USSR wasn’t real socialism. Cuba and Venezuela aren’t real socialism. CHAZ isn’t real leftism. New York Times isn’t real leftism.
Every single time it’s tried, the result is identical. Totalitarianism, persecution, violence, fear, silencing of dissidents, destruction of the cultural legacy. Every single time.
But instead of concluding that this is the nature of leftism, we keep hearing that it’s not real leftism. If only it were this mysterious “real” kind, things would be absolutely peachy.