Many of my blogs treat Lefties as evil incarnate. Sometimes I am more subdued.
This presents two problems. First it alienates my Lefty readers. I don’t do this intentionally, its more like throwing a strike in baseball; it is necessary but sometimes the strike ball is perfect for the batter to hit. Then I lose a reader who might be a person I appreciate.
Second, while I am happy preaching to the choir; I need feedback from the people who go golfing instead of going to church (same metaphor).
Enough with the slightly off base metaphors.
What I want to say, is that I have many good friends and even more family members who are Lefties. I understand their motives and I sympathize with them.
A large chunk of Lefties are just plain angry at the world. The Left is the perfect place to channel that anger and protect the rest of us from the skunk spray.
A large chunk of the Left are people who are trying to ‘do good’. They recycle everything assiduously because they see themselves as ‘good people’. The eat as much ‘organic’ as they can and avoid GMO’s. They bicycle when they can and they give cash to street people.
They are doing everything in their everyday life to confirm their self appraisal as ‘good people’. They see the Left as the home of government programs that are aimed at helping people.
I understand their motivation.
Tomorrow’s blog is about why they have channeled their goodness self image into evil.