Five Pearls of Wisdom for Young Leftists

Sam Levine is the Executive Director of the Western Region for the Zionist Organization of America. He can be reached at SLevine@ZOA.org.


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The left lives in a bubble full to the brim with self-righteousness and notions of grandeur. They see themselves as the tolerant, compassionate, intelligent ones, as opposed to those mean, greedy, stupid conservatives. In an attempt to reel these leftists back to reality, here are a few things every liberal should be reminded of:

1.) Che Guevara is not cool. In fact, he was a sadistic mass murderer, who killed in the name of Communism—arguably the worst ideology ever to be inflicted on the human race, along with Nazism, which killed about 100 million people in the 20th century. Death and murder gave Che such a thrill that he had a stone slab removed from his office so he could personally witness the firing squads outside.

But, for some reason, Che Guevara is idolized by the Left. Naive college students wear t-shirts with his face imprinted on them, and admire him for being a “man of the people.” University of California, San Diego named its student café, “Che Café.” Much of Hollywood adores him, as is evident by Steven Soderbergh’s biopic, “Che,” starring Benicio del Toro, which portrays the Communist thug in a very pleasant light. This left-wing admiration of an anti-American, murdering Communist is repulsive.

2.) The Left treated George W. Bush much worse than the Right is treating Obama. This is just a friendly reminder to those who think the Right is mean-spirited. Yes, of course there are many on the Right who personally hate Obama and say cruel things about him. But nothing the Right has said about Obama even compares to the hate and vitriol directed at George W. Bush for 8 years.

Do you remember the constant death threats against George W. Bush? Do you remember the signs that read: “Hang Bush For War Crimes,” “Bush Is the Disease, Death Is the Cure,”  “Bush Is the Only Dope Worth Shooting” and “Death to Extremist Christian Terrorist Pig-Bush” (for more of the “tolerant” Left, click here). Do you remember those who burned Bush in effigy? Now, do you recall the signs at Tea Parties calling for Obama’s death? Didn’t think so.

Imagine what would happen if one person at a Tea Party rally carried a sign like those above about Obama. What would happen if a person at a Tea Party burned President Obama in effigy? Every single major newspaper in America would run a front-page story about it, condemning the Tea Party, and by extension the Republicans, for condoning incitement and racism. The Democrats would hold hearings on Capitol Hill about the fomenting of hate and violence by the Right. The double standard and hypocrisy of the left is laughable.

3.) Conservatives give more money to charity than liberals. Sorry to burst your bubble, my young, idealistic, liberal friends, but it’s true. And it’s not because conservatives have more money than liberal, because they don’t.

Check out these statistics from a Syracuse University study:

Although liberal families’ incomes average 6 percent higher than those of conservative families, conservative-headed households give, on average, 30 percent more to charity than the average liberal-headed household ($1,600 per year vs. $1,227).

– Conservatives also donate more time and give more blood.

– Residents of the states that voted for John Kerry in 2004 gave smaller percentages of their incomes to charity than did residents of states that voted for George Bush.

– Bush carried 24 of the 25 states where charitable giving was above average.

– In the 10 reddest states, in which Bush got more than 60 percent majorities, the average percentage of personal income donated to charity was 3.5. Residents of the bluest states, which gave Bush less than 40 percent, donated just 1.9 percent.

This discredits the argument that “conservatives are greedy, rich people who don’t care about the poor,” doesn’t it?

The reason conservatives get labeled as uncaring and greedy is because they do not think that an ever-expanding government is the best way to help the needy. Therefore, conservatives are against tax hikes, spending increases and other measures that grant the government more power. This principle of limiting the size of government should not be confused with greed and apathy for the poor, as the statistics above definitively prove.

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  • g_jochnowitz

    Extremes meet. Ron Paul has the most anti-Israel voting record in Congress. He's not all that different from Dennis Kucinich.

  • Paula

    excellent points…. i wish your words would reach those that need to hear it.

  • Maxie

    The Left invented hypocrisy. It's called the Double Standard and they can't live without it. Core Leftists are afflicted with male hatred (patrphobia; misandry) with the former a manifestation of Freud's Oedipal complex in which the infant male child wishes to kill his father. The signs in the photos are clear expressions of this unresolved urge in the neurotic 'adult'. In other words these people are mentally ill.

  • Eric

    The left would back the antichrist to further their cause.

  • Western Spirit

    The left also believes that only intellectuals should be elected president because being smart is an indication of good leadership qualities. And caims that first Clinton and now Obama are brilliant while denigrating Reagan and bush’s intelligence.

    All the word intellectual indicates, of course, is someone who thinks in abstractions. Others can be bright such as people who understand how things work like car mechanics, doctors, dentists, etc.

    Unfortunately bright people are also the con artists who are smart enough to think up ways to relieve people of their money. Or worse, gain power over people, making totalitarian dictators above average in intelligence.

    So having intellectuals, or smart people, the decisive factor for leadership is not smart.

    What is needed, for leadership, are people who have excellent moral character. Like our founders, for instance, who honored their Christian belief system and their God, as well as they had genius added to the pot to make a delicious mixture.

    Consequently, they were bright moral human beings fit to do God’s work on earth when they created this great nation of freedom.

    Everything the founders wrote was Christian in character putting the leftist lie to them all being Deists including, that old scalawag (according to John Adams), Benjamin Franklin. Who publicly and warmly praised and thanked God before Congress for aiding them in winning the Revolutionary War.

    Hardly a Deist thing to do— giving thanks to an absentee landlord. But it was most certainly a Christian thing to do— to give thanks to our creator the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, not just of Abraham the one God theorist.

    For it was prophesied in the OT that God would call his people by a different name, a people who had never known him or sought him. And it also prophesied God was gong to make the Jewish people jealous of another people who would be God’s people, too.

    I believe the people referred to are the true Christians who follow Christ’s teachings. like George Washington for instance, who, as a true Christian refused power to retire to his home because that is what he valued.

    His stepdaughter observed that Washington was often in prayer. Again a foolish thing to do, praying to an absentee landlord, but prayer was perfectly in keeping with worship of the Christian God. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, not the moon God of Islam, but a Christian and Jewish God was whom Washington believed in and sought.

  • gerrydorrian66

    Agree with everything you say, especially on Israel – what other country in the world comes under UN scrutiny for building suburbs?