Some of them are really kind and decent people. But they're clueless about our present predicament. The late Peter Gowan nailed it when he wrote at the end of The Global Gamble,
"Postwar social progress was, it seems, a tactical, aberrant form of European capitalism made necessary by the challenge of Communism. We know now the second half of the sentence whose first half, so strongly believed in 1989, stated: 'Western-style welfare capitalism is better than Eastern Communism...' The second half went unnoticed ten years ago: It reads: '...but Western-style welfare capitalism only existed because of communism.'"