Why Does Liberalism Have “Favored Groups”?

Two recent developments in the news brought into focus the issue of liberalism and favored demographic groups. One was the not unexpected reaction of Hillary Clinton and others on the left to the Brussels airport attack by ISIS-linked Islamic terrorists. They were less oriented to considering how to respond to the terrorists and protect innocent civilians from more attacks than to cautioning against anti-Moslem rhetoric. This was in character for an American and, more broadly, secular Western left that in recent years seems to have made Islam its favored religion. The other news item was about the continuing turmoil in public schools in St. Paul, Minnesota, resulting from new policies aiming to avoid a disproportionate number of disciplinary actions against minority students. This, in turn, followed both from the school district’s trying to inculcate into its employees that they have to counteract “white privilege” and pressure from the Obama administration to reduce the disparities in school disciplinary sanctions—even if minority students commit the most infractions. The turmoil, by the way, has included wanton classroom disruption and physical assaults on teachers.

  • Will Quest

    Regressive- “progressives ” instinctively genuflect at their pagan altars of candles, flowers & stuffed toys , humming – ” Imagine there’s no country…..” a desperate attempt to sooth their assaulted/battered/savaged collective souls . Baying at their heathen gawds of the holy-multi-culturalism and the naïve/absurd sacrosanctness of absolute moral/cultural relativism. So obsessive is this fixation, they will attack anyone who dares challenge their received wisdom . It is little wonder that the most benevolent, the most merciful, the most magnificent of ideologies treat these feral polytheists imbeciles with such contempt and disdain . One most remember of all spiritual manifestations the religion-of-peace abhors the most, polytheism/atheism is number one, it has to be eradicated and replaced with the glorious sharia by all and any means .

  • lolwut?

    The answer is simple.

    Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for radicals” using criminals and other riff raff as weapons against the west and having some bizarre fantasy that once the west is defeated
    that these same groups will happily share power when it’s all over.

    • Alain


  • Kim Hanson

    Progressives (aka Regressives) not liberals.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

  • bargogx1

    It’s the inevitable result of collectivism.

  • Waffle

    Here’s a song for Ms. Progressive:

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Because they’re fascists and fascism does not deal with individuals but instead with “fascio” or “bundles”, groups. That’s why.

  • moraywatson

    “Liberalism” depends on breaking populations down into groups that are then viewed as being completely homogeneous, as they are thus defined. Therefore ALL conservatives are like “X”; all homosexuals are like “Y”. Until some are like “Z”, and then a new group definition is required.
    If you are within a favoured group you get favours bestowed upon you. In return you give blow jobs to the governing elite. If you dissent, you are ostracized. If you do not fit the definition properly you are expelled. (eg a black conservative is no longer really black. Or ISIS is not really islamic.)
    Power and influence comes to those who are successful in defining and creating ever more groups upon which to bestow favour, and from which to draw money and power. Liberalism, begets progressivism, begets socialism, begets fascism. Begets islam.