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Revolutionary discovery on the part of the human nature made in the study is quite conservative and respected Cato Institute in the United States. In sociological research, as we know, the main thing — ask many people (here 1700) correct, clever and even sneaky questions. That the Respondent did not know what it all is.In this case the questions were, in particular, the following: how do you feel about statements like “I feel compassion for those who live worse than me” or “it’s a pleasure to see how very successful people sometimes in the fall”. And there was quantitative parameters — that is the question as to “what extent do you agree” with a particular statement.The conclusion, which makes Emily ekins involved in the analysis of the data: local American leftists are radicals, of course, sympathize with the poor and oppressed. But the key to their motives — resentment, indignation, envy. And not necessarily to the rich — even to successful people, to those who have achieved something. And jealousy as a motive in General and on average approximately twice as strong as compassion. Graphs and tables are included.That is revolutionary, leftist, street brawler and demonstrator, etc. — is not so much a defender of the poor and the losers, how many are envious of the rich and/or famous.
San Francisco – the city in the style of homeless and NARKOTIKOV “discovery of America” is a blatant invasion almost an exact science of sociology to the fields, where once freely grazed only the art (which is inaccurate by definition), and close to it journalism.Remember how in the Russian cultural tradition throughout the nineteenth century step by step has developed a cult of the revolutionary as a man with a suffering soul, dedicated to the insulted and the injured (Dostoevsky), turns into a cold weapon of destruction of an unjust society (Bazarov and Rakhmetov)… the List of such works is beyond the horizon. The impact of this cultural tradition was so strong, even suffocating, that many revolutionaries and terrorists and really sacrificed themselves, thinking that give life “for the people”.Imagine that the “fighters for the people” would say in response to the accusation that no less they are driven by hostility and especially envy. To be envious is bad and shameful. This is also part of the culture, and the world — starting with Shakespeare’s Iago or Pushkin’s Salieri. Incidentally, Salieri real generous, and a brilliant musician, free taught almost all of the titans advancing the nineteenth century, including Beethoven and Schubert was quite literally went mad when he was accused of envy for Mozart.
And then came the Soviet literature, which — despite all kinds of censorship — simply could not explore the essence of the disaster, called the Russian revolution as the phenomenon of man leftist. And as one of the examples is quite “censorship” and printed Yury Trifonov, who stated quite clearly that the question about the gray people, ruthless in his hate for the elite: old, new… And about who (for Dovlatov) has written four million denunciations, and can not speak. Sympathetic to the poor?But writers and journalists at least could not show to the public anything accurate, irrefutable, and only they created literary phantoms. And the Cato Institute — percentages, charts… Facts in General.By the way, the above-mentioned study the phenomenon of contemporary political life in the USA (and several other Western countries). The Cato Institute studied stereotypes of Russian literature, and the true roots of what ten years ago in the United States no one tried to notice: the rise of the American radical socialism. And if earlier it could be the rebels who occupied wall street, now the leftists seize one of the two leading parties — Democratic.The statements of people who are considered candidates for the US presidency in the next year (their results the same Emily ekins, explaining why undertook his research), is eloquent. “Billionaires should not exist”, their existence is “immoral,” says Bernie Sanders. “In your life, things broke, and I’ll tell you why. This is because giant corporations, billionaires have captured our government” — quote from Elizabeth Warren.However, not only in the United States believe that income inequality threatens the existence of societies. And the madness of big corporations, and a fortiori it is known as a problem. The only question is, to what specific extent it is possible to prevent the gap between rich and poor: twice, but twenty times? Research of the Cato Institute makes this argument only a sober clarification: human nature is such that he is jealous of anyone who is not just rich, and who, say, was poor, but talented — and so have achieved success in all its forms. Need to know this nature — and no romance to look at the radical left, ready to smash the lives of millions just because viciously jealous. And not only income inequality is dangerous, but the radicals who believe that their failures to blame someone else.
Even a little pure American subtleties: statistically the people who do sympathize with the disadvantaged, to a much lesser extent prone to hate rich and successful. And this explains what is now happening within the democratic party and its electorate: they split into two groups. Very envious — that is, the radicals and the destroyers — more likely to support Warren and others like her. Sympathetic — more for Joe Biden.Yet we can only say: it used to be that America is not in any way infected with leftist ideas, a key part of the population respects the successes and achievements, including financial, this is American ideology.But nothing lasts forever. Now that America rediscovers herself, starting to understand what the revolutionaries — as Russia was engaged in a half century. And continues.Dmitry Kosyrev