[ExI] Who are the "leftists"?
protokol2020 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 15 20:09:16 UTC 2013
This is the second best description of the leftism I read so far. Very
good, very good, Rafal!
On Sat, Jun 15, 2013 at 9:12 PM, Rafal Smigrodzki <
rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 11:57 AM, J.R. Jones <mrjones2020 at gmail.com>
> > On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 11:25 AM, spike <spike at rainier66.com> wrote:
> >> The USA has the farthest left government we are likely to ever see in
> >> lifetimes,
> > What a disgustingly depressive thought..
> ### Hey, this is a very vague statement - depressive because it's so
> far left or depressive because there may not be a more leftist one
> But this brings me to the question of who are those leftists one keeps
> hearing about. Let's leave aside any analysis of the historical
> meaning of the political left, and instead look at what kind of people
> in today's America would be called "leftist".
> Leftists consist of two major subgroups: the losers and the winners.
> The losers are rank and file blue collar proles, inept hippie types,
> various Occupy freaks and catspaws, low-ranking academics and other
> assorted riffraff. Not very interesting.
> The winners however are, despite spouting the same slogans, a
> completely different species. The two outstanding features they
> exhibit are hypocrisy and obsession with social status. Enviously
> looking around, they are driven by a desire to claw their way to the
> top of the status pyramid. In a bygone era they might have worked for
> the holy church, or for General Motors - any institution where
> bureaucratic ranks provide a clear structure for individual social
> progression. In today's world the nation- or world-state is the locus
> of power which is why the culturally Marxist flock there.
> The ideal habitat for the leftist winner is the school or university,
> where elevated status is built into the job description of the teacher
> or professor. The accumulation of leftists in schools lead to
> increasing leftist indoctrination of consecutive generations, and
> eventual leftist "takeover" of the society with 90% or more of
> government bureaucrats and academics voting for a nominally leftist
> party. I am using the word in parentheses, since nothing has really
> changed: The same kind of people who might have spouted Christian
> sermons in 1913 now spout traditional leftist shibboleths but their
> essence, hypocrisy and obsession with status, are still there.
> The kind of people currently referred to as "leftists" have to be
> hypocritical. Their idea of eudaimonia involves a relative superiority
> which implies the existence of inferiors. Since hardly anybody likes
> being called inferior, the aspiring leftist who wants to avoid
> pushback must be at pains to deny the importance of status, or even
> deny the possibility of somebody being inferior. This explains their
> public, flat denial of the importance of IQ (and a private obsession
> with it), and the denial of gender or racial differences. In order to
> appear less threatening and more humane, the leftist endlessly
> expresses concern for various victim groups. Of course, the leftist is
> not very willing to part with his own resources to help those in need
> because he does not truly care about them (not surprising, since
> almost nobody cares, but this is another story altogether), and
> usually demands that other people's money should be used - but the
> credit should flow the the leftist. That's why homeless people's cell
> phones are called "Obamaphones" and not "MyTaxDollarPhones".
> The above explains the seemingly strange combination of egalitarian
> rhetoric used by our masters, and their resolute practical commitment
> to ruthless, hierarchical control.
> Because of all that, it is not only unsurprising but rather completely
> inevitable that the administration using more traditionally leftist
> rhetoric ends up being even more authoritarian than their junior
> partners in the scam (the Republicams, in case you don't get my
> drift). 99.9% of government employees are unelected, and most of them
> are culturally leftist but in practice conventionally power-grabby
> hacks, just like their spiritual predecessors since ancient Babylon's
> first clerics. You let them work with a few elected, arrogant,
> narcissistic, hypocritical social strivers steeped in commie rhetoric,
> and the sky is the limit (at least as far as the budget deficit goes).
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