What is critical--and so perverse--about envy, is that it is not an attack on "the bad" or frustrating, but a hateful attack on what is good. As a result, the psyche of such individuals confuses what is bad and what is good, and cannot experience a sense of gratitude toward the good, the sine qua non of happiness and mental health. The envious person does not want to have a relationship with the good object, but wants to be that object. If it cannot be the object, then it attacks it to eliminate the tension.
Yesterday was an instructive but disturbing case study in the many ways of envy. Here we had such wonderful news coming out of Iraq, but the left found a multitude of ways to devalue, attack, and "spoil" the news through their excessive envy--by ignoring it, by downplaying it, by qualifying it, and by completely assaulting it with near-psychotic delusions.
I went trolling around the darker precincts of the blogosphere yesterday in search of envious attacks on the good news, and they weren't difficult to find. These samples are mostly taken from dailykos and the Huffington website. Note the specific quality of infantile spoiling:
--"Both sides are participating in these elections to screw the other side and not for any real reason beyond that (although promises to end the occupation, even if lies, represent a tasty carrot)."
--"This is our last chance to leave on terms where we can still claim some marginal success. Because it's all downhill from here. It's the Joke of the Week. An inside joke that few seem to get."
--"Democracy isn't elections. Many a dictator has won an 'election' by overwhelming landslide."
--"This is precisely what BushCo want us to believe. Distract us from the violence and the deaths, of both U.S. and coalition forces and the Iraqi people, by staging these phony elections and giving us these photo ops."
--"Earlier this week, on Air America, I heard about a truck of ballots being intercepted on it's way from Iran. With Iran & the U.S. both wanting a desired outcome, I don't think it matters what the Iraqis want. Either Iran or the U.S. is going to win this election, votes be damned."
You simply must read the whole piece; and when you do, you will understand the nature of the Left in this country. They are the dementors; the suicide bombers who don't care even that they themselves will be destroyed as long as they kill others; the infantile, childish, perverse, destructive--the insatiably envious.
This "reality-based" community simply cannot tolerate the fact--not even when it is staring them in the face as it was yesterday in Iraq--that they are the ones completely out of touch with reality. They have become the foul creatures who delight in sucking anything positive out of the soul. They stand for nothing but destruction. They feed on it; they believe they will grow strong on it.
With the complicity of the MSM, these soul-less beings are determined that no good news will be unpunished. Their unrelenting attempts to ensure that this country is defeated in Iraq; and in the greater war on terror simply to undermine the current President and his administration is beyond belief. If I weren't witnessing it every single day, I would have a hard time believing that such insanity could be so pervasive in this wonderful country.
But the sad truth is that I cannot even drive down my own street without seeing the signs that say "Impeach Bush". I cannot go to a "Holiday" party and not hear the glee and enthusiastic response by many when some BDS-inflicted individual predicts that the Iraqis will "never be able to handle a democracy" or that the only reason we went to Iraq was "for the oil" --yes, they are STILL saying this blessed mantra. They are still saying that BUSH LIED. They are still saying that it was an ILLEGAL and UNJUST war. They are still saying that there is no such thing as terrorism and that the only fascism they see is the Bush administration.
They themselves have suffered the ultimate "kiss" of a dementor-like ideology. This ideology has sucked them dry and destroyed their own spirit; and now they too must go out and destroy all that is good and hopeful--lest it remind them that once, long ago, they had a soul.
Their envy is palpable. It is malignant and it is consuming them. But they don't care. They have convinced themselves that they stand for things like "peace" and "freedom" and "truth"--but they have really chosen to ally themselves to the side of darkness and despair, slavery and oppression, lies and distortions; and they can no longer even appreciate when a truly magnificent achievement takes place before their very eyes.
They only believe in empty words. The wondrous reality completely escapes them.
*Dementors - "Dementors are among the foulest creatures that walk this earth. They infest the darkest, filthiest places, they glory in decay and despair, they drain peace, hope, and happiness out of the air around them....Get too near a dementor and every good feeling, every happy memory will be sucked out of you. If it can, the dementor will feed on you long enough to reduce you to something like itself...soul-less and evil. You'll be left with nothing...." (from The Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling)