July 15, 2010
THE REASON FOR THOSE BOGUS CLAIMS OF TEA PARTY RACISM. Insufficient empathy and diversity! “It is essentially a failure of imagination. Liberals cannot imagine themselves into a way of thinking in which conservatives do what they do and believe what they believe for good reasons. And since they cannot believe that conservatives are motivated by rational beliefs and admirable motives, they must appeal to darker, more primitive impulses to explain their behavior. The racist motive presents itself as a natural and convenient explanation.” Emphasis on the convenient.