[ExI] Be nice to leftists

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Sat May 24 17:55:41 UTC 2014

On Sat, May 24, 2014 at 2:22 AM, Ben Goertzel <ben at goertzel.org> wrote:

> I guess I qualify as a "leftist"

I don't know what I am. It's good that rightist tend to be more in favor of
the free market (with the important exception of farm subsidies) but their
first response to any foreign crises tends to be to bomb somebody.

> To me leftism is about compassion and fairness more than anything else.

Compassion is a unambiguous good  but fairness not so much, unlike the
other virtues too much equality is not a good thing. However I will admit
that on a personal level I like many leftists even when I disagree with
them, and when some rightest agree with me I sometimes feel it's time for
me to reexamine my position.

  John K Clark
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