Over the next few weeks I will be performing my own little political countdown. It's more for my amusement than anything else, but I also feel that it's a good way to glimpse into the mind of the average Liberal. Such humorous creatures these Liberals, and yet so mysterious. This is my list of the top 20 things Liberals don't believe. We'll say it's in the interest of understanding one another.
"Again, because it's a stupid country with stupid people who don't pay attention.” - Bill Maher.
One thing that really irks the Liberal about America is the fact that We The People are in charge, or at least that's how it's supposed to be. John Kerry was recently discussing the Dems low poll numbers, and he attributed it to the voters being "uninformed". It's not the policies we reject, nope. We're just ignorant of the truth. Number 15 on my list is, We The People.
When America was founded, our leaders wanted a nation that was free from the old European ruling class. One that didn't involve nobility or royalty, where bloodlines didn't matter and titles didn't exist. They rejected the notion that one man knows what's best for another man, and instead established a nation where the people govern themselves, and the ruling class had no power. The elites, scholars and academians were pushed aside in favor of the common everyday citizen. This was a unique concept, and is truly one of the things that makes America great.
Well, Liberals hate it. Liberals consider themselves to be open-minded, tolerant and enlightened. They believe they are sensitive to others. They are generally well-educated, so naturally they believe themselves to be more intelligent and wiser than the common sense American, which makes them suited to rule over us dumb hillbillies from middle America who don't know nuthin bout gubment. They've spent plenty of time in lecture halls, and very little time in the real world. The have read philosophy, and they think they know how the world "should" be.
So when they see the common sense American they look upon us with disgust. We are middle America, with strong family values, traditional values. We tend to be religious, which really makes them snicker. They see religion as a collection of "fairy tales" that we all cling to like a security blanket. Only the truly enlightened could free themselves from such a vice, and so they are proud to snicker at the religious folk.
They see our values as antiquated, old-fashioned. Only a foolish person - a "reactionary"- would maintain those traditional values. They have rejected the old-fashioned American traditions, thus transcending to a higher level of existence than us regular folk. This also includes rejecting American exceptionalism and developing a certain dislike for this nation. Only the wise, the enlightened could achieve such zen.
And, perhaps most important, is the self-loathing pillar of Liberalism. To be a true Liberal, you must hate at least one personal characteristic. Whether it be your race, your gender, your wealth, your religion, whatever. You can't fully achieve true "sensitivity" until you learn to despise something about yourself. And when us regular folk reject that idea, well that just proves that we're racist, sexist, homophobic, etc,etc.
Which brings us back to the Tea Party movement. This is something that was spontaneous, generated at the grassroots level by common, ordinary everyday Americans. A political movement of We The People. And I can't recall anything attracting more venom and vitriol from the Left. Boy do they hate the Tea Party. And if there is anything they hate more than the Tea Party, it would have to be Sarah Palin, another common American who lacks the Ivy League degree or the ruling class pedigree, or the self-loathing that is required to be considered wise amongst the Left. No, she's an idiot in their eyes because she is different from them. And We The People are idiots too.
First, the Tea Party was called fake...or "astroturf" as Nancy Pelosi put it. No way could anyone truly oppose the brilliance and wisdom of the ruling class. Must be fake. Then, we were called racist. That was only a matter of time. After all, why would people move against the brilliance and wisdom of the ruling class for any reason other than pure hate? Now, the latest, we're just plain crazy. Nuts. Coockoo. Loco. We're a bunch of psychos out there running crazy, don't pay attention. No one in their right mind could ever oppose the brilliance and wisdom of the ruling class.
The elites on the Left think they're better than us. Plain and simple. They think they're smarter, wiser, more understanding, more caring, more sensitive. They know what's best for us, and they truly believe that we're just too stupid to take care of ourselves, too stupid to see that they're the answer for all that ails us. The idea of We The People governing ourselves frightens them because they don't think we're capable. Someone needs to take care of us, thank goodness they're here.
They would've been very upset with George Washington and Thomas Jefferson in the 1770s.