To be "left" or be a "lefitist" is to live a lie.
You believe other people should pay for your stuff. You believe by the fact you were born you are entitled to certain things. And more recently you are brought up to have such an inflated ego of yourself, you expect other humans to act against their own best interests.
For example, men don't like fat chicks.
The fact that that statement right now is getting "Ooo! You shouldn't have said that! That's not nice!" kind of reaction only proves my point.
Is it true?
Is it politically incorrect?
Doesn't matter, it's true. The truth should render its political correctness moot. The problem is society, driven primarily by the left, has made it taboo to speak simple truths such as "men don't like fat chicks."
Regardless, however, look at to what extents and lengths leftists (in this case, ugly feminists) go to ignore this reality AND force their unreality (where presumably we're supposed to like fat chicks) on other people. Not only are feminists pushing "fat acceptance programs," there is no end to the lecturing and ridiculing of men who dare to speak this simple truth. You are shallow, you are hollow, you are sick and wrong for liking skinny girls with long legs. Misogynist!
Another example, wealth. Say you're born into wealth or you earn your own wealth.
With wealth you have economic security, financial security, health, and a more enjoyable life. EVERYBODY should aspire to be wealthy. It's so commonsensical it needs no defense.
But again, look at to the lengths and extents the left goes to criminalize wealth. You're greedy, you benefited unfairly, you oppressed people, blah blah blah.
Ultimately all the efforts and propaganda that goes into villainzing what is only human nature can fall under one single category or "weapon" of the left.
The left uses shame and "shaming language" for one reason and one reason only - they are factually wrong, so they must "shame" what is "right" or what is real. Since the left lives in a world that is not based in reality or the reality principle, they have to "change reality" and the best way to do that is to convince or outright brainwash people into thinking the opposite of what is true and the opposite of what is in their best interests.
Therefore men, no matter what their genetic programming, should like an obese sow for her personality, her triple masters in social work, and here 14 cats.
Rich people should just forfeit their money because money and wealth is (somehow) "bad" or they are somehow "greedy."
And no matter how utterly craptatstic a child's performance is in school or sports, "B+'s for everyone" and "participation trophies for all!" There are no losers, only winners!
But there is another sort of shame coming over the horizon and I already predicted it. Matter of fact I didn't think it would strike so early, but then again I tend to be a lightning rod for the left. The new shame the left WILL BE aggressively pursuing in the near future is shaming people who "go Galt."
I was sitting at my local neighborhood bar. The bartender and I were talking and he knew I just published my new book "Enjoy the Decline" 2 days previous. He was asking how sales were and I said great. A couple stools down was a woman. She asked what it was about. I hesitated to answer because I didn't want a political discussion, I just wanted to enjoy my coffee. So I said,
"It's about how to lead a minimalist lifestyle, make as little as possible, work as little as possible, pay as little in taxes as possible, and enjoy life."
She overhead the title and then asked, "Well why enjoy the DECLINE?" Are we declining?"
I said, "yes."
It was here I realized there was no avoiding it.
"Because of all the debt we've racked up as a nation and all the taxes we're going to have to pay. There's no reason to work hard any more when it's just going to be taxed away."
I could tell I irked her, she either didn't believe there was a debt problem or just didn't like my republican sounding tone.
"So your solution is to work as little as possible?"
And then came the shaming language,
"So you think that will solve the country's problems? Doing nothing? Don't you think you owe society something? Didn't people pay for your schooling? What kind of adult blah blah blah..."
She went on, but I didn't care start a political debate. Besides, I knew where it would go. More illogical shaming as to why I should prostitute myself out to pay for other people's stuff. "Advice" from a fully indoctrinated and hopelessly unrecoverable middle aged woman about how I should somehow forfeit a higher percentage of my finite and dwindling life paying for other people's crap. Her age, her status, and her experience were irrelevant. Her logic was hopelessly corrupted and no amount of reasoning or explanation would pierce the brainwashing she received in grad school or from watching Oprah.
The larger point is that more of this is coming. As the "enlightened electorate" decides to ignore reality and go down the path of socialism they will once again face the annoying reality that it is against human nature to pay for other people's stuff. And since it is their stuff that is threatened, they will have to go into overdrive to "shame" people for not wanting to become slaves. Like the ramblings of the middle aged woman, it will not be sensical, it will not be logical, and it will theme on people who decide to work less and "go Galt" as being greedy or selfish. It will be amorphous and intangible, assuming you somehow have a societal obligation to the country and "community" to work harder for the "larger good." That there is something more important than the individual and only the most selfish and evil of people refuse to acknowledge the superiority of this commune. It will also parallel (akin to feminist shaming language) is that you are not a "real man" or you are not "manning up" and owning up to your responsibilities you have to society. In reality it is nothing more than shaming language and lies to get you to operate against your best interests.
I'd like to say most people have the intellectual capacity and independence to identify such BS or at least stand up to it. Alas, the fact some many adult-children swallowed whole the global warming BS and now pursue "going green" as a religion (while mocking Christianity at the same time) only confirms a majority of them will actually believe they owe it to society to slave away for other people. Just promise me a favor. When the middle aged woman who's hopelessly brainwashed starts to lecture you for daring to only work 4 hours a day, do not be a fool and fall for it. Shamelessly Enjoy the Decline instead.