The Two Flavors of Liberalism
I have noticed that most of your everyday liberals come in two flavors: the wealthy rich people and the poor, uneducated people who act out in society. The liberals I know are all white and wealthy and have college degrees. They are the ones I went to college with. Most have never seen a hard day in their lives. And they feel…well, superior to other people. They mask their disdain for the ‘failures’ of society by ‘feeling sorry’ for them. They, literally, don’t think these ‘poor people’ can do it on their own. They credit themselves with that ability but do not give the same credit to ‘poor people’ (let’s face it, they think less of Black, Hispanic and those trashy White trailer people.) They overcompensate for their innate racism and class snobbery with this fake altruism. These are the very same people with off shore accounts and tax exempt trust funds for their children. Believe me, THEY don’t have to actually fund the government programs they vote for.
These people are TERRIFIED of being seen as racist or as Christian. Their every desire is to be seen as ‘higher minded’, as ‘more elevated’ and more ‘educated’. And let’s not forget, ‘ more….progressive’ than their fellow man. For them, it’s all about image. I once had a HAH-vahd relative say to me (when he found out I loved Christ), “Really, Susan? But I thought you were intelligent!” The sad part is that he said it before he thought about it. It came as a blurt. It wasn’t a joke. And THAT is the reality of ‘upper crust’ American liberalism.
See, I came up a totally different way. A way that usually results in jail time, drugs, prostitution or worse. I came up the HARD way. Yep. I did. But I was blessed with a mother who, though terribly flawed, forced me to study and forced me to get straight A’s. She forced me to go to church (she didn’t go- just us kids). And God, himself, kept me from the worst of what could have been. I have two divorced brothers in/out of jail and one sister with bitter worms that eat her up every day. They ALL blame everyone else for their problems. Me? I put the past away and forgot about what anyone ever did to me. I paid for my own college. I paid back my college loans. I met a beautiful man who loves God and am blessed with a joyful family life. I got a great job and I am here with you today- a staunch conservative. You will never find a person who has succeeded in America (on their own steam) end up as a LIBERAL. We scoff at the concept. We KNOW it is possible and that America is the greatest country in the world. FULL of opportunity if you are willing to work for it. We are living examples. When we see the lazy people there with their hands out, we ..well, are angered. We, unlike those guilty rich liberals, KNOW THE TRUTH about having rough starts and difficult times. If you can stop blaming everyone and put your faith in God, America is the country where ANYONE can get an education and a job and a LIFE. It’s just that simple. No more is needed.
The other side of liberalism are the takers. Those that do not wish to rise any higher than they need to. Just enough to get by and have a good time. These are the ones that though they refuse to study for a high school history or math class, have figured out every nuance of the tangled nightmare called the American Welfare System. They know every. single. location where they can spend their government money and actively advise the ‘next crop’ of liberals on how to ‘milk the cow’. My neighbor told me about a baby shower for her niece. Her niece and her fiancé were planning to get married. She wanted to puke as she witnessed the other kids jump in quickly and advise against it. It was more lucrative to remain a ‘baby-mama’ and a ‘baby-daddy’. We shook our heads together.
Both flavors of liberals are motivated by the very basest of human drives: guilt, arrogance, pride, greed, sloth and selfishness.
Conservatism, on the other hand, while it is tough on people to pull their own weight, is actually respectful of each and every human’s capacity to fulfill their dreams and their responsibilities. No matter what color, sex or religion you are, we believe you CAN do equally as well as we have done. In fact, we demand it. We do not believe you are inferior. We believe you are EQUAL. So if we can do it, YOU can do it. We believe in leveling the playing field- but we won’t give you any special favors. We want the government to provide the field, the equipment and the coach- but YOU have to play. We all play to win the game. Isn’t that what equality is? While liberals attempt to portray our tough love as ‘uncaring’, it is not so. Guess who mans those food centers and soup kitchens? Christians- who are almost always politically conservative. (listen, there are a LOT of people who call themselves Christians and are liberal- but how many are actually handing out the food and sweaters?). Guess who is the biggest ‘giver’ in the entire world to the poor? The Catholic Church. Once again, Christian conservatives.
Liberals just want to make ‘poor people’ go away. They want the government to ‘just take care of them’ so they don’t have to. It’s all about ‘big talk’ or ‘big take.’
And politicians who want to rise quickly in politics take a look at this symbiotic relationship and think, “Now there is a situation I can exploit.” And they do.