by Greg Krehbiel on 20 March 2013
Prager makes some good observations about liberalism in his latest column. His observations don’t apply to every liberal, or maybe not to any particular liberal, but they do help explain the general bias of liberal thought.
To understand leftism … one must understand that above all else leftism is rooted in emotion, not reason. That is why left-wingers discussing their social positions always refer to compassion and fairness …. Whether a progressive position will improve or harm society is not a progressive question. That is a conservative question. What matters to progressives is whether a position emanates from compassion.
[T]here is always tension between standards and compassion. Standards, by definition, cannot allow for compassion for every individual. If society were to show compassion for every individual, it would have no standards.
-- 2013-03-20 » Greg Krehbiel