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社会主義的政策を支持する若者が増加する英米 日本のリベラルは猛省すべき

2017年06月20日 03時06分29秒 | Weblog
Why Are So Many Young Voters Falling for Old Socialists?
By SARAH LEONARDJUNE 16, 2017


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Both Britain and the United States used to have parties that at least pledged allegiance to workers. Since the 1970s, and accelerating in the ’80s and ’90s, the left-wing planks have one by one been ripped from their platforms. Under Mr. Blair, Labour rewrote its famous Clause IV, which had committed the party to the goal of “common ownership of the means of production, distribution and exchange.” Under Mr. Clinton, the Democratic Party cut welfare programs and pushed anti-worker international trade deals. Writing in 1990, Kevin Phillips, a former strategist for Richard Nixon, called the Democrats “history’s second-most enthusiastic capitalist party.” Elsewhere in Europe, traditional socialist parties became sclerotic and increasingly business-friendly.

All of this left many voters with a sense that there is no left-wing party devoted to protecting the interests of the poor, the working class and the young.

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Meanwhile, people my age — I’m 29 — are more in need of a robust leftist platform than ever. The post-Cold War capitalist order has failed us: Across Europe and the United States, millennials are worse off than their parents were and are too poor to start new families. In the United States, they are loaded with college debt (or far less likely to be employed without a college degree) and are engaged in precarious and non-unionized labor. Also the earth is melting.



英米のリベラル左翼がある時期から、貧困層、労働者、若者の利益に冷たくなって、企業と懇ろになりはじめた。ところが、若者に経済的に辛い時代になったので、コービン氏やサンダース氏のような社会主義を支持する人たちがでてきた、と。

ちょっと前まで、共産主義、社会主義というと、悪魔のような意味合いをもっていたアメリカでも、こんな感じ、なのだから、感慨深いものがある。

対照的に、日本の自民党の支持層に若者が多い。

他国の民族主義に肩入れしてマゾヒズム的に自国をバッシングするだけで能事足れりとするリベラル左翼が日本には多いが、猛省を促したい。

因みに、英米のリベラルというのはたいていリベラルナショナリストである。









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