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edmund_the_destroyer wrote

I underwent a similar transition fifteen years ago or so, and for me the catalyst was just life experience. I grew up in a bit of a bubble where it wasn't hard to maintain the illusion that capitalism was mostly fair, and most of my extended family and friends seemed to be fine.

And then I watched some friends and loved ones, good people with puritan work ethics, get sick or get hurt or just plain get unlucky and watch their health or their financial security or both wither despite fighting as hard as they could to keep them.

All of the logical evidence I needed that capitalism is innately flawed was in front of me long before I changed views. I had even read excerpts from Marx in college. But only when I watched loved ones suffer did I take it seriously.


rot wrote

Same here but I was apolitical. I was never right wing