Thomas Sowell’s explanation for why people are “liberals”:
"The vision of the left is not just a vision of the world. For many, it is also a vision of themselves - a very flattering vision of people trying to save the planet, rescue the exploited, create “social justice” and otherwise be on the side of the angels.
This is an exalting vision that few are ready to give up, or to risk on a roll of the dice, which is what submitting it to the test of factual evidence amounts to.
Maybe that is why there are so many fact-free arguments on the left, whether on gun control, minimum wages or innumerable other issues - and why they react so viscerally to those who challenge their vision."THIS IS THE REASON SO MANY BLEEDING HEART LIBS'N LEFTIES WANT TO TAKE IN AS MANY SO CALLED SYRIAN REFUGEES AS WANT TO COME HERE:
ADVOCATING IT MAKES THEM FEEL GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES.
THE PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS ARE IRRELEVANT TO THEM:
NATIONAL SECURITY IS IRRELEVANT; EVEN THE FACT THAT INCREASING AID TO THE CAMPS AND KEEPING THEM IN THE REGION IS MORE COST EFFECTIVE AND HELPS MORE REFUGEES IS IRRELEVANT TO THEM.
THEY WANT TO SUPPORT THINGS THAT MAKE THEM FEEL FOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES.
HOW WELL THEY HELP THE PROBLEM - WITHOUT UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES - IS IRRELEVANT.
SOWELL EXPLAINS IT TO CHARLIE ROSE HERE.
HIS BOOK ABOUT IT CAN BE BOUGHT HERE.