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  Left-wing politics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some critics of the left claim that leftist movements lost their moorings, or their rationale, after the collapse of the European communist states (beginning in 1989 and ending with the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991).
While many leftists have happily worked with Arab or Muslim groups in opposition to U.S. imperialism or the Israeli occupation of Palestine, alliances between leftists and Islamists are relatively unusual and recent, since leftist politics of civil libertarianism and secularism jar with hard-line Islamism.
More typical examples of leftists working in anti-war coalitions with Muslims would be the membership of American Muslims for Jerusalem in UFPJ or of the Muslim Student Association, American Muslims for Global Peace, and Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam in ANSWER.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Leftist   (3431 words)

Leftists normally seem to ignore totally what I have called above meaning 2 for "ought" statements: that some ways of living lead to generally desired outcomes and some do not.
Amusingly, however, Leftists are very prone to using the language of right and wrong (which they claim not to believe in) when it suits them.
And when Leftists do use moralistic language, it is rather fun to use the arguments of moral relativism to show how shallow their arguments are -- as here.
jonjayray.0catch.com /natural.html   (1547 words)

 LEFTIST MOTIVATIONS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Leftists who think that all untoward adult behaviour is malleable and just the result of an unfortunate upbringing and not the result of heredity should read this article.
Leftists do of course on occasions attempt to give their ideas about equality some substance and the work of philosopher John Rawls is best know in that connection.
Leftists sometimes argue, with their usual illogic, that it is OK for them to do harm with their addled programmes of action because conservatives ALLOW great harm to go on in the world -- such as the starving children in Africa.
jonjayray.tripod.com /leftism2.html   (18903 words)

 FrontPage magazine.com :: Leftist Racism by John J. Ray
Leftists of course constantly condemn the slightest suspicion of racism in others in an apparent claim that they are holier than others in that respect.
A good reply to the Leftist arguments for "affirmative action" might be some very famous words: "I have a dream that my children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
And Western countries are often criticized by Leftists for their "harsh" treatment of illegal immigrants (treatment which rarely leads to any deaths) but we hear hardly a word about the mini-holocausts that are occurring all the time in Africa.
www.frontpagemag.com /Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=3689   (6315 words)

 PSYCHOLOGY OF LEFTISM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
For instance, Leftists in most of the developed world constantly agonize about the "harsh" treatment that their governments mete out to illegal immigrants, no matter how lenient such treatment actually is. One gets the impression that only complete abandonment of border controls would satisfy Leftists.
So Australian Leftists mount huge demonstrations against this policy even though the policy has huge support in the Australian community generally, even though the illegals concerned are treated humanely and even though the illegals are probably better housed and fed in their special prisons than they ever were in their homelands.
So Leftists in power are once again seen to be very jealous of their power, intolerant of diversity, opposed to free speech and oppressive and discriminatory in their employment practices: All things that they would normally try to deny but which in fact simply make them typical Leftists.
jonjayray.netfirms.com /psychlef.html   (14002 words)

 Leftist Political Psychology
Leftists may no longer have Communism to point to as a possible alternative system but they remain Leftists all the same.
Whatever else the Leftist may be, the bedrock of Leftism is a strong dislike or even a hatred of the way the world is. They have a strong desire or even a need for political change, often extreme change.
Whether Leftist and Rightist objectives are opposite or just simply different, how Leftists and Rightists go about achieving their different basic objectives certainly generates plenty of conflict and opposition between the two sides.
jonjayray1.blogspot.com   (1972 words)

 Dialogue With a Leftist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Leftist: National Socialism was not socialism, as Nazi Germany had a highly developed propertied ruling class that supported the government as did Japan and Italy.
Leftist: Ironically, the masses of Soviet citizens did in fact support the considerable achievements of the government in the economic realm.
Leftist: The USSR was an example of state capitalism, as was Nazi Germany.
www.newsmax.com /archives/articles/2003/5/14/134813.shtml   (1745 words)

 ESR | November 10, 2003 | The First Amendment, corporate power, leftist whining and The Reagans
Leftists constantly rail against the power of big corporations, but then purpose that a vast corporate bully like CBS has more right to free expression than millions of individual Americans.
The Leftist boycotts were against them personally because of what they believed, while the conservative boycott of CBS was because of a particular, egregious moral crime.
Leftists propose the brazen argument that past films they have written and produced were also pseudo-history unconcerned with truth.
www.enterstageright.com /archive/articles/1103/1103mediaandtruth.htm   (784 words)

 Leftist Racism
This continuing Leftist obsession with Nazism might make some sense if Nazism were uniquely evil but, horrible and massive though the Nazi crimes were, they were anything but unique.
A great Leftist cause for the last 30 or more years has been "affirmative action" — which normally translates into deliberate discrimination against whites both in hiring practices and in admissions to universities and colleges — a policy which is as blatantly racist as any policy could be.
But few Leftists are interested in such findings and therefore often carry their condemnation of people's thinking about groups to a ridiculous and unfair degree.
www.deathbyabortion.org /leftistracism.html   (6242 words)

 WJLA - Uruguay Inaugurates First Leftist Leader   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
But most analysts say the new leftists - with the exception of the more populist Hugo Chavez of Venezuela - are seeking to balance social welfare and a greater role for the state with pro-market economic policies in a mold akin to Europe's Social Democrats.
Chavez and the sixth Latin American leftist leader - Cuba's Fidel Castro - did not attend the inauguration, which was followed within hours by Uruguay's restoration of ties with Cuba.
Leftist Tupamaro guerrillas battled the Uruguayan state before and during the last dictatorship, and several former Tupamaros, including Senate leader Jose Mujica, are now key leaders in Vazquez's coalition.
www.wjla.com /headlines/0305/210511.html   (758 words)

 Leftist agenda for Bogota? | csmonitor.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
His success was historic: It is the first time a leftist politician has won Bogotá's top post, and the mayor-elect garnered the highest number of votes in the city's history.
Rightist paramilitaries and their allies annihilated the Union Patríotica, the last leftist party formed by demobilized guerrillas in the 1980s, through mass killings that included some of Lucho's closest friends.
Leftist politicians also won in races for governor of the regions of Valle and Nariño and in the contest for the mayor of Cali.
www.csmonitor.com /2003/1031/p07s01-woam.html   (899 words)

 CNN.com - Jiang cracks down on 'anti-party' leftist journals - August 14, 2001
The editor of Zhenli de Zhuiqiu, Yu Quanyou, was among 17 leftists who wrote an open letter last month saying Jiang had violated party regulations by personally deciding to open the party's door to private businessmen.
A Chinese source close to the leftist faction said Jiang had a few years ago already tried once to close down the two journals.
They said, however, that leftists had struck a chord among a large chunk of the party's 65 million members by championing the cause of common workers.
archives.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/asiapcf/east/08/14/china.magazines   (460 words)

 Egypt Leftist Organizations - Flags, Maps, Economy, History, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International ...
Before the 1952 Revolution, the movement was represented by the CPE as well as smaller groups with names such as the Egyptian Movement for National Liberation, the Spark, the Vanguard, the Marxist League, and the New Dawn.
Sadat again purged leftists from the ASU after he expelled Soviet advisers from Egypt in 1972 and after riots later that year and in early 1973.
Later that year, forty-four members of a secret leftist group, Al Ittijah ath Thawri (Revolutionary Tendency), were arrested on charges of planning to overthrow the regime and replace it with a Marxist system.
www.photius.com /countries/egypt/national_security/egypt_national_security_leftist_organization~59.html   (472 words)

 Dissecting Leftism
Leftists get the government to waste vast slabs of the country's labour-force on bureaucracy and paperwork and so load the burden of providing most useful goods and services onto fewer and fewer people.
Typical Leftist elitism: "The man once known as the most trusted journalist in America no longer trusts Americans to vote for their own leaders, saying average citizens are just too ignorant to cast their ballots wisely.
Leftist histrionics have been amazingly successful in suppressing all memory of how openly racist Leftists were up until about 1950 to 1960 but the facts are there for anyone who wants to check (See here and here).
dissectleft.blogspot.com   (12088 words)

 Banned dailies' editor: leftist tendencies, a necessity in Iran's nation's movement today
The reformist journalist added: "Iran's leftist movement has today accepted equality among all as an exalted ideal, and is therefore trying its best to lead the society in that direction by grasping the levers of political power in the country."
He regarded the campaign led by modern right, and neo-liberalism at global level against the leftist movements, as one of the factors eading to little success achieved by the leftist movement in Iran today.
The ninth annual camp of the leftist branch of the Office to Foster Unity, that was initially scheduled to start on Tuesday, was inaugurated on Wednesday at Shahid (Martyr) Beheshti due to certain influencial circles' interference.
www.payvand.com /news/02/sep/1014.html   (269 words)

 Hitler's Leftist Economic Policies
It was a political party that acted much in the same way the American Left does in regard to unemployment and trying to use the government to decrease it.
It notes that the Nazis used public works to a large extent, which is exceedingly leftist, and put people to work for the State.
The Nazis started enacting other leftist ploys like price freezes and starting expanding the role of the government and destroying any freedom left in the Market.
constitutionalistnc.tripod.com /hitler-leftist/id10.html   (1442 words)

 Haight Speech: The Future of Leftist Activism
Now that this ideology has infected the school system, from elementary on up through universities, teachers take the opportunity to instill these leftist values in their students, planting the seeds of future generations of irrational shit disturbers.
Hopefully this "tactic" by leftists, if they pursue it, will be short-circuited by the legal system.
But it may be evidence of desperation in the face of a national majority that is sick and tired of their shenanigans.
www.leftist.org /haightspeech/archives/000211.html   (943 words)

 The Jakarta Post - Online Special: Politics of stigmatization to eliminate critical movements   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Indeed, leftist discourse is not something new in Islam; it accompanied the birth of Islam itself.
In addition, movement leaders in Indonesia in the first quarter of the 20th century were greatly influenced by the leftist discourse, giving them the spirit to struggle against colonialism for independence.
Admittedly, leftists such as Tan Malaka and Haji Misbah were devout Muslims whose leftist movement was inspired by Islamic teachings.
www.thejakartapost.com /special/os_17.asp   (1053 words)

 CS352: Heaps [F'98]
Leftist Heap Property: for every node x in the heap, the npl of left child is at least (>)as large as that of the right child.
Operations of leftist heaps perform all the work on the right path, which is guaranteed to be as short as any in the heap (thus minimizing merge time).
Merge operation same as for leftist heaps except: left and right children always are swapped except for smallest node on right path
www.cstp.umkc.edu /~mullinsj/cs352/lecture15.html   (1140 words)

 CSC378: Leftist Trees
Two implementations of the mergeable heap are the "leftist tree" and the "binomial heap".
A "leftist tree" is an implementation of a mergeable heap.
The Merge procedure takes two leftist trees, A and B, and returns a leftist tree that contains the union of the elements of A and B. In a program, a leftist tree is represented by a pointer to its root.
www.dgp.toronto.edu /people/JamesStewart/378notes/10leftist   (448 words)

 Classical Values :: Liberal or leftist?
Leftists are radicals who seek to overthrow the Establishment (either through violence or the ballot box) and replace it with something else.
Leftists would destroy the health care industry altogether and replace it with a state-run monopoly.
For me, the crucial difference between a Leftist vs. a Liberal is on the issue of free speech.
www.classicalvalues.com /archives/001103.html   (1542 words)

 It's Happening Global Discussion Forum - What's With This Leftist Rush Limbaugh?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Next thing this leftist pinko is gonna be applying for is welfare.
The righties seem to think that any group that would defend the liberty of the people of this country must be a bunch of ultra leftist liberals...and now that they are suing on Rush's behalf, they're all losing their minds...they don't know what to think
They waited under the bed until Rush was sleeping one night and then sent their pod tentacles out and replaced the real Rush Limbaugh with this drug-addicted, marriage-vow-breakin' narcisscist.
www.itshappening.com /printthread.php?t=44759   (1057 words)

 Links to Socialist, Anarchist, Leftist, Environmental and News sources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Spartacus-- a dependable, very broad offering of history resources from a leftist perspective.
This U.S. leftist party advocates a "democratic revolution" and "social, economic, and political progress" in America.
Had the "good guys" won in this tragic struggle, leftists around the world would have had another model besides the worthless obscenity of "red star" socialism.
www.bergonia.org /links.htm   (4417 words)

 Christian right, progressive left: Birds of a feather?
And leftists used to go out and organize The People, and work on issues most people could understand and support: unions, civil rights, social benefits, public works, day care.
This may not seem to fit leftists; but consider the alliance between fundamentalists and '70s feminists against pornography.
There is definitely a segment of the left that is just as embarrassed about human sexuality as any believer is, and just as apt to consider women to be frail creatures defenseless against rapacious masculinity.
www.zompist.com /leqr.html   (1101 words)

 Traitorous Media Works Leftist Agenda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The despicable traitors have made it their mission to undercut the authority of President Bush during America’s darkest hour, proving themselves even more cowardly than the terrorist murderers who are the only beneficiaries of such contemptible conduct.
This same treasonous song is, of course, being sung by other leftist media egotists such as Canadian Peter Jennings, democrat Dan Rather, society boy Tom Brokaw, sniveling Howard Fineman of Newsweek, pedantic Brian Williams of MSNBC and too-cute by half Katie Couric, among dozens of others.
They should be ashamed of themselves and would be well-advised to drop their dangerous game of attacking the President when America itself is under attack.
www.newsmax.com /archives/articles/2001/9/13/83413.shtml   (642 words)

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