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To: SJackson

It’s as if their “leftist worldview lenses” are embedded in their eyes.

Seriously, a conservative understands the leftist worldview FAR better than any leftist understands how a conservative views the world.

Further, most leftists that I’ve encountered don’t even understand that they HAVE a lens through which they interpret the world.


4 posted on 09/20/2012 5:47:24 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: MrB
Ah, worldview. I agree with you, especially as regards leftists not understanding the Conservative worldview. Leftists always assume that:

1. Conservatives are ignorant and have not seriously considered the issues or the facts. If we could be "educated" we would certainly agree with the leftists.

2. Conservatives are motivated by greed, not principle. We want money and will stop at nothing to get it, OR we are actually being paid to be conservative by the Koch Brothers or some other shadowy cabal of billionaires.

Where's my check, dammit?

3. Conservatives are easily led. We parrot what we are told by our parents, our clergy or our favorite talk radio show personalities, and then we congratulate ourselves on how good "our" ideas are.

4. What all this comes down to is that we really aren't conservatives. Nobody really thinks that way. We are just misguided, or stupid, or blinded by greed. One of the biggest epiphanies a liberal can have is when they realize that conservatives really believe in conservative principles, have gathered the facts and considered them at length and have plugged them into a logical worldview. Invariably, the liberal will react to his epiphany by abandoning cloying condescension for venomous hatred.

7 posted on 09/20/2012 6:14:49 AM PDT by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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