After the snafus wherein the Democrats were tied to Hillary and lost, and the Brazilian leftists were tied to a guy who was literally running for President from his prison cell after being convicted of corruption and lost to a guy who has high praise for Pinochet, I was wondering a bit why leftists and socialists seem to be so vulnerable to corruption, which is what I attribute to them being unable to dethrone these kinds of candidates. It's generally clear that leftists dislike non-cooperatively owned businesses, business managers, landlords etc. It's also clear that doing those things effectively requires a different skillset than what the laborers may possess. So then it hit me. Whenever a place starts attempting this socialism thing, the businesses and operations that run more successfully are only pretending to be cooperatively owned. In reality, someone is acting as a manager and an elite behind the scenes. Due to the need for a pretense of socialism, his power is actually due to under the table dealings and is not due as much to overt and official status. It should be easy to extrapolate how this leads to strongmen and corruption.