I've been leaning heavily into the left camp most of my life but fuck these people. I have not once voted left because whenever it is election time and I recheck their agenda it is *always* full of shit that is almost as if designed to cause the maximum amount of damage to this country and it's citizens. Things like giving more free money to African despots, bringing in more people to live on the dole, blowing away hundreds of millions on artsy pantsy projects while disbanding the military and police as "fascist organizations".
I can't find a single positive in their goals and yet I've for some reason considered myself a socialist.
You're a so-called "Classic Socialist". Like most of us on these forums.
Unfortunately the Lefties of Western Society, especially in Europe, have pushed their beliefs into much more extreme versions of Socialism over the past few decades. Pushing many centrists, independents, libertarians, etc, into the Right to some degree.
Here, in the US, you can see one telling result of that shift: the overthrow of the neo-con Republican candidates in the presidential election.
I think more younger folks are being red-pilled lately after seeing all the leftist nuttery going on during this last election, too. And how blind those leftists running all these Western democracies are towards the cause & effect of their actions. It's not difficult to see when we start analyzing the info and form our own thoughts. Obviously you've done that and seen where their path is leading.
Anyone with some level of center position and not in either extreme has seen just how repulsive the campaigning has become and while both sides extremes are a lot alike I can easily align with bans on Muslim immigration but I have a lot harder time aligning behind the social engineering policies of left:
- Take away all weapons, disarm the entire populace
- Bring in more Muslims
- Free shit for Muslims
- Take away that shit from people who work the hardest
- Ban patriotism
- Give free shit for despots
- Fuck the military
- Fuck the economy
- Fuck the children with weird "you must be a feminist" books distributed at schools and being mandatory reading while urging them not to have families and to find their inner gay
- Destroy your own population by promoting anything and everything that makes having and raising children more difficult
- All sorts of regulations and bans on all levels
- Government's duty to tell people how to live optimally
- Support people who break laws, fuck people who obey laws
There's more but the list is made up of pure unfiltered disgust.