“The democratic part and the republican party might as well be the same party.”
In practical terms, they are the same party. This is why I refer to them as the bi-factional ruling party. It’s much the same in some European nations, for example, when Jean-Marie Le Pen unexpectedly knocked the Socialist Jospin out of second place during the 2002 presidential elections, the Socialists joined forces with the Conservatives in supporting Chirac.
“What I advocate is an attempt in gathering facts before you make conclusions and entering situations with the knowledge that before you can decide if something is good bad or whatever, you might want to have some of the facts first.”
My rejection of socialism and neosocialist Keynesian economics does not stem from ignorance of them, indeed, they made up the entirety of my studies in economics at university. In the same way, I am not the product of lifelong elite private schooling, it was my exposure to the feminist indoctrination imposed in the public schools beginning at the elementary level that has made me such a fierce opponent of it.
I’ve sat through my share of classes on Marx, Veblen and Weber, and more than a few lectures on “date rape”, “no means no”, “celebrating diversity” and other similar foolishness. Just as proximity and continued exposure has tended to lead to more racial strife, not less, in every country in the world, it is not ignorance of these concepts that causes one to view them as contemptible, but rather experience.