: Of course, you need to remember that "conservative" in Locke's time meant something different than "conservative" now. Locke's "liberals" are now called "conservatives", at least here in the states.
: I've always thought that it made some sense that many intelligent people are reds. With intelligence frequently comes arrogance, and I can't think of anything more arrogant than the idea that society will follow a plan.
Yes it is indeed arrogant that all those private individual capitalists insist upon making us conform to their plans for our lives and environment.
: It doesn't take a smart person to see that communism can't work. All it takes is common sense.
It doesnt take a smart person to see that capitalism is as bad as communism. All it takes is common sense and freedom from prejudice.