Why liberals get it wrong (on nearly everything!
By Kevin McCulloughSunday, April 1, 2007
Given the chance to do what is right, liberals will consistently choose otherwise.
They do so because they adopt a worldview that is based on "what feels good." They follow impulses instead of moral standards. And they seem to cheer for our enemies instead of our allies. Which when you think of it seems to be a defining characteristic of someone who has lost their mind.
This week was replete with perfect examples:
Al Gore dared to assault the intelligence of humanity
by comparing the struggle for Civil Rights in the 1960's (which his own father sought to stall) to his own pet project - global warming. Gore's rhetoric that mankind is in control of the warming trend that is affecting seven planets in our solar system
is laughable. But peddling his half-hatched theories to the genuine pain of people who endured ill-treatment only because of skin color defies seriousness.
John Travolta, not to be outdone, felt free to lecture movie goers
at the British premiere of his new movie, about the perils of global warming as well. Shortly thereafter it was discovered that as he was busy adding up some 30,000 flight miles in the past year, on his personal fleet of five airplanes
, his personal carbon emissions rate stood at 800 tons; more than 100 times the average person.
Diane Feinstein had an even tougher week
because it was revealed that she and her husband were making serious dough off the war, and with her being on the Military Construction Appropriations Subcommittee and all...
These are great examples.
The biggest one to me is Rosie O'Donnell.
About two or three years ago, I watched a video by some whack-job
Liar-For-Hire putting forth the idea that the towers of the World Trade Center were imploded like any building undergoing demolition. Of Course, the Bush Administration had done this so we could invade Afghanistan and Iraq.
To believe this, you had to not believe that IslamoFascists had attacked us since Jimmah Cart-uh had sold out the Shah in 1979.
You had to ignore news and private video showing the second aircraft crashing into the Towers.
Apparently, Popular Mechanics Magazine had employed REAL engineers
you analyze the dynamics of the attack on the Towers. Using REAL evidence, they explained how the inferno after the collisions super-heated the steel support structure turned to a warm butter consistency, allowing the upper stories to collapse on the lower ones in a hammer effect, driving the whole Tower into the ground.
Yet, here is gargoyle O'Donnell proclaiming that Bush did it.
Liberals have "Drank the Kool-aid"
In November of 1978, the world was shocked by the suicide deaths of 913 members of the People's Temple cult. Jim Jones, the leader of the group, convinced his followers to move to Jonestown, Guyana, a remote community that Jones carved out of the South American jungle and named after himself. Jones constantly feared losing control of his followers. His paranoia was the main reason he moved the cult to Guyana.
The mass suicide occurred after U.S. Rep. Leo Ryan of California and a team of reporters visited the compound to investigate reports of abuse. After some members tried to leave with the congressman’s group, Jim Jones had Ryan and his entourage ambushed at the nearby airstrip. He then ordered his flock to commit suicide by drinking grape-flavored Kool-Aid laced with potassium cyanide.
The mass suicide wasn’t a spur-of-the-moment decision. During the weeks that preceded the dreadful event, Jones had conducted a series of suicide drills, according to survivors. An alarm call would sound and every person in the camp would line up to receive a fatal dosage. These exercises in insanity proved that all of the adults at the compound knew what would be the result of their actions.
The People’s Temple did not start off as your average mind-controlling cult. It initially gained much respect as an interracial mission for the sick, homeless and jobless. Jim Jones did not manifest his darker side until near the end.
One lasting legacy of the Jonestown tragedy is the saying, “Don’t drink the Kool-Aid.” This has come to mean, "Don’t trust any group you find to be a little on the kooky side." Of course, you would have to know of Kool-Aid’s dubious connection to Jim Jones to understand the proverb.
The only thing killed in today's dialogue is the speaker's logic and reason, plus a blinding toward scientific, verifiable FACTS.
Yet, these people--and I have some relatives who fall into this category, cling to Talking Points put out by James Carville/Bob Shrum/ and Democratic Party like a 1 year-old does their "Blankie"
REASONS I WILL NOT HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH THEM:
A. They will speak these already disproved assertions.
B. If you try to show them the error, you are suddenly a "Racist, bigoted, Hater"
C. If you try further, they escalate to trying to shout you down, and if agitated further, watch for a physical attack.