posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 03:36 AM
reply to post by vtr99
Well what I meant by describing some of my friends as "anti-conservative more so than liberal," is that they seem more interested in marginalizing
and, frankly, hating conservatives. I guess I just don't see dehumanizing "the other side" as they would put it, as a particularly liberal seeming
thing to do. It's certainly not something I have any interest in, despite being what most people would consider pretty damned liberal.
I think it's good that we've had this exchange. We've demonstrated that someone who considers themselves liberal and someone who considers themselves
conservative can say, "I actually agree with 99% of what you just said" to one another, even while they might profoundly disagree about other things
that are extremely relevant to them. I guess my biggest point was simply that we need to keep this kind of dialogue and good will going.
All I see all day is how much the two sides loathe each other. And I keep telling everyone I know that I don't loathe anyone and don't want to make
"the other side's" pursuit of happiness difficult or impossible based on their own standards and beliefs because that would make me incredibly
hypocritical in my view. But most people I know are so caught up in the "clash" that they can't have any empathy or appreciation for where the "other
side" is coming from whatsoever. And that saddens me. It's so bad that one day when I actually stuck up for a conservative friend's points, my other
friends told me, "You sound like you have Stockholm syndrome." It was very dismissive and insulting both to me and to my conservative friend.
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