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Destructive Passion
American Thinker, by Bruce Thornton

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Posted By:DW626, 10/3/2012 4:36:04 AM

One of modern history's most important questions is how so many intelligent, privileged people could be seduced by a political ideology so intellectually incoherent and bloody in practice as communism. An illuminating approach for understanding this phenomenon can be found in the memoirs and biographies of true believers who awoke from their dogmatic Marxist slumbers and wrote about both their sleep and their waking. In its focus on how leftist ideology warps the lives and characters of those who embrace it, David Horowitz's Radicals. Portratis of a Destructive Passion

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Japanorama, 10/3/2012 4:49:25 AM     (No. 8905998)

Even more incomprehensible is the attraction of American Jews to a system that would victimize them first. Seems suicidal, yet many American Jews have been attracted to communism.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 10/3/2012 5:20:33 AM     (No. 8906008)

Even communism has it's hand picked ruling class elites who live high on the hog,while passing rules,laws and regulations to keep the average person down.The left has conditioned black people to accept a substandard lifestyle so they'll always vote for some measure of improvement in the next election.

The subtext of Obama's message to these people is he's going to punish the hell out of white people and give it to them. What Obama has really done is add 6 trillion to the debt with negligible improvement for the underclass. That's why they're so appreciative of Obamaphones.

Rich liberals are assured they're not going to cough up a dime for redistribution further putting the squeeze on average middle class folks.

The carve outs on Obamacare shows how these people operate. You must purchase healthcare if you work.Otherwise you're too poor to worry about paying for it and feel free to abuse an emergency room for a cold.A $90,000 a year union goon isn't going to pay a dime either,even though they can afford it above most other people.Chicago teachers pay a whopping 3% of their health plans.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mother of AL, 10/3/2012 6:37:25 AM     (No. 8906052)

2 points; 1) See the book THE LIBERAL MIND by Lyle Rossiter MD. He is a psychiatrist and posits that there ARE screws loose in the Left 2) I have become convinced, since the Left is rabidly anti-God that it is in fact satanic inspired, and we are literally seeing Psalm 2 playing out in front of our eyes

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Reply 4 - Posted by: penelopewaits, 10/3/2012 11:31:03 AM     (No. 8906639)

David Horowitz gave the only coherent explanation of why Jews are so attracted to Marxism. It was something along the lines of how the elimination of religion was compelling to them because they would no longer be outsiders in that new world.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Japanorama, 10/3/2012 6:01:10 PM     (No. 8907471)

Were it not for American Christians, Israel would be in much greater peril.

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