Why is it that every time I read that someone has used this term to describe themselves and their, well, activities, its always to the left? I was reading about Michael Stipe, the lead singer for R.E.M. Of course he is a lefty, and it mentions he once dated Natalie Merchant who was also politically active. To the left of course. Why do so many involved in creative processes, like singing, writing music, acting, are full blown lefties? Are they not capable of rational thought?