Skip to comments.Ten Reasons Why I Am No Longer a Leftist
Posted on 11/08/2014 8:17:44 AM PST by Yashcheritsiy
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 wasnt 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. Its an accounting of the milestones on my herky-jerky journey...
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Well, you know what they say. The first step on the road to recovery is admitting you have a problem.
I’d think the racial politics alone would cure any taxpaying leftist with any semblance of an education.
It is a good read, it would be nice if he made us a shorter version for passing on to others.
I was watching “The Autobiography Of Nicolae Ceausescu” and what struck me forcefully was how a young man who was genuinely adored by his people turned into a soulless monster over time.
There is something about leftist/communist philosophies that corrupts people and turns them into people who believe the means justify the end. When your only ethics is power then things go straight down the road to hell. You may have all the ideals and best intentions in the world but being ignorant of the consequences involved in them can lead to one’s ruin.
That’s why I conclude such philosophies can never work. It never worked in communist countries and it won’t work in America.
I think the cause is just plane old rejection. The commies get this vision of utopia that is unglued from reality and then throw a hissy fit when their wonderful (failed) ideas are rejected.
Danusha is a female, I think shortening it would lose its message.
Slow learner, eh?
Or don’t work as intended or the promised Utopia never arrived.
“The sisters did not want to save the world. Someone already had.” My new tag line.
I guess I never had any heart.....
There is Utopia, but it is not and never will be on earth.
God provides Utopia.
Front Page Magazine makes me sign into some weird physhing site to send the article by email. I hate that.
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