In an earlier post, I made a joke that liberals need a "special" answer that simply says, "I only see shades of gray." Unfortunately the point was missed and mocked by some. So I will take the time to clarify.
There are people that wander this planet who will take the simplest ideas and complicate it and then consider theirself intelligent for doing so. They criticize those who see things as being black and white as being simple minded and uneducated. Never once do they think that those who see clear solutions to problems as people who have thought things through. Never once do they think that possibly the person has had personal experiences to draw upon that led them to the conclusion the answer is simple. Never once do the people of superior understanding attempt to understand those who differ from them.
They complicate the simple things.
The truth of the matter is that liberals see things as black and white all the time. The core conviction of a liberal will change at the behest of political convenience. Anything by the left is good. If it's done by the right, then it is evil. It's that simple to them. You can see it in the blogosphere. On many blogs from the left, dissenting comments are deleted on a daily basis. One only has to try it to find out. It's hard to imagine any liberal blogger who hasn't, at some point, deleted comments of dissent.
People complain the word 'liberal' is used as a generalization of a specific faction of the Democrat party, yet silently agree with generalizations that all Republicans are evil, Nazi, and racist. Ads by the left often accuse all Republicans of cutting Medicare and taking free lunches from small children. They don't seem to mind generalizations then. Again, the word Liberals describe a specific faction of a political party, the word Republicans is inclusive of the entire party.
War crimes can be overlooked if the war criminal is a Liberal. He can come home, go in front of the Senate and boast of committing several war crimes and is qualified to run for the President, yet a soldier in the heat of a battle killing a terrorist qualifies as evil. What's more, liberals don't understand why people don't care what they think on this matter.
Democrats would declare war on the American people rather than declare war on terrorism in some Middle Eastern country. How many liberals do you know support the bill and actually know what's in it? All they know is that Republicans oppose it, so it must be good. Here are some stances by the left.
Clinton bombing Iraq = Good
Bush bombing Iraq = Bad
Clinton having sex in the oval office = good
29 year old Rnold having sex with a black girl = terrible.
Clinton dodging the draft = Normal
Bush in the National Guard = despicable
Americans being hung and burned on bridges = no big deal
Americans torturing prisoners = atrocity
Cruz Bustamante saying the "N" word = accident
Trent Lott praising Jesse Helms = racist.
Serial killers = misunderstood
American Soldiers = War Criminals
We could go on but let's take a different approach. Let's pretend that President Bush had twin sons instead of daughters. Would anybody disagree that the left would have demanded that the Bush twins go to Afghanistan? If they did, does anybody believe that the liberals would have been satisfied with that? Of course not, the left then would have demand that the Bush twins go to Iraq, and just to make sure they twins didn't get special treatment, they would insist that the Bush twins fight in all the major battles. If the Bush twins lived, the left would then accuse them of being cowards. If they died in battle, then they would accuse the President of being so greedy for oil and so hungry for revenge that he willingly let his own children die. In the meantime, they would be joyous because the President would then know how all those families of soldiers felt.
And they wonder why they are on the outside looking in.