Source: WHY ARE PEOPLE LEFTISTS?
By John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.)
One answer in five words: “Leftists need to feel superior”.
Or, as T.S. Eliot famously put it: “Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm — but the harm does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves.” (From the 1950 play “The cocktail party”)
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