I just finished Evan Sayet's book, KinderGarden of Eden: How the Modern Liberal Thinks. The insight he has into the Liberal mind is astonishing. And I think there's no denying that he's right.
He explains why Modern Liberals* are always wrong, and their penchant for always defending the indefensible.
Every. Damned. Time.
Seriously. Think about it.
Liberals are always wrong. ALWAYS. They're never even right by accident or by chance...they defy the law of averages. They are ALWAYS on the wrong side of any argument.
In fact, you can literally (and safely) bet your life that they'll stand with, support and fight for:
the worst against the best,
the unsuccessful against the successful,
the unproductive against the productive,
the wasteful against the frugal,
the corrupt against the righteous,
the ugly against the beautiful,
the vulgar against the sublime,
the evil against the good,
the hateful against the loving,
the irresponsible against the responsible,
the violent against the peaceful,
the indecent against the decent,
the godless against the religious
the lazy against the industrious
the taker against the maker
the destroyer against the creator
the villain against the innocent
the criminal against the victim
the stupid against the intelligent
the ignorant against the learned
the dangerous against the safe
the foolish against the wise
And somehow, they believe** that in doing so, they are creating Utopia. And if we would only get out of the way they could make it happen faster, so all of humanity could live in happiness and harmony in this "perfect" world of their making. (Here's an article Sayet wrote in 2011 describing what that might look like!)
And they become infuriated when we demur.
These people are not just wrong. They are emotionally and intellectually retarded, infantile, and stupid. They are actually mentally ill.
And Evan Sayet explains it beautifully.
*Sayet calls Progressives and Liberals "Modern Liberals" to distinguish them from what we think of as "Classical Liberals".
**Now, you'll notice it did not credit them with "thinking" this...just "believing" it. Thinking has no place in their world, world-view, or Utopia.