[Rizzn’s Note: It’s getting bad in here. By in here, I am referring to our country of America. By getting bad, I refer to what I have taken to calling liberal bigotry.
I’m not going to go into a great definition of liberal bigotry. Instead I’m going to tell you a story that sparked me on this journey, and then I’m going to simply post some quotes up here from common liberal newspapers and sources, as well as some random blogs.
A few weeks ago, I watched the VEEP debates. I commented on them, and my comments were favorable to Dick Cheney. I posted these comments up on the RantRadio forum. Then along came an idiot named gManiaxe. He decided he was going to goad me into an argument/flame-war by calling my ideas and judgement laughable (“it is hilarious that you think that …”).
I really thought about how indicative this is of the liberal bigotry going on in America today — a whole presidential campaign was just waged on that idea.
I’m not going to wax philisophical about it just this minute; instead i’ll let these other, more accomplished writers, do my talking for me.]
U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown verbally attacked a top Bush administration official during a briefing on the Haiti crisis Wednesday, calling the President’s policy on the beleaguered nation “racist” and his representatives “a bunch of white men.”
Brown sat directly across the table from Noriega and yelled into a microphone. Her comments sent a hush over the hourlong meeting, which was attended by about 30 people, including several members of Congress and Bush administration officials.
Noriega later told Brown: “As a Mexican-American, I deeply resent being called a racist and branded a white man,” according to three participants.
Brown then told him “you all look alike to me,” the participants said.
February 25, Miami Sun-Sentinel
Here in Massachusetts, especially in places like Cambridge, itâs all too common to hear people talk about conservative minorities in terms that are patently racist. Whatâs galling of course, is the reflexive attitude that all conservatives are racists who want to turn the clock back to segregation and slavery. If their own behavior gets pointed out to them, they talk about Trent Lott, conveniently forgetting both their own klansman Bobby Byrd and the fact that the GOP forced Lott to resign as Senate majority leader. You see, it isnât our plantation (never was) – itâs their plantation. And the likes of Ted Rall and Ted Kennedy get mighty upset when the fieldhands get uppity.
July 8, MartiniPundit
It’s encouraging that the right is less hostile to gays and lesbians than it used to be. President Bush argued in his 1994 run for governor that gay sex should be illegal, while now he feels comfortable hitting up gays for campaign contributions.
On the other hand, the left seems more contemptuous than ever of evangelicals. Sensitive liberals who avoid expressions like “ghetto blaster,” because that might be racially offensive, blithely dismiss conservative Christians as “Jesus freaks” or “fanatics.”
Take Ted Turner. He has called Christianity a “religion for losers” and once ridiculed CNN employees observing Ash Wednesday as “Jesus freaks.” Later, he apologized.
Granted, the Bible denounces male homosexuality, although it strikes me as inconsistent not to execute people who work on the Sabbath (Exodus 35:2) and not to crack down on those who get haircuts (Leviticus 19:27) or wear clothes with more than one kind of thread (Leviticus 19:19).
But there’s no clear objection in the Bible to lesbianism at all. And since some fundamentalists have argued that AIDS is God’s punishment for gay men, it’s worth noting that lesbians are at less risk of AIDS than straight women. So if God is smiting gay men for their sin, is he rewarding lesbians for their holiness?
Those kinds of pointed questions are fair, but sneering is not. And in polite society, conservative Christians â especially Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses â are among the last groups it’s still acceptable to mock.
This resentment is global. In a Tyndale Lecture in England last year, Cristina Odone complained: “The chattering classes . . . pride themselves on being tolerant. . . . Yet they share one prejudice that turns them into rabid persecutors: Christians.”
Liberals often protest that they would have nothing against conservative Christians if they were not led by hypocritical blowhards who try to impose their Ten Commandments plaques, sexual mores and creationism on society. But that’s a crude stereotype, and it ignores the Christian right’s accomplishments. Polls show that evangelical Christians are more likely to contribute to charities that help the needy, and in horror spots in Africa Catholics and other Christians are the bulwark of the health care system.
Moreover, saying that one will tolerate evangelicals who do not evangelize â well, that’s like Christians saying they have nothing against gays who remain celibate.
April 24, New York Times
I’m just fed up with the rampant hypocrisy coming from a good portion of the left, particularly those who feel the need to take the most extreme elements of conservatism and use them to tar the entire conservative community while simulaneously denying that the extreme leftists are a part of the left. It’s hypocrisy, pure and simple. Yes, there are whack jobs on the right, but they do not represent the views of the majority of conservatives; that’s why they are called extremists. Get it?
June 17 2003, Shots Across the Bow
What are the truths of liberalism? Good Hate is Love. The Liberal cause is Good, Perfect, and Correct, incapable of error or guilt. Liberal Intolerance of Intolerance is not Intolerance; Liberal Hatred of Hatred is not Hatred. Liberal Bigotry against Bigotry is not Bigotry. Good Hate is the Righteous Anger of the Democrat.
Trilobyte Magazine: The Liberal Catechism