Comments: Why do men become communists?
That David Thompson quote you pulled up is going in my Archive. Most worthy as it sums up the Intellectual Elites darkest wet-dream they dare not speak to the sheeple they supposedly serve:
"Thompson refers to Marx’s “angry, spitting moralism” as a chief enticement and in this longer video he elaborates on its idiocies, referring to the result as “a philosophy of malevolence.” It seems to me one can’t explain the appeal of Marxism without addressing the psychological license that it offers, specifically for coercion and petty malice. It’s a golden ticket for a certain kind of sadist. Why Marxism? Start with rationalised envy and a vindictive desire for power over others, wrap it in a drag of altruism, and then take it from there. "
Posted by cond0010 at April 22, 2012 8:34 AM
Why do men become communists?
It's simple, they've failed at everything else.
Posted by Peccable at April 22, 2012 9:09 AM
Because they really, REALLY lust for those barbaric behaviors prohibited by at least 4 of the 10 commandments, and reject the idea that those behaviors shd define them as "criminals." Therefore they take up an ideology that justifies those behaviors, so long as they are directed on the enemy class (99% of humanity). Nazism was also popular amongst these types, but it LOST. Also, Islam offers a similar moral sanction for these behaviors, when directed against non-Muslims (85% of humanity).
Plenty of game in the world, and it's always hunting season for the faithful commie or Muslim!
Posted by JewishOdysseus at April 22, 2012 9:29 AM
Perhaps this is one of the puzzle pieces as to why there is such hatred of the Jew (and now the War on Christianity). Good input.
Posted by cond0010 at April 22, 2012 9:53 AM
When I was involved in retraining university professors who were being rehabilitated after suffering from exile to the countryside in China in the early 1980s, I had an opportunity to observe real communists in action. What I found out was this. If people are oriented to making as much money as they can, as in our society, they don't usually hurt anybody else. But if people aren't allowed to be money-oriented, then all that is left is to be power-oriented. But power exists only when it is wielded over somebody else. So power-oriented people necessarily have to lord it over somebody else and this always harms the "somebody else." Communism, by forcing everyone to be the same economically, leaves people with no other goal but to seek power, since it is illegal to seek wealth. So communism necessarily leads to evil. This is an aspect of communism that you don't see unless you live with real communists.
Posted by Gloria at April 22, 2012 10:43 AM
Alas, we are discovering this now for ourselves, Gloria.
Posted by Jewel at April 22, 2012 2:57 PM
Thanks for that explanation, Gloria. When you think about it, it makes perfect sense. Humans will always have a "pecking order." Money is one way of establishing who is on top. Power is another. Eliminate money and power is all that's left.
Posted by Jimmy J. at April 22, 2012 4:17 PM
Gloria, your point is sublime.
Why do men become communists? To copulate with those unwashed girls of the left.
Posted by Casca at April 22, 2012 9:19 PM
Thank you, Gloria. And, Amen. That is profound.
And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” -- Genesis 1:28
Right from the beginning, God gave the only creatures made in His image and His likeness dominion or rule over the rest. He is our Lord; we are the lords of earth. As He is to us in grace, mercy, and sovereignty, so we are to be to those creature over which we rule.
He permits government only because of the Fall, but He never intended for us to control and dominate other humans -- who are, first and foremost, answerable to Him.
Posted by mushroom at April 23, 2012 12:30 PM