The Big White Lie

Andrew Clavan has written an article that I agree with 100%. It articulates everything that is wrong with leftism.

[quote]The thing I like best about being a conservative is that I don?t have to lie. I don?t have to pretend that men and women are the same. I don?t have to declare that failed or oppressive cultures are as good as mine. I don?t have to say that everyone?s special or that the rich cause poverty or that all religions are a path to God. I don?t have to claim that a bad writer like Alice Walker is a good one or that a good writer like Toni Morrison is a great one. I don?t have to pretend that Islam means peace.

Of course, like everything, this candor has its price. A politics that depends on honesty will be, by nature, often impolite. Good manners and hypocrisy are intimately intertwined, and so conservatives, with their gimlet-eyed view of the world, are always susceptible to charges of incivility. It?s not really nice, you know, to describe things as they are.

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