This comment led me to think about how the welfare state is at the root of so many problems, including immigration (I put the welfare state at the top of the list of reasons why our assimilation capacity is lower today than historically). The welfare state was designed to produce weak, dependent subjects out of citizens and it has done quite a lot of that. But when one looks around at the MAL, one can only think “these people are supposed to have created this clever and long term a plot?”.
This thought is a sign of how the Left has evolved. The MAL is heir to the legacy of earlier socialists who were intelligent, well written, thoughtful, and obviously quite persuasive. They were capable of this level of planning. The MAL in contrast are like barbarians wandering the ruins of their ancestors, having lost not only the knowledge of how to work the vast, failing machinery, but indeed of what the machinery was intended to do. How much of the rage is fueled by this awareness that they are expected to be doing something, but have no idea what or how, while the comfortable edifices they inherited crumble around them? They rage, rage, against the lightening of their Dark.