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The Left's Lust for Revolutionary Transformation
American Thinker ^ | August 13, 2007 | James Lewis

Posted on 08/13/2007 1:55:09 AM PDT by neverdem

"Everything must be different!" or "Alles muss anders sein!" was a slogan of the Nazi Party.  It is also the heart's desire of every Leftist since Karl Marx. Nazism was a deeply revolutionary creed, a fact that is always denied by the Left; but it's true. Hitler and his criminal gang hated the rich, the capitalists, the Jews, the Christian Churches, and "the System". They went through their Leftist phase early in life, and then went on to discover Aryan racial purity as their beau ideal. (As a swarthy Italian, Mussolini preferred to appeal to ancient Roman imperial glory).

Nazism was hatched in the same little intellectual cafes as a myriad of Leftwing ideologies, like social-democracy, anarchism, the Socialist Workers' Party, Trotskyism, Proudhonism, the lot. In the back streets of European cities you can still find the local anarchist or Leninist storefront, with old guys wearing 1900 laborer's caps and big mustaches, and fierce revolutionary posters of Lenin tacked on the walls. You can also find them in Berkeley, California.

"Everything must be different!" is the core psychology of Leftism, and has little to do with reasoned political beliefs. Most Marxists in the English Departments of America have never read Karl Marx's giant tome, Das Kapital, which parades as a work of economics and history, but is in fact a ponderous update of the Prussian philosopher Friedrich Hegel, who is even more unreadable than Marx.    Instead of going to the fount of all Marxist wisdom, our academic "Marxists" have read the 1848 Communist Manisfesto and some hero-worshipping Leftist magazines. They are what Lenin, with magnificent disdain, called "vulgar Marxists" -- that is, proletarian dupes who just don't understand the deep philosophical roots of the real thing.

There are only a few ideas in Das Kapital. One is that human history is driven by class struggle between the rich and the poor, a wild oversimplification of history's rich and colorful tapestry. The other idea, borrowed from Hegel and flipped upside-down, is that the inevitable culmination of History in a state of Paradise is a material and this-worldly society, the condition of universal Communism, instead of an other-worldly condition, as Hegel predicted. Hegel believed that the Prussian State was a model of Paradise to Come. But since Marx was a "scientific" materialist, his version of history was called "dialectical materialism."

The final idea in Das Kapital is that economic profit (called "surplus value") belongs only to the workers, and not to the providers of entrepreneurial capital, nor to entrepreneurs who start and run businesses, nor to the inventors and developers who build intellectual capital all the way from Silicon Valley to Shanghai. Naturally, the radical Left gets to control what the workers produce. That's it. There's nothing else; it's a huge and ponderous rationalization of the impulse to overthrow whatever exists.

At bottom, the key political idea of Marxism is "Alles muss anders sein!" --- Everything must be different. The workers are supposed to be the revolutionary engine of Marxism, but of course they must follow the "guidance" of the Party, which is the intellectual vanguard of the proletariat --- the Party ruling elite, who are inevitably the same gang of parasites who were hatched in the same backstreet cafes in which Lenin and Hitler learned their craft. If the workers and peasants don't follow orders they must die or be sent to Siberia, as a logical matter of policy. It's all for the good of mankind. Naturally the real beneficiaries are the Leftist apparatchiks, who happily end up stealing anything the workers produce.

The craving that "Everyhing must be different!" begins in personal psychology, and then becomes articulated in political beliefs. That's why the same people can turn into anarchists or Nazis, Communists, or today, Post-Modernists, Deconstructionists, Radical Feminists, Socialists, Hillary followers, Islamo-fascists, you name it. It is why the ACLU chooses the worst criminals to defend; they secretly adore criminals, who are the ultimate rebels against society. 

In teenagers the spirit of rebellion is perfectly normal, but it has its pathological extreme in what the psychiatric manual calls "oppositional personality disorder."  The most psychologically acute philosopher in Western history, Friedrich Nietzche, called this oppositional personality syndrome the "reveral of values," and attributed it to Christianity (and its roots in Judaism two millenia ago).  Christianity does tell us that "the poor shall inherit the earth," but like any other two-millenium religious phenomenon, it also includes far, far more than that. The wish that Everything must be different! is not limited to any faith or race, but is part of the human condition, to one degree or another. It's a normal part of growing up for most people.

But in some people it goes to murderous extremes -- such as the young Adolf Schickelgruber in Vienna, or the exiled Vladimir Ilyich Lenin not far away in Zurich. A young Cambodian named Pol Pot learned his version of Everything must be different! in Jean-Paul Sartre's Paris, was recruited as a promising candidate by the Soviet KGB, and then went back to Cambodia to kill three million people  -- to create Paradise on Earth back home. Again. It's a predictable career path on the Left. Hugo Chavez today may follow the same logic as his model Fidel Castro.

What most conservatives don't understand is that the Left has reincarnated itself since the Soviet Union died. Conservatives think that obviously false beliefs should change; but that's not the way it works. Oppositional psychology is still at the core of the Left, and the mere crashing of the Soviet Empire and Maoist China hasn't changed a thing. The human condition is not that susceptible to reason or evidence. Oppositional personality just mutates and breaks out in other ways, like some insidious virus.

Marx thought that class struggle was the engine of history, but "deconstructionism," postmodernism, and the like have now generalized the class struggle to include race, class and gender, plus post-colonial revenge against the West,  anti-rationalism, anti-scientific and anti-technology hatred, multiculturalism, militant Gays, transsexual gender benders, radical feminism, Afrocentrism, anti-Americanism, "man-boy lovers,"  the cultural assault against the traditional family, anti-Zionism, militant atheism, and all the other rabble-rousing "isms" of the Left. The key to all these movements is just one basic craving, that Everything must be different!

Inside the Left there is always a huge civil war, because Leftists fiercely compete with each other to be "more radical than thou." It's a big ego game.  The wildest radical argument tends to get the biggest applause, so that the Left as a whole always edges closer and closer to the totalitarian extreme. At the heart of every fervent liberal is Uncle Joe Stalin, because "ordinary people" will never do what they are supposed to do. They don't follow orders from the Enlightened.

As a result of the competition to be more and more radical, things get so weird that the Left must always exercise censorship to shut out critical voices. Stalin decided what the science of genetics would be in the Soviet Union, leading to yet more disastrous harvest seasons in the midst of general famine. He just knew in his Great Man's mind that new varieties of potatoes, and new human beings, could be created by environmental manipulation. Unfortunately that's not true. But during Stalin's time, that idea drove both "science" and agricultural practice in the USSR. Those ideas are so weird that they can only thrive in an environment of intimidation and censorship.

That is why we have Politically Correct censorship on America's university campuses. Too many people know they just can't submit their weird beliefs to skeptical analysis. PC censorship is the logical outcome of all those people telling skeptics and unbelievers to just shut up!

So the Marxist-Leninists hated the Anarchists, who hated the Trotskyites, who hated the Socialist Workers. In those little backstreet cafes in European cities the fights were mostly verbal, but whenever the Left took real power, the first order of business was always to kill, imprison, or forcibly convert one's enemies on the Left. This was not revolutionary madness; it was a matter of deliberate policy. Lenin's Bolsheviks killed the Russian Social Democrats, just as Hitler's SS purged the SA (which included many homosexuals), in order to purify the one true faith and centralize control. 

When Hillary Clinton presented her case to the Kos Kids last week, she trotted out an argument familiar to the Left: How pragmatic do you have to be to take power?    The Kossicles are purists; they want to impeach Bush and some may fantasize about putting Dick Cheney up against a brick wall with a firing squad. But after a lifetime in politics, Hillary has drifted from being a young "idealistic" radical to a more pragmatic stance. Today she is happy to take money from corporate lobbyists, as long as she decides how to spend it.

As a Wellesley student Hillary Rodham was a fervent admirer of Saul Alinsky, who taught her his Rules for Radicals.  The constant agitprop of today's establishment media goes back to Saul Alinsky's little book, the little Bible of the Boomer Left.

Alinsky basically taught the modern Left how to change the whole culture. That is why the New Conservative Media are such a threat to the Boomer Left: Conservatives are people who never fell for the liberal media narrative, and who were therefore shut out of the mainstream media. The New Left of the Sixties lived with the pleasant illusion of having won the culture war, before it found out that most Americans just never went along in their own minds. Now normal folks are speaking out in their own media, and it just freaks out our socialist Ruling Class.

Oppositional personality syndrome explains a lot. When Yasser Arafat was asked who his personal hero was, he answered with a broad smile,  "Mao Zedong!"    That should have told us everything we needed to know. The Palestinian movement never builds anything, because its overriding impulse is to destroy, not to build. That famous Hamas-TV Mickey Mouse character didn't teach little kids to build a wonderful new Palestine, but only to kill Jews.  Islamic Fascism is therefore just another revolutionary creed, with radically different beliefs from atheistic Marxism, but driven by exactly the same craving that Everything must be different! 

That is why the Soviet-Nazi pact of 1938 was a natural alliance.  It is why Islamic Fascists in London get along so well with the Socialist Worker's Party in the Respect coalition, fronted by "Gorgeous George" Galloway in the British Parliament. 

A radical's beliefs are only on the surface. It is the personal psychology that is always the same, and it always hankers to break down whatever humanity has built to date.

James Lewis blogs at http://www.dangeroustimes.wordpress.com/



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: clinton; democrats; hillary; leftism; leftists; liberals; nazi; revolution; theleft; transformation; unholyalliance

1 posted on 08/13/2007 1:55:12 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem
Leftists and fascists make natural bedfellow. Hitler's National Socialism was simply Marxism reversed, with emphasis based on national glory rather than class struggle. The two ideologies were completely complementary and Hitler only broke his pact with Stalin because he believed he could get all the spoils at a small cost.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

2 posted on 08/13/2007 2:06:47 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: neverdem

People in their late adolescence believe in marxism because when one is just starting out and has nothing, it is a very attractive idea that we should all share what we all have. Adults who pander to this idea, such as the professors who teach these late adolescents, are largely people who recognize their innate inability to do anything of real value for the marketplace of goods and services and retain the adolescent idea of forcing their betters to share with them.


3 posted on 08/13/2007 2:32:55 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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To: neverdem

Quite different from the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” policy which served the US well until the Socialists were given free reign.


4 posted on 08/13/2007 2:48:59 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: neverdem

Good article. I always get hung up on logic when I try to follow a leftists argument. I don’t understand how they can, as individuals, not think through the consequences of what they propose.

I think that it’s propaganda that is to blame for this — it is how they avoid cognitive dissonance. They pretend to themselves that “a few eggs need to get broken to make an omelet” but they also tell themselves that it is better not to talk about the broken eggs since that isn’t good propaganda. So they never have to really face up to the fact that it’s all broken eggs and no omelet. They avoid thinking because of the desire to be a good propagandist.


5 posted on 08/13/2007 2:49:35 AM PDT by Greg F (The Congress voted and it didn't count and . . . then . . . it didn't happen at all.)
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To: neverdem

Bump for later


6 posted on 08/13/2007 3:32:47 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agammemnon dead.)
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To: neverdem

Bump.


7 posted on 08/13/2007 3:35:27 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: neverdem
At bottom, the key political idea of Marxism is "Alles muss anders sein!" --- Everything must be different. The workers are supposed to be the revolutionary engine of Marxism, but of course they must follow the "guidance" of the Party, which is the intellectual vanguard of the proletariat --- the Party ruling elite, who are inevitably the same gang of parasites who were hatched in the same backstreet cafes in which Lenin and Hitler learned their craft. If the workers and peasants don't follow orders they must die or be sent to Siberia, as a logical matter of policy. It's all for the good of mankind. Naturally the real beneficiaries are the Leftist apparatchiks, who happily end up stealing anything the workers produce.

The craving that "Everything must be different!" begins in personal psychology, and then becomes articulated in political beliefs. That's why the same people can turn into anarchists or Nazis, Communists, or today, Post-Modernists, Deconstructionists, Radical Feminists, Socialists, Hillary followers, Islamo-fascists, you name it. It is why the ACLU chooses the worst criminals to defend; they secretly adore criminals, who are the ultimate rebels against society.

"Everything must be different!" implies that changing society - a whole people and culture - for the better is , as a long-ago professor characterized his extraordinarily neat chalkboard lettering, "a mere act of will." And since the existing society and culture is the product of many prior generations, that conceit is arrogant in the extreme. It is easy to criticize - but then,
There is no more unhealthy being, no man less worthy of respect, than he who either really holds, or feigns to hold, an attitude of sneering disbelief toward all that is great and lofty, whether in achievement or in that noble effort which, even if it fails, comes to second achievement. A cynical habit of thought and speech, a readiness to criticise work which the critic himself never tries to perform, an intellectual aloofness which will not accept contact with life's realities - all these are marks, not as the possessor would fain to think, of superiority but of weakness. They mark the men unfit to bear their part painfully in the stern strife of living, who seek, in the affection of contempt for the achievements of others, to hide from others and from themselves in their own weakness. The rôle is easy; there is none easier, save only the rôle of the man who sneers alike at both criticism and performance.

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds . . . Theodore Roosevelt

That is a perfect put-down of the mindset of the leftist - and it is also a perfect put-down of the arrogant "objective journalist." Mark Steyn's characterization of the phenomenon is perfect - malignant narcissism.

8 posted on 08/13/2007 4:19:37 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which liberalism coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: neverdem

It’s been my belief that Reagan understood leftists perfectly, knowing that they would never be persuaded by reason, facts or logic. Thus he spoke to them in the only language they might understand - threats of violence, violence and death.

That simple language brought down the soviets and stopped the march of communism in Central America. And Reagan speaking this language to leftists is a primary reason why leftists hate the man. They don’t want to see another like him.


9 posted on 08/13/2007 4:34:33 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: neverdem

Nihilism

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/augustine/arch/nihilism.html


10 posted on 08/13/2007 4:36:15 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion

“...a readiness to criticize work which the critic himself never tries to perform.”

This is called “critical theory” which is right out of the Marx handbook and the strategy Dems have been relentlessly using since Bush got elected. It’s purely criticism without offering any solutions. The theory goes that if people hear the criticism enough they’ll eventually be swayed.


11 posted on 08/13/2007 4:37:27 AM PDT by oneofmany (The Democrat party is the 5th column..)
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To: neverdem

Excellent post. Really good discussion here.

I would take a bit of exception the the claim that “everything must be different” is the core of Leftism. IMHO “Everything must be different” is simply a tactic that is necessary in order for the Leftists to assume power - They need to totally overthrow the existing order in order to rebuild the world in THEIR image.

I see the core of Leftism as a desperate childish search for two things: 1) Perfection and 2) Gratification of ego. The Leftists see perfection as absolute equality of condition for all people everywhere, and for the Left EQUALITY is a substitute for morality. For them there is no right or wrong, there is only equality and inequality, and all evaluations for them are made with that simple idea in mind.


12 posted on 08/13/2007 4:55:39 AM PDT by Carbonado
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To: neverdem
Humans cannot effect spiritual change through secular and political means. Only God can do this and it can only be done under his rules in accord with his values.

Society self-selects itself: those who accept God’s timeless values and those who reject them. For the latter group, when values are not an option the only thing that remains is what appears to be right and what feels right. So, for example, the Ten Commandments are replaced by ‘social justice’, a capricious and arbitrary standard of judgment.

Either reality constrains and informs the way we process information, or we decide early in our youth that we can fashion our own reality, and everyone can have their own reality, and from all these realities (including the concrete on) we are free to pick and choose facts and features from which to sustain the reality we want.

Thus those who reject principle use ‘reality’ as just one of the sources from which to draw ideas, thoughts, feelings and concepts as to what is right and what is wrong, what is important and what is not, what is truth and what is not truth today.

13 posted on 08/13/2007 5:03:24 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: neverdem

>>That’s why the same people can turn into anarchists or Nazis, Communists, or today, Post-Modernists, Deconstructionists, Radical Feminists, Socialists, Hillary followers, Islamo-fascists, you name it. It is why the ACLU chooses the worst criminals to defend; they secretly adore criminals, who are the ultimate rebels against society.

Spot on, and the first part of that was recognized by Hayek more than half a century ago. See the Hayek quote on my FR home page. It’s the third one, two paragraphs.


14 posted on 08/13/2007 5:30:07 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: Carbonado
The Leftists see perfection as absolute equality of condition for all people everywhere, and for the Left EQUALITY is a substitute for morality. For them there is no right or wrong, there is only equality and inequality, and all evaluations for them are made with that simple idea in mind.

Sounds like a group of little kids who obsessively compare their treats and toys to make sure no one got more than they did. I can hear them whining:"It's not fair!"

However, if anyone on the left ends up with *more*, you never see them totally divesting themselves of the *excess*. If they do *contribute*, it is always a pittance compared to their overall affluence, plus, they always claim *excess* moral capital for the act they always perform ostentatiously, in public.
15 posted on 08/13/2007 5:44:54 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: neverdem

bump


16 posted on 08/13/2007 6:52:28 AM PDT by lesser_satan (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: muir_redwoods
People in their late adolescence believe in marxism because when one is just starting out and has nothing, it is a very attractive idea that we should all share what we all have.

A few days ago I was talking with my sister, three years younger than me, and she said that she might vote Rat in the next election. The discussion heated up to the point where she said that the DC public schools had no books and dilapidated buildings and that I should be willing and glad to forfeit "some" of my paycheck to fix the "problem."

It's easy to believe in Marxist bovine excrement when you have not experienced the joys of tax withholding (forfeiture of income to the government), paying taxes by credit card, and groveling before the bureaucracy to beg for student financial aid to continue in school so the debt collectors don't come calling.

I briefly considered Marxism as a first-year college student, but due to life circumstances, have experienced all of the aforementioned joys...which quickly turned me around.

The worst thing any parent can do is to send their child to a four-year college, in a humanities program. Tell them to get a job and go to community college, instead.

Truth in Advertising:

+ My dad grew up under Ceausescu in Communist Romania.

+ I am an undergraduate student with a graduation date in late 2008 or 2009.

17 posted on 08/13/2007 6:53:42 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Sic Semper Tyrannis * U.Va. Engineering '09 * Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Democrat * Fred in 2008)
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To: Greg F
I don’t understand how they can, as individuals, not think through the consequences of what they propose.

Easy, there is no such concept as "consequences" to a leftist. Anything negative that happens due to poor choices (you can't discriminate between good and bad choices) must be due to some innate discrimination on the part of society.

18 posted on 08/13/2007 6:57:49 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Carbonado
They need to totally overthrow the existing order in order to rebuild the world in THEIR image.

That's because the ideas of the left CANNOT COMPETE with the proven existing ideas.

19 posted on 08/13/2007 6:59:24 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: sergeantdave
It’s been my belief that Reagan understood leftists perfectly, knowing that they would never be persuaded by reason, facts or logic. Thus he spoke to them in the only language they might understand - threats of violence, violence and death.

"A communist is someone who reads Marx. An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx." - Ronald Reagan

20 posted on 08/13/2007 7:00:10 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: Carbonado

I call it “the Nero complex”


21 posted on 08/13/2007 7:00:50 AM PDT by P.O.E. (School's Out. Drive Safely)
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To: Carbonado
They need to totally overthrow the existing order in order to rebuild the world in THEIR image.

That's because the ideas of the left CANNOT COMPETE with the proven existing ideas.

22 posted on 08/13/2007 7:05:46 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: sergeantdave

OK, but let’s remember that Reagan didn’t do it all by himself. If not for John Paul II and Solidarity bringing to life (on our TV screens) the yearning for freedom that Reagan was talking about, the Wall would not have come down.

Maybe there’s a key here? Its not enough for a US leader to propound democratic and spiritual values on his/her own, or for freedom fighters somewhere around the world to struggle in isolation. You have to have both at the same time.


23 posted on 08/13/2007 7:07:05 AM PDT by happyathome
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To: neverdem

keeper bump


24 posted on 08/13/2007 7:18:58 AM PDT by Edgerunner (If you won't let the military fight your battles, you will have to. Keep your powder dry...)
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To: neverdem

Democrats and the Radical Left have become the modern version of the Nazi Party.

The only thing that has been missing is the personality of a Strongman (StrongWOMAN??) to bring it all together...


25 posted on 08/13/2007 7:21:12 AM PDT by tcrlaf (You can lead a Liberal to LOGIC, but you can't make it THINK)
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To: Carbonado

Yes, exactly. Leftists can’t win on the merits of their arguments. Therefore, their first goal is to first create chaos. They rely on better organization and fanatical dedication to ultmately survive and take control of governmental “organs”. This explains their attacks on christianity, the family and our political system. Their attempt to overthrow the perfectly legal 2002 George Bush election, precisely fits into their playbook. Also, the growing number of voter fraud incidents by Democrap operatives is indicative of their aim to put increasing pressure on our political system. They are really very predictable. It’s strange how people, even when groups tell them their goal is to kill the unbelievers, refuse to acknowledge the threat. Losing the ability to legislate from the judicial bench was a big setback for the left because, as we all know, they used the Supreme Court to circumvent the elected branches of the government.


26 posted on 08/13/2007 7:33:08 AM PDT by dooltotheend
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To: neverdem
The root of all revolutionary enthusiasms is envy and resentment, usually born from a damaged childhood. If one has a sane, loving set of parents, one is most likely immune from this form of psychopathology. In the US, if one is poor and from a damaged family/home, the typical manifestation is criminal behavior and an insensitivity to the hurts of others. If one is from the middle or upper class, then the path is usually intellectual and emotional leftism. However, in my experience, scratch any criminal, leftist (or Islamist) and you will find a child that is full of violent rage.
27 posted on 08/13/2007 7:41:17 AM PDT by ZeitgeistSurfer (Times are bad. Children no longer listen to their parents. Everyone is writing a book.)
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To: dooltotheend

There is a difference between Pubbie politicians and Democrap types. The Pubbies only care about enriching themselves in office. The Democraps want to enrich themselves and dictate to the proletariat.


28 posted on 08/13/2007 8:03:43 AM PDT by dooltotheend
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To: dooltotheend

There is a difference between Pubbie politicians and Democrap types. The Pubbies only care about enriching themselves in office. The Democraps want to enrich themselves and dictate to the proletariat.


29 posted on 08/13/2007 8:03:46 AM PDT by dooltotheend
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To: oneofmany

Yes, and it is alive and well. This strategy, utilized for the last 50 years or so, has its genesis in the Frankfurt School, now known in the U.S. as The New School for Social Research.


30 posted on 08/13/2007 8:16:57 AM PDT by JGT
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To: neverdem

BTTT


31 posted on 08/13/2007 9:02:38 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ( America: “...the most benign hegemon in history.” —Mark Steyn)
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To: dooltotheend

Everything you say is true (except the first Bush election of 2000, not 2002)

Think about all of the custom crafted “crisis” situations created in their pursuit of power:

1) Glo-Bull warming “crisis”
2) Health care “crisis”
3) Racial/racism “crisis”
4) Education “crisis”
5) Prescription drug “crisis”

Blah blah blah, Ad nauseum.

They will continue to get away with this because of the complicit media who shill for them. Either they (the media) ignore information contrary to their case or they feign suspended disbelief about the reality of the situation.


32 posted on 08/13/2007 11:02:57 AM PDT by Carbonado
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To: Carbonado

Thanks for the catch. A typo. You sound a lot like me.


33 posted on 08/13/2007 11:45:14 AM PDT by dooltotheend
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To: neverdem

THE ENEMY WITHIN!


34 posted on 08/13/2007 2:16:24 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (I'd rather be hunting with dick than driving with ted)
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To: neverdem

bttt


35 posted on 08/13/2007 2:30:56 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: neverdem

Hitler and his criminal gang hated the rich, the capitalists, the Jews, the Christian Churches, and “the System”.
Every time someone says, “Change”, I hear, “take a bite, you won’t die.”


36 posted on 08/13/2007 3:49:28 PM PDT by huldah1776 ( Worthy is the Lamb)
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To: Carbonado
Just want to say that was a terrific blog/OP and the follow on comments had alot of insight to.

One of the best distillations I've read of the psychology of the Left.

The best point is one I often think of when I see Lefties in the streets, with their histrionic protests:

These are nothing more than children , with their over-wrought melodramatics. Consider the Left's obsession with railing against oil use and oil companies: It is from the immature's child point of view that they cry and whine for "something better".

Meanwhile, they never face the grown-up issues like;

1) modern civilization runs on oil and other fossil fuels, like it or not;

2) if we drastically reduced our oil/fossil fuel consumption, millions would die of famine, and we would lose everything powered by electricity;

3) it is not only appropriate but responsible for our leaders to secure our oil supplies, for the sake of having secured our oil supplies and no other reason, because our civilization depends on it. But the petulant chilren in the street can only have a temper-tantrum screaming "no blood for oil". Pfft!

37 posted on 08/13/2007 6:12:58 PM PDT by Joisey (Now, go away, or I shall taunt you a second time-a!)
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To: reformedliberal
for the Left EQUALITY is a substitute for morality

But...But...But...size does matter!

38 posted on 08/14/2007 3:31:22 PM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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bfl


39 posted on 08/14/2007 5:25:56 PM PDT by neverdem (Call talk radio. We need a Constitutional Amendment for Congressional term limits. Let's Roll!)
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To: neverdem
Outstanding article! Very interesting..
40 posted on 08/14/2007 7:49:41 PM PDT by Sprite518
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