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On certain issues I think I can at least partially understand the
liberal mindset. On others I am at a complete loss.

Though I don’t agree, I believe I understand, for example, why many
liberals believe they have an inside track on compassion, if not a
monopoly. These are a few of the things, though, that I don’t understand
about liberals (generally speaking, of course, and allowing for numerous
exceptions):

  • Why they have such a learning disability regarding the abject
    evils of Communism; how they thought the Cold War was largely a product
    of conservatives’ irrational fear of Communism;

  • Even if they thought the United States had no business assisting
    South Vietnam in the Vietnam War how they could carry it to such an
    irrational extreme as to glorify the North Vietnamese and Cambodian
    butchers;

  • How they could similarly turn a blind eye to the genocide of the
    Soviet Union;

  • How they can possibly romanticize Fidel Castro;

  • How they oppose capital punishment — even in cases when they are
    sure that the convict is guilty beyond any doubt — yet register not an
    ounce of hesitation at the killing of millions of babies in the womb,
    when they know that those babies have to be the most innocent creatures
    of all of God’s creation;

  • How they think that conservatives who oppose abortion (killing of
    the innocent) but favor capital punishment (killing of the guilty) are
    the ones who are inconsistent;

  • Why their sympathies lie with manifestly guilty characters like
    Gary Graham;

  • How they profess to eschew moral absolutes then turn around and
    enforce the rigid and twisted standards of political correctness with an
    inflexible vengeance; similarly, how they decry conservative
    intolerance, yet demonstrate unparalleled intolerance toward the
    conservative viewpoint;

  • How they can characterize conservative opposition to special
    rights for homosexuals as hatred for homosexuals, or even more
    preposterously as fomenting violence against homosexuals.

  • How those of them in the mainstream media can be embarrassingly
    oblivious to their liberal bias. How Bryant Gumbel, for example, can ask
    with a straight face whether a certain person is a liberal or a racist,
    implying the two are mutually exclusive and that conservatives are
    racists;

  • How that same Bryant Gumbel can say that he reports with no
    political bias so that his viewers cannot discern his political views;

  • How they can fool themselves into believing that their morality
    is defined more by the political policies they advocate than the way
    they conduct their lives;

  • How they can be so conserva-phobic that they will defend Bill
    Clinton, no matter what the transgression;

  • Why they are not at least demanding more answers from the
    administration about the apparent link between Chinese campaign
    contributions and a relaxation in our nuclear security leading to
    China’s acquisition of most of our nuclear secrets — it will affect
    their children, too;

  • Why they are not concerned about the Department of Justice’s
    usurpation of congressional prerogatives, especially in cases where
    Congress has deliberately chosen not to act, such as the government’s
    lawsuits against gun manufacturers to coerce them into “voluntarily”
    adopting gun control measures.

  • Why they are not alarmed at the government’s confiscation of
    millions of acres of private property;

  • How they can possibly assume that conservatives are opposed to
    clean air and clean water, or are in the pockets of big-business, just
    because they oppose radical environmental policies based on unproven, if
    not junk, science;

  • Why they don’t understand that by constantly playing the race
    card and invoking affirmative action solutions, they are exacerbating
    rather than alleviating unnecessary distinctions and problems between
    races;

  • Why they don’t have a healthier respect for the Second Amendment
    and choose to demonize weapons themselves rather than those who harm
    people with them;

  • How they can continue to believe that throwing yet more money at
    education will improve its quality while opposing educational choice, a
    solution that would certainly enhance education and benefit minorities;

  • How they can possibly oppose strategic missile defense
    considering the volatile and dangerous world in which we live.

While this list is certainly not exhaustive, if I could get
satisfactory answers to even some of these questions, I might have a key
to the baffling perplexities of liberalism.

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