reply to post by Pinke
I should have explained myself better.
I see liberals, and, leftists as two distinct categories. Same with the right wing.
Liberals are closer to the center of the political spectrum. I've met many nice liberals. Respectable people with a different point of view. Not
difficult to talk to at all. My favorite niece is a liberal. I know, I'm not technically supposed to have favorites, but, I can't help it. (Sssshhh!
don't tell anyone, because, I have 26 nieces, and, nephews. Keep it between us, okay?) She is unique in ways I really like. Intelligent, articulate,
and, engaging, with a great sense of humor. She lives and works in D.C. for a lobbying organization. We have some spirited conversations. I frequently
walk away with something to think about. She does too.
Leftists, on the other hand, are extreme far left people. The one's I've met are 'my way or the highway' types. With glaring character flaws
outlined in my previous post.
Perhaps you are right, and, I've just met some rude ones.
They have certainly left me thinking "Wow...why bother?".
Same thing with fascist far right wingers. I am conservative. However, I don't care so much about many of the issues that keep those folks on a slow
simmer 24/7. Well, I do have a pet issue, that being, The Second Amendment. I'm convinced all of the other liberties we enjoy, and, take for granted,
hinge on that one amendment to one degree or another.
Anyway, they are really no different than the leftists as far as glaring character flaws go. 'My way or the highway' kind of people. They can be as
rude as the other far end of the political spectrum. I've found many to be 'holier than thou' types. You might know the type, "If you don't
believe the Earth is 6000 years old, I'm wasting my time talking to you". HUH?! I need that like I need another heart attack.
There is just no working with these people. They are indoctrinated, hook, line, and, sinker. Close minded, and, arrogant in their belief systems.
I don't want to live in an America governed by either of those two extreme sides of the political spectrum.
Sounds like evil incarnate either way.
Most Americans fall between those two extremes. It's those people who are going to have the greatest impact as to whether this nation survives as a
free nation, or, falls into full bore totalitarianism.
I find, those folks are the most reasonable, and, level headed. Those folks are our best bet for making this country work the way it was intended.
Nobody gets everything they want. Perhaps, that would be heaven? But, at least we'll all have the freedom to pursue happiness, and, enjoy our lives.
I hope this makes sense. I'm typing through a bit of a drug haze. I've aggravated an old back injury earlier today, making heavy analgesics a
necessity. Right now, it's hard to keep a train of thought without it being derailed.
If not, I'll try again tomorrow. g'night!