When a liberal sits down and looks at me vis-a-vis their political policies, what do they see?
Well, first there are the things that they can see about me without having to interact.
Male. White. Young, probably in my twenties by the look of things. A little out of shape, so we’ll say “overweight.” No ring on the finger, so . . . not married. No apparent disability.
If they sit down and talk to me a little bit, they’ll probably gather some more information.
Speaks American English with no discernible foreign accent, so likely born in the United States. Veteran. Employed. Oh, there’s a girlfriend? Heterosexual. College educated. Middle class. Catholic. Conservative? Eww. Gross.
What they don’t see, what they’ll never see is that I am me.
The liberal mentality puts everyone into groups, and makes each member of that group roughly the same in terms of how they are treated. That’s why it’s no great shock that liberals are such fans of labor unions, because unions do the exact same thing liberals do.
Given that liberal politicians and advocates openly pander to specific groups of people and play one group off another, it’s not hard to understand why we see liberals in this view. How do they see conservatives? Here’s what liberal paragon Michael Moore said on his short-lived television show The Awful Truth in 2000:
“Me! Me! Me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me! That’s what being a conservative is! Meeeeeee! Meeeeee!”
Well, Mr. Moore, you’re right. Conservatism is about me.
It’s also about you. It’s about him. It’s about her. It’s about that guy over there.
Conservatism is all about the power of the individual, recognizing that each individual is different, with different experiences, values, and goals. We want to see each individual reach his or her full potential.
Who decided that a gay person has to support confiscatory tax levels?
Where is it written that a woman is required to back a legal right to abort unborn children?
Why is it expected that a black person must be in favor of runaway spending?
Conservatives don’t try to divide people into groups and pit them against each other. We believe in the power and importance of the individual. If that cup of tea isn’t to your taste, feel free to join the divisive group-think of the Left.