It has often been said by (some) psychiatrists that “liberalism is a mental disorder.” In that regard have you ever noticed how liberals can hold two diametrically opposed views on the same topic at one and the same time? Their ability to not be able to recognize their own self-contradictions never fails to amaze.
Below are a few examples:
ONE: PRO-ABORTION VS. ANTI-CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
Pro-Abortion vs. Anti-Capital punishment. Liberals support the killing of late term babies who have committed no crime, while screaming “barbaric” at states that give the death sentence to hardened murderers.
Yes, the so-called “partial birth abortions” (where the infant actually survives the abortion, but is then disposed of before it can be “registered”) and late term abortions (where a 9-month old viable infant is killed by the doctor inserting an instrument into the womb to crush the baby’s skull prior to extracting the “dead” infant) are practices vehemently supported by Barrack Obama (based on his record) and his far-left liberal groupies. (And your tax dollars are now paying for this barbaric practice via Obamacare).
My personal belief is that some sort of compromise on the abortion issue could be reached. It should be legal only for cases of incest and rape, and even then must be performed before the end of the 6th month. It is pretty difficult to imagine not knowing one is pregnant by the 4th month, much less the 6th. Late-term abortion is nothing short of murder, and should be prosecuted as such.
Another issue too often confused by Liberals is the difference between making certain cases of abortion “legal” as opposed to having the Federal Government actually pay for any and all abortions. Forcing all tax payers, including Catholics and others whose religions forbid abortions, to pay for other people’s abortions—as Obamacare does—is asinine. It is a form of state Fascism and is a violation of the “Separation of Church and State” issue that Liberals claim they value so highly.
TWO: PRO TECHNOLOGY VS. ANTI-FREE MARKET
Liberals all love their electronic toys, their computers upon which they build their websites to promote their “social” causes, and their social networking sites for calling the masses out to protest and to “occupy” private properties. None of these products could have been created in a socialist economy. They were made possible by one thing and one thing only, and that is capitalism. There is no way Liberals could fight the capitalism they hate so much without the very tools that capitalism provides.
THREE: PRO-HOMOSEXUAL VS. PRO-MUSLIM
Muslims want to kill homosexuals. Yet, Liberals promote the homosexual agenda while at the same time promoting the Muslim agenda and the use of Shariah law in U.S. (and European) courts.
If the Muslims take over the U.S. (as they are starting to do in Europe), one of the first things they will do will be to round up all the Gays, Lesbians, Transgenereds, Bisexuals, and Swingers of all strips, and execute them. Then, just like the Nazis, they will go after the Jews and Intellectuals next. Yet, Liberals think we should encourage the Muslims to build their propaganda centers on ground zero, and throughout the country, and allow them to use Shariah law to govern their own affairs—while living in our country!
Stop and think for moment. What happens when Sharia law becomes the accepted norm for use in American courts in cases involving Muslims? They next step is that in any and all cases involving a Muslim and a non-Muslim, Sharia law takes precedent.
FOUR: ANTI-CHRISTIANITY VS. ALL OTHER RELIGIONS.
Connected with item # 3 is the Liberals’ hatred of Christianity while championing all other religions including repressive, regressive Islam. Liberals want religious freedom for all religions except Christianity (and to a lesser extent Judaism). “Take down that cross!” “No nativity scenes on public property!” “No prayer at High School Graduation ceremonies!” “No religious instruction in public schools!” And the list goes on and on. Yet, Liberals support the teaching of Islam in our public schools, and the wearing of traditional Islamic garb—all in the name of “tolerance.”
FIVE: PRO-DARWINISM VS. ANTI-DARWINISM.
Most Liberals believe in biological Darwinism and “survival of the fittest” which has led to ever increasing levels of intelligence—at least by some species—which in turn has led to all the goodies we enjoy in our modern societies. Yet, at the same time these same Liberals spend so much time, effort, and other people’s money, fighting to protect species (and human cultures) that didn’t make the Darwinian grade. If they were consistent evolutionists shouldn’t they be happy that humans (particularly in the form of the “northern” cultures that they hate so much) dominate the planet and have bent nature to their will?
FIVE A: PRO-DARWINISM VS. ANTI-DARWINISM: PART II
Liberals believe in biological Darwinism but do not believe in economic Darwinism as represented by laissez faire economics. Instead they try to do everything they can in the way of government control and regulations to snuff out any form of “exceptionalism” by economic over-achievers.
SIX: PRO-EDUCATION VS. ANTI-EDUCATION
Liberals like to claim that they are the true intellectuals and supporters of education, while Republicans are “against” education. This is laughable. The only kind of education Liberals support is the forcing of everyone to pay the taxes to support our failing public school systems when private schools, such as those run by the Catholic church, provide a much higher level of education and better prepare students for college and adult life. You don’t suppose it is because in the government run public schools, students can be easier brain-washed into supporting government run programs and other socialist ideals?
CONTRADICTION # 7: HATEFUL VS. ANTI-HATE
Liberals like to claim that ALL hate speech comes from the right. This is worse than laughable. All one has to do is to listen to PBS, MSNBC, ABC, Democratic Party politicians, and read the editorials and editorial cartoons in your local paper and you’ll see 95% of all politically motivated hate in this country. A prime example of this is the reaction to the terrible Giffords shooting in Tucson. All you heard for several days was how the “hate speech” from the right “caused” the Giffords shooting. “Evidence” for this was that Sarah Palin campaigned on behalf of Giffords’s Republican opponent in the Congressional race.
The actual facts of the case revealed that the Perpetrator was actually a radical leftist and insane, who probably did not even know who Sarah Palin was. As a matter of fact it was a leftist site that goes by the name of “KOS” that had called for eliminating Giffords and had actually posted a picture of Giffords with a target imposed upon her. (This image was scrubbed from the site immediately after the shootings).
But of course you never heard any of that from the mainstream media (MSM). They were too busy trying to get everyone to believe that the shooting was the fault of the Republicans, those evil “hate-filled” Republicans.
Another inconvenient (for Liberals) truth is that Republicans actually liked Giffords. She was considered to be a moderate Democrat and voted with Republicans on some issues. And this is why the extreme left wanted her out of Congress and replaced by someone more solidly leftist.
Another inconvenient truth was that the radical leftist perpetrator seems to have veered into an adoration of Adolph Hitler. Congresswoman Giffords is Jewish. It is most likely that the perp’s stalking of Giffords, and his insane act of trying to kill her, was motivated by anti-Jewishness more than it was by any of the political discourse from either the right or the left. But, of course you’ll never hear that from the mainstream media because that would dilute the hatred towards Republicans that they were able to stir up in the immediate aftermath of the shootings.
CONTRADICTION # 8: PRO-WOMEN VS. ANTI-WOMEN
The left likes to claim that they are the only ones who support women’s rights. Then why did they attempt to destroy Sarah Palin and her family in 2008?
The left likes to claim that they are “pro-choice.” Then why didn’t they allow Sarah Palin the right to choose her own course in life, have a family, and teach them how to be self-reliant?
The left likes to claim that they are the only ones who support a woman’s efforts to work outside the home. Then, why do they try to destroy every single conservative woman who succeeds outside the home telling them they should stay at home?
Note: Even the far leftist NOW was shocked and outraged by the way the Democrats and their groupies in the MSM savaged Sarah Palin in 2008 and 2009, even going after her private e-mails!
CONTRADICITON #9. RACIST VS. ANTI-RACIST.
If Liberals aren’t racist, then why do they evaluate and categorize everyone by the color of their skin? Why are Liberals so angry when Blacks learn to think for themselves and leave the Democratic Plantation and achieve their own American Dream as Herman Cain, Allen West, Star Parker, and many others have done. Why do they continue to promote abortion when far more blacks are killed by abortion than whites? Why do they continue to promote social programs that enslave the blacks at poverty levels?
CONTRADICTION #10. PRO-JEW VS. ANTI-ISRAEL.
Liberals say that they are pro-Jew. Then why do they hate the nation of Israel so much? Why are so many Jews members and supporters of the Democratic Party? This is one of the most mind-boggling of Liberal contradictions.
(Much of the material for this essay was lifted from an essay first posted by Brandon Vallorani on another site. I have taken the liberty to reword most of the entries to make it more accessible to a wider audience).