"The last human on Earth, who is a leftist, standing on top of a mountain of skulls as he/she eats a bullet."
I never understood this as I've never understood the much more "PG" explanation I've been given in the past that "the left always eats its own."
Do they not circle the wagons?
Do they not stay together as a team?
I've seen democrats rally around the most criminal and corrupt of people simply because they're on "team left."
And I've been angrily jealous when the right spinelessly refuses to protect their own when faced with a potential accusation of an "ism" or an "ist."
Still, for every example of leftists protecting a Charlie Rangel, I could see a historical example of leftists turning on their own.
Stalin on Trotsky.
College SJW students on their leftist professors.
And democratic candidates against each other during primaries (though that is to be expected).
But I didn't understand why. I didn't understand the etymology of this belief. I did not understand the underlying philosophy.
I sat down, put pen to paper, coffee to brain, and with some Sherlockian deducing finally figured it out. And, like other observations of the mental, psychological, and ideological traits of the left, I believe this observation will come in handy for non-leftists to understand them, as well as counter them, not to mention explain various political and historical phenomena we've witnessed in the past.
First, you must understand what drives the majority of leftists and 100% of leftist politicians - laziness.
I'm not talking about the hard-working life-long union democrat. The tradesman or laborer who actually produces something of value and votes democrat "because that's how grand-daddy did it and we're a democrat family damnit!" I'm talking the Hillary Clinton's, the Debbie Wasserman-Schultzes, the Stalin's, the Mao Zedong's, the SJW's, the Bernie Sanders, the leftist professors, the MSM and their journalism-majoring ilk, nearly all liberal arts majors, and the Game-Of-Thrones-esque North Korean leaders. All of them, democratically elected or not, politicians or not, are the world's "leftist elite" who deem it their right and position in life to tell others what to do. To lead, but never toil in the field. To command, but never contribute one calorie of energy to bringing about their "glorious leftist utopia." All of them, NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY, are driven first and foremost by laziness. And this laziness trumps EVERYTHING, EVERYONE, AND ANYTHING in their lives. It rules their lives. It dominates their psyche. It determines and influences every decision. Their entire operating program, their entire point and purpose in life is simply to avoid toil, work, and rigor as much as possible.
Second, you must understand where this laziness comes from - a 100%, complete and total fear of work. A 100% complete and total fear of labor. A 100% cowardice of the necessary toil required for self-supportation. These people are inferior, weak, but above all else, cowardly people who will do anything to avoid the everyday pain you, me, and others endure to put food on the table and a roof over our heads.
Hillary Clinton went straight from her rich father to her first-governor-then-president husband because she was a worthless coward. Her laziness and fear of work was so complete she ignored Bill's infidelity as it would keep her from having to divorce him and get a real job.
Nancy Pelosi and Mark Dayton are both trust-fund baby brats who viewed real work beneath them and have yet to work ONE MINUTE of honest work in their now-approaching 70 years of life on this planet.
President Obama, also hailing from a rich grandmother, never held a real job until becoming president.
And nearly every communist hero, be it Lenin, Marx, Mao, or what have you, hailed from privileged backgrounds, ne'er dipping a toe into an honest day's work.
And you don't have to be a politician or leader to see how pervasive this pathetic cowardly fear of work is among the left. The millions of young men and women who declare liberal arts majors every year are simply confessing their laziness, sloth, and cowardice to the world, unconsciously admitting they have no desire to work hard, provide society something of value, and demand the rest of the producers work harder to support their parasitic selves. Like I said before, bar the hard working (and completely misled) union democrat, nearly every leftist is cripplingly afraid of real work.
A mere welfare parasite who doesn't want to work, I can understand. He or she may be apoliticial, doesn't even care about politics, may not even be aware of their parasitic and unsustainable economic nature. The most they participate in politics is being the sheep herded out in droves to vote democrat because "republicans be racist/sexist/hate the poor/hate children/punch kittens." But the "professional left" cannot suffer such an inglorious life. For in a VERY CLOSE second place to "laziness" is ego. And their ego will not be satisfied with a mere government check.
To fool themselves into thinking they're "good, productive citizens," let alone have ANY value in life, the left subscribes to any number of political crusades as long as it doesn't require work, toil, labor or effort. Crusades that kind of have a "no duh" aspect to them:
We're for the environment!
We're for the equal treatment of women!
We're for the poor!
We're for the children!
We're for education!
However, merely taking popular, uncourageous, and effortless political positions is not enough. Their ego demands more action. So these otherwise "no duh" political positions become fervent, even radical religions falsely providing leftists meaningless meaning in their lives.
or any other kind of ism that talentless and worthless liberal arts majors are celebrating today.
These "isms" not only provide the non-working left faux meaning and agency in life, but a cause and crusade to cowardly hide behind in case they are accused or outed as being the lazy parasites they are. Because if you are against pissing away money on education, "you hate the children." If you're against affirmative action, "you're a racist!" If you're against feminism, "you're a sexist." And if you don't believe in global warming, "You hate the environment!"
In the end, leftists' egos and their fabricated political crusades inoculate them from the demands of the real world, while insulating their minds from the fact they're meaningless, pointless, worthless people. Some believe their ideologies so much they find themselves fit to lead nations, and in Mao and Stalin's case, murder millions in the process. Worse, some are so deluded, even when their ideology results in their rape, they'll still stand by it.
When you combine these three traits:
you get socialism.
Not because these three items are the ingredients to form a leftist, but because leftism is the ONLY economic and political philosophy that will abide a person who is ruled and defined by these three inferior traits. Alas, the only real "job" or "profession" a leftist can have is one of politics.
This "political career" can manifest itself in various forms in the real world,
You can have an outright politician.
You can have a professor, teacher or academian.
You can have an artist, philosopher, musician, or author.
You can have a bureaucrat, social worker, or other unessential government employee.
You can be a mouthpiece for the government as an unpaid leftist blogger, journalist, or other propagandist.
Or you have have NGO's, non-profits, or other entities that suck on the teat of government money.
None of them require real work.
None of them require real labor.
All of them feed the egotist.
The problem, however, is these industries are not self-sustaining. They are not self-supporting. They are not economic. They do not produce anything of value and are therefore entirely parasitic and reliant upon other sectors of the economy to be taxed to finance these make-work industries. And it is this economic fact that is key to understanding why the left will always eat its own.
As long as the "other" parts of the economy are large and productive enough, there will be enough economic production to tax to fund and finance these fake/make-work industries.
But what if the economy slows down?
Or what if the economy becomes increasingly socialist and the government takes over industries that actually produces things?
What if leftists become the majority be it an outright majority of the population or via government take over of various industries?
What will inevitably happen (as in the case with all communist economies) is you will have all the leftists wanting to be leaders, and not enough wanting to be workers. Too many chiefs and not enough indians. You not only saw this in the bloated communist bureaucracies (and their ego-inflated titles and awards) and drastically underutilized factories, but you can see this in the democrat party (admittedly as well as the republican party) where all the volunteers think they're going to become an elected politician, but are merely used for their volunteer labor. And it is here the left will eat its own.
Remember that socialism and leftism is the only political philosophy where a lazy, egotistical, coward can "work." Leftism is not DEFINED by these traits. It only ATTRACTS PEOPLE with these traits and it is therefore defined by the people. And an entity (be it an entire economy or a mere political party or movement) composed of people with these traits is simply not going to have enough money, resources, or ego-satisfying "leadership positions" to satiate everybody.
Leftists with their inherent laziness and parasitism simply do not generate the money/resources necessary to satisfy everyone's ego about becoming "Assistant Vice Reserve Diversity Director" or "Vice Secretariat of the Communist Central Commission." All organizations, leftist or not, need a handful of leaders, and at least thrice the workers. But since most leftists' egos are insatiable, not to mention their biggest and life-dominating fear is work, when the time comes and if necessary they will GLADLY abandon their ideology and throw their "beloved comrade" under the bus. Alas, leftism only really serves as an excuse, a mask, an ideological hide out for the world's lazy, cowardly, and egotistical. And if faced with the choice of supporting the cause (and working) or murdering the ideological brethren (to avoid work), they will gladly plant daggers in the back of every "fellow leftist."
I've said it before, and I'll say it again, it's a sad mental state to be a professional leftist. I know they fear work above all else, to the point it ruins their lives, but if they just put in half the effort working real jobs, producing real value that the real world wants, as they do in academia, politics, and media rationalizing the theft of others, they would be immeasurably better off. If instead of begging for grant money, a professional leftist worked a security guard shift, they'd have thrice the money. If instead of spending 8 years earning a worthless doctorate so you can teach for $20/hour, you joined the military, you'd be an officer with a pension now. And if instead of wasting your time protesting with a "pink pussy hat" against the patriarchy, you could be a wife with some children and a chemical engineering career waiting for you once the kids are off to school.
Alas, the K-college industry and media has done a great job convincing millions of leftists every year to throw their lives away on an ideology that is as parasitic as it is pathetic. They've successfully sold you leftists that you are entitled to the easy life, long as you vote for them. And they've successfully got you to waste your entire lives in sacrifice for the politically connected and not the meritocratic.
I'd say "Enjoy the Decline," but I'm afraid you're too brainwashed to understand.
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