People on the right wing of politics around the world annoy me. The further right the bigger the annoyance.
It seems to me that the conservatives of this world, by their nature, veer off into a closed bubble of self. The very nature of conservatism is to be introvert. Amass wealth and superficial sundries. Look after nobody but yourself.
The further people drift left the more they see the injustice on this tiny planet, the socialist tendency allows facts like:
“Richest 2 Percent Own Half the World’s Wealth.”
…to sink in.
I would go so far as to say most conservatives are so consumed in their own personal bubble that they are beyond caring for anything or anyone who doesn’t in some way come into contact with them.
Superficial actions do not count.
Most people vote based on a surface tension layer of understanding, formed from tabloid red top head lines for the most part. Xenophobes who think that people worse off than them should not be allowed in to their respective country. They of course forget that if the positions were reversed they would leave their nation of birth and seek something better. That of course is irrelevant to them. Xenophobia creates many of the worlds issues and ruins many lives. But I again refer to the ‘bubble’.
Let’s not be silly and say everything that is proposed by right wing parties or organisations is sensible. But the essence of the philosophy is correct. The morality at the core should speak to a society based on ethics, morality and the good of mankind.
I have little faith in the human race as a whole. Not to say I haven’t been in my own bubble of self indulgence, but I like to think that I learn from mistakes and evolve in my own understanding of this small planet we all inhabit. I suppose my urge to study the arts, philosophy and politics in relative depth rather than showbiz, soap and tabloid news stands me in a better stead and I think that is where the general population of the western world falls down. But I generalise.
I suppose I can sum up by saying that I wish the population of our wide ranging societies would spend less time looking in their own wallets, at their own selfish desires and more to the bigger picture. You may only have £50 in your bank, but someone else only has £1. You may want that bigger house or other belonging that you don’t really need. Someone else wants for the means to survive. Even in your own country.
I recently listened to a podcast that made an impression.
It focused on spending an hour thinking about what you could do without and still be happy. I think if most people were brutally honest with themselves it would be a lot more than they would initially realise. We live in an ultra capitalist society here in the west.
Is it really good for us as a species, individuals, on a planet of limited resources?