Let us advance a sensible rule regarding Leftists and their prevarication about the distinctions between shades of Leftism such as democrat, Communist, socialist, cultural Marxist, liberal democrat and the like:
Given enough power, over time, all Leftists become Stalin.
The root of Leftism is ideology, or the notion of what “should” be rather than what works and what is. This means they are pushing against reality. For them, victory is to beat back the order that produced us and replace it with an order that flatters the human ego. This requires destroying all that is natural.
They are zombie-robots, slaves to their own need to be “in control,” and the part of their brain that demands that human intentions be more important than reality eventually wins out over the rest. It is like the act of normal cells becoming cancerous, or independent organisms becoming viruses: a part takes over the whole.
William S. Burroughs provides a potent metaphor for virus/control/ego behavior in Naked Lunch:
Did I ever tell you about the man who taught his asshole to talk? His whole abdomen would move up and down you dig farting out the words. It was unlike anything I ever heard.
This ass talk had sort of a gut frequency. It hit you right down there like you gotta go. You know when the old colon gives you the elbow and it feels sorta cold inside, and you know all you have to do is turn loose? Well this talking hit you right down there, a bubbly, thick stagnant sound, a sound you could smell.
This man worked for a carnival you dig, and to start with it was like a novelty ventriloquist act. Real funny, too, at first. He had a number he called â€œThe Better â€˜Oleâ€ that was a scream, I tell you. I forget most of it but it was clever. Like, â€œOh I say, are you still down there, old thing?â€
â€œNah I had to go relieve myself.â€
After a while the ass start talking on its own. He would go in without anything prepared and his ass would ad-lib and toss the gags back at him every time.
Then it developed sort of teeth-like little raspy in-curving hooks and started eating. He thought this was cute at first and built an act around it, but the asshole would eat its way through his pants and start talking on the street, shouting out it wanted equal rights. It would get drunk, too, and have crying jags nobody loved it and it wanted to be kissed same as any other mouth. Finally it talked all the time day and night, you could hear him for blocks screaming at it to shut up, and beating it with his fist, and sticking candles up it, but nothing did any good and the asshole said to him: â€œItâ€™s you who will shut up in the end. Not me. Because we dont need you around here any more. I can talk and eat and shit.â€
After that he began waking up in the morning with a transparent jelly like a tadpoleâ€™s tail all over his mouth. This jelly was what the scientists call un-D.T., Undifferentiated Tissue, which can grow into any kind of flesh on the human body. He would tear it off his mouth and the pieces would stick to his hands like burning gasoline jelly and grow there, grow anywhere on him a glob of it fell. So finally his mouth sealed over, and the whole head would have have amputated spontaneous â€” (did you know there is a condition occurs in parts of Africa and only among Negroes where the little toe amputates spontaneously?) â€” except for the eyes you dig. That’s one thing the asshole couldnâ€™t do was see. It needed the eyes. But nerve connections were blocked and infiltrated and atrophied so the brain couldnâ€™t give orders any more. It was trapped in the skull, sealed off. For a while you could see the silent, helpless suffering of the brain behind the eyes, then finally the brain must have died, because the eyes went out, and there was no more feeling in them than a crabâ€™s eyes on the end of a stalk.
The metaphor works two ways: first, the ego takes over the soul; second, the Leftist takes over society, and because Leftist ideas are fundamentally — mathematically, logically, biologically — unrealistic, the only way to do so is by force. It must take over the body and seal off the brain, so only speech remains.
All Leftists tend toward Stalinism because that is the degree of force required for them to implement their vision. Unrealistic ideas always require total control. This is why tyranny grows out of democracy; democracy encourages non-truth to be seen as truth (equality) and then, produces a need for its unreal ideas to be forced on others.
Once you step even just a toe in the waters of Leftism, and start considering that all people are “equal” or that pity is more important than protecting the good, you will go down a path which does not end until Stalin is reached, and after him, it will never reach any great heights again.
Is that the legacy you wish to leave for the future?