"Ten Reasons Why I Am No Longer a Leftist"

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    Jul 21, 2014 8:39 PM GMT
    Ten Reasons Why I Am No Longer a Leftist

    By Danusha V. Goska

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    "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.

    10) Huffiness.

    In the left, I found a desire to be in pain constantly, so as always to have something to protest,

    9) Selective Outrage

    I never witnessed significant leftist outrage over clitoredectomy, child marriage, honor killing, sharia-inspired rape laws, stoning, or acid attacks.
    The left's selective outrage convinced me that much canonical, left-wing feminism is not so much support for women, as it is a protest against Western, heterosexual men. It's an "I hate" phenomenon, rather than an "I love" phenomenon.

    8 ) It's the thought that counts

    "Love Humanity but Hate People." We focused so hard on our good intentions. What depressingly little we did accomplish was often erased with the next drought, landslide, or insurrection.

    Hillary served as the attorney to a 41-year-old, one of two men accused of raping a 12-year-old girl. The girl, a virgin before the assault, was in a coma for five days afterward. She was injured so badly she was told she'd never have children.

    Hillary's chuckles when reminiscing about her legal victory suggest that, in her assessment, her contribution to the ruination of the life of a rape victim is of relatively negligible import.

    7) Leftists hate my people.

    It's more than a little bit weird that leftists, who describe themselves as the voice of the worker, select workers as their hated other of choice, and targets of their failed social engineering.

    6) I believe in God.

    Read Marx and discover a mythology that is irreconcilable with any other narrative, including the Bible. You will discover a rejection of the Judeo-Christian foundation of Western Civilization and American concepts of individual rights and law.

    5 & 4) Straw men and "In order to make an omelet you have to break a few eggs."

    "Truth is that which serves the party."

    The leftist strategy of slandering those who speak uncomfortable facts suppresses discourse and has a devastating impact on confrontations with truth in journalism and on college campuses.

    2 & 3) It doesn't work. Other approaches work better.

    Horowitz said something that interrupted my flow of thought. He pointed out that Camden, Paterson, and Newark had decades of Democratic leadership.

    After I realized that our approaches don't work, I started reading about other approaches.

    I had another Aha! moment while listening to a two minute twenty-three second YouTube video of Milton Friedman responding to Phil Donahue's castigation of greed. The only rational response to Friedman is "My God, he's right."

    1) Hate.

    If hate were the only reason, I'd stop being a leftist for this reason alone.

    But when I encounter unhinged, stratospheric vituperation, when I encounter detailed revenge fantasies in scatological and sadistic language, I know I've stumbled upon a left-wing website.

    I needed to leave the left, I realized, when I decided that I wanted to spend time with people building, cultivating, and establishing, something that they loved.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/07/ten_reasons_i_am_no_longer_a_leftist.html



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    Jul 21, 2014 8:51 PM GMT
    10 Reasons Why I Am No Longer A Rightist...Or A Leftist

    10) There are elements from both sides that I agree with, and elements from both sides that I disagree with.

    9) Neither party has it right, and I don't either.

    8 ) Accidental emoticons look stupid. icon_cool.gif

    7) I'm already out of reasons, but I'll make up six more just to be fair.

    6) Still having trouble thinking of more reasons, help me out here guys.

    5) I like to drink too much coffee.

    4) I like to ride my bicycle.

    3) I like to socialize with my friends.

    2) I like to eat eggs for breakfast...at 2pm.

    1) I like to make lists of 10.
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    Jul 25, 2014 3:49 PM GMT
    The weighty deliberations of the "moderate" mind are amazing.

    "One cannot avoid choosing between the philosophy of the Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg Address and that of the Communist Manifesto.

    The challenge is there, and it is useless to bury one's head in the sand."


    p. 877 Human Action A Treatise on Economics by Ludwig Von Mises.

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    "You can't be neutral about Jesus"

    Pastor Greg Laurie
  • jaroslav123

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    Aug 03, 2014 9:52 PM GMT
    jockfever saidThe weighty deliberations of the "moderate" mind are amazing.

    "One cannot avoid choosing between the philosophy of the Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg Address and that of the Communist Manifesto.

    The challenge is there, and it is useless to bury one's head in the sand."


    p. 877 Human Action A Treatise on Economics by Ludwig Von Mises.

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    "You can't be neutral about Jesus"

    Pastor Greg Laurie


    Alright, don't get so huffy now ;)
  • jaroslav123

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    Aug 03, 2014 9:55 PM GMT
    I would gleefully debate. But I'm tired. What I will say is this one singular thing: I get mad about honour killings and what some have termed "Islamo-fascism". So perhaps I'm the exception to the rule? (Oh wait, Andrea Dworkin and quite a significant amount of the anti-violence and anti-rape campaigners - I say 'quite a few' because there are some righties as well as lefties there as well. Rape and honor killing and acid-throwing to me are aside from politics and just issues about plain human decency...)

    I could also do a similar list concerning why I'm no longer right-wing...but this would just be a mere trivial waste of time. You seem for the most part seem to be attacking lefties rather than left-wing ideology, which seems rather silly.

    Anyway, I need sleep.

    Au Revoir.