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Leftism Makes You Meaner
Dennis Prager Show ^ | Tuesday, January 10, 2012 | Dennis Prager

Posted on 01/10/2012 12:51:47 AM PST by Olog-hai

Only a fool believes that all those with whom he differs are bad people. Moreover, just about all of us live the reality—often within our own family—of knowing good and loving people with whom we strongly differ on political, religious, social and economic issues.

That said, I have come to believe that the more committed one is to leftism, the more likely one is to become meaner.

Two examples in just the past week offer compelling evidence.

Prominent left-wing commentators used the way in which Rick Santorum and his wife handled the death of one of their children to attack—make that mock—the former Pennsylvania senator. …

(L)eftism fills many of its adherents with contempt and hatred. It takes a person of great character and self-control to continually imbibe and mouth the mantras of the left—that everyone on the right is sexist, intolerant, xenophobic, homophobic, islamophobic, racist and bigoted—and not become a meaner human being. If I believed just about everyone with left-wing views was despicable, I would be meaner, too.

In a previous column, I wrote about Thomas Friedman making one of the classic anti-Semitic libels when he wrote that the reason the Senate and the House gave Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu standing ovations was because "that ovation was bought and paid for by the Israel lobby." How does a Jew write an anti-Semitic libel? Because he's on the left. …

(Excerpt) Read more at dennisprager.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: dementalillness; dennisprager; leftism; prager; tolerantleft
I'd personally say that right is not meaner, but that's me.
1 posted on 01/10/2012 12:51:53 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I believe it uglifies one’s appearance too!


2 posted on 01/10/2012 12:58:27 AM PST by Howie
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To: Olog-hai

The reason why the left is meaner is because they are more fearful of the future.

Everything the left believes is tainted in the central thought that the world will one day run out of resources and there will be nothing for them.


3 posted on 01/10/2012 1:02:37 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Olog-hai
"a fool believes that all those with whom he differs are bad people."

A fool believes all leftists are not evil incarnate. Stalin, Pol Pot, Mary Kay Henry, your leftist kid sister.. putrid peas in a pod.


4 posted on 01/10/2012 1:11:17 AM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: Olog-hai

I asked Rahm Emanuel about this and he said “F you” lol


5 posted on 01/10/2012 1:46:00 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Olog-hai
A socialist often has an antithesis view of the golden rule.
Here is their golden rule:
"do on to others before they do on to you."
6 posted on 01/10/2012 1:48:06 AM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: I see my hands
Leftists are evil, but they don't know it and won't admit it. For whatever reason, leftists seem focused on the immediate, typically good, results of their programs. Conservatives consider the long-term impact of what's done.

Consider “free” health care. A leftist only sees the immediate impact—an injury healed or a disease cured. It's not so much that conservatives don't want the same thing, it's that we are concerned that injuries and diseases are cured not only today but tomorrow. We believe demand for “free” services always outstrips supply, so “free” health care is ultimately rationed care. The end result? Poorer quality care for a greater number of people.

What about one-world government? Leftists adore it, because they think a one-world government will be strong enough to finally fix every problem. They are oblivious to the tens of millions of people killed by their own governments in the 20th Century. A one-world government won't fix every problem, but it will have the power to rule over us like nothing ever seen before.

Leftist policies bring misery. They might succeed for a time, maybe even for decades, but the end results are always the same—less freedom, more repression, and greater misery for all. That's why leftists are evil.

7 posted on 01/10/2012 2:08:10 AM PST by CitizenUSA (What's special about bad? Bad is easy. Anyone can do it. Try good instead!)
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To: CitizenUSA

“It’s not so much that conservatives don’t want the same thing, it’s that we are concerned that injuries and diseases are cured not only today but tomorrow.”

A well reasoned post.


8 posted on 01/10/2012 2:41:24 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Olog-hai

I almost NEVER disagree with Dennis but he’s wrong on this.....Alan Colmes IS mean-spirited, and all one has to do is listen to him any time he’s on TV (which I don’t anymore) and hear the EVILNESS that comes out if his mouth.


9 posted on 01/10/2012 2:57:45 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Jonty30

It’s because they don’t believe in God....or His Son.


10 posted on 01/10/2012 2:59:07 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

There are athiestic people on the right and they don’t have the level of meanness that, even ‘nice’ people have on the right.


11 posted on 01/10/2012 3:21:25 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

The second part of my comment was meant to be ‘nice’ people on the left.


12 posted on 01/10/2012 3:24:59 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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13 posted on 01/10/2012 4:10:57 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Olog-hai

I can honestly say just about every liberal dominated discussion from certain local newspapers to some very well known political forums that are democratic supportive I see in them the same predictable results.

majority of the comments will evolve into who is the alpha ego, then those are targeted if they make a single mistake or show the slightest weakness. Profanity spews from the onset and is the norm.

They will eat their own.


14 posted on 01/10/2012 4:18:36 AM PST by Eye of Unk (NO Romney,NO way)
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To: Ann Archy
I tend to agree with you. Mean-spiritedness is what brought up the whole Santorum baby thing, I think.

Otherwise, why even mention it?

Different families have different ways of dealing with loss and grief.

I have been away and out of touch (no internet access) for the last week so I didn't know what that was all about. After reading Mr. Prager's column, I don't think what the Santorums did was "weird" at all. It makes perfect sense to me. Not everyone handles the death of a newborn that way, no. Is that to say that the "usual" way of leaving the baby at the hospital is best? (We are only a generation or two from most births and deaths taking place at home, and most bodies being prepared for burial by the families.)

And, again, why bring this up at all? This is one of those things that should truly be private, a family matter that is really not everyone else's business. I can't see any reason whatsoever to bring it up. As far as I'm concerned, that in itself is despicable.

15 posted on 01/10/2012 5:18:52 AM PST by susannah59
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To: susannah59

I personally think it’s very weird to bring a dead infant home to show to a family. I also think funeral parlors where the dead person is put on display is weird. That’s just me. I don’t think Santorum is weird, but if I were a child, I wouldn’t like it if my parents brought home a dead baby to show me. However, Colmes is still an ass for suggesting that the Santorum’s brought the baby home to play with.


16 posted on 01/10/2012 6:19:31 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Ann Archy

>> I almost NEVER disagree with Dennis <<

What about yesterday’s show, when he dissed Newt and praised Romney? Looks to me as if Dennis has gone over to the same side as Coulter, Steyn, Will, Hume and Krauthammer.


17 posted on 01/10/2012 7:06:38 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: Jonty30

“The reason why the left is meaner is because they are more fearful of the future.

“Everything the left believes is tainted in the central thought that the world will one day run out of resources and there will be nothing for them”

Excellent point.


18 posted on 01/10/2012 8:24:59 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: CitizenUSA
"Leftists are evil, but they don't know it and won't admit it. For whatever reason, leftists seem focused on the immediate, typically good,"

Thank you for the comprehensive reply. However, leftists want to kill you, their eyes are wide open, and they say so.


19 posted on 01/10/2012 4:46:17 PM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: I see my hands

I see my hands: “...leftists want to kill you, their eyes are wide open, and they say so.”

Some leftists are like that, but I think the vast majority are dupes. I used to be politically liberal, so I can remember how I thought at that time. I didn’t spend a lot of time thinking things through and lacked the wisdom to see life more clearly. Leftism, for the masses, is generally emotion driven. However, I do agree some leftists, especially the leaders, know the real score. Given the power, they would create more evil and misery on earth than man has ever seen before.


20 posted on 01/10/2012 7:53:34 PM PST by CitizenUSA (What's special about bad? Bad is easy. Anyone can do it. Try good instead!)
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To: CitizenUSA
Held my tongue for a few days..

What crap! All you're doing is rationalizing your continued succor and support of liberal friends and family.


21 posted on 01/17/2012 12:31:35 PM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: I see my hands

I disagree of course. I know a lot of liberals, and most of them mean well in a general sort of way. What I mean by that is they don’t wish ill on others, but they also don’t spend much time thinking about their ideology and its ramifications. Of course there are some leftists who really do think these things through and know exactly what they are after.


22 posted on 01/17/2012 5:47:34 PM PST by CitizenUSA (What's special about bad? Bad is easy. Anyone can do it. Try good instead!)
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To: CitizenUSA
Like you said you "were" a lib. Guess that's like herpes.. never goes away. To tolerate is to encourage, to encourage is to do. You're the problem.

23 posted on 01/17/2012 5:52:03 PM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: I see my hands

I see my hands: “To tolerate is to encourage, to encourage is to do. You’re the problem.”

So you don’t tolerate liberalism at all? Anytime you hear anyone speaking something you disagree with, you just jump right in and accuse them of being evil? And, if you meet anyone who doesn’t do the same, you accuse them of being part of the problem, essentially being complicit in evil?

You don’t know anything about me other than what little you’ve read, and because I’m not willing to say all liberals are the scum of the earth who deserve to be confronted, i.e. not tolerated, I’m scum, too?

FReegards.


24 posted on 01/17/2012 6:35:00 PM PST by CitizenUSA (What's special about bad? Bad is easy. Anyone can do it. Try good instead!)
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To: I see my hands

BTW, you really should look up the definitions of “tolerate” and “encourage,” because I don’t think those words mean what you think they do.


25 posted on 01/17/2012 6:37:57 PM PST by CitizenUSA (What's special about bad? Bad is easy. Anyone can do it. Try good instead!)
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To: CitizenUSA
"Anytime you hear anyone speaking something you disagree with, you just jump right in and accuse them of being evil?"

Liar. Get thee hence, lib symp.


26 posted on 01/17/2012 6:52:16 PM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: I see my hands

Do you understand the difference between a question and a statement? I was asking you if you confront every liberal or liberal sympathizer you meet, because otherwise you tolerate, endorse, and do evil per your argument against me. It seems you just want to be contentious. I don’t know what’s wrong with you, but you have my sympathy.

FReegards.


27 posted on 01/17/2012 7:45:42 PM PST by CitizenUSA (What's special about bad? Bad is easy. Anyone can do it. Try good instead!)
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