I've been on a sicky today, so have spent (wasted?) time blogging away.
Why do people take up leftyism? I mean it has never ever worked wherever it's been tried. It has always destroyed wealth and trended to totalitarianism. So why do they keep trying to make it work?
It can only be power.
Socialism sounds good. It makes all the right noises. It promises a life of leisure and free money. It says it wants to make things 'fairer' (meaningless, I know, but it appeals). It says that profit belongs to everyone. It panders to idleness. But as has now been proved again it does not work. Ever. So perhaps lefty's see the opportunity to obtain power by promising the unobtainable. They tell the electorate that milk and honey is available to all if you give them power so they can share things out better. Sounds good. Of course once they're in it all goes horribly wrong almost immediately and they then spend all the time deceiving the electorate that everything really is alright and they just need a bit more money, your money, and they will sort it out.
So lies and deceit, and it has always been so.
Now these people can't be totally stupid. They must know this so why do they do it.
And the only answer can be power. They want it and as they see that they can get it by using 'socialism'. Once they've got it, whoopee, let's look after ourselves and our friends. Let's do everything we can to keep power. And that's it really. Nothing else makes any sense.