Aggressive environmental protection
Fair wages and benefits for labor/women/minorities/the usual suspects
Legal caps on the length of the work week with mandated paid vacation
Caps on rent
Making Election Day a national holiday
Wealth redistribution downward via taxes and entitlements (I know, I know)
Free or heavily subsidized education
The right to peacefully assemble
Freedom of religion
Legal drugs and prostitution
Anything that keeps kids out of the hands of people who either don't want them, or want to exploit them
So far, so typically socialist-feminist.
Military, to an extent
Long prison sentences for violent crimes
The death penalty for heinous crimes
Big government (this stance, however, does not work at all with my socialist leanings)
Domestic spying (get a life)
The prison industry (but didn't I just say . . .)
Long sentences for non-violent offenses
What even is this? I wouldn't even call this Libertarian, since I'm in favor of regulation of all kinds of things, as well as taxes. Clearly I must be terribly ignorant.
I think part of my problem is that I really don't like people, but at the same time I'm not a fan of slavery. So if we could reduce the population somehow, or at least keep everyone the fuck away from
I'm more into intensively cultivating a few people, rather than spraying humanity all over the landscape and letting them fight to the death until only the fittest survive. People who favor a high birthrate for the poor are in effect promoting the latter scenario. (So I kinda don't get how the Catholic Church thinks.) It's almost as though rich people want to make sure there are poor people with so few life options that they're willing to be soldiers and prostitutes. But that can't be right. Everyone knows our overlords are _benevolent_.
But you know what I'd really like? A coherent agenda for human civilization itself. What are we trying to accomplish with our existence, as a species? I feel like competition distracts us from the big picture. What is our purpose, other than defeating whatever we think the enemy is day in and day out? Collectively, I mean. We've harvested possibly half the planet's natural wealth so far, and to what end? Assume as I do that there is no afterlife to strive for. What are we doing *here*?