Long time between posts but hey, I’ve realized that I am a leftist. In a purely libertarian society, the rich will always have the power and money to extrapolate further money from the poor, with the process continuing as the rich/poor gap widens. Without wealth redistribution, this will continue until the social elite possess all wealth and all power, and the masses of poor have nothing.
Socialism is a requirement for the continuation of society - wealth must exist in society (in communist states the wealth and power is limited to one potentially faltering body - market liberalism lets some companies pick up where others have fallen), as this wealth can be used to allow individual ideas to manifest in society, but this must be restrained
Social democracies allow for the continual generation of wealth, with continued redistribution to the masses. Today, the idea of market liberalism has shifted so far to the right that the rich/poor gap has widened more than ever in the past. The proliferation of the likes of Newscorp has changed the common ideologies/views of many, accepting this new social ‘norm’.
I don’t advocate complete sharing of resources in a communist state, but rather that the western world today is unsustainable and that humanity is suffering.
Action is needed :)
Hope that made sense :) just my own thoughts