I’ve always suspected that the Left considers forcing me to contribute to their causes against my will, “charity” on their part. For example, if the Liberati are able to pass a law that requires me to pay taxes for homeless relief, they are able to tell their other Liberal friends that they contributed to the relief of the homeless.
What they did was cause ME to contribute to the relief of the homeless.
According to a study, when people feel they have been morally virtuous by saving the planet through their purchases of organic baby food, for example, it leads to the “licensing [of] selfish and morally questionable behaviour”, otherwise known as “moral balancing” or “compensatory ethics”.
Now, to be fair, I don’t feel this relates only to the greenies. I’m pretty sure it is applicable to all on the Left.
However, this is good stuff:
…those in their study who bought green products appeared less willing to share with others a set amount of money than those who bought conventional products. When the green consumers were given the chance to boost their money by cheating on a computer game and then given the opportunity to lie about it – in other words, steal – they did, while the conventional consumers did not. Later, in an honour system in which participants were asked to take money from an envelope to pay themselves their spoils, the greens were six times more likely to steal than the conventionals.
In the end, it would appear that the Left and I have more in common than I thought. We both believe that it’s my responsibility to care for the less fortunate.
Who woulda thunk it?