Liberalism could be a form of insanity
Several thoughtful people have said that liberalism is a disease. They may be correct. It seems to have spread from our elite universities and has infested every segment of society. Insanity, while not being a medical definition, is the inability to think rationally. Let's look at the liberal definition of morality.
You have to believe that those who don't or won't work have a right to be cared for by those who do. You have to believe that equal opportunity is not enough, that equal outcomes are required. (Except for rich liberals who stash their wealth in trusts so that they do not have to share.) You have to believe that the individual was created to serve the state, not the state to serve the individual. You have to believe that businesses create oppression, but governments create prosperity. You have to believe that the only reason socialism has not worked is because the right people have not been in charge.
You must believe that gender roles are artificial but homosexuality is natural. You have to believe that a school system that cannot teach our children to read is qualified to teach our children all about sex. You have to believe that self-esteem is more important than actually working to earn it. You have to believe that standardized tests are racist but racial quotas and set-asides are not. You have to believe that homosexual parades, with all their depravity, should be protected, but manger scenes at Christmas should be illegal. You have to believe that the rights of a vocal minority are more important than the rights of the majority when it comes to the Pledge of Allegiance or saluting the flag.
You must believe it is acceptable to kill unborn babies, but not to put depraved murderers to death. You have to believe that the AIDS virus is spread by a lack of federal funding, that global temperatures do not go in cycles but are caused by SUVs. You must believe that guns in the hands of American citizens are more dangerous than our nuclear weapons technology in the hands of the Chinese communists.
If there are good people among the Democrats who do not believe in these ideas, they may be in the wrong party. These extremists lead your parade.
Liberal morality is not rational; therefore, it could well be a form of insanity.
MC could have avoided “thinking,” had he capsulized his offensive paragraphs into one sentence such as: Liberal morality is an oxymoron.
According to the dictionary, liberal means “suitable for a free man,” and “willing to respect and accept behavior or opinions different from one’s own.” What revolutionary thoughts!
We are born in varying circumstances; not all have the same opportunity. If we completely destroy all social programs, it will be easier to elect rich, ethically bankrupt morons to lead our country to hell. Why should we spend money to assist those with much natural talent but little opportunity. Obviously, wealth is the ONLY standard of worthiness.
Look around and see what happens when big business and government collude in cornering money. It never ceases to amaze me how indignant certain people are about helping the downtrodden yet have no problem with the billions shoveled into coffers already overflowing, many with ill-gotten gains.
I’m curious, Max. What do you propose to do about animals who indulge in homosexual behavior? Unnatural beasts! I’ll bet if Jesus had noticed that when he visited, he would have killed them all. But you probably own a gun, Max. YOU can kill them for Him.
Liberals do not consider the abortion option with glee and announcements. So what if a child is born into an impossible situation? He/she can join the service and be killed in order to honor the service of those already killed, thus illustrating the real difference between pro-birth and pro-life. And forget about legalizing over-the-counter morning after pills. They are just mini-abortions whether the person is pregnant or not.
One would hope that human beings could figure out that organized religion does not necessarily meet everyone’s needs. Many of my favorite people are strongly attached to various religions, but there are those who prefer to decide for themselves what they believe instead of adopting the dogma of others. Dogmas which, by the way, have been responsible for untold atrocities throughout history.
Sorry, Max, as disappointed as I am in most of the Democratic leadership today, your irrational description describes neither the leaders of the party nor the majority of Democrats. I can only deduce that you “think” we blindly follow, much as those who still support GOP principles of graft, malfeasance, murder, corruption, treason, lies, assassination, money laundering...