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[–] DeliciousOnions 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

Most leftists are thinking about idealistic 'perfect world' scenarios when they form opinions. It's not often you see them being pragmatic unless it's to mount an effective political strategy, which is seen as What Must Be Done anyway.

For example, when you hear them talk about socialism, they're imagining a world where lazy freeloaders and assholes don't exist. Asking "what if some portion of the population is just a dick" ruins their argument, but it doesn't convince them either.

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[–] Whitemail 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The ridiculous leftist will suggest changes to improve conditions for a tiny group while disregarding any effect on the larger group (this can also be the less-populous, designated-evil-oppressor group instead of the oppressed such as with whites or white men compared to any other group). This is why they think letting anyone use any restroom is a great idea. It will benefit tranny freaks while everyone else is disregarded. If anyone else is harmed by this, it's not important, because they're evil oppressors of poor innocent trannies.

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[–] TheAntiZealot 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Basically, it runs on the tenets of Communism:

(1) That there is a a privileged oppressor and an underprivileged victim and (2) that it must be corrected.

Less known is the proposed solution; that (3) a monopoly on violence a.k.a. government must take over the public interest for the public good.

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[–] McFucklet [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

This makes me wonder how much of it is that and how much of it is essentially a platform of buying votes on credit. Eg elect me for "free" college or "free" healthcare or "reparations". How do you see that part as fitting in?

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[–] DeliciousOnions 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It's always been justified to me as simple self-interest. The same way a Republican can vote for lower taxes, or a weed smoker can vote for legalization.