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Why Are Bernie Bros So Angry?

Why Are Bernie Bros So Angry?

Larry Elder explains: “People who want equal results feel that things have been taken from them, they’re owed something”

In light of the attempted assassination of Steve Scalise and other Republican congressman by a Bernie-loving progressive, and the widespread leftist violence by Antifa and similar groups, it’s worth asking why the American left is so angry.

Larry Elder attempts to answer that question in the video below. The key, he says, is the resentment that is at the core of modern progressive politics:

“”People who want equal results feel that things have been taken from them, they’re owed something”…. The whole civil rights movement really went off the rail when it went from demanding equal rights, to demanding equal results.”

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From Hate is the Essence of Socialism:

In his famous “Time for Choosing” speech in 1964, Ronald Reagan captured the essence and attraction of Marxism, saying, “We have so many people who can’t see a fat man standing beside a thin one without coming to the conclusion the fat man got that way by taking advantage of the thin one.”

American economist Henry Hazlitt said it a different way: “The whole gospel of Karl Marx can be summed up in a single sentence: Hate the man who is better off than you are. Never under any circumstances admit that his success may be due to his own efforts, to the productive contribution he has made to the whole community. Always attribute his success to the exploitation, the cheating, the more or less open robbery of others.”

That is the essence of the Sanders campaign strategy.

In his book, Socialism in America, John L. Bowman writes about envy being one of the driving forces behind socialism: “…the simple desire to want what another has.” He added, “After all the moralizing about justice, freedom from oppression, disparity of wealth, and obligation to help others according to their needs, the truth may be that socialists are just plain envious of those with money…”

…Hatred is “the heart of Marxism,” Henry Hazlett said. “This is its animating force. You can throw away the dialectical materialism, the Hegelian framework, the technical jargon, the ‘scientific’ analysis, and millions of pretentious words, and you still have the core: the implacable hatred and envy that are the raison d’être for all the rest.”

Ayn Rand was even more blunt. From her Age of Envy:

They do not want to own your fortune, they want you to lose it; they do not want to succeed, they want you to fail; they do not want to live, they want you to die; they desire nothing, they hate existence, and they keep running, each trying not to learn that the object of his hatred is himself . . . . They are the essence of evil, they, those anti-living objects who seek, by devouring the world, to fill the selfless zero of their soul. It is not your wealth that they’re after. Theirs is a conspiracy against the mind, which means: against life and man.

That explains a lot about Progressives.

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