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Tuesday, August 12, 2003  

Naivete and narcissism: What makes a liberal

At the heart of liberalism is the naive belief that people are basically good. As a result of this belief, liberals rarely blame people for the evil they do. Instead, they blame economics, parents, capitalism, racism, and anything else that can let the individual off the hook.

I found it hard not to laugh as I read this one. On the one hand, I think he’s right, and on the other hand, I think he’s correct.

via FARK->townhall.com

posted by Chimera | 10:01 AM

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