“The current term leftists use to describe their utopian vision of the future is “social justice” rather than communism or socialism. The new name is part of a familiar process by which the left attempts to shed the disasters of the past. One would be hard-put to distinguish the goals encapsulated by “social justice” from the communist attitudes of previous generations. Like communism, “social justice” is a promise of harmony and redemption. Like communism it describes a future in which inequality, poverty, bigotry and the timeless corruptions of the human spirit are miraculously rectified by political parties and the state. Like comunism, “social justice” requires for its realization a remake of humanity. Like communism, therefore, it can only be achieved through the destruction of individual freedom, and the thwarting of normal human desires and interests in order to achieve an allegedly greater social good.”
“The bloody history of progressive experiments during the 20th century should have buried the illusion that human beings can be transformed into creatures radically different from what they have been for the five thousand years in which their actions have been recorded…Yet the religious fantasy of a liberated future persists to this day among an alarming array of constituencies, and the left’s assault on individual freedom proceeds as though these historical tragedies had never taken place.” ~ David Horowitz in Vol IX: Ruling Ideas, The Black Book of the American Left.
If you are a sentient being, you will want to read David Horowitz’ books.
The left runs away from its past, from its history. Not coincidentally, it is the same tactic used by islamists and all totalitarian regimes, so that they do not have to acknowledge or defend their terrible actions and inactions. They only want to preach about the utopian future. Their actions include many millions of dead such as Stalin’s post-war millions dead, Pol-Pot’s Khmer-Rouge millions dead in Laos and Cambodia, Mao’s millions dead in China, and Cuba’s, Venezuela’s, Nicaragua’s still untold numbers of dead. And, of course, this is the same mentality that is today censoring free speech whereever it can do so.