Few things are more annoying, indeed more loathsome, than the idealistic young left-winger. They are found in America, the UK, Australia, and also in continental Europe. Invariably the product of affluence... Here are some ways in which you might identify them: --Che Guevara t-shirts --dreadlocks --an avowed hatred of 'western materialism and greed' (utttered through fast food-fed lips whilst sitting in Daddy's Mercedes SUV, naturally) --the dreaded VW van --ever-present "ethnic" drum The great irony is that leftists/socialists are more racist than right-wingers (who are supposed to be THE racists of all racists); leftists are so utterly condescending to minorities and third-world people. When they decide to 'help' the 'less fortunate' it is some pet project to them. It is only because of the Great White Hope that such people will be 'saved'. "Oh, it's our duty to help these people..." Only a sense of misplaced guilt motivates these people, instead of genuine concern and understanding of other cultures/groups. Most of them do grow up, fortunately, when they realise that socialism and leftist politics=nonsense.