The Dangerous Morality of the Left
The left is clearly losing their collective minds. Failure to take out Donald Trump and convince the masses that he stole the election has literally driven them insane. They fail to realize that the overwhelming support President Trump enjoys stems from the American people being sick and tired of the left always getting their way and Republicans always cowering in fear to them. They perceive Donald Trump as someone on the outside who calls them out for what they are and fights back. Whether or not this is truly the case remains to be seen. Never forget that the Clintons were at Trump’s wedding and they have been friends for years. Nevertheless, support for Trump is as strong as it has ever been, and the left is in a perpetual meltdown because their ideology and notions of social justice continue to be rejected.
While being interviewed by the New York Times Nancy Pelosi stated that collateral damage to those who disagree with the Democratic agenda may have to be accepted as a consequence if they lose the election. What collateral damage means is anybody’s guess, however, with the violence being directed at conservatives it isn’t a far stretch of the imagination to figure it out. Perhaps, it means dragging us off to the guillotines as one college professor recently suggested.
In any case, the Democrat party is showing the American people their backside and acting as if they are morally superior to the rest of us, which in their minds, justifies the violence. After all, we are nothing but a bunch of deplorables anyway.
This is turning into the perfect illustration of what this writer so often writes about. The Means and ends Morality of the left. Nancy Pelosi stated in her interview the main agenda items of the Democrat Party. Gun control, abortion rights, climate change, same-sex “marriage” and immigration. To them, these are key issues that define their morality. They claim that compassion and love for human beings are what drives them, and to disagree with any of it means you hate people. They claim that government has the power to create a perfect world where everyone is completely equal and if people would just give them the power, they would make it so. They believe this is possible, therefore, they operate from the ends justify the means mentality. To put it more simply, the ultimate morality for them is fighting for this false Utopian ideal. Failure to sacrifice your own misperceived notions of what is right or wrong in pursuit of this Utopia is considered an act of immorality to the left.
“In action, one does not always enjoy the luxury of a decision that is consistent both with one’s individual conscience and the good of mankind. The choice must always be for the latter. Action is for mass salvation and not for the individual’s personal salvation. He who sacrifices the mass good for his personal conscience has a peculiar conception of “personal salvation,” he doesn’t care enough for the people to be “corrupted” for them.” (Alinsky, 1971)
In A Psychological Assault on Freedom, this author described the differences in the way the left and right define freedom and morality. The right, deriving their morality from the Judeo-Christian religions and the concept of a universal, absolute right and wrong believe in individual, inalienable rights. The radicals on the left have been able to protest and spread their misguided message because the vast majority of us understand that freedom of speech is a concept that must be applied across the board. (If we believed as they did we would have shut their non-sense down years ago.) The left, on the other hand, derives their sense of morality from the scientific approach of understanding human behavior and the theory of Darwinian evolution. To them, there is no absolute morality other than what they define it to be. They are attempting to create a world where they set the standards of what morality is and disagreeing with it makes you a deplorable human being.
The term deplorable is as derogatory a term as any other in describing a person. It dehumanizes and alienates while justifying, in the minds of the left, the violence we are witnessing. This is the same mentality that led to so many millions being ruthlessly murdered by their own governments in the twentieth century. A standard of morality was set by the communists and a failure to conform to those ideals was viewed as being mentally ill or deficient.
The communists attempted, and still are attempting, to change the very nature of human beings. They believed that they could create a world where everyone would willingly surrender their livelihoods to the so-called greater good and goals of the state. They believed a world where everyone was working for the fulfillment of someone else’s needs would be ideal and a failure to see the reasonableness in this was considered selfish. Those holding onto outdated, antiquated ideas were, in the minds of the communists, unworthy of life because life itself was now being defined by man and not God. Human beings are not collective creatures, we are individuals driven by the need to provide for ourselves first. No one is going to work hard only to see the product of their labor given to someone who doesn’t.
For years, people in America have lived a blissful existence with the belief that “it can never happen here.” It is happening here. Since the election of Barack Obama, we have witnessed a growing mob mentally on the left. They have demonstrated a cold, ruthless willingness to burn down cities and attack those who don’t share their viewpoints. Leftist politicians like Maxine Waters and Nancy Pelosi incite this mob mentality by encouraging people to be disruptors. Waters told her supporters to form groups and tell conservatives they are not welcome anywhere. Where will it stop? Hillary Clinton suggested that civility can only be a reality once the Democrats regain control of the House and Senate. Are we to believe that they will suddenly become civil and respectful of differing viewpoints once they regain power? The thought of these people having any political power is frightening.
The question as to what to do about this remains. No one wants to see our nation erupt in violence. Sometimes it seems that the left is trying to intentionally trap us into overreacting, leading to a chain of events that would ultimately lead to gun confiscation and martial law. Have we reached a point where meeting the left on their terms is an inevitability? Are they going to, using mob violence, force us into a position where defending our self with equal violence is the only viable option? That remains to be seen and hopefully won’t become a reality. The left has been extremely successful in labeling Americans as hypocrites because they believe we don’t live up to the values we espouse. This author believes that the first and foremost thing we can do is to start being the change we want to see. If we want our nation to be moral, then we must be moral. Maybe we aren’t so far gone where simply ignoring these radicals on the left and not reacting to them at all would be a good first step. After all, they are making complete donkey tails out of themselves and seem to be on a path of self-destruction.
What will they be willing to do to save their sinking ship? That’s a scary thought indeed and we should be ready for anything.
Be sure to check out my latest book to learn more: Psychopolitics in America: A Nation Under Conquest, and also available in Paperback.
Article posted with permission from David Risselada