Recently, someone on a forum posted a challenge for people to take a look at their political polar opposites and post what they liked about that political philosophy. I stared at the screen for a long, long time because I realized that I really don’t like anything about liberalism. Oh sure, I have friends that are moderately liberal, I can find things about them to like, but not about their politics. I literally cannot think of a single thing that I like about what they want, or more particularly why they want it. Sure, they ostensibly want to help people, but at the end of the day, they don’t really care about helping people, they just want to make them reliant on the government. I want to help people too, I just want them to be self-reliant and responsible for themselves. They claim to want some decent things, I guess, but in truth, the end just doesn’t justify the means. In fact, the end doesn’t satisfy the initial claims. The people who they claim to want to help don’t end up being helped. The equality they claim to want to achieve doesn’t get achieved.
Don’t get me wrong, the neo-cons are just as bad. I’m not on their side either, in fact, I’m not on the side of any organized political party in existence in modern-day America. They all suck. I can’t say my side is better than your side because I don’t even have a side. My side died in America 50 years ago and we’ve gone down the wrong path ever since.
Someone else asked what was better politically, 1985 or 2015. My answer is neither. To get a decent year, you’d have to go back into the mid 50s to early 60s, back when we had actual conservatism in this country, before the late 60s turned the nation to idiotic liberalism. So long as we stick to politics, 1985 sucked every bit as bad as today does. Sure, you had one of the last pseudo-conservatives in the White House, but he was still sticking everything on a credit card, the very antithesis of fiscal responsibility.
So seriously, what is it that I’m supposed to admire about liberalism at all? Please clue me in. I’m just not seeing it.