Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Lessons in Liberal Projection: Conservatism Is 'Mean'?

By Lloyd Marcus
October 4, 2013
American Thinker

Is liberals' claim that conservatism is mean correct?  After reading this article, you tell me.

In the early sixties, two school bus-loads of us black kids from Pumphery, Maryland were bused to nearby Brooklyn Park Junior/Senior High School.  I felt like a speck of pepper in a salt shaker.

Every month, the best seven paintings from all the art classes were displayed in the school lobby.  Numerous times, a painting of mine made the cut.

The selection process perfectly illustrated conservatism, as it was based solely on merit.  Had today's liberalism been in power at that time, paintings would have been selected based on race, gender, and fairness.

Liberals would argue it unfair that only talented students experience the pride of having their paintings exhibited in the lobby.  Their do-gooder attempt to make everyone feel special would ultimately make no one feel special.  Anyone who opposed exhibiting every student's painting would be branded a hater, racist, or sexist.

Having my paintings regularly numbered among the best made me aware of my gift.  Liberalism would have robbed me of that knowledge which ultimately lead to a career as a graphic designer and art director.  That would have been a mean thing to do to a child.

Foolishly, liberalism attempts to make life fair, insuring equal outcomes via government controls.  However, life is not fair.  Humans make choices which produce various results.  One can never truly experience the thrill of victory without the agony of defeat.

Read the rest of the article. . . .