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Paul
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You are rich, privately educated and intelligent. So why do you vote Socialist?

October 2nd, 2019, 5:00 pm

Any personal insights? (And if possible ones that can’t be countered with “So why don’t you get the ball rolling by giving away all your money?”)
 
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Re: You are rich, privately educated and intelligent. So why do you vote Socialist?

October 2nd, 2019, 5:54 pm

Guilt and Anxiety.
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Re: You are rich, privately educated and intelligent. So why do you vote Socialist?

October 2nd, 2019, 6:12 pm

Guilt mostly solved by giving away all your money. It’s worth a try anyway. What’s the worst that could happen? Haha!

Anxiety? Expand pls.
 
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Re: You are rich, privately educated and intelligent. So why do you vote Socialist?

October 2nd, 2019, 6:15 pm

It emerged during my last confession (first in 16 years) what I think about unemployed women with children. I'd never utter this outside the box.
 
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Re: You are rich, privately educated and intelligent. So why do you vote Socialist?

October 2nd, 2019, 6:40 pm

We can set up a private forum just for you to confess. No one else would see. (Obvs admin but that’s purely for legal reasons.)
 
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Re: You are rich, privately educated and intelligent. So why do you vote Socialist?

October 2nd, 2019, 6:53 pm

We can set up a private forum just for you to confess. No one else would see. (Obvs admin but that’s purely for legal reasons.)
"Write her out a receipt, Admin.  Give her a receipt for these letters, too."
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Re: You are rich, privately educated and intelligent. So why do you vote Socialist?

October 2nd, 2019, 7:19 pm

Has my “So why don’t you get the ball rolling by giving away all your money?” killed this thread before it has even started? That’s addressed to JK Rowling, virtue signaler nonpareil. She lurks here you know.
 
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Re: You are rich, privately educated and intelligent. So why do you vote Socialist?

October 2nd, 2019, 7:26 pm

Guilt mostly solved by giving away all your money. It’s worth a try anyway. What’s the worst that could happen? Haha!

Anxiety? Expand pls.
I think the relationship between anxiety  disorders and political attitudes is a good place to start. 
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Re: You are rich, privately educated and intelligent. So why do you vote Socialist?

October 2nd, 2019, 7:32 pm

Not just anxiety. I am sure that there are strong links between many disorders and political views. And also between mental disorders and religious beliefs. But I am even more sure that we aren't allowed to go there!
 
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Re: You are rich, privately educated and intelligent. So why do you vote Socialist?

October 2nd, 2019, 7:34 pm

No, it's not the 1970s anymore.
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Re: You are rich, privately educated and intelligent. So why do you vote Socialist?

October 2nd, 2019, 7:48 pm

What about us?

We'll always have the 1970s.

(You can be Humphrey.)
 
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Re: You are rich, privately educated and intelligent. So why do you vote Socialist?

October 2nd, 2019, 7:50 pm

Are champagne socialists welcome on this thread?

Just want to make sure before I dip my bejeweled toes in the water.

Better Red than Dead!
 
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Re: You are rich, privately educated and intelligent. So why do you vote Socialist?

October 2nd, 2019, 8:16 pm

Sure! As long as they explain why they aren't giving everything to the needy and opening up their mansions to the homeless. 
 
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Re: You are rich, privately educated and intelligent. So why do you vote Socialist?

October 2nd, 2019, 8:21 pm

Are champagne socialists welcome on this thread?

Just want to make sure before I dip my bejeweled toes in the water.

Better Red than Dead!
My grandad was a  communist from Presbyterian East Belfast.
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Re: You are rich, privately educated and intelligent. So why do you vote Socialist?

October 2nd, 2019, 8:23 pm

Sure! As long as they explain why they aren't giving everything to the needy and opening up their mansions to the homeless. 
If they drown they see images of their furniture floating past them.
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