The shadowy realm of the Guardian comment thread is a place best avoided, unless perhaps you are an anthropologist, lacking the fare to Borneo. However, lured by an article from Daniel Hannan, I ventured in. I have brought back this specimen for examination. I note it has so far received 43 recommendations from other readers.
Daniel Hannan comments are par for the course for a criminally insane coterie of maladjusted right wingers – whose regular Pooteresque diatribes against the poor and craven support of neo-liberalism are beyond parody – that infests every political thread on the Guardian blog. Just listen as they condemn themselves out of their own incoherent foaming mouths. Their comments on the poor/disabled/unemployed, exposes the pathology of their neo liberal right wing extremism. Their attack on the NHS is no surprise – how could they not? The NHS stands as a symbol in opposition to everything these disturbed, juvenile, Ayn Rand fantasists and free market barbarians hold dear in their perverse belief system. These people are incapable or unwilling to understand a beloved institution that represents altruism, egalitarianism, self sacrifice and the humanistic collective will of an unselfish inclusive society.
This verminous, parasitic , parvenu, lickspittle, non empathetic sociopathic trash. These reductive whores of unfettered market driven, voodoo Social Darwinism, that wishes to reduce every aspect of humanity to mere units of production, who despise ordinary people, who see their only value, as an entry in a of profit and loss account – to be exploited by the human garbage that this sub-strata of humanity are, and the corporate fascism they serve. To read their comments is to see the true face of their malignant, cancerous moral degeneracy, and in that, they at least serve a purpose. Much like the gargoyles on a church spire, they represent a grotesque warning of how deformed ones humanity can become. These end of pier, amateur hour economists, these workhouse barbarians, these neo liberal whores are, “nothing more than errand boys sent by grocery clerks, to collect a bill,” that we’ve already paid for in full. Long may they continue as a reminder of supreme idiocy and malevolence .
I don’t see any particular reason to (psycho-) analyse this deluded screed. It is notable insofar as it manages to cram in the full bingo card of leftist strawman ad hominems. As far as I can judge, the primary motivating force for the writer is a deep, unhinged hatred; an anti-rational bloodlust for all those who resist his tyrannically-inclined collectivism.
In short; a typical Guardian-reader