The New York Times published a foaming screed that practically claimed America was stolen by a bunch of old white slave traders, and vouchsafed for their white progeny by an eminently unfair institution called the Electoral College.
Lena Dunham inexcusably wished to conceive a child simply in order to kill it in her womb.
This is why Democrats can no longer be taken seriously. The sickness transcends politics and enters the smoothed surfaces of the liberal cerebrum. We’ve known for quite some time that being a liberal requires the world and everyone in it to align with those particular theories and engineered outcomes demanded by progressive thought.
Jonathan Haight, a secular liberal, presented a thesis about the genesis and nature of human morality which proves this point. He posited five foundations of morality: harm/care, fairness/reciprocity, group/loyalty (tribalism), authority/respect, and purity/sanctity.
Haidt found that in general, the moral mind of liberals rests on two of the five bases: Harm and Fairness. The moral mind of conservatives rests on these two bases, but also the other three: Loyalty, Authority, and Purity. Because of this, Haidt says, liberals have a much harder time understanding conservatives than vice versa.
Here is where liberals go off the rails, and why they fly into toothless rages of unhinged folly when their worldview bubbles are burst by reality.
Haidt reports on the following experiment: after determining whether someone is liberal or conservative, he then has each person answer the standard battery of questions as if he were the opposite ideology. So, he would ask a liberal to answer the questions as if he were a “typical conservative” and vice-versa. What he finds is quite striking: “The results were clear and consistent. Moderates and conservatives were most accurate in their predictions, whether they were pretending to be liberals or conservatives. Liberals were the least accurate, especially those who describe themselves as ‘very liberal.’ The biggest errors in the whole study came when liberals answered the Care and Fairness questions while pretending to be conservatives.”
Todd Zywicki‘s conclusion:
In short, Haidt’s research suggests that many liberals really do believe that conservatives are heartless bastards–or as a friend of mine once remarked, “Conservatives think that liberals are good people with bad ideas, whereas liberals think conservatives are bad people”–and very liberal people think that especially strongly. Haidt suggests that there is some truth to this.
This is actually a very bigoted view of the world. It’s a view where some people are just bad because of how they think. It’s a view that leads people to see issues where there’s only one side (theirs).
It also contributes to idiocies and atrocities against human nature like Dunham’s statement.
“But one day, when I was visiting a Planned Parenthood in Texas a few years ago, a young girl walked up to me and asked me if I’d like to be a part of her project in which women share their stories of abortions,” Dunham said. “I sort of jumped. ‘I haven’t had an abortion,’ I told her. I wanted to make it really clear to her that as much as I was going out and fighting for other women’s options, I myself had never had an abortion.”
“And I realized then that even I was carrying within myself stigma around this issue,” Dunham continued. “Even I, the woman who cares as much as anybody about a woman’s right to choose, felt it was important that people know I was unblemished in this department.”
Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias frequently tells a story of an atheist who argued that there is in fact no objective human experience of “good” or evil” since that would imply a transcendent lawgiver (read: God). Zacharias posed a question, if he were to put a live one-year-old baby on the platform and proceed to slaughter it and cut it to pieces with a knife, would that be evil? The atheist replied that he wouldn’t like it, but he couldn’t call it evil. At that, the others standing around averted their eyes and became quiet.
Zacharias noted to the atheist that he himself might have no problem rejecting the notion of evil, but the reaction of the others tells a different story. This is the experience that conservatives like Matt Walsh and S.E. Cupp share. Cupp wrote this:
Dunham doesn’t own this beat, either. Just two years after abortionist Kermit Gosnell was convicted on three counts of murder for snipping the spinal cords of aborted babies born alive, an oblivious 2015 hashtag campaign on Twitter urged women to #ShoutYourAbortion and state publicly why aborting a baby led to better, happier lives.
I happen to think there’s nothing wrong with stigma being attached to the act of terminating a pregnancy. And a lot of America agrees with me.
There is a stigma to abortion, because it’s a selfish act of a mother choosing her own lifestyle over her baby’s life. I’m not talking about “rape, incest, life of the mother” stuff. I’m talking about what Cupp referred to when she referenced #ShoutYourAbortion. Those things cause the room to go silent.
Or when Wendy Davis started her one-woman war for abortion in Texas, complete with women dousing praying Christians with blood and others chanting “Hail, Satan!” which earned her the moniker “Abortion Barbie” bestowed by Erick Erickson. The room went silent again.
Now the New York Times succumbed to conspiracy-theory rewrites of American history. They morphed it into a plan for white supremacy and control of our government, which is a ridiculous historical assertion. Our founding fathers realized that only by giving individual states an equal voice in electing a president can “e pluribus unum” (unity in diversity) be achieved.
To liberals, diversity is only skin deep. What goes on inside the cranium must be conformed to their views and thoughts, even if history, science, and human nature must be rewritten to make it so. The room is again silent.
If losing 900 seats in state legislatures, and majorities in both the House and Senate since President Obama took the country along with him in a hard leftward jerk, is not signal enough that Democrats have lost any serious moral or social authority with most of America, then to whom shall we address our cogent, reasoned arguments? If most of America is made up of violent, racist, alt-right hillbillies, who are also bad people for their lack of progressive ideals, then who remains to debate real truth and consequences?
Until Democrats can recognize that they are screaming at the tops of their lungs such virulent pabulum, and pull their party out of the fringe, we of sound mind have no reason to take them seriously.