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The Appeal of Marxism is to Psychopaths

The Appeal of Marxism is to Psychopaths


The appeal of Marxism follows that pattern -- for the followers. They subscribe to the moral stand claimed by Marxism -- a variant of altruism, including egalitarianism. Where Marxism diverges from the pattern of standard moral appeal is in what else it seduces people with. 
Marxism seems almost unique from other ideologies in that it offers a systematic intellectual justification that directly appeals, on a wide scale, to one specific personality defect: megalomaniacal power lust. Not only appeals to, but cultivates that trait in followers. 
Moreover -- and this makes it infinitely worse -- Marxism is designed to appeal to intelligence: neurotic intellectuals, riven with doubt about their abilities or ideas, turning them eventually into psychotic corrupters of the truth and the young. 
What could be more insidious?
The moral argument of the alleged "rightness" of egalitarian "social justice," which is the core of the broader appeal of Marxism, is predicated on a unique twist over other evil ideologies such as Nazism: Marxism starts from condemning injustices by a class of people (creators and the most productive members of society) to empower theleast creative and least productive, by cultivating a sense of entitlement where it doesn't exist -- feeding on and growing a deep resentment for anyone better, more able, more deserving of the fruits of living by having earned them.
This turns the followers of Marxism from advocates of "justice" (however warped) into destroyers and killers who are animated by one emotion: hate.

http://robbservations.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-appeal-of-marxism-is-to-psychopaths.html?m=1

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The Appeal of Marxism is to Psychopaths

Hello A:

I wanna know WHY the right wing is OBSESSED with Marxism? Truly, you'd be better served by being OBSESSED with e-coli, cause that's a REAL threat..

DUDE!

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http://www.seattleweekly.com/news/a-marxist-critiques-identity-politics/

Hello B:

"A" Marxist?? As in ONE??? DUDE!

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I wanna know WHY the right wing is OBSESSED with Marxism?

Because the Marxists used to hide. Now they feel safe out in the open and are growing rapidly. Why do you say that is?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/jul/04/the-return-of-marxism

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Because the Marxists used to hide.

They had to hide, because the American government spent 40 years ruining all the professional academics who supported Marx's ideas.

Now they feel safe out in the open

The American Reich won the Cold War, so it feels there is little threat left provided it can keep its own citizens suitably stupid enough to fight against their own best interests. It has always been successful doing that in the past, so there is no reason to think otherwise. Well, except one.

Nobody can stop the intellectual evolution of the human race. Not you, not the American government and not an economic system which works contrary to the best interests of 99 percent of people.

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