Understanding the socialist delusion

Submitted by murph on Mon, 12/18/2017 - 10:21

Democrats believe strongly in the rule of law but the opinions of almost all senior court judges nominated and appointed by democrats can be reliably predicted entirely through political, not legal, analysis. Democrats hate racists and oppose book burning, but want to ban, burn, or rewrite an American parable, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, in which a white boy overcomes cultural prejudice to see an escaped slave as human first and black second.

Open any major independent or conservative magazine or website, from WND and American Thinker to National Review or the Washington Times, and you'll find serious people baffled by democrats who say one thing but mean and do the opposite. Whether it's the liberal perversion of history in Common Core, Obama/Clinton corruption, or the vicious personal attacks progressives launch at anyone daring to criticize their frequent recourse to the ad hominem diversion, the conservative reaction to what is seen as leftist hypocrisy is the same everywhere: anger, confusion, and vacillation produced by a complete inability to understand how people who appear perfectly sane can seem to sincerely believe in a set of principles, and yet almost always act in direct opposition to them.

Progressive insanity is beyond parody: just recently a woman who is sane, reasonable, loyal, and very smart went purple faced and apoplectic to shout that I cannot condemn Islam's treatment of women as property to be violated at will, because some Republicans in Texas want women to see an ultrasound of their baby's heart beating in the womb before they can legally order the child killed.

Worse, progressive insanity has become so widespread, and so overwhelming in its certainties, that its believers bypass critical thought and the need for real world validation to uncritically accept almost any nonsense consistent with their worldview: so Venezuelan socialism has been a humanitarian success; climate change will kill most humans on earth by 2030; President Trump is a totalitarian racist; and ,placing  metastasising colonies of assimilation resistant migrants from various shithole cultures around the world in the United States will strengthen the body politic.

Explaining this behavior is what this book is about: understand why left leaning liberals become caricature right wing fascists when given the power to act and you'll find it easier to live with, and possibly even help, liberalism's believers: your husband, your wife, your children, your country.