View Full Version : Five Terrible Cruelties of Liberalism

11-17-2009, 01:04 PM
From John Hawkins. (http://townhall.com/columnists/JohnHawkins/2009/11/17/five_terrible_cruelties_of_liberalism?page=full&comments=true)

The only beef I have with this article is that it stopped at 5!!!

"You will find that I am kind. Unlike the cruel Leonidas, who demanded that you stand...I require only that you kneel." -- King Xerxes, 300

Liberalism is an extraordinarily deceptive, ruinous and cruel ideology. That's because liberalism comes, arms wide open, whispering sweet words of compassion and pity, even as it forcefully slams down a boot upon the neck of people it's "helping." It's bad enough to see people's lives ruined by those who make no pretense about their intentions, but to see human beings destroyed by those who claim to have only their best interests at heart...well, let's just say it's a hell of a thing.

What liberalism does to minorities: Liberalism falsely convinces minorities in America that they are widely hated and despised for their skin color. How terrible it must be to spend your days seeing racial slights that don't exist, feeling despised by people who don't give you a second thought, and expecting that you will be treated unfairly by people, most of whom think no more of your skin color than they do the color of the carpet they're standing on.

Believing these lies leads to a sense of victimhood that liberalism offers to "fix" with more destructive solutions like Affirmative Action. How many white Americans have doubted the achievement of a black American because of Affirmative Action? How many black Americans have doubted their own worthiness because they thought they may have been given a helping hand because of their race? How many black college students who would have graduated with honors at UNC-Chapel Hill flunked out of Harvard because Affirmative Action got them into a college that was over their head? In the wildest dreams of the Ku Klux Klan, they could have never come up with an ideology as deviously destructive to minorities in America as liberalism.

What liberalism does to children: One of the great ironies of modern life is the constant liberal refrain of "do it for the children." That's true, not only because liberalism is directly responsible for the death of more than 40 million children via abortion, but because liberal policies have descended like a plague of locusts upon the inheritance that America's sons and daughters would have otherwise received. Generations after everyone who went to Woodstock is in the ground, Americans will still be paying off their spending. What better thing could we do for the children than to safeguard the country we grew up in so that they'll have an opportunity to live the American dream, too?

What liberalism does to Africa: Liberalism's smothering paternalism has arguably done considerably more damage to Africa than European colonialism. "The Western world has given Africa 'about a trillion dollars in aid in the past 50 years' and yet as a whole, the continent could be fairly said to have gone backwards over the last 10-15 years." Obviously our aid is doing little for Africa, but we can't stop, even if it would be better for them to learn to stand on their own two feet, because liberalism says itís better to ruin millions of lives than to risk making liberals feel bad.

If only liberalism similarly prioritized the lives of African children over those of song birds. In another great irony, it's conservatives who argue that DDT should be used in Africa to kill mosquitoes and wipe out malaria, while liberals are willing to watch millions die because they're afraid that to do otherwise -- might put a few birds at risk.

continued (http://townhall.com/columnists/JohnHawkins/2009/11/17/five_terrible_cruelties_of_liberalism?page=2)

11-17-2009, 07:11 PM
Alas, the truth is obvious to all right thinking people in this land. Unfortunately, the liberals who need to read this won't understand the advanced concepts and big words in the article. Minorities will continue to do what their "massa," LBJ said they'd do. LBJ was a Democrat genious. Carter followed and O Blah Blah is merely carrying the torch of racism past. How ironic!:cool:

11-17-2009, 07:41 PM
re: the part about malaria.

That's not fair. We give them nets don't we? Here, here's a net. Good luck with that malaria shit. :rolleyes:

We'd have better luck giving them a case of Off.

Good article. kick.

11-17-2009, 08:40 PM
If minorities wanted any ironclad proof that liberals in Washington don't give a continental damn about them they have it in spades. When it was a choice between the teachers unions and the children of Washington D.C., it wasn't even close. Unions 1, Kids 0.

Kids were going to good schools at a cost of about $7,500 a year per child under the voucher program. But no, the liberals in Congress would rather send those minority children to totally crap schools at a cost of at least $10,000 a year per child. Now why would they want to do that???? That is a rhetorical question, btw.


If we spent $7,500 on every kid in the district (or elsewhere) from 1st through 12th grade and actually made sure they had received a good education, I wonder how many of those kids we'd have locked up in prison down the road? I mean, really, think about that. For what it costs to keep a man in prison for less than 3 years, you could give him a good education. He's then earning a paycheck, paying taxes and contributing to society, not being a leech on it. If minorities want to be pissed, I'd be pissed at the bastards who'd rather put their kids in jail than educate them.