posted on Apr, 6 2016 @ 08:26 PM
originally posted by: muse7
Because right wingers love authoritarians that's why they love Putin and Trump
I find that to be an odd statement. Now, that is not to say that there isn't any truth to it. Rather, I find it odd how peoples' biases cloud their
I often hear people on the left say those right wingers love tyrants but it seems to me that the case can be made that it the modern American liberal
that is pro-dictator. Under the guise of "the greater good" (which is fantastic marketing) the left these days seeks to dictate as many parts of
people's individual lives as they can get away with from what parents can feed their children at school, to what type of health insurance they can
have, to what type of shopping bags they can use at the supermarket, to what type of light bulbs people can use and the list goes on and on. At the
same time the modern American liberal seeks to deny private (PRIVATE) employers the right to ask certain questions pertaining to criminal backgrounds
of potential employees (at certain points of the interview/vetting process). They also tend to limit the rights of private (PRIVATE) businesses to
deny NON-ESSENTIAL services to people based on religious objections (yes, that old wedding cake rears it's ugly head again).
Beyond the aforementioned and many other examples of liberal authoritarianism, the current President of the United States essentially bragged
that if things didn't go his way... he wasn't worried because he has a pen and a phone
. While it is true that he is not the first president to
utilize executive actions/orders, the brazen in your face
attitude he displayed (that was cheered by many a modern day liberal) is perhaps the
perfect display of a wanna-be dictator.
To add some balance here, I will acknowledge that many on the right have a respect for Putin that sort of drifts into a (misguided) admiration. The
respect part I can understand (in the sense that I have respect for the ocean whenever I go in the water because I understand it can be dangerous).
Edit to Add: My point is not that liberals/lefties are biased... my overall point is that I'm always amazed at how people, regardless of left or
right, have a way of not seeing how hypocritical they are. (And I assure you, throughout my life I've learned and continue to learn that I am not
guilt-free of viewing the world of my own biases which is one of the many things I try to improve about myself).
edit on 6-4-2016 by eluryh22
because: I said why