I am constantly being asked for an explanation of why the Left exists, particularly in America. The Left is anti-commerce; America is the shining example of commercial genius.
The Left saw the desire to diminish income inequality lead to the death of millions of prosperous people and tens of millions of peasants. And the Leftist hatred of free market commerce lead to the death of 6 million Jews and 10 million others in the USSR, Laos and Mao’s China.
In addition, the 20th Century saw the brilliant minds of Isaiah Berlin, Milton Friedman, Joseph Schumpeter and George Orwell. These men explained the extraordinary benefits of commerce and the free market for humanity.
So how can there still be a Left? Only one explanation makes sense to me. Nearly all human brains freeze, become hard boiled and incapable of new original thought after age 23. Humans are stuck with the ideas, worldview and ideology they have when they are 23. Stuck for life.
Nearly every university in the world is, today, controlled by Leftists who gained control during the global USSR, Mao China reign of Leftism. They continue to provide the intellectual framework that gets frozen into the brains of all the modern Lefties. None of these academics or Lefties over 23 years old are capable of learning the lessons of the 20th century.
That is the only explanation I have found. Sad.