Let’s face it: the ones they always, always, always kowtow to are the playground bullies.
Here are just a few of the “darlings” the Left has embraced in recent history:
- Vladimir Lenin — mass murderer.
- Josif Stalin — death toll: 30-60 million.
- Adolf Hitler — death toll: 54 million.
- Mao tse Tung — death toll: 60-80 million.
- Ho Chi Minh — mass murderer.
- Pol Pot — death toll: fully one third of his own countrymen.
- Castro — mass murderer.
- Hugo Chavez — authoritarian tyrant.
- Nicolas Maduro — authoritarian tyrant.
- Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini — authoritarian tyrant.
- Erich Honecker, Josip Broz Tito, Wladyslaw Gomulka, Gamel Abdel Nasser, Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden, Hafez Assad, Yasser Arafat, Hamas’ leaders, etc., etc., etc… all either authoritarian tyrants or mass murderers.
These are all people who made or make no bones about their ability and, most importantly, their willingness to use violence to get their way. This “willingness” is supported by long history in which leftists have proven they’re willing to use violence to get their way.
You remember when you were a kid: the temptation to be a toadie for the schoolyard bully is quite strong. I felt it when I was very young. I avoided it by growing quite a lot bigger than the schoolyard bully. But, when I was very young, I was sorely tempted.
The Left is chock full of people who haven’t grown up beyond the elementary school playground. So the Left is full of people who’ll toadie up to the schoolyard bullies of the world; to the ones who have shown a propensity for violence.
It’s funny, leftists might not even know it. Stalin’s, Mao’s, Castro’s, Pol Pot’s, Ho Chi Minh’s depredations are well known, but they’re still heroes of the Left. These are people who couch their atrocities in a fog of pretty-sounding, amorphous, ill-defined, poorly understood words like “social justice,” and “people’s republics,” and “equality,” and “class struggle,” and more.
There is, however, no real, substantive meaning in these words. Or, more to the point, the words mean whatever the zealot who uses them as his justification for seizing power wants them to mean.
The end result of the efforts of such people has never been anything new. Never anything revolutionary. Never anything intellectually substantive, or… important. They all simply describe the way things have always been. With a tiny élite at the top, ruling over a seething, largely “equal” underclass at the bottom.
Such an extremely leveled out society — such a Socialist society — is the same system that’s prevailed everywhere in the world for… millennia. Going all the way back to the Egyptian pharaohs, and further. Going back to the caves. Far from being anything “progressive,” Socialism is nothing more than the very same power structure that’s been in place around the world forever. And the American Left loves them.
Why? Well, it’s the very same reason that the Left embraced Islam, and islamists, even when they murdered thousands on September 11th, 2001.
But, if you speak ill of muslims, or of Islam, you run the risk of being shot, stabbed, burned alive, crucified (yes, crucified), buried alive, publicly beheaded or something else. By muslims, or islamists.
Leftists always, always, always gravitate toward the ones who will kill you. It’s the very same thing as the secondary henchkids of the elementary school playground bully. The ones who gravitate to the power that radiates from the bully. However, you and I always understand the real nature of these toadies: they’re cowards. The Molotovs, Yezhovs and Berias to Stalin; the Goebbels and Himmlers to Hitler, the Zhou en Lai’s to Mao, the Eric Holders and Sydney Blumenthals to Obama
They fear the very same bully in whose shadow they scuttle around like roaches. They figure that if they become the bully’s sycophants, part of his orbit, they protect themselves from the bully’s threat of violence.
Power is the lure for the Left; the power that radiates from the tyrants and mass murderers who’ve filled the Left’s pantheon of heroes in this and the last century.
The lust for power is the one thing that drives the Left, and the tyrants always appear to have power, because they’re not afraid to use violence. It’s why there’s an Antifa today.
Years ago, when the Bolshevik Communists seized power in the Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin made a complicated, pragmatic, coherent, ruthless defense of using violence to achieve their ends. However, while the Bolsheviks were struggling to seize power in Russia, a prominent part of their message was the abolition of the death penalty in Russia. So, after they seized power, someone suggested to Vladimir Lenin, the new dictator of the new Soviet Union, that they now fulfill their promise to abolish the death penalty. Lenin responded with the Russian equivalent of Hell no! He explained that the new régime needed the legal ability to kill opponents in order to keep the power they’d just obtained. Lenin then went on to demonstrate that he wasn’t kidding.
Lenin remains a hero of today’s American Left.