Power Hungry Big Govt Cultists

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    You cannot understand the left if you do not understand that Leftism is a religion. It is not God-based (some left-wing Christians' and Jews' claims notwithstanding), but otherwise it has every characteristic of a religion.

    The most blatant of those characteristics is dogma. People who believe in Leftism have as many dogmas as the most fundamentalist Christian. One of them is material equality as the preeminent moral goal. Another is the villainy of corporations. The bigger the corporation, the greater the villainy.

    Thus, instead of the devil, the left has Big Pharma, Big Tobacco, Big Oil, the "military-industrial complex" and the like. Meanwhile, Big Labor, Big Trial Lawyers and, of course, Big Government are left-wing angels. And why is that? Why, to be specific, does the left fear big corporations but not big government?The answer is dogma — a belief system that transcends reason. No rational person can deny that big governments have caused almost all the great evils of the last century, arguably the bloodiest in history.

    Who killed the 20-30 million Soviet citizens in the Gulag Archipelago — big government or big business? Hint: There were no private businesses in the Soviet Union. Who deliberately caused 75 million Chinese to starve to death — big government or big business? Hint: See previous hint. Did Coca Cola kill 5 million Ukrainians? Did Big Oil slaughter a quarter of the Cambodian population? Would there have been a Holocaust without the huge Nazi state?

    Whatever bad big corporations have done is dwarfed by the monstrous crimes — the mass enslavement of people, the deprivation of the most basic human rights, not to mention the mass murder and torture and genocide — committed by big governments.

    How can anyone who thinks rationally believe that big corporations rather than big governments pose the greatest threat to humanity? The answer is that it takes a mind distorted by leftist dogma. If there is another explanation, I do not know what it is.

    Religious Christians and Jews also have some irrational beliefs, but their irrationality is overwhelmingly confined to theological matters. And these theological irrationalities have no deleterious impact on religious Jews' and Christians' ability to see the world rationally and morally. Few religious Jews or Christians believe that big corporations are in any way analogous to big government in terms of evil done. And the few who do are leftists.

    That the left demonizes "Big Pharma," for instance, is an example of left-wing thinking. America's pharmaceutical companies have saved millions of lives, including millions of leftists' lives. And I do not doubt that in order to increase profits, they have not always played by the rules.

    But to demonize big pharmaceutical companies while lionizing big government, big labor unions and big trial law firms, is to stand morality on its head.

    There is yet another reason to fear big government far more than big corporations. ExxonMobil has no police force, no IRS, no ability to arrest you, no ability to shut you up, and certainly no ability to kill you.

    ExxonMobil can't knock on your door in the middle of the night and legally take you away. Apple Computer cannot take your money away without your consent, and it runs no prisons. The government does all of these things.

    Of course, the left will respond that government also does good and that corporations and capitalists are, by their very nature, "greedy."

    To which the rational response is that, of course, government also does good. But so do the vast majority of corporations, private citizens, church groups and myriad voluntary associations. On the other hand, only big government can do anything approaching the monstrous evils of the last century.

    As for greed: Between hunger for money and hunger for power, the latter is incomparably more frightening. It is noteworthy that none of the 20th century's monsters — Lenin, Hitler, Stalin, Mao — was preoccupied with material gain. They loved power much more than money.

    And that is why the left is much more frightening than the right. It craves power.

    Leftism Is Secular, Yes, But It's Also A Religion With Its Own Angels and Devils - Investors.com
     
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    You're not only wrong....but a douchebag....just like the right wing hack site you took the op-ed from.
     
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    1. Alienation from one’s own society based on personal flaws that prevent him from bonding with his peers, and fantasizing about a perfect society where he will fit in.

    2. From Eric Hoffer in "The True Believer," “…people with a sense of fulfillment think it is a good world land would like to conserve it as it is, while the frustrated favor radical change.” A primary cause of his dissatisfaction is a spiritual emptiness[/B] which must be provided, not by himself, but by society. In the American tradition, the sanctity of the individual, his freedom, and his life come before any political institution. In Thoreau’s "On the duty of Civil Disobedience," he states: “ There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all of its own power and authority are derived.”

    3. The leftist believer identifies with movements such as communism, or radical Islamism, and spurns democracy, capitalism, individuality and personal freedom, yet his mottos include “peace,” “social justice,” and “equality.” The Left’s supposed love for humanity is obviated by its hatred of individuals. The Left has no criticism for societies that practice racism, sexism, homophobia, as long as they claim enmity with America.

    4. Paramount in the psychology of the leftist is a sense of guilt due to a position of privilege or material comfort or status. Ashamed that he is not a genuine victim, he pays back a karmic debt by being a believer. To purge his guilt and validate his victimhood, the leftist must deny that communism is evil, or that al-Qaeda is the embodiment of terrorism. His victimhood fuels the rage that allows the leftist to assassinate, figuratively or literally, his enemy. Those who are happy, and do not see themselves as victims pose a threat to the leftist’s belief of a “ community of the people.” Writings of those on the left often appeal to the imagined vast majority who believe as they do."
    From “United in Hate,” by J. Glazov
     
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    3. The leftist believer identifies with movements such as communism, or radical Islamism, and spurns democracy, capitalism, individuality and personal freedom, yet his mottos include “peace,” “social justice,” and “equality.” The Left’s supposed love for humanity is obviated by its hatred of individuals. The Left has no criticism for societies that practice racism, sexism, homophobia, as long as they claim enmity with America.

    Indeed.............
     
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    Quoting the right wing scriptures like a proper zealot.
     

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