There’s a great piece today in The Wall Street Journal about the left. You know, those people who claim they are oh-so-morally-superior to the rest of us. If only we would just succumb to their ideology everything would be wonderful. Why, it would be Utopia. But we don’t, and they don’t like that, so these very enlightened and tolerant people resort to random acts of violence and crime to make us see the light. The ends justify the means.
The myth persists that the left—while it might often be naive and unrealistic—still has its heart in the right place. Those who want to redistribute income are the gallant Robin Hoods of contemporary life. “Occupiers” and socialists clearly have real concern for the downtrodden and poor. Those who demand social justice are more sincere, more compassionate, more spiritual, and surely more Christian than the rest of us.
Fairness and decency are the heart of the left; materialism and selfishness the hallmarks of the bourgeoisie, Wall Street, the tea party crowd, and, well, ordinary Americans in general. So we are told.
Of course, every now and then this narrative unravels. An Occupy crowd goes on a rampage smashing the windows of small shopkeepers, stealing, destroying private and public property, throwing bricks at the police, and threatening the lives of ordinary citizens. In social-democratic Europe, gangs of idealistic youths take over universities, riot, and firebomb their way to achieve what they characterize as justice.
“Outliers,” we are told. “Fringe elements,” the media strains to label them.
Read it all, if you can.
I don’t know, I haven’t heard of any Tea Party people pooping on police cars or having to resort to “rape free” zones at their gatherings. But what really ticks me off is when I hear that the government and the media label free-market advocates as “fringe” when the lefties are out there creating havoc.
And how is it inhumane to call for a bloated government to stop enslaving our children (who can’t vote) to this massive debt?
This is how the left operates – they declare themselves to be your moral superiors, and then they leave no options off the table when it comes to destroying you. I keep hearing calls for compromise, but how do you compromise with these people? The only “compromise” they will accept is complete capitulation. No thanks.
Update: Linked by The Camp of the Saints, where I was directed to a new post by Ladd Ehlinger: If they accuse you of it, they’re probably doing it. How true.