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With the release of Michael Walsh’s new book, I have been thinking about his last one, The Devil’s Pleasure Palace, and his discussion of critical theory. During an exchange with a (nice) leftie in that cesspool known as Twitter, it finally hit me what is going on between the leftie leaders and their “useful idiots.”
It is similar to the relationship between abusive husbands and their spouses. The abusive husband demeans the wife and lowers her self-esteem to keep her from leaving, to force certain behaviors, and to boost his own self-esteem. She feels she is unworthy of better. The lefties use critical theory to abuse their flock for the same reasons.
They make people feel guilty for their success, blaming racism or privilege, and demand they atone by embracing certain cleansing ideas or behaviors. Nothing is spared. They are are told they are intolerant if they are religious. They are responsible for gun deaths if they own gunsor support the 2nd. They are terrorists if they join the NRA. They are to be ashamed of their patriotism because of the country’s presumed sinful past. They are damaging the planet if they don’t support the global warming agenda.
The leftie never seems to care if the agenda item actually achieves the desired result because it is all about his own atonement. If he dares stray, he is severely punished, just like the battered wife. Why do the “useful idiots” stay in the abusive relationship? Why does the wife return to the abusive spouse?
Back to the leftie. She supports open borders because to oppose that is racist. She thinks poor people are poor because of rich people, whose money must be redistributed out of fairness, and because of privilege. She has accepted that she must be a racist if she, a city dweller, fears large black males when she is alone.
She is that battered spouse.