Skip to comments.Ten Reasons Why I Am No Longer a Leftist
Posted on 07/20/2014 1:45:50 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
How far left was I? So far left my beloved uncle was a card-carrying member of the Communist Party in a Communist country. When I returned to his Slovak village to buy him a mass card, the priest refused to sell me one. So far left that a self-identified terrorist proposed marriage to me. So far left I was a two-time Peace Corps volunteer and I have a degree from UC Berkeley. So far left that my Teamster mother used to tell anyone who would listen that she voted for Gus Hall, Communist Party chairman, for president. I wore a button saying "Eat the Rich." To me it wasn't a metaphor.
I voted Republican in the last presidential election.
Below are the top ten reasons I am no longer a leftist. This is not a rigorous comparison of theories. This list is idiosyncratic, impressionistic, and intuitive. It's an accounting of the milestones on my herky-jerky journey.
In the late 1990s I was reading Anatomy of the Spirit, a then recent bestseller by Caroline Myss.
Myss described having lunch with a woman named Mary. A man approached Mary and asked her if she were free to do a favor for him on June 8th. No, Mary replied, I absolutely cannot do anything on June 8th because June 8th is my incest survivors' meeting and we never let each other down! They have suffered so much already! I would never betray incest survivors!
Myss was flabbergasted. Mary could have simply said "Yes" or "No."(continued)
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Wow. I wonder which friends I could send this to...
Astounding. A testament to the drive and determination and hate that instills liberals and Democrats. It is why we haven't nor likely will not them. They just never give up; inch by inch, one concession by conservatives after another, they keep on trekking.
What an outstanding article!
It makes me wonder how so many labor union members could support their national leaders, who are all communists and despise the ranks of working Americans.
The same way that Church-going, pro-life blacks could support pro-abortion and sometimes atheist or Muslim black leaders. Or conservative Catholic Hispanics supporting Communist leaders.
BTW, do you ever sleep?
Just get in an argument with a leftist and stand back, you will hear exactly what a leftist is as they label you with their values. Hater, being probably number one on the list.
If they're leftist friends, it wouldn't phase them, I don't think. They are badly in denial of their disorder.
Third shifters, “We’ll sleep when we’re dead. And maybe not even then!”
Unfortunately most leftists aren’t open to facts or new ideas. They refuse to even consider letting go of their hate.
“It makes me wonder how so many labor union members could support their national leaders, who are all communists and despise the ranks of working Americans.”
For the same reason blacks support racist liberals that both hate them, and would never live near them.
Liberals designed a welfare system that required the family unit of blacks be destroyed, one that would allow no escape. In exchange for votes they are housed and fed, and guaranteed to never have to work to better themselves.
Unions operate on the same principal. See tagline...
Because, either they don't understand the concept of forcing someone else to suffer for their gain or they don't care. It's all about their paycheck.
Thanks for posting this 2nd Div. One of the better reads in months!
Very informative article. She’s exactly right, and fortunately she saw through it before it destroyed her.
I liked this article. However, I will point out that some of the points listed we should be careful of as well.
Best. Article. Ever.
Posted to FB. This needs to be spread far and wide.
We must hate - hatred is the basis of communism. Children must be taught to hate their parents if they are not communists.
I wonder if the author realizes he has no “8th reason”
Really interesting article.
Oustanding article! Hope to read more by Danusha Goska.
Would like to learn about her faith in God. Faith in His love is a source of strength in these mad evil times.
We try to be.
They never do
Yes, it was a good read. I knew they were haters, but did not realize the depth to which it went. They are if their father, the devil, who was a liar from the beginning. The article leads me to believe that there is going to be armed conflict in the not too distant future. I don’t see any way around it.
In point 3/2 he brings up the left’s tendencies to always think big. Which the results are hard to analyze and rack up a huge financial burden. My idiot sister-in-law does this. She flies all over latin America, running up huge travel costs for my brother-in-law, claiming she is helping everyone. However, she lives 3 blocks from a complete slum, where helping opportunities are boundless.
Under point number 1, Hate, I came across this interesting tidbit “ He protests against homophobic Christians, American imperialists, and Monsanto.”
More than one Freeper has fallen under the spell of the Leftist movement, buying into the ‘I hate Monsanto’ bit.
What a great article. As we grow up and start to recognize ideological dishonesty, selective outrage, hatred, and disordered superiority/inferiority complexes of the left, or any other cultish movement, that takes advantage of vulnerable people and innocent youth, we will cease to be one of their “useful idiots”. The difference as she mentions, is having God. His sheep will hear Him.
Communist Hatred explains why Islamic Radicals have allliances with Marxists.
DU and Huffington Post
I had to stop because these people are so full of illogical, unreasonable deep seated hatred it was affecting me in a real negative way...
EXCELLENT ARTICLE - And as a former leftie myself, I concur.
Thanks for posting this, it’s truly excellent.
“I wonder if the author realizes he has no 8th reason”
Yes, I didn’t notice it but one of the commentors at the site pointed that out too.
“I knew they were haters, but did not realize the depth to which it went.”
No, me neither.
As to what you say about the Devil, this is what I said to myself when I heard a brief bit of Sean Hannity’s interview with the gal who is doing those hidden camera exposes of Planned Parenthood - in which they are telling the kids to do sado-masochistic sex, etc.
And I’m thinking to myself: well it is one thing to say how unfortunate this woman is pregnant, she should be able to have an abortion, blah blah, yadda yadda. How do you get from there to instructing teenagers to do sado-masochism?
And then, you know, it struck me. They truly are in league with the Devil. Every last one of them. And if there is ANYONE who works for or with that organization who is NOT in league with the Devil they need to quit TOMORROW and find a different job.
And if that job is flipping burgers or sweeping floors I say that will be a vast improvement.
FTA: Pete is now a Facebook friend and his feed overflows with the anger that I'm sure he assesses as righteous. He protests against homophobic Christians, American imperialists, and Monsanto. I don't know if Pete ever donates to an organization he believes in, or a person suffering from a disease, or if he ever says comforting things to afflicted intimates. I know he hates.
I'm thinking I'll put the article on FB.
Wow. A list of things hated by leftists that has gone on for years.
If the victims of communism could start a list, it would also go on for years. The problem is that more than one hundred million posters are missing because they were murdered by intolerant, hate-spewing leftists who loved
“the revolution” more than anything.
Hang out in leftist internet environments, and you will discover a toxic bath of irrational hatred for the Judeo-Christian tradition.
And thus they are gods...
Eventually, I found it much better to let them shout while I would politely refute their arguments. Nothing disconcerts a screaming leftist more than an opponent who smiles at them and calmly rebuts their statements. I'd rather they think about the things I say rather than believe they've won an argument because they outshouted me.
Superb article. I have always found that those leaving a poison ideology (whether political or religious) can articulate the reasons why the ideology is poison better than anyone looking in from the outside, and this article only reinforces my experience.
Share this far and wide - it may do some good.
What an excellent and disturbing essay. Ouch.
Like church youth groups traveling to foreign countries to “help” when, in most areas, there’s a poor side of town a few miles away.
It has always been so. That's the Devil's method from the beginning.
Looks like God got a hold of somebody. Thanks for posting.
This is good! I could send it to my lefty relatives but they would refuse to read it.
The more I read from people like him the more I think you are right - funnily enough I think the left will start it! Despite their supposed hatred of guns there are armed groups of lefties spoiling for a fight - they consider themselves and even call themselves The Armed Resistance - they only hate conservatives having guns.