Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I have been trying...

... for a long time to try and get a handle not on what leftists believe - that's not really a problem - they will tell you what they believe until you are ready to stick a soldering iron in your ears just so your screaming can drown out their ceaseless blathering. And not on why they believe what they do - spend time with any four year old, and you will understand an unshakable belief in Santa, the Easter Bunny, and the tooth Fairy is their default position. In fact, one could say the path to adulthood is is marked by the slow erosion of fantasy, and its replacement by something approaching reality.

No, what I have been unable to grasp is how an adult can cling, in the face of obvious and irrefutable evidence, to the utterly irrational leftist orthodoxy which prevails on every subject from economics to guns to global warming. It has always stumped me.

And then I found this...




It is not a perfect answer, but it does help with the problem of perspective - and that is a start.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, it's a graphic. Normally I don't see these. I was going to ask what "this" was. keep up the good work, I haven't stopped checking bc I just started.

Anonymous said...

That's funny I feel the same way about mainstream Republicans. Not Libertarians, them I understand, even if I think they are often unrealistic, I still get their point. No, it's the folks that support the regular party platform I don't get. How does the current Republican party offer ANY improvement over the Democrats? How are they not worse?

Jeanne S said...

As an ex-frothing-at-the-mouth-liberal, I can assure you that the problem is simply willful delusion. Even when presented with clear & convincing proof that something they believe is false, a liberal will simply assume some (or all) of the evidence is misinterpreted or otherwise faulty -- because their worldview is their religion, and no matter how many times you tell them that rattlesnake is dangerous and WILL bite you if you get too close, they'll continue singing "Colors of the Wind" from Disney's Pocahontas. They just can't fathom that other people's views and mindset which differ from their own could possibly be true.