Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Prager: Liberal "feelings"

If you notice, my mission statement here deals with the "feeling-but-not-thinking" ideology of modern liberalism. I take pride in the fact that Dennis Prager makes the same observation in his column. Here's an excerpt:
Aside from reliance on feelings, how else can one explain a person who believes, let alone proudly announces on a bumper sticker, that "War is not the answer"? I know of no comparable conservative bumper sticker that is so demonstrably false and morally ignorant. Almost every great evil has been solved by war -- from slavery in America to the Holocaust in Europe. Auschwitz was liberated by soldiers making war, not by pacifists who would have allowed the Nazis to murder every Jew in Europe.

The entire edifice of moral relativism, a foundation of leftist ideology, is built on the notion of feelings deciding right and wrong. One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.

The animals-and-humans-are-equivalent movement is based entirely on feelings. People see chickens killed and lobsters boiled, feel for the animals, and shortly thereafter abandon thought completely, and equate chicken and lobster suffering to that of a person under the same circumstances.


Elevating motives above results is a significant part of liberalism. What matters is believing that one is well intentioned -- that one cares for the poor, hates racism, loathes inequality and loves peace.
The emphasis on the last paragraph is mine, because the point is well-made. One reason that liberals are hostile to business is that business expects results, not intentions...and to leftists, intentions matter much more than results.

Please, indulge me and read it in its entirety. It's not long, and it makes for quick yet informative reading!