I find that Liberals cannot think deeply, in terms of root causes. I had an argument with one today, in regards to taxing the poor. He couldn’t see the necessity of taxing those on low incomes, because they have so little. I explained to him that, when somebody doesn’t have to pay a price for their entitlements, there is no reason to not vote for more entitlements. Taxing the poor, even if its a relatively small amount, is a necessity to help protect the economy, which ultimately helps protect the poor. But he just could not see past that taxing low incomes, because they,have so little, was unjust.
What you are referring to is their inability to see cause and effect. Action and consequence, because they just blame whatever consequences they don’t like on someone else. If communism hasn’t worked in the past, for infinite example, it’s because of capitalists. However, I take partial disagreement with you. I don’t think those receiving entitlements should be taxed on what they’re getting through taxes anyway. Either they don’t get them, or they don’t get to vote while they are. But as you know, once people find out they can vote themselves the forced welfare of others, democracy ends.
You’re right about liberals not thinking too deeply. Most don’t. They never get past how they feel and what they wish things could be like. Those that do rapidly see how the liberal world view falls apart when it comes crashing into reality. Then the liberal does one of three things. One, they get angry and scared, stick their head in the sand, deny the reality, and blame us (non liberals). Two, they accept the reality and change their world view - becoming something other than a liberal (a great awakening). Three, they decide that power and control are more important than honesty, and use their new-found knowledge to manipulate other liberals. (the fascist option)
They can’t see anything, one of my favorite illustrations is the old saw that conservatives are “inconsistent” if they simultaneously favor the death penalty for murder but condemn abortion. The liberals are the reverse, they condemn the death penalty for murder but approve of abortion.
If a woman is ugly her image in the mirror is ugly, if she is beautiful her image in the mirror is beautiful, if the conservative position is “inconsistent” then the liberal position which is the mirror image is “inconsistent” so calling the conservatives inconsistent merely illustrates the absurdity of the left.
In reality the conservative position is consistent AS IS THE LIBERAL POSITION but the conservative is consistently sane while the liberal is consistently insane.