much anything that would damage the Iranian mullahs.
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to recognize that many Communist Sympathizers had, in fact, good intentions. THAT is the point. In a sort of moral Jiu-Jitsu their good intentions were turned to evil.
And so it is today. Many Leftists don’t want Communism, they just want an approximation of it (or as P.J. O’Rourke famously said, they don’t want to actually live in Hell, but you gotta admit it is warm there during the winter!).
In short, Leftism takes good, moral impulses and turns them to evil. To delve briefly into religion, just as God has the power to turn bad things into good, Satan has the power to turn good things into bad ones. And THAT is exactly what is happening with Leftism. People don’t really want to live there, but perhaps a vacation home there would be nice in a lot of ways…
Understand the Leftism is ultimately immoral. But it fools people of good will because it sounds “good” and even moral in the short run. Like the Ring of Power, you might take it with the intention to do good, but it would turn you into a murderous despot. YOU are not up to it. The Ring has one master, and it ain’t you. Leftism has one master, and it ain’t you…
there is a MAJOR similarity between the Calvinists of yesteryear and the Leftists of today.
The Calvinists believed in the depravity of man, except for themselves, who were a very small contingent of the “elect.” They were just better/smarter/more moral than others.
Leftists believe in the depravity of Western Culture, except for themselves, who are the new form of “the elect.” They consider themselves to be just better/smarter/more moral than others.
I think we fail to see the very strong Calvinist rigidities in today’s Left. The impulse is exactly the same.
To translate a French proverb, the more things change the more they stay the same…