Back in the days, I was a very idealist socialist. Still got those ideals, summarized in one word: equality. By equality I meant and still mean the freedom to do and say whatever one want as long as it do not result in undue harm to others. Basically to live and let live, do onto others and so on. But the left do no longer represent those ideals. The left, or liberal in US politics if you want, have moved from those individual ideals, towards group ideals. That won't do. If you do not have individual freedoms, you have no freedoms. What is worse, is that the left have allied themselves with the most vile despicable regimes on earth as it stands currently. I just can not understand it. How could those I thought stood for freedoms support those that stand for fascism? Seriously. I am deeply concerned by how many in the west for example support the palestinian cause. I did too, until I started educating myself on the subject. What I found was disturbing. What I found was islam, and what I found in islam was nazism. There really is no other way to describe it. The palestinian agenda is genocide of the jews. But that is not all. This jew-hatred comes from islam, and islam have quite the few other little nags that should disturb any who is concerned about equality and human rights. Like say how women are treated as cattle in orthodox islam. Hanging of gays comes to mind. Death for apostates. Oh, and death to all that even dare to mock or criticise islam or muhammed, their pedophile warmongering genocidal example of the perfect man, to be followed by all good muslims. In short, the support of this, by means of appeasement and actual inviting this barbary to our midst, made me loose faith in the left. The left is a moral vaccuum, where everything is relative, and nothing is absolute. I think different. Freedom of expression, freedom of conscience, freedom of and from religion, those are absolute values. without them, we'd have no western society, no enlightenment, no science, no technology, no prosperity. We'd be as miserable as the muslim world is. That is not for me. And though I hold the ideals of the left, by neccessity I am now a de-facto conservative. Not for want, but due to the left beeing hypocrites that have abandoned their ideals. A left that have abandoned individual freedoms for group entitlement and cultural relativism. May the left find their way back to their roots. Of bettering the premises for your average Joe and Jane. Not the wayward course they are on now, making excuses for despicable fascists.