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Re: - Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI)

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Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 03:45:17 GMT
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   27. We argue that a very important and influential segment of the    modern left is oversocialized and that their oversocialization is of    great importance in determining the direction of modern leftism.    Leftists of the oversocialized type tend to be intellectuals or    members of the upper-middle class. Notice that university    intellectuals (3) constitute the most highly socialized segment of our    society and also the most left-wing segment.    

   28. The leftist of the oversocialized type tries to get off his    psychological leash and assert his autonomy by rebelling. But usually    he is not strong enough to rebel against the most basic values of    society. Generally speaking, the goals of today's leftists are NOT in    conflict with the accepted morality. On the contrary, the left takes    an accepted moral principle, adopts it as its own, and then accuses    mainstream society of violating that principle. Examples: racial    equality, equality of the sexes, helping poor people, peace as opposed    to war, nonviolence generally, freedom of expression, kindness to    animals. More fundamentally, the duty of the individual to serve    society and the duty of society to take care of the individual. All    these have been deeply rooted values of our society (or at least of    its middle and upper classes (4) for a long time. These values are    explicitly or implicitly expressed or presupposed in most of the    material presented to us by the mainstream communications media and    the educational system. Leftists, especially those of the    oversocialized type, usually do not rebel against these principles but    justify their hostility to society by claiming (with some degree of    truth) that society is not living up to these principles.    

   29. Here is an illustration of the way in which the oversocialized    leftist shows his real attachment to the conventional at Received on Mon Dec 13 2004 - 21:45:17 CST

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