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February 7, 2007

Bad Faith And The Phantom Guilt Syndrome

Here's another very good read by David Thompson with more on grievance politics and the cultivation of pretentious 'sensitivity' by the political left:

I was once asked why I didn't have more empathy with the political left. "I don't dislike myself enough," I said, largely in jest. But as time has passed this offhand remark seems less flippant. I've often wondered at what point a political leaning becomes a performance, then a pantomime, and finally a mental health issue. At some point ideology can be so unmoored from external reality that it serves as little more than an expression of a person's feelings about themselves.
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Posted by Richard at February 7, 2007 10:49 PM

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