One of the keys to the success of the Left is its ability to weaponize mental illness in a variety of sick and disgusting ways to serve its purposes. This ranges from causing hysteria and witch-hunts on campuses by clearly mentally unbalanced students (taken straight out of Mao’s “Cultural Revolution” playbook) to encouraging Blacks, Muslims, and others to riot and commit terrorist acts. Ninety-eight years ago, the Left encouraged massive terrorist attacks by ethnic minorities in an attempt to reverse immigration legislation.
The Leftist propensity to encourage violence can also inspire violent “lone wolf” attacks, like the one at the baseball practice game that now has Rep. Scalise desperately clinging to life.
This is the second highly violent attack within weeks by what can be described as a “Bernie Bro,” the extreme left-wing supporters of former Democratic Presidential nomination candidate Bernie Sanders. The previous case was that of the Portland stabber (two fatalities) that the fake media tried to pass off as the act of a “White Supremacist.” His social media history tells quite a different story.
The only question in cases like this is whether the violence is “part of the plan” and serves some greater Leftist purpose, or whether it is just an unfortunate outlier by-product of the Left weaponizing mental illness on a more general level.
In both the case of the Portland stabber and Alexandria baseball blaster, we have quite similar types—basically mentally confused and angry White men, who, from their expressions in various photographs, show a mixture of arrogance, conceit, and stupidity, exactly the kind of self-entitled moron who fails at life and then proceeds to rebuild his fractured sense of self worth on the flawed premises of Leftism. Bernie-Sanders-style populism is like catnip to these dimwits.
It has always been something of a mystery why people on the right turn out to be much less violent those on the left, despite the clear facts that people on the right are (a) much better adapted to carry out violence, (b) have much greater general grievance given the direction that society has been moving in for the past half-century or more, and (c) often suffer unjustified individual persecution for expressing their views.
One reason, of course, is because the hegemonic culture works overtime to legitimize Leftist violence—riots are because of racism, terrorism because of foreign policy misadventures, etc., etc. Then there is the figure of the “perpetual Nazi,” the pinata of (((Hollywood))) moviedom, and the freedom to apply the label as one sees fit. If Trump is “literally Hitler,” so too are Republican Congressmen “callously playing baseball” while people somewhere starve or work for low wages.
But there is more to it than that. Leftism’s ability to weaponize mental illness is similar to that of Islam, the key point being that it absolves the failings of the individual in the redemptive act for an abstract and ill-defined greater good.
As we see with many of the Jihadi attacks in the West, the individuals concerned were unsettled and confused Muslim men, lost in the “Babylon” of the West, seeking to regain a sense of pride by an action that they saw as “punishing” the “evil West” and empowering their abstract formulation of “Islam.” The fact that the West responds to acts of Islamic terrorism by trying ever harder not to “upset” Muslims in general serves to confirm the delusions of the jihadis, with the result that their actions actually do empower Islam on a wider scale.
In the same way, the Leftist, whatever his failings and flaws, feels that all he has to do to be a person of worth is to be ideologically sound and hate the right people, which you are allowed to choose yourself. As long as the hatred is sincere, then he is absolved, and enters into the company of “the Elect.”
The essence of the Right wing by contrast is do demand perfection or betterment in the individual, as well as acts for the greater good. Thus it is harder for right wingers to project their failings outwards into acts of abstracted violence in the same way that Muslims and Leftists do.