November 21, 2010

ANN ALTHOUSE:

They don’t go through the exercise of putting themselves in the place of someone who thinks differently from the way they do. But how would it feel to be intelligent, informed, and well-meaning and to think what conservatives think? Isn’t that the right way for an intelligent, informed, and well-meaning person to understand other people? If you short circuit that process and go right to the assumption that people who don’t agree with you are stupid, how do you maintain the belief that you are, in fact, intelligent, informed, and well-meaning?

What is liberal about this attitude toward other people? You wallow in self-love, and what is it you love yourself for? For wanting to shower benefits on people… that you have nothing but contempt for.

A lot of this seems to be compensation for high-school unpopularity or something.

UPDATE: Reader Drew Kelley emails: “They don’t seem to be getting any more popular after all this compensation, do they?” Er, no.

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