The only successful type of government is the government that adjusts to the current situation keeping the near future in mind. Adhering to an ideological extreme is not practical or reasonable.
kiboshki 2 days ago
It is not the health care system that needs reform. Americans have to reform their political system
Very interesting point. I’d take it one step further: many Americans desperately need to reform their attitudes about how a modern society should work.
Society isn’t inherently balanced, resources aren’t limitless, inequalities are rampant, the economy is global, communication is fast, opinions aren’t always equal or true, cultures are diverse, and people DO need to engage each other and civilization DOES need to incorporate everybody.
What passes for “conservative” thought these days strives to destroy American civilization in an effort to “go back” to some mythological world epitomized by “the American way”, “rugged individualism”, “good Christian values”, and “free” market economics. Such a world never existed, and we’ll all go down with the ship if the pseudo-conservative, slave-wage, wealth-makes-right Rightwing continues pushing us that way.
So, yeah, I’m all for Kucinich 2012 :)