ENVY OVER EQUALITY
Leftists claim to be motivated by social sympathy. They say they want to help the downtrodden and lift the poor out of poverty. They want to curb wealthy people and eliminate inequality. However, once in power, Marxism turns into a ploy to get the money that affluent people have. In Russia, the Bolsheviks wasted no time in opening the bank safety deposit boxes and confiscating the contents. The unemployed revolutionaries and criminals wasted no time in changing places with the people who had worked and profited on their efforts. Those who produced goods or provided services were replaced by incompetents. The communists stole the wealth of the capitalists and if anyone resisted, they were sent to the gulags or shot. The Russian economy soon collapsed. By that time the big shots in the party were ensconced in luxury villas and minor revolutionaries were sharing lodging with the likes of Dr. Zhivago. The best part was that none of the revolutionaries had to work. They just watched their neighbors, and squealed on them when they complained.
Today’s mob of activists may not see themselves driving your car and taking over your home quite yet, but they would not hesitate to impoverish you. They may settle for a stolen handbag today, but tomorrow it will be your luggage and your wallet. The hidden motive for their revolution is envy. They want what you’ve got. They don’t want to work for it; they want to take it. Forget their noble protestations over social justice. Most of them are driven by envy far more than compassion.