One of the most annoying things about liberals is that they claim some sort of intellectual superiority over everyone. It’s an odd claim since liberalism is founded on emotion, not thought. Furthermore, liberals’ assertion of braininess is made not in the affirmative, but in redefining what conservatism stands for so as to perpetuate stereotypes of conservatives based on the attacks they themselves create. What limited attempt at liberal “intellectualism” there is comes in the form of bumper stickers snarky or sappy bumper stickers. (See Mark Goldblatt’s “The idiocy of liberal slogans” at the New York Post.)
Liberal “thought” never seems to consider the necessary steps to achieve their stated goal. Rather, for them, it’s an emotional drive to achieve the goal. Conservatism recognizes the realities it takes to achieve the goal.
I see bumper stickers or hear liberal sloganeering from the Left all the time about “leaving a better planet for our kids” by, of course, saving “the trees,” “the whales,” “the Bay,” “the rain forests” and anything that doesn’t include “the babies.” Then I saw this conservative counter punch (below). It speaks volumes. Instead of misplacing our priorities, society needs to focus on the basics, such as raising children properly, with the correct, foundational world view (Judeo-Christian ethic), so that they, in turn, will be equipped to deal with their generation’s problems — i.e., taking the steps necessary to achieving the goal.
It’s pretty arrogant to think we can anticipate and deal with problems decades in advance while the same people are killing the unborn who may be, in fact, the ones who would contribute to a better planet in the future . . .