stupid liberals and angry conservatives

5 06 2009

I usually write my own commentary, but today I’m going to link to an article that might make you think.  To whet your appetite, here’s the opening paragraph of that article:

To understand the workings of American politics, you have to understand this fundamental law: Conservatives think liberals are stupid.  Liberals think conservatives are evil.

Before I provide the link, let me say this article contains generalizations, which are usually not good in that they put large groups of people in a box, sometimes unjustly so.  That is, not all conservatives are that way, nor are all liberals that way.  So don’t get all offended because it heaps each side into a stereotype.   Instead, look for the truth of what he is saying, that sometimes it does happen like he says.  And see if you find any of these stereotypes in your own thinking at any point.

Also, I’m not claiming that the article is right on everything.  But I do see how the concepts do apply to some people.  So read it, think about it, and draw your own conclusions (hopefully from looking at both sides).

Here’s the link: Speaking of stupid liberals, angry conservatives.

BTW, I’m going to try to mention something without going into a long rant…   We really need to try to understand the other side’s point-of-view.  So often in politics each “side” generalizes the other group and puts them down unjustly.  Also, sometimes each side has a valid point and they may have good intentions, but we lose that if we assume what their intentions are.  American politics would work so much better if we would seek to truly understand each side, and then focus on what we need to accomplish instead of fighting and trying to gain power and pushing an agenda.




2 responses

5 06 2009

I loved the article.
There is a lot of truth in the article. I do, sometimes, find myself just arguing, and not trying to understand their point of view.

All in all, he summed up the situation very clearly. I think the evil conservatives need to have more calm discussion with the “stupid” liberals, as Mr. K put it. This may lead to better understanding from both sides. Maybe…

8 06 2009
Hardcore Liberal

Conservatives just don’t know how great Liberalism is. Liberalism is freedom to do whatever it takes to further the cause of mankind without the hinderance of moral thought or courage.

IMAGINE by John Lennon

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today…

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one

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