Understanding why the left are nasty

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The other night Pam Corkery exposed the nastiness of the left, Martyn Bradbury is another and in general the Labour party has well earned the title of the nastiest party in parliament. The left likes to think they are above the nasty, I even got an email the other day from a Labour MP professing all innocence of the nasty game…at the same time threatening to bring on  a war against me.

They really are deluded. It is probably because they have been born and raised into the nasty side of politics:

Given how many more Americans define themselves as conservative rather than as liberal, let alone than as left, how does one explain the success of left-wing policies?

One answer is the appeal of entitlements and a desire to be taken care of. It takes a strong-willed citizen to vote against receiving free benefits. But an even greater explanation is the saturation of Western society by left-wing hate directed at the right. The left’s demonization, personal vilification, and mockery of its opponents have been the most powerful tools in the left-wing arsenal for a century.

Since Stalin labeled Leon Trotsky — the man who was the father of Russian Bolshevism! — a “fascist,” the Left has labeled its ideological opponents evil. And when you control nearly all of the news media and schools, that labeling works.

The liberal media even succeeded in blaming the right wing for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy even though his assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was a pro-Soviet, pro-Castro communist. Similarly, just one day after a deranged man, Jared Loughner, attempted to kill Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and murdered six people in the process, The New York Times columnist Paul Krugman wrote that it was right-wing hate that had provoked Loughner: “It’s the saturation of our political discourse — and especially our airwaves — with eliminationist rhetoric that lies behind the rising tide of violence. Where’s that toxic rhetoric coming from? Let’s not make a false pretense of balance: it’s coming, overwhelmingly, from the right. . . .”

Krugman made it all up. But what matters to most of those who speak for the left is not truth. It is destroying the good name of its opponents. That is the modus operandi of the left.

It works.

  • James Gray

    Unsurprising. While there are a few exceptions (some of the bigots on here spring to mind), those on the right generally understand the arguments of the left, but don’t agree with them. The left, on the other hand, seem to ascribe the motives of the right to evil intentions or greed…

    • Whafe

      James, very well put, totally agree…..

      The left cannot have an adult conversation on the strategy / motices of the right. The pinko’s always assume it is realted to greed of the right….

      • Johnbronkhorst

        Famous Quote…..”A socialist is someone who has read Marx……A capitalist is someone who UNDERSTANDS him”.

    • Magoo

      I read a quote somewhere (can’t remember by whom) along the lines of:

      ‘The left think the right are evil, and the right think the left are liars.’

      We all know the left actually ARE liars, which is why they are so nasty in my opinion i.e. self delusion, and a hostility to anything that challenges it.

      • Ford

        each side thinks poorly of the other..nothing new and nothing will change that

    • Phronesis

      I am always amused that most people don’t understand that the left and right actually have the same goals, something like a civil society with the least amount of suffering. What they disagree on is the economic and social policy that is most able to achieve this common end.

  • Blokeintakapuna

    Think of the starting point for those in Labour. Their union bully-boy cohorts, the flip-side to their political coin come from a starting point of “Us v’s them” with “them” being any business or commercial entity/enterprise that employs anyone.
     
    From the left’s perspective “them” business owners and successful business people could have only achieved their success from the hard work of “less fortunate others” – who don’t receive any of the profits or benefits such as the business owner enjoys – neglecting to mention that the “other’s” do in fact receive weekly or monthly wages and salaries in full consideration of the role and duties of the position –  without any of the stress, worry and risk the said employer must undertake to keep their business opened and operating.
     
    The left’s very existence was spawned from a confrontational, antagonistic standpoint, compounded by an over-inflated sense of entitlement reinforced by overly zealous union delegates with political or higher office agenda’s, and all fuelled by a sense of being “ripped off” by the evil business owner because the worker has to do the physical work, whilst the business owner gets to go on overseas business trips.
     
    The MUNZ generated fiasco down at PoAL was a prime example of the unions demonstrating their misplaced sense of entitlement, fuelled by corrupted and wishful thinking whilst the unions and spoon-fed left-leaning media compounded the lies, deceit and shocking attitude towards a (tax payer owned and funded) business held to ransom.
     
    Yet – when the unions were encouraged to start their own stevedoring company – they run for the hills and the silence from them is deafening. Except where Parsloe owns shares in competing stevedoring entities – having a dollar each way…
     
    Politics of envy springs to mind… as well as an inherent sense of laziness to get off their chuffs and do it for themselves, employing others along the way…

    Just sayin’…
     

  • http://twitter.com/josh_drummond Joshua Drummond


    The left cannot have an adult conversation on the strategy / motices of the right. The pinko’s always assume it is realted to greed of the right….”

    I suspect the hilarious irony of what you just typed may be entirely lost on you. 

    • WayneO

      Joshua, I imagine is what wafe means is that the left incorrectly perceive the right to be greedy… Joshua, I thought you were smart enough to figure that one out. 

      Unless, of course, you wish to make a nasty comment being the rabid pinko which I know you are which proves the main point of this article. Irony indeed.

  • lovinthatchangefeeling

    What say you M. Pagani?

  • Mediaan

    In Valley News from Phoenix, they quote tweets from a Caitie Parker who went to high school and community college with Jared Loughner. She said he was a pot-head and a left wing liberal. She also praised him, saying he was understanding and a good listener.

    Various people have dredged up weird posts he made, and he is clearly focused on expressing a lot of the anger inside him. He has evidently said he likes Hitler’s (alleged) prison work, Mein Kampf. But there’s a mixture of political material there.

  • Mediaan

    I have real difficulty with the terms left wing and right wing. They need defining every time they are used.

    There are indications what people here would call the left wing is actually run from behind the scenes by people so right wing we would all run cowering to the sides of the road if they looked at us menacingly as they passed.

    Seriously nasty, seriously fascistic people.

    That being the case, yes, absolutely, they use extremely vicious cold-blooded tactics. Including character assassination, spiteful rumours, lies, but also more mundane things like murder, beatings, kidnappings, theft, the gamut of vicious crimes.

    My best theory on how they got like that, psychologically strange as they are, is that they are imbued with a strange sense of entitlement to privilege, and historically it got taken from them and their families. These are the people I personally believe set up the Germans for the WW2 crimes they did, using 20th century research into influencing people’s behaviours.

    • Mediaan

      Maybe I should add that I personally define right wing as wanting less government over us and less funding to government. I personally define left wing as thinking government should be allowed to chisel nearly all our income away from us, and spend it on what government thinks is good.

      In other words, that makes high taxing government people left wing. Like Muldoon, who wanted high taxes.

  • Polishpride

    Youtube JFK asassination security service standdown  and then JFK asassination driver.
    Lee Harvey Oswald was a patsy nothing more, nothing less….
      

    • Phronesis

      Poor old JFK, nothing a good homeopathic remedy couldn’t fix though aye polish…

      • Polishpride

        I guess it must be true what they say about ignorance being bliss huh Phronesis. Pretty sure your ancestors were in the world is flat camp back in the day.  

    • Ronnie Chow

       Polish , JFK was killed by a machine…watch out for your automatic vacuum cleaner .

  • Phar Lap

    Seems nasty Mallard had had a reply back from the Police on his complaint regarding John Banks ,seems the investigation result has been sent to Police Legal Services.Now we will see just how nasty and vindictive Mallard is.For Mallard Karma is just around the corner.Go get him M/s Collins.

  • Ronnie Chow

     It has been said that the Republican Party strategy is to attack the body to kill the head , with respect to the US economy and President Obama . Labour in NZ seem to be using the same strategy , by  sniping , smearing and undermining the good , sensible policy initiatives that are the hallmark of John Key’s terms in government . Can anyone here name one positive idea from Labour in the last 4 years ?

    • WayneO

      Shane had a wank in a hotel room. Always a fun idea!

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