A comment I left on Jim’s Blog
Reality is in your blood, bones, flesh and the air you breathe, the world around you. You cannot describe reality or natural law generally because it is within and outside you and defies precise definition. Yet we are born intuitively aligned to it.
Yet we all know reality when we see it and human instinct is connected to it.
It is the leftists who need elaborate and infinite justifications to defy reality. Leftists who take themselves seriously become evil and insane over time while the cynical leftists are merely thieves and opportunists looking to increase their power and status. We find it hard to define leftism because they have an infinite number of ways to reject reality.
A few more observations: I see Leftism as one aspect of adharma which constructs elaborate justifications clothed in moralistic (non-Dharmic) ideologies for rejecting Reality. While the justifications keep changing over time, the base aspect of rejection of Reality remains.
The difference between the barbarian who wants to sack Rome and the Leftist is that the barbarian instinctively recognizes natural law and respects real strength, probably even ready to retreat on facing a stronger foe, while mercilessly attacking weakness as he perceives it; whereas the Leftist is boiling and seething with rage over the very existence of Reality as expressed through natural law and wants to weaken and destroy the strong, not by his own strength but by subverting natural law because he himself cannot be strong.
Another point: the Leftist does have a certain spiritual energy (of a negative kind) which cannot entirely be defeated or destroyed using intellect alone. Any opposition to adharma has to derive strength from Dharma, and cannot rely on non-Dharmic means or intellect alone.
P.S. The barbarian’s actions may be adharmic, however the barbarian is not a Leftist and he can be defeated by, and will submit to physical force.