I find that, while I understand how the people on the political Left in America think, I cannot find any common ground between us. Perhaps this means I am broken, myself. Honestly, I do not know. People I admire and have always considered to be far wiser than I will ever be always speak about the common ground between us, so I assume it must be there. I look for it — hard! But, for the life of me, I cannot understand how there can possibly be common ground between a rational, thinking mind and an irrational, emotional creature. Yes, as harsh as it may sound, I do not see the two as equivalent: one is closer to ‘human’ than the other.
If one stops and listens to the people on the political Left, they sound reasonable — on the surface. But that is part of the problem: it is not real. It is an act, a deception — camouflage, if you will. The moment you start to dig deeper, to question them or force them to defend their assertions, you realize there is nothing resembling logic or sound reasoning beneath that mask. They are simply a ball of wants and desires moved along by emotional reactions to whatever stimuli may be affecting them at any given moment. Well, may the Lord forgive me for saying this but, if a creature lives by impulse and instinct alone, then they may be a lot of things, but how ‘human’ are they — exactly? Because, in every definition I have ever heard a Leftist give for ‘human,’ is always but always includes some connection to ‘reason,’ and reason is the key element that seems to be missing from the Leftist mind.
Now, I do not mean to suggest that the Leftist cannot think or strategize. Obviously they can — but then, so can many animals. Higher primates have shown they can even make and use tools, as well as master the basic elements of language and communication — but are they rational? Do they understand the principles of logic? Can they derive them from Natural Law? Can they even recognize Natural Law? I dare say that the answer to these questions is no: such things are beyond the grasp of animals. At the same time, however, they seem to be beyond the grasp os the political Left, as well.
A great example would be the Left’s claim to ‘science.’ The Left is quite fond of attacking those who hold to a belief in the Creator, claiming that we are the ones who have renounced reason. As evidence that they are the more rational, they usually invoke the name of ‘science.’ I find this very fascinating as,it is impossible for a Leftist to understand the foundations of science — real science. Real science is based in fact and logic: principles that are out side of the control of any human, and which do not answer to human will. But the most cursory time debating a Leftist reveals that fact and logic do not register in the Leftist mind. To the Leftist, fact is whatever they deem it to be at the moment and is subject to change to suit their needs/desires in the next. Well, ‘science’ cannot exist in such a world as that, therefore, ‘science’ cannot exist in a Leftist mind. Yet, some how, most Leftists are absolutely convinced that their world is based in ‘reason’ and ‘scientific fact.’
I apologize if I sound harsh or without compassion. I do not mean to do so, but I cannot deny what is demonstrably true: the Leftist simply does not live in or register the objective reality around them. Rather, they live in a world of their own making and demand that everyone else join them in their delusions. Which brings us to another, more dangerous characteristic of the Leftist mind: the tendency to think that, if you do not agree with them, you are a threat that must be eliminated. While they will preach love and tolerance, they demonstrate — by their own actions — that they have no grasp of the concepts behind those words. Or, to put it another way, they use a lot of words whose meanings they do not understand (or mean).
I honestly cannot figure what to make of all this. I know where reason, supported by the factual evidence of actual observation point, but I am extremely uncomfortable accepting that conclusion — mostly because I have a very different definition of ‘human’ than do Leftists. But I know this: the Leftist is a very dangerous creature. They are a danger to themselves; to those around them; to society; and to humanity as a whole. In fact, should Man ever destroy himself, I have no doubt it will be due to some action driven by a Leftist. But there is one useful thing that can be taken from these observations:
They explain the hypocrisy of the Left and its blindness to its own double-standards.