Underdog socialism is the reason why Left-wing governments are struggling to hold on to power all over the world. Underdog socialism is all about making decisions using emotion rather than reason. They make decisions to help others without considering the economic or societal damage that the decisions will cause. The clearest example of this kind of underdog socialism is the mass migration and open borders in Europe. Sweden, France, Germany and Britain are struggling and failing to keep their women and children safe while their nations’ cultural morals, standards and rules are being challenged and broken down by the culture of the millions of migrants.
It’s an international phenomenon, observable among legions of leftwing thinkers and movements, from trade unions to political parties, from columnists to professors. The world view of the underdog socialist is encapsulated in the notion that the establishment has mastered the game of reason, judgment and statistics, leaving the left with emotion. Its heart is in the right place.