…that makes me glad I live on the other side of the continent.
On the other hand, what a great social laboratory it is, a giant Petri dish of ideological toxins. Having studied leftist political beliefs for many years, as well as modes of attempted actualization of same, I have come to the conclusion that adherence to leftism, in 75.3% of all cases, is a function of (a) aversion to useful work, (b) perpetual immaturity, (c) narcissism and (d) the (frequently sociopathic) inability to empathize with other human beings except on an abstract level – and even at the abstract level, the empathy is often little more than insincere posturing designed to mask the existence of the other three root causes, which the typical leftist would have to admit are unattractive personal attributes.
The remaining 24.7% are just stupid or plain nuts (or both).
(H/T: Friend and commenter, Deborah)