DNS wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:32 pm
. So do you classify yourself as a conservative? Where do you land on the political compass quadrants?
The political compass & definitions of non-Americans probably does not match the political compass & definitions used by Americans, which dominate the internet space. For example, in Australia, I am definitely not a 'conservative
' since the Conservative LNP Party here always is dead last on my voting list. I actually don't follow or get involved in politics very much, apart from an obvious concern about US-Zionist foreign policy
However, since the Trump election I have developed both an awareness of & opposition to the US left wing in relation to Buddhism because:
1. The US-Buddhist-left-wing, in embracing its narcissistic self-interests, supports a militaristic government & generally has no awareness of the international actions of the Obama-Hillary govt.
2. The US-Buddhist-left-wing supports abortion (aka 'womens reproductive rights'), which is a misrepresentation & hijacking of Buddhism. Note: I am personally politically neutral about abortion however I think Buddhism should not be hijacked by American liberals.
3. The US-Buddhist-left-wing supports feminism, homosexuality, unregulated immigration, which is a misrepresentation & hijacking of Buddhism. Buddhism obviously does not support feminism (which is against family values & is a corporate ideology); Buddhism offers the gift of safety
to homosexuals, which does not mean Buddhism endorses everything homosexuals do or promotes homosexuality as a lifestyle; Buddhism obviously supports the rule of law, which includes appropriate immigration laws & policies. For example, during the Vietnam & Cambodian Wars, Thailand did not accept any refugees but only transferred refugees for resettlement elsewhere. In the history of the USA, my research has found the more open immigration policies of the USA have been historically pushed by the Jewish lobby, since diversity helps Jewish causes in the USA.
4. Interestingly, I recently have come to an awareness that much of US liberal culture is Jewish in origins (diversity, 2nd wave feminism, Hollywood, pornography, etc); which would also explain the predominance of liberalism in American-Buddhism, which also has significant Jewish origins.
As an Australian, my political background is:
1. Understanding of how Australia began as a convict settlement, which was a result of the cruelty of laissez-faire capitalism (unlike the USA).
2. How Australia quickly evolved away the British class-system via workers rights & appropriate wages (unlike the USA).
3. How Australia (once) had a relatively uncorrupt & representative govt system, which did not include political bribery (unlike the USA).
4. How Australia (once) had well utilized a taxation system for the benefit of the Australia people (unlike the USA).
5. How Australians have been used in British & American wars, which many Australians are naturally against.
6. While Australia was a British colony, due to the convict & Irish origins, many Australians are against colonialism.
Therefore, my left-wing
political tendencies are generally about economics & foreign policy
(rather than American-Jewish left-wing feminism, LGBT, abortion, cultural diversity, immigration, etc). I believe via proven experience in the role of government regulation of private industry; taxation; government provision of essential services such as health, education, public transport, utilities, etc; fair rather than free trade; compatible immigration policies. I don't believe in imperialistic wars, such as the Vietnam, Iraq, Libyan, Syrian & (hoped for) Iran War. I don't believe in colonialism, including the colonisation of Palestine (which continues to grow). I believe in family, community & thus nation, even though Australia, similar to the USA, does not really have a strong sense of community & nation, which is why these nations (unlike say Thailand, Israel, Syria or once Germany) do little to prevent their loss of nationhood. I suppose since Americans & Australians got something for nothing via mere colonisation or invasion, they do not really cherish what they have but are willing to sell what they have to the highest bidder.
As for feminism, LGBT, etc, I have always been against (2nd wave) feminism since I believe it harms women, tremendously. LGBT I am neutral about. I have always supported the non-discrimination of LGBT but do not support the current LGBT imposition onto mainstream values. The word 'dharma' means to 'support or preserve'. On a social level, Buddhism 'supports preserves or protects
' LGBT but on a larger cosmic level LGBT does not preserve or support the continuance of human society because it is not about reproduction & families but is largely a form of naricissism, similar to heterosexual hedonism.
To conclude, as an Australian, my political compass is generally not the political compass Judaic intellectuals & mass media have largely created for the American public. As Australians, our political compass is not dominated by Jewish narratives.