Friday, 16 July 2010

Are ageing lefties in denial?

I've thought this for a while now, many people, not just "ageing lefties", people who left University just a few years ago are much the same. The simply won't countenance that many of their views coincide with many modern Wicked Tories.

Why would you be a radical if you think modern society just about works as it is, with it's equality for all citizens, freedom of speech, human rights, justice, liberty etc? What is there to radically change?

BBC News Magazine by John Kelly
A study is being used to support the theory many educated, middle-aged left-wingers are in fact conservatives who can't admit it. Is this true?
But beware, utter arrogant prick alert:
writer and long-standing Labour activist John O'Farrell argues that the Leicester study is far from comprehensive enough to back up the thesis.
But the BBC journalist manages to subtly explain what's actually going on here creating an 'analysis'; based on the Labour activist saying something completely different

But he insists that with age comes experience - and the wherewithal to translate egalitarian principles into practical action.
The Labour activist continues...

"What this comes down to is that right-wingers don't understand us," he says. "They can see why we're on the left when we're students, but they don't get why we would still want to make the world a better place when we're older and better off.
What a prize cunt. So anybody who is not a naive lefty DOES NOT WANT MAKE A BETTER WORLD! Wicked Tories!

Such ignorance seems incredibly prevalent with people who identify with themselves as "left wing". No wonder they have such problems correctly identifying their actual belief systems - many have such deluded views of others.

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