I'm just wondering if other sane people (a.k.a. Liberals) share the same experiences when you try to listen to Conservatives weave their web of lies? For me, I really honestly can't stand to listen to a hard core Conservative speak for any more than a couple of minutes at a time, I try to read their posts and their blogs and my mind screams at me "YOU'D BETTER GET ME SOME SANITY QUICK OR I'M GOING TO EXPLODE!!!"
I mean, they're just SO WRONG it just defies description, it makes me depressed to think that there are human beings out there, with similar brain capacity and intellect to my own, that are so completely wrong about the way the world works. I was lying in bed last night and I thought to myself: Can I find some common ground with these people? And it came to me: No, I can't. I can't think of any part of mantra Conservatism that I agree with, even in the slightest. Every now and then I find myself agreeing with them on an issue, for example the current Israel vs Lebanon conflict I wrote about in my last post. But I think that's just law of averages. Even in this case I don't agree 100%.
Also, another thing that troubles me is how they can take a seemingly black and white situation and still manage to get it wrong.
Take this discussion:
Guy #1 (Leftie): In fact, the right-wing strategy has taken out Iran's biggest enemy, and weakened us so much that we're not really winning in either Afghanistan or post-Saddam Iraq, and we can't easily take on Iran and North Korea. What a mess the hawks have created! Get them out, and put in some solid liberal policies that use the carrot and the stick.
Guy #2: (Rightie): The carrot and stick is why Israel is now clearing out Hizbollah underground terrorist camps.
Um, HUH? Left wing policies are why the current conflict is happening? Um, tell me who's been in almost total power in all 3 branches of government in the U.S. for over 5 years now? Even if Clinton's policies were to blame (which of course they weren't) you've had 5+ years to clean up this phantom mistake. I think Right Wingers just have a neurological disorder, like Bill Maher says, that prevents them from grasping the ture nature of the world. I think we should offer free advanced learning to all Right Wing thinking people, to get them on our level, to join us in the 21st century from the 18th. It'd be quite a culture shock I'm sure, but they think they're pretty strong and tough so they can probably handle it. I should start an "Adopt a Rightie" program, where all the sane people of the world take a Rightie into their home and teach him about totally new concepts like tolerance and the like. I might be on to something here!