Jean Chretien

Liberal Party

Pierre Trudeau

Canadian Alliance

The Perplexities of Liberalism

Date: JUL15-00
Source: Email list
Keywords: liberalism-communism, education, abortion, capital punishment, environmentalism
Comment: This is a Canadianized version of an article by David Limbaugh.
Posted: OCT07-00
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On certain issues I think I can at least partially understand the liberal mindset. On others I am at a complete loss.

Though I don't agree, I believe I understand, for example, why many liberals believe they have an inside track on compassion, if not a monopoly. These are a few of the things, though, that I don't understand about liberals (generally speaking, of course, and allowing for numerous exceptions):

-- Why they have such a learning disability regarding the abject evils of Communism; how they thought the Cold War was largely a product of conservatives' irrational fear of Communsim;

-- How they could turn a blind eye to the genocide of the Soviet Union;

-- How they can possibly romanticize Fidel Castro;

-- How they oppose capital punishment -- even in cases when they are sure that the convict is guilty beyond any doubt-- yet register not an ounce of hesitation at the killing of millions of babies in the womb, when they know that those babies have to be the most innocent creatures of all of God's creation;

-- How they think that conservatives who oppose abortion (killing of the innocent) but favor capital punishment (killing of the guilty) are the ones who are inconsistent;

-- How they profess to eschew moral absolutes then turn around and enforce the rigid and twisted standards of political correctness with an inflexible vengeance; similarly, how they decry conservative intolerance, yet demonstrate unparalleled intolerance toward the conservative viewpoint;

-- How they can characterize conservative opposition to special rights for homosexuals as hatred for homosexuals, or even more preposterously as fomenting violence against homosexuals.

-- How those of them in the mainstream media can be embarrassingly oblivious to their liberal bias. For example, how can one ask with a straight face whether a certain person is a liberal or a racist, implying the two are mutually exclusive and that conservatives are racists;

-- How that same person can say that he reports with no political bias so that his viewers cannot discern his political views;

-- How they can fool themselves into believing that their morality is defined more by the political policies they advocate than the way they conduct their lives;

-- How they can be so conserva-phobic that they will defend Bill Clinton, no matter what the transgression;

-- Why they are not concerned about the Justice system's usurpation of parliament's legislative prerogatives;

-- Why they are not alarmed at the government's confiscation of millions of acres of private property;

-- How they can possibly assume that conservatives are opposed to clean air and clean water, or are in the pockets of big-business, just because they oppose radical environmental policies based on unproven, if not junk science;

-- Why they don't understand that by constantly playing the race card and invoking affirmative action solutions, they are exacerbating rather than alleviating unnecessary distinctions and problems between races;

-- Why they choose to demonize weapons themselves rather than those who harm people with them;

-- How they can continue to believe that throwing yet more money at education will improve its quality while opposing educational choice, a solution that would certainly enhance education and benefit minorities;

-- How they can possibly oppose strategic missile defense considering the volatile and dangerous world in which we live.

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