I was sitting in the library/powder room and reached behind me for the standard reading distraction many use during such times. On the back of the bowl sits one of my favorite powder room distractions – How To Win A Fight With A Liberal by Daniel Kurtzman. I was perusing the pages and stumbled upon what is for me one of the most accurate descriptions of anything I have ever enjoyed.
Kurtzman quoted political satirist PJ O’Rourke in his defining of a liberal. O’Rourke says:
“The liberal is continually angry, as only a self-important man can be, with is civilization, his culture, his country, and his folks back home. His is an infantile world-view. At the core of a liberal is the spoiled child – miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic, and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats.”
Well then! Guess that about sums that one up purty good. And while O’Rourke’s definition works for my evil old butt, is it true in real life? Let’s see here . . . .
Who is it who screams “Don’t make YOUR morals MY laws” and then gains power and proceeds to legislate their morality as if it is just and right? And as well, self-apparent, implying that all who fail to see things their way are clearly less intelligent than they?
Who is it that finds themselves quite proud of their sensibilities all the while denigrating the person’s of a different impression? How many times have they called any who disagree “stupid, uneducated, redneck, bigot, homophobe, etc?”
Who is it who demands they get their way by virtue of a 53-47% election, yet polling as recent as yesterday (Gallup) that reveals only 19% of Americans self-identify as “liberal?” Is there anyone left, beside a valiant liberal, who can argue they are the majority, and majority rules? If they made that argument we would win on merit alone, as conservatives and moderates EACH are more plentiful than are liberals. Add moderates and conservatives together and we see 81% versus 19%. Liberal Majority my ass!
Who is it that can find the dark cloud in an otherwise cloudless, rainbow adorned sky? Who is it who sees every silver cloud’s dark lining, to bastardize a phrase? Who are the folks who lament the plight of repression in the world and when the US frees 50 million plus people from despotism, then they scream about Hurricane Katrina, as if the US can’t fight a war and clean up a hurricane’s aftermath? See, ya just cant please the petulant. That seems to address the O’Rourke contention “His is an infantile world-view,” no?
Who are the “sniveling brats” who demand we give them what they want or they will “drag us kicking and screaming” to it?
Who is it who is “continually angry, as only a self-important man can be,” at every turn? No matter what is done, to them it’s wrong. Do nothing, and we should have done something. Do something and we should have been “more nuanced and smarter about it,” to quote one John F. Kerry, who as Rush says, “Fought in Vietnam, ya know?”
Lastly, who is it who’s “useless?” Those that work and pay taxes or those that forward capitalism is always totally corrupt and forwards that government is the best engine of growth? If that’s not “useless” I don’t know what is!
When we take a real look at what many liberals espouse it’s pretty easy to see the world falls into two distinct groups – the doers and the talkers. The doer’s are busy with doing it, except for me but I’m retired, so I get a pass. But what is it exactly that the talker’s do?
They tell us how bad it all is. They inform us the US is largely an evil enterprise populated by two types – those that agree with THEM and the rest of us who aren’t so gullible.
I’m afraid Ronald Reagan was right – “How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.”
Of the two distinct types in this nation there are those that READ Marx. They would be the liberals, and those who UNDERSTAND Marx, and that would be all the rest of us. Put that in your little pipes and smoke it.