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.