Michelle’s Mirror: The following are excerpts from Ten Reasons Why I Am No Longer a Leftist, a 2014 piece written by Dr. Danusha V. Goska. I thought of Francine pink’s niece, and all of the other virtue signalers out there as I read it. It was recently republished on Watts Up With That as “a primer on the hatred of climate skeptics.”
There’s nothing here you do not already know but it serves as a useful reminder that what we are dealing with is an emotional distortion of reality which makes it harder to beat back with facts. The hyperbole of hysteria does not respond well to reason. I’m sure any of you who’ve tried to “discuss” such issues with a committed leftist believer knows this; the “discussion” usually ends in an angry huff when the leftist realizes they’ve been cornered with facts and resorts to name calling.
I wish I knew the solution but if decades of lousy results aren’t enough to repudiate the politics of the Left I don’t know what will. Possibly results? A Trump presidency that Makes America Great Again? Maybe that’s why, as you read the article, you will note how it could as easily serve as a primer explaining the hatred directed at Trump as well.
Here are the top 10 reasons (greatly abbreviated) for Dr. Goska’s about turn:
I felt that I was confronting the signature essence of my social life among leftists. We rushed to cast everyone in one of three roles: victim, victimizer, or champion of the oppressed. We lived our lives in a constant state of outraged indignation. I did not want to live that way anymore. I wanted to cultivate a disposition of gratitude. I wanted to see others, not as victims or victimizers, but as potential friends, as loved creations of God. I wanted to understand the point of view of people with whom I disagreed without immediately demonizing them as enemy oppressors… MORE