The Guardian CiF
Re: What the political Left has in common with the the far Right and with the medieval church
Date: Saturday 17 November 07
response to a Guardian article by Dave Hill gloating over the
successful imposition of leftwing multi-culti ideology on the British
Link to article and thread which follows it at the Guardian.
I'm pleased to see at least a few critical and dissenting posts amongst this otherwise pretty nauseating celebration of "progressive" Liberal-Left self-righteousness.
After sleeping on it, I realised who it is that Dave's self-satisfied and self-promoting article reminds me of: Eric Honecker, the former Communist Party leader of East Germany, or one of his supporters, who were also immensely (and of course, quite sincerely) proud of what they and their party had inflicted in their own country and people. Not that Dave or his supporters will understand the comparison, anymore than Eric Honeker and his supporters would have done, all of them being so completely wrapped up in and convinced of their own ideological world view.
What motivates those on the "progressive" Liberal-Left to impose their ideology, their vision of society, and the social engineering necessary for it (I'm thinking of mass immigration and the multiracial/multicultural "melting pot" it has created), on the rest of reluctant society, where they do not have the obvious economic interests that capital does, but with which, ironically, they have allied themselves?
Is it really - as they claim and no doubt believe themselves - the noble desire for human betterment, or rather, which I strongly suspect, the animal desire and satisfaction of imposing THEIR will on others? Whether it be the "classless society" that the Left has effectively given up on, or the "raceless (multi-mass miscegenating) society", which has taken its place as their ideological goal, what matters is that they are imposing THEIR will, rationalised and justified, of course, as the way of social "progress" and enlightened human development.
What the far Left and the far Right have in common is the drive to impose their OWN will on the rest of society, with force, if need be.They just come at it from different directions and with different, covering ideologies.
The political Left has much in common with the medieval church too, it seems to me, with their ideology and power transcending national borders, and their claims to moral superiority and leadership. And as with medieval clerics and lay fanatics, their occupation of the "moral high ground" is not just a source of personal satisfaction and superiority, but also binds them to an ideological "us group" and is of considerable political, social and economic advantage.
I'm posting these ideas, not as my own ideological truth (I'm not sure enough of myself for that), but to be chewed over and tasted, by Dave and his supporters too, I hope.