My name is Mavis, and I’ve been going out with my boyfriend for three weeks now. He’s alright, but when we talk about politics, he says he’s a Marxist and votes for the Labor Party. What should I do?
Mavis Coombes, from Balmain, Sydney, Australia
Thanks Mavis. This must be a difficult time for you. This serious situation may require more than one of the following remedies:
Firstly, if he’s really sympathetic to Marxism, it is not clear why he would vote for the Labor Party rather than the Liberal Party. They both decrease the scope for free-markets and believe in exactly the same (lack of) principles, differing only in degree. And they both support nearly all of the short-term communist aims as outlined in, say, The Communist Manifesto.
Secondly, he cannot possibly be a Marxist. Read the rest of this entry