Why do people hate Liberals?

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    I hate them because of their overall attitudes in general, their constant whining about OUR rights, their wanting to give up their rights to the government (well go ahead - leave the rest of us alone), their lies and mistruths, their shady behaviors, etc. Lots of reasons. Just don't like them or their views in most instances, although I've met a few who were okay. I prefer people who are more in the middle of the road than from either goofy side though.
     
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    This thread is so long, I've posted in it several times but what the heck a few more thoughts. While I call myself liberal progressive, I am in life more conservative in the old fashion sense than today's' conservatives. Conservatives today are all about tribalism and defining the enemy, add in resentment and you pretty much have covered them. I also find in close friends who claim this new conservative mantle an unhappiness and sense of loss. It is reactive rather than positive. You must wonder if they didn't have some one to blame who would they be?

    "All conservatism begins with loss," Andrew Sullivan writes. "If we never knew loss, we would never feel the need to conserve." That’s why the first and still canonical conservative text is Edmund Burke’s “Reflections on the Revolution in France," a lamentation on the uprooting of that country’s monarchical order. And that’s why America, as an experiment in modernity, hasn’t had many genuine conservatives in its history." 'A Guest of My Time' 'The Kennan Diaries,' by George F. Kennan

    "Republicans, of course, cloak themselves in the rhetoric of freedom and necessity and express concern about future generations. That the beast they would slay ultimately translates to the lives of American citizens, including some of the most vulnerable who depend on government social programs to which they enjoy legal, political, and moral entitlement, is irrelevant. Hatred of government is a disease with them. They loathe common purpose and project, especially when channeled through the state. Their hatred of government, it seems to me, is tantamount to hatred of country." Steven Johnston Why Do Republicans Hate America? ~ The Contemporary Condition

    "The trick never ages; the illusion never wears off. Vote to stop abortion; receive a rollback in capital gains taxes. Vote to make our country strong again; receive deindustrialization. Vote to screw those politically correct college professors; receive electricity deregulation. Vote to get government off our backs; receive conglomeration and monopoly everywhere from media to meatpacking. Vote to stand tall against terrorists; receive Social Security privatization. Vote to strike a blow against elitism; receive a social order in which wealth is more concentrated than ever before in our lifetimes, in which workers have been stripped of power and CEOs are rewarded in a manner beyond imagining." Thomas Frank, What's the Matter With Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America'

    And this is their hero today? Huh!

    "What is patriotism? Let us begin with what patriotism is not. It is not patriotic to dodge the draft and to mock war heroes and their families. It is not patriotic to discriminate against active-duty members of the armed forces in one's companies, or to campaign to keep disabled veterans away from one's property. It is not patriotic to compare one's search for sexual partners in New York with the military service in Vietnam that one has dodged. It is not patriotic to avoid paying taxes, especially when American working families do pay. It is not patriotic to ask those working, taxpaying American families to finance one's own presidential campaign, and then to spend their contributions in one's own companies. It is not patriotic to admire foreign dictators. It is not patriotic to cultivate a relationship with Muammar Gaddafi; or to say that Bashar al-Assad and Vladimir Putin are superior leaders. It is not patriotic to call upon Russia to intervene in an American presidential election. It is not patriotic to cite Russian propaganda at rallies." Timothy Snyder On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder


    "Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life. Thus people haunted by the purposelessness of their lives try to find a new content not only by dedicating themselves to a holy cause but also by nursing a fanatical grievance." Eric Hoffer
     
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    One reason is their move to give all prisoners the right to vote.
     
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    /——/ More liberal dribble
     
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    So you become conservative once you experience loss?

    Well I would think that you would have become an ultra conservative after the 2016 elections.
     
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    More recently is their petulance and vindictive persecution of people who oppose their global collectivist "leaders". Their SJW assholes literally attacking people for wearing hats they don't like, their embrace of insane ideas like Occasional Cortex's "new green deal" and their refusal to accept the fact that America is prospering for the first time since 2006 because Trump wiped out almost every malignant action of their moonbat messiah.

    I am delighted that they're obviously more miserable than ever. I hope Trump wins solidly in 2020, sweeps the House, picks up some senate seats. Maybe then they will finally do what they promised and move to some socialist hell hole like Venezuela, or just swim to Cuba. They're a cancer that isn't aborting itself fast enough.


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    If it were not for the indoctrination in public schools, they would abort themselves out of existence.

    Otherwise, their position on abortion would have to change.
     
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    Nice anti-Trump diatribe, people were saying much the same about Obama's patriotism back then. You might've gone off-track here a little bit, so I will too. Tell me what's unpatriotic about opposing open borders and wanting a wall that isn't all that expensive that could assist in stemming the flow of illegal people, drugs, contraband, and human trafficking. Seems to me the money would be better spent on a wall than on a ridiculous high-speed rail system that will never be profitable and will never move the needle one little bit when it comes to Climate Change.

    "Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life. Thus people haunted by the purposelessness of their lives try to find a new content not only by dedicating themselves to a holy cause but also by nursing a fanatical grievance." Eric Hoffer

    Boy howdy, do I see a lot more passionate hatred against Trump and conservatives than the other way around.
     
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    Where is this woman been? She's clearly in her 40's now right?
     

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