blue, red or green?

21 Feb

If the colours represent political stand, which one will you choose?

I find it difficult to choose. I even find it confusing with authoritarian or democracy; socialist or conservative; communism or liberal market.

The problem is I don’t know if they will all work when they are at the extreme. I know I don’t support authoritarian government. I think it’s nice to have a voice, choices and freedom; to know that I won’t be killed or get jailed just for speaking out what I think. It made me like democracy.

But, all the nonsenses (by the way, my definition of nonsense is always changing) many people made in democratic society make me think that democracy is very troublesome. Also, sometimes I do think that what the crowd want is not necessarily what is good for everyone (just like consumerism which is very popular may not be good for us).

Also, many people are actually just pursuing their own interest, except for special occasions perhaps. Can I say that their voice which is loaded with self-interest is right? Isn’t the will of crowd a collection of self-interest?

NGOs do a lot of good things, but like what Marcus (I disagree with some of his views, but I do understand his concerns) said the NGOs did not have to think about balancing act. They just have the priviledge to pursue their single goal. I am not sure if government can do it.

At the moment, I am in favour of democracy; but I’m still not fully convinced yet. I may need more information to decide.

NGOs are good, though, if they don’t pursue the power to govern.  

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One Response to “blue, red or green?”

  1. Doris February 23, 2007 at 7:56 pm #

    Strongly agree with the point that every party is interest-oriented, no matter they are blue, red or green, they all make policy to protect their own interest. I think NGOs will eventually aim for governing, or els they will be less powerful to fulfill their political pursuits; every party wants to govern the country with its own idea, for their own interest.

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