OTHER WAYS AMERICAN LIBERALS ARE THE NEW RELIGIOUS RIGHT

Daniel Greenfield

Daniel Greenfield

Instead of my usual musings on the subject here’s yet another person (Daniel Greenfield) reflecting on the way 21st Century Liberalism (really illiberalism) is all about self-congratulations.

Intelligence to a modern liberal isn’t depth, it’s appearance. It isn’t even an intellectual quality, but a spiritual quality. Self-anointed compassionate people who care about others feel they are always ‘smarter’, no matter how stupid they might be, because they always talk about how much they care about the world around them.”

Obama and his audience mistake their orgy of mutual flattery for intelligence and depth … Liberalism isn’t really about making the world a better place. It’s about reassuring (themselves) that they are good people.”  

How true, as I noted HERE

 

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4 responses to “OTHER WAYS AMERICAN LIBERALS ARE THE NEW RELIGIOUS RIGHT

  1. It really has become all about liberals flattering themselves, hasn’t it?

  2. DS

    This is spot on. Liberals have weaponized virtues to attack anyone who doesn’t fall into line with their concept of “truth,” similar to the christian right of the past (and to a relatively lesser degree today). If you’re not with them, you’re a racist/bigot/mysoginist/islamophobe/etc.

    With regard to flattering themselves, Louis CK does a great job explaining this. It’s a bit where Louis is sitting first class on a plane and sees a soldier get on the plane. Louis talks about how the thought of giving his seat to the soldier made him feel like a good person, although he never decided to actually do it. At least Louis recognizes this and determines that he is not really a good person for having the thought

    • Thanks. I certainly agree. Liberals think they are THE judges of right and wrong and believe that their judgements should all carry the force of law.

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