Thursday, April 12, 2007

the best analysis i have ever read about modern liberalism

This is an absolutely outstanding bit of analysis on the whole philosophy of modern liberalism. The piece is written by Robert Ringer and it is entitled "Beware the Liberals." The core of Ringer's analysis can be found in the following excerpt:

A true liberal is open-minded and tolerant, which more accurately describes libertarians. The truth be known, hard-core liberals of today are conspicuously closed-minded and intolerant. Worse, as Shelby Steele points out in his revealing book, "White Guilt," today's liberals are inherently racist. They believe that people of color are not smart enough or responsible enough to make it on their own.
All of which is why I prefer to use the term "liberliar" rather than liberal, because to be so abjectly closed-minded, intolerant and racist, one must lie to oneself. Of course, there are many different kinds of lying. Some liberliars consciously lie with a premeditated intent to deceive. Others lie without really being consciously aware that they're lying. But the lying that all liberliars have in common is that they lie to themselves.
Why? Because liberliarism is so at odds with reality that the only way a person can remain a liberliar is to deceive himself. It's a form of cognitive dissonance, a psychological term used to describe the discomfort a person experiences when confronted with facts that contradict his belief system.
A true liberliar simply ignores such facts and clings to his firmly entrenched beliefs no matter how unfounded they may be. Which is why liberlying is, literally speaking, a mental disorder.

Other than the Bible, I have never read anything more truthful in all my life. It is the the absolute disconnect with reality that I find so disturbing about modern liberalism. You can show a liberal an easily verifiable fact, yet, if it contradicts some part of liberal theology, they refuse to even look at the fact. Amazing!

Ringer divides all "liberaliars" into 5 different types. You can look go to the link and see for yourself the definitions, but I thought I would add some more examples of the different types, in an attempt to better illustrate the differences between those types.

"Dumblibs"--- Most left-wing bloggers (people who post comments on or The Daily Kos, for example, and who actually believe the garbage posted on those sites), also Nancy Pelosi

"Emptylibs"--Cindy Sheehan, Dennis Kucinich, college professors who attempt to indoctrinate their students

"Nicelibs"--Joe Lieberman and Lee Hamiltin spring to mind.

"Fakelibs"---Rosie O'Donnell is a combination of a fakelib and a meanlib. Bill Clinton is a fakelib.

"Meanlib"--Al Gore, Jimmy Carter, Hillary Clinton, George Soros and Michael Moore come immediately to mind.

The conclusion to Ringer's essay is outstanding:

Can liberliars be saved? It's theoretically possible, but conversion to a rational, moral life must normally occur between the ages of 25 and 35. Before 25, a liberliar hasn't had enough time for the Marxist rhetoric of his college professors to have been tested in the real world. After 35, stubbornness tends to set in, because the liberliar cannot accept the devastating reality that he has wasted years of his life constructing a belief system that is unethical, immoral and harmful to others.
Liberliars would do well to heed the words of Eric Hoffer: "A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by minding other people's business."
An excellent place, then, for liberliars to start if they really want to help make this planet a better place for everyone is to forget about trying to reform society and, instead, concentrate on reforming themselves.

I couldn't have said it better myself!


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