Skip to comments.Why the left really, really hates us
Posted on 05/16/2013 3:00:41 PM PDT by TBP
hey do not like conservatives very much. In fact, they come to an immediate boil when we enter their admittedly limited range of perception. It all began back in the 1960s when radical thought gained a footing with American liberals.
By 2012, the left, led by their leader, the improbable president Barack Obama, completely took over the Democratic Party. These people are not like the liberals, who, while condescending to conservatives, did not hate us. These left-wingers really do hate us. That is why not much in the way of compromise can be achieved in Congress.
I know we are very likable people. We do many good works. We are kind to children and to household pets, but the left hates us. That is the way it is today. The left rarely has any dealings with conservatives whatsoever. On a growing list of issues, from guns to affirmative action to whatever militant homosexuals want, the very mention of our side of the issue brings the left to a boil. Talk radio brings the left to a boil. Rush Limbaugh or Mark Levin can sally forth into comedic genius. I laugh. You laugh. Even a moderate laughs. Yet the left-wingers see no humor at all, and they have even tried to limit talk radios First Amendment rights.
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It’s easy to explain.
Liberals are people that never grew up and detached from being taken care of, to being an independent, responsible adult, that takes care of themselves.
Any attempts to change things so that they have to be more responsible, or make others have to be more responsible for themselves, is a vicious, evil, personal attack on them. Personally.
We live in an interesting time and it is a good time to be old.
I admit I hate them, too. They are trying to destroy something I love.
“...for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” II Cor. 6:14
I hate them as much as they hate us.
Government is their religion, we are simpleton heretics and flat earthers to them.
There are many, many reasons, but mostly it is self-loathing projected onto someone unlike them, someone who they think is standing in the way of their innermost desires.
I fear them; my God does not allow me to hate (for very long)
The problem with today’s Liberal is that, if they feel a certain way about something, you HAVE to agree with them. There is no such thing as difference of opinion. You either believe as they do, or you’re branded as a racist, bigoted, uncaring, mean-spirited, etc. ,etc. etc.
Compared to the closed-mind mentality of the modern Liberal, a Mosler safe door is like an open window...
One point I’d like to make, is that we are mostly unable to see the ourselves as they see us. In particular, conservative talk radio. Mark Levin is my favorite. He is the talker who I think is most aligned with how I think on the issues. But when I step back and try to listen to him from a liberal standpoint, he is unlikable.
I am not saying that Mark Levin is doing anything wrong or that he should change. On the contrary, he is a beacon of hope for rational, thinking Americans. We should have more like him.
But we should also have a conservative version of Colbert, Maher, Stewart, and the late night talkers. They win people over with humor. If you were a leftwinger listening to Mark Levin, you would feel like he is yelling at you and be put off by that. When someone tells me I’m all wrong about everything I believe in down to the core, I’m unlikely to listen. I’m much more likely to change the channel and to write him off as a jerk or a nutcase.
When someone makes me laugh, I might listen for a while, even if I disagree with parts of what he says. This is how the left sucks in the young and the impressionable, the low-info, no-info voters, the emotional-not-rational voters. It would be nice if all voters are rational, but there is no rule that prevents idiots from voting. Remember that half of all voters have an IQ below 100. Their votes count just as much as ours do and they vote their emotions. And the one emotion the left is absolutely the best at stirring up in them is hatred and contempt for the right.
Humphrey would have been a welcome guest on Limbaugh's show and would have given as good as he got. The Left had brains then. The passion replaced them.
Oderint dum metuant - Lucius Accius, c 100 BC. "Let them hate so long as they fear."
This came home to me when at last a few years ago a fellow FReeper forced me into serious reconsideration. The formation of a political collective around the insensate hatred of its membership toward another group is a well-established mechanism in human psychology. It confers a dehumanization that leads to incredible levels of violence and brutality - the Nazis and the Jews, for instance, Pol Pot toward his own bourgeoisie, the Russian middle classs toward the Kulaks, the Hutu toward the Tutsi; the Roman middle class toward the Christians in the arena with the beasts - all of these were more or less amicable neighbors before the hatred took hold.
What I'm suggesting is that for radicals the hatred is necessary, and that compassion threatens the solidarity that hatred confers. To be unarmed in its face is suicidal.
Good point. Once you disagree with somebody, his or her every mannerism can set you off. The same things that people applaud in those they agree with set their teeth on edge in people they disagree with. It's the "I have a healthy self-respect. You are proud. He is arrogant" thing.
But we should also have a conservative version of Colbert, Maher, Stewart, and the late night talkers. They win people over with humor.
Like Red Eye. It's on at about 3 AM, though.
When someone makes me laugh, I might listen for a while, even if I disagree with parts of what he says.
Maybe, maybe not. Rush Limbaugh can be very funny, but there are people who wouldn't be caught dead listening to him.
You've also got a divide between somebody who gives a marked political spin and somebody who's less ideological. It can be hard to find a balance. Personalities who can downplay the ideology get more of the uncommitted listeners or viewers. So more Jon Stewart and less Maher or Colbert. Maybe less Dennis Miller and more Norm MacDonald (though it's not quite the same thing).
“Let them hate us, so long as they fear us.” (see tag line)
Turns out liberal men are wimps too. Newest study... it’s also why they hate Sarah so much.
The ‘charm’ of thuggy liars is lost on me... so I guess I don’t like liberals either.
Whats interesting is, I think IF it could be done, if we could split the country down the middle, and have conservatives live in one half and liberals in the other, conservatives would be fine with liberals over on their side. Meanwhile, liberals would despise the fact that conservatives had their own side.
Limbaugh is far more inventive and humorous than any of those guys.
I mean, really, there's no comparison.
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