Envy is perhaps the main driving motivation behind far-left ideology, the envy of persons or institutions which have obtained social status and political power by merit or inheritance. They possess a desire for other people’s wealth coupled with a lust for power. Far leftists consider the only thing resembling justice on this Earth is having themselves in power, not through fair elections, but by deception or violence. Besides envy, another driving motivation behind a far left ideology is a love of carnage and chaos for its own sake. This can be seen with Karl Marx openly advocating in various letters that, once the Marxists are at the helm, they not only are obliged to reenact Robespierre’s Reign of Terror, but also make it even more of a bloodbath, as well as Michel Foucault openly advocating that the left when taking power should be a violent, dictatorial, and bloody power to its enemies, and even advocate for September Massacres-style “popular justice” (i.e., lynchings), as well as General Trudeau and Commander Louis Grignon both, advocated during the Vendee massacre that “everyone they met was to be immediately killed, even if they were Republicans”.
Democracy and the popular consensus is not part of far-left ideology (barring Mobocracy and mob rule). Among Democratic Socialists, for example, the core value is said to be, to develop a consensus among themselves how to govern society. However, this principle is subject to change with the next historical whim or crisis.
A simple definition of envy is “to want what belongs to someone else.” A more thorough description of envy is “a resentful, dissatisfied longing for another’s
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