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Reader comment on item: [Bureaucratic Leftism and] Globalthink's Perils

Submitted by Howard Veit (United States), Sep 25, 2002 at 18:13

1. Victimization is popular. Every loser can blame somebody else, usually those horrid heterosexual white males. This bureaucratic left "movement" has emotional appeal to a majority of people who'd prefer to succeed by pulling those above them down to their level. It beats working their tails off.

2. The idea, perpetrated by the Left since God left Chicago, states: "the majority is always wrong". Meaning that the enlightened Left is always right, elections are either rigged or stolen, people are too stupid to understand the Left. This empowers them to act regardless of votes and attracts losers.

3. Protection: people want to be taken care of, loved, petted. Anyone who promises that is good.
A. Women have the billion year old biological urge to protect the child they carry in their wombs. As a group, not as individuals, they want to be protected against the harsh world, first and foremost. They tend to regard their jobs as family, their investments as children, and their homes as hiding places. This urge to be protected translates into their social interaction, political activity, and career choices (tenure, civil service, large corporate welfare states). Women are comfortable being victims. They lean to this leftist bureaucracy . Any idea that tells them the world in which they live is threatening and the new world will not be threatening will appeal to them. And yes I know about Ann Coulter, Barbara Olsen, Ayn Rand, Hannah Arendt etc., etc., I'm talking about groups.

4. Fontes' article points to the linkage between 1920's communism and this movement now. It is almost identical except that workers don't count at all because they are too stupid to do anything but follow the smart leaders. Dictatorship of the proletariat is being replaced by dictatorship of elites. A return to the Europe of pre-World War I. For a terrific article about this go to: http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/001/659rpqyj.asp?ZoomFont=YES. A really thought provoking piece.


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