MouseKilla, it sounds like you are almost as far left, if not as far left as I am. I am a proud Socialist. People can say whatever they want about Socialism, Sweden proved (and continues to prove) that it can work. That said, I absolutely refuse to get into a discussion about why I support socialism vs. why I refuse to support right-wingers, because frankly, I could wear out 10 keyboards explaining my standpoint. Suffice it to say that I have been into politics since I was about 12 years old, and have done extensive research on political systems throughout the world. Socialism, at least in its ideology, if not its practice, is what I have decided is in accordance with the way I feel things should be run. I would like to add, however, that socialism and communism are TOTALLY different ideologies, and should not be confused with each other.
I also hope this thread doesn't turn into cross-bashing of peoples' political views. I think if we just state where we stand and leave it at that, this thread can probably stay amicable.