It’s been a while since I penned something, but I was pondering something that I would like to run by you.
Disclaimer, I am basically left winged. You might not think it judging from my posts, but I actually am. I’m a classic liberalist and egalitarian when it comes to democracy, free speech and how the state should take care of the people. I’m of the school of thought of de Toqueville and his contemporaries. This also means that I personally think that the current “left” has little to do with being left. It seems that what has replaced the left nowadays are whiney antidemocratic socialists and communists.
Okay, I’m drifting somewhat away from the point I’m trying to make, so let’s get back on track. Remember the brexit referendum? The election of Donald Trump? And lately, the election of Macron? Especially the last one has made me realise something when the streets in France were swarming with Antifa protesters to protest the election of Emmanuel Macron. I’ve been asking myself (and now you) the following question:
Is the current left (which translates to communism and socialism nowadays) even compatible with actual democracy?
I’m personally leaning to “No”.
- When the people voted for Brexit, they wanted to overturn the decision.
- When the Dutch voted against the treaty with Ukraine, the left wanted to revert it.
- When Trump was elected, the left still grouses over that.
- And even when the French voted for Macron, there are still riots in the streets… By the leftist Antifa. Not the right wing, which championed Let Pen. They accepted the choice of the people. Even Marine Le Pen herself graciously conceded defeat.
So, it seems that the current “liberal” left will only accept a democratic decision when it goes their way. That’s not democracy, comrades. That’s totalitarianism, the thing you supposedly are fighting against.
Let that sink in.