Somali Leftists

Are there any leftists on this site? And if so, why are you a leftist?

And, what do you think about Somalia's brief stint with Marxism?
 
I'm not Somali, but I am a leftist in matters of economic management; I think that certain strategic sectors of the economy should be Nationalised and others should be Socialised (cooperatives) in order to ensure the Nation's Sovereignty, fairness and economic integrity.

I don't know enough about Siad Barre to offer a proper response.
 
I lean left..going with word 'lean' as some of my islamic beliefs do cause inevitable clashes.

Like someone said, the lefts' economics are far more humane to me. I don't condone rich men and corporates having free , predatory & unregulated reign in a country's financial system.

As for Siad Barre, I think his rule did achieve some good; my mom went to a free primary, secondary and nursing/midwife studies under his rule. Somali kids in Somalia don't have that luxury today.
 

Periplus

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Depends on whether you mean American left or rest of the world left.

American left is centre or centre-right on the global spectrum.
 

AbdiGaalDoon

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Research shows leftists are more anxious, have less confidence, and more depressed than others who are not leftists. I personally think researchers should look into whether leftists lack independence and are burdens to government (big users of social programs) and burdens to their friends and families (they obviously are but we need confirmation). Leftism is the ideology of the weakest of society.

Leftists should seek medical help. There is undoubtedly a correlation between leftism and mental problems. If they solve these issues, they probably wouldn't be leftists anymore.
 

Periplus

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Research shows leftists are more anxious, have less confidence, and more depressed than others who are not leftists. I personally think researchers should look into whether leftists lack independence and are burdens to government (big users of social programs) and burdens to their friends and families (they obviously are but we need confirmation). Leftism is the ideology of the weakest of society.

Leftists should seek medical help. There is undoubtedly a correlation between leftism and mental problems. If they solve these issues, they probably wouldn't be leftists anymore.

Yes and research shows that conservatives are less educated and/or intelligent.

No wonder Somalia is intellectually deficient, the vast majority of Somalis hold conservative views.

:umad:
 

AbdiGaalDoon

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Yes and research shows that conservatives are less educated and/or intelligent.

No wonder Somalia is intellectually deficient, the vast majority of Somalis hold conservative views.

:umad:

I am not a conservative. I am firmly in the centre. I am more centre-left than I am centre-right.
 
Research shows leftists are more anxious, have less confidence, and more depressed than others who are not leftists. I personally think researchers should look into whether leftists lack independence and are burdens to government (big users of social programs) and burdens to their friends and families (they obviously are but we need confirmation). Leftism is the ideology of the weakest of society.

Leftists should seek medical help. There is undoubtedly a correlation between leftism and mental problems. If they solve these issues, they probably wouldn't be leftists anymore.

Hmm, why then is it that conservative States in the U.S. are the most dependent on Federal funding?
 

AbdiGaalDoon

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Hmm, why then is it that conservative States in the U.S. are the most dependent on Federal funding?

Leftist minorities live in conservative states too.

Thats not the case in my country or in other countries. The middle class and up happen to not be leftists while the poorest are unhinged leftists.
 
Leftist minorities live in conservative states too.

Thats not the case in my country or in other countries. The most conservative areas happen to be the most well off.

Yes, but (using your logic) wouldn't the concentration of Leftists in Leftist States make them more dependent on Federal funding than majority Conservative States?

Most Western democracies are far more left-wing than the most left-wing U.S. States.
 

AbdiGaalDoon

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Yes, but (using your logic) wouldn't the concentration of Leftists in Leftist States make them more dependent on Federal funding than majority Conservative States?

Most Western democracies are far more left-wing than the most left-wing U.S. States.

There is no such thing as a leftist state. Most people are moderates. I was speaking at an individual level.
 
Thats not the case in my country or in other countries. The middle class and up happen to not be leftists while the poorest are unhinged leftists.

You sure about that, Chief?

Please cough up the data for that claim.

The middle-class are more likely to be left-leaning than either the poor or the very wealthy.
 
There is no such thing as a leftist state. Most people are moderates. I was speaking at an individual level.

Ah, so you were just joshing earlier when you claimed that leftist minorities residing in Conservative States somehow skewed things?

Most Americans support Leftist economic policies; the sort of economic policies that prevail in other Western democracies.


I'm an economic Leftist, not a cultural one; the Left are absolutely insane on social matters; their preoccupation with the Trans issue and insane ideas about dismantling the police, are beyond the pale.
 
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AbdiGaalDoon

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Ah, so you were just joshing earlier when you claimed that leftist minorities residing in Conservative States somehow skewed things?

Most Americans support Leftist economic policies; the sort of economic policies that prevail in other Western democracies.


Supporting universal health care is not a leftist position. You are viewing it from an American perspective; I am not American.

If Americans wanted leftist policies that are supposedly what the majority of them want according to polling, then they would have voted for it. They never do.
 
Supporting universal health care is not a leftist position. You are viewing it from an American perspective; I am not American.

If Americans wanted leftist policies that are supposedly what the majority of them want according to polling, then they would have voted for it. They never do.

Actually, universal healthcare and education were originally championed by Socialists and were only begrudgingly adopted by the Capitalists as a means of averting the much feared Socialist uprisings.

The Left lose in the United States because they obsess over insane social policies that distract from their popular economic policies.
 
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