Thursday, November 04, 2010

One Big Difference In a Liberal Versus a Conservative

There are many differences in a liberal thinking people and the rest of us. I have been thinking about one major difference that seems to widen the gap between the two sides greatly. This is it..

A liberal has one major theme in their life above all the rest: There is nothing really worth dying for.

In the movie Open Range there is an exchange between Charley Waite (Kevin Costner) and one of the town's people in the movie. It goes like this..
Mack: Shame what this town's come to.
Charley Waite: You could do something about it.
Mack: What? We're freighters. Ralph here's a shopkeeper.
Charley Waite: You're men, ain't you?
Mack: I didn't raise my boys just to see 'em killed.
Charley Waite: Well you may not know this, but there's things that gnaw at a man worse than dying.

That last line is one of the things that define a conservative, a Christian, or anyone that believes that this life is more than just an accident. There are things that gnaw at a man worse than dying. Fighting for freedom. Standing in the gap for Christ. Preserving life itself. Who we are in this life echoes in eternity.

But the liberal doesn't generally believe in eternity. And if they do, they seem to believe that whoever it is that holds the keys to eternity has turned a blind eye to what we are and what we do in this life. So why not live it up, drink, and be merry. If you die, you're dead.

Well I think they are wrong. But I think it gets us another step closer to understanding why they rage at the right so much. Morals are chains to them, and they only have this one chance to live life to the fullest, so instead they will do whatever it takes to put religion, and morals, and God in chains. That way they never have to worry about their conscience. Tragic.


LT Dan said...

I am a liberal. I served 30 years in the military as a reservist because I believe some things are worth dying for.

Your comment may not get much response because it is so obviously wrong and stupid.

It is sad that so many people eat the fertilizer that right wing commentators feed them daily and then spew it out all over themselves. You obviously don't want to do the hard work of thinking for yourself.

Aaroncoal said...

Well then you are the exception to the rule my friend.. and trust me, there are very few of you.
I never understand the idea that somehow you are "thinking for yourself" and we aren't.. I was a conservative long before I ever knew who Rush Limbaugh was, we all know that's who you are referring to. It's almost like you can't attack us without bringing talk radio into it.. wait does that mean you can't think for yourself? Yep, under your standards anyway.

But I do thank you for serving the country.. Much appreciated!