So, I have lost count of the number of times I have seen a thread recently with something to the effect of “the problem with the left” in the
title written by someone one the right. Now in my view these threads almost all have the same problem, its usually based on something stupid that
someone who they perceive as being left leaning says and all of a sudden it represents the entirety of the left. As if five or six idiots who say they
would rather date a gang member rather than a Trump supporter actually represent all of the left to use a recent example. I see a lot of threads like
this, “ooohhh look what the leftist reporter wrote about guns to day, this is the problem with the left” or “This has outraged the left because
look what this leftist public figure had to say about gay rights”. Someone in a restaurant who refuses to serve Sarah Huckabee, does not represent
the left, they just represent bad business decisions.
The point here is quite simple, there are quite a lot of idiots on the “left” who quite clearly don’t quite understand the ideals of liberalism
nor do they quite get that idea that in a democracy sometimes your side will lose. This is also true of the right and conservatives, there are idiots
on both sides and I think deep down regardless of your political persuasion we all know that what a few idiots say regardless of who they might be
don’t actually represent the entirety of a political group. Hillary has said some pretty darn stupid stuff that I disagree with and am sure that
Trump has said some pretty daft stuff that folk on the right don’t agree with.
In fact, leftist political leaders just talking utter crap is a pretty big problem because they have the loudest and most stupid voice. The
personalities on the left in my view (and this is all my opinion take it or leave it) are all wrong. Say what you like about Trump, disagree with
everything he stands for, protest against him or whatever but you cannot say he is not amazing when it comes to inspiring and energising his political
base. He is a big personality, he talks about big ideas, huge change and creates this anti-establishment persona. The left doesn’t have anything
like that, best we have are a few old hippies who spent too long talking about why he was bad rather than being sexy and exciting themselves. It’s
the same problem I think the world over, the right just seems to be more exciting right now, the left is well…. Dull. While the left and busy
getting pissed off and outraged every time someone says something that might offend someone somehow the right are talking bigger.
Which kind of brings me on to what I personally think is the biggest problem with the left, this annoying propensity to find outrage wherever we can.
I mean really apparently Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of little house on the prairie has had her name removed form a literacy award because some of
the language used in her writing was racist. Of course, its bloody racist, she was born in the 1800’s, times change. One of the ideals behind
liberalism is progressivism, times have changed, you can’t go back and be outraged over something written 150 years or so ago. We see this all the
time, some leftist group who think it’s a good idea to censor stuff because its offensive. Sure, as a liberal I 100% support any laws that prevent
discrimination, yup am all for it, full equality, if bob and john want to adopt a transsexual kid and get married and live a life of marital misery
then go for it. But getting our panties in a twist because we can’t get unisex toilets is frankly stupid. Political correctness was a really good
idea until idiots starting to take it too far and saying that Disney movies made years ago are not politically correct anymore so kids shouldn’t be
Speaking of being outraged let’s talk about the “deplorables” who seem to have transformed into fascist Nazi’s who want to stick burning
crucifixes in the front yard of their Mexican neighbours. Some on the right are racists, I am pretty sure that there is more than a handful hear on
ATS. I am also sure that there might be a few of my fellow leftists who feel uncomfortable around that man with the black skin or the funny voice.
Being on the right it’s not synonymous with being a racist nazi, in doing this all that happens is you end up alienating the very people who you
want to bring over to the light side (because the right is the dark side and its pure evil **sarcasm**). Getting triggered every time someone on the
right says something stupid rather than actually going after hard political points isn’t working.
So to recap, in my view the problems with the left are quite simple, we have boring political personalities with boring policies, we keep finding
outrage where there is none and we really need to stop pretending that the other side are a bunch of evil puppy killers because don’t like their
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