Most Conservatives have known for sometime that liberal philosophy is based on emotions and nothing but emotions. If there is anything clearer than that about liberalism, I cannot think of it.
With that in mind, John Hawkins has written an article, over at www.townhall.com …that all conservatives must read. Liberals would do well to read it, as well.
Here’s a bit of a "teaser" for you from John’s article:
“Liberals love to think of themselves as intellectual and nuanced, but liberalism is incredibly simplistic. It's nothing more than "childlike emotionalism applied to adult issues." Very seldom does any issue that doesn't involve pandering to their supporters boil down at its core level to more than feeling "nice" or "mean" to liberals. This makes liberals ill equipped to deal with complex issues.
Since liberals tend to support or oppose policies based on how those policies make them feel about themselves, they do very little intellectual examination of whether the policies they advocate work or not. That's because it doesn't matter to them whether the policy is effective or not; it matters whether advocating the policy makes them feel "good" or "bad," "compassionate" or "stingy," "nice" or "mean."
Because of this, liberalism has more in common with religion than it does with other political ideologies like conservatism or libertarianism.”
Get the drift?
This is an excellent article and, as Mr. Hawkins says, once you understand this you will know why liberals do what they do. You will have the key to liberal thinking. Once you have that key, you will never be blindsided by liberalism again.
The article was posted at Townhall.com on Friday September 21st. We highly recommend you go over to Twnhall.com and read the entire article. It is a classic piece of writing and one we are pleased to be able to recommend. You’ll find it here in it’s entirety:
We conservatives don’t put much stock in emotionalism. We like to think of ourselves as practical people and pragmatists. Sometimes we are not, of course, but for the most part, when involved in politics we are. We are always aware of the “Law of Unintended Consequences”. Our liberal friends seem to have never heard of it, or, dismiss it out of hand, or simply don’t care.
Never, ever, fall into the trap of believing there is no difference between conservatives and liberals. There is a world of difference. Mr. Hawkins has explained the liberal philosophy’s foundation for you in his excellent article.
Congrats, John! You nailed this one!