Southern Man

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Four Things That Liberals Do Not Understand

Yes, Southern Man knows it's a lot more than four - others include the principle of cause and effect, the difference between correlation and causation, basic economics, and the essential nature of human behaviour - but the recent Chic-Fil-A brouhaha brings a few specifics to mind as well as amplifies, once again, the breadth and depth of liberal intolerance. Hat tip to this post, which breaks it down into four components which Southern Man adapts as:

The difference between approval and condemnation

Approval of one point of view does not necessarily mean vicious condemnation of the other. But there are those who loudly claim that approval of traditional family values means you must necessarily against non-traditional arrangements.

The difference between people and opinions

Similarly, normal people can have differences of opinion without rejecting one another for holding that opinion. Southern Man has many friends and even family members whose opinions or lifestyle are disagreeable to him, yet he accepts and loves them anyway even while they condemn him as a hater and a bigot. And speaking of hatred and bigotry...

The difference between disagreement and hatred

Normal folk understand that you can disagree with an opinion and hold no animosity towards those who hold that opinion. But there are those who immediately associate any disagreement with their point of view with hate. And who is quick to pull out the "hate group" label when there is such a disagreement?

The difference between disagreement and bigotry

Finally, there are those who are quick to label those who disagree with them as "bigots." A bigot is someone unable to tolerate people or opinions different from their own, not someone who disagrees with you. So when the "bigot" slurs come out during a heated difference of opinion think about who actually better fits the definition.

So take heart. Hold fast to what you hold to be good and right and true, and the next time someone calls you a hater or a bigot because of your opinions be comforted in the knowledge that there is, in fact, a hater and bigot present, but it's probably not you. Lord, let me not judge but let me follow Your greatest commandment and love my neighbor as I love myself, and grant me the strength and wisdom to keep to the straight and narrow road You have prepared for me. Amen.


At Saturday, August 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

well said.

At Sunday, August 05, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with anon, well said indeed.

But I really want your opinion. This morning I read an article on It is about a scud missle and and emp device. Would you give it a look and comment on what the "experts" (self proclaimed?) had to say about. It is the leading story on the site.

At Sunday, August 05, 2012, Blogger Southern Man said...

EMP is a serious threat. Fortunately, to create it you have to have an actual nuke and a missile that can carry it, and right now that is out of the reach of terrorist organizations. I don't worry much about it.


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