Someday a great philosophical Einstein may emerge to explain the Liberal mind. The most puzzling dichotomy is the generosity and tolerance Liberal thinkers show toward all manner of human failings and yet are “utterly intolerance of any creed, belief or opinion that differs from their own.” Cheat on your wife in a White House closet and lie about it under oath and it is overlooked. Say you don’t believe in homosexual marriage and they try to destroy you and put you out of business. Excuse the one who actually commits an egregious act; punish the one who simply holds a different belief. How do you explain that?
Demonstrate dressed up to look like giant vaginas to make some vague protest and claim the moral high ground. How do you explain that?
Argue against extremism in the Christian religion then elect Muslim Congressmen to office with ties to anti-American terrorism. How do you explain that?
Complain about how poor our education system is and then support tenure for public school teachers, support policies that undermine the teacher’s ability to maintain discipline in class and support a teacher’s union that cares no more about the product its members produce than does the auto-worker’s union. How do you explain that? As a matter of fact, I think you can explain that. Greed and power seeking on the part of union leadership, ignorance on the part of the general public, and a little bit of both among some of the teachers.
Nevertheless, neither hypocrisy, greed or ignorance explain the other dichotomies — well, perhaps ignorance.