“A Sociopathic Philosophy Conceived in Gross Error and Ignorance”

A note to me from the author.

If you want to stop and reverse the resurgence of socialist ideas on campus and elsewhere, here’s an excellent vehicle for doing it:

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You gotta try, but the hill to climb does keep getting steeper and more difficult. Might also mention Scott Johnson discusses just this the other day: Socialism as a Hate Crime. What is there not to understand about one of the most intense political failures in the history of the human race? But whatever there is, no actual real world experience ever seems to get vast numbers to see the disastrous futures they plan for themselves should they actually achieve their political ends.

LET ME ADD THIS: From ‘The Onion’ Dunks on Grieving McCain Family. It’s their self-regard that they are the only ones with compassion which may be among the more idiotic parts of being on the left. Here’s the story:

Sometimes I type things that make people laugh. Even more rarely, it’s actually intentional! And for the past decade or so, I’ve been able to type enough things that make people laugh to earn a modest living from it.* So I try to give a lot of leeway to public statements that are obviously intended as jokes.

For example, take a look at the following joke from the venerable American institution The Onion:

When you go to the link, it’s just that headline and that picture again. No additional material. That’s the entire joke.

Let’s take a closer look at this joke: “Meghan McCain Forced To Live Out Socialist Nightmare Of Empathy For Sick Person.” Let’s break this down. Okay, so Meghan McCain doesn’t like socialism, we know that. And she just announced that her father is dying, mere hours before The Onion posted this. These two indisputable facts are the building blocks of this joke.

So, looking at it from a joke-writing perspective, I guess the premise here is that… socialism is empathetic? I think that’s it? In order for the joke to work, you have to believe that socialists are more empathetic than anti-socialists like Meghan McCain. And now that her father is dying of brain cancer, she’ll be forced to feel empathy for him, in the same way that socialists feel empathy for sick people. To her, this will be a nightmare. The nightmare isn’t watching her father die, but having to feel bad about it like some sort of lousy socialist.

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16 Responses to “A Sociopathic Philosophy Conceived in Gross Error and Ignorance”

  1. If you want to stop and reverse the resurgence of socialist ideas on campus and elsewhere, here’s an excellent vehicle for doing it:

    You would first have to get campuses etc to even read such a thing, let alone conduct a debate, admit to the truth and then concede that they were wrong. You’d have more chance getting a Green to (begrudgingly) accept coal fired power stations.

  2. Roger

    A large part of the challenge in effectively critiquing socialism is that its present day adherents are impervious to rational argument. It’s not as thought they have thought their way to socialism; rather, they have emoted their way to it, and feelings are regarded as unquestionable guides to truth. The first challenge, then, is epistemological.

  3. MichelLasouris

    And the ethnicity of the Queenscliffe rioters was??????

  4. Ellen of Tasmania

    no actual real world experience ever seems to get vast numbers to see the disastrous futures they plan for themselves should they actually achieve their political ends.

    “Difference between Nazi and Communist is when you say how horrible Nazis have been, they don’t say, “Well, real Nazism has never been tried.””

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/08/the-week-in-pictures-what-happened-edition.php

    (You’ll have to scroll on down to see it.)

  5. Jo Smyth

    According to some sources in the alternative media, the downfall of Turnbull was another step in draining the Swamp.

  6. md

    I think the real joke is that ‘socialists’ only feel empathy for those whom they see as fellow victims, but have nothing but hatred, anger and violence for those whom they (wrongly) perceive as being responsible for their victimhood. They never stop to define their self-perceived victimhood and to identify the source of it. They just labour under some vague sense that society is responsible and so, out of an unspoken desire for revenge (which manifests as empathy for fellow victims) they become leftists and promote every cause that is harmful to society.
    If it weren’t for the fact that the Left control education (and that ‘conservative’ politicians are too stupid and/or cowardly to roll back the Left’s agenda), children would be taught to identify and cope with self-esteem issues so that they can live normal, happy lives rather than wasting their lives wallowing in self-pity.

  7. Socialists (or the Left) only feel empathy/sympathy to perpetrators, never victims, and if you happen to be a conservative, there is never any empathy/sympathy regardless of what has happened.

    To wit, the Mollie Tibbetts case in the US, where the Left were only sympathetic towards the killer (an ‘All American Boy’ even though he was an illegal). In fact, her murder became a reason to defend illegals as well as attack conservatives.

    The Left have become the most foul people on the planet.

  8. md

    But, bemused, the Left sees the illegal as the (fellow) victim of society, not the ‘mainstream’ person who was the victim of his crime.

  9. md

    If the perp weren’t an illegal, the Left would be running this with a ‘male violence against women’ theme.

  10. Roger

    But, bemused, the Left sees the illegal as the (fellow) victim of society, not the ‘mainstream’ person who was the victim of his crime.

    Indeed, the white, middle class victim represented the oppressor class.

  11. H B Bear

    According to some sources in the alternative media, the downfall of Turnbull was another step in draining the Swamp.

    If only …

  12. rickw

    The Left have become the most foul people on the planet.

    I think this was always the case.

  13. Tom

    Rickw, for me, the most accurate descriptor of what the left has become in the past decade is a plague of locusts: they destroy everything they attack. Pure nihilism. Pure evil. With zero intelligence or rational thought. They’re actually energised by destroying stuff. Anarcho-Stalinism.

  14. Mother Lode

    The left doesn’t do empathy.

    Their response to other people’s suffering is volunteering to discover who is to blame, and then clamouring for them to be punished – and using the entire display to very conspicuously advertise their virtue.

    It is like that old fraud Lady Diana who could not be photographed enough in hospitals with little kids with discreet tubes up their noses, or little brown children in famine stricken lands with brilliant smiles clambering all over her. In the same hospital there would have been quite a few older dears covered with blotches and sores, and in the camps skeletal children with dead eyes, too weak to even shoo away the flies already feasting on them.

    There is a reason leftism comes easily to the ignorant and immature, the young who have lived protected. And how it falls away with real world experience.

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