Phillippe Collins [phillippecollins]
How do you define your political position? What is the ideology that inspires it?
I define myself as a radical leftist, the ideology to inspire such would be Social Democracy.
What matters more in deciding your vote: the party, the candidate, or the ideas?
All three, they have to be a decent party, the candidate will have to care for what I care for, otherwise why vote? The ideas are a huge issue because sometimes due to people mixing up political ideologies I find myself in a moral decision inbetween Liberal Republican or Conservative Democrat, I just want a Socialist Democrat for once.
Do you think religion has a place in politics?
Religion, creates fascism, it happened it Italy, it happened in Germany, it happened in the Middle East, it's happening in America, I don't consider atheist re-education camps but keep your stupid, sadomachistal, homophobic, racist, and anti-democratic Bronze-Age beliefs at home.
Are high abstention levels a serious problem for democracies?
Definitely, the pissed off Republican will miss church to vote Ron Paul, while progressives like me think another progressive will vote for us, when in reality as Democrats we outnumber them.
Should parties that want to eliminate democracy be allowed to participate in democratic elections?
The Right-Wing will always exist, so I'm split on this one, as much as I love democracy, we can't have a lone Democratic party.
Are Right and Left obsolete concepts?
No, the not left, not right, forward person is nine out of ten a secret right winger that doesn't like they're racist social histoury.
Why does hunger continue to exist in the world? Is this the result of a deliberate policy?
No, Maoism didn't fail because of Maoist policy, it was because when they produced enough to feed themselves Western nations with Deng Xio Ping's money hungry ways brought China to ruin, that's why half of their educational system is privatised, I know Marxism-Leninism didn't wanted to starve the people, because it was a system set up by the people, there will always be incompetent elements thanks to greed.
What type of information should a government be able to legally maintain on about its citizens?
Enough to make sure we're safe and can easily break the law at the same time.
What political figures in recent history do you admire most?
Lenin, Trotsky, Mao, Obama, Carter, and Ed Milliband.
Two-party systems are on the rise: is this good for politics?
No, the two party system is evidence of the failure of the past-the-post system, anybody on the Radical right or left can see that the parties have identical policy, we need change, Obama tried and we as a people didn't accept, that's why he's innocent.
Should any territory have the right of self-determination if a majority of the population votes in favour of doing so?
Definitely, refusing to do so for the sake of imperialism creates wars in which more is lost on both sides then if peace was agreed.
Does a state have the right to attack or intervene in another country that has not attacked said state, if the country has committed grave injustices or crimes against humanity?
I'm against intervention, no matter what, the people have to agree to be free before a foreign government wants them to.
Are we witnessing the end of the American empire?
This is a yes and no, yes, as we know it, we have ruled the world through our military strength, with our big swinging nuclear arm, we will no longer be the interventionist imperialist country we used to be, we will no longer be the vain country we once were, we can't afford to be, but at 13 I can realise that our industrial, cultural, and agricultural presence can not be ignored, if only we agree to peaceful co-existence and a semi-Cold War with the communist bloc if continue to follow through with our useless and costly policy, but if we can accomplish world socialism in my generation, I will wish this conservative generation could be brought back to life to experience my dream for a day.
Why did the economies of communist countries fail?
Greed, the leader was given absolute control, Dictatourship of the Proletarian is not the rule of one man, any communist with free access to an unedited version of Marx knows, it is the rule of the proletarian people, councils of workers, teachers, and public workers, to decide what is best for the proletarian, as we are the majourity anyhow, with the bergiouse not having a voice, for at least five years usually, then we ascend into a stable social democracies, one man cannot rule a 2.5 trillion dollar economy, it needs to be in the hands of the people.
What is nationalism?
The cancer of human kind.
Are there peoples more civilized than others? Or is it merely a question of cultural differences?
Culture, and "civilization", are subjective, taking showers looked uncivilized to the French 200 years ago, gay marriage seems immoral now thanks to hate groups such as the Catholic Church and all the fascist religions that plague us tax-free, so no.
Are there too many taxes?
There are not enough to suppourt ourselves, seeing as to the right the government is just a play thing you can exploit to the max, profitise society, and leave, leaving the problem too big for the left, then complaining about, and returning as the "superman" of our time, then socially destroying the country, then leave to a nice socialist country like SWITZERLAND! The meaning of hypocrisy is Right-wing.
Do you believe that the world crisis can bring positive changes to social values?
Yes, I can, Europe, went through two world wars and a holocaust before becoming the world's wealthiest and most advanced continent on earth.