Liberals Digging Their Political Graves

Do liberals understand what they are doing?  I don't think they do.  I think that they are blinkered by their one-dimensional view of politics: it reduces to the struggle for social justice.  In 2010 after the midterm the Obamis decided they had to punch back twice as hard against the moneyed interests that would be unleashed by Citizens United.  In Seattle the activist left is planning another May Day march: “Capitalist police state... rape of civil liberties.”  Oh yeah! Liberals do not think about the real meat of political philosophy, which is not to design a perfect political system with perfect justice, but to deal with the real problem: rulers and their appetite for power. Liberals worry instead about how to flush out the racists, sexists, and homophobes that are lurking in the woods waiting their chance to turn back the clock on glorious progressive achievements. Their concern is that the ruling class of liberals doesn't...(Read Full Article)