The Ultra-Reactionary Left

The left cares about nothing but power.  All the noise it makes about "change" and "progress" and "revolutions" is just that: noise.  The very last thing leftists want is any change that would cost them power, prestige and wealth.  The left is ultra-reactionary. Orwell grasped this well in the prevailing ideology of Oceania, which was "Insoc," or "English Socialism."  History changed every day so that no one could reflect, and language was maimed so that no one could think.  Oceania was filled with angry militants demanding radical action, but, of course, all the fury of these robotic cadres had no meaning at all and would freeze humanity and prevent it from ever changing.  Power, raw and naked state power, overwhelms less important things like money.  In the Soviet Union, Stalin's "salary" was as meaningless as Hitler's "salary" in National Socialist Germany.  A...(Read Full Article)

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