And yet ignored the question about the failed socialist /communist states ......I suspect that's because being reminded of their abject failure and repression of their own people is rather upsetting for you
I had a friend who was a committed Socialist (he could afford to be as his father was a surgeon), anyway, I decided to go to a Socialist Workers Party meeting with him, to see what it was all about.
There were a number of topics to be discussed, and one that caught my attention was ‘Racism in the Army’.
One of the speakers stated that it was impossible for POC’s to be promoted past Corporal due to historic racism throughout the forces.
I pointed out that there was a black WRAC Sgt working in the Careers office on the other side of town, and that I was talking to her only the day before.
“No there isn’t! You’re a liar!” said Comrade No.1.
I quickly realised that there was no point trying to discuss this, as they weren’t interested in debate, and so wandered downstairs to the bar of The Singleton , and waited for my mate to finish with his new chums, so I could get a lift home.