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John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS IN INVESTMENTWATCH

 

 “The Leftwing Has Placed Itself In The Trash Can Of History”

What truly does belong in the trashcan of history is the almost meaningless division of Left versus Right.

Sound policies and ideas are simply not the prerogative of this or that political party.

Political parties or groupings partly thrive out of the herd instinct and the inability, or unwillingness, of many individuals to think for themselves.

True individualism, thinking for yourself, is certainly not the exclusive property of people identifying as Right.

In fact, that is an absurd idea on its face.

To wish away a whole body of people you’ve labelled as Left (or as anything else) smacks very much of religious extremism, the kind of Bible-thumping we see from ignorant folks like Franklin Graham of Pat Robertson or Oral Roberts.

Believe me, you cannot build a good and wholesome society starting with such religious-style intolerance.

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