Six Simple Questions to Expose a Leftist
Living in a deep blue state and growing up in a house with a loving but left-leaning father, I have gained great experience in the art of having a discussion with a leftist. From time to time, however, I did not have any inkling as to the politics of a person I was speaking to. Over the years I have found some questions that have helped me find out just where on the political spectrum someone I am speaking to lies. Now, I am here to impart this knowledge to you. But not only are these six simple questions to expose a leftist, they will also give you great joy in watching them get stumped, angry, and really, really emotional when they try to answer!
When asking these questions you must be firm, be polite, but be relentless in your pursuit of a specific answer. Know beforehand a leftist will fight you every step of the way, usually by dodging specifics and getting emotional or angry in an attempt to pick a fight with you. They will fight tooth and nail to avoid answering the question and will try tactics such as calling you names, answering your question with a question, and anything else to get you to become angry and lash out. Don’t fall for it. Remain calm! Remember, a leftist’s argument is based on emotion, yours need to be based on fact and reason.
In the business world when you are interviewing someone for a job the best questions to ask are open-ended ones. They require some thought on the interviewee’s part and will tell you a lot more about the person you are speaking to than closed-ended ones. To help you learn more about the way the person you are speaking to thinks, most of the questions that follow are structured as open-ended ones. In case you didn’t know, questions answered with a “yes” or “no”, are close-ended.
If the person you are speaking to has some smarts and is a decent human being they will have a civil discussion with you. That would be ideal.
Unfortunately, since we are talking about leftists here, many of them will not be smart or decent human beings and they will get angry, emotional and probably lash out at you by saying nasty things. They may even run away. Don’t take it personal. Consider that a victory!
Question # 1
What laws do you think are immoral or just plain wrong?
The truth is, just because something is a law doesn’t mean it is moral or right.
As Bastiat said in The Law, “But, unfortunately, law by no means confines itself to its proper functions…The law has been used to destroy its own objective: It has been applied to annihilating the justice that it was supposed to maintain; to limiting and destroying rights which its real purpose was to respect. The law has placed the collective force at the disposal of the unscrupulous who wish, without risk, to exploit the person, liberty, and property of others. It has converted plunder into a right, in order to protect plunder. And it has converted lawful defense into a crime, in order to punish lawful defense.”
This question helps establish a baseline as to the character of the person you will be speaking with. Establishing a basis of what the other person believes to constitute right or wrong is very important as it is a precursor to the other questions.
For example, if someone asked me what laws do I think are immoral or just plain wrong, I would say that laws restricting my right to carry a concealed weapon to defend myself and my family are not only wrong, they are immoral. You would know right away that I am probably not a leftist.
You would know I was a leftist if I said that it should be illegal for anyone to own any kind of gun at any time.
Most would agree Stalin’s laws against the Kulaks, which resulted in the starvation deaths of 3.9 million innocent people, for example, were immoral and wrong. If someone disagrees with that or tries to justify it, then you know you’re dealing with a maniac.
Importantly, if the person you are speaking to answers there aren’t any immoral or wrong laws, you are obviously dealing with a lunatic and need to decide if it is even worth continuing the conversation.
You could also explore this question further and get an even deeper insight into the moral make up of the other person by asking a follow up question such as, “Where or what do you base your concept of morality on?” For someone like me I would answer Jesus Christ and the Bible. An establishment globalist type might say something like The UN Declaration of Human Rights.
Now that we have a baseline, let’s look at the other simple questions which will help you expose a leftist.
Question # 2
How much should the government be allowed to take from you for every $100 you earn?
The correct answer is zero.
Think of the answer you get to this question as being on a sliding scale of leftism. The higher the number, the more leftist they are.
One reason this is a great question is because the math is so easy.
If they say $10, you know that a 10% income tax is what they think is fair.
Remember, what you own, whether it’s your house, your car, or the money in your bank account, is your PROPERTY.
Life, Liberty and Property are the original pillars of freedom.
People who so willingly think it’s OK for the government to take your property from you should not be trusted. The more they think the government should be allowed to take, the more you should not trust them.
The Income Tax is Legalized Stealing
The background to this that you need to know is that the Income Tax specifically is nothing more than legalized stealing. How do I know it’s stealing? What happens if you don’t pay it? The government can lock you up, take away your freedom and forcibly take the money from you. If that’s not stealing what is?
The Income tax is one of the main ways the leftists like to “Spread the Wealth” around in their march to making us a Socialist hell hole like Cuba or Venezuela.
If they answer the question by saying something like $30 to you, you can then tell them about how in a place like NYC you can have up to and over 40% of your income forcibly taken from you by the government. And that’s just in income taxes! It doesn’t include all of the other taxes you pay like property taxes, sales taxes, gas taxes, taxes on things you buy, and on and on… it is legalized plunder.
And who are the biggest stealers of other people’s money via taxes? That’s right…leftists. Although lately, the Republicans do a pretty good job at it as well.
A leftist will also probably say something like, “Does anyone really need to make $100 million a year?” That’s a deflection. Your answer to that is, “What difference does it make? As long as a person earned that legally, what gives the government the right to take any portion of it without the consent of the owner?”
Stealing is stealing. Whether the government does it to the tune of billions of dollars or someone steals a candy bar. Morally it’s the same thing. There is no gray area.
And the higher they go with the number they give you, the more of a nut job you know they are.
Should able minded adults be allowed to make their own decisions?
The correct answer is yes.
If they do say yes, you can then follow up with something like, “Then a business owner should be allowed to open his business during a ‘pandemic’ if other able-minded adults want to decide to patronize that business, right?” The amount of hemming and hawing you get after asking that is a good judge of just how far the person you are speaking to believes in your decision-making freedom.
Many people like to think they believe others should be able to make their own decisions. But leftists especially usually just pay lip service to that notion. In reality, they don’t want you making any decisions for yourself because in their heart of hearts all leftists, especially those who hold positions of power, think you are too stupid to think for yourself and that you need government “experts” to think for you.
Isn’t being able to make your own decisions part of being a free person? If that’s the case, wouldn’t the opposite be true, that the fewer decisions you are allowed to make for yourself, the less free you are?
Think of people in jail. How many decisions are they allowed to make? Not many. Then think of the guy living off the grid in the mountains. He gets to make a lot more decisions about his life than the guy who is locked up does. Who has more freedom?
A free society will allow people to make their own decisions and will expect them to live with the consequences. Forcing people to make government-approved decisions is what Progressivism and leftism are all about. It’s big government “for your own good” they believe.
Leftists are the ones who ban the sale of sugary drinks and tax “unapproved”, or “sinful” items out of the reach of common people as a method to control behavior and to collect revenue. How much tax is on a pack of cigarettes for example? If you are in New York, it would be almost half of the average cost of a pack.
But, you can’t tell me they tax cigarettes so much because they are concerned for your health. No right-minded person would believe that. The tax is so high because they know smokers are hooked and will pay the price. Far from being benevolent and taxing the product to protect you from it, they are actually being opportunistic vultures and taking advantage of your addictions to get more money out of you. If they truly wanted to protect you from the dangers of smoking, why the sudden push to legalize marijuana in so many States? Isn’t smoking bad for you? Duh! It’s because of the tax revenue!
One of the hallmarks of leftism in general is the passing of laws to control people.
Making your own decisions is not something leftists believe you should be able to do to any great extent and the more they believe that you should be curtailed in making decisions for yourself, the more leftist they are.
Question # 4
Name the races of people whose lives don’t matter?
The correct answer is ALL LIVES MATTER.
If you get a leftist to say all lives matter, you won.
A true leftist will probably say something like, “All lives can’t matter until black lives matter.”
That’s a deflection which you can respond to by saying, “But all lives includes black lives.”
They will then probably call you a racist or their new favorite term… White Supremacist.
It’s a good bet that people who run around saying “Black Lives Matter,” and admonish you for saying, “All Lives Matter,” are die-hard leftists.
Of course black lives matter. But no more than white lives, brown lives or any other lives.
But the Black Lives Matter organization is a Marxist group of radicals who support violence in the streets and want nothing more than a violent overthrow of capitalism and is all about hate. That is a fact. And anyone who supports that group condones their hateful rhetoric and violent tactics. It’s truly mystifying how they have managed to somehow fool millions of people into thinking they are some kind of civil rights organization when the opposite is true.
To be proud of who you are and where you come from is one thing and it is great to respect your heritage and the history of your people. It’s also perfectly fine to want to bring more attention to the sometimes overlooked contributions your people have made throughout history. But it’s quite another thing when all of that leads to the degradation of other peoples.
Now All Whites Are Racists
And that is exactly what is occurring right now with the help of the BLM organization. “Black Lives Matter” has now evolved into “All Whites Are Racists.” It’s no longer about bringing attention to the successes of black people and helping to address any racism that may exist against them. It has now become a mantra that all white people are racists in their core and need to be re-educated to accept their guilt.
It has become a truth to some people that no white person gets ahead because of merit or superior skill, no way, uh-uh. They get ahead because of their “white privilege,” and to dispute this is given as proof of your racism. And this is leading to a silent resentment among white people which will do nothing to further the unity of all people.
In our quest for “diversity” and “tolerance”, diversity has led to division and tolerance has led to intolerance and the people pushing these agendas are either too blind or too stupid to realize what they are doing. Or maybe they do, and that’s their goal. To keep us divided and fighting with each other.
I know of a company that, in an effort to be more “inclusive”, started to create separate groups for their employees based on race and sexual orientation. There is a “Black Group”, a “Latin Group”, an “LGBTQ” group, and others. I am sure you know of companies like this as well.
So tell me, how is dividing people into groups based on race, gender, sexual orientation, etc… furthering a goal for “inclusion”? Isn’t the fact that these groups’ main purpose is the highlighting of people’s differences saying to others that they are somehow more special than everyone else based solely on the color of their skin or who they want to sleep with? Wouldn’t this possibly make other people of a particular ethnic background, religion, or other identifying trait want to rush to create their own separate group thereby furthering the segregation of people even more? Isn’t segregating people into separate clubs or groups what the Civil Rights movement was fighting against? How can turning that on its head now be a good thing?
It’s the Balkanization of Corporate America into various special interest groups and that can’t be good.
We have now reached such a point of ridiculousness, that you actually have black people demanding separate but equal housing on college campuses. Getting rid of “separate but equal” was one of the primary goals of the Civil Rights Movement in this country and it is a sad commentary on the current state of affairs when black people are demanding the re-segregation of America.
Why not just create groups that are not specific to a particular race of people or religion and instead focus on creating groups that bring many different people together? How about creating a “Civil Rights” group, rather than a “Black” group, which won’t alienate large portions of the rest of the company?
So yes, All Lives Matter.
Question # 5
How many genders are there?
The correct answer is two. Any other answer means you are probably dealing with a leftist at best, a lunatic at worst.
If they say anything else other than that, your next question is, “Do you believe in science?” If they say, “yes,” you have to follow up yet again by asking, “Then how can you say there are more than two genders?”
Be warned though, to show you just insane people are one article I researched points out that there are actually 64 terms to describe genders. Yes…64. So anyone who believes there are actually 64 terms to describe someone’s gender, and not two, might be mentally unstable.
The statement that there are only two genders is an indisputable, inarguable fact. I don’t care what your company says, or what your leftist teacher says. I don’t care what it says on some form you fill out where it lists more than “Male” or “Female” under “Gender.” The absolute scientific fact is that you are either a man or a woman no matter what you cut off or add to your body; no matter what drugs you take to make you appear some other way.
Whatever you are born as gender-wise, is what you are. You can try to disguise it in any manner of extreme ways but it won’t ever change the fact that if you are born a male, you die a male, and the same thing for females.
If we do not accept this as truth, then we have to accept every other scientific lie out there. For all of you Flat-Earthers out there that would mean your time for acceptance has come!
Question # 6
Do you trust the government?
The correct answer is No.
This is a close-ended question that if answered with a Yes, needs to be followed up with the simple open-ended question of Why?
Ask the person to give specific examples of what the government has done to earn their trust. All of which can be followed up by you with the reasons why the government cannot be trusted.
Things like lies, endless wars, the suppression of freedom, the endless wasting of money are all reasons enough not to trust the government.
Leftists love government, as long as it is the government they control. If they don’t control it, then it is Fascist of course. If they do control it, why then it’s the most benevolent force on earth out to only do good and keep you from harm.
Leftists love government. Any true Patriot would have a healthy mistrust of any government.
And Finally…A Note:
It’s very important that when you ask these questions you keep the person you are asking focused on answering them. Don’t let them wander off into tangents, trying to deflect and avoid. In a calm, rational voice, keep bringing them back to the questions. Say something like, “I understand you may be passionate about those other things, and we can discuss them later, but…” then ask the question again. If they ignore you and keep getting more and more agitated and emotional, they probably are a leftist anyway. So you can safely walk away knowing that you were never going to have a constructive conversation with them and move on.
But if they do remain calm that’s great! It means that you may be able to have a rational, thoughtful conversation, which is something we definitely need more of nowadays. You might even be able to sway them to your side if they are willing to listen.
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