Liberals, Think Critically? Not Gonna Happen!
I was surfing the web the other day and ran across this article: "35 Hateful And Stupid Rush Limbaugh Quotes That Should Anger Everyone." One quote caught my attention: "If you feed them, if you feed the children, three square meals a day during the school year, how can you expect them to feed themselves in the summer? Wanton little waifs and serfs dependent on the State. Pure and simple." Limbaugh said that in December 2011.
Liberals find Limbaugh’s remark hateful and stupid. As Gomer Pyle used to say, “Shazam.” This attitude illustrates just how shallow, how superficial, how "un-critical" liberal thinking is. Liberals considered only Limbaugh’s words, while avoiding the message being conveyed. To see how depraved liberals are, consider this definition of critical thinking: “disciplined thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded, and informed by evidence.” Liberals are not clear, rational, or open-minded. They are certainly not disciplined. They purposely ignore any and all evidence that illustrates how incorrect they are. They looked only at the words Limbaugh used,
halted their “analysis” there. Liberals did not do any critical thinking.
Had the analysis gone any further, liberals would have seen that "Rush is right." Limbaugh was referring to the fact that we taxpayers feed the children during the school year, that the children are, indeed, dependent on the state, and the state cannot (for now) feed them during the summer months. His meaning was clearly that liberals make it possible for parents to shirk their responsibilities toward the children during the school year. Tell me, liberals, what is hateful about calling attention to shirking responsibility? Is there any evidence to show that parents accept responsibility and feed children during the summer months?
As these children grow up, they know of no other life, and vote to continue to allow parents to shirk responsibility.
Come on, liberals, cite any evidence that supports your contention that Limbaugh was speaking hatefully, was speaking anything but the truth. By failure to provide any evidence that supports your position, you liberals are making fools of yourselves. I know that the logic used here is far beyond most liberals, that they can’t possibly follow this argument. Liberals subscribe to the old saying, "If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, befuddle them with bulls***!"
Here is another "hateful" statement that Limbaugh made: "The only way to reduce the number of nuclear weapons is to use them." Of the quote, the article’s author said, "Rush Limbaugh, advocating for blowing up the world." Again, this illustrates that liberals avoid critical thinking. No discussion is ever offered of how this country can benefit, which was obviously Limbaugh’s meaning, from stopping people who want to kill us. I guess that, to liberals, being killed by enemy bullets (rather than stopping them) is the preferable way to die.
This is typical liberal “analysis.” They look only at the words, never consider how personally stupid they appear. They search only for phrases or sentences that they consider favorable to their agendas. Liberal readers of the words react exactly as desired, never pausing to think for themselves, to analyze what is actually being said. They react in a “knee-jerk” fashion.
Perhaps Limbaugh’s "problem" is that he assumes that liberals in his audience will critically think, that they will look beyond his words and perceive his message, his meaning, examine (rather than ignore) evidence. Liberals
automatically consider anything Limbaugh says as hateful and stupid. We conservatives think about what Limbaugh says, but liberals (on purpose?) don’t.
Here is another article I found while surfing, "50 Liberal Quotes Which Americans Should Remember,"
- "I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil." – Robert Kennedy A liberal offered this quote, but offered not one word about the causes of plenty and poverty. But that would have necessitated critical thinking.
- "A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom." – Martin Luther King, Jr. Not one word about personal responsibility, or the fact that if we ceased spending money on military defense (we currently spend more on social uplift), we will not have a nation, spiritual or otherwise. Nor were identified the social uplift programs our enemies will continue.
- "It was once said that the moral test of Government is how that Government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped." – Hubert H. Humphrey Not one word about how liberals support and demand abortions, about the ever rising cost of ObamaCare and the resulting scarcity of healthcare availability, or about how welfare programs, evidence shows, keep people in poverty.
- "Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration." – Abraham Lincoln I’m surprised Lincoln’s “fruit of labor” comment was included, because there is no mention that capital is the direct result of labor, that capital results from disciplined saving.
These quotes were proudly presented by a liberal. It illustrates how liberals choose to focus on words rather than on evidence, on actual deeds.
Regarding "critical thinking," Rick Shenkman, in 2008, observed that the American public is "… willing to accept government positions and policies even though a moderate amount of critical thought suggested they were bad for the country" [emphasis mine] and "… were readily swayed by stereotyping, simplistic
solutions, irrational fears, and public relations babble." Liberals have dumbed-down public school curricula (in the name of “feel good”) to the point where analysis of evidence and critical thinking are no longer possible by those “educated” in public schools. They have created a nation of "mind-numbed robots" that vote liberal every chance they get. They give no thought to the future.
They’re not called "knee-jerk liberals"
for no reason!
But that’s just my opinion.
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