While conservatives see liberals as people with bad (or really bad) ideas, liberals have never seen you that way.
And you need to be crystal clear. Clarity on this is imperative.
Liberals see you as bad people with bad ideas.
Conservatives see liberals as people with bad ideas. But liberals see conservatives as bad people with bad ideas.
There’s a HUGE difference. And this helps explain some of what has been (and is) going on.
I didn’t come up with this thought myself. Rather it is Bongino’s “Golden Rule #1”. The understanding thereof.
Yes, this casts a very wide net. However I do believe that this may be significant while attempting to understand the mindset of a liberal.
Liberalism is their religion. Think about that. Such that a Christian may be deeply committed to their religion, so is it that a liberal is deeply committed to their liberalism as though it is their religion.
Certainly the Marxists among them are entirely ideologically devoted to their “religion” of Marxism. Same with the Communists among them.
In their eyes, we as Conservatives, Libertarians, Patriots, Christians, Constitutionalists, are all bad people. We are an enemy.
Generally and historically, we as “good” people have not necessarily viewed them as “bad” people. Just people with bad ideas. HOWEVER, that is changing rapidly of late. More conservatives are recognizing many of them as truly “bad” people.
Just thought I would throw it out there…