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What Motivates the Evil, Radical Left

Jody Bottum has a post in which he examines the motivation of the radical Left. I've called them the Forces of Evil and I was right in my characterization. Take a look at these comments which they use to justify what they write. And keep in mind, they're admiting that what they're writing are lies:

I am prepared to do whatever is necessary to destroy the Republican Party as it exists today as well as everything it stands for.

If health insurance for all, an end to the Iraq War, an end to torture and illegal wiretapping, and a sane energy policy can be obtained at the price of destroying one teenage girl, her family, and the surrendering our self-respect I see that as a cheap trade.

This is about Power . . . How it is obtained--and how it is wielded in ways that affects all of us.

Are you telling me that you would not use character-destroying lies to ensure a war against Iran does not occur?

Are you telling me you would not spread lies about a man's integrity, even if it defeated a candidate who take away the right to choose?

Are you telling me you would not destroy the love a family holds for one another, even if it meant letting someone who would destroy the constitution become president?

What choice do we have? When faced with monsters, we have to be monstrous ourselves.

They've sold their souls.

Hat tip: Jonah Goldberg at The Corner


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Comments (34)

The answer is obvious - the... (Below threshold)
JFO:

The answer is obvious - the evil radical right.

It's simply the ends justif... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

It's simply the ends justifies the means. Bush may have felt the same way in instituting the so called warrantees wiretap, or water boarding, on the war with Iran in order to protect Americans from terrorists. Are they saying Obama won't do such things to protect Americans from terrorists? If so, it's another reason not to vote for Obama.

Funny, these same people fi... (Below threshold)
MoTim:

Funny, these same people fight tooth and nail to prevent the "torture" no matter how mild of someone that may save thousands if not millions of lives.

Does mean the evil liberal ... (Below threshold)
Matt:

Does mean the evil liberal left will stop claiming to do things if it will "Save one child?"

Destroying anyone/anything in their path was the old communists way of doing things. Destroy whole countries to come to power, no problem. Starve millions, no doubt the deserved it. Somewhere deep in hell, Joe Stalin is gleefully cackling about what he wrought.

BEST ANSWER I'VE HEARD SO F... (Below threshold)
yonason:

BEST ANSWER I'VE HEARD SO FAR...

...from Even Sayet

Read, or preferably listen, to his excellent analysis.

There are equally insane co... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

There are equally insane comments posted here, but other commenters are quick to assume that they're DU trolls masquerading as far-right lunatics gone over the edge.

You wouldn't, of course, extend the same principle of charity to the opposite side of the spectrum, nor would anyone expect you to, but suffice to say that these assholes (either fakers or sincere) are irrelevant to the overall political process.

Hey, anybody want to discuss, I dunno, policy?

Monstrosity, JFO, depends o... (Below threshold)

Monstrosity, JFO, depends on your point of view. I see the willing lies and distortions of the left, the sheer, horrid EAGERNESS to do things that would normally be considered reprehensible on the thinnest possible pretext to be pretty damn obscene.

You know what the left is reminding me of? All those wonderful people in "The Gulag Archipelago" by Solzhenitsyn who could arrest, torture and kill fellow citizens by the fucking trainload based on the possibility that they might be thinking of doing something that might hurt the Soviet Union.

You - and those like you at Kos and DU, have shown yourselves to have no humanity, no compassion, and no tolerance, while you proudly pat yourselves on the back and congratulate yourselves about how wonderfully virtuous and compassionate you are - while everyone else is so mean-spirited and intolerant. You're like dogs eating each other's crap and proclaiming it the best thing ever - and not understanding why we aren't willing to partake in the bounty you're so eager to feed us.

Before we all go off the de... (Below threshold)
Mike:

Before we all go off the deep end, perhaps we should take a deep breath and realize that even thousands of Kostards and Moron.org loonies still only constitute an insignificantly small portion of Americans. The real question is, how accurately does this sample represent American liberals at large, or for that matter, American Democrats.

I'm willing to bet that such radicalism is taken to heart by only a very small group of Americans. Unfortunately, that group has effectively "bought" the Democrat organization, and has appointed itself as their spokespeople.

Still, it is very unsettling to see these people advocate redemptive violence and outright deception as reasonable methods to achieve their ends. Barry Goldwater was pilloried by liberals 40 years ago by stating, "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice." The same sentiment now seems to be the battle cry of the unhinged left.

My, how times have changed.

Mike, let us not forget Mak... (Below threshold)

Mike, let us not forget Makos's "it's our party, we paid for it" comment.
I am working from memory so I may not have the wording right but I do recall the ownership claim.
They will never understand the evil they have claimed or become.

Sorry- "Markos's" above... (Below threshold)

Sorry- "Markos's" above

Those who would replicate t... (Below threshold)
Big Country:

Those who would replicate the Soviet System seem to forget that THEY were the first ones put against the wall and executed come "The Revolution." It's easy when one is 'in the belly of the beast' all warm and comfy surrounded by the Constitution and Freedom to Express yourself in whatever boneheaded way you want.

The "Bill Ayers" of the world, if in fact had managed to pull off their revolution, would have found themselves part of the "bourgeois educated oppressors" and "useful idiots" that no longer had use, and therefore would be 'worthless eaters' and subjected to 'liquidation.' All you have to do is look to Pol Pot and the Killing Feilds of Cambodia where anyone with higher than a 6th Grade education was suspect or killed out of hand.

The very term "useful idiot" was used to describe Soviet sympathizers in western countries and the alleged attitude of the Soviet government towards them. The implication was that though the person in question naïvely thought themselves an ally of the Soviets or other Communists, they were actually held in contempt by them, and being cynically used. This holds true today as much as it used to in days gone by.

"Whoever fights monsters sh... (Below threshold)
Bob:

"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he doesn't become a monster." Frederick Nietsche. This advice comes too late for some of these leftist morons, who only imagine they are fighting "monsters."

Mike -"Before w... (Below threshold)

Mike -

"Before we all go off the deep end, perhaps we should take a deep breath and realize that even thousands of Kostards and Moron.org loonies still only constitute an insignificantly small portion of Americans. The real question is, how accurately does this sample represent American liberals at large, or for that matter, American Democrats."

I'm thinking it's a small, very vocal minority - in fact, I'm hoping that desperately, and that the loony left will finally be seen as so far out there that the rational left will repudiate them.

In such a hate-filled environment, fanaticism finds fertile ground. And how long would it be before they're able to transition from character assasination to the real thing? All perfectly justified, of course, by their ideology.

Blogdog...

"They will never understand the evil they have claimed or become."

Because it'll always be someone else's fault. It'll be Bush's fault, or McCain's, or Palin's - or because they don't have economic justice, or reproductive justice, or educational or social or transportational justice, or some other buzzphrase they can use to justify their hate.

If you're not letting your ... (Below threshold)
stevesturm:

If you're not letting your emotions run away, and the radical left is in fact evil, then why aren't you calling for them to be put away? Isn't it incumbent on society to aggressively seek out and remove those who pose a threat to society? And if evil doesn't pose a threat to society, what does?

I don't agree with them or the tactics they use, but I don't think they're evil. You apparently do, and yet you're doing precious little to neutralize/neuter them, just like Bush, who with one notable exception, did little to deal with the countries he defined as evil.

OHHH THEY'RE SOOOO EVIL. So... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

OHHH THEY'RE SOOOO EVIL. So evil, in fact, that I'm going to write about it on a blog and start a wingnut feeding frenzy!!!

Seriously, Kim, what words have you reserved for people who blow up shopping malls and airplanes or torture, rape and kill women for fun?
depp=true
notiz=You can leave now with your disrespect.

The Left has shown it will ... (Below threshold)
ThomasJackson Author Profile Page:

The Left has shown it will use gutter politics and drag us into their cesspools in the name of PC. This is the same method that the Communists and Nazis used. And why not they valued nothing but power. Just as these monsters do.

"If health insurance for al... (Below threshold)
Larry:

"If health insurance for all, an end to the Iraq War, an end to torture and illegal wiretapping, and a sane energy policy can be obtained at the price of destroying one teenage girl, her family, and the surrendering our self-respect I see that as a cheap trade."

What happens is that a bunch of semi-like minded people start hanging out together either in person or via the Internet. They convince themselves that there are worthy goals for which they should seek reality. They attempt to define the concept of, for example, a "Sane Energy Policy," whatever that means to them.

Individuals keep one upping each other in an attempt of dominance or just for attention, until one or more, usually more, wants to burn anyone who disagrees with them at the stake, kinda like the Salem witch trials.

This is the kind of mentality that DOES lead to war. Pity they don't understand what drives themselves and the consequences if their desires were unleashed for real.

Seriously, Kim, wh... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:
Seriously, Kim, what words have you reserved for people who blow up shopping malls and airplanes or torture, rape and kill women for fun?

Hypo, will you cool it, already? Your blank comment based on the title shows you have no clue what the post is about. As ww said earlier, isn't there a Canadian blog you can go bother? Or did they find you annoying and sent you over here?

No, everything's fine up he... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

No, everything's fine up here, we have nothing to talk about except the pending hockey season and how disappointing the Blue Jays have been (as usual).

Hey, hyperboy -Wou... (Below threshold)
apb:

Hey, hyperboy -

Would that be an islamist? Not nearly as bad as the unhinged left...

The typical fanatic lefty is of two breeds - those that subvert structure through artificially elevated positions of knowledge (i.e. agenda-based tenured professors that twist ideology to conform to their particular bent thought processes), and those that wish they could subvert it, but are stuck in their parent's basements and no-track barista gigs - resentful that no one appreciates their true genius.

Both are simple pack animals - caught alone, they're cowardly and meek; if they're in a pack, you'd best be prepared not to blink. Kinda like the poor SOB that blinked when faced with that "pussies on wheels" group in Seattle...

We talk about the radical r... (Below threshold)
JMC:

We talk about the radical right. You know the guys that drove to Denver with rifles wanting to shoot Obama. What motivates the radical right Kim?

JMC -You couldn't ... (Below threshold)
apb:

JMC -

You couldn't even get THAT story straight ...truly tragic.

"This is the kind of mental... (Below threshold)
Knightbrigade:

"This is the kind of mentality that DOES lead to war. Pity they don't understand what drives themselves and the consequences if their desires were unleashed for real."

If the radical left gets too out of hand (especially in regards to violence such as at the RNC), there's nothing like a little civil war to remedy the situation.


Then we can see how dedicated to being moonbats they REALLY are!!

LaMedusa,"Hypo, wi... (Below threshold)
Kenny:

LaMedusa,

"Hypo, will you cool it, already? Your blank comment based on the title shows you have no clue what the post is about. As ww said earlier, isn't there a Canadian blog you can go bother? Or did they find you annoying and sent you over here?"

Hyperliar is annoying us because he knows that if he posted offensive comments on Canadian blogs like he does here, he would be hauled up in front of the human rights commission.

Luckily, we still have (somewhat) free speech in the USA, so we get the Canadian rejects.

Hyperliar is annoy... (Below threshold)
Hyperliar is annoying us because he knows that if he posted offensive comments on Canadian blogs like he does here, he would be hauled up in front of the human rights commission.

No, he wouldn't. The Canadian kangaroo-court HRCs are run by lefty tools who only go after politically incorrect targets. They wouldn't touch hyper, heck, they'd probably give him a medal.

Luckily, we still ... (Below threshold)
Lamedusa:
Luckily, we still have (somewhat) free speech in the USA, so we get the Canadian rejects.

Heh. Thanks for the chuckle, Kenny.

Seriously, Kim, what wor... (Below threshold)

Seriously, Kim, what words have you reserved for people who blow up shopping malls and airplanes or torture, rape and kill women for fun?

For them, we don't bother with words, hyper. We hunt 'em down and either lock 'em up or kill 'em.

When, that is, the Left doesn't do its damnedest to protect them.

J.

Finally, at last, JT gets h... (Below threshold)
JFO:

Finally, at last, JT gets honest and says what he really us. A member of the far right, not an "independent." Thank you JT.

What does a man have if he ... (Below threshold)
retired military:

What does a man have if he gains the whole world and loses his soul?

Oh wait we are talking the far left here. According to them they have no souls, therefore, they can do whatever they want no matter how wrong or immoral. Damn again if you feel something is immoral that means you have morals which the far left does not have.

Right, the shithead hate-sp... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

Right, the shithead hate-speech kangaroo courts here are so left-leaning, like when they stuck up for right-wing Zionist lunatics while pretending to combat anti-Semitism.

#23: good stuff, KnightBrigade. Always refreshing to see a conservative come out and say that they'd like to kill their political opponents.

#20: what's a "fanatic" lefty? An anarchist who participates in a riot at a political convention? I don't know any of those guys, they seem like idiots. If you mean, however, the majority of Americans who would prefer socialized health care, legalized abortion, and a Democratic congress, then maybe you should move to... the 19th century?

And again, nobody seemed to... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

And again, nobody seemed to want to address the point but for Jay Tea:

If the "left" (50% of the population of the United States, give or take 5%) is so evil, what are you guys prepared to do about it? Rapists are evil, so you lock 'em up. Terrorists are evil, so you blow 'em up. Child pornographers are evil, so you lock 'em up (and leak their bio to the gen-pop). What, though, is to be done about this menace? Is New York City to be bulldozed? Is San Francisco to be set adrift in the Pacific Ocean?

I thought I was prone to hyperbole, but you guys are putting me to shame.

Hypber"What, thoug... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Hypber

"What, though, is to be done about this menace?"

As I stated above
"What does a man have if he gains the whole world and loses his soul?"

You fight the good fight, dont stoop to their level (or we would be asking Obama to take paternity tests, to answer if his children are the result of incest, etc) and pray. Yeah I know you llike that last one least of all.


Good answer, RM. KnightBrig... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

Good answer, RM. KnightBrigade and other insane eliminationists are cheering for a civil war, while you're making sense and being reasonable. Maybe that will rub off.

Hyper Hunny- I ... (Below threshold)
Knightbrigade:

Hyper Hunny-

I merely state that in OUR polarized country, IF the angry left escalates their violence such as at the RNC. Then YES they would need to be dealt with. Conservatives should not just sit back and let leftwing criminals keep taking violent acts to higher levels.

Sorry if standing up to those who use violence with force gets your panties in bunch....

I guess YOU better just keep your arse on your side of border, USA is too scary for you...




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