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The style of a [[liberal]] often includes these characteristics:
 
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#like to use the phrase "reflects poorly on the site" when talking about the liberal articles on Conservapedia <ref>do a search on [[Special:Search|"reflects poorly"]]</ref>
 
#like to use the phrase "reflects poorly on the site" when talking about the liberal articles on Conservapedia <ref>do a search on [[Special:Search|"reflects poorly"]]</ref>
 
#uses the term "controversial" to describe what he opposes (e.g., [[classroom prayer]]), but not to describe what he supports (e.g., [[theory of evolution]])
 
#uses the term "controversial" to describe what he opposes (e.g., [[classroom prayer]]), but not to describe what he supports (e.g., [[theory of evolution]])

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Examples of Liberal Style

The style of a liberal often includes these characteristics:

  1. demands answers to questions, but after receiving answers then the liberal himself tries to avoid answering similar questions[1]
  2. refuses to admit the truth in debate, even if a conservative compromises in a conciliatory manner
  3. like to use the phrase "reflects poorly on the site" when talking about the liberal articles on Conservapedia [2]
  4. uses the term "controversial" to describe what he opposes (e.g., classroom prayer), but not to describe what he supports (e.g., theory of evolution)
  5. a lack of originality and a predominance of copying and imitating
  6. virtually never criticize hateful comments or behavior by a fellow liberal
  7. obsession with the media, and even the few conservatives in the media
  8. like to use the phrase "Silence Speaks Volumes" [9] [10] [11]
  9. call something disliked a "conspiracy theory," but don't use that term against wacky liberal theories like global warming
  10. respond with "sigh" when presented with repeated examples of harm caused by liberal culture, yet persist in denying the harm despite overwhelming evidence
  11. thinking in terms of what someone likes or doesn't like, or has or doesn't have, or belongs or doesn't belong
  12. declaring that one is insulted as a response to an argument[3]
  13. unjustified claims of expertise, authority or knowledge
  14. insistence on talking more and having the last word in a discussion or debate, or last wordism
  15. attempting to portray conservatives as callous or uncaring; bait them into making insensitive remarks; falsely describing them as angry
  16. calling others "extremist" or "racist"
  17. an obsession with and exaggeration of artificial scarcity, such as wealth, rather than focusing on creating more
  18. ignoring or failing to recognize abstract concepts and denying obvious correlations between liberal beliefs and destructive behavior
  19. deny the obvious and embrace the implausible; see examples of liberal denial
  20. attempting to appear smarter than others, when often the opposite is true
  21. attempting to appear more reasonable than others, when often the opposite is true
  22. overreliance on hearsay, such as the false claim that most support evolution
  23. unjustified praise of atheists and other liberals as "geniuses", despite little achievement
  24. denial of accountability
  25. believing that bureaucratic honors or appointments are meaningful achievements, as fights over political office
  26. insisting on a mindless equality, as in "if you have an entry for Beethoven, then you must allow entries for vulgar rap artists!"
  27. concealing one's liberal views rather than admitting them
  28. calling conservative free speech "hate" speech [4]
  29. calling conservative humor "unprofessional and meaningless, and degrades the quality of your encyclopedia." [5]
  30. pretending to know more than he does; Isaac Newton admitted that he knew almost nothing, yet a liberal rarely admits that and often pretends to know more than he does
  31. resistance to quantifying things, such as liberal bias or openmindedness
  32. preference for obscenity and profanity[6]
  33. over-reliance on mockery [7] [8] [9] [10] [11]
  34. over-reliance on accusations of hypocrisy [12]
  35. hostility to faith
  36. insistence on censoring certain speech, such as a description of The Flood or even teaching children about a massive flood, despite its acceptance by a majority of Americans
  37. believing that the education of children is for liberals to control
  38. believing that conservatives will fail, and refusing to accept when they succeed, as when George W. Bush won in 2000
  39. reluctance to admit that anything is morally wrong
  40. bullying conservatives who disagree with liberal views
  41. draw an analogy between opponents and racists, no matter how illogical
  42. claim that science supports their position, and ignore any evidence that shows their position to be false
  43. often declare that an adversary should be "ashamed of himself," while rarely saying that about a supportive co-liberal (such as Ted Kennedy)[13] [14]
  44. willing to give away everything held dear by the majority to avoid serious conflict (such liberals who wish to pull our troops out of Iraq, and embolden the terrorists).
  45. using hyperbole instead of fact-based logic in an attempt to tug at people's emotions rather than appealing to their sense of reason.[15]
  46. often long-winded and verbose, and in debates liberals often consume more than their fair share of the alloted time, leaving less time for the other side.
  47. attempting to control the rules of evidence used in a debate. For example, claiming that Young Earth Creationism is false, and then refusing to allow supporting evidence by claiming that the scientists are religiously motivated.
  48. attempting to control the definitions of words through political correctness. For example, referring to Israel as "occupied territories" or suggesting that Al-Qaeda terrorists in Iraq are not part of Al-Qaeda.
  49. Dismissing legitimate criticism as "a joke" [16]
  50. Denying something widely known to be true but difficult to prove, such as observing that men are far more likely to work in gas stations than women.
  51. Will often deny being a liberal, or will claim to be a "true conservative", while spouting liberal and democratic talking points and criticizing basic conservative beliefs and principles.
  52. using non sequiturs in argument, such as responding to the point above that liberals over-rely on accusations of hypocrisy by citing an example of conservatives' observing liberal hypocrisy. But their example does not help their argument. Quite the contrary, use of that example tends to prove that liberals do over-rely on accusations of hypocrisy (relativism). Think about that.
  53. selectively citing the Bible when convenient, even though they hold much of it in disdain.
  54. silly demands for apologies.[17]
  55. can't understand the difference between identity (e.g., color of one's skin), perspective (e.g., Judeo-Christian) and bias (e.g., Bias in Wikipedia).
  56. inability or unwillingness to differentiate between genuine conservative arguments and parodies of conservative arguments.
  57. "Contrariness is creativity to the untalented" - Dennis Miller's general observation about liberal behavior.
  58. calling the use of the term liberal when used in a derogatory context "stupid"[18]
  59. denial that people can grow out of a liberal viewpoint, such as atheism

References

  1. See, e.g., the stunt pulled by Clarence Darrow in the Scopes Trial.
  2. do a search on "reflects poorly"
  3. "One of Hillary Rodham Clinton's most prominent black supporters [Bob Johnson] said Sunday he was insulted by the characterization by rival Barack Obama's presidential campaign of her remarks about the civil rights movement." [1]
  4. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Conservapedia_talk:Deletion_Policy&rcid=279869 Before the article was deleted, it said "New page: American Taliban You site is nothing but a Democratic hate site".
  5. --Tmcfulton 17:36, 13 November 2007 (EST) [2]
  6. When It Comes to Profanity, the Left Can't Help Itself by Matthew Sheffield at NewsBusters
  7. Your use of the first amendment sounds like liberal logic. Careful, you're on thin ice trying to utilize that amendment. The only amendment that counts is the second. For the rest of the Constitution, just refer to the Ten Commandments for everything you need to know. --Jdellaro 14:18, 20 February 2008 (EST) [3]
  8. "adolescent berating of Liberals" Graham 07:47, 23 September 2007 (EDT) [4]
  9. "I would appreciate a little less paranoia Graham 09:07, 23 September 2007 (EDT) [5]
  10. "IN fact, this should be regarded as 'idiot's style'" Graham 08:26, 23 September 2007 (EDT) [6]
  11. "The toilets overflowed at school today...if only the liberals had allowed religion in school, this never would have happened." BillOhannity on October 1, 2007
  12. God and the Presidential Election, Bill O'Reilly, Human Events, December 29, 2007
  13. http://www.conservapedia.com/Talk:Main_Page#I.27m_Done Porthos on 27 September 2007
  14. [7] RidiculouslyLiberal, November 3, 2007
  15. Anti-evolution teachings gain foothold in U.S. schools
  16. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk:Essay:Liberal_Style&oldid=266960]
  17. Senate Condemns "General Betray Us" Ad
  18. "Stop candying Liberal around like that... It just looks stupid." Graham 19:55, 22 September 2007 (EDT) [8]