Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Anger of the Left

Thomas Sowell has identified what I have often suspected in his article The Anger of the Left.

Sowell writes:

That people on the political left have a certain set of opinions, just as people do in other parts of the ideological spectrum, is not surprising. What is surprising, however, is how often the opinions of those on the left are accompanied by hostility and even hatred.

Particular issues can arouse passions here and there for anyone with any political views. But, for many on the left, indignation is not a sometime thing. It is a way of life

Yep...just as I've always suspected. Anger and indignation is a way of life to the liberal loonie left!

If it is hard to find a principle behind what angers the left, it is not equally hard to find an attitude.

Sowell concludes:

Their greatest anger seems to be directed at people and things that thwart or undermine the social vision of the left, the political melodrama starring the left as saviors of the poor, the environment, and other busybody tasks that they have taken on.

It seems to be the threat to their egos that they hate. And nothing is more of a threat to their desire to run other people's lives than the free market and its defenders.

The desire to run other people's lives! Isn't that what the secular left often accuses Christian conservatives of trying to do?

So that's it!!

Shhhh! Let's keep it our little secret...

HT: via World Net Daily Commentary link.

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