No conversation with progressive ideologues

In contrast, all liberals, especially Hillary Clinton, live in a world of ideology completely unmoored from reality. This is inherently dangerous. We can see it in their desire to create a marriage out of two people of the same gender and their belief that gender is a choice instead of a matter of biology. When leaders start trying to conform society to principles against reality, you end up with totalitarianism because you need the force of the state to try to continually change a reality that will not change. We saw it in communist Russia and we can see it in the [Catholic] Church since Vatican II…

With a progressive ideologue, there is no conversation. Because that person rejects all of the reality based premises you are starting from. They work off of the false premises that white people are all oppressors and have “privilege”, all men are sexists, there are no differences between genders, gender is a social construct, following one’s religious teachings upholding the natural law is discriminatory and prejudiced. There is no compromise with such an individual because they are living in an unreal world of their own construction.

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Jackson, C. (2016). Catholics 4 Trump: The Catholic Case for Donald Trump. The Remnant Newspaper. Available http://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/fetzen-fliegen/item/2646-catholics-4-trump-the-catholic-case-for-donald-trump. Last accessed 5th Sep 2016.

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Liberals and their manipulative name calling

Liberals smear their opponents and then issue hypocritical calls for ‘civility.’  What passes for argument among liberals is the hurling of SIXHRB epithets: sexist, intolerant, xenophobic, homophobic, racist, bigoted (acronym via Dennis Prager).

For example, if you oppose illegal immigration then you are a xenophobe; if you carefully argue against Obamacare then you a racist; if you give reasons why marriage is between a man a woman you are dismissed as a bigot.  If you oppose the slaughter of innocent human beings which is abortion you are waging war against women and interfering with their ‘health’ and ‘reproductive rights.’   If you point out the very real threat of radical Islam, then you are dismissed as an  ‘Islamaphobe’ with a mental illness.

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Vallicella, B (2012). Ten Reasons Not to Vote Democrat. Maverick Philosopher. Available http://maverickphilosopher.typepad.com/maverick_philosopher/2012/11/ten-reasons-not-to-be-a-liberal.html. Last accessed 19th Dec 2015.

Liberals promote ‘diversity’—or do they?

The only kind of diversity liberals care about is politically correct diversity, diversity in respect of skin color and reproductive plumbing, not a diversity of ideas.

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Vallicella, B. (2015). College Encourages Lively Exchange of One Idea. Maverick Philosopher. Available http://maverickphilosopher.typepad.com/maverick_philosopher/2015/04/college-encourages-lively-exchange-of-one-idea.html. Last accessed 31st Aug 2015

Liberals love licentiousness, yet loathe liberty

Are you willing to sell your birthright, liberty, for a mess of pottage? That’s the issue. Liberals are a strange breed of cat. They’ll puke their guts out in defense of their ‘right’ to abortion and their ‘right’ to violate every norm of decency in pursuit of the ‘artistic’ expression of their precious and vacuous selves, but when it comes to the right to be in control of the sorts of care their bodies receive they reverse course and surrender their liberties.

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Vallicella, B. (2009). Health Care: A Liberty Issue. Maverick Philosopher. Available http://maverickphilosopher.typepad.com/maverick_philosopher/2009/08/health-care-a-liberty-issue.html. Last accessed 15th Aug 2015.

Moral relativism pushed to its logical conclusion

Too many liberals cannot see the incoherence of maintaining that we must respect other cultures because judgments as to right and wrong are culturally relative. They fail to see that if such judgments are indeed relative, then there cannot be any objective moral requirement that members of a given culture respect other cultures.

If all such moral judgments are culturally relative, then the members of a culture who believe that the strong have the right to enslave the weak are perfectly justified in enslaving the weak. For if right and wrong are culturally relative, then they have all the justification they could possibly have for enslaving them.

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Valliecella, B. (2015) Facts, Opinions, and Common Core. Maverick Philosopher. Available http://maverickphilosopher.typepad.com/maverick_philosopher/2015/04/facts-opinions-and-common-core-1.html. Last accessed 8th Aug 2015.

The liberal fixation with (politically correct) narrative

Or consider the sweet little old Mormon matron from Salt Lake City headed to Omaha to visit her grandkiddies. Compare her to the twenty-something Egyptian male from Cairo bound for New York City.

Who is more likely to be a terrorist? Clearly, the probability is going to be very low in both cases, but in which case will it be lower? You know the answer.

Liberals know it too, but they don’t want to admit it. The answer doesn’t fit their ‘narrative.’ According to the narrative, we are all the same despite our wonderful diversity. We are all equally inclined to commit terrorist acts. Well, I wish it were true. But it is not true.

Liberals know it is not true just as well as we conservatives do. But they can’t admit that it is true because it would upset their ‘narrative.’ And that narrative is what they live for and—may well die for. A terrorist ‘event’ may well be coming to a theater near them, especially if they live in New York City.

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Vallicella, B. (2015). ‘Religious Profiling’. Maverick Philosopher. Available http://maverickphilosopher.typepad.com/maverick_philosopher/2015/01/religious-profiling.html. Last accessed 18th Jul 2015.

The web’s ability to unhinge liberal strangleholds

There is now great promise that online education will supplant or transform much of what colleges offer. Conservatives are enthused about the prospect the internet will lay siege to higher education as it has to the media, that other fortress of liberal sanctimony. (The market capitalization of the New York Times Company has declined from $7 billion in 2002 to about $1 billion today.)

Professors furiously oppose competing against other, more famous professors at distant institutions, or seeing the 120-credit hour bachelor’s degree program broken up into customized packages, the way the iPod made it possible to buy particular songs without paying for entire albums. We can expect their efforts to thwart web-based education will succeed as impressively as the typewriter industry’s heroic stand against the personal computer, or John Henry’s against the steam-powered hammer.

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Voegeli, W. (2013). The Higher Education Hustle. The Claremont Institute. Available http://www.claremont.org/article/the-higher-education-hustle/. Last accessed 27th Mar 2015.