One of my friends in the UK asked me to comment on Jeremy Corbyn’s reelection as the head of the UK Labour Party (in the interest of saving ink, the U should be dropped in labor).
I have always had a soft spot in my heart for England, well as much as an Irishman can. I was proud that the UK voted to leave the European Union. The UK was and is the exception in the EU; a nation devoted to individual freedom and especially the free enterprise system. It was progressive (in the right content) and was rewarded with growth and prosperity.
My faith has been shaken by Jeremy Corbyn. He is for social justice, fairness, building a society in the interests of the many, all of which are fine in theory but impossible to achieve in practice (see Soviet Union). I already expounded on fairness, which is so subjective it is meaningless. As for social justice, I would prefer justice. And building the interests of many is great but who gets to decide the interests?
In the end, Corbyn wants income distribution, which means taking from the rich and giving to the poor. However, there is a definition problem: Who are the rich? People who earn over $2-million? $200,000? $100,000? $75,000?
No one is against giving money to the poor, but who are the poor? Those who don’t get paid enough to support themselves or can’t work? Or those who decide that society is unfair and wants to be compensated.