I guess I don’t have a complete picture on this, but I have to bring it to everyone’s attention none the less. One of my pet-peeves in life (actually its number 21) is that liberals love to use the phrase “hate-filled” when attacking anything anyone that is more conservative than they are is saying.
It happened to me the other day by someone that I never heard of before (and probably never will again). I had to laugh because it’s such an over-blown and over-used phrase anymore that it’s pretty much lost all meaning. But let’s be clear about one thing…and it’s really the one thing that sticks in my craw about liberals…just because you disagree with me on something doesn’t mean that what I said was filled with hate. That may make you feel better to say that, because it gives you some self-justification for your disagreement with the statement without you actually having to use any intelligence to question whether your thinking process is wrong in the first place. But it doesn’t necessarily mean because I’ve said a candidate of yours is a criminal (if they are), or is a liar (if they are) is “mean spirited” or “hate filled”.
One of my friends is a total liberal. Now, I’ve known that from the second I met him because he told me. I told him we wouldn’t agree on anything politically. But he’s not a “typical liberal”. There IS a difference. A typical liberal will bash anything a conservative says without giving any thought to its accuracy or reliability. They will call things “mean spirited” and “hate-filled” because they’re too stupid to actually examine what is being said and come up with a cogent argument against it. So they resort to something being “hate-filled”. It’s the same thing as someone calling you a racist. It doesn’t make you a racist. Just like someone that disagrees with you politically calling what you’re saying “hate-filled” makes it hate-filled. Only you know that. They’re trying to deal with the fact that you’ve stung their belief system. That is the “typical” liberal. You can tell them. Everything is George W. Bush’s fault…they’re still hung up on him “stealing” the 2000 election (get OVER it people!), and he ruined the country.
My friend on the other hand is not typical. He’s someone I can have a conversation with, and he won’t launch into the “typical lib” tirades. We can actually discuss politics, not denigrate into name calling. That’s because, and I know this is going to sound like an oxymoron, he’s an intelligent liberal. I respect him because he allows someone to have a different view than what he has. Oh, he’ll fight for his beliefs, and he can use facts to back them up. We usually end up in a draw in our discussions, but we always end up friends. That’s the difference. Typical liberals can’t like a conservative because conservatives threaten their belief system.
It’s sad that the world has evolved this way. I truly hope that liberals realize that not everything is “mean spirited” or “hate-filled”, but actually just a disagreement of values, political beliefs, and ideologies. Until that time, I’m afraid Washington, DC is going to be a very divided place!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!