I’ve been unfriended on FaceBook by some old real life friends. That doesn’t bother me much, but their mentality does. These people are often quite liberal in their mindset. Not as in the classical liberal, but the modern progressive liberal. These people are often educated…well, they’ve had schooling. I’m not sure they can truly be considered educated. As Nobel Laureate Peter Medawar said, people “…have been educated far beyond their capacity to undertake analytic thought.” I have no doubt that these people are well meaning, but as the saying goes the road to hell is paved with good intentions. “Classical liberalism is a political ideology that values the freedom of individuals — including the freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and markets — as well as limited government.” But the modern liberal is progressive and tends to reject these concepts and advocates for ever greater control by the ‘right’ people, which is often the government.
Somehow the thought that they are acting in a patronizing manner to these people doesn’t occur to them. The fact that, if their wishes are taken to their logical conclusions, they are genocidal completely escapes them. Continue reading “The Modern Liberal Mentality”