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The future is left

The only criticism I have is being an American source they conflate liberal with leftist. Most of what they talk about is more left wing than so called "liberalism."

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MartinII · 70-79, M
Absolutely. The left in the US, and to a lesser extent in the UK, is the very opposite of liberal.
MartinII · 70-79, M
@BohemianBoo Sorry, but I completely disagree. (I’m speaking internationally, not only about the US, which I guess is where you are.)
BohemianBoo · 18-21, M
@MartinII Name any country and it was the same.
The political terms "Left and Right" even come from the French Revolution. The people on the Left wanted to transition to Democracy, while the people on the Right wanted to keep the autocratic system they had.
MartinII · 70-79, M
@BohemianBoo But it was the revolutionaries (ie the left) who instigated dictatorship and the Terror!
BohemianBoo · 18-21, M
I think it's more accurate to say the future is left-leaning Liberalism, similar to the Social Democracy of Europe.
We're really no where near giving up Capitalism, so the future isn't Leftism. But still, Social Democracy would be much better than the current Neo-Liberalism that we have.
@BohemianBoo Actually I would disagree. There are plenty of other far more left wing countries some that are not capitalist but are in the so called "developing world" so basically are never talked about in the so called "west".
BohemianBoo · 18-21, M
@PicturesOfABetterTomorrow Which countries would those be?
@BohemianBoo Well if we are talking about Marxist countries the first that come to mind are Vietnam and Laos.


In terms of countries that still have market economies but are farther left than the Nordic countries take a look at Portugal. They are the only country in Europe I know of where basically all the top 3 parties are some flavor of socialist or communist.

Heck even the preamble of their constitution states a goal of establishing a socialist society.
Burnley123 · 41-45, M
Its the same in the UK.

Millenials are reaching middle-age and hate the Tories still

 
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