January 7, 2013
"Leftists are people of stunted moral and intellectual stature"
and much of the reason they hate us is bitter, vindictive envy.
Their endlessly, loudly repeated claims of superiority are whistling in the dark. They know they're moral and intellectual weaklings. They're people who tear others down not to build themselves up, but instead of building themselves up. They hate materially successful people partly because they're unsuccessful, primarily because they've always been afraid to compete in open economic markets and see whether they, too, can succeed. They live in terror and acute, chronic resentment of both failure and success. -- Comment by Standing+Wolf on An Appeal for Dictatorship Comes Out of the Closet at the New York Times
Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 7, 2013 7:05 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.
Eric Hoffer laid this out very clearly in True Believer. The totalitarian impulse is often not driven by a desire to rule, but instead by a desire to be ruled; it is a flight to a freedom from the responsibility that comes with being free.
Posted by: ThomasD at January 7, 2013 8:30 PM