On a lot of things, there is a more liberal and a more conservative viewpoint.
On most of these things, I tend to the more conservative side.
Here is what I have learned:
- If a person on the more liberal side criticizes a person or group on the more conservative side...good! We need to be aware of the faults of the "other" side.
- If a person on the more liberal side criticizes a person or group on the liberal side...well, by and large it just doesn't happen. "We need to stick together against the conservatives or we will lose the ground that we have gained"
- If a person on the more conservative side criticizes a person or group on the more conservative side, that's just the way that it should be. "After all, you should know the faults of your own side and now, you're "getting it."
The fourth leaning?
If a conservative criticizes a person or group on the more liberal side - even if it is just recognizing extremes...
OH MY FREAKING GOODNESS!!! It is as if the world is beginning to implode!
Criticize conservatives. Conservatives, look to your own faults.
Leave the liberals alone, or there will be consequences.
You will be accused of hatred, you will be accused of divisiveness, you will be called ignorant, you will be told to "get a life". You will be called a dinosaur, a bigot or worse.
The moral...liberals are sensitive beings who do not wish to be examined and who do not wish to examine themselves.
liberals are also in the business of examining conservatives and insist that conservatives examine themselves.