By James A. Kidney
Most candidates on the GOP side of this presidential campaign — at least, all of those who seem to have a realistic chance at winning the nomination — bring with them nightmarish visions of impulsive nuclear holocaust, indentured servitude to oligarchic multi-national employers, mass deportation, continued assault on government and unlimited financial rewards-for-nothing to the one percent.
Hoorah for liberals! We are uniters. We are lovers. We hate no one.
But we love no one more than ourselves. We are, after all, the most tolerant, the most kind, the most sharing. All should flock to our banners. Our common sense and compassion are obvious.
You know who liberals are, don’t you? They are you and me. They are white people who are well-off, well-educated and focused on almost anyone but folks who have lost their jobs in manufacturing, mining and other industries, mostly located between the East and West Coasts.
That is the area also derisively known as “flyover country.”
Who Liberals Love — and Who They Don’t
A good liberal loves to show tolerance for anyone who is “different” from his or her own identity group, especially if the difference is an easily identified one. Liberals want to help such groups, preferably by singling out their needs as the most pressing for the entire country and to ravish attention upon these needs by asking everyone else to concede to the rightness of the liberals’ chosen cause.
Once this call for tolerance and policies promoting inclusion was pretty much limited to groups with a history of racial oppression. In the last 20 or 30 years, liberals have also included gender, disability (mental or physical) and other categories in their pantheon of hand-wringing concern. Now, a good liberal (including me), wants to help the refugees of wars started by us. Those people aren’t even Americans!