Just after my last post congratulating Mr. Biden on his showing at the Vice-Presidential debate against Paul Ryan I was informed that not all Liberals are as snarky, mean-spirited, and rude as he was in his appearance.
Well, I got to thinking about it: true, not ALL Liberals are rude, nasty, individuals who do not want, nor will tolerate any view but their own. There are the few who will allow you to voice your opinion without interrupting you, without shouting you down, and ridiculing both you and your opinion… but, I have to say that the other 99.99% of Liberals give these few people a very bad name.
Now, do not get me wrong: the Right has its share of vitriolic moments. Rush Limbaugh’s characterization of Sandra Fluke as a slut for her self-admitted promiscuous lifestyle(and let’s get real here for a minute – anyone, Liberal or Conservative that is having sex as much as she reported that she was… THAT is leading a very high-risk, and somewhat questionable lifestyle.) is one example.
Compare that to Sarah Palin being called a “dumb tw*t” and “c*nt” by Bill Maher, Ed Schultz’s rant on Laura Ingraham as a “right-wing slut”, Liberals constantly calling Tea-Party members “tea-baggers”, and I will NOT repeat any of the Left’s comments on Justice Clarence Thomas’ dissenting vote on the Obamacare individual mandate ruling. And do I REALLY have to remind anyone of how President Barack Obama comported himself in debates 2 and 3…?
So… you say that these comments are not indicative of how the common everyday Liberal thinks or acts… read the comments section of ANY article on anything in the news lately? After just a few comments you begin to see the venom start to flow.
And how do Liberals act towards those who oppose them and their views?
Does anyone remember the gay Black Tea Partyer SEIU activists harassed in Denver?
How about berating and beating a black man in a St. Louis suburb for exercising his right of free assembly and attempting to ask HIS elected representative to explain their position on pending legislation? And most recently – here’s one you probably will not see mentioned on the evening news either: a volunteer for the Wisconsin GOP House candidate Chad Lee, was hospitalized for injuries suffered during what he said was an assault at his home. Kyle Wood, was reportedly attacked and beaten by an allegedly fellow gay male for supporting and working for the Chad Lee campaign – it seems that same as blacks, gays are NOT allowed to stray from the Liberal reservation. The punishment is a good beatdown and warning that worse is yet to come if they don’t get back in the fold.
Now to take this down to a personal level: when was the last time you tried to engage a Liberal in a serious discussion of the issues? What was the result? After telling you about just how fair and open-minded they were, at the first hint of your dissenting opinion they quickly and not so calmly reverted to anger, followed closely by raising their voice to shout you down , explain how your views were completely without a whit of validity, and in a rare case or a dozen, telling you that you were an abject idiot for trusting anyone but Keith Olbermann for your news.
I remember an eighth grade teacher I had who believed in Saul Alinsky’s Radical Rule #5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.”. She was quick to proudly tell anyone who she did not like that “even if the person was right – ridicule them and they will shut up and when you make them shut up, other people who think like them will be afraid to say anything because they will not want to be made fun of too”.
I understand standing up for what you believe, but in no way does this allow you to shout your opponent down, tell them to be quiet, physically threaten, intimidate, or assault them because you do not want to hear their views. If I remember my history, that was the kind of thing that went on in Hitler’s Nazi Germany, Joseph Stalin’s USSR, Pol Pot’s Cambodia… should I go on to mention Fidel Castro’s post Batista Cuba, Mao’s China, Iran of today(where women are nothing more than chattel and homosexuality is a crime with only one sentence – death)?
Yeah, go on and tell me all about how tolerant Liberals are, and I will remind you of Ted Turner’s latest comment about how “it’s better that US soldiers are committing suicide than dying in war”, Samuel L. Jackson’s latest filth-ridden diatribe, or our President’s calling his opponent “a bullsh*tter”.
And most Liberals are proud of, and vehemently defend this behavior…