Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The evil at the heart of Leftist Philosophy

I use the word deliberately.  Having formerly been on the left hand side of the aisle, I know all too well the seductive flattery that is the core of their sales pitch: Just believe these things and you will be a smarter person.  A better person.  Better than those who do not believe these things.

It's easy to fall for those flattering whispers, to buy in to the ideology without thinking about what those things imply.

In a must-read post, A Girl And Her Gun describes how she was talked down to by one of those Moral Exemplars.  Her reply is worthy of being engraved in marble, with gilded letters:
This commenter tries to deceive us into thinking that he is kind and benevolent and that he wants peace for all people. That all people are equal and therefore all deserve the same treatment regardless of their behavior. Kumbaya and all that.

Here is what I want you to understand, he does not think all people are equal and deserve to live a peaceful life. He believes that bad guys have the right to kill and good guys have the right to die. He believes your life and mine are less valuable. He believes that in allowing yourself to be killed the bad guy now has the opportunity to due process(found in a separate comment on same post). In the end his entire argument is that no one has the right to be murdered, but if there is a choice between good and evil, evil should get his day in court.
Her reply is precisely what liberals need to hear: they're not better, and nicer, and smarter.  They stand with evil - as Orwell masterfully described those who flinched, and sided with the fascists:
Pacifism is objectively pro-fascist. This is elementary common sense. If you hamper the war effort of one side, you automatically help out that of the other. Nor is there any real way of remaining outside such a war as the present one. In practice, 'he that is not with me is against me'.
They are objectively evil.

They need to stop, and if they're called on it, some of them may stop and listen.  Maybe not many, but this is exactly the emotional kind of argument that they make, and so we will be transmitting on a frequency that they are receiving.  Combined with a "I know that you're not evil, so why are you willing to support it" separation of objectively evil and intentionally evil, this is an area where the smarter sort of leftists will stop and think.

I know - I've been there myself.



Old NFO said...

Yep, she hits a home run with that one! :-)

Anonymous said...

And if there are no atheists in foxholes, I'll take a wild guess that there wouldn't be any pacifists in a social breakdown. Or at least not for long.

Anonymous said...

Quote..."Pacifism is objectively pro-fascist. This is elementary common sense."

Rubbish during WW2 in Britain the likes of Quakers were pacifists and refused to bear arms against anyone.
However they did not refuse to serve in the military they all became field medics and ambulance crews and actually served with distinction trying to save the lives of others taking high causality's among themselves.
However the communist and fascist scum were locked up in Britain and if food had become even scarcer were to be shot on Winnies orders.

Lissa said...

His whole argument boils down to the directive that you should be ashamed of taking responsibility for your own safety rather than relying on the kindness and goodness of strangers. No thank you.

agirlandhergun said...

Thanks for the mention, kind words and fighting the good fight!!!