At the risk of putting forth oxymoronic thought, I want to look at some of the thought patterns of the modern day liberal. Liberals have long had a difficult time finding opinions that are isomorphic to reality. However, these days it appears that the modern liberal thought process can be summarized into the following categories:
1. Delusional self-contradiction. About the only thing that is consistent with liberalism is its own inconsistency. Liberals embrace post-modern concepts of innate self-contradiction at every turn. Liberals claim to love liberty and freedom. Yet, they embrace just about every tin-horn dictator who has ever held power. From Castro, to former Soviet leaders, to the murderous rule of Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua, liberal pendants tend to turn a blind eye to most any and all atrocity, even as these rulers snuff out the lives of those desiring freedom and liberty; the very concept for which the liberal stands.
Millions of people have died as a direct result of the rule of the Castro brothers in Cuba over the last 50 plus years. Whether they have died in prison, in front of a firing squad, or in countless attempts to make the crossing to Florida, more people have died as a result of the Fidel & Company’s rule on that imprisoned island than history has time and space to record. Yet, American liberals love the Castro brothers. Hollywood elites, leftist politicians, and the politically stupid think that Cuba is some Caribbean paradise. Michael Moore thinks that they have the best health care system in the world. It is only American imperialism that has held back progress for Cuba and her people.
Liberals hate the idea of people smoking cigarettes. Liberals love the idea of people smoking pot! Now I do not smoke. I do not like being around those who do. I think it is a filthy habit and it will kill you. Now as much as I hate smoking, I would rather meet someone driving down the road who was smoking tobacco than someone who is high with the latest strain of chemically engineered cannabis. One has the potential to kill the smoker in a couple of decades. The other has the potential to kill the innocent on the roadway in an instant with no warning. Yet, liberals want to ban one and embrace the other.
Liberals hate the death penalty, but love abortion. The serial killer who is of little use to society who may have killed a policeman and raped a kid is someone worth fighting for in the liberal world of common sense. The innocent life inside the womb is worthy of being snuffed out in the most cruel manner possible up to the moment of birth. Some liberals even want to expand the right to abortion to include the death penalty for the unfortunate child who is born with a birth defect.
Liberals love animals more than they love the unborn. The animal rights crowd would never agree to give the unborn the same right to life as a stray dog in the street. The fact that most liberals do not see the conflict is further evidence of their intellectual dishonesty. As one liberal friend of mine says “I fail to see the connection between the rights of animals and the so-called rights of the unborn.”
Liberals believe in freedom of thought and expression; until you disagree with them. Disagree with a liberal and no longer do you have the right to your opinion, but rather you should be robbed of your livelihood. Liberals love the idea of diversity until they discover that you are so diverse that you might disagree with them. Everything is to be tolerated except intolerance. Intolerance is defined as disagreement with a liberal.
Liberals believe in contraception and the freedom to use it. However, they also believe that if you do not believe in it, you should still be required to purchase it for others who do not want to spend their own money on it. You can be against contraception if you want. However, you cannot deny it to others by refusing to purchase it for them. I often wonder just how far liberals want to take this argument. I do not drink. It is a lifestyle choice that I have made. I realize that I am in the minority. Even Baptists now drink socially. They just don’t do it in front of other Baptists. Should I be taxed to provide libations for those who want to indulge and cannot afford it even though I am not a consumer of alcohol?
2. Liberals put feeling and intent over results. While liberals claim to be pragmatic, they seldom are. Results do not matter in Liberalville. Intent and feelings matter more. The USA has spent over a trillion dollars on the war on poverty in the last fifty years. Statistically, there are just as high a percentage of the population still in poverty as when the war began. Countless alphabet soup monikered government agencies have concocted agencies, programs and policies to take from the haves and give to the have nots. Yet, the poverty rate is unchanged. Seek to defund a government program and liberals will take to the streets to defend the particular program, no matter how demonstrably ineffective it is. Conservatives are always on an endless quest to starve children.
3. Liberals believe in image over substance. This is similar to feelings over results. How something looks is far more important than the actual substance of what occurs. This goes back to the basic belief that life is unfair and that unfairness always lies at the evil heart of those who want to keep what they earn and their unwillingness to give more. Liberals are often seen as generous and giving. Conservatives are seen as uncaring and greedy. Conservatives are seen as greedy if they want to keep what they earn. Liberals are seen as magnanimous when they seek to take from those who earn and give to those who do not. However, numerous studies indicate that conservatives are far more charitable than liberals when it comes to personal wealth. Politicians such as Joe Biden give paltry amounts to charity but are looked upon as generous and caring by the liberal elite. Conservatives are branded as greedy and heartless, despite evidence and IRS forms indicating otherwise. It is really not about how much you give in Liberalville, but how you are perceived to care when it comes to the redistribution of other’s wealth that really counts.
Liberalism is a walking, talking, breathing self-contradiction when it comes to morals, values, ethics, and practice. It is intellectually bankrupt and morally decaying. It achieves financially stability off the backs of those who work; who are then condemned as greedy and uncaring by those who give little and produce even less. It preaches tolerance, as long as you are in agreement with them. Results do not matter. If you bring up results, you are heartless and want to harm children.
Most people would be bothered by this lack of consistency and incongruence with reality. Not the liberal. The more inconsistent and self-contadictory something is, the more liberals seem to embrace it.