I had a post months back on the insight that conservatives in America, as opposed to all other first world nations, have stopped universal healthcare and keep alive the idea that others should die from their choices. "The government shouldn't come in to protect them, the government does everything badly, and better to have people die than to let the government encroach on our lives too much." Also, they don't think it's bad to accuse the government of instituting "death panels" in their design for socialized medicine and project their own intentions onto the government.
Depending on your character, you either think this is horrible, or you see the "great game," the "contest," and a representation of "spirit" as it manifests in the active pole. From the potlatch in the most primitive political-economies this kind of spirit has been visible and can't be denied by any thinking person...
But I'm writing because an article appeared on a list I'm on, that I thought was the nice inversion of this. Here we have a liberal who is saying that he and all other liberals have to kill themselves.
In the final paragraph we get the answer for the left. More love of the Other. Love of the oppressed and downtrodden.
Instead of understanding the right in order to give them a new contest and game- one that is above mere accumulation of wealth and one that could take no delight in the death of the poor or the conning of the dull- the left doubles down on the oppressed.
They will kill their egoism and the desire to find whatever happiness they can in the system, and they will rescue mom because dad is bad, and they can't trust that he will do it. If they can't rescue mom, then they will make themselves suffer and understand her suffering until they might get the chance. How can they enjoy themselves when the mother who gave them life is unhappy. This would be a disgrace.