just poling the populace as to whether they would identify themselves as left or right if they had to choose one of the extremes.
Yes, but your characterization of a right-wing party as "George Bush, tax slashing, military loving, church going Red guy, in favour of 'blood for oil policies' and letting the greedy rich get richer while the working man gets poorer ..." is nothing more than an absurd caricature.
As a pacifistic libertarian atheist, I want nothing to do with churches or the military. And I'm aware that nothing
hurts the poor more than a state-controlled economy. If you really
want to see a country where the greedy get richer while the working man gets poorer, just look at the history of Cuba.
Sinn Féin may try to characterize themselves as "left-wing," but they're also as authoritarian as they come.