This has come up a lot lately, where you will have liberals, and it is only liberals that I see this in, who will hold a double standard on something, based on whether they like the person or the group involved.
This came up most recently in a discussion about taxes, with a self-professed liberal whining long and hard that Donald Trump didn’t pay taxes for some period of time. I pointed out that everything he did was legal and, let’s be honest, most poor people don’t pay any taxes either and I don’t hear him whining about that. Then he twice… TWICE, ignored my point about the poor and instead of acknowledging that what both do is legal, he started saying that tax laws were written specifically to “suppress” the poor, and anyone wealthy who followed the same tax laws was criminal scum. That’s kind of where I gave up.
But you get the same kind of thing over the recent Milo Yiannopolis debacle when you start asking why Milo can say something stupid about pedophilia, but liberal Lena Dunham can do the same thing and not suffer any negative repercussions from it. You didn’t see the political left screaming that Dunham should never work in Hollywood again. Where Milo just talked about pedophilia in general terms, Dunham admits to actually engaging in sexual activity with her sister. But no… liberals would never demand the same thing from someone on their side, would they?
There’s a certain degree of hypocrisy in virtually everything I see the political left do. I’m not saying you never see it from the right because, as I say constantly, the right is more liberal today than it is conservative, but it’s something I constantly see from the left. Trump is a liar! But we’re not going to point out that Hillary was a bigger liar or anything because she’s on their side.
So why is this? If you have any insight, please post it in the comments. I’m really interested in hearing what people think.