...I have concluded that leftism is a form of moral poison. It causes otherwise decent and kind people who take it into their systems to say and/or do cruel and sometimes evil things.
...a major new scholarly book, "Pathological Altruism" (Oxford University Press), explores this phenomenon of people wanting to do good things yet ending up doing bad...When good people adopt the leftist worldview, they eventually support ideas and say things that are cruel.
...Leftism poisons everything it influences -- from journalism to the arts to universities to religion to government to male-female relations. And ultimately leftism poisons character. This does not mean that everyone with left-wing views becomes a bad person...But it does mean that leftism leads to pathologic altruism, i.e., bad things done by people with pure intentions...leftism [has] led decent people who would weep at Israel's destruction to mouth the very same lies about Israel as those who seek its annihilation.
You aren't leftist, I hope.