Skip to comments.Liberals Have the Mentality of Kindergarteners, Comedian Says
Posted on 03/06/2007 6:48:50 AM PST by redstates4ever
Liberals are wrong about everything and have the mentality of kindergarteners, in the view of conservative comedian and commentator Evan Sayet.
"The Democrats are wrong on quite literally every issue," Sayet said at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., on Monday. "They are not just wrong. They are as wrong as wrong can be.
"It's not just domestic policy. It's foreign policy. It's every policy," he said, adding that liberals are "diametrically opposed to that which is good, right and successful."
"The modern liberal will invariably side with evil over good, wrong over right, and the behaviors that lead to failure over those that lead to success," Sayet said.
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My kind of comedian.
Insulting to kindergarteners... but accurate.
For example, the old "chickenhawk" "argument" is not only that of a child, but of a very naive child.
Well, I wouldn't say kindergarteners, per se, because kindergarteners haven't developed reasoning and logic skills to a point where they can make objective decisions............no, uh, nevermind...........
poor guy will have to be 'protested' at every engagement from now on... how dare he speak his mind~!
I used to say they were stuck in junior high, but I might have to rethink that now.
Kindergartners are advanced compared to liberals.
He's wrong. Kindergartners have the capacity to learn.
Well said. Evan Sayet's beliefs validate my theory of liberals. I have posted my Liberal Theory on Free Republic in the past.
Simply stated, the theory asserts that liberals are persons who lack the gene that allows humans to mentally process reality. Until the exact gene is located, it will remain a theory. However, until then, much empirical evidence of the liberals inability to process reality exists to support the theories premise.
Lenin accurately defined liberals as useful idiots. Today, Americas useful idiots are proving useful in bringing harm to America from within as well as from without.
I disagree. I think liberals have well developed skills of logic, reasoning, and rhetoric. They use them to persuade those that don't. They use them in the furtherance of both evil, and their own personal fortunes.
It's "moderates", and "the center" that don't have reasoning skills.
I realize he said these things to try to get someone to laugh, but I'm sorry, I don't actually see anything funny here.
Sad but true. All too true. All too sad, considering that the stupid libs still have the right to vote.
Call me crazy if you will, but since when is being stupid, naive, ignorant, immature, and living in a dream world ever funny?
Even less so considering that about half the voters in this country will simply continue to vote they way they do.
Well developed skills of [twisted] logic, [defective] reasoning, and [unhinged] rhetoric.....there, that's better......(((((GROUP HUG)))))
"Well developed skills of [twisted] logic, [defective] reasoning, and [unhinged] rhetoric.....there, that's better......(((((GROUP HUG)))))"
My bad. You are absolutely correct.
I've addressed this issue before. Some time ago it occurred to me that liberals are not only merely wrong, incorrect, but they are absolutely and totally delusional and schizo. Only a person literally, truly, and VERY deeply out of touch with reality could be a liberal. It is truly a sickness. How, for example, could one live in this country in this day and age and say of the poor, "They are kept down by the system. It's not their fault, and what they need is government programs and for evil rich people to stop oppressing them."? And this list, as noted by our comic friend, extends to EVERY political issue imaginable. They are sick, sick, perverse people, instinctively and reflexively opposed to ALL that is right, good, and even commensensical. (Is that a word?) Race relations, economics, foreign policy, immigration, the efficacy of the UN, etc.
I read a good one recently -- The French are rightly up in arms over the "cultural colonialism" represented by ONE Disney theme park in their nation, and, OF COURSE, it's an issue of importance and how could we blame the French for not wanting their country to be as brash and tacky as ours. But.... America is supposed to accept 10 million? 50 million? (every living soul in the world?) running across our borders unchecked and undocumented and if we don't like it, we are xenophobic nut jobs.
An interesting corollary to all that I said above... If THEY are not delusional and sick, then, by definition, WE are delusional and sick. Either way you cut it, I think it's safe to say that at least 20% of our voting age citizens (the 20% hardcore libs or the 20% hardcore cons) are sick delusional people who simply cannot see reality when it stares them in the face. Spooky.
(his/her majesty the baby syndrome)
I don't know about this. The Lib LEADERSHIP might be evil and crafty, but the rank and file...? They truly and deeply BELIEVE that, for example, poor people in this country are poor because evil rich people keep them down. They believe that the UN is composed of crusading heroes interested in doing good for the world. They believe that huge gov. and huge taxes leads inevitably to stellar econ. performance. They believe that every single Mexican and African on the face of the Earth should be living here RIGHT NOW, and that this would be good for the country. So, the leadership might be evil and crafty, but the rank and file are simply sick and delusional with a kindergartner's grasp of reality.
Even less so considering that about half the voters in this country will simply continue to vote they way they do.
Now that is very true and that is not funny.
Apparently, he hangs with people who have the mentality of fourth graders.
No better observation of the modern "liberal"...
There is a dichotomy on the left - the "take care of me" sheep "liberals", and the "we know best" shepherd "liberals" -
neither are interested in the true freedom, ie, classical (real) liberalism that our founders believed in.
How compassionate would it be to never let a child learn to walk?
That is what liberalism teaches by insisting that people are incapable of surviving without the government carrying them from cradle to grave. (And therefore maintaining power and control over them.)
Their mantra is "It's somebody elses fault!"
The conservative eagerly teaches the child to walk, run, think, create, initiate, produce to the limits of the child's abilities.
Conservative's mantra "You and you alone are responsible for your position in life." "Your life is what YOU make it!"
Socialism is great, until you run out of other peoples money.
Sorry I don't know whose quote that is.
He's so right. I think that to think like a liberal, you either have to be very selfish or very ignorant.
I had the pleasure of seeing his act at CPAC last week, and also got to meet and talk to him at some length.
His comedy is both funny and intelligent. It goes beyond just calling lefties names to get in the press.
This was the second time that I have seen him (he came to a FReeper rally in DC earlier this summer), both times I went away thinking to myself, "I never thought of that".
If you have the opportunity to catch his act, you won't regret it.
Excellent. Thanks for posting this.
I am EVAN SAYET and I gave this address yesterday at the Heritage Foundation. Allow me to make some things clear.
1) I am BOTH a comedian and a serious lecturer. This take was a serious speech on "how Modern Liberals 'Think.'"
2) I sometimes get sloppy and say "Democrats" and even "liberals" when I mean specifically MODERN LIBERALS.
I explain it all in the talk which can be found at www.heritage.org.
There is a word for a Democrat with a mentality above that of a five year old...it's "Republican" as anyone who matures morally and intellectually passed the age of five quickly becomes a Republican and continues to learn and grow.
Ping to #32, he's also a Freeper!
Me too, around a year ago, after trying to think otherwise for many years. Your post is comforting, as I often think that I must be overreacting.
I wouldn't say that liberals have the mentality of kindergartners. There are some pretty bright kindergartners.
Some how I just figured that.
He could have just as well stuck his fingers in his ears and said, "Meanie, Meanie, Meanie. Na, Na, Na. I'm not listening. Na, Na, Na".
"Am I the only one who thinks Ann, in an exquisitely executed statement, revealed the craven hypocrisy of her "conservative" audience, which is preparing to embrace Rudy, who is the crown jewel of the gay lobby?"
Ping to #32 - glad you're here! :-)
I saw your speech on the Web site and downloaded it to my Ipod (I hope I'm not violating any copyright provisions by doing that!). Your speech was absolutely superb. It was well-reasoned, presented with clarity and wit, and insightful. I intend to share it with my friends. Bravo and congratulations.
Some of you misunderstood what Evan said in his presentation at the Heritage Foundation.
First of all, yes Evan is a comedian, but his presentation on "How Modern Liberals Think' is serious, deadly serious for those who are hurt by Liberal mentality.
View the Heritage Foundation presentation:
Then check out Evan's website for more information on what he does and says:
As a former liberal, I must dispute the genetics theory.
From what I remember of my own upbringing, I think the key to liberalism is growing up with a set of axiomatic beliefs that, while they may have some slight basis in fact, are not completely true. For example, "pollution is destroying the planet; therefore it's critically important to do everything possible to fight pollution." Once the belief is regarded as axiomatic, then those who support such belief are regarded as virtuous and trustworthy, while those who oppose any measure aimed at "fighting pollution" are evil and corrupt.
The people who oppose some measures to "fight pollution" may try to put forth arguments as to why such measures are unnecessary, but since such arguments contradict the truth which is understood by anyone with half a brain, all they do is expose those who make them as being, at best, ignorant fools.
There are many other aspects to liberalism; I haven't figured out how they all fit together, but when one starts following the rest topple like dominoes.
It is not possible for a liberal to think long term. That is the problem.
Hey, don't degrade kindergartners at least they know not to eat the crayons!
Liberalism does have a certain definite logic to it, but the axioms upon which it is based have only a passing resemblance to reality. Unfortunately, some false axioms can become sufficiently embedded into liberals' thinking that the simplest explanations for things are regarded as impossible, and thus much more complicated explanations become necessary.
In a way, liberalism could be regarded as the nesting of epicycles practiced by geocentric astronomers, but the analogy falls somewhat sort: while astronomers' nested epicycles may not have represented the ways planets actually move, they were nonetheless effective at predicting where in the sky planets would appear. Liberals, by contrast, are always retroactively adjusting their theories and always have confidence in their models even though their predictive accuracy is truly horrible.
Another factor for some of them is the "Emperor's New Clothes" phenomenon. When people are convinced that any intelligent person can see something, they'll see it too whether or not it's really there.
Welcome to Free Republic, Evan. Glad you're one of us. You can be excused for failing on the subtle distinction you mention above, since there frequently isn't one. Thanks for having the courage to stand up and publicly say what so many of us think.
Nah. This is actually very smart of him. He is now in a niche market and if you realize that most comedians make their money in front of small audiences -- corporate gigs, etc. -- then you can see that focusing on political jokes from a conservative perspective is not such a bad plan.
How about Liberal republicans or RINOS like the girly man like Rudy?
Liberals' assumptions, or axioms, certainly do not correspond closely with reality. When I was working on my PhD, I used a computer model to predict how my experiment would turn out. When it didn't turn out that way, I tweaked the program until it did. But I never was able to tweak the experiment. Mother Nature wouldn't allow it.
Liberals have another trait, too. They are willing to use logical fallacies to prove their point, too. The smart ones are perfectly aware of what they are doing, and the stupid ones are stupid.