@indigomoth - It's so important to make sure you know what you're talking about before you fully form your beliefs. I know when I first started travelling, my political beliefs were much the same as my parents, and they had never really given me a reason for it.
Then I started meeting people who had a different political philosophy than me. I just assumed they were wrong! And some of them were. But it was much better to talk to them and find out what they actually were about, then to just make assumptions because of what others had told me to think.