Sunday, August 22, 2004

De-constructing a rant from the "American" left

Leftist Indymedia site is offering the addresses of republican convention delegates in order to harass them. The following paragraph is from the page on this site. It is instructional for several reasons which I will discuss afterwards:

"At the 2004 Republican National Convention, the self-appointed managers of the world will be discussing their party platform of racism, imperialism and the violent suppression of human liberty. They will proudly renominate the unelected president of an illegitimate government. For the past four years, in the United States, we have seen a terrifying increase in racism against Arabs and Muslinms, the passage of the draconian USA PATRIOT Act, handouts to the rich that would make Reagan blush, millions of lost jobs, and an accelerated continuation of the war against the poor and the oppressed. Abroad, the Empire has claimed the stage of history as its own, even ignoring many of its old imperial allies, invaded two sovereign states, started a bogus “War on Terror”, overseen a coup in Haiti, attempted to overthrow the Venezuelan government, overseen, aided, and authorized the brutal and illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine, and generally accelerated and intensified an already belligerent imperial system of domination which threatens the Earth and all its peoples. In short, the violent expansion of this rotten system is on one side, and all of us on the other. We view the Republican Party as one of the most important organizations of the ruling class, selling and intellectualizing this system to all thanks in part to a compliant corporate media system."

Sorry to put my readers through such bile, but it is for a good purpose. Yes, that is a nauseating dose of leftist world view. While you take a moment to raise your mind from the distastefully low mental frequency of the unhinged, I will attempt to explain why you were exposed to it.

The writer of that piece, unknowingly, has provided analysts a synopsis of their political and ethical views in totality. It would not be fair to say all leftists are as deranged in their views, but clearly there is common ground there which links them together.

Let's take a closer look at this writers views in a summarized ten-point fashion without as much flying spittle:

1. Republicans are the self-appointed managers of the world.
2. The Republican platform consists of racism, imperialism and the violent suppression of human liberty.
3. The President of the United States is unelected.
4. The government of the United States is illegitimate.
5. Allies of the US are "Imperial Allies"
6. The war on terror is "bogus".
7. The US has "aided, overseen and authorized" Israeli occupation of Palestine.
8. The US has attempted to overthrow the Venezuelan government.
9. The US has overseen a coup in Haiti.
10. The US has "overseen a belligerent imperial system of domination which threatens the Earth and all its peoples."

"Imperial" this and "imperialism" that, it's hard to read the points and not realize that the writer is a Marxist. One of the views that should disturb everyone the most though is the view that the war on terror is "bogus." In the leftist-Marxist view 9/11 was simply a payback for US imperialism. Republicans are not US citizens, they are "self-appointed managers of the world." That is justification for harassing the families of Americans with a different political view. The view that the government is illegitimate is quite a telling one. This view basically allows them to justify anything, defy all laws and law enforcement agencies and still feel that they are right and morally just. In short, the leftists are denouncing their American citizenship in favor of the 'globalist' nation which comprises the Marxists of the world and their communist philosophies.

In short, the hardcore American left isn't American at all. These folks may have been born here but their allegiance is not to America at all. These folks hate America. Yet they don't leave America - no way! They are the spoiled byproducts of a failing educational system, itself infested with other spoiled educators who feed on the public trough and whom so quickly side with global thugs and dictators as the oppressed victims of American "imperialism." Who can forget the human shields who arrived and were promptly appointed to defend Saddam's military installations? Such idiocy could be pitied, had they been lobotomized at birth but the American left are not all given lobotomies by any Joseph Kennedy wannabes.

The shallowness of the American leftists' world view is compounded by their guilt at living comfortably. Yes, personal guilt plays a large role in the formation of the American left. On a case-by-case basis the individuals that comprise the American left have a lot of guilt. This guilt eats away at them and they turn their self-hatred upon America. The movie actors all become leftists because they feel guilty about earning so much money for so little work. The educators become leftist because they never face adversity and a cozy low paying teaching position makes them envious of the wealthy yet sympathetic to those who are not so cozily set up and toil for their living. Yes, the guilt is there and seeks an outlet.

The best thing about them redirecting this hate of their own shortcomings is that it is never quenched. They pick a target they have the least ability to change. What better way of forever staying frustrated than to target America? They can keep redirecting their self-loathing for decades and never have to look at themselves or why they are such angry individuals. If the world became a "Marxist utopia" overnight they would still find a target for their hatred. A target sufficiently removed from themselves.

The next time you listen to a leftist rant, try and remember that this individual has a lot of self-loathing. It's ok to feel compassion for them, but to realize that their massive hate and Marxist world view is the byproduct of their own personal shortcomings. Yes, Marxism is an escape mechanism. An outlet to escape the issues of their own life and blame all their problems upon America and imperialism. It's unrealistic and self-destructive, yet for many who are unable intellectualy to look at their own problems and need a scapegoat, Marxism embraces these folks wholeheartedly.

Once they learn to look at themselves and address their own demons, they will no longer need to project their hatred at America, Israel, George Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, or assault and accost the families and children of those "self-appointed managers of the earth."

At that point they will see the world in a more balanced state of mind and when they feel good about themselves, they will be able to drop their Marxist escape mechanism and see the good America is doing around the world, bolstering freedom where oppression reigned.

(Crossposted at

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