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Leftism Makes People Meaner

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Posted By: Judy W., 6/11/2019 8:04:19 PM

The sadistic treatment of Paul Manafort illustrates something I have believed since I attended graduate school in the 1970s and saw the behavior of left-wing students: Leftism makes people meaner. There are kind and mean conservatives and kind and mean liberals. Neither liberalism nor conservatism makes people kinder or meaner. But this is not the case with leftism. With the handful of exceptions that accompany every generalization, leftism makes people meaner, even crueler. Take the transfer of Manafort, the one-time Trump campaign manager, from a federal prison to New York’s Rikers Island prison. Rikers Island is universally regarded as a wretched place.

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I never thought I would feel sorry for Paul Manafort, but this is just sadism. A regular prison sentence would be enough punishment; he shouldn't be tortured.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: raspberry 6/11/2019 9:07:26 PM (No. 96249)
Mean and cruel people are attracted to Leftism. It justifies and reinforces their proclivities, beliefs and actions. Look at history.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nevadadad46 6/11/2019 10:30:39 PM (No. 96287)
Their single mantra is, "the ends justify the means!" And so long as they can justify the ends, they feel like they are above all morality. Anything goes when you are on the side of your own definition of justice.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 6/11/2019 11:17:01 PM (No. 96300)
I can no longer be in the same room as my 95 year old father-in-Law! He watches only CNN and has become twisted with a vile hatred! I told my wife enough!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Newtsche 6/11/2019 11:21:39 PM (No. 96302)
They're mean because they have to turn anyone who disagrees with them into make-believe monsters.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: john56 6/12/2019 1:06:58 AM (No. 96333)
Posted earlier today.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Trigger2 6/12/2019 1:45:46 AM (No. 96348)
You can bet your last dollar Cuomo had a hand in this. After all, it's Cuomo's AG. Now the state wants to legalize prostitution. Must be it's a lucrative market for bribes and campaign contributions and they don't want to be caught anymore taking illegal money or getting caught with a prostitute. Make it legal and presto, legal money and legal sex.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: NYbob 6/12/2019 11:18:40 AM (No. 96666)
The most important thing about being a proud left of center fool, is a passionate effort to remain willfully stupid and uninformed. When confronted by a fact or blatant inconsistency/lie about the 'facts' they absorbed from TV, they give you a blank look and then call you a name or say that your sources are not true. Just a bunch of violent, useful, tools for the tyrants.
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