For Sunday evening, just a few observations about Leftists — how they’re made, what they want, and just how crazy they really are.
What makes a Leftist. I was born a Leftist, in that I was raised in a family that voted Democrat. However, because my parents were Kennedy Democrats, when the Democrats took a hard Left turn and began the journey to becoming today’s Leftists, I bailed.
Today’s young people are becoming Leftists through the education system, as well as the media world in which they live. They’re indoctrinated and ignorant. One always hopes that they can gently be cajoled to conservativism if they are carefully introduced to logic and facts. Also, life in the real world, away from academia, has a way of helping people part ways with the factual fantasy that is socialism. It just doesn’t work as promised in the real world.
And then there are the ones who come to socialism through womanly wiles. Paul Krugman is repeatedly cited as an example of this kind of Leftist. Back in his heyday, when his economic ideas were sharp enough to win him a Nobel Prize, Krugman was a garden-variety Democrat. Somewhere along the line, though, Krugman lost his wits and became a socialist, guided by anger, pessimism, and paranoia.
Those who have followed Krugman’s career point to the likely cause: In 1996, he married Robin Wells, herself an economist. While Krugman was, as I said, a garden-variety Democrat, Wells is more of an actual Leftist who, among other things, has written sympathetically about the Occupy movement. You can get here a small sense here of the values that drive her economic worldview: