Lynn D. Johnson, Ph.D.
ljohnson at solution-consulting.com
Mon Nov 1 16:12:31 UTC 2004
Alice, sounds like you have a fascinating manuscript in the works! What
you have sent is really mouth-watering.
Alice may be onto something here. They do see themselves as underdogs.
This justifies the more radical responses. Of course, since the days of
LBJ in the Senate (see Master of the Senate by Caro), the Dems have
enjoyed a majority, basically until mid-Clinton. During the the LBJ
presidency and the 70s the left was clearly ascendent. Now they seem to
be diminishing, and demographics seem to portend nothing but trouble for
I recall my hippy friends in the late 60s saying 'when the revolution
comes' and I always wondered why we would revolt, since I thought we had
the greatest country in the world by far. I thought, "Oh, oh, If the
revolution comes, I will have to fight my own friends." Even then there
was a deep streak of hate and violence. Tom Hayden clearly wanted people
to die in Chicago in 68. I wonder if it isn't also the notion that 'the
system is rotten' and therefore one is justified in violence, lies, and
any other mechanism. My own experience with the Left in the 60s left me
wondering what they were thinking and why they were so angry. I think it
is the Marxist underpinnings. Paul Johnson's Intellectuals helped me see
the personal life of Marx and how it corrupted his political views.
Thanks for the food for thought!
Alice Andrews wrote:
> Hi Lynn,
>>What is it about the Left that makes them so hateful?
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