The Political Left’s Violence

So the political left tends to be violent, and the question is why, this op-ed discusses. The answer might be rather simple.

Violence is, at its core, an unthinking reaction to dissonant information, a sort of animal reaction to some disturbing influence.  It appears when individuals allow feelings to transcend everything else, especially the process of thinking.

All human action is directed at reducing or eliminating a personally felt sense of uneasiness and what distinguishes the human from the animal is the human’s ability to abstain from instinctive behaviour.

So when the radical left feel threatened, not physically of course, but intellectually and unable to counter that intellectual challenge with an opposing intellectual argument, they then resort to physical violence to remove the threat. Essentially instinctive behaviour and thus uncivilised.

The radical left are simply inhuman.

About Louis Hissink

Retired diamond exploration geologist. I spent my professional life looking for mineral deposits, found some, and also located a number of kimberlites in NSW and Western Australia. Exploration geology is the closest one can get to practicing the scientific method, mineral exploration always being concerned with finding anomalous geophysical or geochemical data, framing a model and explanation for the anomaly and then testing it with drilling or excavation. All scientific theories are ultimately false since they invariably involved explaining something with incomplete extant knowledge. Since no one is omniscient or knows everything, so too scientific theories which are solely limited to existing knowledge. Because the future always yields new data, scientific theories must change to be compatible with the new data. Thus a true scientist is never in love with any particular theory, always knowing that when the facts change, so too must he/she change their minds.
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