It’s Worth Repeating — How to Recognize Bad Political Thinking


No thought tendency has attracted more goons and thugs than Socialism, in all its ugly flavors: Nazism, Communism, and, yes, today’s American Socialism.

Here’s a simple truth: If you want to see which thought tendencies are bad, look for the goons and thugs.

There simply are no groups like “Antifa” on the political Right. The simple existence of “Antifa” indicts the Left’s thoughts and ideas as completely as anything or anyone possibly could.

By the way, the Left knows this, which is precisely why they had to paint the completely peaceful, mild, heck… polite members of the Tea Party as foaming-at-the-mouth racists and bigots.

— xPraetorius

2 thoughts on “It’s Worth Repeating — How to Recognize Bad Political Thinking

  1. I think it’s fair to say we’re seeing the failure of liberal democracy before our eyes. We tolerated differences among people, seeing tolerance correctly as a virtue, but we took for granted that there was still way more we had in common as individuals, and that’s what really held us together. The differences are too great now and we simply no longer want to be governed or be associated with groups who envision literally the opposite of what we want. Our civilized politics has been relatively peaceful for a hundred years not because we are more sophisticated than our forebears, but because THEY, whoever they are (Commies, racial nationalists, LGBT mafia, etc.), have been kept away and/or forbidden the levers of power. The post-war liberal order said different people could coexist under a civic rubric, but the fruits of diversity have borne out to be division and violence. We are slowly reverting back to tribal politics.

    So I have to respectfully disagree. I don’t ascribe “bad political thinking” to anyone who acts rationally in defending their tribe and preserving what’s theirs with violence, when you can reasonably expect the same from rival tribes.

  2. Joseph: I agree a hundred percent with what you’re saying. How can that be? Because I think that you and I are saying the same thing, but coming at it from different directions.

    Here’s your key phrase: “Our civilized politics has been relatively peaceful for a hundred years not because we are more sophisticated than our forebears, but because THEY, whoever they are (Commies, racial nationalists, LGBT mafia, etc.), have been kept away and/or forbidden the levers of power.”

    Yes.

    The point: you can sum up your list of baddies who had been, up until very recently, “kept away from the levers of power” as “goons and thugs.”

    I admit these goons and thugs have “good political thinking,” but really bad moral thinking.

    I further confess that, therefore, you’ve exposed a serious deficiency in my self-expression and I’m grateful for that!

    When David Horowitz left the Left, he said, at some length, that his decision was a moral one, and that he had the utterly sinking feeling that he was leaving the winning side for what would prove to be the losing side.

    So, by “bad political thought,” I meant to convey: “evil political thought.” I realize that “bad” is a subset of “evil,” (along with “immoral,” “amoral,” “unscrupulous,” “dishonest,” etc… ), but “evil” would have been the better word, and would have served to convey the message more clearly.

    Politics is, of course, the study of the acquisition and retention of power. The Left is quite good at this, despite the easily verifiable fact that the various legs of their ideology (all the aspects of strong, heavy-handed, central government closely monitoring and directing the lives of the country’s subjects) always fail to produce the results they claim they will.

    Furthermore, because the Left’s logical case is so weak, they have to be expert at gaming the system, and defrauding the people… as they are.

    Best,

    — x

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