Matt Z wrote:
From what I've seen, both liberals and conservatives are capable of acting emotionally/irrationally on a number of issues. Likewise, both have pushed for censorship at one time or another, and both have exploited fear to win elections, whether it was fear of terrorists, or fear of a new great depression.
Yea, I know. That's how we got on this topic. Liberals usually seem to respond with a lot of emotional illogical arguments on the gun issue.
But as far as censorship goes, that whole political correctness thing is the only thing that comes to mind. But every group has to have it's retards. Sometimes dumb people end up being liberal. All for the wrong reasons though. All those stupid touchy thought control pedants give the left a bad name. They're as bad as the brain dead hippie/spiritual/alternative medicine/vegetarian/organic retards. I think that's where most of the gun nonsense comes from. However, most of us on the left live in reality land.
Really though, the problem is half the human race is delusional. It's actually socially acceptable to be completely deluded. Many people think you can only be virtuous if you believe in improbable things for which there is no evidence. Like you're otherwise missing an important aspect of your character.
So really I'm an independent rationalist. But that's pretty damn close to liberal. It's like rounding from 2.9 to 3.