Re: HINT: We need a good religion debate!
Yes, I thoroughly agree. I think there are limits and degrees and so I am open to discussion on this. Most people don't feel the same sense of duty about looking after the Untouchables of India, even if they do feel that such a status is unjust. The why's and wherefore's are complicated and make for frustrating discussions, (but interesting philosophical investigations). But currently my country, the U.S., is doing approximately nothing about global warming. That is definitely not the right amount.
Suspicion of Socialism is mostly a kind of paranoia. Even when Europe believed in Socialism (commanding heights of the economy, and all that) and so actually put a version of Socialism in place, it functioned quite well.
The main argument for not having socialism is that free markets innovate faster. I fear that is no longer much of an advantage.