by John Hawkins | July 1, 2017 1:32 am
My latest Townhall column is called, “If You’re Conservative, Here’s Why Elite Liberals Hate Your Guts.” Here’s an excerpt from the column.
In the “What’s the matter with Kansas?” era, elite liberals seemed to genuinely believe that people who didn’t vote for them were just poor, deluded saps who didn’t understand what was in their own best interest. Is that condescending? Sure, but at least it’s not hateful. At least it assumes that liberals still need to work to bring these people on board.
Does that attitude still exist? Sure, to a degree. In fact, just this week, James O’Keefe caught a CNN producer on camera saying he thinks that the American voters are “stupid as sh*t.”
This sort of thinking comes from the fact that liberalism is shot through with narcissism. Narcissists believe they’re better than everyone else just by virtue of being who they are. So do liberals. Liberals also believe they’re smarter, more compassionate and more caring just because they’re on the Left. Whether you’re talking about a liberal or a narcissist, this leads to high, but unstable self-esteem.
If you genuinely have high self-esteem, you can easily brush off challenges to your competence. When you have high, but unstable self-esteem, you become much more upset when your self-image is challenged. This can lead to anxiety, anger and lashing out as part of an effort to keep those doubts at bay. It can also lead to unchecked hatred of anyone who makes you question your value.
This tendency is amplified by the circular reasoning of liberals. Are you a better, smarter, more caring person by virtue of being liberal? Yes. Will other liberals challenge them on this? No. Will they pay attention to non-liberals who tell them that they’re not better, smarter and more caring than other people? No. So, this leads to an ironclad feedback loop. OBVIOUSLY, liberals are sensitive, wonderful and know it all and no one who matters will even question this thinking while anyone who does isn’t worth listening to in the slightest.
So, what happens when their views are REJECTED wholesale across the heartland of the country to such an extent that you can drive coast to coast without ever crossing a district run by Democrats? What happens when people point out that most of the policies they champion don’t work? What happens when people reject the idea that liberals know what’s best for them?
We got a taste of that right after Trump won and liberals were finally angry enough to be honest about what they really believe,
“This is what’s terrifying: Even if Clinton wins, there are SO MANY people willing to vote for a bigoted imbecile. This is not my country. https://t.co/5wlgxi3viS” — Jill Filipovic
“Where is the primetime special on the pervasive white supremacy that allowed for Trump’s rise & popularity?”— deray mckesson (@deray) November 9, 2016
“It appears racism, sexism, homophobia, and xenophobia are powerful drugs. I’m so sad tonight. So so sad.” — Jillian Michaels (@JillianMichaels) November 9, 2016
“This was a white-lash. This was a white-lash against a changing country. It was a white-lash against a black president in part, and that’s the part where the pain comes.” – Van Jones
“Fascism just got hold of the United States. We are now seeing the worst of the worst elevated to positions of incredible power. Racism has been legitimized and the reports of hate crimes are rolling in. Trans children are committing suicide. Stock prices of private prisons and coal have skyrocketed. Women are months away from truly losing the right to control their own bodies.” – The Daily Kos
This was combined with liberals going to the psych ward, cutting all their hair off and faking hate crimes. Those are all signs of stability, right?
How about all the political violence we’ve been treated to by the Left? It’s turned into an epidemic. The Steve Scalise shooting may have gotten the most attention, but some of the other politically motivated assaults have been almost as jarring. Just to name a few…
“A Trump supporter was beaten and dragged by a car.”
“Protestors knocked a 71-year-old female staffer for California GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher unconscious during a protest outside the representative’s office.”
“Masked protesters at Middlebury College rushed AEI scholar and political scientist Charles Murray and professor Allison Stranger, pushing and shoving Murray and grabbing Stranger by her hair and twisting her neck as they were leaving a campus building. Stranger suffered a concussion. Protesters then surrounded the car they got into, rocking it back and forth and jumping on the hood.”
“A former professor was arrested after police said they identified him on video beating Trump supporters with a U-shaped bike lock, leaving three people with “significant injuries.”
Liberals project their own hatred onto conservatives regularly with their rhetoric. She doesn’t support gay marriage? She must hate gays. She doesn’t want to expand welfare? She must hate the poor. He doesn’t want to tear down a statue of a Founding Father who held slaves? He must hate black people. That’s their excuse for their own hatred. It’s actually YOU who hates everyone; so they have to HATE YOU right back. This accounts for what my girlfriend Sierra Marlee calls their “I care about everyone and if you don’t believe that then I hope your kids get cancer” attitude.
You want evidence of this? Besides the fact that the Democrat nominee was someone who quite literally noted that “Republicans” were her enemies in a debate? How about this? How about the fact that there is almost no soul-searching by liberals after their defeat by Donald Trump? There’s no talk of changing their agenda (other than making it more radical), no talk of appealing to people who didn’t vote for them, no wondering what they did wrong.
That’s the problem. They don’t believe they did anything wrong. They believe the real issue is that you’re racist, sexist, subhuman pieces of garbage who need to be punished. When they get back into power, they’re going to do EXACTLY that and they will feel like you DESERVE IT the entire time because you’re so evil. I wish it wasn’t that way, but that is what the modern Left has become and if we don’t acknowledge that reality, we’re kidding ourselves.
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