THE PROBLEM WITH CONSERVATIVES

Can y’all take a seat? ‘Cause some of us are done.

I am a liberal. That is who I am. The values that come with that are what shape my life.

What does that mean? Well, it means that I respect people’s views and opinions even when they differ from my own. What that doesn’t mean, however, is that I will justify your claustrophobic behaviour.

See, that is the problem with conservatives. You are so enslaved by your views that you cannot understand the difference between your views, your limited realities, and those of others.

You think that just because you don’t like the idea of two members of the same sex getting married, they should not get married. You think that just because you think smoking marijuana is bad for society, no one should indulge in it. You think that just because you believe that every pregnancy is the will of God, every woman should suck it up and carry on with it, whether she wants it or not.

How about we agree on this: what I smoke is my business

This is where liberals are better than conservatives. Not in their beliefs or values – because God knows we can overboard or even find fault in each other’s liberalism – but in how you want to shape everyone else’s lives to fit into your self-constructed box.

I will never understand how someone could ever assume – let alone believe! – that they have the right to tell someone else what they could or could not do. I mean, who do you think you are, seriously?

As a liberal, I don’t make other people’s lifestyle choices a mortal combat

More worryingly, however, is how closed some conservatives can be to other people’s views and how little empathy they can have for other people’s reality. Even when discussing things like abortion, the answer is always ‘no.’ It’s not even an: ‘I don’t agree but it’s a reality we need to discuss and address.’

What are you scared of? Changing your mind?

What do you think of Evelyn’s argument? Do conservatives really have a problem?

Are you a conservative who thinks otherwise? Let us know in the comments section below.