Tommy Douglas was an adult. Richard Allen is an adult. Leo Kennedy was an adult. Naomi Klein is an adult.
I make a short list to make a short point: Socialists and social democrats aren’t children waiting to grow out of their foolish adolescence and into the glorious light of neo-conservatism.
There’s really nothing more condescending and insulting than to tell a person they’ll change their mind about their politics when they get older or “grow up”.
Maybe I’ll change my mind about some stuff. I probably will. But I don’t lazily drift in and out of philosophies based on my pocketbook.