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Old 09-04-2013, 02:12 AM  
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The Twelve Rules For Being A Liberal

Twelve Rules For Being A Liberal




There may be no official rule book for being a liberal, but that doesn't mean there aren't rules. There are actually quite a few rules liberals go by and the more politically active liberals become, the more rigidly they tend to stick to their own code of behavior. These rules, most of which are unspoken, are passed along culturally on the Left and viciously enforced. Ironically, many liberals could not explain these rules to you and don't even consciously know they're following them. So, by reading this article, not only will you gain a better understanding of liberals, you'll know them better than they know themselves in some ways.

1) You justify your beliefs about yourself by your status as a liberal, not your deeds. The most sexist liberal can think of himself as a feminist while the greediest liberal can think of himself as generous. This is because liberals define themselves as being compassionate, open minded, kind, pro-science and intelligent not based on their actions or achievements, but based on their ideology. This is one of the most psychologically appealing aspects of liberalism because it allows you to be an awful person while still thinking of yourself as better than everyone else.

2) You exempt yourself from your attacks on America: Ever notice that liberals don't include themselves in their attacks on America? When they say, "This is a racist country," or ",This is a mean country," they certainly aren't referring to themselves or people who hold their views. Even though liberals supported the KKK, slaughtering the Indians, and putting the Japanese in internment camps, when they criticize those things, it's meant as an attack on everyone else EXCEPT LIBERALS. The only thing a liberal believes he can truly do wrong is to be insufficiently liberal.

3) What liberals like should be mandatory and what they don't like should be banned: There's an almost instinctual form of fascism that runs through most liberals. It's not enough for liberals to love gay marriage; everyone must be forced to love gay marriage. It's not enough for liberals to be afraid of guns; guns have to be banned. It's not enough for liberals to want to use energy-saving light bulbs; incandescent light bulbs must be banned. It's not enough for liberals to make sure most speakers on campuses are left-wing; conservative speakers must be shouted down or blocked from speaking.

4) The past is always inferior to the present: Liberals tend to view traditions, policies, and morals of past generations as arbitrary designs put in place by less enlightened people. Because of this, liberals don't pay much attention to why traditions developed or wonder about possible ramifications of their social engineering. It’s like an architect ripping out the foundation of a house without questioning the consequences and if the living room falls in on itself as a result, he concludes that means he needs to make even more changes.

5) Liberalism is a jealous god and no other God may come before it: A liberal "Christian" or "Jew" is almost an oxymoron because liberalism trumps faith for liberals. Taking your religious beliefs seriously means drawing hard lines about right and wrong and that's simply not allowed. Liberals demand that even God bow down on the altar of liberalism.

6) Liberals believe in indiscriminateness for thought: This one was so good that I stole it from my buddy, Evan Sayet: " Indiscriminateness of thought does not lead to indiscriminateness of policy. It leads the modern liberal to invariably side with evil over good, wrong over right and the behaviors that lead to failure over those that lead to success. Why? Very simply if nothing is to be recognized as better or worse than anything else then success is de facto unjust. There is no explanation for success if nothing is better than anything else and the greater the success the greater the injustice. Conversely and for the same reason, failure is de facto proof of victimization and the greater the failure, the greater the proof of the victim is, or the greater the victimization."

7) Intentions are much more important than results: Liberals decide what programs to support based on whether they make them feel good or bad about themselves, not because they work or don't work. A DDT ban that has killed millions is judged a success by liberals because it makes them feel as if they care about the environment. A government program that wastes billions and doesn't work is a stunning triumph to the Left if it has a compassionate sounding name. It would be easier to convince a liberal to support a program by calling it the “Saving Women And Puppies Bill" than showing that it would save 100,000 lives.

8) The only real sins are helping conservatism or harming liberalism: Conservatives often marvel at the fact that liberals will happily elect every sort of pervert, deviant, and criminal you can imagine without a second thought. That's because right and wrong don't come into the picture for liberals. They have one standard: Does this politician help or hurt liberalism? If a politician helps liberalism, he has a free pass to do almost anything and many of them do just that.

9) All solutions must be government-oriented: Liberals may not be as down on government as conservatives are, but on some level, even they recognize that it doesn't work very well. So, why are liberals so hell bent on centralizing as much power as possible in government? Simple, because they believe that they are better and smarter than everyone else by virtue of being liberals and centralized power gives them the opportunity to control more people's lives. There's nothing scarier to liberals than free people living their lives as they please without wanting or needing the government to nanny them.

10) You must be absolutely close minded: One of the key reasons liberals spend so much time vilifying people they don't like and questioning their motivations is to protect themselves from having to consider their arguments. This helps create a completely closed system for liberals. Conservative arguments are considered wrong by default since they're conservative and not worth hearing. On the other hand, liberals aren't going to make conservative arguments. So, a liberal goes to a liberal school, watches liberal news, listens to liberal politicians, has liberal friends, and then convinces himself that conservatives are all hateful, evil, racist Nazis so that any stray conservatism he hears should be ignored. It makes liberal minds into perfectly closed loops that are impervious to anything other than liberal doctrine.

11) Feelings are more important than logic: Liberals base their positions on emotions, not facts and logic and then they work backwards to shore up their position. This is why it's a waste of time to try to convince a liberal of anything based on logic. You don't "logic" someone out of a position that he didn't use "logic" to come up with in the first place.

12) Tribal affiliation is more important than individual action: There's one set of rules for members of the tribe and one set of rules for everyone else. Lying, breaking the rules, or fomenting hatred against a liberal in good standing may be out of bounds, but there are no rules when dealing with outsiders, who are viewed either as potential recruits, dupes to be tricked, or foes to be defeated. This is the same backwards mentality you see in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, except it's based on ideology, not religion.


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Old 09-04-2013, 02:03 PM   #91
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Permabanned. Threatened legal action against the board, IIRC.
Wow. And Holy shit. I know that he used to get his nose out of joint more than I thought reasonable, but that's a bit much.


* Upon edit: It's a bit much that he threatened legal action against the message board. Not that he was perma-banned.
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:05 PM   #92
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:07 PM   #93
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You can redefine it any way you want but it won't change it, killing babies is murder. You could rationalize killing a million people, but it's still genocide.

By the way, by your own definition (since you refuse to supply one), when are we going to be putting God on trial for murder:

Hosea 13:16 Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up.
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:16 PM   #94
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Let's turn number 3 around:

What conservatives don't like should be banned. It's not enough that conservatives are against Gay Marriage, they want to force that view on everyone and not let people decide who they marry. Not enough to be against Abortion, they have to force the view on everyone, instead of letting women have a choice. It's just a theocracy because conservatives want to force their religious beliefs on everyone.
Anyway, back to the article, you are correct. There are "sacred cows" on both sides of the aisle. There are, of course, partisans who seem to follow the party line with a religious fervor not unlike fans of different NFL teams. So much that our Presidential election takes on the atmosphere of the Super Bowl and the lesser elections are like playoff games leading up to it.
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Better title would be 12 batshit insane characterizations of liberals.

Look at who posted it...
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Holy shit!

I didn't know.
As you are certainly aware they are fairly forgiving around here when it comes to second+ chances, but not when it comes to threatening to sue the Creator.
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Wow. And Holy shit. I know that he used to get his nose out of joint more than I thought reasonable, but that's a bit much.


* Upon edit: It's a bit much that he threatened legal action against the message board. Not that he was perma-banned.
Frankie’s mom is a beautiful flower and shouldn’t be spoken of in the ways CP has a habit of doing.
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You can redefine it any way you want but it won't change it, killing babies is murder. You could rationalize killing a million people, but it's still genocide.

By definition, "murder" is an ILLEGAL killing. Any killing that is legal isn't murder.

You can say it SHOULD be murder, but it ain't...
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I can define a liberal in a lot less space than that article - in a word, 'opposite' or 'wrong'!

Liberals aren't for liberty, but rather control / more laws. 'Progressives' are really digressing mankind. 'For the middle' - hell no - they want to create haves & have nots more than any other group, with them on top, of course. For science - maybe if its poor science that only serves to agree with their next effort to make them lots of money ( ie. 'carbon credits' ). Religious freedom - nope - they want to suppress religion. Equal rights - nope - special rights for the 2%'ers / outliers of normal society.

Whatever makes sense, whatever they call themselves that insinuates something good, it is always the opposite.
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I can define a liberal in a lot less space than that article - in a word, 'opposite' or 'wrong'!

Liberals aren't for liberty, but rather control / more laws. 'Progressives' are really digressing mankind. 'For the middle' - hell no - they want to create haves & have nots more than any other group, with them on top, of course. For science - maybe if its poor science that only serves to agree with their next effort to make them lots of money ( ie. 'carbon credits' ). Religious freedom - nope - they want to suppress religion. Equal rights - nope - special rights for the 2%'ers / outliers of normal society.

Whatever makes sense, whatever they call themselves that insinuates something good, it is always the opposite.
Yeah, I've seen that myself. You can also flip that around though. Many of the people who call themselves "Conservatives" aren't actually trying to conserve anything. Certainly not any of our rights nor any of the concepts outlined in our Constitution.
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As you are certainly aware they are fairly forgiving around here when it comes to second+ chances, but not when it comes to threatening to sue the Creator.
I wonder if he actually talked to a lawyer.
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