Is, the same as why socialists went to sit on the left in parliament; it’s that left-wingers want to change the world (starting with the country). And the best tool to force change upon a country’s population, is war.
So long as you can fool enough people into thinking that they are the country (at their core, no politician thinks that the people are the country; THEY themselves are), it may become a popular notion that dying to defend your country is a noble thing (especially, when you control the media; just consider how many – mostly American – TV-shows have been & are about glorifying war). When in fact, dying to defend the jobs of the politicians that lord it over the population, is the most cruel thing one may do to the population.
Because war makes all sorts of changes requisite, like:
- restricting freedom of movement.
- restricting freedom of speech.
- Patrolling neighborhoods, keeping people’s behaviors in check.
- Taxing the crap out of them; because war is costly (also financially, not just bodily & socially)
Tell me what in this list, is worth dying for? Not much…. But yet: examples of lefties loving war so much, in order of appearance:
- Harry S. Truman
- George W. Bush
- Both Clintons
- Barack Obama