Since so many on the left are dominated by feelings, and not animated as much by concern for facts and reason, most don't care about the consequences of their actions. They just hope that things will get better. This is not to say that left-wingers are stupid; they are rather expert rationalizers and sophists. They put the cart before the horse -- emotion before reason.
Today's typical totalitarian leftist is thus not a jackboot-wearing thug, but an overly sensitive, cardigan-wearing milquetoast, whose obsessions about feelings make him immune to rational argument. The danger of granting the government endless power to do good, like everything else, is rationalized away or dismissed by the leftist, since even the thought of making peace with an imperfect world makes him uncomfortable. This is why the left will never learn from history: the past is only prologue to the coming utopia, which will be perfectly just and fair
This short, lazer sharp piece, is perhaps the best link-forward email you can send to a friend or family member, currently on the fence of "this just doesn't feel right" about where our country is headed these days.