Friday, May 18, 2012

The Liberal Disconnect

A lot of disparaging things have been said about liberals, most of it true. They're idealists in the worst sense of the term, meaning that they're guided by their ideal version of the Universe instead of the reality of the Universe, and live in constant frustration that what they believe ought to be happening just won't happen. P. J. O'Rourke once described them as toddler-like, because child-like doesn't quite cut it, as even children know, or suspect, that there might be objective reality out there somewhere. With toddlers it's all about what they want and they want it now or they'll hold their breath. A lot of evaluations of liberals and liberalism have to do with maturity and the general liberal lack of it.  They think that all people are equal, for example, much like a toddler thinks that teddy bears are real and can talk.  Eventually the toddler learns that he just has a stuffed animal there, i. e., he matures, but liberals never do, or if they do, they have to stop being liberals.  You've heard the old saw that a conservative is a liberal who's been mugged. There's some truth to that, except that some liberals require a lot of mugging. Indeed, any liberal of any age has mastered the art of doublethink, and, since part of him knows that some of those equal people out there might mug him, he semi-consciously avoids those particular equal people and moves to Portland or someplace like that. Liberalism always works better at a distance.  Right now, with the revelation that Trayvon was probably high, and that eyewitnesses and cops corroborate Zimmerman's assertion that Trayvon attacked him rather than the other way around, a lot of liberals have put their hands over their ears and are singing "La-la-la-la-la."  The more sophisticated liberal just ignore the new information, and search around for some new social problem to exacerbate.

Gavin McInnes has had it up to here with liberals and their nonsense, and he analyzes their dopey positions on homosexual marriage, feminism, obesity, and other liberal enthusiasms HERE.

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