Rtwng, I'm asking this one to you: Recap: Problem here is that you are asking for the unrealistic! finding common ground between right and left is just not going to happen, and there is why you have the divide in America today! 1. Individual rights as opposed to theoretical group rights. 2. Free markets as opposed to overregulated or nonexistant markets 3. Self reliance and accepting the consequences of our actions, instead of blaming others, or the world, or whitey 4. Using America's military to protect the expansion of these values around the globe, with the recognition that tyrants will try to get us if they can, and that tyrants cannot be trusted, and that mere "containment" is untenable in the nuclear/biochem era. Weak people resort to socialism; it's their way of ganging up on the strong, whom they envy. As for people who are to afraid to be criticized, they need to grow up. We're adults here. We don't support the perpetual adolescence and refusal to develop coherent value systems that the left seems to favor. Socialism is stealing. ************************************************* Some people grow up faster than others. 18 is the age everyone, all those who had protected childhoods, wealthy childhoods, poor childhoods, all those who grew up on the streets, or in third world countries, all those in between, become an adult. Is that right? Or did someone make that up? What about consequence? What about the fact that individuals can only know what is happening inside their own brain? You did'nt have the fortune of growing up where you have half a chance and some people think that's ok. They don't care enough about you because they don't know you, and they want you to go away or they just ignore you. Money belongs to those who earned it. We call these people right-winged jerks. Other people want all the money in the world to be spread evenly so that noone has to suffer and noone is too wealthy and they believe there should be no such thing as an economy at all. They missed the boat. We call these people left-winged freaks. You can't make either one of these groups of people go away. They share the world we live in. But how do we stop the fighting? How do you soften the hard-asses and strengthen the sensitive among us? You can't. You shouldn't. That's creating a single-minded group of zombies. Plus it's fun to watch them fight. So, really, right-winged jerks and left-winged freaks will just keep pushing for what they believe in, and nothing will ever be solved. I mean world peace is just a failed ideology. Borders make it easier for hard-asses to keep their money, and more difficult for softies to spread it around. So there's no quick and easy way out. Using computers to help spread donated wealth around is like left-winged communism and it's no good because right-winged jerks will never see to it, and mostly they run the show? I'm sorry about the stupid simplification, but can you just tell me that this is the case, or I'm way off, and I can just get back to learning biology instead?