Today Communists are sometimes called “Social Justice Warriors.” Like all Leftists they have no honor and always lie. They also think they have the right to riot and physically hurt people (the history of Leftist ideologies such as Communism and Nazism has been mass murder beyond comprehension – hundreds of millions of people dead).
I understand them intellectually be not emotionally. I understand their values intellectually but not emotionally (the closest I can come is to imagine it).
Ultimately everything is about values. How can anyone see rioting and lying and murder as good values? I really don’t get that. It reminds me of what Thomas Hobbes wrote: “The evil man is the child grown strong.”
In a philosophy class in college the teacher asked us to consider that the only time it was required to tell the truth to people is if it was necessary for them to know the truth. If it wasn’t necessary for them to know the truth then it wasn’t required to tell them the truth. A lot of people believe that even if they don’t articulate it. Almost everyone lies at times even if they’re just “little white lies.” They do it because they don’t want to unnecessarily hurt people’s feelings – why tell a three-year-old there is no Santa Claus?
My experience has been chronic – pathological – liars are trying to manipulate people. To dominate them and to get power and control over them. They get a big kick out of doing this (it’s also what motivates psychopaths).
And as I’ve mentioned before you have to lie to yourself before you can successfully lie to others. And that leads straight to Hubris (what the Bible calls “Pride” and Russell Kirk called “the Monstrous Self – which is invariably followed by a kind of insanity).
It’s why I don’t like politics. It’s based on lying to the public. What politician doesn’t lie? And with a straight face? And ultimately exploit the public?
I consider most politicians to be con men – and the word “con” means “confidence.” Con men are very good at making people have confidence in them, to make them that they have the public’s best interests at heart.
I have mentioned before I know an 84-year-old man who was a B-29 pilot during the Korean War. He spent his career as a political consultant. He told me he’s only met one honest politician – the rest had sex, money and drug problems.
Con men – and con women – with sex, money and drug problems! Politicians with sex, money and drug problems – which they then lie about to the public. With a totally straight face.
Most people know that almost politicians are chronic liars with sex, money and drug problems – yet they still vote for them and keep them in office for decades.
I consider all politicians potential murderers. Politicians who start unnecessary wars are worse than the worst of serial killers because they murder a lot more people (and for the same reason – all murder, being human sacrifice, is a fertility rite meant to renew things and make society better – or the murderer’s life. This includes war.).
Con men always think they are better than us. We just bugs to them. That’s the problem. Bugs are always stepped on to make things better.
And the biggest con men – Leftists – think we’re no better than insects.
One of the founders of Leftism was the sadistic Marquis de Sade. He wrote often he considered people no better than insects - bugs. Except for him, of course.
Aren’t all Leftists like that? And most politicians? It’s been their history – without exception.