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December 9, 2013

The Left Wants You to Just Kill Yourself

There is, in other words, no great virtue in constantly talking down America,

in constantly complaining about it, in failing to emphasize what is good and even great about the country. Making people feel that their nation is an organized criminal conspiracy, that it has exploited people, places and things is not going to make them want to live happy and productive lives. Had Enough Therapy?: David Brooks on Suicide

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 9, 2013 8:48 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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"In the progressive mind, the people don’t choose their government, the state chooses its people."

Posted by: Potsie at December 9, 2013 12:45 PM

There was, of course, never any intention of virtue in the anti-American screeds of the Left. "We care about the masses" means "I'm so glad I'm not one of them," and nought else.

Successfully enlisting the over-educated in their own downfall has the added advantage, for these believers in zero-sum economics, of thinning out the gene pool so there will be more for the remaining elect. If you think that way, the more suicides the merrier.

My God, what awful people.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at December 9, 2013 2:02 PM

Fen's Law: "The Left Believes In Nothing That They Lecture The Rest Of Us About."

(Fen was once a commenter at Althouse where I read this.)

Posted by: Mikey NTH at December 9, 2013 5:51 PM

It is easier to commit suicide when you are alone. If you are part of a network of any kind - such as a church or part of a community club - there are so many other people that ask you 'how are you' and are willing to hear your story of the past week.

When I was in law school I started attending church again, just to keep a part of my life that was not involved in the law, and just to share a few minutes with people who were not fellow law students, and who would ask about me.

It is like that you have opened a bit of breathing space when you do that. The monsters in your own mind are not the sole source of your attention.

I do think that civic organizations should be mentioned as places that people can go to find something worthwhile to follow in their lives. You are alone, and do not know where to go? Kiwanis can give you a focus beyond yourself and a circle of people. Or Lions, or KofC, or....

Posted by: Mikey NTH at December 9, 2013 6:34 PM

The proggies should be more concerned about what people who've got nothing 'left' to lose, and are backed into a corner they can't get out of, do to cling to some semblance of dignity.

Posted by: monkeyfan at December 10, 2013 6:17 AM

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