A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Their bitterness and hatred is stunning in its depth and intensity. Their hate knows no bounds. It is America's political left of which I write.
Anything or anyone not toeing the progressive/Marxist/socialist line of America's political left is the lowest of the low beneath even their respect for a gnat.
Their gall overfloweth. They foul and sour the very air with their violent language, their profane speech, their threats (implied and otherwise), their cock-sure overconfidence scrawls FEAR across their foreheads.
They have no respect for anyone other than themselves. Common decency in addressing another human being who may hold a differing opinion is avoided like the plague.
Their use of the vilest of profane language in the pubic square is their trademark. Having a conversation with them is akin to walking barefoot through a livestock pen -- in the dark.
They are the bully in every conversation or discussion. Their use of vocal force to dominate a debate, especially when they are losing to common sense, only demonstrates the shallowness of their own knowledge stream and their feeling of inadequacy amidst a gathering where the mean age is over ten years.
They lash out in all directions when they perceive a threat to their well guarded empty vault of morals. They guard well that which they do not have and transfer the evil which they do.
They are like frightened, terrified, children. Unsure of themselves, they flounder in a sea of grey on a black and white planet.
Narcissistic and hypocritical they claim love and respect for all while they harbor hate, and revulsion for anyone not like them, or anyone not deferring to them, or anyone disagreeing with them.
They are takers and users unable, or unwilling, to make or give. There is no true charity in them.
They outwardly sing praises to freedom while they, themselves, are slaves to an authoritarian political philosophy. They would enslave the world in an instant given the chance.
Their favorite weapon is bureaucratic despotism wielded through government agencies shielded from pubic accountability.
They love the cowardice of dictatorship.
They are all apparatchiks of a strong centralized authority -- the state. It is to the state they bow and pay homage and their allegiance.
They have created, and they sustain, a permanent underclass of underachievers in America from whom only a vote is required to receive largesse from the country's treasury.
They have given America the Square Deal, the Fair Deal, and the Great Society -- all referred to as "progressive" when, in fact, all are socialist introductory programs, which ultimately enslave their participants.
They cry "fairness" without ever telling us their definition of fairness.
They cry "equality" while never explaining that, to them, some are more equal than others.
They cry "Social Justice" while never explaining that social justice is only another name for socialism, an introductory form of communism/Marxism.
They will not hesitate to use a nation's pain to further their agenda even when that pain involves the deaths of thousands at work or a score of children at school. Their motto, their creed, is: "never let a crisis go to waste."
They will pour into the streets to save the live of a condemned murderer -- or -- take the life of an unborn baby.
They have shown a great tendency to worship nature rather than nature's God -- to worship creation, rather than the Creator.
The left lives and breathes in a world of their own making, a world where they writhe in self-hate, amid pustules of resentment, their reason clouded by anger, guilt, doubt, and their own self-loathing. They have yet to understand the oppression they complain of is self-inflicted by the weight of the guilt they feel for living in a country like America and taking advantage of the freedom and the liberty -- freely given them -- while they snipe at, and openly attack, the very foundations of the country that has been so very kind to them.
The rancid attitude of the left has poisoned the American political process and has infected the American citizenry so deeply that a total breakup of the country would not be unexpected.
The only joy they seem to be able to attain is by creating a mob in the streets where they make complete and utter fools of themselves (to the amusement of of millions) by protesting the very thing(s) that makes America great, unique, and exceptional.
If the description above seems to fit the symptoms of a mental disorder to you, the reader, I must confess that I had the same reaction when reading over them a second time. It is cause for wonder, is it not?
I feel sadness and sorrow for the political left. Paraphrasing the scriptures: "They, among all men, are the most to be pitied."
© J. D. Longstreet