Monday, March 26, 2007

How Modern Liberals Think

"How Modern Liberals Think"

Evan Sayet


I urge you to hear the first 3 minutes
March 23, 2007

Marvelous essay on "how liberals think"

Greg Richards
On March 5, Evan Sayet, a new name to me but apparently a well-known conservative (!) figure in Hollywood, delivered the "speech of the century" (my characterization) at the Heritage Foundation.  It is available on YouTube here.  Don't miss it.  Before this speech, ignorance; after it, knowledge. (American Thinker)

27 comments:

Juice said...

Anonymous and Rodger, Thanks!!
I just finished watching in entirety
the link that was posted below. FABULOUS! And now I've discovered someone I'd never heard of who is a great mind and speaker. Gosh, that was great!

Rodger Schlong said...

I'll listen to this a number of times. The Q&A at the end is very worthwhile.

AnnoyedOne said...

Never heard of this guy but he's exactly right. I wonder if he figured it out for himself or learned it from other thinkers (e.g. Ayn Rand said this stuff over 50 years ago). Either way its nice to see someone have the balls to state the truth.

B....... said...

Made me cry - in a good way...thanks Rodger.

Rodger Schlong said...

He was heavily influenced by Allan Bloom

eros total said...

He's giving entirely too much credit to liberals by assuming they've thought it all out to the degree that he has. The true bottom line is that some people just don't get things the way others do. Some people, much of the world's population, in fact, actually like soccer. That doesn't make them wrong or evil, merely different. I find soccer almost fatally boring, but then I find professional sports in America an evil on the same insidious level as Hollywood liberalism.

No, he simply has overthought a very basic situation: that given a choice, people often make bad decisions and not a helluva lot can be done about that. Joe McCarthy thought he was a good, patriotic, dedicated American anti-Communist. It never occurred to him that he was a hypocrite, a bigot, a troublemaker, and a moron.

I'm sure that deep down inside, Fidel Castro genuinely believed that ousting a corrupt Batista government and redistributing the wealth of the elite would bring great prosperity to the Cuban people. That he could be wrong and that socialism doesn't work as well in practice as it does in theory never occurred to him.

In any given election, roughly 45% vote straight-ticket Republican and 45% vote straight-ticket Democrat. Why? Mostly because that's the way good ol' Dad, or Uncle Pete, or Aunt Mary always did. Elections at the national level are nothing more than popularity contests for multi-millionaires, and only rarely does a qualified, dedicated, genuine patriot even bother to run (Reagan comes to mind, of course), so more often than not the issue that decides where the undecided will vote is based on a sound byte, or a TV spot, or a major fuckup, or even the bumper sticker on the car of that sonofabitch that cut them off on the way to the polling place.

I'm married to a brilliant lady, great cook, wonderful mother and grandmother, marvelous housekeeper. But she likes shrimp, and crabs, and lobster, and squid, and I can't get the goddam things past my nose. She genuinely believes that America is going down the tubes because it is run by self-congratulatory, reward-driven, no-accountability, posturing, phony-smiling, backstabbing hypocrites, and to her it makes no difference if they're male, female, black, Latino, Democrat, Republican, Al-Gore-fake scientists, Hillary-Clinton-women's libbers, John-McCain RINOs, or Fred-Thompson-good-ol'-boys.

She's right about the people running things in this country, of course, but she's way off base with her affinity for crustaceans and other bottom-feeding bugs.

And there's no way I'll ever convince her to vote in ANY election, although I will continue to oppose narrow-minded, bleeding-heart, head-in-the-sand, holier-than-thou, Bush-bashing liberals every time I get the chance, because they've been given the appropriate data and stubbornly insist on leaping to the wrong conclusions on virtually every controversial issue in this nation.

Anonymous said...

wow

wow

so well said...

outstanding

thank you

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Rodger. Forwarding to my kids @ college who are fighting this nonsense with their professors & peers.

JMcD said...

Man! I am stunned! That's a hell of a mountain of truth piled up in such a small amount of time.I wish everyone COULD and WOULD have the opportunity to listen to this speech.If one can be said to take pleasure in hearing how dangerous our enemies are then I enjoyed every word from brilliant and insightful speaker.So glad he turned up here Rodger and I will positively spread this around as much as I possibly can...Again..I'm completely blown away by the clear wisdom.

Anonymous said...

liberals think???? Who knew?

TFV

Anonymous said...

I never realized Michael Douglas was such a deep thinker.

Seriously, though, this is SUPERB! An excellent analysis of the problems with the modern marxists.

Thanks, Anon & Rodger!!
--Jack

Anonymous said...

I've yet to hear a more prescient examination of the modern liberal mindset. One of your best posts ever. If schools are allowed to show liberal crap like "Farenheit 911" and "An Inconvenient Truth" to their students, they should also require those same students to watch and discuss this video. Mr. Sayet's reference to "Everything I Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten" as the blueprint of liberal thinking was the real money shot. You got me stoked now, Rodge. Fire up the B-52!

JP said...

Thank you Rodger!

eros, get your wife an absentee ballot. Tou can figure the rest out, and I agree with her on the ocean insects.

Juice said...

Rodger, have you read Allan Bloom?

Anonymous said...

Brilliant!

Casca

Jack Hamilton said...

Roger that is outstanding.
Eros since the fall of the Soviet Union we have discovered that guess what? McCarthy was right about just about everything he asserted and was basicly railroaded.Read the decrypted Verona Cables

Anonymous said...

Jackie baby, it's Venona, but I knew what you meant.

Casca

Anonymous said...

Thanks Rog, that was fantastic
MM

Anonymous said...

Applause to Evan Sayet. This speech was quite devasting. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I just finished watching the whole thing. I'd like to see this guy debate a libtard or three. Matter o' fact, I'm going to go looking for more on him now.

I'm surprised that politicstv.com has this on their website, since it appears to be a lefty-leaning site.

Thanks!
skh

Dr.Hardcrab said...

>>>

OMG. I don't know if I just listened to my new hero or not. That link just got forwarded to a lot of people.

I don't know whether to get pissed, cry, or use this as a call to arms...

>>>

Jim - PRS said...

Fabulous.

Jack Hamilton said...

I new it was Venona I read the book I do not know why the hell i put Verona. Must be the pain meds.

Anonymous said...

JACK Hamilton !

hell, the readers of C&S are so cool.

it would be fun seeing Mr. S, present a speech for the HF...

probably be just as impressive...

* wearing his underwear, helmet on his head, waving a shotgun, pointing to a plan to strike San Francisco...

Anonymous said...

DAMN! That guy has got it!!!!!!!Boazo

dwismar said...

Thanks, Rodger...what a wonderful summation of the leftist mindset and worldview.

MrJimm said...

Excellent! Does anyone know where I can find a transcript? Someone post a link, please!!

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