"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Liberals and the Easter Bunny

What must it be like to be a liberal?

You still believe in global warming, despite mounting evidence that it was a sham theory supported by sham science in order to get grants and advance careers.

You still believe in socialism, despite a century's evidence of its inability to create wealth in any of the societies in which it was tried.

You still believe that public employee union members are selfless public servants, despite the evidence that they have lined their pockets with benefits that far surpass what average citizens can hope to earn working in the private sector.

You still believe that public school administrators are tirelessly working for the good of "the children," instead of tirelessly working for their own career advancement and salary and benefit packages.

You still believe that Medicare and Social Security can be saved with a little tinkering.

You still believe that the budget can be balanced if we'd just tax the "rich."

You still believe that racism causes poverty among American blacks, despite the extraordinary correlation in the literature between poverty and single-parent families.

You still believe that pro-Life conservatives are Neanderthals in believing that infants in the womb are people, despite the evidence of your own eyes when you look at ultrasounds of babies, and despite the horrific evidence of child murder (and particularly girl-child murder) in China and India.   To you, abortion on demand is a "women's rights" issue, while you remain silent about the tens or perhaps hundreds of millions of missing girls around the world.   Didn't those female human beings have rights too?

You still believe that Catholics are medieval in criticizing the birth-control regime in Western societies since the advent of the Pill in the early 1960s, despite the developing disaster that is the demographic suicide of the West in countries like Italy and Spain and Greece where too few young people are expected to support too few old people.

You still believe that the American military is a force for evil in the world, despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

You still believe that Palestinian Arabs are an oppressed minority, while Israeli Jews are jackbooted thugs, despite all of the evidence to the contrary.  

You still believe that Obama is brilliant, despite gaffe after gaffe in which he displays gaping holes in his knowledge of basic historical facts (including yesterday, when the supposed constitutional law professor misstated the facts and importance of the 1905 case Lochner v. New York).

It must be very, very hard to believe so many things that are so easily disproven.   Ever wonder why liberals are always so angry at conservatives?   It's the anger of children when their elders confront them with facts.    No, no, no, they stamp their feet.   The Easter Bunny does exist!   He brings us candy!

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