Liberals are all godless, satanic, atheist, baby slaughtering, fetus eating, gulag operating, death panel manning, gay, lesbian, paedophile, zoophile, muslim, feminist, marxist socialist communist nazi dictators that will destroy the Colonies and worship the penises of the invading demon hordes, that will befall the Earth during the apocalypse that those evil mark-of-the-beast-on-their-foreheads-carrying libruls will cause.
I often think it’s comical—Fal, lal, la! How Nature always does contrive—Fal, lal, la! That every boy and every gal That’s born into the world alive Is either a little Liberal Or else a little Conservative! Fal, lal, la!
I believe there are two related criticisms that can be leveled at liberals: financially, liberals are willing to go into debt for reasons conservatives consider unacceptable (social welfare), and socially, liberals believe that the group should be responsible for the individual, rather than the other way around, such that an individual can be imposed upon for the benefit of other people.
I think these are perfectly legitimate concerns on their face. But conservatives have really fucked themselves by being total hypocrites on both issues. Financially, the right-wing party in the US has become MUCH spendier than liberals, only they are choosing to waste money on tax cuts for the rich, tax loopholes for corporations, and outrageously unnecessary defense spending. Socially, many right-wing policies infringe badly on individual liberties—consider the big two right now, gay marriage and abortion.
What’s wrong with us being liberals? We’re too decent to be close minded and intolerant, so we try to convince conservatives of their wrong thinking, instead of just telling them No. Plus we tell the truth and don’t lie like conservatives.
Liberals are wimps. I mean, really. You’re in a fire fight. Do you want a liberal doing whatever it is fighter boys do in fire fights? I mean, for god.‘s sake—I don’t have a clue what soldiers do. Shit! I don’t even believe we need them.
There’s nothing wrong with being liberal/conservative/Pastafarian. The only issue I do have is the extent that some people take their views. Individualistic and collective interests should be balanced and neither should be deprived, which I understand can be quite difficult.
The only thing I can think of is that simply by being liberal with liberalism’s associated philosophies and beliefs, that it pisses off conservatives who don’t agree with those philosophies and beliefs.