The Basis for My Shift From Conservatism

I've been trying to put my finger on exactly what it was that triggered my shift from a fairly strong conservative political mindset to, what I'm finding to be, a pretty liberal one now.And it comes down to this:

Based on my knowledge of the world, its history, its peoples, its current climate, I see no way forward for mankind except together.

So necessary are other people in my view of the equation, that I'll gladly sacrifice a portion of my own and, yes, even a portion of my descendants' so that those less fortunate could stand closer to equal footing.

I can't fix this imbalance on my own, so I am for sane government policy that helps us spread the burden.

And yes, 20 year old Joel would have said that's Communism. 30 year old Joel says it's common sense.