The trouble is, most people lack the patience and intellectual fortitude to listed to any political argument which lasts longer than 5 seconds. To explain why capitalismm works better than socialism takes about 5 minutes - or the time it took to read this article. But to explain socialism takes about 5 seconds. For instance:
"Rich people are greedy, so we should take their money"
"It's not fair that blacks are poor, so we should give them money"
"Robin Hood was nice, The Sheriff of Nottingham was nasty"
"Its not fair that A has more money than B. "
"You disagree with me, so you are obviously a racist."
Reasoning such as this is based on emotion. (It is hardly reasoning at all.) It is hardly surprising that most