Never have, never will.
The little I know about politics would fit on the head of a pin with room to spare.
It wasn't taught in my limited years at school.
And I've had very little interest in learning more.
I came across this* passage in a book I've just finished reading and it got me thinking a bit.
Just a bit, I try not to think too much, it doesn't agree with my drift-along lifestyle.
*The passage: "Although Dad does not share my politics, defining himself as somewhat left of centre, we respect each other's opinions and would have interesting political discussions".
All That Is Bitter And Sweet by Ashley Judd.
Yes, you read that right; Ashley Judd, the movie star.
It's a "must read" for anyone concerned about the poverty and injustices of the third world countries. In particular, the injustices against women and children.
Moving back to the politics....."left of centre". I understand there is Left Wing and Right Wing politics. (Left of centre, Right of centre).
But why the difference?
What does the left stand for? What are their policies and platforms?
What does the right stand for? What are their policies and platforms?
Is the difference the Republicans on one side and the Democrats on the other?
Or whatever the Australian version is; that would be Liberal and Labor perhaps?
Are they "one is left" and "one is right"?
What is this centre they're standing either side of?
Who decides where the centre is?
Do they even need a centre?
I look forward to your comments on this, even though I probably won't understand them.