Key lessons not taught in universities.
The left lives in a bubble full to the brim with self-righteousness and notions of grandeur. They see themselves as the tolerant, compassionate, intelligent ones, as opposed to those mean, greedy, stupid conservatives. In an attempt to reel these leftists back to reality, here are a few things every liberal should be reminded of:
1.) Che Guevara is not cool. In fact, he was a sadistic mass murderer, who killed in the name of Communism—arguably the worst ideology ever to be inflicted on the human race, along with Nazism, which killed about 100 million people in the 20th century. Death and murder gave Che such a thrill that he had a stone slab removed from his office so he could personally witness the firing squads outside.
But, for some reason, Che Guevara is idolized by the Left. Naive college students wear t-shirts with his face imprinted on them, and admire him for being a “man of the people.” University of California, San Diego named its student café, “Che Café.” Much of Hollywood adores him, as is evident by Steven Soderbergh’s biopic, “Che,” starring Benicio del Toro, which portrays the Communist thug in a very pleasant light. This left-wing admiration of an anti-American, murdering Communist is repulsive.
2.) The Left treated George W. Bush much worse than the Right is treating Obama. This is just a friendly reminder to those who think the Right is mean-spirited. Yes, of course there are many on the Right who personally hate Obama and say cruel things about him. But nothing the Right has said about Obama even compares to the hate and vitriol directed at George W. Bush for 8 years.
Do you remember the constant death threats against George W. Bush? Do you remember the signs that read: “Hang Bush For War Crimes,” “Bush Is the Disease, Death Is the Cure,” “Bush Is the Only Dope Worth Shooting” and “Death to Extremist Christian Terrorist Pig-Bush” (for more of the "tolerant" Left, click here). Do you remember those who burned Bush in effigy? Now, do you recall the signs at Tea Parties calling for Obama’s death? Didn’t think so.
Imagine what would happen if one person at a Tea Party rally carried a sign like those above about Obama. What would happen if a person at a Tea Party burned President Obama in effigy? Every single major newspaper in America would run a front-page story about it, condemning the Tea Party, and by extension the Republicans, for condoning incitement and racism. The Democrats would hold hearings on Capitol Hill about the fomenting of hate and violence by the Right. The double standard and hypocrisy of the left is laughable.
3.) Conservatives give more money to charity than liberals. Sorry to burst your bubble, my young, idealistic, liberal friends, but it's true. And it’s not because conservatives have more money than liberal, because they don’t.
Check out these statistics from a Syracuse University study:
Although liberal families' incomes average 6 percent higher than those of conservative families, conservative-headed households give, on average, 30 percent more to charity than the average liberal-headed household ($1,600 per year vs. $1,227).
-- Conservatives also donate more time and give more blood.
-- Residents of the states that voted for John Kerry in 2004 gave smaller percentages of their incomes to charity than did residents of states that voted for George Bush.
-- Bush carried 24 of the 25 states where charitable giving was above average.
-- In the 10 reddest states, in which Bush got more than 60 percent majorities, the average percentage of personal income donated to charity was 3.5. Residents of the bluest states, which gave Bush less than 40 percent, donated just 1.9 percent.
This discredits the argument that “conservatives are greedy, rich people who don’t care about the poor,” doesn’t it?
The reason conservatives get labeled as uncaring and greedy is because they do not think that an ever-expanding government is the best way to help the needy. Therefore, conservatives are against tax hikes, spending increases and other measures that grant the government more power. This principle of limiting the size of government should not be confused with greed and apathy for the poor, as the statistics above definitively prove.
4.) America is the least racist country in the world.
The left generally characterizes America as racist and xenophobic. Listening to the left, one would think that America still resembles that of the 1950s, where blacks and other minorities were systematically discriminated against or worse. Adored liberal Bill Maher recently called the United States of America the “Racist States of America.” In response to the Trayvon Martin tragedy, Jesse Jackson said, “Blacks are under attack” in America. But is America really a terrible place for non-whites? Dennis Prager brilliantly highlights why this is nonsense:
Decades ago, the number of black Africans who had immigrated to the United States had already surpassed the number of black Africans who were forcibly shipped to America as slaves. Members of other races and nationalities know this. Even Muslim and Arab writers have noted that nowhere in the Arab or larger Muslim world does an Arab or any other Muslim have the individual rights, liberty, and dignity that a Muslim living in America has. As for Latinos and Asians, vast numbers of them from El Salvador to Korea regard America as the land of opportunity.
Liberals who think America is a racist, oppressive society must explain why so many minorities risk their lives to come here illegally.
5.) And lastly (mostly for my Jewish, liberal friends), as governments become more conservative, they become more pro-Israel. This is true in America and the rest of the non-Muslim world.
In Canada, Prime Minister Stephen Harper of the Conservative Party delivered a rousing speech in defense of Israel in 2010. Here is part of what he said:
But when Israel, the only country in the world who’s very existence is under attack, is consistently and conspicuously singled out for condemnation, I believe we are morally obligated to take a stand…As long as I am Prime Minister, whether it is at the United Nations…or anywhere else, Canada will take that stand, whatever the cost.
In America it is plainly obvious that the Obama administration is much less supportive of Israel than the Bush administration. The hallmark of Obama’s foreign policy approach towards Israel when he first came into office was to lambast it for building apartments on 2% of the land it captured in a defensive war. Furthermore, Obama sought a more even-handed approach to the peace process, placing equal blame for failed negotiations on the Palestinians and Israel. Obama has since backed off his criticism of Israeli “settlements” because it backfired and only served to harden Palestinian demands.
A few weeks ago Alan Dershowitz spoke at a Los Angeles temple, where he said he was still unsure whom he would vote for in the presidential election, Obama or Romney. Why do you think a life-long liberal and ardent Israel supporter is considering leaving the Democratic Party?
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