We are your moral and intellectual superiors – Deal with it!


Kirsten Powers To O’Reilly: Dems Less Tolerant Of Dissent Because They’re Used To Controlling The Media

Bill O’Reilly tonight highlighted findings that liberals on the internet tend to be less tolerant of opposing views than conservatives. Democrat Kirsten Powers agreed with this sentiment, relaying from her own personal experiences engaging with liberals and conservatives, surmising that the former tend to be less tolerant because they are used to controlling the media.

O’Reilly said the study finds liberals are far more sensitive about criticism, and a significant percentage of them have ended online relationships due to political differences. Powers explained that after getting out of her own “Democratic bubble,” she noticed that conservatives tend to be more open to hearing opposing viewpoints than liberals.

While I do agree that these days the left is far less tolerant of dissent than the right, I disagree as to the reason.

The problem with the left is that they are so convinced of their moral and intellectual superiority that anyone who disagrees with them is not only wrong but is also stupid, evil, or both. The demonizing and dismissal of dissent is not exactly conducive to debate and compromise.

Both sides have been guilty of this sin. It was just a decade ago that the right was equating dissent with treason and the support of terrorism. The only real difference between then and now is the right is no longer in power.

Right now the Republicans are clinging to the moral high ground because they have nothing else to cling to. If the terrorist attack in Benghazi had taken place four years earlier then yesterday you would have seen Condi Rice getting alternately grilled by Democrats and coddled by Republicans.

The reason we can see this is we no longer belong to either side. My journey has taken me from youthful idealism and optimism to tribeless cynical pessimism.

Sometimes I wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then.


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21 Responses to We are your moral and intellectual superiors – Deal with it!

  1. HELENK says:

    Iowa Hawk

    Modern media in a nutshell: NYTimes apologizes for misspelling name of FB player’s fake girlfriend http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/23/spo

  2. DandyTiger says:

    Honk, honk! Agree.

  3. sigh myiq2Xu—-I share your sentiments completely. Our ignorance was a kind of bliss. Now it is just disgust all the way around——-and that’s putting it mildly!!

  4. myiq2xu says:

  5. HELENK says:

    so tell me again why the elite that supported

    OWS = shitting in the street, vandalism, rape

    bills passed without being read, not understanding the laws on unintended consequence

    the shredding of the Constitution that made this country great

    that being politically correct is more important than being right

    are so much smarter than me and should tell me how to live my life

    • It occurs to me if a legislator is not going to read a bill before voting on it, the only other reason to be full time is to figure out how to avoid taking the blame for mistakes and omissions made in earlier decisions.

      They seem to work on CYA stuff 4 to 1 over law making.

  6. DeniseVB says:

    Huffington Post and Goldman Sachs teaming up ? Has OWS given them an Up Twinkles ?


  7. HELENK says:


    pretty good article . because you do not believe in big government does not mean acting alone

  8. votermom says:

    hashtag game

  9. Re: liberal intolerance. I blame it on being raised in one child households. They’ve never learned the need to share. “All the stuff is mine.”

  10. HELENK says:

    off topic


    It is not just drugs and illegal immigrants the can come through that border

  11. Lulu says:

    It is demonizing and dehumanizing the other. It is as old as time itself. The Persians, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans (were really good at it), as were the Israelites (who then had their turn being persecuted by the Romans) , Christians, Crusaders, Moors,Puritians, Nazis, and any other greedy assholes who wouldn’t leave others alone. They are always superior somehow, need everyone else’s stuff, and rationalize that are really just doing the ignorant unwashed a favor. They want other peoples land, property, culture and agitate, whine, steal and declare war in various forms. After several thousand years it is really getting old but it is the same damned thing over and over.

    • votermom says:

      Also, without an “other” to scapegoat, focus might fall onto their own failings.
      If the Dems can’t blame the GOP for the bad economy, the people might actually start blaming the Dems.

      • Lulu says:

        Part of it diversion from their own weaknesses, but a large part is rapacious thievery. They always claim to think they know how to use wealth, assets, treasure better than the current owners. The justification is their God’s law, their superior culture, their erudition or education but they always keep it for themselves after passing out crumbs to the suckers who believe and support them. The carbon tax credit scam is a textbook example after brainwashing for a couple of decades.

  12. driguana says:

    …and so, be on a path, not a side….that helps…

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