Thursday, April 21

You might be a centrist!

What is a Radical Centrist?

If you believe that knowing the truth, even uncomfortable truth, counts for more than party affiliation or labels like "liberal" or "conservative" -- you might be a centrist.

If you believe that ecoterrorism and random acts of violence or vandalism against animal testing centers and furwearers are crimes, yet feel that how we treat our environment and fellow living creatures is more important how big someones paycheck is -- you might be a centrist.

If you believe that a strong robust economy with dynamic inventive and profitable companies doesn't need to be heartless and devoid of character and ethics --- you might be a centrist.

If your "values" include justice and protection for the rights the still living, not just the soon to be born, soon to be dead or a set of cells in a petrie dish, regardless of their religion, national origin, gender, gender-alignment or term of pregnancy - then you might be a centrist.

If you reject the notion that war in the middle-east is just "prophesy fulfilled" -- you might be a centrist.

If you reject the notion that tribulation and suffering are just natural conditions which we are powerless to truly change -- you might be a centrist.

If you reject the notion that higher education is nothing more than vanity, that there is more then just ONE BOOK that one need read, that learning how to learn is a right and a neccesity for a nation and world to function thoughtfully and ethically - you might be a centrist.

If you reject the notion that unemployment is God's way of making you more dependant on HIM, and drawing you closer -- you might be a centrist.

If you reject the notion that lousy healthcare is simply a "portal to paradise", and that we all should be afforded the right to a basic quality of life that includes quality healthcare that all should have access too regardless of their bank statement --- you might be a centrist.

(With apologies to Garrison Keillor)

Vyan

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