1) They are intellectual snob hypocrites.
Ever hear this one from a Liberal – “This is how you’re supposed to argue…”?
I really don’t give a shit how someone chooses to argue with me. It’s their choice, and if they’re using weak arguments in order to make their point (straw man, ad hominem, etc.) then it will usually just be “Thanks, but I still think you’re wrong” and life will go on from there. I certainly won’t sit there and start lecturing them on the “rules” of arguing – and I certainly won’t devote entire blog posts to it like FSL’s do – because quite frankly as opinionated as I may be, I’m nowhere near that much of a snob or a dictator.
And here’s the irony/hypocrisy: Fair Share Liberals apparently hate being told what to do by people who have more power than they do (which, btw, is basically everybody because FSL’s are so fucking weak and powerless as it stands.) They hate being told what they should believe in (“God”), what language they should use (“that’s not lady-like”), and how they should think (“embrace Capitalism!”) yet this is exactly the same shit they push on everybody else.
2) They constantly read shit, watch shit, and pretend to care about shit that has basically nothing to do with them.
“You should read this research on poverty in America”. And why is that, exactly? Because you’re poor? Because you want money from me? Funny enough, the answer to the first question is always “no” and the second is almost a resounding “yes”. “We have a problem with poverty in America!” No – YOU have a problem with poverty in America. The people I care about and can actually have a real part in helping are keeping fed and clothed and housed just fine. If the people you care about aren’t being fed or clothed or housed, then maybe you should go out there and make more money (or teach them how to) so you can take care of YOUR problem.
The Ferguson shooting as another example. The FSL’s and their white asses in their middle-class (likely Canadian) houses are somehow “Disgusted!” and “Outraged!” by the so-called “injustice” that happened down in Ferguson. They’ll quote a bunch of studies on racial injustice (a bunch of which are bullshit, btw) and tell you to read, read, read so you can be just as “enlightened” and educated as they are, and hopefully jump into their pond of misery with them.
Sure. Tell me first, though, what their connection is to some place they’ve never been to in the US, with people they aren’t and for certain do not know, and 364 days of the year don’t care or ever think about? Then tell me what some FSL reading an article will do to actually help these people that they so pretend to care about? I can tell you right now – ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. This, however, is what FSL’s consider to be “effort” and “fighting” as so-called “justice warriors”. It’s a joke, and not only is it a joke, it’s also fake which brings me to the third thing that disgusts me about FSLs…
3) What they truly know deep down inside, they’ll never admit. Deep down they know that their self-declared “intellectual superiority” or “superior morality” has done nothing to actually get them anywhere or truly help anyone, but they’ll never admit it. On the surface they pretend to hate capitalism, hate child labor and bonded labor, hate corporations, and hate market forces, but deep down they love their iPhones and computers and cars and clothes being so affordable. On the surface they’ll hate the police and enjoy calling them racists, bullies, whatever, but deep down they’re the first they’ll call on to rescue them because FSL’s also know deep down that they’re totally incapable of defending themselves or their own families and are absolutely useless in a fight. In their world, because of their beliefs, it’s somehow OK that the violent criminal will always succeed because to them, and they’ll let themselves be victimized only to have further proof of “The Patriarchy”, “White Privilege”, “The Evils of Capitalism”, or some other bullshit that keeps them looking at their own failures.
And while they’ll be shouting their heads off about “White Priviledge” or “Racism” (again, their version of activism), deep down they’ll never admit that they have zero interest whatsoever in going to the newest Tyler Perry movie at theaters and they’ll never admit that women love guys as leading men just as much as guys do. And lastly, on the surface they can pretend to hate America all they want, but deep down they know that the world would be a far worse off place if America didn’t exist, or didn’t protect them, or didn’t provide their little creature comforts and cool things like cars, iPhones, the Internet, Netflix, space exploration, etc. that have all come out of the great country that it is, and they won’t ever admit that for as much as any country’s military can do and has done bad things, America’s by far is the most law-abiding and honorable set against the intensity of conflicts they’ve been in.
4) FSL’s want the rest of us to rid them of their misery because in their loser worlds they somehow can’t do this on their own. Someone else needs to stop doing what they’re doing, or the rich need to give them money, or we all need to read what they read, or we all need to start striving for and living life at their level of moral and intellectual superiority.
t If all they wanted was their own mediocrity that would be enough, but on this point here’s what they don’t understand: I’m only upper middle-class myself, but most accounts and I have many friends and family who are easily middle class and some who are even struggling a bit financially for the time being. We are all happy, however. None of us need the bullshit misery in our lives that FSL’s are constantly whining and blogging about and trying to perpetuate because it serves no real purpose, and none of us expect another person somewhere to do anything in order to make us happy or to appease our own guilt.
FSL’s would argue that this attitude is ignorant, selfish, or whatever – that the rest of us somehow live lives of “ignorant bliss”, but I wholeheartedly disagree. Do any of us NOT know that there’s evil going on in the world? Of course we do. We know it’s out there. Some of us even have been victims oursevlves of the many things FSL’s complain about. There’s a difference, however: if it’s not within our control and if it doesn’t affect our immediate lives, then we don’t keep it on our radar screens because it serves no purpose having it there – NONE AT ALL.
We don’t need to use some far-off, boo-hoo or manufactured cause out there to meet our own Significance or Connection needs. I feel important not because of what I whine about or how much I whine, but because of what I provide to both myself and the people close to me on a daily basis and I work daily to improve my ability and capacity to do so. That’s how the rest of us meet our Significance needs and feel important in the world. We may even choose to meet our Contribution need by helping to fight some of this injustice, but we know that you absolutely CAN’T be effective at this with a loser mentality or through believing yourself a perpetual victim. This is a huge difference between us and FSL’s, and even regular Liberals and FSL’s – FSL’s are convinced that they need to be losers in order to win and apart from being utterly ridiculous, it’s completely untrue. Is Suey Chow “winning”? Did John Lennon “win”? Did “hating success” get Kurt Kobain anywhere? How’s the whole victimhood thing working for Al Sharpton – at least for the people he says he stands up for? Are any of them getting rich while he is? You can’t be a “giver” or a “provider” when you are a loser and a victim – it just doesn’t work.
As as for Connection, I don’t choose my friends based upon who’s easiest to commiserate with, either. I choose them (and they choose me) based upon the laughter, joy, challenge, insight, and overall positivity that they add whether it’s online friendships or offline. In the meantime we respect each other for our self-reliance and ability to build something (in whatever capacity in our lives) rather than trying to tear down what others have which is what FSL’s obsessively try and do. Take a look at FSL’s friendships online – the best ones are those where there’s total admiration for how equal their whining or crying is on any particular subject, or by how many *sighs* and *there there now*’s they offer their fellow loser under a blog post.
Under the Obama Administration it was beginning to look like the FSL’s would have yet more days in the sun, but thankfully it appears as though that’s now changing. That doesn’t by itself make me hopeful for what the next elections bring – I think the sanctimonious plutocrat demagogues on the right are a bunch of loons, too – but hopefully at the very least we can get back to being a nation of winners rather than losers like we have been these past 6 years.