Ok, here we go. I’m really going to get to the point I’ve danced around the last 2 posts. Any readers still with me now know how close suspense and boredom can be to each other.
I started this because I was struck by how rude liberals can be to conservatives in supposed polite social situations. Yeah, I know, you shouldn’t talk about religion, politics or pedophilia in polite company. But liberals do it a lot, expecting impunity and bobble-headed agreement. If someone dares to demur, it shocks them into mildly shocking rudeness. You see the compassionate, diversity-respecting mask slip just a little. The insults are nearly always I.Q.-based.
Conventional wisdom is, whether you’re liberal or conservative, that liberals are smarter, as a rule. Conservatives tend to disparage the book-l’arnin’ job avoidance that many liberals practice well into their 60’s. The conservative book on liberals is that they graduate from 4 year programs after 6 years, and then transmogrify their articularity into luftmenschen jobs in non-profits, government, or they regress to nursing perpetually from their alma maters. Or they just deal drugs and let their butchy bitchy wives support them.
I’ll grant that, on average, liberals are smarter than conservatives, no matter which average you choose: median, arithmetic mean, mode, tendency, whatever.
Sadly, for liberals, it’s not the averages that matter when it comes to intelligence. It’s the extremes, especially on the right side of the bell curve. (I’m sure that right side thing is just a coincidence.)
I’ll assert something now without proof, but confident that it’s proveable: the smartest conservatives are a lot smarter than the smartest liberals. At a given level of extreme smartness, there are 100 conservatives, or more, for every liberal at that rarified level. I throw this down as a gauntlet, to annoy miserable liberal people who unconsciously perceive that this is true. It also explains, in part, why Liberals blurt/fart “You’re a big stupey stupe stupid!” when surprised by a contrary opinion.
Which brings me to Point 1: When a liberal is self-surprised by calling a conservative stupid in polite company, it has the same psychological significance as when a closet racist calls his daughter’s black fiance boy at Thanksgiving dinner or that Virginia Republican guy called a brown guy Macaca or…well, I’ll leave it to liberals to remember all the rest of the racial faux pas committed in public in the last few years.
A couple of decades ago, we’d have labeled these as Freudian slips. Two pickets to Tittsburgh.
Liberals treat each conservative slip as license to burn a witch. For example, every liberal of good conscience should be horribly ashamed of what you did to Trent Lott. If you don’t remember, well, burn fewer witches.
Here’s the truth of it: Liberals are privately bigoted against conservatives. It’s not disgreement, it’s bigotry. That’s why they agonize so much about dating one. Conservatives are the niggers of the liberal world. Yes they are. Ask the one you accidentally invited to your last cocktail party.
Anyhow, I’ve obviously been mulling this over since last week. That’s a long time for me to mull something.
I’m kind of worried about what I’m thinking now. I suspect I’ve been Uncle-Tom’ing to my bigoted, but perfectly nice, liberal friends. They’ve been putting up with me as one of The Good Ones.
Ok, in Part 4, I promise to get down to it.