A good friend of mine from high school took up fencing in college and I watched a few of his matches. The contestants never said, Touché, as they did on TV but it was nonetheless interesting. The previous post, When and why did you move to the left-side of the political spectrum, got 34 reads but only one comment from a person other than the regular commenters. I did invite several people [on a right-wing blog] to answer the question here, but instead they made fun of me and the question. Par for the course and it was no real surprise. Most have comment moderation on their blogs to filter out any real discussion. The blogs are for the most part high-5 grunt squads.
Touché Today I ask the same question of the left-side of the political spectrum. Many of the regular commenters here make comments that indicate that they are more comfortable and in agreement with the left-side of the center. Some straddle the center carefully, while others often speak as if they are near the far left end. So, what’s your history? Why, at least, have you rejected the right-side of politics? When did you realize that you fit better on the left-of-center? Was there a moment, an event that you recall?
When and why did you move to the left-side of the political spectrum?