Conservatives have a long list of charges against liberalism, all of which are completely true, and which they have been leveling for years, to absolutely no effect. Why is this?

One of these charges is that of hypocrisy- that liberals say one thing, but personally do another.

What conservatives don’t understand is that within the liberal mindset, hypocrisy is not wrong, for liberals. This goes back to the Protestant idea that believing, and only believing, is what makes you a righteous person. He who believes is righteous. By this logic a liberal actually gains the right to be a hypocrite, by virtue of being a liberal.

As I have said before, the master culture is fundamentally Calv inst, so this fits right in. Still, many liberals are Catholics or Jews, these religions might actually be regarded as liberal religions, and they do not proscribe to the belief that believing alone creates righteousness.

It’s a little harder for a Catholic or a Jew, but a similar process applies. In these cultures a man might have many bad personal habits, but if he is rich and gives money it will be overlooked. He publicly sets an example, and puts his money where his mouth is, so his behavior can be overlooked. After all who doesn’t have faults! We must not judge harshly!

Rich Catholics and Jews get a clear pass. What of the not as prosperous? An upper-middle class person pays a significant amount in tax (at least theoretically) and may work in a “publicly spirited” profession. Any lawyer can consider himself a good person by virtue of that, even if he is not involved in helping the poor in any way. Same with a doctor or any health care worker, even if they are well-paid.

The fact that taxes aren’t voluntary, are not charitable contributions, are assiduously avoided by the same people, and are paid by conservatives as well is beside the point. They pay some tax; they believe the tax should be paid; so they are good people.

This helps explain the lack of interest in liberalism among poorer whites. They aren’t in revered professions, and they don’t pay as much in taxes, so there duty is to obey gratefully and follow worshipfully. A lot of people don’t care for this.

Pointing out that liberals are hypocrites is completely pointless and a waste of time for these reasons.

About thrasymachus33308

I like fast cars, fast women and southern-fried rock. I have an ongoing beef with George Orwell. I take my name from a character in Plato's "Republic" who was exasperated with the kind of turgid BS that passed for deep thought and political discourse in that time and place, just as I am today. The character, whose name means "fierce fighter" was based on a real person but nobody knows for sure what his actual political beliefs were. I take my pseudonym from a character in an Adam Sandler song who was a obnoxious jerk who pissed off everybody.
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