Discussion: Spotting Closet Socialists
We identify various defining characteristics in the socialist. He deeply suppresses his innate tribalism and believes all peoples are equal and entitled in his country. He perceives himself as a lowly member of the working class. He is being held down by the man: a fabulously rich business exec who chainsmokes cigars. Charity is a moral necessity. The poor are due their hand-outs as compensation from the "exploitative" bourgeoisie. He throws "fascist" around as an epithet for all those who dare to speak out in the sake of preserving their own culture.
He is an egalitarian, a victim, a comrade, he is "proletariat" (Starbucks™), "anti-fascist," a Californian: he is the closet socialist.
How can we spot these people in our day-to-day lives so that we can avoid them?
>How can we spot these people in our day-to-day lives so that we can avoid them?
Imagine having this possibility. Some of us are behind enemy lines and have no choice but to hide our disgust until we can move.