And a special kind of hedonism that has no grounding under itself, there is a literal nothingness underneath the psychological circle of hedonism of the leftist and this nothingness exists precisely to allow the hedonism to never be forced to experience something, ie reality, that would disrupt the hedonic continuity. If reality were allowed to intrude this would disrupt the hedonism by tying it into something alien to itself, something based not on pleasure but on responsibility, not on “desire” but on truth. Therefore the purpose of the nothingness or void underneath the circle of hedonism in the psyche of the leftist is simply to continue existing, to keep the nothingness afloat underneath the mind.
This nothingness is self-reinforcing in how it actively excludes reality. The leftist (empty anti-reality hedonist) can only deal with reality when the reality being dealt with is not intrusive upon the hedonic circle itself, and therefore it is the nothingness which takes up the role of mediating between “good and bad” realities. The “good” realities are those that exist somewhere up within the hedonic structure, or are at least not associated to deeper chains and branches of reality extending down into the nothingness... the “bad” realities are precisely these which do extend more deeply, and the experiences of which are immediately dissolved by the nothingness itself which denies them.
You can be talking to a leftist and they will be perfectly sane, rational, engaged in some aspect of reality, but as soon as you bring up an aspect of reality that is outside the range of those realities assembled and trapped in their hedonic superstructure, the leftist immediately stops existing. You can watch this happen in real time. Only realities whose implications fail directly into one of the leftist’s desires or pleasures are able to be processed by the leftist, all others are immediately dissolved by the self-feeding nothingness at the bottom of their psyche. This whole process is also how political correctness works; PC is simply an outward extension of this same process, whereby any reality outside of the established domain of “desire and/or pleasure” is shunted out of existence in a social sense, simply cannot be discussed in conversation or even thought about.
“Be clever, Ariadne! ...
You have little ears; you have my ears:
Put a clever word in them! —
Must one not first hate oneself, in order to love oneself? ...
I am your labyrinth ...”. -N
“A man is not great if he is not small, and he is not small if he is not great. Concepts flirt with the loss of their significance in the oscillation between ambiguous states, and this is in part the function and purpose of concepts.” -Primer on Meaning