Why Does The Left Always Win?


W.M. Briggs asks why the Right is in constant retreat in the face of those we could easily defeat:

Why does the Left always win? Easiest answer in the world! They fight. They shoot to kill. They hang traitors. They do not retreat unless faced with overwhelming forces. They say “The hell with the rules.”

…Instead of fighting, we surrender apologetically when pushed, and as we fade we mouth words about accompanying people on their “spiritual journey” or “My Constitution guarantees free speech.”

He captures the basics. The following might be a useful expansion on his diagnosis without changing his prescription:

  • The Left is unreasonable. The Right strives for an orderly, polite and morally good society. For that reason, they tend to think that other people are inclined toward being reasonable as well. The Left on the other hand views civilization as its enemy because the Left aspires to replace civilization because it views civilization without Leftism as the antithesis of good. Rightists will try to appeal to Leftists’ better natures, make compromises and keep order, which only strengthens the Left by legitimizing them and giving them a healthier society to parasitize.

  • The Left is unrealistic. The Right cares about the consequences of its actions; the Left cares about the ideological appearance and social popularity of its actions, and this concern displaces any cares about consequences in reality. This liberates Leftists from the additional burden of knowing anything about what they are doing. Their one mode of thought is to say something that other people like to hear, and then using the power of the group, to force it to be implemented.

  • The Left appeals to monkey dynamics. Leftists ideas are more socially correct than Rightist ideas, because the ideal of the Left is equality and the Right favors hierarchy, and social situations value only universal inclusion so that the members of that social group can feel stable because there is no tension, competition or conflict. This is an illusion but one that humans can no more resist than magpies can turn away from shiny objects. The idea of everyone being included and having a share makes humans have warm happy feelings inside — this is actually their brains turning off and their bodies preparing for animal death, as if recognizing the triumph of a predator — and so they will choose it every time. This is why any social group which is not policed by a hierarchy will drift Leftward.

  • The Left recognizes no distinction between war and peace. Rightists will never understand that for the Leftist, ideology is all. It is how they socialize, organize their thinking, justify any self-esteem they have, and find other people. It is their reason for existing. Often it is the only thing that makes them feel good besides drugs, drink and sex. Since the high does not last, they pursue it compulsively. Since it must be right for them to feel good, any dissent or non-conformity is viewed as competition and rigorously pursued so the Leftist can feel good again. Therefore, the Leftist is always at war, and has no patriotism or loyalty to heritage because Leftism is organized in benefit of the individual and rejects any larger organization system, with an exception made for the herd because a crowd enforces individual rights by removing accountability.

  • Leftists base their self-image on total victory, not decency. Rightists like to think that they are appreciated for their strong, sober, wise and measured moral presence. Leftists have no such illusion. They know that people respect that which they fear, and that which gives them handouts, and they achieve this by installing a struggle toward ultimate victory. This forces everyone in the group into conformity and justifies lavish lifestyles for those sacrificing their time to the war effort.

In the future, if humanity survives, volumes will be written about the psychology of Leftism. It is an individualistic genre that manifests through collectivism because collectives are built around the idea of every individual having an equal part and reward. This creates a semi-suicidal mentality because life can only be lived through external factors, denying the inner parts of the human psychology, which creates robotic, zombie-like ideological warriors for whom life is misery and the only respite is found through destroying enemies.

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30 Responses to “Why Does The Left Always Win?”

  1. moe connoisseur says:

    Some of these points don’t seem right.

    The left recognizes no distinction between war and peace. That’s the sane thing to do. Peace is just a special kind of limited war.

    Leftist base their self-image on total victory, not decency. This one isn’t even true. They want revenge on their betters, and all they understand is shame. Many wish to humiliate themselves just to spill some of that humiliation on their enemies. It’s true humiliation is part of total victory, but the leftist has no intention to ever be the victor. The only aim is to shame their opponents. Submission is only one way to be shamed.

  2. sandy says:

    You don’t pull any punches thanks for the insights.

    • laura ann says:

      Pavol: Yuup the left seems to always gain ground since ww2. Conservatives wanted us out of the UN, yet they failed to produce results. There are few patriots today who are in the battle. Most have passed on, and patriot groups soon fizzle out. Parents don’t instill values and teach their kids much about anything except the home schoolers. majority of Americans are on planet stupid incl older people. Internet and talk radio has failed to wake up the masses. years ago, people heard speakers, read books to learn. America has a zero future from now on.

  3. thordaddy says:

    Equality is to Hierarchy as…

    Redundancy is to Perfection, ie., objective Supremacy.

    And it is with the imposition of “redundancy” that a degradation towards imperfection proceeds MANIFESTNG in a “default elite.” A mass of perpetuating self-annihilators is the “redundancy” which manifests this “default elite.” In passively liberated, cuck-speak, “equality.”

  4. Pavol Horvath says:

    Very simple answer: The left always wins because they have the numbers.

  5. james wilson says:

    According to Hayek socialism is in fact natural, instinctive to the bones of our atavistic ancestors. “A solitary man was a dead man,” Civilization is a process of learned experience, all of which is in contradiction with instinct. One cannot eliminate leftism through experience because we inherit instinct in the womb, and experience the hard way.

  6. prussian says:

    What are examples of leftists winning? From what I’m seeing their endeavours have been failures throughout history and they only managed to survive by selling out and changing their appearance constantly. Even right now, they are losing on all fronts and the earth underneath them is shaking.

    • FaCubeItches says:

      Be careful not to get hit when the collectivists throw in the towel. It would suck to miss out on the coming age of perfect liberty and freedom.

    • brighteyes says:

      I agree with them always changing their appearance, but if you study what has morphed into the ‘progressives’, they have gained ENORMOUS grounds in education (all levels), the political arenas, and social justice, that are swamping the right.

    • laura ann says:

      Agree w/Smitty; Prussian:, the left has the money backing and ability to infiltrate anything they want, incl patriot groups which have all fizzled out incl tea party and JBS folks who know this, then quit. Don’t know about Oath Keepers, many feel they have been bought off too. Money corrupts and changes people. Politicians don’t care about their children and g’children, and why congressmen and local gov. officials are bought off. (Ex: allowing Muslims to resettle in communities) These corrupt politicians have no empathy for their families future after they are deceased. All they care about is lining their pockets and grant money and as reprobates their church membership is filthy rags.

  7. Longbow says:

    They win because they are in a constant state of war with western civilization. Their concerted attack never stops. To a leftist, “peace” is defined as an absence of opposition to communism.

    They wage war and we refuse to acknowledge we are at war, even when our very existence is at stake.

  8. ed357 says:

    The “Left” is also always willing to compromise as long as their ball gets moved closer to their goal line…..and unwilling to compromise if it means losing any ground.

    • …and, since they have one simple idea instead of a complex view of how to make civilization, they have few things on which they cannot compromise because they can always subvert them later.

  9. Smitty says:

    The democreeps have crossed the Rubicon into Marxism. They will put blood in the streets next. We will either die or become slaves to the state. That hard choice everyone has spoke about is coming fast.

  10. John says:

    Pulling a Bill Clinton here…what is the definition of “winning?” They “win” because the main stream media says they do.

    • I am thinking more of from the 1520s through the present: Leftist ideas have been ascendant, influencing culture and through that politics, during this time.

  11. Daanan Mahn says:

    Leftism is rebellion against the principles of the Bible, rebellion against the creator

    • In the Traditionalist view, the original religions express a truth of reality, which is why Leftism is in parallel a rebellion against reality. This is why, as Nietzsche notes, it is a variant of fatalism.

  12. Forearmed says:

    An old man told me many years ago something I have never forgotten, and it is this:

    “If you want to kill an idea or an ideal, you must kill everyone who holds those concepts, right down to those too young to remember”

    Every major dictator in at least half a dozen nations in the last 75 years or so, has committed “Democide” against their own people to the tune of killing millions.

    Humans around the earth are all basically the same, many of whom are truly psychopathic and have no qualms against killing those that they consider ill-advised to be alive. Hitlery Clinton is a prime example !!!

  13. Paul says:

    The right are better-mannered proponents of tyranny than the left are. That is certainly so.

    As far as I’m concerned, anyone with power is an asshole. Whether they are “left” or “right” is irrelevant, when you have a gun to your head.

  14. Jim Johnson says:

    When you study warfare, the winning side is usually the one that is most capable of committing atrocities–which are excused or covered up after the war. From a secular viewpoint, evil will always defeat good because its actions are not limited by moral concerns.

    • smh says:

      In other words, the Left doesn’t play using Marquess of Queensbury rules. This is why you see the rise of the AltRight. People are tired of those allegedly representing them constantly and consistently compromising and “reaching across the aisle.” The Left lies, cheats, steals, does whatever is necessary to win a battle. AltRight is fighting back the way the Left has for years. Establishment Right will get steamrolled and have to make a choice in which side to support in the ever-intensifying ideological struggle.

      • The Establishment Right died long ago, and has spent the past forty years wondering where that smell of decay is coming from. Like zombies in a pensive moment…

  15. Ronny McTonny says:

    Yes, very true. The left can be easily defeated.

    Romney had a chance. Donald may have a 2nd chance.

    It shows me the right does not understand the left but they had BETTER because you never want to be ruled by them.

    • laura ann says:

      Ronny: Romney was a leftist, got Obama care started in Mass. Many incl me stayed home didn’t vote when he ran or McCain either. Brighteyes: education gov style is ruining generations for decades. Anyone who sends their kids to one is an idiot/socialist.

  16. TOM WALKER says:



  17. Larry says:

    Good article but I would argue the left always wins because of one single
    human trait.

    Everybody wants somebody to blame for their problems.
    The left tells people they are not to blame — THOSE people are. Left says
    The right thinks about it a bit and says “who gives a shit who or why — I
    need to fix it myself”

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