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The reason they can’t answer the question is likely because they haven’t really thought about their ideology comprehensively. That is, they haven’t evaluated all of its individual positions for logical consistency with one another. It’s like how they support both Islam and gay rights when the former is incompatible with the latter. Or how they claim to advance black people’s interests while also supporting mass immigration, which harms black people the most economically.
Probably the reason they hold all these contradicting viewpoints is that they simply support whatever makes them feel good about themselves.
“I support open borders because I have compassion; I care about people.”
“I support universal healthcare because I have compassion; I care about people.”
“I support Islam because I support Oppressed Minorities™.”
“I support gay rights because I support Oppressed Minorities™.”
Most of it boils down to virtue signaling, whether conscious or unconscious.
(Also, many leftists are leftists because it’s socially desirable to be a leftist. They want to be on the same side as all their favorite celebrities and TV personalities. They want to be able to fit in with Mainstream Culture. They don’t want to be shunned by the herd.)
Lately I have made a concerted effort to not dump on normal, everyday leftwingers. The reason is because a. low-hanging fruit is generally the province of clickbaity, mainstream TPUSA-style Conservatives™, and b. because for the most part, it’s not leftists’ fault they are the way they are.
They’re programmed that way. 12 years of public schooling, 4 years of college, constant bombardment of propaganda by Hollywood, the media, Madison Avenue (i.e. the advertising industry) and Corporate America will do that. A sizable percentage of the population is what I would consider “Default Liberals,” meaning people who are liberals simply because that’s how they’ve been programmed. They’ve just accepted the propaganda and never questioned it.
Ordinary, everyday leftists are not our enemies; the Elites who have brainwashed them are our enemies. It’s a very important distinction.
We need to start focusing on the true enemy, and also recognize that there’s a lot of leftists out there that can one day be our allies.
The elites want us divided every which way, and probably the single greatest divide in this country today is political. If we spend all our time and energy on Owning The Libs, then we’re not focusing on the true enemy.
Some–I’d even say many–of the most effective voices on our side are ex-liberals. In fact, I’d say that more often than not, they make for the strongest advocates of America First nationalism, because they fully understand what we’re up against having been on the other side.
Honestly, looking back on it, I was basically a liberal for a long time. Of course, I considered myself a conservative, but basically I was a liberal who just wanted lower taxes. Again, I’ve never thought of myself as a liberal. I’ve never voted for a Democrat. But I didn’t care about immigration one way or another, and I basically thought the best course of action was to let the left win on gay marriage and abortion because they were silly social issues getting in the way of the Real Issues: simplifying the tax code and cutting taxes for big business so that big business would magically fix everything.
What I’m saying is, lots of people who are now our strongest allies were once liberals. Then, one day, they either opened their eyes or had their eyes opened by someone else.
Not everyone is born 💯🇺🇸😎Based & Redpilled💯🇺🇸😎.
So my goal is to both focus on the true enemy–the Beast–and open people’s eyes.
Sometimes tough love is necessary, and I’ll happily dish it out when needed. But if we’re going to open people’s eyes and redpill the Default Liberals, we can’t be hostile and malicious toward them. They’re already programmed to reject our ideas because they’ve been told we’re Racists, and there’s literally nothing worse than Racists, so just don’t listen to those Evil Racists.
For the most part, ridicule doesn’t change people’s minds. We’re not going to redpill them by ridiculing them.
But maybe pointing out these contradictions to them will plant the seed and nudge them in the right direction.
Save your ridicule and vitriol for the elites–the people who truly deserve it.