The Difference Between Conservatives And
The Difference Between Conservatives And Liberals: Charles Krauthammer’s new column explains how Liberals and Conservatives see each other….
“To understand the workings of American politics, you have to understand this fundamental law: Conservatives think liberals are stupid. Liberals think conservatives are evil.”
Here’s a little more detail from Krauthammer on how liberals think…
“Liberals tend to be nice, and they believe — here is where they go stupid — that most everybody else is nice too. Deep down, that is. Sure, you’ve got your multiple felon and your occasional war criminal, but they’re undoubtedly depraved ’cause they’re deprived. If only we could get social conditions right — eliminate poverty, teach anger management, restore the ozone, arrest John Ashcroft — everyone would be holding hands smiley-faced, rocking back and forth to “We Shall Overcome.”
Liberals believe that human nature is fundamentally good. The fact that this is contradicted by, oh, 4,000 years of human history simply tells them how urgent is the need for their next seven-point program for the social reform of everything.”
What Krauthammer defines as “stupidity” (in a nice way, read the column), I would describe as being dominated by emotion. Left-wingers ARE NOT logical people. They tend to pursue policies because they “feel right” and because they think it’s the “nice thing to do” not based on whether it’ll work or not.
Most of what passes for reasoning on the left is actually childlike emotionalism at it’s core. Giving people money is nice, telling them to take care of things themselves is mean so when some group you support wants help, you give them money. Negotiation is nice and military force is mean, so you should always negotiate no matter what the situation is. Those terrorists want to kill us? Well if they only knew we were really nice they’d like us! Maybe we can give them one of our trucks to play with..ehr economic aid, and they’ll like us! Putting people in jail is mean, so give them timeout..ehr probation instead!
There are other difference between Conservatives and Liberals. Conservatives tend to favor capitalism, traditional values, and have results oriented policy and liberals favor socialism, don’t like traditional values, and have process oriented (the intention is more important than the results) policies that they favor. But all these differences are rooted in the fact that Conservatives tend to make decisions based on logic and liberals tend to make decisions based on emotion.