My wife is a liberal. My mom is too. I still love them dearly
Thats how it can be work
The only one I can figure out; Don't try to write a essay after eating a Colorado edible.
I can WAAAAAAY simplify this.
There are two kinds of people regarding truth.
The right wishes to know the truth and the left makes truth whatever they wish.
Good stuff - a mystery I have been pondering for decades ...
It’s Jonathan Haidt’s stuff. Very interesting. He makes some good points but I think he misses some too.
For example, he ranks Libertarians low on all five axes, basically says they’re not empathetic. I think he errs in perhaps unconsciously adopting a leftist view of care. Libertarians want freeDOM for everyone, which is actually more imprudent that free STUFF. So in reality, Libertarians are the MOST empathetic.
"...WEIRD Platonic Idealism on the left and Holistic Aristotelian empiricism..."
It could be me, but it seems like someone is trying too hard to sound smart, though I will be the first to admit I am not schooled in philosophy so it could just be over my head.
No discredit to you, here. Just my opinion.
This dynamic explains the long-evident phenomenon of the right seeing the left as good people with bad ideas and the left seeing the right as bad people.
Most of us have realized since the Clintons that most elitist Leftist are, indeed, bad people. And Trump is leading this. The Rules have changed.
The purpose of socialism is redistribution of wealth to the redistributors.
Some people insist on keeping their stuff. Therefore goons are required to take it by force. Whether they were the original power takers or hired later, the goons end up in charge. The “right people” can never be in charge of a “socialist” state because they are the first or second liquidated.
Tom Klingenstein explains why 2020 may be the most consequential election since 1860and why President Trump is the man most uniquely suited to the moment.
This video is a MUST SEE for ALL
My way of describing it is that conservatives are the adults and liberals are the children. We understand them pretty well, actually, because we were children once too. But they cannot understand us.
The way I have described it to others is thus: Imagine a little boy finds a puppy and brings it home. It's a beautiful puppy, and the child desperately wants to keep it. The father, with a sinking heart, tries to explain, "We can't keep it. We live in a two bedroom apartment, the landlord has a no-pets clause, your mom and I both work all day and you and your sister are in school, there's no one to take care of it during the day, your sister is allergic, and we are in dire financial straits right now..."
But no matter what the father says, the boy tries to come up with solutions that are fairly untenable. Let's move! Mom can quit and stay home! Sister can take medication! It won't cost that much!
The father understands how the child feels, but the child can't understand the father's concerns and is now angry and crying, thinking daddy is mean.
There are two kinds of people; those who understand humans exist on a continuum of ideology and motivation and those who dont.
I have been talking to more liberals than ever before since Trump. I can’t help it. They jump out of the woodwork at you to tell you how wrong you are.
It seems to me the real problem is, liberals are very damaged people. So damaged, they cannot expend any time to research ANYTHING that other people might be right on - if an issue ticks their emotions. It usually starts out from something in their past - a family thing. They come from a broken family or out of a bad divorce and never had a dad at home. That is why I think so many leftists are screaming white women. They are still acting out their traumas in life.
They cannot argue with you rationally. They cannot search out issues based on facts. They only look for “facts” that confirm their boo-boos. This is why they will say to you, flat out, almost every time, “I only read the NYT, CNN, NBC” etc. They will NEVER deviate and read outside to really try to understand a situation, like conservatives do. They can’t risk it.
If the facts start to confirm they are wrong, and their worldview starts to slip, the namecalling and hysteria starts. Because they really ARE too fragile, emotionally, to deal with a world where it doesn’t work the way they envision. If they scream, it will all go away. They are still three years old, politically. They seek out only their own type company to confirm their bias, and others mustn’t be allowed to even speak.
As a liberal said to me this weekend, “You have an answer for everything”. And the things he was saying to me were such propaganda - so easily debunked - things we all know were complete media lies. He really just didn’t want to know the truth. He wants his worldview. He doesn’t care it is all a lie, because he is too weak to deal with truth. And BTW, I am completely convinced that is why the pot issue is so important - they must be medicated to deal with their anxiety, to make all their lies work for them.
Very good reading. Well written and powerfully insightful.
The left confuses Platonic idealism with Seismic Stability.