By the Left Coast Rebel
Interesting thoughts from an immigrant, in American Thinker today:
As an immigrant to the United States, and thus a sideline spectator of the panorama that is American society, as well as someone who has spent most of his adult life in the field of international finance dealing with a myriad of countries and nationalities, I have been fascinated by the characteristics of the American left as compared to their counterparts in the rest of the world.
Winston Churchill touched on this subject matter when he said: "If you are not a socialist at 20, you have no heart. And if you are not a capitalist at 40, you have no brains." Fortunately, he did not live to see the vast bulk of the so-called progressives, of any age, in America of 2013, who are still in their adolescence.
Among the traits expected of those in their adolescent years is the conviction that they are always right and the rest of the world is wrong -- that they are, in fact, much smarter than those silly and inane adults around them. However, being part of the in-crowd is really, really important thus they must look for guidance to the cool guys to establish what they are supposed to believe in. And, as in the fairy tales relayed to them while in childhood, there will always be some monolithic entity that will be there to rescue them and insure joy and happiness. Therein are the basic personality parameters of the entity known as the modern American left.